North Carolina Judge Suspended for Fixing Friend’s Traffic Tickets

According to a recent news article, the North Carolina Supreme Court suspended Forsyth District Judge Hartsfield for 2 1/2 months for fixing traffic tickets for friends, including members of her church congregation and her law school students. The investigation of misconduct on the part of Judge Hartsfield began in 2008 after a large amount of […]

Dallas’ Red Light Cameras may Face Changes as Revenue Estimate Drops

Initial gross revenue estimates for the red light camera system during Dallas’ 2007-08 fiscal year were $14.8 million, according to city records. The latest estimate? About $6.2 million. City Manager Mary Suhm on Friday estimated net revenue will fall $4.1 million under initial estimates. That leaves Dallas government with a conundrum. Its red-light camera system […]

Police Ready to Enforce Speed Limits in School Zones

Police will be watching school zones for speeders as local schools reopen this month. Champaign police Sgt. Dave Griffet reminded motorists that speeds in school zones are 20 miles per hour unless otherwise posted. Champaign elementary schools with a “balanced calendar” are already in session, but the rest will begin Aug. 21. “Drivers should be […]