BAKERSFIELD — Over the course of two years, police across California investigated seemingly unrelated crimes and disappearances: teens from the Bay Area who’d allegedly been abused by their pimp and “branded” with tattoos. A woman from the Central Valley whose 3-month-old baby was kidnapped to force her into sex work.
The City of Austin approved buying the Candlewood Suites in northwest Austin, which also sits partially in Williamson County. WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — Williamson County commissioners gave the green light to their general counsel to start interviewing law firms on Tuesday, propelling the county toward a lawsuit against the City
A new strategy has emerged from housing radicals in the Seattle-area: holding hotels hostage with fringe demands to government officials. The subterfuge starts simply enough. They pay for rooms for one night under false pretenses, refuse to leave, and post a press release to Twitter with their demands, hoping to
At least seven people were in custody late Sunday after homeless activists, some reportedly armed with hatchets and knives, “forcibly” occupied the lobby and 17 rooms at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia, Wash, according to officials. The activists were with a group calling itself Oly Housing Now. They occupied the
After police started sweeping the hotel rooms of the homeless activists’ group, officials released a statement and said employees reported that some members of the group were armed with hatchets, batons, knives and had gas masks, helmets and goggles; the group also appeared to be in preparation for a confrontation.
Nice digs, social services, and a furry Sweet Potato Along with being fed catered meals, the temporary residents are getting a typical hotel experience with fresh towels, linens, hygiene products, snacks and a weekly cleaning of their rooms provided by staffers of the former hotel who have been retained. The
An estimated 7,000 people in the Reno area are without a fixed address, and many of them live in the elements. With snowstorms occurring for two days straight, local advocates have launched an emergency fundraiser to get the unsheltered a warm place to say in motels or hotels. Meghan Simons,
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Lennell Acy of Dallas was charged with trafficking a 14-year-old child. He was charged via criminal complaint with one count of child sex trafficking on Wednesday. He made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Rebecca Rutherford on Wednesday. “Child sex trafficking is one of