Monroe County, Mich.

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Justice still in this world, from local news source

A Grand Haven couple will have to pay for disposing of their son’s pornography collection. David Werking, 42, sued his parents, Beth and Paul Werking, after they tossed out what a judge called “a trove of pornography and an array of sex toys.”

“We have asked the Court for treble damages, which we believe are warranted given the wanton destruction of the property,” said the plaintiff’s attorney, Miles Greengard.

He was pleased with the judge’s ruling. The case wasn’t just about a guy and his dirty magazines. “This was a collection of often irreplaceable items and property,” Greengard said.

Rainsville, Ala.
Public-private enterprise in the Yellowhammer State, from the Gadsden (Ala.) Times: 

A supervisor at the Rainsville Wastewater Treatment Plant is suspended pending an investigation of an illegal winery operation that was discovered at the facility, the town’s mayor announced today. While conducting a search, agents and investigators located a large amount of illegal alcohol, and a winery which appeared to be in operation for a long period of time.

The mayor said the winery equipment was separate, and did not involve wastewater treatment equipment.

Fugging, Austria
A town by any other name, spotted in the UK Guardian:

Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name — Fugging — after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.

They finally grew weary of Fucking, its current name, which some experts say dates back to the 11th century. Local lore among the villagers, known as Fuckingers, suggests that a sixth-century Bavarian nobleman called Focko actually founded the settlement.

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