City honors worker who skipped work for 6 years

8:09 am Feb. 15, 2016

In Spain, there’s a government employee who makes politicians look downright industrious.

Joaquin Garcia, 69, did not show up to work for at least six years at the water department in Cadiz. He may have missed as many as 14 years, says The Guardian.

The engineer, who was paid about $40,000 a year to monitor a waste treatment plant, was finally caught when no one could find him to give him

Veteran loses kids because of medical marijuana use

10:26 am Feb. 2, 2016

Some wars don’t have a winner.

The War on Drugs has a new casualty in Raymond Schwab, a Kansas father and honorably discharged U.S. veteran who has a legal medical marijuana prescription in Colorado.

The Guardian tells us Schwab, 40, who works for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, began planning his move to the more liberal state, where marijuana is legal for medical and recreational use, about nine months ago.


Cop accused of sex with 15-year-old relative

12:18 pm Jan. 22, 2016

I am constantly exposed to disturbing news, but a story I read today contains a hidden source of horror.

On the surface, a story in the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer is the typical, run-of-the-mill “police officer having sex at work” story.

Only the sex was with a 15-year-old relative. While his wife, who is a police detective, kids and mom were asleep.

According to trial testimony, Troy Estree, 46, faces life in