SEOUL – 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. 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)
Sunday, January 6, 2013â€¢11:46 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity by known suspects in the 1100 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢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.â€¢2:30 p.m. Officers investigated disobeying a stop sign and driving while license is suspended in the 200 block E. 4th, Wellington.â€¢2:45 p.m. Pratt L. Tilley, 43, Sedgwick, was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended and disobeying a stop sign.â€¢7:50 p.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 700 block N. Washington, Wellington. Saturday January 5, 2013â€¢9:14 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢2:15 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a dog in the 800 block S. H, Wellington.â€¢5:28 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle by an unknown suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢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:â€¢6:06 a.m. Officers investigated domestic violence battery, battery, criminal trespass and criminal damage to property in the 400 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.â€¢7:11 a.m. Erienne S. Cranmer, 29, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery, battery and criminal trespass.â€¢6:06 a.m. Officers investigated possession of drug paraphernalia in the 400 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.â€¢7:17 a.m. Sadia M. Bitner, 41, Wellington was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.â€¢12:15 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a tag in the 1900 block N. A, Wellington.â€¢1:07 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1400 block E. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢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.â€¢3:38 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1400 block E. Erie Court, Wellington.â€¢7:14 p.m. Kenneth L. Engle, 47, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery in the 1000 block N. Poplar, Wellington.â€¢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.
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