PennDOT Paperwork Error Sends Woman’s Car To Pound « CBS Pittsburgh

 

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh woman had her car towed and immediately called Get Marty.

“It’s ridiculous. The police got behind me with lights. They pull me over. They tell me PennDOT has my plates as being suspended,” said Andrea Irvin.

 When Pittsburgh Police pulled her over and ran her plates, PennDOT said her license plate was “suspended due to lapse of insurance.”

She had to find her own way home.

Turns out, Irvin has had car insurance and registration issues in the past.

But a letter from PennDOT indicates she paid a $500 “civil penalty” and provided “proof of insurance.” All of that happened nearly five months ago.

Source: PennDOT Paperwork Error Sends Woman’s Car To Pound « CBS Pittsburgh

Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military – The Washington Post

Source: Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military – The Washington Post

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……

….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…..

….victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

Manhattan Toy Recalls Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from infants and return it to the store where  purchased or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.

Name of product:
Winkel™ Colorburst activity toys
Hazard:

The colored plastic tubes on the product can become brittle and break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to infants.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
July 20, 2017
Recall number:
17-191

Source: Manhattan Toy Recalls Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Consumer Contact:

The Manhattan Toy Company  at 800-541-1345 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday  through Thursday and  8 a.m. to  12 p.m. CT Fridays, or online at www.manhattantoy.com

California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

A man who was denied a $5 million lottery jackpot because his teenage son bought the ticket is suing the California Lottery Commission.

Ward Thomas of Long Beach says he sent his son to buy Scratchers tickets from a gas station in October.

One was a winner.

Thomas says he validated the ticket at a lottery office but two months later, the prize was denied because his son was 16 and only adults can play.

 

Source: California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

 

No papers, no debt: Billions in student loans may be wiped out

Poor documentation is a major issue for a group of creditors trying to go after borrowers in default.

Creditors taking borrowers to court over loans in default are instead seeing the debt wiped out because of incomplete ownership records and other documentation, The New York Times reports.

Some of the problems playing out now in the $108 billion private student loan market are reminiscent of those that arose from the subprime mortgage crisis a decade ago, when billions of dollars in subprime mortgage loans were ruled uncollectible by courts because of missing or fake documentation. And like those troubled mortgages, private student loans — which come with higher interest rates and fewer consumer protections than federal loans — are often targeted at the most vulnerable borrowers, like those attending for-profit schools.

Source: No papers, no debt: Billions in student loans may be wiped out

Spanish police dismantle horsemeat operation unfit for humans

Spanish police, in coordination with Europol, dismantled an organized crime group was trading horsemeat in Europe sold for humans but unfit for consumption.

Spain’s Guardia Civil arrested 65 people and charged them with crimes that included animal abuse, document forgery, perverting the course of justice, crimes against public health, money laundering and being part of a criminal organization, Europol announced Sunday.

Source: Spanish police dismantle horsemeat operation unfit for humans