A New Orleans lawmaker wants to reduce the criminal penalties for those individuals who are repeat marijuana possession offenders. State Representative Austin Badon says current law allows a judge to sentence a third-time pot possession offender to 20 years in prison, which is costly and the crime doesn't fit the punishment.
The bill would lower the maximum sentence from five years to two years for a second conviction. A third conviction and the offender would face a maximum sentence of five years under the proposed legislation. Badon says similar legislation passed the house last year, but failed to pass the senate
Cal Harris's teenage children wiped tears from their eyes as their father spoke publicly for the first time, proclaiming his innocence in the mysterious disappearance of his wife thirteen years ago, and asking the public's help for new information.
Automotive students and faculty at a community college in Washington are distraught, after learning that the schools beloved 1992, one of a kind, $250,000 Dodge Viper, has been ordered to be destroyed by the cars manufacture, Chrysler.