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Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — After last year's deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs ... (full story)


Longtime Akron attorney honored for pro bono service

It’s been about four years since Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs attorney Bill Dowling first approached Barberton Municipal Court judges David Fish and Todd McKenney, along with other municipal court judges, to discuss the legal needs of Summit County residents and how Akron Bar Association lawyers looking to provide pro ... (full story)


Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit said they would file a criminal complaint against the owners after the remains of 10 fetuses and one infant were found hidden in a former funeral home that had lost its license when decomposing embalmed bodies were found there earlier this year.
A criminal complaint will be opened against th ... (full story)


Nutty wafers, razors and snack mix: Inside a jail commissary

COLUMBUS (AP) — Vicki Volpe walked through the smallish room at the Franklin County Corrections Center that serves as the jail commissary, past the small packets of grape jelly and pickled jalapenos, toward the cough drops, shampoo and playing cards, in two colors.
Shelves and tables were stuffed with legal pads, bagels, co ... (full story)


How colleges respond to sex misconduct cases from the past

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges seeing an increase in sexual misconduct complaints from years in the past have taken varying approaches in their responses.
Federal rules require colleges to respond if there's a "hostile environment" on campus, but if there's no longer a threat, schools can decide on their own how deeply to ... (full story)