LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino told police he had sex in a restaurant six years ago with a woman now accused of trying to extort millions of dollars from him. And when she told him two weeks later she was pregnant, he gave her $3,000 for an abortion.
The Courier-Journal of Louisvillereported on its Web site Tuesday that Pitino told police he had been drinking in a Louisville restaurant and had consensual sex with Karen Sypher in August 2003. The police report said the 56-year-old coach denied Sypher's allegations that he raped her after the restaurant closed and at another time somewhere else.
Sypher reported the rape allegations to police last month, but a Kentucky prosecutor said the complaint wouldn't be prosecuted because it lacked supporting evidence. Sypher, 49, has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of lying to the FBI and trying to extort $10 million from Pitino, who is married.
New Hampshire state law is pretty clear about citizens' rights to carry firearms in public. No license is needed to carrying a pistol or revolver in the open; carrying a concealed weapon requires a license from the state or local police.
Kostric took advantage of the law on Tuesday, all while holding a sign saying "It Is Time To Water The Tree Of Liberty," invoking a phrase from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) If only Mickey was around...
A 60-year-old man has been convicted of groping a female employee in a Minnie Mouse costume at Walt Disney World.
BOSTON (CBS/AP) For now, a Boston federal judge has denied a convicted killer's request to continue hair removal treatments, but the jury is still out on whether Massachusetts taxpayers will foot the bill for the convict's requested sex-change operation.
As for Michelle Kosilek's hairy legs, U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf said Tuesday that he has not shown he will suffer "serious harm" without further electrolysis treatments. The judge said he may revisit the decision if more information comes to light in state Department of Correction documents.
Turns out the man who hired Janet Schulte to look after an adult brother with diminished mental capacity was the same guy she bottle-fed and treated like a child for 3 months.
Schulte says the worst thing is that authorities can't go after the man because he appears not to have committed any crime. Though the man lied, he typically paid the agreed $600 weekly for her services.
BOSTON (CBS/AP) Hair ye, hair ye! A convicted killer who wants a sex change operation will settle for more hair removal treatments for the time being – if a judge will allow it.
Michelle Kosilek, who was born as Robert, has been waiting for years for a judge in Boston to rule on a request for a sex-change operation, and is now asking for electrolysis.
COLUMBIA, Ill. (CBS/AP) He's charged with murdering his family, but he was a model employee. That was the assessment from the far-reaching Joyce Meyer Ministries of its security guard Chris Coleman, the southwestern Illinois man accused of strangling his wife and two sons.
Employment records say Coleman was "hard working, diligent and very trustworthy."
However, Coleman also took a personality test for the ministry where he described his weaknesses as being withdrawn, moody, tactless, and unaffectionate, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
RICHMOND, Va. (CBS/AP) Three men convicted in the rape and slaying of a fellow sailor's wife more than a decade ago have walked free to the outrage of the victim's family - who blamed the decision on political pressure from novelist John Grisham.
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine on Thursday granted conditional pardons to ex-sailors Derek Tice, Danial Williams and Joseph Dick Jr. They, along with another ex-sailor, Eric Wilson, were known as "The Norfolk Four" and convicted in the 1997 slaying of 18-year-old Michelle Moore-Bosko.
ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBS/AP) - She went from praying for world peace and modeling swimsuits at the Miss USA tournament, to pleading guilty in a drug case involving cocaine and smack.
Tia Shorts knows something about a fall from grace.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) No word yet if any awards are on the way, but the son of Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas is set to star in a feature presentation all his own. And it allegedly involves police hidden cameras, a whole lot of meth, and maybe even some jail time.
The legendary performer's spawn, Cameron Douglas – a sometimes "actor," sometimes "DJ" – traveled coast to coast dealing large quantities of methamphetamine before his arrest last month, according to a criminal complaint made public Thursday.