A group of armed militia members identifying themselves with "The Oath Keepers" was arrested Thursday night for allegedly violating Bay County's mandatory curfew put in place after Hurricane Michael, according to official reports.
Two Harris County judges accounted for more than one-fifth of all children sent to the state's juvenile prisons last year, driving up the county's Texas Juvenile Justice Department commitments even as those figures fall in the rest of the state. The two courts -- overseen by Judges Glenn Devlin and John Phillips -- not only sent more teens to juvenile prison, but they also sent them younger and for less-serious offenses than the county's third juvenile court, where Judge Mike Schneider presides. And, from all three courts, the kids sent to state lockups were almost all -- about 96 percent -- children of color. read more
The remains of 63 infants or fetuses were found at a funeral home in Detroit on Friday, the Detroit Police Department said. The discovery came amid an expanding investigation, one week after authorities found the decomposed remains of 11 infants or fetuses at another -- apparently unrelated -- funeral home in Detroit. The discoveries have raised concerns about the handling and disposal of human remains by the city's funeral homes, especially in cases of stillbirth. On Friday, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs found "heinous conditions and negligent conduct" at the Perry Funeral Home. State authorities said on Saturday that they removed 37 remains from boxes and 26 from a freezer. Some of the human remains there were found to be years old.
The Kentucky senator was heckled Friday night at the popular Cuban restaurant on Bardstown Road. At one point, a man took McConnell's to-go box off the table, opened the door to Bardstown Road and dumped the food on the sidewalk, according to Casey Leek, who saw the encounter while dining at the restaurant Friday night. A video acquired by TMZ posted Saturday morning shows a man yelling at the senator and his wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.
Government officials in an east Georgia county told about 40 African-American senior citizens to get off a bus taking them to vote Monday, leading to complaints of voter suppression. The bus, run by the group Black Voters Matter, was preparing to depart from a senior center operated by Jefferson County when the center's director said they needed to disembark, said LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter.