News archive from 4 May 2012

Owner of slain puppy questions Birmingham police procedure

Owner of slain puppy questions Birmingham police procedure

Boogie, a 5-month-old mixed breed pit bull dog, was killed by Birmingham police Wednesday, May, 2, 2012. The dog's owner, Jake Ballard, is questing, police handling of the incident. (Special)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The owner of a puppy fatally shot by...

 

Assembly advised to certify election unless outcome in question

A private lawyer hired to advise the Anchorage Assembly on certification of the flawed April 3 city election says the Assembly has a duty to certify it unless it finds "malconduct, fraud or corruption which affected the outcome of the...

 

Southeast fishermen approve salmon permit buyback plan

KETCHIKAN -- Southeast Alaska commercial fishermen have approved a $13 million plan to buy back 64 state permits for purse seine fishing to boost market conditions. The region's seine permit holders voted 215-54 in favor of the "capacity...

 

Snyder creates unit in Gaming Control Board to investigate crimes

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder issued an executive order today to establish a criminal investigations unit inside the state Gaming Control Board. “By creating a new subunit with expanded access to state and federal criminal justice information, the board...

 

Mexico's PRI, leading to retake presidency, vows not to return to old ways

MEXICO CITY The Institutional Revolutionary Party, known by its Spanish initials as the PRI, ruled Mexico for 71 consecutive years before it lost the presidency 12 years ago. Now, with its candidate the front-runner in the July 1 presidential election...

 

Father and son robbed at jewelry store

Two jewelry store employees were assaulted and pepper sprayed during a robbery in south Charlotte on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place around 3 p.m. at A. Bonnart Jewelers on Providence Road near the intersection of Providence and Fairview...

 

Mother of slain UVa student sues lacrosse coaches

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The mother of a University of Virginia student killed by a member of the men's lacrosse team has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the team's coaches and the state.Sharon Love filed the lawsuit in Louisa County Circuit Court...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 
Trayvon Martin's parents visit Birmingham, march to King statue in Kelly Ingram Park

Trayvon Martin's parents visit Birmingham, march to King statue in Kelly Ingram Park

View full sizeThe family of Trayvon Martin visits Birmingham, Ala., May 3, 2012 for a rally at Kelly Ingram Park. Left to right - father Tracy Martin, mother Sybrina Fulton and his brother, Jahvaris Fulton, 21.(The Birmingham News/ Linda Stelter)...

 

Date pushed back for start of BP spill trial

NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge has pushed back the start of a civil trial for claims against BP PLC and other companies involved in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Thursday set a date of Jan. 14, 2013. Trial had been...

 
Missing pet parakeet chirps his home address to police 

Missing pet parakeet chirps his home address to police 

This tale of a lost pet has a really tweet ending. A Japanese woman was reunited with her missing pet parakeet Tuesday when the bird began reciting his home address to police. The parakeet, named Piko, went missing Sunday and was spotted perching on a...

 

Sixers' Iguodala could be limited in Game 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers starter Andre Iguodala was limited during Thursday's practice while recovering from right Achilles' tendonitis. The injury was first announced by the team via Twitter. Iguodala was asked if he had any doubts about...

 

Stocks closed down after conflicting reports

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are closing lower after investors were rattled by mixed economic data and concerns about Europe. Big retailers such as Costco, Macy's and Target said Thursday that sales in April were disappointing. Colder weather and renewed...

 
Boeing completes second parachute drop test for crew capsule

Boeing completes second parachute drop test for crew capsule

ALAMO, Nevada - Boeing successfully completed the second parachute drop test for its crew capsule Wednesday. The company is competing to ferry crew and cargo for NASA to the International Space Station. A helicopter lifted the Boeing Crew Space...

 

Mexico’s PRI, leading to retake presidency, vows not to return to old ways

MEXICO CITY - The Institutional Revolutionary Party, known by its Spanish initials as the PRI, ruled Mexico for 71 consecutive years before it lost the presidency 12 years ago. Now, with its candidate the front-runner in the July 1 presidential...

 

UM's stem cell research institute gets $10 million grant

A stem cell research institute at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine received a $10 million grant from The Starr Foundation, UM announced Thursday. The grant, from one of the largest private foundations in the world, will help finance...

 

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