Man whose case helped end death penalty in Illinois dies
A former Illinois death row inmate whose exoneration became an incentive to end the death penalty in the state has died, his attorney announced Wednesday. Attorney Jim Montgomery told WBBM Radio that Anthony Porter, 66, died this week. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Porter died from “anoxic brain injury, probable opioid toxicity,” and ruled the death an accident.news.yahoo.com
Interim tag off Bowness month after Stars play in Cup final
FRISCO, Texas – The Dallas Stars have officially removed the interim tag from Rick Bowness, the coach who led them to the Stanley Cup Final. The 65-year-old Bowness is the Stars' 24th head coach, their ninth since moving to Dallas in 1993. The Stars made it to their first Stanley Cup Final since 2000. Bowness was the head coach previously in Winnipeg (1988-89), Boston (1991-92), Ottawa (1992-96), the New York Islanders (1996-98) and Phoenix (2003-04). He was also a long-time assistant, and was on Tampa Bay's staff in 2015 when the Lightning lost in the Stanley Cup Final before joining the Stars.