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No charges in Jameis Winston sex assault case
Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecutor said Thursday.
State Attorney Willie Meggs made the announcement at a news conference, saying there was not enough evidence to win a conviction.
"After reviewing all the evidence in the case, we did not feel like we could meet that burden," Meggs said.
Missouri police: Man fought officers down two flights of stairs
An eastern Missouri man is jailed after brawling down two flights of stairs with police officers.
The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Mo. (http://bit.ly/1kf0FVD ) reports that 42-year-old Eddie Gibbs of Park Hills is charged with two counts of assault on law enforcement.
The incident happened Nov. 27 when police went to a Park Hills apartment to question Gibbs about the non-fatal shooting of a woman.
Man dies after being hit by rocks at quarry near Junction City
A Manhattan man died after he was hit by rocks during blasting at a quarry near Junction City.
The Geary County sheriff's office says 63-year-old Stephen Hetzler died Wednesday at the Bayer Rock Quarry six miles west of Junction City.
KJCK reports (http://bit.ly/18bF6VK ) the investigation found Hetzler was standing too close to a detonation area while using explosives to blow up rocks. He was hit by one large limestone rock and possibly several smaller rocks.
Booklist Review of the Day
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Interrupted Tale.
Wood, Maryrose (author).
Dec. 2013. 400p. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, hardcover, $16.99 (9780061791222). Grades 4-6.
First published December 1, 2013 (Booklist).
Happily, the mysteries deepen at Ashton Place in this fourth volume in the Incorrigible Children series. Let us recap: the incorrigibles are three children raised by wolves but under the care of Lord Ashton, with Miss Penelope Lumley serving as their governess. Odd things happen at Ashton place, including Lord Fredrick’s propensity to howl at the moon. But here the action shifts to Penny’s alma mater, Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, which is in distress. A new board of directors wishes to change everything, including calling it the School for Miserable Girls. Can Penny help halt this disastrous turn of events? In this book, we come to that part in a series where one cannot really join in the fun without having read the previous books. And there is much fun to be had as the incorrigibles—Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia—entangle themselves in the Swanburne world. Family mysteries become more mysterious, and chickens learn to dance. Once again delightful wordplay and a plot that snakes itself around a suspicious family tree add to the deliciousness. It looks as if one more book should answer questions, but there are quite a lot of them. Readers will wait eagerly to learn where the children came from, to whom they are related, and why Penny must continue to color her hair that deadly brown. Hmmm. To be illustrated.
HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This series has amassed a large coterie of fans who will be eagerly looking to see how everything comes together.