Utah soccer referee punched by player dies

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — A Utah soccer referee who slipped into a coma after being punched by a teenage player during a game a week ago died Saturday night, police said. Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following an assault, Unified police spokesman Justin […]

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Camera Shop Fined $60K for Selling Gun-Shaped Lighters

US Camera & Computers is fighting a $60,000 fine for selling gun-shaped lighters in its New York City store. According to a lawsuit filed against the city, US Camera & Computers claims that New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs was “arbitrary and capricious” when it issued the fine in 2011. Per the New York […]

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Social Security comes after man for $895 overpayment they made to his mom

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Imagine if your parent received an over-payment from the government but decades later, the government took the money out of your tax return. Gilbert Stokes, 60, of Jacksonville, said it happened to him. “I’m angry,” Stokes said Wednesday morning. Stokes felt the same way when he received a letter from the Social […]

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Chinese police bust million-dollar rat-meat ring

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police have broken a crime ring that passed off more than $1 million in rat and small mammal meat as mutton, authorities said, in a food safety crackdown that coincides with a bird flu outbreak and other environmental pressures.               Authorities have arrested 904 suspects since the end of January for […]

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Benefit for Rosa Mae Richard

A Benefit for Rosa Mae Richard to pay funeral costs is Saturday, May 4th from Noon until 4PM at the Woodman of the World Hall on Eastern Avenue in Crowley. They will have a cake bingo, auction, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. They’ll also have pork & sausage jambalaya dinners, brownies and cold drinks. For […]

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