Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Trial Date Set in Ooltewah Rape Case
by Kendi Rainwater March 2017
The federal trial in connection with the pool-cue rape case involving and East Tennessee high school basketball team is scheduled to begin more than two years after the crime.
- Hacker Sentenced in Steubenville Rape Case
by Andrew Blake March 2017
A Kentucky man who said he helped hack a high school football team's website in order to draw attention to an infamous 2012 rape case was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison.
- As Rec Participation Grows, City Mulls Facility Upgrades
by Kirk Brown March 2017
The number of players in Benton, S.C.'s youth baseball, basketball, football, soccer and softball leagues has increased by about 20 percent in the past two years, said Joey Lance, the city's recreation director.
- Ousted Rec Director Loses Case Against City
by Thomas J. Prohaska March 2017
The City of Lockport, N.Y., violated no laws when it abolished Melissa I. Junke's job as the city's youth and recreation director, a state hearing officer has ruled.
- Advisory Board Approves Rec Center Plan
by Aleese Kopf March 2017
The business plan for the proposed Palm Beach recreation center narrowly passed inspection Wednesday from the Recreation Advisory Commission. The board voted 4-3 to approve the plan, which even with conservative projections shows the town saving money each year on what it costs to subsidize the center. But some board members questioned the projections for staffing levels, the number of fitness center passes to be sold and revenue from general programming. Ken Ballard of Ballard, King & Associates of Highlands Ranch, Colo., the firm that prepared the business plan, projects that under conservative assumptions, the town would pay about $13,000 a year less to run the new recreation center compared to the existing center.
- Petition Seeks to Unseat Judge in Football Assault Case
by Kristin Rodine and John Sowell March 2017
An online petition drive has drawn more than 165,000 signatures urging the Idaho Judicial Council to remove Judge Randy Stoker from the bench in response to Stoker sentencing a teen to probation and community service for an assault on a black, mentally disabled member of the Dietrich High School football team.
- County Votes to Negotiate for Sports Complex
by Greg Stanley March 2017
Collier County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to take the first step toward construction of a community sports complex that could cost $60million to $100 million. To pay for it, the county might have to raise its bed tax on overnight stays from 4 to 5 percent The complex would feature eight multiuse fields, eight baseball diamonds and a championship venue for traveling regional and national amateur tournaments.
- Florida State Parks Director Resigns
by Jennifer Portman February 2017
Florida State Parks Director Lisa Edgar has resigned from the post after less than two months on the job.
- Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Will Stand Trial
by Mike Householder and Ed White February 2017
Roughly two dozen charges were filed against Dr. Larry Nassar, the first criminal cases related to his work at Michigan State University where he was the preferred doctor for gymnasts in the region who had back or hip injuries.
- Couple Contends USA Gymnastics Discipline Lacking
by Nancy Armour and Rachel Axon February 2017
A former men's gymnastics coach at the Olympic Training Center was accused of groping the wife of a longtime national team member more than two years ago, and the gymnast and his wife said this week they are unhappy with how USA Gymnastics handled their complaint.