The University of Georgia Law School is celebrating a first-place finish in the latest moot court competition: the 70th annual National Moot Court Competition was held in New York City. The winning team members are third-year UGA law students Jonathan Kaufman, John Kenerly IV, and Joseph Stuhrenberg.From Lona Panter, UGA Today… The team prevailed in the regional rounds and then headed to New York, where they squared off against 31 other teams from around the country. Over the course of six rounds in four days, the team ultimately won in the finals before a panel of five distinguished judges. In addition to winning the national championship, Stuhrenberg was named best oralist in the final round. The team was coached by the School of Law’s Kellie Casey and Rob McNiff. This is the fourth time the School of Law has won the National Moot Court Competition.
The owner of a popular Athens bar has been indicted on charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery. David Ippisch, 38, owns Hedges on Broad near the University of Georgia campus, where he is accused of assaulting a 21-year-old woman in November. The victim was not a UGA student, according to police. Ippisch was arrested Nov. 26 2019. He was denied bail in December. A judge ruled that he was likely to pose a risk to the community. Channel 2's Tony Thomas was in Athens after Ippisch's arrest, where police confirmed reports of the attack. 'About 3:15 a.m., we took a report from a 21-year-old female indicating she had been sexually assaulted at the Hedges bar,' said Officer Geoffrey Gilland, with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. “The alleged assault happened somewhere in the bar. I don't have any information at the exact location.” Students told Thomas they were horrified at the accusations. “It’s pretty disgusting, honestly. It’s pretty scary 'cause I know a lot of people, especially young girls, that go in there,” college student Cole Harper said.
The GBI joins the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a home in the eastern part of the County. A statement from Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office investigators says the two deaths not appear to be natural. From the Oglethorpe Co Sheriff’s Office Facebook page… The Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after the discovery of two bodies at a home in the Eastern part of the county. The GBI is working with the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office investigators on the case. The names are not being released until the family is notified. The deaths do not appear to be natural. The case will continue to be investigated. Based on the preliminary findings there is no current threat to public safety or the well being of the good citizens of Oglethorpe.