Openly gay boys will be allowed to join the Boy Scouts of America starting next year after the group’s National Council voted on Thursday, May 23. There is still a ban on gay scout leaders.
Amidst allegations of targeting conservative groups, the IRS placed Lois Lerner on administrative leave after declining to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Lerner will keep her full salary while on leave. The investigation continues.
Three teenagers were taken into custody after robbing a Pedicab operator on Sunday, May 19. The robbery took place near Whitaker Street and West Oglethorpe Avenue. Two of the suspects were armed.
The Savannah-Metropolitan Police Department Animal Shelter has been placed on an additional 14-day quarantine after a dog was discovered to have an upper respiratory illness. This quarantine follows another quarantine that began on May 7. The public will not have access to the facility until the quarantine is lifted.