Toledo news crew shot at, no injuries but damage to news vehicle

July 17, 2019
While returning from a news event, a WTVG 13abc news crew van was shot at on July 13, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio.13abc reported that the crew was heading back to the station at around 8:30 p.m. following an event at the Toledo Museum of Art when multiple shots were fired at the station’s vehicle.Investigative reporter Shaun Hegarty posted a photo of the damage to the vehicle to Twitter following the incident.

Judge dismisses defamation suit against Kansas City Star

July 11, 2019
On July 2, 2019, a Kansas district judge threw out a defamation suit against The Kansas City Star brought by Kansas Sen. Majority Leader Jim Denning, which The Star had argued violated its First Amendment rights as a publisher.According to news reports, Denning and his lawyer failed to prove the “actual malice” threshold required for defamation set out by the Supreme Court in its landmark 1960 free speech case New York Times vs. Sullivan. Kansas also has an additional state …
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