- Associated Press - Sunday, August 24, 2014
Men who sparked manhunt at Grand Teton Park ID’d

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Officials have released the names of three men who sparked a manhunt near a global financial meeting at Grand Teton National Park.

Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs tells The Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/1loF7N8http://bit.ly/1loF7N8 ) that 27-year-old Jonathan Metzman, of Blacksburg, Virginia; 24-year-old William Wood, of Antioch, Tennessee; and 27-year-old Jonathan Wyatt, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, each were cited for trespassing.

The men are accused of stopping for the night in an empty dorm room at the park rather than finding a campsite. When security found them in the room and contacted rangers, the men ran, prompting a three-hour search Thursday that included road checkpoints and rangers armed with rifles.

The incident raised concern because the dorm is near Jackson Lake Lodge, where Federal Reserve and other global financial figures are meeting.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.comhttp://www.jhnewsandguide.com


Chattanooga digitizing old city records

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Chattanooga is digitizing hundreds of thousands of city records with a $2.6 million project that city leaders say will increase government transparency and efficiency.

But that also means the city will have to explore what records it must legally retain and how many it can shred, meaning documents going back decades could be destroyed.

Some Chattanooga residents are criticizing the decision to destroy any public records that are part of the city’s history and could potentially be used to hold government officials accountable, The Times Free Press reported (http://bit.ly/1ttlbsc).

“It just seems so wrong that the city would use taxpayer dollars to destroy records,” said Rebecca Little, who recently won a public records lawsuit against Chattanooga.

City Attorney Wade Hinton said his office is trying to create a more efficient government by modernizing records. Hinton could not say how many records the city could potentially destroy. The city is currently developing a policy on what records can be tossed out.

“The city is 175 years old and has been accruing documents for all those years. We’ve got to have a policy,” said Stacy Richardson, an adviser to Mayor Andy Berke. “We’re not going to go down to a storage building and throw a match in there.”

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