GOP Senate candidate Ted Budd advertises domestic abuse insurance at his gun store

picture: Getty Ted Budd, North Carolina’s Republican candidate for Senate, is one of the two US congressmen to own a gun store, and he advertises on his website an insurance provider that supports gun owners facing domestic violence charges. Some advocates and family members of gun violence victims have called insurance plans like this– which … Read more

Detroit councilman criticizes colleagues for delaying vote on ShotSpotter technology | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

Click to enlarge Courtesy photo A ShotSpotter incident review center. The Detroit City Council postponed a vote Tuesday to expand a controversial surveillance technology for the police department. Most council members said they did not support using more than $7 million in federal pandemic relief funds on ShotSpotter, a technology that relies on a network … Read more

Why some Hyundai and Kia cars are easy prey for car thieves

Some Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs lack an anti-theft “key” device, making them an easy target for car thieves. An insurance industry group says these cars are stolen at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the auto industry because their engines lack “immobilizer” systems, which is an electronic safety device that prevents … Read more

Durham holds public meetings on ShotSpotter technology starting this fall :: WRAL.com

By Keenan Willard, WRAL eastern North Carolina reporter Durham, NC — The Durham Police Department will answer questions from the public about new technology aimed at addressing gun violence in the coming weeks. In September and October, the City of Durham will hold a series of community meetings so stakeholders can share their thoughts on … Read more

Art stolen from Montpelier church exhibit | News | Seven days

Click to enlarge Bernadette Hood “Guardian Covered Bridge” Thieves broke into a Montpelier church and stole thousands of dollars in art late last month, officials say. Seven mostly abstract works by local artists were removed from a church exhibit at Bethany United Church of Christ, according to Linda Hogan, president of the Art Resource Association, … Read more

Former Wyoming Prisoner Publishes Critical Thinking Book | Local entertainment

CASPER – Two years ago, Jon Guy was in prison, serving 17 years for a 2004 stabbing in Laramie. On Friday, he headed to the signing of his first book, published this week. The book, “Think Straight,” is a “self-proclaimed owner’s manual for the mind,” says Guy. Part science, part philosophy, it’s filled with detailed … Read more

Exclusive: Sony-Zee merger could hurt competition, more scrutiny needed, India’s watchdog reveals

A man stands next to a Sony Entertainment banner outside a movie theater in Mumbai, India September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up Sony-Zee merger initial review shows antitrust issues – notice The merged entity may enjoy a “large” market position in India The notice may … Read more

Ontario’s science board says the province plans to create a smaller group of advisers

Liam Casey and Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:21 am EDT Public Health Ontario is planning to replace Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Board with a new, smaller panel that will be more limited, according to a science board memo obtained by The Canadian Press. The Ontario Public Health Science Board’s … Read more

R. Kelly’s jury selection focuses on the 2019 documentary | Ap-entertainment

CHICAGO (AP) – Jury selection in R. Kelly’s federal trial on charges that he rigged his 2008 state child pornography trial began Monday with the judge and attorneys quickly focusing on whether potential jurors watched a documentary in 2019 regarding allegations of sexual abuse against the R&B singer. After denying a request by Kelly’s attorney … Read more

WRAL investigates whether ShotSpotter technology actually reduces violence :: WRAL.com

By Sarah Krueger, WRAL Durham reporter Durham, NC — Gunshot detectors are being installed this month in parts of Durham. The controversial technology called ShotSpotter is used in more than 100 cities nationwide. It aims to help the city identify and deploy police to an area where gunshots were heard — even if no 911 … Read more