Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Jury Begins Debate on Spanier's Role in Sandusky Case
by Susan Snyder and Angela Couloumbis March 2017
During almost six hours of deliberations Thursday, the seven women and five men on the jury twice returned to the courtroom to ask Judge John Boccabella to define and clarify elements of the alleged crime and the law.
- Victim: Arizona Did Nothing to Stop Player's Violence
by Yoohyun Jung March 2017
The woman accusing former Arizona Wildcats running back Orlando Bradford of domestic violence is seeking a $1 million settlement from UA and the Arizona Board of Regents.
- Student Sues Over Trans Student in Locker Room
by Kathy Boccella March 2017
The Boyertown Area School District was sued Tuesday by a high school student and his parents who say his "bodily privacy" was violated when he saw a transgender student -- identified as female in the filing -- undressing in the locker room as he also was changing.
- Minnesota Provost Clears Three Players in Assault Case
by Courtney Cameron March 2017
In a final round of appeals, three Minnesota football players have been granted a reprieve from punishments stemming from sexual assault and harassment allegations made in September.
- Niagara Falls Expected to Approve Arena Study
by Thomas J. Prohaska March 2017
Niagara County's Economic Development Department plans to release a request for proposals for a feasibility study on Wednesday, said Christian W. Peck, the county's public information officer.
- County Makes Impressive Progress on Parks
by Susan Ladd March 2017
After a year of turmoil in which the Guilford County Commissioners, the Guilford County Parks and Recreation Department and the volunteer Parks and Recreation Commission were frequently at odds with the public - and sometimes each other - this year is beginning with a flurry of positive activity.
- Bathroom Bill, Furled Flag Helped City Host Tourney
by Grace Raynor March 2017
The manual that NCAA Tournament host sites are given before March Madness begins is 280 pages long. It details everything from how many inches certain tables should be to which drinking cups are permitted on the floor to exactly how certain graphics are supposed to look. More often than he would like to admit, Furman athletic director Mike Buddie has jolted awake at 3 a.m., his mind racing through the night as he makes sure all of his bases are covered. "It's waking up thinking, 'Oh my gosh, do we have 204 seats for the media or 210?' The little things," Buddie said. "Just making sure that we don't drop the ball on something that's important." In any other year under most any other circumstances, Buddie would have had 2½ to 3 years to prepare. Cities bid well in advance for the opportunity to host a men's basketball NCAA Tournament regional, and are accepted or declined years before the actual event.
- Kanawha County to Study Sports Complex Proposal
by Lori Kersey March 2017
The Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission has chosen Charleston architectural and engineering firm ZMM to study a proposal to build a multi-million dollar sports complex at Shawnee Park, in Dunbar. The commission voted unanimously to go with ZMM during its regular meeting Wednesday. "They'll be looking at what our need actually is, how many fields we actually need, is it feasible to put it there and replace the golf course, how many people can we expect, Parks Director Jeff Hutchinson said.
- USA Gymnastics CEO Resigns Amid Abuse Scandal
by Nancy Armour and Rachel Axon March 2017
The president and CEO of USA Gymnastics resigned Thursday, one week after officials within the U.S. Olympic Committee called for his departure as a result of the governing body's handling of a widening sexual abuse scandal.
- Curley, Schultz Plead Guilty in Sandusky Case
by Fuller Jackson March 2017
Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday.