News archive from 4 January 2014

NC State seeks its basketball identity as ACC play starts

After 13 games, N.C. State's identity as a basketball team is still a work progress. A young, reconfigured Wolfpack (10-3) team will learn more about itself in ACC play, which starts Saturday at home against Pittsburgh, fifth-year senior forward...

 
Vikings retain counsel to look into Chris Kluwe’s charges 

Vikings retain counsel to look into Chris Kluwe’s charges 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe’s allegations that he was released from the team due to his...

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Bridge inspected after tanker crash, explosion

DAVISON TOWNSHIP, MICH. - State inspectors were taking steel samples from a bridge a day after a tanker hauling crude oil crashed through a guardrail on a snowy highway, rolled down a slope and exploded. Michigan Department of Transportation...

 
Storm-related travel headaches pile up, even in South Florida

Storm-related travel headaches pile up, even in South Florida

As the Northeast shivered and came to a snowstorm-related standstill early Friday, travelers trying to get out of South Florida scrambled — and, in some cases, settled in. "I've been here two hours,'' said Joe Tamburro, a grocery...

 

Broadcaster combines passion for pets, military

RENO, Nev. -- When Bonnie-Jill Laflin needs a break from the fast track that is her life, she comes home to Spanish Springs. The sportscaster, actress, model, NBA scout, wounded warrior advocate, animal rights advocate, entrepreneur, and former San...

 

Police release surveillance after Banksy vandalism

PARK CITY, Utah -- Police released surveillance photos Friday in hopes of identifying the person who vandalized two works there by famous graffiti artist Banksy. Park City police released images of a shadowy figure who appears to be tampering with one...

 
Task Force arrests four men on drug trafficking charges

Task Force arrests four men on drug trafficking charges

slideshow slideshow slideshow slideshow slideshow Officials with an area drug task force on Friday announced the arrest of four men on charges of trafficking cocaine. Officers with the Calhoun Cleburne County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force obtained...

 
Inmate charged with sexual abuse of corrections officer

Inmate charged with sexual abuse of corrections officer

slideshow A Calhoun County inmate was arrested on a sexual abuse charge Dec. 28 after he touched a female corrections officer inappropriately, according to court records that became available Friday. Vincent Shane Burton, 24, who was originally being...

 
Anniston area ends 2013 as wettest year on record

Anniston area ends 2013 as wettest year on record

slideshow For the Anniston area, 2013 was the wettest year since the meteorologist began keeping records in 1903 — and that had many farmers praying for breaks in the clouds. Anniston ended 2013 with 75.28 inches of rain, which is 25 inches more than...

 

Tea party's next front: Both Carolinas

The national fight between tea party Republicans and everyone else is a long-running war, and each election and clash in Congress is one more battle within it. The next big confrontations (after a February debt ceiling skirmish) are the 2014 primaries...

 

Mr. President, here are some tips from your predecessors

We are all worried about President Obama. If he is to fix our fiscal problems, do something about Syria, Iran, North Korea and the Middle East peace process and also co-manage the upbringing of two teenage girls, some changes must be made. After...

 

Defense remains Duke's focus as ACC play begins at Notre Dame

DURHAM Over the past month, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has frequently mentioned in postgame press conferences that his team has improved significantly on defense. The numbers back up his eye test. After the current low point of the...

 
As Seahawks wait, awards start rolling in

As Seahawks wait, awards start rolling in

RENTON, Wash. -- While the Seattle Seahawks wait for an opponent in the divisional round of the playoffs, they watched awards roll in, got another day of practice out of Percy Harvin and even saw Marshawn Lynch take questions. The Seahawks wrapped up...

 
Hagan's Senate measure on N.C. jobless benefits wins cheers, jeers

Hagan's Senate measure on N.C. jobless benefits wins cheers, jeers

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will immediately take up extension of federal jobless benefits when it gets back to work on Monday after its holiday break, and the vote will put Sen. Kay Hagan at the center of a new political fracas. The North Carolina...

 

FSU Seminoles' Jameis Winston hopes for perfect birthday gift: Blowout of Auburn

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Jameis Winston is hoping for a blowout on his birthday, and he's not talking about the candles. Florida State's quarterback will turn 20 on Monday, the same day the Seminoles face Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game,...

 

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