Barrett-Jackson Raises $1 Million For Las Vegas First-Responders Through The Injured Police Officers Fund

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)  — Barrett-Jackson raised a shattering $1 million for Las Vegas first responders during its 10th Annual Las Vegas Auction, held Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. At the heart of this year’s Auction was the sale of five charity vehicles, including a rare 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super…

SLPS Sues 32 Teachers Who Quit Early

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis public school district is suing 32 teachers for breaking their contracts by leaving their jobs early. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the district filed nearly identical lawsuits this summer against teachers who left the district in 2015 or 2016. Starting in 2015, the district required non-tenured teachers…

Judge Weighs Regulating St. Louis Police During Protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters asking a federal judge to regulate St. Louis police conduct have described being beaten and pepper-sprayed during recent demonstrations, but police defended their efforts to disperse sometimes unruly crowds. At issue is a lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed over what it calls “unlawful and unconstitutional…

Charges, Insults Fly After Trump Aid Assails Congresswoman

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an “empty barrel” making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was “inappropriate” to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired…

Off-Duty Officer Killed In Vegas Shooting Left Funeral Notes

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — An off-duty police officer who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history was honored with a posthumous promotion to Army first sergeant during an emotional funeral service Friday. Hundreds of police officers in uniform packed the Henderson, Nevada, church as…