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Judge: Kansas City payday lender should repay $132.5M

Sep. 4, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has recommended that a Kansas City payday lender pay $132.5 million in restitution to borrowers it's accused of duping. The administrative law judge recently made the recommendation in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's case against Integrity Advance, the Kansas...

Kansas City won't jail people for unpaid parking tickets

Aug. 28, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City will no longer jail people who have unpaid parking tickets or other non-moving violations, as part of an effort to divert people from being jailed for low-level offenses. The City Council approved the resolution Thursday and it will take effect Oct. 15. The ordinance...

Officials charged in $5M hurricane debris removal scheme

Aug. 19, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The mayor and city attorney of a Florida Panhandle city are the latest to be charged in the theft of $5 million in Hurricane Michael debris removal funds, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson and City Attorney Adam Albritton are the subjects of a...

U.S. judge: Cities cannot fine people for living outside

Aug. 11, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon city has joined Boise, Idaho, in eliciting a precedent-setting court ruling that could change how cities nationwide cite and fine people living outside. A U.S. judge decided last month that Grants Pass, Oregon, violated its homeless residents’ Eighth Amendment...

U.S. judge: Cities cannot fine people for living outside

Aug. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon city has joined Boise, Idaho, in eliciting a precedent-setting court ruling that could change how cities nationwide cite and fine people living outside. A U.S. judge decided last week that Grants Pass, Oregon, violated its homeless residents’ Eighth Amendment...

Missouri judge asks city sheriff to suspend eviction notices

Aug. 4, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri judge has asked a city sheriff to temporarily stop serving eviction notices until officials can assess mortgage and tenant assistance applications. St. Louis Circuit Court Presiding Judge Rex Burlison made his request to Sheriff Vernon Betts on Monday, the St. Louis...

Demonstrators shield themselves behind a toppled fence as federal officers deploy tear gas during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Portland protesters breach fence around federal courthouse

Jul. 26, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities declared a riot early Sunday in Portland, Oregon, where protesters breached a fence surrounding the city's federal courthouse building where U.S. agents have been stationed. Police described via Twitter the “violent conduct of people downtown” as creating a...