News archive from 7 March 2015

Nashville bar owner found guilty in musician's death

Nashville bar owner found guilty in musician's death

A Nashville bar owner who shot and killed country musician Jerald "Wayne" Mills in 2013 was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder. A jury reached the verdict in the fifth day of trial, finding Chris Ferrell, 46, guilty in Mills' death....

 
Postmaster general to seek new tech, fleet for USPS

Postmaster general to seek new tech, fleet for USPS

Postmaster General Megan Brennan says she will continue to push Congress to overhaul postal laws, which could include a move to 5-day-a-week mail delivery, so the U.S. Postal Service can compete more aggressively for ecommerce with shipping companies...

 
Test Drive: Ram ProMaster City totes people, cargo

Test Drive: Ram ProMaster City totes people, cargo

A tidy-size cargo van. With nicer upholstery and a nod to civilized amenities. Who'd use such a thing? We think it's perfect for a drummer. Rock 'n' roll type, not Willy Loman. (And thanks to the gang from Consumer Reports who helped brainstorm the...

 
After calling Muslims 'suspect,' radio host fired

After calling Muslims 'suspect,' radio host fired

WILMINGTON, Del. — A prominent Delaware radio host has been fired after saying on air that "as far as I'm concerned, not every Muslim is guilty, but every Muslim is suspect" of sympathizing with Islamic extremists. Jake Smith's comments came...

 
Jim Boeheim 'disappointed with many of the findings'

Jim Boeheim 'disappointed with many of the findings'

Statement from Syracuse University head men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim regarding NCAA Committee on Infractions report Initially, I would like to express relief that the NCAA's unparalleled 8-year investigation of the University and the Men's...

Usa Today, 20:15 in Sport
 
One year later: What we do, don't know about MH370

One year later: What we do, don't know about MH370

Very little new information has surfaced one year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing. Here's a look back at what has happened since it disappeared with 239 people on board. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished while en route from Kuala...

 
Seattle missionary released by captors in Nigeria

Seattle missionary released by captors in Nigeria

SEATTLE — A missionary associated with the Free Methodist Church in Seattle has been released after being abducted last month in Nigeria, according to a blog post from the church. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, 71, was released Friday morning in Nigeria and...

 

Dimond girls down Chugiak in CIC semis

Dimond had its hands full in its 56-48 win over a spirited Chugiak side that battled until the closing minutes of their semifinal clash on Friday at the Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball tournament at West High. The Mustangs nailed nine...

 
Seahawks lure Marshawn Lynch back with two-year extension

Seahawks lure Marshawn Lynch back with two-year extension

Beast Mode is back. Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract extension through 2017, the team announced Friday. That extension will give Lynch a substantial raise to return to the field and stave off...

Usa Today, 21:21 in Sport
 
Susitna hydro project has been studied to death. So bury it already.

Susitna hydro project has been studied to death. So bury it already.

Hats off to our legislators, the governor and his team for their countless hours of work on the all-but-impossible task of figuring out what to do about The Budget. While Alaskans from Metlakatla to Nuiqsut call into committee hearings to make a plea...

 
Family of judge who was shot: Don't hate Detroit

Family of judge who was shot: Don't hate Detroit

DETROIT — The family of a federal judge who was shot outside his Detroit home Thursday night has a message for the community: Don't blame the city. "We just want people to know that this is not a reason to hate Detroit," U.S. District Judge...

 

East boys, Dimond girls earn CIC semifinal wins

A super soph and some determined defense led East into the state tournament with a 63-58 win over Chugiak in the semifinals of the Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball tournament at West. Sophomore Moses Miller scored 19 of his team-high 21 points in...

 
Authorities provide security for juror in Jodi Arias case

Authorities provide security for juror in Jodi Arias case

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities were providing security Friday for the sole juror who voted to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias. No threats had been reported against any of the 12 jurors, authorities said. However, the lone holdout on the...

 
Daughter-in-law pleads guilty to murder

Daughter-in-law pleads guilty to murder

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A Florida woman pleaded guilty Friday to murdering her mother-in-law in Valley Cottage in January 2014 in a bid to get her hands on a share of the 80-year-old's estate. Promised a prison sentence of 23 years to life, Diana Nadell,...

 
Amal Clooney joins NY law school faculty

Amal Clooney joins NY law school faculty

So your new husband is making a movie in New York and you've got some time on your hands: What do you do? If you're Amal Alamuddin Clooney, the new Mrs. George Clooney and the most famous human-rights lawyer in the world, you sign up to teach at a New...

 
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