Boys and Girls Club apologizes for former director

Feb 02, 2011 Matt Roesly

The Boys and Girls Club of El Paso, Texas, recently released a formal apology to its members and the local community after its former director was found guilty in a child pornography case. According to KTSM-TV, the facility's former head,


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Kentucky considering background screening bill

Feb 02, 2011 Matt Roesly

Kentucky state lawmakers are currently debating a new bill that will require all employees at long-term healthcare facilities to undergo criminal background screening. Its goal to is to protect elderly patients from the predatory practices


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Recent arrests in Georgia churches highlight need for tougher background screenings

Feb 01, 2011 Matt Roesly

After a string of recent arrests and molestation charges, church officials in Northeast Georgia are considering taking steps to make background screenings more stringent.The Athens Banner-Herald reports that in the past four months, three ministers


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Oregon police warn against fraudster posing as law enforcement

Feb 01, 2011 Brian Bradley

Police in Salem, Oregon, are warning residents about a possible fraud scam involving a person posing as an FBI agent.A Salem resident, Lucinda Martin, called the police station telling officials that she had been contacted by phone by a person


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New Minnesota commerce commissioner investigates debt collection agencies

Feb 01, 2011 Kyle Duncan

New Minnesota commerce commissioner investigates debt collection agencies

The commissioner of the Minnesota Commerce Department is preparing to take action against several debt collection firms for not properly conducting background screenings of individual employees.The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Minnesota


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