Lawmaker promises Detroit teachers will get paid

DETROIT (AP) – A top Republican lawmaker says Detroit teachers will get paid and that lawmakers have never indicated they won’t solve the district’s financial problems. State House Appropriations Committee Chairman Al Pscholka told a hearing Tuesday that it’s “time for us to act.” Pscholka says it doesn’t matter who’s to blame for the state-managed…

Marion police to 29 get new squad car cameras

MARION, Ill. (AP) – A Southern Illinois police department is getting new cameras for its squad cars. The Southern Illinoisan reports (http://bit.ly/26M35pL ) the Marion City Council has secured a loan for more than $100,000 to buy 29 in-car cameras. Marion Police chief Dawn Tondini says the cameras currently mounted inside squad cars are more than…