‘American Idol’ alum reunited with her daughter, still fighting for custody of her son

'American Idol' alum reunited with her daughter, still fighting for custody of her son

[ad_1] Syesha Mercado, a former finalist on “American Idol,” was reunited with her newborn daughter but continues to fight for custody of her toddler son. “Just know Ast is home. Ast is home! We have Ast with us,” Mercado’s partner Tyron Deener said in an Instagram video on Friday. The couple’s daughter, Ast, was taken … Read more

Raw sewage polluted this Black community. Now residents are fighting back.

Raw sewage polluted this Black community. Now residents are fighting back.

[ad_1] The residents’ lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, contends that the sewage system has long been failing; has “severe inflow and infiltration problems”; suffers from malfunctioning lift stations — pumps designed to move sewage through the system; and leaking manholes that allow sewage to discharge. … Read more