Teacher gets surprise punishment for sex with teen

by Joe Kovacs -- [caption id="attachment_1809165" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kathryn Ronk weeps in court. (courtesy the Detroit News)[/caption] While some teachers get little or even no jail time for having sex with their more…

Children's hero devoted to God

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1805415" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Johnny Appleseed[/caption] Seventy years old, he visited his friend William Worth one evening, ate some milk and bread, read out loud from the Bible, more…

Penn State frat suspended over nude pix

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PHILLY.COM) Pennsylvania State University finds itself at the center of another scandal with sexual overtones as police investigate allegations that members of a fraternity posted pictures of nude more…

Penn State prof in anti-U.S. rant on plane

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PHILLY.COM) An associate professor of sociology at Penn State Abington was removed from an American Airlines flight in Miami Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct after ranting about more…

San Fran may lower voting age to 16

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SFGATE) — Sixteen-year-olds can drive, work, pay taxes and be sentenced to life in prison. Now, some want the right to vote, too. On Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor more…

Muslims protest 'American Sniper' on campus

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1805315" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle in the blockbuster, "American Sniper."[/caption] The University of Missouri has come under fire for its planned showing of the more…

Teacher reports girl's sex abuse, gets fired

by Joe Kovacs -- [caption id="attachment_1804915" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Teacher Diana Castella says she was fired for reporting a girl's sex abuse.[/caption] MIAMI – A schoolteacher in South Florida claims she was fired more…

Leaf in backpack earns boy 1-year suspension

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) Earlier this school year, a sixth-grader in the gifted-and-talented program at Bedford Middle School in Bedford, Virginia was suspended for one year after an assistant principal more…

'Demands of bullies will become school policy'

by Bob Unruh -- The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether or not to review a California school free-speech case that could set a First Amendment precedent by allowing random censorship of more…

St. Patrick: The slave that saved a nation

by Bill Federer -- March 17, around 461 A.D., St. Patrick died. As a teenager, the Roman Legions guarding his community in Britain had to be withdrawn to defend Rome, as invading more…