Ore. smokejumpers skydive into illegal pot garden A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season. The six smokejumpers from a base in Redmond found the site Monday evening, when there was a rash of lightning strikes. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Police confiscate 4-foot, 2-pound marijuana joint California police confiscated a mammoth joint during a 4/20 pot rally on Saturday, reports the Los Angeles Times. As the paper notes, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gather each year for the event, and each year campus police confiscate things like bongs and dime bags. More
Prosecutors say Prosper High boys formed sex club, drugged girls Staff writer Jeffrey Weiss reports: A group of Prosper High School boys formed ... Prosecutors say the boys would drug girls to have sex with them. They allegedly called it “Team Snapback.” One of the juveniles is accused of helping to drag a girl ... 05/15/2012 - 6:28 pm | View Link
Prosecutors: Prosper High boys had ‘Team Snapback’ sex club McKINNEY — A prosecutor said Tuesday that several Prosper High School boys were part of a club with a reputation for giving girls drugs and forcing them to have sex. But one of the boys told a judge that “Team Snapback” was just a group of friends ... 05/15/2012 - 5:02 pm | View Link
Prosecutors say Prosper High boys formed sex club, drugged girls A group of Prosper High School boys formed a club ... Prosecutors say the boys would drug girls to have sex with them. They allegedly called it Team Snapback. One of the juveniles is accused of helping to drag a girl into a closet, where prosecutors ... 05/15/2012 - 9:29 am | View Link
Two commercial bypass roads and HOV lanes will be open to all traffic in an attempt to avoid “carmageddon” when the Callahan Tunnel temporarily closes Dec. 27 for repairs. Officials are advising drivers to plan ahead, carpool or take public transportation during the estimated 21⁄2 months the tunnel will be shut down.
The state’s decision to shut down its $69 million Obamacare website for a 15-hour maintenance check-up — less than two weeks before a critical enrollment deadline — has set off a new round of concerns and headaches over a glitch-ridden system that’s seen fewer than 2,000 Bay Staters sign up for new health plans to date.