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Woman asks for charge to be dropped against Perry Hooper

Nov. 28, 2022 18:42 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman who in August accused a former state legislator of groping her at a Montgomery restaurant is asking that a criminal charge against him be dropped. The woman's attorney, Dianne James Davis. shared the statement with news outlets, saying that the...

Former Alabama lawmaker indicted on sex abuse charge

Nov. 22, 2022 09:35 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama lawmaker accused of sexually abusing a woman at a restaurant earlier this year was indicted on a felony charge, court records show. Perry Hooper Jr., 68, of Montgomery, allegedly grabbed a woman's breasts and waist, kissed her on the neck...

NLRB says Chipotle violated federal labor law in Maine

Nov. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill violated federal labor law by closing a Maine restaurant where workers sought to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board said. Employees at the Chipotle in Maine’s capital city of Augusta filed an NRLB petition in June asking to...

New Jersey lawmakers rewrite gun carry law after ruling

Oct. 13, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers unveiled new legislation Thursday to rewrite the state's firearm carry laws after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June expanding gun rights. Democratic Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Nicholas Scutari, surrounded by...

Judge doesn't dismiss case against Holland restaurant owner

Oct. 07, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A judge has declined to dismiss the case against a western Michigan restaurant owner who was jailed and fined $15,000 for violating state orders that banned indoor dining during the pandemic. Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria,...

Composting companies battle contamination as programs expand

Sep. 17, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Clinton Sander is done with contaminated compost. On a recent morning, he sifted through long piles of waste from Denver and Boulder at a facility in Keenesburg operated by A1 Organics, the state’s largest compost recycler. Sander, the company’s...

Restaurants move to stop new California fast food worker law

Sep. 07, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Restaurant owners moved Wednesday to at least temporarily block a nation-leading new California law giving more power to fast food workers. The owners want the state's voters to ultimately decide the law's fate. A coalition calling itself...

California governor signs landmark law for fast food workers

Sep. 05, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed a nation-leading measure giving more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, despite the objections of restaurant owners who warned it would drive up consumers’ costs. The landmark...