On Monday, authorities arrested Deborah Sue Culwell, a 54-year-old California woman identified as a suspect for seven counts of felony animal cruelty. Authorities are saying she drove up to a row of dumpsters outside an auto-parts store in Coachella, California, and hopped out with a plastic bag — full of seven puppies just days old – before authorities say she threw them in the dumpster.
Education advocates turned out to Richmond City Hall last night, demanding that the Richmond City Council back Mayor Levar Stoney’s plan to increase the city’s real estate tax and allocate millions to city schools. Richmond Public Schools teachers, parents and students addressed the council during a two-hour public hearing on the budget. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, supporters of the school division and the real estate tax increase necessary for school funding outnumbered opponents of the mayor’s tax.
Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s political fundraising arm reported a $50,000 donation yesterday, the first contribution over $100 since two women publicly accused Fairfax of sexual assault. The donation comes a week after Fairfax’s political action committee reported little fundraising figures for the first quarter of the year at a little over $3,000. The donation was made by Andrew S. Rosen, chairman and CEO of Kaplan Incorporated, a Florida-based education company that sells test prep and student support materials. Rosen has given a total of $80,000 to Fairfax — $15,000 to his campaign for lieutenant governor and $65,000 to his PAC.