Court cuts loose woman accused of passing gas, threatening man with knife
A Florida woman accused of letting one rip has been cut loose. In 2018, Shanetta Yvette Wilson was arrested after allegedly pulling a knife on John Walker when he complained about her flatulence in a Broward County Dollar General Store. Her case was finally dismissed this week on account of Walker’s alleged refusal to be deposed, despite being subpoenaed. The Smoking Gun reports the ...news.yahoo.com
Man who served 42 years in prison for triple murder is innocent, prosecutor says
“All those who have reviewed the evidence in recent months agree — Kevin Strickland deserves to be exonerated,” officials say. “All those who have reviewed the evidence in recent months agree — Kevin Strickland deserves to be exonerated,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. The prosecutor is joining the Midwest Innocence Project to work to have Strickland freed from Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron.news.yahoo.com
710 days later, NCAA Tournament is back with 'First Four'
UCLA won 86-80. But because of the pandemic, it’s been 710 days since last we saw the NCAA Tournament — who’s counting? The first four games were grafted onto the 64-team main bracket in 2011, naturally, to pad the NCAA coffers. Michigan State’s brief appearance in the tournament was coach Tom Izzo’s 23rd straight, but it was small consolation. They told me that the flight was leaving tomorrow at 9:30 (am),” Norfolk State coach Robert Jones said.
Texas Southern beats Mount St. Mary's 60-52 in NCAA opener
Texas Southern players celebrate after defeating Mount St. Mary's in a First Four game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. – Texas Southern forward John Walker III celebrated the program's second NCAA Tournament win the way he always envisioned — hooting, hollering and just having fun. Texas Southern: Jones now has first tourney win with the Tigers and just the third ever by a Southwestern Athletic Conference champion. While Texas Southern found a way to advance, it needs to play much better to compete with the Wolverines. AdTHE ROADMount St. Mary's: Positive COVID-19 tests forced the Mountaineers to put the program on pause twice in December, forcing them into a monthlong break between games.
Court revives Sarah Palin defamation case vs NY Times over editorial on shootings
Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks while campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore at the Historic Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S., September 21, 2017. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the judge who dismissed Palins case ran afoul of federal rules designed to ensure fairness by first hearing testimony from Times editorial page editor James Bennet, and accepting it as credible. We are disappointed in the decision and intend to continue to defend the action vigorously, Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said in an email. The judge also said the Times decision to swiftly correct the editorial after a social media backlash suggested that readers might have perceived the false statements about Palin as based on fact. The case is Palin v New York Times Co, 2nd U.S.feeds.reuters.com
Sarah Palin can pursue defamation case against NY Times: U.S. appeals court
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court revived former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palins defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, over an editorial that she said maliciously linked her to the 2011 mass shooting that seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks while campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore at the Historic Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S., September 21, 2017. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the lower court judge who dismissed Palins complaint erred by first hearing testimony from the Times editorial page editor. Palin, 55, was Republican presidential candidate John McCains running mate in 2008, and Alaskas governor from 2006 to 2009. The case is Palin v New York Times Co, 2nd U.S.feeds.reuters.com