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REHABILITATED Wednesday, April 30
Cook County, Illinois, judge Cynthia Brim awaits the Illinois Courts Commission's decision as she seeks to be reinstated after her suspension in 2012 for mental health issues. Brim's been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, has been …
POOTY CAT Wednesday, July 2
A black-and-white housecat, Lenny, was turned back to a shelter near Rochester, New York, in April, only two days after adoption because the new owner could not tolerate Lenny's flatulence. (A more brave second adopter, even though "warned," has …
District of Columbia government services have improved markedly since the 1990s when NOTW reported frequent misadventures as the "District of Calamity." Still, things happen. Rose Preston called 911 on March 15, fearing a stroke because of a …
NEVER GETS OLD Wednesday, April 30
Evelyn Hamilton, 37, was arrested in Lufkin, Texas, in April as the most recent person to complain to police that in a recent street transaction, she was sold inferior marijuana. "Seeds and residue," she whined to the nearest officer, as she pulled …
UPDATE Wednesday, July 2
Turns out (contrary to an April 20 NOTW report) that Dayton, Ohio, transit driver Rickey Wagoner was not saved by the religious book in his pocket that absorbed a bullet from an attack by "three black teenagers." After a thorough investigation, the …
WHO'S THE DUMBEST OF THEM ALL? Wednesday, April 30
Many people are remorseful about their first tattoos, but Jeffrey Chapman is most rueful. His ultracool inking (the word "murder" on his neck in reverse image, readable only in a mirror) is now awkward as he prepares, at press time, to stand trial …
NEW WORLD ORDER Wednesday, July 2
Plant City High School near Tampa announced its 2014 valedictorian, Ms. Dhara Patel, had graduated with a grade-point average of 10.03. She not only vanquished the students who'd fought for the formerly coveted 4.0, but aced her heavy load of the …
UPDATE Wednesday, April 30
Jerry Hartfield lost again. In the Texas case mentioned here in March, the illiterate, borderline-incompetent black man sought release from prison because his constitutional "speedy trial" right was violated. He'd been sentenced to death row in 1977 …
Armed & Clumsy Wednesday, April 30
Americans (mostly men) continue to accidentally shoot themselves. Several law enforcement men did: a cop in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the leg at a bagel shop (December); a former police officer and firearms instructor in Glenwood, Nebraska …
LIBRA: July 23-29 9 hours ago
  In the last half of the 18th century, American revolutionaries and rabble-rousers gathered regularly in the basement of Boston’s Green Dragon Tavern. They plotted the Boston Tea …
 
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Who is Northeast Florida's 'Best Righteous Crusader' and why?
Best of Jax ballot released on July 30 will ask this question and many others