• Police Announce Charges in HS Baseball Hazing Case

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    In March of this year, the mother of one Cooper City, Fla., high school student reported an incident of hazing which occurred during a team road trip for a baseball tournament in Altamonte Springs.

  • Plane Carrying Soccer Team Ran Out of Fuel

    by The Associated Press December 2016

    According to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the doomed flight carrying a Brazilian soccer team, the pilot of the chartered plane told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing into the Andes.

  • Judge Orders Additional $5M for PSU Whistleblower

    by Angela Couloumbis December 2016

    The ruling by Judge Thomas Gavin comes on top of a jury verdict that Penn State should also pay McQueary $7.3 million for defaming and lying to him.

  • Fitness Clubs Under Scrutiny for Payment Practices

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Minnesota-based Life Time Fitness health club, a subsidiary of the Healthy Way of Life Company, has agreed to pay $976,458 in back wages and liquidated damages after a federal investigation found club practices to be in violation of minimum wage requirements outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. An announcement Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor said the amount will be paid out to 16,000 employees in 26 states.

  • School Board Blames Takeover on Former Coach

    by Albuquerque Journal November 2016

    During a special meeting Monday, the Española Valley High School school board discussed whether to send a letter of "rebuttal" to the state Public Education Department concerning the department's recent takeover of the school district's finances.

  • Model Pleads Not Guilty to Locker Room Body-Shaming

    by Howard Gensler November 2016

    Dani Mathers, 29, faces a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy for secretly snapping and Snapchatting a photo of a woman changing at an LA Fitness club in July.

  • World’s Tallest Waterslide to Be Torn Down

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City (Kan.) announced last Tuesday that the Verrückt, known to be the world’s tallest waterslide, will not reopen following the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, son of state representative Scott Schwab, in August. The slide has been closed since the incident, and is now scheduled to be torn down.

  • Ex-Soccer Players Detail Abuse by Youth Team Coaches

    by Associated Press November 2016

    Former English soccer players subjected to years of sexual abuse by youth team coaches are breaking cover to expose the game's dark secrets.

  • Penn State Won't Fight $2.4M Clery Act Fine

    by The Bismarck Tribune November 2016

    A five-year federal investigation found the university repeatedly violated campus crime reporting requirements, including in the case of a former assistant football coach who is now serving decades in prison on child sexual abuse charges.

  • Judge to Decide Whether to Dismiss Ooltewah Charges

    by Zack Peterson November 2016

    A judge will decide whether to dismiss charges against former coach Andre "Tank" Montgomery near the one-year anniversary of the rape of an Ooltewah High School basketball player.