• Council Approves Controversial Rec Plan After Debate

    by Aleese Kopf April 2017

    Many residents made perhaps their last-ditch effort Wednesday to stop plans to build a new recreation center this summer. They were unsuccessful. The Town Council voted 3-2 to approve eight variances and a site plan review needed to build a new 17,000-square-foot center at 340 Seaview Ave. The vote came after more than four hours of discussion and debate about the proposal. It was essentially the final public hearing in a debate about the controversial project that has been ongoing for more than a year. Council members say they've received "massive" amounts of emails, letters and phone calls from residents both for and against the project over the last several months.

  • Four Fired, One Suspended in HS Recruiting Probe

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    At a Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, a Patterson (N.J.) Eastside athletic director and two coaches were terminated following a series of investigations into the school’s recruiting practices.

  • Man Charged for Filming Girls Hockey Team in Locker Room

    by Pat Reavy April 2017

    A West Jordan man accused of using his phone to secretly film a young girls hockey team in a locker room has been charged with multiple counts of voyeurism.

  • Court: Leagues Have Duty to Shield Youths from Predators

    by John Wolohan and Gao Fei April 2017

    In an effort to protect minors from sexual predators, a number of youth sports organizations have developed policies designed to educate adult volunteers, coaches, employees, parents and players regarding the prevention and detection of sexual abuse. Additionally, youth organizations have also started mandating criminal background checks of all adult volunteers, coaches and employees. Is the combination of education and checks enough, or must national sports organizations ensure that their state and local affiliates actually follow the national guidelines? That was the question the Court of Appeal of California, Sixth Appellate Division was asked to decide in Jane Doe v. United States Youth Soccer Association, 8 Cal. App. 5th 1118; 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 148.

  • Family of Hazing Rape Victim Files Federal Suit

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The family of an unnamed student-athlete from La Vernia High School filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, seeking damages for violations of civil rights, as well as constitutional rights outlined in the fourth and 14th amendments.

  • No Charges Filed in SEAL Trainee Drowning Case

    by Spokesman Review April 2017

    The Navy will not pursue criminal charges in the drowning of a sailor who was repeatedly pushed underwater by an instructor during Navy SEAL basic training in California, authorities said Monday.

  • Man Arrested in Locker Room Attack

    by Pat Reavy April 2017

    Timothy Alan Wyatt, 33, of Salt Lake City, was arrested after police say he randomly grabbed an 18-year-old woman in the locker room at Salt Lake Community College around 8 a.m.

  • City May Convert Rail Line into Bike Path, Public Park

    by Cornelius Frolik April 2017

    A conceptual rendering of what the Norfolk Southern rail line could look like if converted into a bike path and park. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says the project is "a big deal."

  • Town Settles Suit After Child Injured on Playground

    by Stefanie Dazio April 2017

    The Hempstead Town Board voted 6-0 Tuesday to settle a personal injury lawsuit — filed by a mother on behalf of her child — for $24,000, town documents show.

  • NHL Concussion Case Could Be Headed for Court

    by John Vogl April 2017

    The NHL concussion lawsuit filed by retired players against the league continues to march toward a Minnesota courtroom. Its arrival seems inevitable.