Daily Archive: March 18, 2013



Seton Hill mourns pregnant coach killed in crash

MEMORIAL MASS–Members of the Seton Hill University’s women’s Lacrosse team attend a memorial mass in St. Joseph Chapel on coach on the school’s Greensburg, Pa., Sunday, March 17, 2013. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Joe Hermitt) by Kevin BegosAssociated Press WriterGREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Somber athletes, students and school staff hugged and cried in a century-old chapel on the campus of a small Catholic university outside Pittsburgh, mourning the loss of a coach who died along with her unborn child when the team’s bus crashed on the way to a game.



Trial over NYPD stop-and-frisk tactic set to begin

SILENT MARCH–In this June 17, 2012 photo, demonstrators hold signs during a silent march in New York to end the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” program. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) by Colleen Long Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department’s practice of stopping, questioning and frisking people on the street is facing its biggest legal challenge this week with a federal civil rights trial on whether the tactic unfairly targets minorities.



2 Ohio football players convicted of raping girl

CONVICTED–Ma’lik Richmond, center, stands with his father, Nathaniel Richmond, left, and attorney Walter Madison after he and co-defendant Trent Mays, 17, were found guilty on rape and other charges after their trial in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio, Sunday, March 17. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool) by Andrew Welsh Huggins AP Legal Affairs Writer STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Sunday convicted two members of Steubenville’s celebrated high school football team of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl, concluding a months-long ordeal for the victim and the accused, even though the case is far from over for the community.



Secret testimony fighting Philly 'no snitch' ethos

DISTRICT ATTORNEY SETH WILLIAMS by Craig R. McCoy The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia prosecutors are wielding a new tool to combat the city’s “no snitch” culture — using grand juries to shield witnesses from threats by allowing them to testify in secret.