We all know distracted walkers — you know, the folks who can’t look up from their smartphones for long enough to watch where they’re going. Now a New Jersey lawmaker wants these walking hazards to be subject to tickets — and possible jail time. New Jersey Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden)Continue Reading

Deputy with purported memory loss convicted of theft A former Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of stealing more than $229,000 from the office’s asset forfeiture program has been convicted of four counts of theft. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1SqcYz7 ) reports that 45-year-old Frank Pearson of Winchester was convicted Thursday, despiteContinue Reading

As oil prices nosedived by two-thirds since 2014, a belief took hold in global energy markets that for prices to recover, many U.S. shale producers would first have to falter to allow markets to rebalance. With U.S. oil prices now trading below $40 a barrel, the corporate casualties are alreadyContinue Reading