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CJ Baker

May 16, 2013 8:31 am

The end of the rental store

When Eric Paul opened Video Experience in Cody in 1994, one of his rental competitors dropped by with an unfriendly message: set your rental rates the way I want or I’ll crush your business.

Before being sentenced for helping Paul Cardwell defraud hospitals in Powell and White County, Ind., out of nearly $1.69 million, Michael J. Plake apologized.

Local legislators button it up on ‘Hill Bill’

Citing pending litigation, local legislators refused to talk with a Cody audience about the controversial bill that stripped the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of many of her duties.

An Indiana man will serve two-and-a-half years in federal prison for his role in defrauding hospitals in Powell and Monticello, Ind., out of more than $1.69 million.

A provocative billboard opposing hunting and trapping of the region’s wolves was abruptly removed last week after an outcry from the Cody community.

Fired founder in bitter dispute with current owner

A judge has rejected a request from the founder of a Cody pharmaceutical manufacturer to partially shut down the facility and reinstate him as CEO.

Former Powell Valley Healthcare CEO and current fugitive Paul Cardwell remains nowhere to be found, but his attorneys still must defend him, a judge reiterated last week.

Cardwell is being prosecuted and sued for allegedly defrauding Powell Valley Healthcare out of nearly $848,000 between March and September 2011.

He retained attorneys Robert W. York of Indiana and Robert W. Horn of Jackson in early 2012 to defend him. Cardwell reportedly told his attorneys he would take a plea deal, but dropped off the map in August 2012, shortly before he was set to finalize the deal.

Local residents could one day find some locally-produced milk, ice cream, butter, yogurt or cheese on their grocery store shelves if things go the way a Park County dairy hopes.

A former Powell police officer accused of having unwanted sexual contact with a woman while on duty in 2011 has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge against him.

Two young Cody men charged with murdering three Clark residents agreed Wednesday to let the charges against them proceed toward a trial.