Five Quick Reads From Around The Web For May 5th, 2014

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Five Quick Reads From Around The Web For May 5th, 2014

May 5, 2014 Updated May 5, 2014 at 3:34 PM EST


1. Craigslist Joyride- A Louisville, KY man has been arrested after he took a southern Indiana man on a joyride this past Saturday. Marcus Forbes, 25, was arrested after he met up with a man who had listed his vehicle for sale on Craigslist. Forbes and the seller took a test drive but Forbes decided to hop on the highway instead. The seller asked Forbes to turn around, Forbes didn't comply, so the seller took out a firearm and asked again. He then called police and they were able to respond and stop the car. Forbes has been charged with Criminal Confinement, Conversion, Attempted Theft, and False Informing. RTV6 has the full story here.

2. Supreme Court Prayer Ruling- The Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 that prayer can begin local government meetings without violating the 1st amendment. The court did outline some boundaries, such as the prayers can't endorse one faith or cast others in a negative light. For a complete breakdown head over to SCOTUSblog.

3. University of Michigan Napping Stations- The University Of Michigan has implemented the use of napping stations for its students. Final exam season is upon college students around the nation and this is a measure to keep Michigan students well rested. Cots have been set up in the undergraduate library for students to take a rest on. The naps have to limited to 30 minutes or less and a sick student has to find somewhere else to nap. Now if only this idea was implemented in workplaces....check out the original story by Michigan's student newspaper the Michigan Daily

4. Dogecoin Nascar- If you're familiar with the internet meme "Doge" then you might be entertained by the fact that Doge has wound up on a Nascar stock car. Driver Josh Wise's NASCAR Ford Fusion has been sponsored by way of crowdfunding through cryptocurrency site Dogecoin. For pictures of the meme based race car, check out Jalopnik

5. Comedian Louis C.K. goes off on Common Core- New York based comedian, and star of FX's "Louie", Louis C.K., went on a twitter rant against Common Core Standards. Indiana just recently dropped the controversial educational standards that have drawn the ire of many.








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