Some Colorado Springs City Council candidates in the April 2 election have faced restraining orders, financial struggles or both. The Gazette searched El Paso County and 4th Judicial District court filings and other records for cases involving the 11 city council candidates, vying for three at-large seats, and the four mayoral candidates.The following was found during background checks for council candidates Randy Tuck, Regina English, Tony Gioia, Wayne Williams, and Gordon Klingenschmitt and mayoral candidates Lawrence Martinez and Juliette Parker. The rest of the candidates did not have noteworthy local criminal or civil records, The Gazette found. Randy Tuck Tuck, retired after a more than 30-year career in the construction industry, has been taken to court by collections agencies and other companies more than a dozen times in the past decade. Since 2010, judgments or default judgments have been entered against him for debts totaling more than $30,000, according to … [Read more...] about Financial troubles, protective orders in Colorado Springs candidates’ pasts
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Updated 1:13 pm CDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that court documents describe a tense encounter on a highway between animal rights activist Carolyn Stark of Incline Village and Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist Heather Reich. Reich said Stark drove aggressively and dangerously close to her state vehicle, appearing to cut off other vehicles on Interstate 580. The protective order is the latest development in a years-long legal and public relations battle between the agency and a group of activists who oppose state methods for managing bears. Agency Deputy Director Jack Robb says the escalation of the activists' tactics is "alarming and concerning." Stark denies she stalked the biologist and says she intends … [Read more...] about Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist
TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough County deputies arrested a man on Wednesday for allegedly killing his estranged wife.Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, deputies arrested Lenton Chambers, 35, in connection to the homicide of Evelyn Chambers, 35, who was shot and killed on September 7 in her home on Sugarcreek Drive. Deputies say that at the time of the homicide, the sheriff's office was in the process of serving an order of protection signed by a Hillsborough County Judge. The Chambers were in the process of getting divorced and had a series of domestic violence incidents.Those incidents are outlined here by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office: "January 07, 2018March 04, 2018April 27, 2018April 28, 2018August 27August 28August 29September 4September 7 Chambers was charged with one count of 1st Degree Murder with a Firearm, one count Felon in Possession of a Firearm and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling."Safety for … [Read more...] about Tampa woman killed by estranged husband had filed protection orders against him
Updated 2:03 pm PDT, Friday, September 7, 2018 FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a breakfast in Sacramento, Calif. In an executive order signed Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, Brown directed state agencies to work together to protect plant and animal species in the face of climate change and declared that Sept. 7 will forever be known as "California Biodiversity Day." Brown's order comes ahead of a global climate summit he's hosting next week in San Francisco and as he prepares to leave office in January. less FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a breakfast in Sacramento, Calif. In an executive order signed Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, Brown directed state agencies to work together to protect ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption … [Read more...] about California governor signs biodiversity protection order
TOUGHER sentences for stalkers have been rolled out in a drive for harsher punishments to reflect the severity of the crime. The government has increased the maximum sentence for people found guilty of stalking. Is stalking a crime in the UK? Stalking became a crime in the UK in 2012 when the Government changed the law to cover actions including following or spying on someone. Cyberstalking - such as inundating someone with unwanted messages online - is also covered by law. Before the Protections of Freedom Act made it a specific crime, police had to wait until stalkers committed another crime - such as harassment or breaching a restraining order - before they acted. Harassment includes bullying and making violent threats to the victim or their family, whereas stalking covers any kind of unwanted attention - such as sending unsolicited gifts or following someone. When the law was introduced MP Elfyn Llwyd, who chaired the inquiry, said many stalking was widely regarded as a "joke" in … [Read more...] about What is a restraining order, how is stalking defined in the UK and which celebrities have been victims of the crime?