** Arkansas medic pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl
** Scottish McDonalds’s says sorry for denying medics service
UNITED STATES NEWS
** A former Arkansas EMS captain from Fayetteville appeared in court Monday to deny sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. That is the word from 5News (April 16) which said Craig Harvey, 38, pleaded not guilty to the Class D felony of sexual indecency with a child. According to the news service, Harvey was arrested March 28th after an anonymous person notified police. Harvey quit his job on March 29th. A spokesman for Central EMS said he had worked for the service since around 2014 and was also a volunteer firefighter. A trial date has been set for June 5th.
UNITED KINGDOM NEWS
** McDonald’s bosses in Scotland have apologized to two EMS crew members who were denied service Thursday because their ambulance would not fit through the drive-through lane. The Daily Record (Ross Dunn/April 17) said the 2:15 a.m. incident in Irvine played out after medics resorted to the restaurant’s side window after the front doors were locked for the night. According to the newspaper, store employees told the providers they could not access food unless they were in a vehicle that could navigate the drive-through lane. A check with the restaurant supervisor returned the same response. Medic Kris Allan said he and his partner had gone to the site because they had not yet had a break during their 7 to 7 shift and had missed other food outlets because of the late hour. A McDonald’s spokesman, meanwhile, said his company is anxious to make amends for the incident. However, he stressed health and safety regulations show that restaurant employees acted correctly.