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March 1, 2023

Ford wants to allow your car to lock you out -- and even drive itself to an impound lot or scrapyard

Ford wants to allow your car to lock you out — and even drive itself to an impound lot or scrapyard — if you miss payments

Ford wants to patent a system that would let cars repossess themselves if drivers miss payments. At first, the cars would lose the use of features like GPS, air conditioning, and the radio. If the owner still skips payments, the car could lock them out and drive itself to a repo agency or even a scrapyard.

Ford's latest patent application shows a bizarre new way that cars could be repossessed in the future if their owners don't make payments on time.

The patent application, first reported by The Drive, was filed in August 2021 but wasn't published until last week. It shows that Ford is interested in building a system that would allow a car to lock out its driver and even repossess itself, if its driver doesn't keep up with payments.
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I worked as a repo man about 40 years ago, this one car I found in their backyard surrounded by a 6 foot fence. The car was up on blocks with all four wheels removed. I did not get that car.
February 28, 2023

Man arrested in connection with 42-year-old Solano County cold-case murder

Man arrested in connection with 42-year-old Solano County cold-case murder

A suspected killer has been arrested in connection with a cold case that's been a mystery for over 42 years.

On Monday, the Solano County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Herman Lee Hobbs in connection with the 1980 killing of 21-year-old Holly Ann Campiglia from New Jersey. A convicted killer, Hobbs was in prison serving time for a 1975 murder for which he was convicted in 2005.

Then, in August 1980, two field workers on Sievers Road in unincorporated Dixon discovered a body in a cornfield. She had suffered gunshots to her head and neck. For the next 10 years, Campiglia's identity was unknown. Then, in 1992, the National Missing Persons Unit helped identify Campiglia as the victim, the sheriff's office says.
February 28, 2023

Man arrested after fatal shooting in downtown St. Louis

Man arrested after fatal shooting in downtown St. Louis

Police arrested a 23-year-old man Tuesday morning who was allegedly involved in a fatal shooting in downtown St. Louis Monday morning.

The shooting happened around 10:00 a.m. on Tucker near Lucas. Police said witnesses told them there was an altercation prior to the shooting. The victim was found lying on the sidewalk suffering from a puncture wound to his head.

Around 2:40 p.m., police found the suspect entering a library on Olive Street, and took him into custody.

Police said the person that was shot appeared to be homeless and his identity remains unidentified.

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Homeless Man Executed On St. Louis Sidewalk In Broad Daylight

A video just hit social media that is horrifying and graphic. Consider this your content warning. The video shows a man spending 42 seconds fumbling around with a gun, trying to unload and reload the weapon while casually standing on the sidewalk beside a man who was sitting on the curb. For 42 seconds, the person recording the video watches and discusses this man’s behavior and gun violence in the area. When the man manages to properly load the weapon, he immediately points the gun directly at the head of the man sitting on the curb next to him and shoots him point blank and without hesitation.
February 28, 2023

Oak Lawn police officer charged in filmed beating of teen

Oak Lawn police officer charged in filmed beating of teen

An Oak Lawn police officer now faces criminal charges seven months after video captured the beating of a teen amid an arrest.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports a Cook County grand jury indicted Officer Patrick O’Donnell Tuesday on counts of aggravated battery and official misconduct in connection to the arrest.

Muhammad Sankari, with the Arab American Action Network, called the move “a step in the right direction.” It comes after unrelenting pressure from advocates.

“We’ve been calling and meeting and everything with Kim Foxx’s office, saying that we want to see charges brought against these three officers,” Sankari said.

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