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What's lurking in your stadium food?
Health department inspection reports from all 107 stadiums used by the MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL show vast differences in how food is prepared and served. It's often not exactly appetizing. More
Detroit Public Schools fires its security force, goes with firm
Detroit Free Press Share
The Detroit Public Schools fired all of its 226 security officers and hired a private company to provide in-school security, officials announced recently. The district will save an estimated $5.5 million through a one-year contract with Securitas Security Services, a company with more than 100,000 security officers nationwide. During the 2009-10 school year, DPS hired Securitas to supply officers to patrol four high schools. More
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., cop fired over overtime abuse allegations
Sun Sentinel Share
A veteran cop has been fired over allegations that he repeatedly charged the city for overtime he didn't work. An internal affairs investigation concluded that Officer Rick Burn regularly showed up late, left early and charged the city for being on patrol when he was at home and on the road between off-duty details and his regular work. In a three-month period reviewed, investigators said Burn claimed almost 23 hours of overtime that he was not due. More
Modesto, Calif., may change policing of nightclubs
The Modesto Bee Share
Two years ago, the Entertainment Commission was born to oversee special events and the permitting of entertainment businesses in Modesto, Calif. The day after its second birthday, three City Council members said it's time to make some changes to the commission. More
Millions of Japanese trapped in 'hidden poverty'
Agence France-Presse via Google News Share
Consumer gluttony, astronomic real-estate prices and jobs for life were once normal in Japan — but today the country also has millions of poor people desperately struggling to make ends meet. Two decades after Japan's wealth bubble popped, its citizens have got used to higher unemployment and homeless people sleeping in the streets. Statistics released for the first time last year held yet another surprise. More
Party's over for crashers under new California bill
San Jose Mercury News Share
As the electronic scanner passed back and forth over his forged access badge, Scott Weiss figured he was sunk. The 50-year-old west Los Angeles real estate appraiser had bluffed his way down the red carpet at the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards, but he hit a snag at the entrance to the Shrine Exposition Center: His badge lacked the authentic electronic chip that was designed to keep party crashers like Weiss out of A-list Hollywood events. More
Polk County, Iowa, upgrades security during inmate transfers
The Des Moines Register Share
Inmates transported between the Polk County Jail and the county courthouse in Iowa are now restrained with waist chains, handcuffs and leg restraints. In addition, inmates charged with Class A felonies such as first-degree murder, or those classified as potential escape risks, also wear rectangular-shaped locking mechanisms around the chain portion of the handcuffs. More