Thursday, April 24 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:36:25 GMT
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan. The board voted to sell $25 million worth of bonds this afternoon,More >>
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan.More >>
SUGAR CREEK, MO (KCTV) -
A Sugar Creek woman says she is willing to go to jail over her recycling project.
Toni Shelton, who prefers to be called Toni Bones, has repainted old tires and turned them into planters.
"I was just really interested in recycling and I'm really big on self-sufficiency," she said.
But others consider the tires trash that could attract mosquitos and create other issues. So municipal leaders issued her a warning.
"They just said they needed to go," Shelton said. "I told them I was going to be using them for planters in the spring and they informed me it wasn't allowed."
Sugar Creek Chief Herb Soule said the city's concerns was the number of tires.
"We'd asked her to put them somewhere else because there were quite a number of them," Soule said."We try to keep people from accumulating tires because they retain water and they attract mosquitos. They detract from property values in the neighborhood too."
When Shelton refused to comply, the city issued her a citation. Citing her principles, she is refusing to pay the fine and is willing to go to jail over the issue.
However, she has moved a majority of the old tires and is storing some of the tires inside an old truck. Still she said she won't get rid of all the tires because she said it would send the wrong message to her children.
"I don't want my kids to see me back down and not follow my heart," she explained.
The case will be heard in municipal court in Sugar Creek next week. Soule says as of right now that the woman's property is not in violation of any municipal codes.
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Thursday, April 24 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:50:03 GMT
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.That report prompted Marion County commissioners to scheduleMore >>
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.More >>
A pedestrian explains to KSLA News 12 the temptation to avoid a busy Shreveport crosswalk and instead use a popular shortcut, used dozens of times a day. But, that's exactly the spot that turned into a tragic accident on Thursday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:28:26 GMT
Pranks can be mean-spirited and cruel. Not this one. Parents of this youngster have decided to make his childhood just a little more magical. Take a look. Please feel free to try and trick your childrenMore >>
Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response.More >>
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