FYI: Trevor Bohn Released From Pepper Spray Case; Former JPR Chief Sues University; Bien Padre Burns

Hank Sims / Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 @ 12:37 p.m. / What Did We Learn Today?

It’s been a hellaciously busy morning. Before you return from your lunch break, you might want to take note of the following items that have popped up on our radar in the last 12 hours.

  • The Times-Standard, which has been doing bang-up reporting from the pretrial hearings of the Fortuna Pepper Spray 4, reports that defendant Trevor Bohn — son of Supervisor Rex Bohn — will not face charges. The other three defendants in the case will find out tomorrow whether or not enough evidence exists to bring them to trial, says the T-S.
  • Ron Kramer, the former head of the massive trans-Oregonian Jefferson Public Radio network (with outposts in Northern California), has filed suit against the network’s owner, Southern Oregon University, for allegedly “blacklisting” him and violating his civil rights when it fired him. Kramer is looking for $1.4 million in damages, the Mail Tribune (Medford) reports.
  • A deep fryer at the Bien Padre factory caught fire this morning, causing about $30,000 in damage to the plant before Humboldt Fire was able to put it out. KIEM has the press release.
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