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(Jackson Ms) Meteorologist jailed on gratification of lust charges
MS NEWS NOW ^ | 3-7-13 | WLBT STAFF

Posted on 03/07/2013 12:34:06 PM PST by WKB

Madison police have arrested a man accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

Eric Law, a WLBT meteorologist since 2004, is charged with two counts of sexual battery and two counts of gratification of lust.

Madison police say the arrest is the result of an allegation that Law had inappropriate contact with a girl under the age of 16.

Judge Dale Danks set bond at $50,000 per count, for a total of $200,000.

"Eric Law has been suspended until further notice," said WLBT News Director Wilson Stribling.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 40years; molestation; rape
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1 posted on 03/07/2013 12:34:07 PM PST by WKB
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To: WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; ...

Mississippi ping


2 posted on 03/07/2013 12:35:12 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WKB

“two counts of gratification of lust”....OH never mind...:-|


3 posted on 03/07/2013 12:35:30 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: WKB

Gratification of Lust? First time I’ve heard it put that way...sounds more like stautory rape to me!


4 posted on 03/07/2013 12:35:52 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: WKB

“two counts of gratification of lust.”

Gosh, I better be careful about bragging on my BBQ ribs.


5 posted on 03/07/2013 12:42:37 PM PST by ryan71
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To: WKB

I’m just surprised it was a girl.

All i’m sayin’.


6 posted on 03/07/2013 12:44:13 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: WKB

You do need a weatherman to see which way the teens blow


7 posted on 03/07/2013 12:49:50 PM PST by babble-on
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To: babble-on

8 posted on 03/07/2013 12:58:21 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: babble-on

You do need a weatherman to see which way the teens blow

Wow, I was trying to come up with a little quip but can’t top that.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 12:58:48 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: babble-on
Triumph the insult comic dog does the Hawaiian weather
10 posted on 03/07/2013 1:08:28 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: WKB

One must admit, this “gratification of lust” meme just rolls off the tongue.

I, for one, think this story would make a great movie, well-suited to the talents now available in Hollywood!


11 posted on 03/07/2013 1:10:02 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: JimRed
Gratification of Lust.
Some of the Old South language or terms still in use.
Depraved Heart Murder is another. I think that one falls in somewhere between man slaughter and second degree murder.
I love some of the 19th century or even 18th century terms still in use.
12 posted on 03/07/2013 1:18:54 PM PST by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: WKB

And of course being a meteorologist is the most important part of the headline, sigh.


13 posted on 03/07/2013 1:20:25 PM PST by bgill
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To: WKB

Judge Dale Danks? Really? LOL (He may have been a judge for years. I remember when he was mayor. I remember going to City Hall for some high school awards ceremony. And then I went off to college.)

As for WLBT, I remember Woody Assaf as the weatherman. My how things change!


14 posted on 03/07/2013 1:24:01 PM PST by petitfour
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To: WKB

I think his forecast is going to be calling for a good chance of sore ass...


15 posted on 03/07/2013 2:18:30 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: WKB

To loosely paraphrase a line from CaddyShack... “At least he’s got the gratification thing going for him”.


16 posted on 03/07/2013 2:32:27 PM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: WKB

OH MY!

Eric Law?

Under age girl!!!


17 posted on 03/07/2013 2:50:07 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: WKB

DrO asks, is he the one who was in the serious traffic accident a few years ago with his homely wife?


18 posted on 03/07/2013 2:51:48 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Yes one and the same. From car wreck to life wreck!


19 posted on 03/07/2013 2:56:02 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WKB

LOL. Oh yeah, big time.
I can’t post the rest of his comments, but he had the right guy in mind. The news is about to start.
Stay tuned!


20 posted on 03/07/2013 2:58:48 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: WKB

Oh, oh, perp walk in court, red jacket!


21 posted on 03/07/2013 3:00:14 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: WKB

22 posted on 03/07/2013 3:02:07 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

http://www.wlbt.net/Global/story.asp?S=11082532


23 posted on 03/07/2013 3:05:12 PM PST by petitfour
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Eric Law appeared in Madison Municipal Court Thursday afternoon.

Judge Dale Danks set bond at $50,000 per count, for a total of $200,000.

24 posted on 03/07/2013 3:06:33 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: petitfour

Thanks so much, petitfour!!!


25 posted on 03/07/2013 3:17:07 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: WKB

As a “real” meteorologist, I take offense.

Is he an actual meteorologist or a TV weather reader?

Has he ever put out an actual forecast on his own using raw data or does he just read what NWS feeds to the station?

Just curious.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 3:18:08 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: onyx; WKB

One wonders if the car crash involved a head injury. Shades of Stuart Irby.

Indeed. Car crash —> life crash.

His poor wife. Wonder which lovely pirhanna law firm has the divorce case tonight...


27 posted on 03/07/2013 3:20:27 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: ryan71

‘Gosh, I better be careful about bragging on my BBQ ribs.’

Ypou had better definitely not mention the salacious rub that you use on those ribs.


