Supreme Court Rejects Hofland’s Appeal 

Maine’s highest court has rejected an appeal from an accused elementary school hostage-taker who claimed his constitutional rights were violated because a jail didn’t provide him the newspapers he wanted to read or let him watch TV news programs of his choice.57-year-old Randall Hofland, who is now at the Somerset County Jail, faces kidnapping and other charges for allegedly taking a Stockton Springs fifth-grade class hostage at gunpoint on Halloween in 2008. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that dismissed Hofland’s claims against the York County Jail. Justices said Hofland’s claim fell short because the jail did provide him access to newspapers and TV programming – even if they weren’t exactly what he wanted when he wanted.No trial is scheduled. (AP)