Des Moines decides to turn lights back on
Officials in Des Moines, Iowa have re-thought a decision to turn off one in every five streetlights. After the city decided to shut the lights off in an effort to save money, a ten-year-old boy was killed on a street in a hit and run incident.
According to police they haven’t determined if the dark street contributed to the death or not.
The city says by turning off the lights it will save about $525,000 per year, but they will keep the lights on in the interest of safety.
Hinckley to stay put
A federal judge has denied John Hinckley’s request to have longer stays away from the hospital where he has lived since 1981. Hinckley had requested he be allowed to have extended stays away from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a mental institution that he was sent to after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Hinckley shot President Reagan in 1981 along with three others.
Hinckley will be allowed to make six 32-hour visits in the Washington area.