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Columbia schools, police sued over girl's arrest

Feb. 17, 2020 6:41 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A woman whose daughter was wrongfully arrested at a middle school is suing the Columbia school district and police department. Kandas Holmes-Barnes is seeking a total of $2.4 million from the Columbia Public Schools and the Columbia Police Department after the arrest at Smithton...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill arrives for a hearing at the state Supreme Court at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. A 60-day law license suspension is being recommended for Hill after allegations that he grabbed the buttocks of state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, and inappropriately touched three other women during a party. The recommendation filed Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, with the state Supreme Court puts the Republican Hill's ability to remain as state government's top lawyer in jeopardy as he must have a law license to hold the position. It wasn't immediately clear how a temporary suspension would affect his status. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Indiana attorney general's future in question if suspended

Feb. 17, 2020 4:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A prominent supporter of Indiana’s attorney general is arguing that a proposed suspension of his law license over allegations of drunkenly groping four women is excessive and that even the proposed punishment wouldn’t force him from office. It remained unclear Monday...

US judge dismisses lawsuit over transgender pronoun dispute

Feb. 17, 2020 2:32 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A judge dismissed a professor's lawsuit against a small, public university in Ohio that rebuked him for not addressing a transgender student using the student's preferred gender terms. Nicholas Meriwether's federal lawsuit alleged that Shawnee State University officials violated...

Judge orders Tacoma officials to get public records training

Feb. 17, 2020 12:57 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — City of Tacoma department heads will get court-ordered public records training after a recent ruling in a lawsuit against the city. The News Tribune reports that public records activist Arthur West sued the city in 2016, arguing that it failed to provide records related to Puget Sound...

Ex-trooper dismisses lawsuits filed after Iowa man's death

Feb. 17, 2020 12:41 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned in 2014 has dismissed three lawsuits he filed over losing his law enforcement license. Anthony Piercy filed to voluntarily dismiss his lawsuits against the...

Televangelist, ex-pastor settle lawsuit alleging sex abuse

Feb. 17, 2020 9:54 AM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A confidential settlement was reached in a former Ohio megachurch pastor's lawsuit alleging televangelist Ernest Angley sexually abused and harassed him over a decade, starting in 2004. The allegations by Brock Miller, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, included that Angley forced him to...

Office of Hawaiian Affairs sues auditor over release of $3M

Feb. 16, 2020 9:13 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs sued the state auditor in an attempt to prompt the release of a $3 million general fund appropriation for the next fiscal year. The agency filed the lawsuit Friday against state Auditor Les Kondo, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. Kondo suspended his...

Parents allege daughter, 6, was sexually assaulted at recess

Feb. 16, 2020 4:40 PM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a 6-year-old southern Illinois girl are suing local school officials, alleging that their daughter was sexually assaulted by another kindergartner during recess. The lawsuit names the Edwardsville School District 7 as the defendant and alleges that the school...

Woman who says Rick James raped her in 1979 sues estate

Feb. 16, 2020 11:46 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by late R&B singer Rick James when she was 15 years old is suing his estate for $50 million. The unidentified plaintiff says James raped her while she was staying at a group home in Buffalo, New York, in 1979. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday against...

Suit: Drake, fraternity negligent in dangerous hazing event

Feb. 15, 2020 5:59 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A student is suing Drake University in Des Moines, along with a fraternity at the school and several fellow students for an unspecified amount after he said he nearly died from a hazing incident. Court documents filed Feb. 7 show Marcus Shields is suing the school, Theta Chi...