News archive from 6 May 2015

Preacher's rare Bible stirs hearts, controversy

Preacher's rare Bible stirs hearts, controversy

INDIANAPOLIS -- The late Rev. Gene Hood, a longtime Indianapolis preacher and tireless, globetrotting missionary, handed out a lot of Bibles in his life time — in Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, Korea, South Africa. He oversaw the dispensing of more than...

 

Play brings Civil War to life for Orange students

The 2015 Orange County State of the Schools address Tuesday was filled with the typical accolades for the district's accomplishments and capped off by a student song performance. All public-school eighth-graders in Orange County will have the...

 
Jimmy Butler quietly important for Bulls vs. Cavaliers

Jimmy Butler quietly important for Bulls vs. Cavaliers

CLEVELAND -- The Bulls and the Cavaliers are nowhere near short on star power, but it might be Chicago's less-heralded All-Star who's the most integral player in the series outside of Cleveland's power forward. Jimmy Butler drew the unenviable task of...

Usa Today, 19:11 in Sport
 
Nielsens: NFL Draft, 'Secrets and Lies'

Nielsens: NFL Draft, 'Secrets and Lies'

Draft day. ESPN's opening-round NFL Draft coverage Thursday drew 7 million viewers, tops on cable for the week. And 16 million saw American Pharoah win NBC's Kentucky Derby Saturday, up a bit from last year's 15.3 million. Exits. ABC's Secrets and...

 
Fugitive nabbed after 56 years on the run

Fugitive nabbed after 56 years on the run

An Ohio man was arrested in Melbourne 56 years after he escaped from custody in 1959. He was originally incarcerated at the famous Shawshank State Prison. Video by Emre Kelly. Posted May 5, 2015. MELBOURNE, Fla. — Frank Freshwaters' long run at...

 
Suspect charged with attempted murder, OPD officer on leave after shooting

Suspect charged with attempted murder, OPD officer on leave after shooting

The driver who fled police in a stolen car during an incident that led to the third officer-involved shooting in Orlando this year remains on the loose, officials say. Fischer returned fire after Franklin shot at him, according to Franklin's arrest...

 
Md. fraternity paddled, abused pledges, report says

Md. fraternity paddled, abused pledges, report says

SALISBURY, Md. -- Phi Beta Sigma was kicked off Salisbury University's campus for "physical abuse," "forced drinking" and "acts of coercion," according to a report by a university board investigating anonymous complaints...

 

Scott makes moves in health-care battle

TALLAHASSEE - After a legislative session where he largely stayed out of the health-care battle consuming the House and Senate, Gov. Rick Scott spurred to action Tuesday, vowing to examine hospital finances and to meet with federal officials to break...

 
Prostitution suspect dies in jail after foaming at the mouth

Prostitution suspect dies in jail after foaming at the mouth

DAYTONA BEACH - A 28-year-old Central Florida woman died in her jail cell after being arrested during a prostitution sting. Brogan was arrested April 29 and charged with aiding/abetting/committing prostitution. Reports indicate a cellmate told...

 
Commission approves relief school for West Orange High

Commission approves relief school for West Orange High

After a contentious, years-long process that frustrated officials and residents alike, a relief school is finally coming for West Orange High. Residents of the rural settlement, wearing red, showed up in force to oppose the school as incompatible with...

 

Even planning ahead, online tests disrupt daily school routines

SANFORD - Seminole High School teachers started picking up their "test boxes" not long after dawn. Inside was everything that the teachers-turned-test-proctors might need for that morning's Florida online standardized tests: calculators,...

 

Obama nominee for veterans health care chief gets approving remarks from senators

WASHINGTON -- U.S. senators gave a warm reception to President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the embattled health care system at the Department of Veterans Affairs in a committee hearing Tuesday. Senators on the Veterans Affairs Committee lauded Dr....

 
Tech leaders remember Dave Goldberg as the great connector

Tech leaders remember Dave Goldberg as the great connector

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Long after the crowd gathered for Dave Goldberg's memorial service had left the auditorium at Stanford University on Tuesday, one friend of the SurveyMonkey CEO sat in the shade of a pine tree trying to make sense of things....

 
Cubs young core envisioning playoff run

Cubs young core envisioning playoff run

ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein sits atop the visiting dugout bench at Busch Stadium, stares across the field and can't help but feel like a father watching his kids grow up before his eyes. This wasn't supposed to be happening....

Usa Today, 20:40 in Sport
 
Wizards' John Wall out for Game 2 vs. Hawks with wrist injury

Wizards' John Wall out for Game 2 vs. Hawks with wrist injury

Washington Wizards star point guard John Wall will miss Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, it was revealed just hours before the game. ESPN and CSN Washington were the first to report the news. Wall was set to play but will be listed...

Usa Today, 20:40 in Sport
 

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