News archive from 7 February 2015

Yoakam, Clark bonded on Eric Church tour

Yoakam, Clark bonded on Eric Church tour

LOS ANGELES — Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam, who will sing Clark's Hold My Hand on Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast (CBS, 8-11 p.m. ET/tape delayed PT), first met last year when they both played on Eric Church's tour. "I met him on the last night...

 

Ex-girlfriend says Kurt Busch has domestic violence problem

DOVER, Del. The ex-girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch denies that she set to destroy his career after he allegedly assaulted her. In a final written rebuttal regarding her request for a no-contact order, Patricia Driscoll says Busch does not have...

 
Siblings describe knife attack by 15-year-old sister

Siblings describe knife attack by 15-year-old sister

The 11-year-old girl awoke during the night last October in her family's Michigan home to find a knife pressed to her throat. She recognized the face staring down at her. It was her 15-year-old sister. "She said, 'I love you,' and she kissed me...

 
Boston bombing suspect's jury selection inches forward

Boston bombing suspect's jury selection inches forward

Jury selection in the Boston Marathon bombing case is taking longer than usual for a federal case, but it's proceeding amid defense claims that a fair trial will be impossible in Boston. That was the message in an order today from Judge George...

 

UNC's Berry questionable to return from groin injury at BC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he has "no idea" whether freshman Joel Berry II will be ready to return from a groin injury Saturday at Boston College. The reserve point guard has missed seven straight games since...

 

Clemson board approves athletic projects

CLEMSON, S.C. Clemson's board of trustees approved a $63.5 million renovation of basketball's Littlejohn Coliseum and a $62 million football operations complex on Friday. Construction on the arena is expected to start once Clemson's men's and women's...

 
Basketball players union backs Chris Paul

Basketball players union backs Chris Paul

Michele Roberts not only doesn't see Chris Paul as sexist, she's clearly not happy that others might. A day after the Los Angeles Clippers point guard came under fire for critical comments made about first-year official Lauren Holtkamp, Roberts – the...

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Adrian Peterson upbeat after reinstatement hearing

Adrian Peterson upbeat after reinstatement hearing

MINNEAPOLIS – A small group of fans cheered outside the courthouse. One held a "COME BACK A.P." sign. Adrian Peterson smiled and signed autographs as he walked to a waiting SUV with his wife and one of his agents. Peterson, the Minnesota...

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Man arrested after marijuana found in his airport luggage

A Cary man was jailed in Mecklenburg County this week after agents confiscated 1.6 pounds of “high-grade” marijuana from his luggage at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Michael Dean Markham, 29, was charged with felony...

 
Jordanians hail pilot killed by Islamic State, on 3rd day of mourning

Jordanians hail pilot killed by Islamic State, on 3rd day of mourning

AY, Jordan They arrived in the village of Ay on Friday in buses and long automobile convoys – hundreds of people from all over Jordan – to pay homage to the country's newest hero: F-16 pilot Moaz al Kasasbeh, whom the Islamic...

 

Christian-Muslim relations subject of speech

Joshua Ralston, a professor at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va., will be in Charlotte on Sunday to speak “On Bearing Witness: A Framework for Christian-Muslim Encounter.” The address by Ralston, whose specialty is...

 
Guardrail crash test failed, engineering expert says

Guardrail crash test failed, engineering expert says

A new court document -- filed late last night by an engineering expert -- says a controversial guardrail may have failed its most recent crash test. NORFOLK, Va. — The end cap of a highway guardrail that's supposed to absorb energy from a crash failed...

 

Huskies divers sweep 4A Western Regional titles for 2nd year

HUNTERSVILLE Last year, Hough High diver Jocelyn Porter pushed teammate Jennifer Giacalone to a state championship as a freshman. With Giacalone on the sidelines, Porter is pushing herself to win another state title for the Huskies. Porter put herself...

 

Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers: Saturday's preview

Hornets at 76ers 7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ-AM 610. Projected Starters Hornets 76ers Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg RpgG, B. Roberts7.01.4G, J. Sampson4.31.8G, G. Henderson10.92.9 G, K....

 

Pair charged in eight Charlotte business robberies

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said two men are now charged in eight of 15 business robberies that occurred over eight months. On Friday, police charged Montreal Forman, 24, and Tyrell McDuffie, 23, in the Aug. 1 robbery of the Subway at 3232 Freedom...

 

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