The self-help guru responsible for three deaths at a 2009 sweat lodge ceremony in the Arizona desert was sentenced to two years in prison, today.
At his sentencing James Arthur Ray begged for forgiveness. The AP reports:
"Ray said during his sentencing hearing that he would have stopped the ceremony near Sedona had he known people were dying or in distress. He turned to the more than a dozen family members seated in the courtroom, tearfully taking full responsibility for the pain and anguish he caused them.
Republican Newt Gingrich's presidential stock is rising in the polls. And his newfound popularity is also bringing new scrutiny to what he's been up to since he stepped down as Speaker of the House in 1998.
Three Amish men cited in Logan County for not displaying a safety emblem on the back of their horse-drawn buggies have requested jury trials in their cases. Benjamin Miller, 22, Hecekiah Miller, 28, and Monroe Miller, 31, all of Auburn, appeared Thursday in Logan District Court, where they declined an offer to have the cases against them dismissed in exchange for complying with the state law requiring them to place the emblem - a red-orange triangle designating a slow-moving vehicle - on the back of their buggies.
Joe Paterno's son said his father has lung cancer, but that it was treatable.
The AP reports:
Scott Paterno says in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that "his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery."
A Hopkinsville police officer was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie confirmed. A call came in around 5:30 p.m. that Officer Timothy Leyenaar, 35, was suspected of reckless driving, Howie said. Members of the Christian County Sheriff’s Department investigated the call, and determined there was enough evidence to arrest him on charges of DUI and reckless driving.
Trover Health System has started exclusive negotiations to become part of the Baptist Healthcare System. The board of directors met Wednesday and authorized Trover to enter into nonbinding letter of intent negotiations with the Louisville-headquartered organization. Baptist’s proposal is to acquire all of Trover’s assets and liabilities — essentially buying the Madisonville-based facility. Baptist Healthcare was selected over finalists LifePoint Hospitals Inc. of Brentwood, Tenn., and Owensboro Medical System after a long vetting process.
The Kentucky Horse Council is joining the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and industry groups in conducting an all-breed equine survey. The $600,000 survey was approved Thursday by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.
The Obama Administration is pointing to the success of federal spending in thirteen rural communities, including Bowling Green. The Warren County city was used as a case study in a recent report released by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which includes input from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The government of Myanmar bars or severely restricts reporting by foreign correspondents. NPR is withholding the name of the veteran journalist who recently entered the country and filed this story, in order to protect his identity and his ability to return in the future.
The newest — and nicest — road in Myanmar is, paradoxically, one of the emptiest as well: Only a handful of cars travel along the desolate four-lane highway to nowhere, or so it seems.
Saying it is deeply troubled by "tragic events" alleged to have happened at Penn State, the NCAA has told the school it is launching an examination of whether the university has "institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics program, as well as the actions, and inactions, of relevant ... personnel."