Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Sidebar ByAdam Liptak June 25, 2018 WASHINGTON — Tyson Timbs would like his Land Rover back. The State of Indiana took it, using a law that lets it seize vehicles used to transport illegal drugs. Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the Constitution has anything to say about such civil forfeiture laws, which allow states and localities to take and keep private property used to commit crimes. Mr. Timbs bought the Land Rover after his father died. The life insurance money amounted to around $73,000, and he spent $42,000 of it on the vehicle. He blew most of the rest on drugs. “Unfortunately, I had a whole bunch of money, which isn’t a good idea for a drug addict to have,” Mr. Timbs recalled the other day. “I used a lot, and eventually the money ran out. It was an … [Read more...] about He Sold Drugs for $225. Indiana Took His $42,000 Land Rover.
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Bill Laitner Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jun 4, 2018 “Didja’ hear about the fire at the hemp factory? The fire department gave it — AHEM — high priority!” For going on a century, Americans spoke of hemp in the same breath as marijuana. Both were for joking, smoking and getting arrested. And both were made illegal by the U.S. Congress in 1937. Yet, although marijuana and hemp come from the same plant — called cannabis sativa — they’re not the same. Traditional hemp can’t intoxicate a flea, and it has a long history as staple farm crop. Early Americans made hemp into everything from rope and cloth to animal feed and soap. Now, as marijuana gains acceptance, hemp is quietly creeping back onto store shelves. Much of it comes from Canada, where hemp has been legal to grow for 20 years. But Michigan farmers can’t grow a single stalk of hemp, not without running the risk of … [Read more...] about Grow hemp? It’s no laughing matter for Michigan farmers
MILWAUKEE — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced Thursday that going-out-of-business sales will begin Friday in 212 stores and e-commerce websites under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.The sale includes local Carson's locations in Southlake Mall in Hobart, the Marquette Mall in Michigan City and in Hammond, where the three-story store is all that remains of the once-thriving but now largely demolished Woodmar Mall.The liquidation sales are expected to run for approximately 10 to 12 weeks. Bon-Ton currently has 250 stores, 38 of which are already in liquidation from a previously announced store closure process.The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Wednesday approved a liquidation agreement.Additional customer information regarding the going-out-of-business sales is available on the company’s restructuring website at bontonrestructuring.com.More on NWI business openings and closings … [Read more...] about Everything must go: Region Carson’s stores among Bon-Ton locations to have going-out-of-business sale starting Friday
The Sears department store at Southlake Mall is being auctioned online, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will close.The struggling Hoffman Estates-based retailer, which has been closing stores across the country for years and sold off its iconic Craftsman line of tools last year, is selling 16 stores in a bid to raise capital, but is looking for lease-back deals through which it would collect a windfall from the sale and pay rent to a new owner instead of owning the building outright."We are pursuing a sale/leaseback of the Sears store," spokesman Howard Riefs said. "The store will then be leased by Sears (instead of owned) and remain open to the public."Cushman & Wakefield and RealINSIGHT Marketplace are auctioning off the 210,404-square-foot Sears, which was one of the original anchor stores when the Southlake Mall opened in 1974. It encompasses a 185,887-square-foot store and 24,517-square-foot auto center on a 17.5-acre site. The auction is slated to take … [Read more...] about Southlake Mall Sears building put up for sale
Voters in Jefferson County and other areas on Tuesday followed St. Louis County's lead from last year, voting to raise their taxes to bolster police protection.Residents of unincorporated areas in Jefferson County approved a property tax hike to aid the county sheriff's department, while sales tax increases for law enforcement also passed in Franklin and Warren counties and in Hillsboro and Eureka.ELECTION NIGHT: Area results | Photos | Parkway school district | More info on candidates County-by-county: Final election results See county-by-county results from around the St. Louis area. In other area results from Tuesday's local elections, voters in the Francis Howell School District rejected a property tax increase Tuesday for the third time in four years. Bayless School District voters approved one property tax hike but rejected a bond issue that would have further increased property taxes. Eight other school bond issues passed … [Read more...] about More bucks for cops: Jefferson County follows St. Louis County’s example