A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star accused of faking a hate-crime attack against her is standing by her story in letters to news organizations and in a new online video.
In the video and letters, 34-year-old Charlie Rogers, formerly of South Sioux City, says she did not make up the attack. Rogers says that in July, three masked men broke into her home and carved anti-gay words on her arms and abdomen, as well as making other cuts on her body.
Police arrested her August 21st for allegedly staging the attack. Prosecutors charged her with making a false report to police, a misdemeanor. She pleaded not guilty September 27th.
Both prosecutors and Rogers' attorney say they expect the case to go to trial.
IF YOU'RE DRIVING AND RUN THROUGH FLASHING RED LIGHTS AT A TRAIN CROSSING, YOU'RE GOING TO PAY A PENALTY. SOME SIOUX CITY MOTORISTS FOUND THAT OUT TODAY WHEN LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ALONG WITH UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD RAN AN ENFORCEMENT CHECK.
SGT PAT HINRICHSEN OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYS THE FINES FOR A VIOLATION ARE STIFF;
HINRICHSEN SAYS OFFICERS WON'T CUT YOU A BREAK IF YOU'RE CAUGHT DRIVING AROUND TRAIN GATES, BECAUSE YOU'RE RISKING YOUR LIFE RACING AN ONCOMING TRAIN:
FOUR MOTORISTS WERE CAUGHT VIOLATING THE CROSSING REGULATIONS IN THE FIRST HALF HOUR OF THE OPERATION.