Friday, March 7 2014 3:47 PM EST2014-03-07 20:47:02 GMT
Eleven people have been charged with federal crimes involving trafficking of methamphetamine in Hempstead and Howard counties.More >>
On Friday, a federal magistrate denied bond for ten of 11 people charged with trafficking of methamphetamine in Hempstead and Howard counties.More >>
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Sandy Darnell has owned a number of pets over the years.
"I have three dogs and two cats," Darnell said.
Her last pet came from a shelter. She says she wouldn't have a problem proving she is fit to adopt a pet.
"I think that would be a good way to get thinned out," Darnell said.
That may soon be a requirement for all of those considering getting their next pet from an animal shelter. Right now, the state Senate is looking at a package of bills that would call for criminal backgrounds for potential pet owners.
Kevin Wilkins is with the Saginaw Animal Care Center. He believes a background check may mean fewer abused animals coming into his shelter.
"The more information we have, the better," said Wilkins.
The bills would also prohibit those convicted of abusing animals from adopting from a shelter for at least five years.
Meanwhile, The Saginaw County Animal Shelter says they have an over abundance of cats. Right now, it will only cost 50 dollars instead of the usual 90 to adopt a cat.
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Thursday, March 6 2014 4:00 PM EST2014-03-06 21:00:31 GMT
(CNN) - Facebook is cracking down on guns. A new policy plans to block minors from seeing gun sale postings. The social media site will also pull posts of sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Facebook plans to pull posts of gun sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:17 PM EST2014-03-05 18:17:50 GMT
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole. "Post Miranda, the defendant advised that he was trying to fight crime in the area andMore >>
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:40 AM EST2014-03-07 12:40:30 GMT
North Louisiana Senator Robert Adley, R-Benton, says last week's fund raiser by 19th Judicial District Court Judge Janice Clark did not make the judicial side of government look good. Adley's concernedMore >>
A fundraising loophole allows Louisiana lawyers to host campaign events for judges, so one state lawmaker wants to tighten up the way judges can raise money.More >>
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