Wednesday, September 10, 2014

First Drip (9/10/14): Immigration advocates urge CMS to allow undocumented volunteers, fire at Wake County nuclear plant, more

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Immigration advocates urged Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members to allow undocumented parents to volunteer at CMS schools. As its policy stands, the district requires drivers licenses and Social Security numbers of all volunteers. But some say that policy excludes undocumented parents. CMS doesn't keep numbers on how many undocumented children it has in its schools, however there are about 27,000 Latino students. School board members did not decide on the matter.

File this under weird news in Wake County. A laundry machine, of all things, caught fire at the Harris Nuclear Plant in the southern part of the county. Fortunately the fire was put out immediately. And before you ask, apparently the machine is there for cleaning staff to wash rags.

Alabama is extraditing a father back to South Carolina after he allegedly killed his five children, whose ages ranged from 1 to 8. The bodies of the children, who were reported missing in South Carolina, were discovered in Alabama.

More bad news for the NFL this week. Jerry Jones is being accused of sexual assault by a woman who made news a few weeks ago by releasing compromising photos with the Dallas Cowboys owner. Jana Weckerly filed suit in Dallas this week, claiming Jones sexually assaulted her and then tried to talk her into signing a confidentiality agreement. Weckerly is seeking $1 million.

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