(Washington, DC) – The firestorm over the IRS scandal is moving to a congressional hearing today. The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to hear from Steven Miller, the former acting commissioner of the IRS. The federal agency has come under fire for targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. Obama says he is committed to fixing the problems at the IRS. He again called himself outraged and insisted that he did not know about the problem until it surfaced in media reports.
(Granbury, TX) – Seven people are the focus of a grim search after a deadly tornado outbreak in north Texas. Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds is asking for more help to comb through the rubble of damaged and destroyed homes and businesses.
— St. George Police continue to investigate an in-home care provider who was arrested May 10 on several finance card charges, theft and adult abuse after allegedly making 42 withdrawals with his double arm amputee patient’s debit card totaling $21,000.
Kristopher A. Mace, a 23-year-old certified nurse’s assistant, worked for 76-year-old Jean Michalski five days a week for approximately two years, according to police. On April 22, Michalski received a call from his accountant, who stated 42 withdrawal transactions were made using Michalski’s debit card for $500 each time from a local Wells Fargo Bank, according to a probable cause statement.
(Salt Lake City, UT) – Two more agencies are checking whether Utah’s attorney general broke state laws. Salt Lake and Davis counties district attorneys say they’re sharing information with federal investigators. John Swallow’s accused of bribery in a federal fraud case.