BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts doesn’t seem to be badly hurt, so the Red Sox can focus on clinching the AL East at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons. Betts gave Boston a scare when he injured his left side making two throws to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Sunday that cut Boston’s magic number to two for a third straight division title. “It kind of flared back up on the second throw. It’ll be fine. I’ll be ready to play Tuesday,” Betts said. “I was just coming out for precautionary (reasons) just to make sure it didn’t get worse. Everything checked out fine and I’ll be ready to go.” Boston has an 11½-game lead over the second-place Yankees and would clinch with one win during a three-game series that opens Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve been looking at the standings and a lot of people have been talking about it for a month-and-a-half,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora … [Read more...] about Red Sox beat the Mets 4-3 and cut magic number to 2
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By Nicole Hensley, Staff Writer Updated 7:08 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 A former Harris County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to using a license plates scanner to keep his wife’s alleged gambling operation underwraps, his lawyer confirmed Tuesday. Former deputy Jose J. Ramirez entered a guilty plea on Monday - more than two years after his 2016 arrest- in a case where he had been facing a felony charge of misusing official information. Ramirez’ defense attorney Doug Ahern said the deputy is slated for sentencing in mid-October. He offered no further comment on the plea. The 28-year-old deputy was charged with using a scanner to check for undercover officers at the Airport Game Room his wife operated in a strip mall along the 9800 block of Gulf Freeway near the William P. Hobby Airport, according to Houston Chronicle archives. A vice officer with the Houston Police Department went undercover to the game room in February 2016 and spoke to … [Read more...] about Ex-Harris County deputy pleads guilty to using license plate scanner for wife’s game room operation
Detroit Free Press staff Published 8:38 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 Have you seen a municipal license plate on a vehicle that just didn’t look a municipal vehicle? Help us find lost license plates. The Freep investigative team has discovered nearly 600 municipal plates are missing from one governmental entity in Michigan alone. With your help, we can track some down. All you need is a cell phone. If you see an “X” plate on a vehicle that doesn’t look right, snap a photo and send it to us on Twitter (@FreepOnGuard) or email it to us ([email protected]). We’ll check into it. (Please don’t shoot pics while driving.) As our story found, as many as 560 license plates belonging to Michigan's largest school district have vanished — and there's finger-pointing all around. More: Nearly 600 license plates missing from Detroit schools. What happened? More: David Stott tower to reopen in downtown Detroit with luxury priced rents The … [Read more...] about Have you seen these license plates?
Jennifer Dixon Detroit Free Press Published 1:03 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 As many as 560 license plates belonging to Michigan's largest school district have vanished — and there's finger-pointing all around. The state-issued municipal plates — distinguishable by an “X” between two sets of numbers — could be a hot commodity: There are no annual renewal fees and they are not tied to a vehicle identification number. Good luck tracking down a getaway car or reporting a reckless driver who has somehow gotten an unauthorized municipal plate. It isn’t just theoretical. The Free Press recently spotted a municipal plate that once belonged to the Detroit Public Schools Community District on a car driving up Southfield Road in Lathrup Village. The Michigan Secretary of State issues municipal plates to local governments, police departments, school districts, volunteer fire departments and other public agencies. As of mid-June, the … [Read more...] about Nearly 600 license plates missing from Detroit schools. What happened?
If you park at Oakbrook Center, your car may be part of a candid camera scenario, as security cars drive up and down aisles in lots and garages, using license plate reading technology to check the plate numbers on vehicles.The license plate recognition system, which has been used since late 2016, helps Oakbrook Center monitor and enforce that shopping center employees are parking in designated areas and leaving the best parking for guests, explained Marissa Ellenby, senior manager of communications for General Growth Properties, the owner/operator of Oakbrook Center.“Our research has shown us that parking is a top pain point of our shoppers,” Ellenby stated.But a senior investigative researcher for an organization that defends civil liberties in the digital world says the use of license plate recognition systems raise privacy questions.“It’s important that businesses respect their customers,” said Dave Maass of the 28-year-old Electronic Frontier … [Read more...] about Oakbrook Center security scans license plates in its parking lots, raising privacy concerns