CITY CHARTER: With a new chief executive in place, city commissioners are ready to review the city charter for possible changes; meanwhile, a group pushing for a strong mayor continues pushing for a vote on the issue, possibly in a mail-in ballot special election.

LPD: A Police Department part-timer has been fired after an investigation determined she failed to report an accident when she backed into an assistant chief’s cruiser and dented it last April.

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