Latest Public nuisance Stories
Authorities in Winona, Minn., said a man was cited under a seldom-enforced 1887 city code banning profanity in public. Police said Lucas Charles Wilcox, 19, allegedly shouted vulgarities at police who gave him a ticket for drinking at a party Wednesday, resulting in citations for swearing in public
The prosecution against Patricia Hazelwood was carried out under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. It states that a so-called abatement notice can be issued when a local authority is satisfied that a nuisance exists, or is likely to occur or recur, in the area of the authority.
Today's decision by the City of Columbus, Ohio, to dismiss its public nuisance lawsuit against paint manufacturers confirms such lawsuits are without merit, according to the Public Nuisance Fairness Coalition (PNFC).
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The City of Columbus has voluntarily dismissed with prejudice its public nuisance lawsuit filed in December 2006 against former manufacturers of lead pigment.
By ERIC TUCKER By Eric Tucker The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I.
LONDON (Reuters) - A "performance artist" sparked a major security alert in London on Wednesday when she left five packages, one with nails sticking out of it, across a busy area of the city during the morning rush-hour, police said.
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