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NBA Establishes New Anti-Flopping Penalties

NBA Establishes New Anti-Flopping Penalties

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  The National Basketball Association will fine players for flopping beginning in the upcoming 2012-2013 season.
“Flopping” is a term used for players’ exaggerated falls to the floor through contact mad…

Penn State May Loan Athletic Department Money to Pay Off NCAA Fines

Penn State May Loan Athletic Department Money to Pay Off NCAA Fines

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Penn State University is considering a loan to its athletic department in an effort to pay the $60 million fine imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its role in ignoring past se…

Massachusetts Town Swears Off Swearing

Massachusetts Town Swears Off Swearing

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass.) — Middleborough, Mass., is like many small American towns with its white picket fences, kids playing in the park … and swearing.There’s too much swearing, according to 63-year-old Mimi Duphily, a Middl…

Texting While Jaywalking? New Jersey Town Issues Tickets

Texting While Jaywalking? New Jersey Town Issues Tickets

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(FORT LEE, N.J.) — If you’re caught texting while crossing the street in Fort Lee, N.J., you’d better be ready to cough up $85 for a ticket.Police Chief Thomas Ripoli said that jaywalking had become a dangerous …

Chicago School Nets $190,000 in Student Fines

Chicago School Nets $190,000 in Student Fines

Creatas/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Forget watching the clock, chewing gum, or slouching. At the Noble Network of Charter Schools’ 10 Chicago campuses students are on their best behavior– otherwise it will cost them.”Students tell us by and large they don’…

Police Remind Drivers To Be Aware Of Pedestrians, Or It Will Cost Them

Police Remind Drivers To Be Aware Of Pedestrians, Or It Will Cost Them

Many locals were happy to get out doors yesterday in the warm weather, but the Idaho Falls Police Department is warning both drivers and pedestrians to watch out for one another. The Idaho Falls Police Department is currently stationing officers at selected crosswalks throughout the next few weeks, looking for drivers not yielding to pedestrians.Police said that […]

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