News archive from 3 January 2014

Price of Panthers playoff tickets soars on resale market

Carolina Panthers playoff tickets sold out in 180 seconds Wednesday, but fans still have another option: Buying tickets from the so-called secondary market, where the markup is considerable. Because the Panthers have struggled in recent years, fans...

 

Deadline to qualify for state races moved up

MONTGOMERY — Anyone planning to run for statewide office in 2014 had better get a move on, because Alabama has just changed the date to qualify. Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett announced Thursday that the state has moved the qualifying deadline...

 

No injuries in Oxford car fire

Oxford firefighters on Thursday afternoon responded to a car fire that resulted in a great deal of smoke but no injuries. Oxford Fire Department assistant Chief Ben Stewart said his department responded to the call at 12:51 p.m. near the intersection...

 

Experts offer tips, sympathy for those trying to make a change with New Year's resolutions

According to the results of an interactive Harris poll conducted in December of 2013, weight loss, exercising, and quitting smoking were among the top resolutions for this new year. But for some in Alabama, where both obesity and smoking rates are...

 

Greening the city

It was a bold experiment, and it proved that more urban green space is possible using determination, hard work and, of course, some money. The Grand Central Park on the site of the old arena in downtown Miami brought together skateboarders, strollers,...

 

Prior New Year's Eve arrest didn't prevent alleged DWI crash Tuesday night

Dallas-area police have made no secret that officers would be out in force to pull over intoxicated drivers on New Years Eve. But the warnings and a previous New Years Eve arrest didn't keep a North Dallas man off the roads Tuesday night. Napoleon...

Dallas News, 19:04 in Crime
 

Marchionne's 5-year Fiat-Chrysler mission finally completed

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Sergio Marchionne's five-year effort to merge Fiat and Chrysler culminated in a Florida beach town, where the workaholic chief executive officer spent hours nailing a deal that was announced New Year's Day. Marchionne, a...

 

Iona, Quinnipiac game postponed because of weather

HAMDEN, Conn. -- The men's basketball game scheduled for Thursday night between Iona and Quinnipiac has been postponed due to bad weather in the northeast. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. Four other Metro Atlantic Athletic...

 
Flu season in full swing in Calhoun County

Flu season in full swing in Calhoun County

slideshow Flu season has hit Calhoun County hard so far, with local and state health experts reporting significant infection rates among residents who haven’t been vaccinated. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Calhoun is one of 37...

 

Deadline to qualify for state races moved up

MONTGOMERY — Anyone planning to run for statewide office in 2014 had better get a move on, because Alabama has just changed the date to qualify. Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett announced Thursday that the state has moved the qualifying deadline...

 
Democratic candidate says real-life experience an asset

Democratic candidate says real-life experience an asset

slideshow Kevin Bass doesn’t have a lot of political experience. He says that makes him the perfect politician. The Fayette businessman and former minor-league baseball player announced last week he’s running for governor of Alabama this year,...

 

Who's at the door? Oh, it's Gorbachev

LONDON -- In the scripted world of high-profile diplomacy, every move is planned weeks in advance, with seating charts, menus and toasts subject to careful scrutiny. So imagine Britain's surprise when Mikhail Gorbachev made an unannounced, spontaneous...

 
Alabama pastor collared in wife’s murder while boarding flight to Germany 

Alabama pastor collared in wife’s murder while boarding flight to Germany 

An Alabama pastor wanted for his wife’s July murder was nabbed by cops at a Tennessee airport Wednesday night as he tried to flee the country for Russia. Rev. Richard Shahan, 53, had been questioned after his wife’s July 23 murder and was held in jail...

Daily News, 19:13 in Crime
 
Dolphins owner Ross contemplates possible changes

Dolphins owner Ross contemplates possible changes

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has left the team's complex without any announcement regarding the makeup of the organization for 2014. Ross spent more than six hours at the Dolphins' headquarters on Thursday. He arrived and departed...

 

Panthers' Ron Rivera has nothing but love for Tampa Bay's new coach

If you're looking for bad blood or ill feelings between Ron Rivera and Lovie Smith, you won't find them with the Panthers' head coach. Rivera sent Smith a congratulatory text Thursday morning after the former Chicago Bears head coach was reported to...

 

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