Texas Township, PA – Hunter Killed in Portable Propane Heater Explosion

Texas Township, PA (December 20, 2019) – A man from Florida hunting in northeastern Pennsylvania was killed on Saturday, December 14th when his portable propane heater exploded.  This incident delineated Pennsylvania’s third deadly hunting incident inside of a week. Chiefland resident Gregory Scheer, 81, was hunting from a ground blind in Texas Township when the…

Illinois Catholic Church Failed to Disclose Abuse Accusations Against 500 Priests and Clergy

Another state’s Catholic diocese is in the news. The Illinois Catholic Church publicly listed 185 clergy members who had been credibly accused of child sexual abuse. However, the church failed to identify 500 other priests and clergy members against whom sexual allegations have been made. According to Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s preliminary findings, the church…

Former Missouri Police Officer Criminally Charged for Sexual Abuse after Victim Comes Forward; Victim May Also Pursue a Civil Claim to Recover Money

The charges were filed against John Rollins, age 34, on July 26, 2018 by the prosecuting attorney in Moniteau County. According to the Complaint, Rollins abuse of the minor girl spanned “several years” from ages 5 to 13. The court records provide details surrounding the abuse, including allegations that Rollins performed oral sex on the…