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Emoji Cop (access required)

Being a class clown isn’t the way most folks start a productive life. But it’s worked out OK so far for Bob Beres, who today uses his sense of humor not only to make people laugh, but to save lives. ...

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Dealt a bad Hand (access required)

As lawyers, you’ve all had ungrateful clients. Clients who didn’t appreciate your efforts, didn’t listen to your advice, and so on. But no client, perhaps, has been more ungrateful and downright rude than Ricky Hand, 46, of Springfield, Ohio. According ...

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Rock Hill rock salt (access required)

A 55-year-old man in Rock Hill came up with a creative explanation for a bag of meth that police allegedly found in his car during a traffic stop. William Patrick told officers that what they were looking at wasn’t meth, ...

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See, what happened was… (access required)

Alcohol and boating don’t mix, I’ve heard it said. That’s especially true when you’re in a stolen boat and the best story you can come up with to tell authorities after drifting into a restricted area is that you tossed ...

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Not so wild West (access required)

I don’t know how accurate the old Western flicks are that my grandparents seem to be watching every time I’m there, but back then men wore six-guns on their hip like they were standard issue. Welp, times are a changin’. ...

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Play nice, now (access required)

The campaign between Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and the man hoping to unseat him, former South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agent James Flowers, is getting ugly. Not contentious; ugly. The two sparred recently, trading jabs and hooks about everything ...

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Ricky, Robby (access required)

As the father of two young boys, this Sidebar reporter understands that siblings learn from each other and, on occasion, even to look up to each other. But Robby Lynn Hawkins of Rockwood, Tennessee, wanted to be his brother—at least ...

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