• 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.

  • Park and Rec Board Seeks Developer for Riverfront Site

    by Jim Buchta November 2016

    Wanted: A developer willing to help close a key gap along the Mississippi Riverfront. That firm must be willing to work with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and several community groups to re-imagine a vacant 3.55-acre site along the river north of downtown. "We want to see something that's a great complement to the park on the river," Michael Schroeder, assistant superintendent of planning services at the Park Board.

  • HS Sues Association After Controversial Playoff Loss

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    Fenwick High School filed a lawsuit Monday against the Illinois High School Association after the board of directors made the decision to uphold an illegitimate overtime win for Plainfield North in the class 7A semifinals.