Grand Jury Exposes Governance Flaws in Antioch, Urges Leadership to Respect Boundaries and Fill Staff Vacancies

Antioch, CA — A recent investigation by the Contra Costa County Grand Jury into Antioch’s City Council activities under Mayor Lamar Thorpe has unveiled significant operational and managerial issues. The findings revealed probable violations of the Brown Act, which mandates transparency in public agency meetings, and inappropriate interventions in hiring and other administrative functions typically reserved for the City Manager. The turmoil includes a notably high turnover among city managers and an alarming 21.6% vacancy rate in city employment as of February 2024, starkly contrasting the national average of 5.3% for local and state government … Read more

Busy Weekend for Loveland Police Department: Vehicle Trespass, Fraud, and Accidents Fill the Blotter

LOVELAND, Colorado – The Loveland Police Department has reported a series of incidents that occurred on Friday and Saturday. These incidents include vehicle trespass, fraud, assaults, and several vehicle accidents without injuries. On Friday, the police received reports of vehicle trespass in the 1400 block of North Denver Avenue and the 2500 block of Brittany Drive. Another report of fraud came from the 200 block of East 42nd Street. In the afternoon, a vehicle accident without injury occurred at the intersection of 37th Street and Butternut Drive. The police department itself was a scene of … Read more

Derrick Lefler Steps Up to Fill Void: Aiming for the Circuit Judge’s Seat

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Derrick Lefler has officially announced his candidacy for the vacant Circuit Judge’s seat in West Virginia. The seat became available after the retirement of Judge John Doe, creating an opportunity for Lefler to pursue his legal career aspirations. Lefler, a respected attorney with extensive experience in civil litigation, has built a strong reputation for his dedication to justice and fairness in the legal system. His decision to run for the Circuit Judge position was met with enthusiasm from the legal community and local residents. Throughout his career, Lefler has demonstrated a … Read more