Colorado Corrections Deptartment chief shot, killed at home
The Associated Press via NOLA.com
In the weeks before Colorado's top prisons official was fatally shot after answering his front door, he carried out a variety of functions including requesting execution chemicals and speaking to legislators about security issues. It's unknown what role Tom Clements' position as executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections might have played in the shooting, but investigators said they aren't ruling out any possible motives, including whether it was random or a work-related attack.
Liability issues remain murky after deadly Plaza explosion
The Kansas City Star
Missouri Gas Energy has been trying for years to shield itself from responsibility for personal injuries and property damage stemming from dangerous leaks in some circumstances. Whether those efforts were successful, and whether such immunity would apply to last month's explosion on the Country Club Plaza, remains murky.
The Tenn. Dept. of Children's Services vs. the Media
It's painful to watch any children and family services system in turmoil, but the goings on in Tennessee right now might be setting a new standard for disaster. The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is locked in a high-profile battle with the state's most prominent newspaper, The Tennessean, which has published a series of articles questioning the department's performance in analyzing and reporting on child fatalities.
Medina considering adding video cameras to police cruisers — and officers
Sun News via Cleveland.com
Members of the Medina Police Department in Ohio may soon have not only in-car, but on-person video cameras to help document their activity and interactions. Members of City Council debated the issue during the March 11 Finance Committee meeting, with committee members ultimately voting 6-1 to send the ordinance to Council for consideration in its March 25 meeting.
Split Supreme Court limits Beaverton, Ore.'s liability
A divided Oregon Supreme Court has decided that Beaverton can limit its liability to $200,000 in the case of a woman who sued the city after a police car struck her in 2007. The justices ruled after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals requested their guidance on points of Oregon law in a personal-injury case. The matter returns to the federal appeals court.
Town Adminisrator Gary Brougham: As foreclosed properties add up, they've become a liability in Belchertown, Mass.
More than 50 foreclosed properties that Belchertown, Mass., owns for nonpayment of taxes that have been sitting around for a year may finally get sold at public auction. At a recent meeting, selectmen authorized the tax collector to begin the process of selling them.