Hat Tip: Many thanks, Goshel!
Friday, May 29, 2009
He's admitting his guilt in exchange for a sentence that will last 50 years tops. The case is from Illinois.
In El Paso, a school principal has accused her superintendent of assault. The super was giving high-fives to school officials for good student test scores. The principal didn't raise her hand, so he tapped her on the head, which reportedly caused her to feel pain and fear. Probably should note the principal had recently been demoted ...
Not a crime, just an interesting (and tragic) case. The jury actually ruled against the woman during the first trial, but in a rare move, the judge set aside the verdict because it was "contrary to the law and the manifest weight of the evidence." (The jury didn't know what it was doing, apparently.)
What a tragic story. The officer who was killed had just gotten off his shift and was in plainclothes when he spotted someone breaking into his car. He started chasing the thief on foot. Some other police were patroling the area -- they ended up chasing the two of them and shooting the officer, Omar Edwards.
Hat Tip: Many thanks, Tam and Keith G in PV!
The story is from Cincinnati. I'm sure they were just exercising. The fact they were naked and on top of each other probably has no relevance to the case. The report doesn't explain why the woman wasn't charged.
The docket is from 1878 to 1882, and it includes references to Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp. One estimate says it's worth about $100K. The book had gone missing back in the 1950s, but after a year's investigation, officials from the FBI and the Ford County, Kan., Sheriff's Department tracked the docket to a man living in Ohio. It had apparently been handed down through his family over the past few decades. Christine should have a more complete report later.
Be sure to read Glenn Rice's story this morning about Ronald D. Wrisinger, an Arkansas man who used to live in Ray County. It's been almost 23 years since his wife, Sherry, and their 16-year-old daughter, Johnna, disappeared. Wrisinger always theorized that his wife left town with a wealthy veterinarian.
From KCPD: On 5/28/09, at 3:18 pm, officers were called to TMC in regard to shooting victim. Shortly after officers arrived the victim, a black female (unknown age), was pronounced dead.
It appears the victim was shot in a residence in the 2000 block of Walrond. There is no suspect information at this time. Detectives are on the scene and awaiting a search warrant for the residence. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline 474-TIPS (8477).
UPDATED: The victim is Takiya Lane Love, 23, of Kansas City.
Several months ago, Nebraska passed a law that let anyone drop off their kid at a hospital and effectively wash their hands of the little buggers. Most states have similar rules. Only Nebraska had no age limit on the kids -- children in their late teens were being abandoned to the state.
Eventually, the Nebraska legislators fixed this. But there were still 29 kids left from this little experiment. This week, though, two young men were adopted -- the first of the castaways to find permanent homes, the Omaha World-Herald reports. Their dad had given up custody for them and seven siblings. Dad actually attended the adoption proceedings.
It happened in Madison -- the spot is in a doorway, and has good light and heat. One of the men was arrested by police. The other lost a tooth.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Kenneth Thompson is accused of firing on two people who intervened in an argument that Thompson was party to. Not only that, the probable cause states, Thompson ran through a KC apartment complex in the 1300 block of East 89th, firing. Some bullets reportedly went into people's homes and one person got hit in the arm. This all reportedly happened in March.
The victim from the homicide which occurred on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in the 700 Block of N. 80th Place has been identified. Norvel L. Johnson, black male, DOB 10-13-1974, was a Kansas City, Kansas resident. The victim’s family has been notified. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department’s Major Case Unit is investigating the incident as being domestic related.
Starting in July, Kansas will allow prosecutors to carry weapons in the state's courtrooms -- though judges and county commissions can opt out of the new provision. Shawnee County is trying to decide what it will do. I've got calls out to Johnson and Wyandotte counties right now.
UPDATED: I just heard back from Johnson County. Attorneys will NOT be allowed to carry guns in the courthouse. In fact, if I understand correctly, not all law-enforcement officers get to carry weapons there -- only ones trained in courthouse security procedures.
We had this yesterday, but not the bit about the clerk smacking the bad guy with his own baseball-bat-filled-with-nails. Story is from Tacoma, Wash.
Hat Tip: Many thanks, JUNGLE JIM!