Downtown Los Angeles Restaurant Sparks Controversy with New ‘Security Charge’ on Diners’ Bills

Los Angeles, California – A downtown restaurant in Los Angeles has instituted a “security charge” on its customers’ bills, sparking discussion about unexpected surcharges becoming more prevalent. Perch, a popular rooftop bar and restaurant near Pershing Square, includes an extra 4.5% fee on all checks to ensure the safety of its staff and guests, according to a Perch employee named Melody Lin. The restaurant’s website states that the charge remains with the establishment to cover safety and security resources. The attention to this fee was first drawn by a Reddit post from a user named … Read more

Woman Facing Murder Charge After Fatally Shooting Nephew During Intense Family Feud

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A woman appeared in court early Saturday morning, accused of fatally shooting her nephew following a fight in northwest Harris County, according to court documents. Mei Wolfe, 48, now faces a murder charge after a reported ongoing feud with her nephew led to the tragic incident inside her home. The incident unfolded on Thursday morning in the 24300 block of Tesino River Circle in the Katy area. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Wolfe’s nephew, a recent college graduate, had been staying with her after a few months of traveling. … Read more

Man Indicted in Darlington County Killing Faces Murder Charge in Mechanicsville Shooting

Darlington County, South Carolina – A man has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with murder in connection to a shooting that occurred in the Mechanicsville area in January. Billy Odell Powell was arraigned on Thursday and is currently being held in the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center on related charges. The shooting resulted in the death of Herbert Lee Brown, according to Coroner Todd Hardee. The investigation is ongoing, with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division providing assistance to the sheriff’s office homicide team. No further details are available at this time. … Read more

Violent Protesters Target Israeli Speaker’s Return to UC Berkeley: Who Will Take Charge, the Protesters or the University?

Berkeley, California – Israeli lawyer Ran Bar-Yoshafat is set to return to the University of California, Berkeley after his previous appearance was disrupted by an anti-Semitic mob. The first event, organized by pro-Israel student groups and scheduled for late February, was canceled when violent protesters attacked attendees, shouting anti-Semitic slurs and physically assaulting students. Bar-Yoshafat’s upcoming speech on Monday is expected to be met with protests once again. During an interview on CNN, Eliana Johnson, the editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon, discussed the previous incident and expressed her concern about who has … Read more