News archive from 8 April 2014

Anniston resident reports $35K stolen from home

An Anniston resident reported to police Friday that more than $35,00 was recently stolen from his home. The resident, who is in his 80s, told Anniston police that $35,680 in cash was stolen from his home on the 1400 block of Glenwood Terrace some time...

 
Storm leaves plenty of rainwater, little damage

Storm leaves plenty of rainwater, little damage

slideshow A storm that passed through Alabama on Sunday night inundated much of Calhoun County before moving east. Conditions were worse elsewhere in the state. About 3.4 inches of rain — an amount that rivals the expected monthly total for April —...

 
Month's worth of rain falls in 24 hours

Month's worth of rain falls in 24 hours

slideshow About 3.4 inches of rain fell in Anniston between Sunday morning and Monday morning, sending stormwater rushing through drainage ditches and swelling creeks. The rainfall total recorded at the Anniston Regional Airport since Sunday morning...

 

MTV, once a force, vanishes quietly from local screens

If MTV had been taken off of the air 25 years ago, it might have been a big topic for discussion among teenagers. That’s exactly what happened Tuesday, but many teens might not have even noticed. On Tuesday, Cable One, which provides television...

 
Crowds fill downtown for Noble Street Festival

Crowds fill downtown for Noble Street Festival

slideshow slideshow By noon Saturday cyclists were already standing on the winner’s podium at the corner of Noble and 11th Street, raising their fists high above their heads. Down Noble, riders in the Sunny King Criterium bike races, their families...

 

Some Haitian quake displaced camps growing again

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Many of the camps for Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake are growing again, even as the overall population of people displaced by the disaster is falling, according to a study released Monday. The International...

 

Panthers ink WR Avant

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Carolina Panthers signed wide receiver Jason Avant to a one-year contract on Monday. Avant had spent his entire eight-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles after being drafted by the team in 2006. He played...

 

Greg Cote: Dwyane Wade's health is key to Miami Heat's 3-peat quest

The biggest threat standing between the Heat and a third consecutive NBA championship isn't Indiana or Kevin Durant or even San Antonio. It is Dwyane Wade in dress clothes instead of a uniform. (Our personal favorite: white suit over lavender shirt...

 
Casey McGehee happy for new chance with Miami Marlins

Casey McGehee happy for new chance with Miami Marlins

With a memorable first week back in the big leagues, Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee said he has received an outpouring of love from people he hadn't spoken to in quite a while. He said his father put a smile on his face last Tuesday when he sent...

 

UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky focused on beating Marquise Williams for starting job

CHAPEL HILL Mitch Trubisky knows what some people might think – that he's clearly behind Marquise Williams on the quarterback depth chart at North Carolina. Trubisky understands that perception exists. After all, Williams ended last season...

 

Yankees' Robertson set for DL stint

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Yankees closer David Robertson is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin, manager Joe Girardi confirmed after the team's home opener on Monday. Robertson sustained the injury...

 

Dr. Frank Jobe remembered at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES -- Dr. Frank Jobe, who pioneered the elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless pitchers, was remembered Monday as a gifted and caring surgeon with a sense of humor. Hall of Fame broadcaster...

 
Cosart struggles, Angels rough up Astros 9-1

Cosart struggles, Angels rough up Astros 9-1

HOUSTON -- Jarred Cosart pitched a first inning to forget on Monday. And as is often the case with these young Houston Astros, his struggles early against the Los Angeles Angels provided a teachable moment for manager Bo Porter. C.J. Wilson pitched...

 

Senate approves extension in jobless aid, but House forecast is cloudy

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Monday agreed to extend the federal unemployment insurance program to about 2.8 million people nationwide who have lost jobs, exhausted their state benefits and still have not found new work. The bill passed 59-38, but it's...

 

Oklahoma US Senate hopefuls hit $800K mark

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two of the top Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Coburn say they've raised at least $800,000 since announcing plans to run. Current U.S. Rep. James Lankford and former House Speaker T.W. Shannon both...

 

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