Friday, April 18, 2014

National News

Groups urge Tennessee governor to veto prenatal drug use bill
A bill is headed for the governor's desk in Tennessee that would allow for a woman to be prosecuted if she illegally takes drugs while pregnant and the child is harmed.

Florida father allegedly kills son so he could play video games
A 24-year-old Florida man is charged with willful child neglect and third degree murder after allegedly suffocating his 16-month-old son so he could play Xbox and watch TV.

South Carolina man faces federal charges over $.89 drink refill
A South Carolina man is facing federal charges after not paying for an $.89 drink refill at the Ralph H Johnson VA Hospital.

Portland water supply to be flushed after teen urinates into reservoir
The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water. Why?

Casual marijuana use may damage your brain
If you thought smoking a joint occasionally was OK, a new study released Tuesday suggests you might want to reconsider.

Missing toddler found inside bowling alley claw machine
A child is safe after getting stuck inside a stuffed animal claw crane machine at a bowling alley in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Home surveillance system catches burglar hovering over toddler's crib
A burglar is caught on surveillance video creeping through a baby's room in a Houston-area home. The home burglary happened on April 5, 2014 in western Harris County, TX.

Hospitalized Miley Cyrus cancels Kansas City concert Tuesday night
An ailing Miley Cyrus has canceled her concert Tuesday night at Sprint Center.

8 of 39 congressmen who write tax laws have tax issues of their own
The House Ways and Means Committee is the oldest, and arguably the most powerful, in Congress with members responsible for writing the nation's tax laws.

"Clerical error" sends man to prison for crime committed in 1999
A "clerical error" sent a Missouri man to prison for an armed robbery he committed in 1999.