Reading from the Voice Media empire: An animal sanctuary got a jolt when agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations arrived to allegedly inquire about the status of two pigs — Lucy and Ethel — who were “rescued” by animal-rights activists from a Utah factory farm in early July. Westword has the story.
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Reading from the Voice Media empire: An investigation has concluded that a principal and a psychologist at an elementary school violated district policies in their response to one student’s alleged threat to shoot another. But the mother of the targeted student, who only learned of the threat months after it was reported to school officials, questions whether the “corrective actions” taken in the case go far enough. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: A former first-year college student is suing over what his complaint describes as “false allegations of non-consensual sexual contact” with a fellow freshman that led to his expulsion. The suit is at least the second of its type filed against the university in the past two years, and the attorney handling both cases accuses the school of using a procedure that is patently unfair to those accused of such offenses and gives them little opportunity to defend themselves. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Patrick Engle has been sentenced to 96 years in prison for a March 2016 crash that killed young mother Jessica Holman. He’s one of four people sentenced in the case, which involved a stolen truck, a police pursuit, a lying mother and grandmother, and Engle’s past as a habitual criminal. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: An attorney representing a student protest group claims “outrageous conduct” by local law enforcement. The reason? The lawyer argues that undercover officers were improperly embedded among the nonviolent protesters, whose largest offense at a March rally appears to have been jaywalking. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: At this writing, human remains have yet to be officially identified as those of Eric Ashby, who vanished on June 28 while searching for a $2 million treasure allegedly hidden by author Forrest Fenn. But Ashby’s presumed death has inspired separate efforts to create “Eric’s Law,” a proposal intended to address individuals who don’t try to offer assistance to those in life-threatening situations, including four people who allegedly stood idly by as Ashby went under the surface of the Arkansas River for the last time. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: In July 2015, a sex offender who spent more than a decade in prison, was arrested and charged with child abuse resulting in death after the passing of his four-and-a-half-month-old son, Dominic. But a jury has now found Burry not guilty of the crime after his legal team presented evidence that the child actually died as a result of meningitis that had afflicted him since birth. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: A settlement has been reached in the case of Grant Neal, a college student and football player who was suspended for what a witness believed was a non-consensual sexual encounter with a female athletic trainer. But as part of the pact, neither the university nor Neal’s legal representatives will say how the matter was resolved or if any money changed hands. Here’s why. Westword has the story.