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April 2015 Archives

It's a war against the hungry! Good Samaritans are being ticketed, fined, and jailed for opening up their hearts and feeding the homeless and hungry.

Joan Cheever, founder of the nonprofit mobile food truck Chow Train, has fed homeless people for the last 10 years. Last week, San Antonio police officers gave Cheever a ticket with a potential fine of $2,000 for transporting and serving food without a permit. Cheever does have a permit for her food truck. But, on the day of the ticket, Cheever was serving food out of another van which she did not have a food permit for.

Is this a legitimate regulation of food safety laws or a violation of Cheever's religious rights?

Two East Bay residents are in jail following a daring dairy heist (unless it's soy) in Pleasanton, Calif. Demarko Luke and Dejan Martin, were arrested on suspicion of multiple felonies after leading police on an early morning freeway chase.

Officers happened to be in a Safeway parking lot when they spotted Luke sprinting from the store, swinging two shopping baskets loaded with Enfamil baby formula.

Did you know that putting on makeup while driving is more likely to cause a car accident than talking on the phone? And, it's illegal.

One Nevada driver learned this the hard way. On April 1st, Nevada Highway Patrol pulled a woman over because she was putting on makeup while stopped at a red light. She thought it was an April Fool's Day prank. Alas, the law against distracted driving is real and so was her $200 ticket.

In honor of April being distracted driver awareness month, here are some things you should know: