News archive from 7 August 2015

Fish and Game hiring too many environmentalists, says Alaska state senator

Fish and Game hiring too many environmentalists, says Alaska state senator

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten is defending the recent hire of a former employee of the environmental group Oceana following a complaint from a Republican state senator that Cotten’s department is picking new employees from...

 
Voices: Bedeviled by the City of Angels

Voices: Bedeviled by the City of Angels

LOS ANGELES — My dad warned me about California. He knows the hazards of this state — home to wildfires, floods, earthquakes and a drought that forces my roommates and me to time our showers in the morning. I didn't listen. Here I am, a small-time...

 

NHL watching investigation involving Patrick Kane

The NHL says it is "following developments" of a police investigation involving Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane. The Blackhawks said they are in the process of gathering information and declined further comment. The Buffalo News first...

 
Christopher Chestnut, lawyer suing FAMU, reinstated to practice law

Christopher Chestnut, lawyer suing FAMU, reinstated to practice law

The lawyer suing Florida A&M University over the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion was reinstated to practice law Thursday. Pictures: FAMU band hazing plea deal Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel Former Florida A & M University drum major...

 
Sandy heroine becomes latest victim of heroin overdose

Sandy heroine becomes latest victim of heroin overdose

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Bucket Brigade founder Cassandra Vitale was able to help hundreds of storm victims, but, in the end, she was unable to help herself. Vitale, 29, who died in Florida July 31 of a heroin overdose, had started using the drug while she...

 
Ohio all-important for GOP in 2016, and Kasich hopes to benefit

Ohio all-important for GOP in 2016, and Kasich hopes to benefit

CLEVELAND – In the country’s quintessential swing state, it’s 2016 already. Even though their field still includes 17 candidates, Republicans ushered in the general election a year early by choosing this Northeast Ohio city as the site of their first...

 
FSU leaning on improved chemistry, intensity as it embarks on 2015 season

FSU leaning on improved chemistry, intensity as it embarks on 2015 season

TALLAHASSEE - The familiar sounds of football season - piercing shrieks from whistles, coaches yelling and players chanting as they shuffled through warm-ups - filled Florida State's indoor practice facility Thursday afternoon. For some, their nerves...

 
Orlando City struggling to keep pace in improving MLS

Orlando City struggling to keep pace in improving MLS

TORONTO - When the onslaught finished and Sebastian Giovinco completed his hat trick to lead Toronto FC to a 4-1 win over Orlando City, there was nothing left to do but pick up the pieces and evaluate what went wrong. The stark truth: The Lions'...

 
Trump, Republican rivals gather in Cleveland

Trump, Republican rivals gather in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump prepared to come face-to-face with nine Republican rivals Thursday night in an opening debate likely to center on the New York businessman-turned-political phenomenon. The other candidates, including Jeb Bush and Scott Walker,...

 
Mystery of Flight 370 evolves with first tangible clue

Mystery of Flight 370 evolves with first tangible clue

For 17 months, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was, in a sense, nowhere. The lack of any tangible clue to its fate was eerie, unsettling, bizarre - a real-world echo of the TV show "Lost" and the wayward-jetliner mystery at the heart of its...

 
UM opens camp determined to look forward, not back

UM opens camp determined to look forward, not back

- There have been months of offseason work, conditioning drills, position meetings and team-building activities. But on Thursday morning, for the Hurricanes, there was finally football. Eight months removed from a dreary afternoon in Shreveport that...

 
Gators' passing game off the mark to open preseason camp

Gators' passing game off the mark to open preseason camp

The Florida Gators passing game was going to take some time to fix. It might take longer than coach Jim McElwain expected. The Gators suffered dropped passes, busted routes, inaccurate throws and bad timing between quarterbacks and receivers as the...

 
Stolen antique cannon back home again

Stolen antique cannon back home again

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Burlington man suspected in the theft of a cast-iron cannon has turned himself in a week after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Burlington Police Officer James Wu said. Leonard Bessette, 54, appeared in Vermont Superior Court...

 
Police: Man kicked out of CityWalk after urinating in elevator, returns, yells at cops

Police: Man kicked out of CityWalk after urinating in elevator, returns, yells at cops

When Orlando Police officers found Robert Osterhoudt urinating in an elevator at a Universal CityWalk parking garage Monday night, they put him in a taxi and sent him away, according to a police report. But that wasn't the end of it. Just over half an...

 
After Iran speech, Obama picks up 10 Democratic votes

After Iran speech, Obama picks up 10 Democratic votes

TagsJosh EarnestJoe ScarboroughGerry ConnollyEarl BlumenauerJoe CourtneyPeter DeFazioDonald PayneWASHINGTON — Did President Obama's Iran speech Wednesday move the needle in getting the international nuclear agreement through Congress? The White House...

 

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