South Koreans protest over corruption scandal

first_imgSEOUL – Agrowing corruption scandal over a new justice minister is bringing SouthKoreans out into the streets in numbers rarely seen since candlelight protestshelped bring down former leader Park Geun-hye in 2017.       Cho’s family isfacing probes into irregular investments and his children’s favorable treatmentin university admission.        Justice Minister nominee Cho Kuk attends a hearing at the national assembly in Seoul, South Korea on Sept. 6. REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI Tens ofthousands of protesters staged demonstrations during recent holidays, includingin downtown Seoul on Wednesday, and more gatherings are planned.   center_img Corruptionallegations against justice minister Cho Kuk’s family galvanized conservativegroups after the political disaster of Park’s impeachment over a briberyscandal.  The latestcorruption scandal has also led to major demonstrations from the other end ofthe political spectrum, many of whom participated in the 2016-2017 candlelightprotests against Park.(Reuters)last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Jan. 4 – Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

first_imgSunday, January 6, 2013•11:46 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity by known suspects in the 1100 block N. C, Wellington.•12:09 p.m. Non-injury accident, hit and run in the 300 block W. 8th, Wellington involving an unknown semi tractor trailer and a vehicle operated by Nicole M. Fisher, 37, Conway Springs.•2:30 p.m. Officers investigated disobeying a stop sign and driving while license is suspended in the 200 block E. 4th, Wellington.•2:45 p.m. Pratt L. Tilley, 43, Sedgwick, was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended and disobeying a stop sign.•7:50 p.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 700 block N. Washington, Wellington. Saturday January 5, 2013•9:14 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•2:15 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a dog in the 800 block S. H, Wellington.•5:28 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle by an unknown suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•5:42 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block E. Michigan, Wellington. Wellington police notes for Friday, Jan. 4 to Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013Friday, January 04, 2013:•6:06 a.m. Officers investigated domestic violence battery, battery, criminal trespass and criminal damage to property in the 400 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•7:11 a.m. Erienne S. Cranmer, 29, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery, battery and criminal trespass.•6:06 a.m. Officers investigated possession of drug paraphernalia in the 400 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•7:17 a.m. Sadia M. Bitner, 41, Wellington was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.•12:15 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a tag in the 1900 block N. A, Wellington.•1:07 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1400 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•2 p.m. Officers took a report of found property of a cellular phone in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington. It was returned to owner.•3:38 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1400 block E. Erie Court, Wellington.•7:14 p.m. Kenneth L. Engle, 47, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery in the 1000 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•9:05 p.m. Drury L. Kans, 26, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 30 mph in a 20 mph zone.last_img read more