The Palm Beach Post
More than 3,000 pages of newly released documents from Wellington's 1990 "clown killer" cold case include statements from co-workers who described unusual behavior by the suspect and her then-business-associate — and later-husband — and suspicious financial activity in the days leading up to and following the shooting.
Tyler Miller said he was sexually harassed by four teammates on the Sprague High School basketball team in 2015. The school district investigated but refused to tell Miller its finding, citing student privacy laws. Two years later, the district pitted Miller against his harassers in a game.
Rod Adams, a 61-year-old homeless man who's been arrested and cited 40 times in nine years by Eugene police for a variety of minor, non-violent crimes, argued in front of a jury that his arrest for sleeping on private property criminalizes homelessness. But the judge wasn't hearing it.
Tuition costs for Oregon students have increased for four years straight and nearly doubled in the last decade. Meanwhile, the Oregon athletic department continues to thrive, with its annual revenues ballooning to more than $113 million, up from $40 a decade ago. Of that $113 million, about $5 million comes directly out of students' pockets, despite the athletic department's claims of self-sufficiency.
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NBC San Diego
In a high-profile criminal case in which a local marijuana attorney is accused of destroying evidence, a San Diego judge took measures to prevent the prosecution from potentially accessing documents protected by attorney-client privilege.
Each year the Oregon athletic department asks students to pay more money for tickets to sporting events, but for the past three years students refused. This year, with the athletic department growing increasingly unsatisfied and the threat of it pulling out of the ticket agreement altogether looming, student government decided to make a one-time payment of $10,000 in order to make peace.
Eugene police have arrested and ticketed Rod Adams, a 60-year-old homeless man, 40 times in nine years for a slew of non-violent, minor crimes associated with being homeless — from sleeping on private property to "theft of electricity" for having his laptop plugged in to an outlet he did not have permission to use. Now he's taking his four most recent trespassing citations to jury trials. He plans to use the necessity defense.
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When then-athletic director Pat Kilkenny decided to revive the baseball program and drop wrestling in 2009, he projected it to turn a profit within five years. But an analysis of the program’s financial transparency reports show its annual budget deficit has increased every year since 2009, tickets are down nearly 50 percent, and administration salaries now exceed the entire income of the program.
Willie Taggart, Oregon's newly hired head football coach, said he would no longer be fielding questions from Andrew Greif, lead Ducks beat reporter at the state's top news outlet, after Greif published a story detailing a "grueling" workout that resulted in the hospitalization of three players. While Taggart said he "won’t have shit to do with" Greif anymore, Greif defended his reporting and the school's faculty athletics representative said the story was fair and the characterization of the workouts were misinterpreted by the public.