Alabama sheriff makes room in budget for background screening program

Feb 03, 2011 Matt Roesly

A sheriff in Alabama is working to help maintain a background screening program for those convicted of crimes in the community.The Birmingham News reports that Jefferson County sheriff Mike Hale pledged $1 million from his budget to allow judges


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Northern Minnesota cities ravaged by credit card debt

Feb 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

Consumers throughout the country are feeling the pain of huge amounts of credit card debt, which is not only affecting their short-term spending ability, but their consumer credit reports as well. One area feeling the pain is in northern Minnesota,


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Auto industry gets positive news from January sales

Feb 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

Disposable income for millions of Americans remains in a very fragile state. However, judging by auto sales in January, such income may finally be increasing. According to a report from Autodata, General Motors, Ford, Toyota and Chrysler all


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Merritt Island projects go into foreclosure

Feb 03, 2011 Matt Roesly

An apartment complex in Merritt Island, Florida, meant to serve lower-income residents has fallen into foreclosure, according to Florida Today. The project, which was part of the Freedom Outpost Ministries, was overseen by pastor Jim Hage,


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Caretaker accused of stealing from patient

Feb 03, 2011 Matt Roesly

A caretaker in Florida was recently charged with stealing approximately $14,000 from her patient, according to WFTV-TV. Sherry Pearce was arrested on Tuesday after pilfering her patient's checking account. Pearce was part of a "visiting


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