Friday, June 13, 2014
By Alex Goldman
Last year, 29-year-old Jon Daniel created @peoriamayor, a twitter account that parodied Mayor Jim Ardis as a foul-mouthed, booze swilling, drug taking buffoon with a predilection for prostitutes. It was a sloppily written, immature joke, featuring tweets like "...Who stole my crackpipe?" and "If you don't like Peoria and u wanna sit here and bitch about den leave." Daniel says it was meant as a joke for his friends.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Director Bryan Singer has a new X-Men movie out soon, but the probable blockbuster will now be marred by controversy. Last week, a man sued Singer, alleging that the director and other men repeatedly assaulted him as a teenager.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
An Essex County Superior Court Judge in New Jersey has temporarily stalled efforts by the Montclair Board of Education to identify the person who leaked more than a dozen school tests days before students were scheduled to take them.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011
By Ailsa Chang
Spring is just around the corner, but the fallout from the city's sluggish response to last December's blizzard may be just beginning.
Friday, October 29, 2010
A New York judge ruled that a four year old girl can be sued for negligence. In April 2009, four year old Juliet Breitman was riding her bike with a friend on a Manhattan sidewalk when she ran down an 87 year old woman named Claire Menagh, who fell and broke her hip. Menagh died several months later of unrelated causes. Justice Paul Wooten of State Supreme Court in Manhattan did not find Juliet liable, but ruled to allow the lawsuit to move forward. Alan Feuer has been following the story for The New York Times.
[CORRECTION: an earlier edition of this story said that Menagh "later died of the injuries she sustained." According to the Times, Menagh's death came months later and of causes unrelated to injuries from the accident. -Eds.]