28 posted on 03/07/2013 3:22:53 PM PST by Delta Dawn
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To: petitfour

I too remember Woody Assaf as the weatherman.

Do you remember Reddy Kilowatt?


29 posted on 03/07/2013 4:08:18 PM PST by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: Have Ruck - Will Travel
ROTFL!! My very first thought was about Woody Assaf! I KNEW it wasn't him, of course; is he even still alive?

My kids always laugh when someone asks about the weather, and I break into the jingle;
"The weather, the weather, what's it gonna be?
Here is Reddy Kilowatt to show you on TV!"

30 posted on 03/07/2013 5:35:51 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Have Ruck - Will Travel

I remember him doing Seale Lilly ice cream commercials. Things were so much simpler then. :)


31 posted on 03/07/2013 7:46:07 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Black Agnes; WKB

That car crash settlement money sure made him think he was hot stuff. (I’ve re-written this comment three times...lol).

Do they have children? I feel so sorry for his wife. He’s such an embarrassment. Under age girl! Eric faces up to 90 years in prison if he’s found guilty!


32 posted on 03/07/2013 9:51:50 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SuziQ

No, I just looked online and found that he passed away in November 2009 from heart failure. He was 92 years old and is remembered as the nation’s longest serving TV weatherman.


33 posted on 03/08/2013 2:51:21 AM PST by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: onyx; Black Agnes

I remember seeing at least 2 kids climbing around on the hospital bed after the accident.


34 posted on 03/08/2013 4:46:35 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: bgill
And of course being a meteorologist is the most important part of the headline,

Odd title for people who know absolutely nothing about meteors.

Sounds like this guy was more of an ass-trologist.

35 posted on 03/08/2013 6:29:41 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: petitfour; Have Ruck - Will Travel; SuziQ

>> I remember him doing Seale Lilly ice cream commercials. <<

Yep, them was the days! Woody doing the weather (up against Bob Neblett at WJTV), and Alon Bee Sr. in the WLBT annoucer’s booth, with Dick Morphew & Dick Sanders at the news desk. They don’t make ‘em like that any more!


36 posted on 03/08/2013 10:37:09 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Have Ruck - Will Travel

Woody lived to 92? That’s awesome! Always liked him!


37 posted on 03/08/2013 5:37:40 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: onyx

Not a jacket.

That’s a hoodie! lol


38 posted on 03/08/2013 11:39:01 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Old age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill.)
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To: hattend; WKB; onyx

“As a “real” meteorologist, I take offense.

Is he an actual meteorologist or a TV weather reader?

Has he ever put out an actual forecast on his own using raw data or does he just read what NWS feeds to the station?

Just curious.”

I would like an answer to your question myself.


39 posted on 03/08/2013 11:41:00 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Old age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill.)
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To: WKB
an allegation that Law had inappropriate contact with a girl under the age of 16

if guilty he should get life, at least

40 posted on 03/08/2013 11:51:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: petitfour; dixiechick2000; Black Agnes; WKB; mrsmel

Or Bob Neblett on WJTV.....lived on northside dr and drove a studebaker

Bert Case.....

Or Augie File...sports

Judy Moon... talk

Farmer Jim Neal

I am in Jax right now oddly enuff

Dropping off my old auntie who rotates tween TN and Jax

Ate at Mayflower tonight....


41 posted on 03/08/2013 11:58:38 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: WKB

Under 16?

Like 15

Or 5

Both crimes

But one far worse than the other


42 posted on 03/09/2013 12:09:22 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

and both worthy of the harshest penalties


43 posted on 03/09/2013 12:10:27 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: onyx
DrO asks, is he the one who was in the serious traffic accident a few years ago with his homely wife?

Mr & Mrs Weather?

That would be the one.

kristinascorner.blogspot.com/p/eric-and-i-have-been-married-since.html

44 posted on 03/09/2013 12:23:16 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: wardaddy

So far I have not heard anything about age. I figured Jackson Jambalaya would have something by now but they haven’t said a word.
http://www.kingfish1935.blogspot.com/


45 posted on 03/09/2013 12:49:50 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: wardaddy

If Bob wasn’t eating ice cream he was consuming adult beverages and cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels.


46 posted on 03/09/2013 12:56:54 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: wardaddy

LOL!!!

Bob Neblett would read the CL live on the air!


47 posted on 03/09/2013 4:50:05 AM PST by Yudan (Living comes much easier once we admit we're dying.)
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To: cynwoody

She sounds like a very sweet person.


48 posted on 03/09/2013 10:23:09 AM PST by petitfour
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To: WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; ...

Mississippi ping to Law’s “Law and Order room

http://www.kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2013/03/law-had-law-order-room.html


49 posted on 03/10/2013 4:44:01 PM PDT by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WKB
Having sex with a 15 year old is just stupid. Call this guy toast and hope he enjoys Bubba and the weather report from Parchmen.
50 posted on 03/11/2013 2:03:07 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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