They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay.
But most of all, cognizant of the recent turmoil over officer-involved deaths in Missouri, Baltimore and ... (full story)
WEDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Maggie, 14, is attending camp for the first time this summer at Camp Burnt Gin near Wedgefield, which offers children with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses an opportunity to make new friends, develop recreational skills, become more independent and improve their self-confidence while particip ... (full story)
ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Like a cruise-ship greeter, the affable blond hostess waited as I pulled into my reserved parking spot. "Welcome to Wanderlust," she said.
She asked how my ferry ride to Orcas Island was and if I needed help with my bags.
Assured that I had not suffered any undue stress from a ferry r ... (full story)
BEECHER, Mich. (AP) — When urban farmer Jacky King gets an idea, he makes it happen.
Back in September, the businessman who owns Harvesting Earth Educational Farm with his wife decided he wanted to open an organic market in Beecher.
And soon, King's vision will start to come true.
Though a fundraising campaign wasn't ... (full story)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — It's no secret that Jay Rhadigan loves his wife. He's got a portrait of her — wearing a red dress, holding a hockey stick — tattooed on his upper right arm, and he talks about how great she is to anyone who will listen.
But if his love is measured by how much ink he has on his body and by ... (full story)