A former sheriff’s deputy, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl, makes a deal for no jail time
Former Tennessee sheriff's deputy Brian Beck was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl over a 20-month period. He took a plea deal, avoiding jail time and having to register as a sex offender, court records show.washingtonpost.com
Camping Couple Shot to Death After Encountering ‘Weirdo’
GoFundMeKylen Schulte and Crystal Beck knew the mountains of Moab well, moving from campsite to campsite in the Utah wilderness with ease. But a week ago, reportedly after telling friends they were spooked by a man they encountered, the married couple disappeared.“Kylen and Crystal told close friends that there was a weirdo camping near them that was freaking them out !!! And that they should move campsites,” Schulte’s father, Sean-Paul, wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “Now they have beennews.yahoo.com
On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live
FILE - Stevie Nicks performs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. During that time, she recorded the new single Show Them the Way" and edited her new concert film Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone. Nicks is 72 and doesn’t want to be homebound when she prefers to be singing live on the road. “This song really is a prayer.
New police union president John Catanzara rode a wave of controversy to popularity with fellow officers
"Obviously I know you just got here," he continued to Beck. "I would hope that you would take some time to review everybody over at call-back that are stripped from their police powers before you got here and start looking at some of these cases, because there are some good people there who are absolutely being abused, harassed, retaliated against that should not be stripped."chicagotribune.com
Mississippi fire department roiled by noose in locker
One expert who has extensively studied the history of lynchings in the South says whites and blacks tend to view these symbols very differently. A person doesn't have to be racist to not understand how impactful something like a noose can be to black people, said retired University of Georgia professor E.M. Beck. He said someone like Russell "just basically doesn't have the experience base to realize how pertinent and potent that symbol can be within the black community."chicagotribune.com
Artists join Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off My Body' campaign
Getty Images(CNN) - Planned Parenthood's "Bans Off My Body" campaign has gathered nearly 140 musicians to join its campaign to battle restrictions on legal abortion. Planned Parenthood plans to raise awareness about restrictive anti-abortion measures that have passed in several states over the last year. The organization hopes to gather a whopping 500,000 signatures for its online petition to raise awareness about abortion rights. "Abortion access and reproductive health and rights are under attack like never before, and we need everyone to fight back," Planned Parenthood's president, Alexis McGill, said in a statement. "Planned Parenthood is grateful to these artists for using their incredible platforms to declare that our bodies are our own -- if they are not, we can never be truly free or equal."
Beck's beer drinkers awarded settlement in lawsuit
The world's largest brewer Anheuser Busch InBev has reached a preliminary settlement with a group of beer drinkers. Their class-action lawsuit accuses the company of deceiving customers who bought Beck's. The problem: the beer they thought was imported from Germany was actually made in Missouri. Vladimir Duthiers reports.cbsnews.com