Administrator of Child Porn Chat Group Sentenced to 30 Years

SPRINGFIELD, MO (AP) — A Springfield man who was the administrator of an online chat group in which members shared images and videos of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 30-year-old Anthony Cotter was sentenced last week for receiving and distributing child pornography. Cotter admitted…

Emails: Ex-SIU President Didn’t Approve Recruitment Spending

CARBONDALE, IL (AP) — Documents show that the former Southern Illinois University president might have hindered student recruitment efforts for its Carbondale campus by not approving a mailing list purchase. The Southern Illinoisan reports emails show then-President Randy Dunn didn’t take action during his final two months in office on spending $499,000 to buy contact information…