News archive from 8 February 2012, page 51

Judge blocks DEA's ban on Sanford CVS stores

A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration cannot block two Sanford CVS stores from selling controlled substances, and ordered the agency to return certain drugs that were seized from the pharmacies over the weekend. In a...

 

Alert program targets residential crime in Eatonville

An Eatonville Town Council member on Tuesday announced the establishment of a neighborhood alert program to combat crime in the town. Councilman Eddie Cole said he hoped residents in the group would have signs in the windows of their homes to indicate...

 

Romney’s three new losses lay bare conservative doubts _ and his big-money primary strategy

ATLANTA - Mitt Romney still can’t seem to win over the bulk of conservatives who make up the bedrock of the Republican Party. His stunning trio of defeats this week laid bare the difficulties that still could undercut his path to the party’s...

 

GOP proposes changing federal worker pensions

WASHINGTON - House Republicans are proposing to make federal employees pay more toward their pensions while reducing benefits in order to pay for highway programs. The proposal was posted online today by the House Rules Committee. The pension changes...

 
D.C. rat summit: Another day in the sun for city’s rodents

D.C. rat summit: Another day in the sun for city’s rodents

The infamous D.C. rat population appears to have gained some newfound political clout. Not only did rats prompt, in part, the weekend raid on the Occupy D.C. camps, but the rodents are now getting their own summit. Rats most recently made the news...

 

Five things to watch in high school tennis

Winter Park's Joulia Likhanskaia, the reigning Class 4A state champion and last year's All-Central Florida Girls Player of the Year, will split matches at the No. 1 spot with Taylor Brown. Brown and Likhanskaia, both juniors, have extensive...

 
Michigan Stadium approved for Winter Classic

Michigan Stadium approved for Winter Classic

The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved the licensing of Michigan Stadium for the NHL Winter Classic. Wednesday's special meeting moved the game closer to being a reality on Jan. 1, 2013, with a backup date of Jan. 2 in Ann Arbor,...

 
Bears hire Tim Holt as offensive line coach

Bears hire Tim Holt as offensive line coach

Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith filled out his coaching staff Wednesday with the hiring of Tim Holt as offensive line coach. Holt comes to the Bears after spending the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was an assistant offensive...

 

E-Verify adds self-check in Florida, nationwide

A federal database that allows businesses to check the employment eligibility of newly hired workers is expanding its online "Self Check" service to individual job seekers in Florida. Expansion of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services'...

 

House GOP fast-tracks bill to ban‘insider trading’ by members of Congress

WASHINGTON - House Republicans have rejected from a Senate measure a requirement that people who collect information from Congress for investors register like lobbyists. The provision had been included in a bill the Senate passed last week to...

 

Study finds MDs not always honest with patients

WASHINGTON - Trust your doctor? A survey finds that some doctors aren’t always completely honest with their patients. More than half admitted describing someone’s prognosis in a way they knew was too rosy. Nearly 20 percent said they hadn’t fully...

 

Man dies in Pinal County ATV accident

One man died an another one was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday near Queen Valley in Pinal County. The accident in the desert east of State Route 79 and South of the US 60. Pinal County Sheriff's spokesman Elias Johnson said both men were riding a...

 

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office arrests 2 in ID theft

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was investigating a house-cleaning business in northeast Phoenix on Wednesday, arresting two people on suspicion of identification theft. Detectives arrested the two employees and seized business documents and...

 

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