Tight race in St. Louis County’s 6th District could help shape county government | Politics

Two other seats are up for grabs in strongly Democratic council districts. Incumbent Kelli Dunaway, the Democrat elected to replace Page in the 2nd District last year, and soundly defeated Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz in the primary, faces Republican Jerry Bowen and Libertarian Arnold Trembley. Shalonda Webb, who upset incumbent Rochelle Walton Gray in the Democratic primary for the 4th District, faces Republican Curtis Faulkner and Libertarian Eric S. Harris.

Trakas has been in battle his entire term. The attorney from Oakville overcame a shadowy recall petition and a lawsuit to remove him from office on the theory that his legal work for outstate school districts disqualified him from serving — each of which he blamed on Stenger.

But the county also settled a sexual harassment complaint against Trakas by his former legislative aide, and Trakas has at times exploded at the county’s legal staff. And, in recent weeks,

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LaPorte County Historical Society Museum locks up Michigan City jail door | Entertainment



LaPorte County Historical Society Museum locks up Michigan City jail door

LaPorte County Commissioner Richard Mrozinski, Museum Director Keri Teller Jakubowski and LaPorte County Historical Society Board President Bruce Johnson pose with the historic Michigan City jail door that was acquired by the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum.




The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum locked up its latest acquisition: the historic jail door from the Michigan City Superior Courthouse.

The museum, at 2405 Indiana Ave., LaPorte, obtained the door to the jail cell from the 111-year-old courthouse at 300 Washington St. where prisoners were held during their daily trial proceedings. It’s actually two doors: a barred door and a steel door with a peep hole that allowed sound and light to enter the holding cell.

“LaPorte County Commissioner Richard Mrozinski was instrumental in acquiring the door on behalf of the Museum,” the LaPorte County Historical Society said in a press release.

“The jail door was in an area of the

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Humane Society rescues 55 dogs from Franklin County property | News Headlines

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Humane Society of Missouri rescued 55 dogs from a property in Franklin County Tuesday.



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The dogs, most of which are Basset Hounds, were mostly in crates and were sitting in their own urine and feces. Authorities believe they had not been cared for since at least Sunday.

“It just breaks your heart. It can make you angry,” said Debbie Hill, vice president of operations for the Humane Society of Missouri. 

The owner of the property was believed to be breeding the dogs, was arrested last week on a warrant out of Iowa for fraudulent practices.

“We had actually been to this property a month ago perhaps right after they had opened, started setting up this facility so were aware animals were housed there and we had in fact alerted Missouri department of agriculture because we felt that there was perhaps some unlicensed breeding

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Dogs rescued from home in Franklin County by Humane Society

The sheriff’s office said many of the dogs were in crates and sitting in their own feces and urine

ST. LOUIS — Dozens of dogs were rescued from a Franklin County house on Tuesday.

The Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force said it removed 55 dogs from a residence at the request of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The dogs, mostly Bassett Hounds, were in varying stages of nutrition and filth.

According to a release from the Humane Society of Missouri, the dogs had been left alone without care since at least Sunday.

The sheriff’s office said many of the dogs were in crates and sitting in their own feces and urine. The owner of the residence, who appeared to be breeding the dogs, was arrested last week on a warrant out of Iowa involving fraudulent practices, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Veteran’s popular TikTok videos help raise awareness for Wayne County Humane Society

Local veteran is using his platform on TikTok to help get animals adopted from the shelter where he works.

WOOSTER, Ohio — TikTok is the most downloaded app in the world, and has more than 800-million active users worldwide. One of them is Joe Kay of Wooster.

Joe’s TikTok account has over 287,000 followers and his videos have more than ten million likes.

He’s using the social media app to help get animals adopted from the Wayne County Humane Society.

3News Meteorologist Matt Standridge talked to him about how this journey started.

“What made you start thinking, ‘wait, I can start showing off these dogs on TikTok?,’” asked Matt.

“I actually didn’t start off with me in the shelter,” Joe explained. “I started off with my rescue dog and those went viral. So then I was like, well, if they they really like the rescue dogs, let me show them

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U.S. government tried to “intimidate” California county health department to keep poultry plant open after COVID deaths, director says

There have reportedly been tens of thousands of coronavirus cases at meat and poultry plants. More than 44,000 workers nationwide have tested positive for the virus, and more than 200 have died, according to the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an investigative nonprofit.

In late April, President Trump issued an executive order urging plants to stay open. Since then, CBS News has only been able to identify a couple of plants that were temporarily closed by government agencies due to COVID-19 outbreaks. One is the Foster Farms poultry plant in California’s Merced County.

Despite what it says was political pressure, the small county’s health department closed down the plant in Livingston for one week due to a COVID-19 outbreak that claimed some workers’ lives. 

One of those workers was Perla Meza’s 61-year-old father Filiberto, who she says worked unloading trucks at Foster Farms for years until he came down with

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New California law considers reparations, and what’s opening in L.A. County

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Plus: COVID outbreak hits Cal State Long Beach, and a man has been charged in Compton cop attack.

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California task force to consider reparations for slavery under bill signed by Gov. Newsom

California Gov. Gavin Newsom the signed Assembly Bill 3121 into law on Wednesday, which opens the door to the state paying reparations to Black Californians. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP)

In breaking news, Deadline reports that California is working on a plan to grant reparations to Black Americans under Assembly Bill 3121,

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New law considers reparations, and what’s opening in L.A. County

Plus: COVID outbreak hits Cal State Long Beach, and a man has been charged in Compton cop attack.

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California task force to consider reparations for slavery under bill signed by Gov. Newsom



Gavin Newsom wearing a suit and tie: California Gov. Gavin Newsom the signed Assembly Bill 3121 into law on Wednesday, which opens the door to the state paying reparations to Black Californians.


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California Gov. Gavin Newsom the signed Assembly Bill 3121 into law on Wednesday, which opens the door to the state paying reparations to Black Californians.

In breaking news, Deadline reports that California is

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Humane Society of Oldham County hopes upcoming fundraiser will get them closer to goal

It’s been a difficult year for many nonprofits, but the Humane Society of Oldham County is hoping a weekend fundraiser will help the organization get back on track.

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The organization has rented a building in La Grange for the past 13 years. But, it’s not a long-term option because the owner wants to redevelop the property.

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That’s why director Bobbie Dewey said the organization is raising money to build a new home. But the coronavirus pandemic has made things difficult for the Humane Society of Oldham County.

“COVID has made it really apparent to us how bad we need this building. For instance, we don’t house dogs, and when COVID hit, we had to pull all of our dogs out of our program at the Kentucky State Reformatory with no place to put them,” Dewey said.

Dewey said the goal is to finish

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Humane Society takes 161 cats from Lake County pet sanctuary

CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society removed 161 living cats and nearly 50 dead cats from a Concord Township pet sanctuary that has had legal troubles in the past.

The Humane Society used a search warrant on Friday at Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue & Sanctuary at the corner of Morley and Hoose roads, according to a news release from the Humane Society. Officials said they were responding to a complaint from a resident who was concerned about the conditions in the shelter.

An agent with the Humane Society and a veterinarian reportedly found unsanitary conditions in the pet sanctuary, saying most of the cats were in critical condition. Forty-nine dead cats were removed from the house and 161 were taken to the Humane Society for treatment for medical conditions such as upper respiratory infections, panleukopenia, stomatitis, flea infestation and ringworm.

Painesville Municipal Court has ordered that the

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