A South Dakota
agency signed off on a scheme
to raise money for a fish farm even after regulators knew that the CEO had been indicted for fraud and his earlier round of fundraising had not been properly disclosed, Jonathan Ellis reported.
Denver's mayor sent
unwelcome sexual text messages
to a female police detective who was part of his security detail, a team reported.
DENVER 7 NEWS
A small-town Kansas
mayor saw his salary raised
from just over $1,000 to $90,000 in the course of a year, Lynn Horsley reported.
THE KANSAS CITY STAR
Despite state and federal laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, reporters A.J. Lagoe and Steven Eckert found that Minnesota court
officials often fail to enforce
them or follow up after abusers are ordered to surrender their weapons.
With a warrant in hand, deputies in Washington
neglected for three years to arrest
a man accused of sexually abusing his daughter, allowing the man to walk free, Andrew Binion reported.
HE KITSAP SUN
A former University of Montana soccer coach
texted 10 different Las Vegas escorts
almost 500 times from the phone the school gave him, Amie Just reported.
mayor guilty of 47 corruption charges
texted his supporters pleading with them to write the judge to be lenient in his sentencing, Kayla Dwyer reported.
THE MORNING CALL
Child protection services failed to forward dozens of allegations of abuse on to police or the social worker assigned to investigate the welfare of a three-year-old boy who was later murdered by his mother and her boyfriend, Tim Potter reported. THE WICHITA EAGLE
The sprinklers inside a
nursing home that burned down
and killed four people may have been flawed, reporter Craig R. McCoy found after reviewing the original blueprints and inspection records with independent experts.
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Hundreds of police misconduct allegations ruled credible by Internal Affairs in Philadelphia have languished, sometimes for years, with no resolution, reporters Max Marin and Ryan Briggs found after analyzing more than 8,500 civilian complaint records.
PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY/CITY & STATE
Circumstances from more than
60 unsolved Ohio murders
include patterns that could suggest the state has a roving serial killer, a team found after building a map and analyzing a cluster of cases.
THE PLAIN DEALER
Utah lawmakers who advanced a $1.7 million fee break for an industrial firm also
benefited from thousands
in the company's campaign contributions, Dan Harrie and Taylor Stevens reported.
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
A New Hampshire landfill
operator received millions of dollars
from taxpayers for work that it never performed, Jeff McMenemy reported.
After splitting a woman's head open during a skirmish in a New York jail, a police supervisor
boasted to colleagues about injuring her
, reporter Brendan J. Lyons found after obtaining internal police records.