Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

MANKATO STATE COACH IS CHARGED IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE [Corrected 08/30/12]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

MANKATO STATE COACH IS CHARGED IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE [Corrected 08/30/12]

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The head coach at Minnesota State, Mankato, has been charged with two counts related to child pornography.

Todd Hoffner was charged Wednesday in Blue Earth County.

The 46-year-old coach faces one count of using minors in a sexual performance or pornographic work and one count of possessing child pornography. Both are felonies.

According to the complaint, police began their investigation of the matter last week after a university official presented them with three videos of children that were said to be found on the coach's work-issued cellphone.

North Carolina

A judge in Raleigh, N.C., has ordered former University of North Carolina coach Butch Davis to hand over records of calls made on his personal cellphone related to his job duties. Superior Court Judge Howard E. Manning Jr. signed an order for Davis to provide his phone bills, which had been requested as public records by several media organizations, including The Associated Press.

Those requests had been rejected for more than a year by the university, which is faced with NCAA sanctions related to violations involving the football team while Davis was coach.

Manning's order gives Davis 30 days to hand over phone bills that include records of calls made as part of his official job duties.

The judge will allow the university to black out Davis' personal calls from the records.

In his order, Manning expressed concern about government employees using personal cellphones to make work-related related calls in an attempt to avoid public scrutiny.

California

Renovated Memorial Stadium has passed its first test, and the Golden Bears are ready to see it filled up on game day. Coach Jeff Tedford said that a mock game Tuesday night went off with only a few glitches.

The Bears practiced running onto the field for pregame introductions, had test runs for the lights, clock and public- address system and had the band on hand. …

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