law http://wfpl.org en Bill Aimed at Curbing Kentucky Heroin Epidemic Likely to Fail This Year http://wfpl.org/post/bill-aimed-curbing-kentucky-heroin-epidemic-likely-fail-year <p>A bill cracking down on Kentucky's growing heroin epidemic is facing an uncertain future in Frankfort, as lawmakers are concerned about the constitutionality of one of the bill’s key provisions.</p><p>Under the current language of the bill, the dealers who sold drugs to the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman could be charged with homicide, if they were in Kentucky. The same goes for the dealers' suppliers.</p><p>That has many state lawmakers concerned over the constitutionality of charging third and fourth-parties with homicide.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:22:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9042 at http://wfpl.org Bill Aimed at Curbing Kentucky Heroin Epidemic Likely to Fail This Year Who Owns the Brrr Tag and Were Regalo's T-Shirts OK? http://wfpl.org/post/who-owns-brrr-tag-and-were-regalos-t-shirts-ok <p>This week, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/was-brrr-arrested">Louisville police arrested a man many people suspect to be the mysterious graffiti tagger Brrr</a>.</p><p>Philip Rodriguez, 25, &nbsp;is accused of, among other things, stealing a batch of T-shirts from the downtown gift shop Regalo. The arrest warrant says Rodriguez claimed the design on the t-shirts was copyrighted.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:28:59 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6399 at http://wfpl.org Who Owns the Brrr Tag and Were Regalo's T-Shirts OK? Contempt Motion Against Sexual Assault Victim Who Tweeted About Attackers Withdrawn http://wfpl.org/post/contempt-motion-against-sexual-assault-victim-who-tweeted-about-attackers-withdrawn <p>Attorneys have withdrawn a contempt motion against 17-year-old&nbsp;Savannah Dietrich of Louisville.</p><p><a href="/post/sexual-assault-victim-faces-contempt-case-tweeting-about-attackers">The motion was filed</a> after Dietrich tweeted about the two boys who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her. By naming them, their attorneys said, Dietrich violated the confidentiality of a juvenile hearing. But the filing gathered national attention, and has now been withdrawn.</p><p><a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120723/news01/307230081/contempt-motion-sexual-assault-victim-savannah-dietrich-who-tweeted-attackers-names-withdrawn?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|home">From the Courier-Journal</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Defense attorneys for two boys who pleaded guilty to assaulting a 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich have withdrawn their motion that she be held in contempt for tweeting the names of her attackers in defiance of a court order.</p><p>David Mejia, an attorney for one of the teens, said now that the Louisville teen&rsquo;s story has gone global because of a Courier-Journal article on Saturday there was no reason to continue the contempt motion.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:32:53 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1099 at http://wfpl.org Sexual Assault Victim Faces Contempt Case for Tweeting About Attackers http://wfpl.org/post/sexual-assault-victim-faces-contempt-case-tweeting-about-attackers <p>A 17-year-old Kentucky girl faces contempt charges for tweeting the names of two teens who sexually assaulted her.</p><p>Savannah Dietrich of Louisville <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120720/NEWS01/307200106/">told The Courier-Journal</a> she is frustrated by what she feels is a lenient plea bargain.</p><p>The boys&#39; attorneys have asked a judge to hold Dietrich in contempt for violating the confidentiality of a juvenile hearing.</p><p>Contempt carries a possible sentence of 180 days in jail and a $500 fine.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:05:00 +0000 The Associated Press 1089 at http://wfpl.org Former Courier-Journal VP Latest to Sue Gannett Over Ageism http://wfpl.org/post/former-courier-journal-vp-latest-sue-gannett-over-ageism <p>Former <em>Courier-Journal&nbsp;</em> Vice President of Circulation Mike Huot was laid off last year, and is now suing the C-J and parent company Gannett for age discrimination.</p><p>Huot&#39;s total compensation was over $300,000, <a href="http://gannettblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/louisville-300k-exec-claims-age-bias-in.html">according to Gannett Blog</a>. His lawsuit alleges that the paper brought in a younger employee to replace him.&nbsp;</p><p>Today, <a href="https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Byp0Rq2dGk1BcnNHOFhsbkRZMjg/edit?pli=1">Gannett Blog posted a copy of Huot&#39;s lawsuit</a>.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:26:03 +0000 Gabe Bullard 888 at http://wfpl.org Former Courier-Journal VP Latest to Sue Gannett Over Ageism