courtney.plante.facebook.1.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Courtney Plante has taken a plea agreement in regard to attempted-murder allegations against her and significant other Sean Overstreet dating back to January 2016, when she was nineteen and he was 37. The deal trims time off Plante’s possible sentence but doesn’t let her off the hook for a crime against a former teacher of hers that was as violent as it was bizarre. Westword has the story.

kirsten.russell.lockett.richard.lockett.facebook.1Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Richard stabbed his wife to death in the home of her brother, where she’d taken refuge along with her five kids. Days before, police believe Richard kidnapped and sexually assaulted her. But while this tragedy didn’t fall through the cracks, plenty of other examples of domestic violence do — and one person is trying to prevent it from happening. Westword has the story.

nicho.garcia.tweetBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: An unidentified twenty-year-old man was smoking a cigarette while sitting on a stoop outside his apartment complex on West Plum Street when Garcia, also twenty, appeared and began draining his lizard. When the man asked him to stop, Garcia allegedly paid him back for his temerity by slugging him repeatedly. Westword has the story.

brittney.westphalBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Brittney Westphal, who was at the center of a startling November 2016 exposé revealing that seven of ten sexual-assault reports in the city where she lived during the previous two years weren’t prosecuted, and Kendra Heuer, whose attacker, former college student Austin Wilkerson, received no jail time despite being convicted of unlawful sexual assault against her, have joined with Lizzie Stelten, another sexual-assault survivor, to create a new and novel support group that will be meeting for the first time on April 18. Westword has the story.

kelsie.jean.schelling.facebook.800Breakfast reading from the Voice Media EmpireThere’s been a major development in the search for Kelsie Jean Schelling, who went missing in February 2013 shortly after learning she was pregnant. After executing a search warrant, police began excavating the backyard of a home formerly occupied by Donthe Lucas, the boyfriend with whom Schelling was scheduled to meet around the time of her disappearance. Westword has the story.

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