• The mayor of Ecorse, Mich., has had the central air conditioning unit stolen from his house twice in the last seven months. Police recovered the unit after the latest theft but are holding it as evidence.
• The Texas Department of Public Safety has fired state trooper Jennie Bui for performing roadside body cavity searches on two women. Another state trooper had stopped the women, who were returning from the beach and dressed in swimsuits, for speeding and claimed to have smelled marijuana smoke. A search of their car allegedly turned up a small amount of marijuana, so the trooper called in Bui for a cavity search. The incident took place just a week after the state paid $185,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by two other women who were subjected to roadside body cavity searches by state troopers. In both cases, the women say the troopers did not change gloves between searches.
Charles Oliver is a staff writer for The Daily Citizen.