Larry Langford, who scratched his way out of the poverty and violence of a Birmingham housing project to become a charismatic politician who won the highest elective offices in Birmingham and Jefferson County only to lose it all when convicted of public corruption, is dead.,In October of 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrongdoing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.,Yet, that self-declaration of honesty beaten into Langford as a boy flies in the face of the description of the man that a federal jury found accepted almost a quarter of a million dollars in cash and luxury items in exchange for using his office to guide millions of dollars in Jefferson County bond business to old friends.,Larry Langford found guilty on all 60 counts The irony of Langford’s life is, that for a man who reached the heights of politics in Alabama’s largest city and county, his fall fulfilled his greatest fear as a kid growing up in the projects.,In October 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrong doing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.

— An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue at East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Thursday in which a southbound vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle stopped at the traffic light.,— Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 5:57 p.m. Thursday in reference to an irate customer and found a woman who admitted yelling at an employee regarding service to her mother.,— Officers responded to a 100 block North Ellsworth Avenue business at 6:04 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible domestic dispute between a man and woman and found both individuals outside the business.,— Ruth A. Evans, 76, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash on South Broadway Avenue near East Wilson Street at 8:44 p.m. Thursday in which she was northbound and struck a legally parked vehicle.,— At approximately 8:22 a.m. Dec. 29, officers responded to the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue in East Palestine to assist the East Palestine Police Department with a domestic dispute complaint.

Big changes could transform the town’s critical South Churton Street corridor over the next decade, giving people more ways to get around, visit and live in Hillsborough — instead of sitting in traffic.,The town has been working with the N.C. Department of Transportation for years on a plan for improving Churton Street, which connects the town’s commercial strip and its historic downtown.,The plan would expand South Churton Street to four lanes with center turn lanes, and add bike lanes and sidewalks from Interstate 40 to Orange Grove Road.,Amtrak station

Also this month, the Hillsborough Town Board could begin the process of designing and building an $8.1 million Amtrak station at South Churton and Orange Grove streets.,The goal, Hauth said, is to get people on U.S. 70A to use the new route and reduce the number of cars waiting to turn downtown at the Churton Street stoplight. read more

Thousands had been evacuated, affecting communities across Ventura and LA Counties, including the western edge of the San Fernando Valley, in communities like West Hills and are still seeking a cause, so stay tuned in 2019.,In the meantime, even as communities complain about homelessness, the San Fernando Valley has just one year-round homeless shelter at the moment to address the immediate needs of the thousands who are living outdoors or in vehicles.,California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman Mitch Englander, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Supervisor Kathryn Barger and other officials expressed satisfaction with the settlement, which came as the result of lawsuits brought by the city and county of Los Angeles and the state.,He’s spent much time connecting with communities across the city, including a recent community meeting in Van Nuys, where he touted the area’s command staff and talked about the need to improve department technology and reiterated his Valley connections.,Valley LA City Councilman calls it quits

Mitch Englander decided to step down from the LA City Council, moving on to what he calls a job of a “lifetime” with global sports and entertainment firm Oak View Group. read more

Red Sox star Xander Bogaerts strikes out with fans after autograph signing no-show, event host says

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left more than 200 fans “devastated” this weekend after he was a no-show at an autograph-signing event some paid $200 to attend, the company hosting the event said.,Bogaerts, a 2016 All-Star who has been with the Red Sox since 2013, was scheduled to appear at Luxe Autos in Bayonne at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to take photos and sign autographs for fans.,Fans invited to loaded schedule of UFC ‘International Fight Week’ events in Las Vegas read more