It is the man's second domestic assault charged against the woman in the past six months.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A St. Charles man struck his girlfriend with a computer power cord, a belt and his hand on Saturday, St. Charles Police said. Ali Hadi Abaalharith, 25, of the 1600 block of Meyer Drive in St. Charles, was charged Monday with third-degree domestic assault. St. Charles Police said Abaalharith struck the woman with a leather belt five or six times and told her to stay upstairs in a bedroom or “something bad would happen to her.” Police gave the following account: She went downstairs to smoke a cigarette, and Abaalharith grabbed her by the hair and dragged her upstairs. Once inside the bedroom, he struck her about 15 times with the power cord. When he left, the woman called a friend and told her about it. The friend called police. When …
A study reported in USA Today this week says the average rate is $3. Is that steep or about right?
It's been a long time since the Tooth Fairy stopped by my household. My children have seen their baby teeth come and go and be replaced by the grown up teeth. My daughter's been through braces and she's had a few "extra" teeth yanked to make room for her smile. But it's a great tradition, this Tooth Fairy, this night-time visitor who bequeaths a few coins or a few dollars for each bit of enamel our youngsters shed. Now USA Today has reported on a study by Visa out last week that says the average rate the Tooth Fairy has paid in 2012 is about $3, up 15 percent from last year. Visa's news release also showed these findings: Would it surprise you to know that Visa also has an app for that? Yeah, you can check the going rate for a tooth on …