News archive from 9 July 2013

I-77 in Statesville will narrow to one lane in each direction

STATESVILLE As part of the Interstate 40/77 interchange improvement project, I-40 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between exits 150 and 151 starting Tuesday night so crews can replace the Radio Road bridge over the interstate. Traffic...

 
Jason Kidd risks two-game suspension from NBA over DUI case 

Jason Kidd risks two-game suspension from NBA over DUI case 

ORLANDO -- Jason Kidd's court date won't interfere with Summer League, but there's a chance he'll miss the first two games of the regular season. Kidd's lawyer, Edward Burke Jr., told the Daily News that his client isn't required to appear in a...

Daily News, 19:01 in Sport
 

Orlando's Earl Enterprises cuts workers' hours, denies health-care link

About 400 workers from Orlando-based Earl Enterprises, primarily in its Buca di Beppo restaurant chain, have had their hours cut to less than 30 a week across the country, founder Robert Earl acknowledged Monday. The company is the first in Central...

 

2014 Fiat 500L: First drive

It took BMW's Mini nine years to birth a four-door sibling to the Cooper hatchback in the Countryman, part of an Octomom-like propagation that dealt us two- and four-seat convertibles, a coupe, a panel wagon, two more hatchbacks, an electric-car test...

 

Senate procedural vote on loans set for Wednesday

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is trying again on student loans. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday scheduled a procedural vote for Wednesday on a bill restoring the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans to 3.4 percent for one year. Interest...

 

Senate confirms Wyoming AG for appeals court seat

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has confirmed Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Alan Phillips for a seat U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Phillips will serve on a court that is based in Denver and covers appellate cases from Colorado, Kansas, New...

 

A New Tool Aims to Help Facebook Users Dig Deep

By VINDU GOEL / The New York Times MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Facebook is an excellent tool for certain kinds of social interaction. With a couple of clicks, you can share a cute photo of your newborn baby. You can pop over to the page of a college buddy...

 
Military tank owner freed, but could face charges in July 4th incident

Military tank owner freed, but could face charges in July 4th incident

John Lind and others inside the World War II era armored military vehicle may have just been celebrating the Fourth of July. But they sent people watching fireworks near Lind's Shelby Township home into a panic as a .50-caliber machine gun atop the...

 
Flooding closes Southfield Freeway as cars flounder in water 'up to the middle of their doors'

Flooding closes Southfield Freeway as cars flounder in water 'up to the middle of their doors'

Bursts of heavy rainfall doused southeast Michigan this afternoon during storms that flooded part of the a local freeway, causing long traffic backups during the height of the evening rush hour. The Southfield Freeway is closed near Michigan Avenue,...

 

City Series Game Day: Cubs seek delayed series sweep

The best-laid plans of Cubs and White Sox players, coaches and management often go astray. Not to mention the tentative schedules affecting the fans of the two teams. Monday night's makeup of the rained-out May 28th game at U.S. Cellular Field was...

 

Ex-Mavericks PG Darren Collison agrees to deal with Clippers

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers completed an impressive week of deals by getting the backup point guard they needed. Free-agent guard Darren Collison and the Clippers verbally agreed to a two-year deal on Saturday, said NBA executives who were...

Dallas News, 19:06 in Sport
 

Randy Travis in critical in Texas hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Country music star Randy Travis was in critical condition Monday in a Texas hospital, a day after he was hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy. A news release from the singer's publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital...

 

Rescuer says Rockwall woman pulled from lake after two hours treading water had about 30 minutes to spare

A Rockwall woman rescued Friday from Lake Ray Hubbard after treading water for over two hours had about 30 minutes left, according to one of her rescuers. “Two hours is a whole lot longer than I thought she’d make it to begin with,” Dallas Fire-Rescue...

 
Osceola man's death ruled a homicide

Osceola man's death ruled a homicide

A 22-year-old man whose mother found him dead at their home in Poinciana last week was killed, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Eric Roopnarine's mother left the house on Mendoza Lane about 11 p.m. Wednesday and returned at 1:30 a.m....

 

Teen bitten by alligator while swimming in Econ River

A teenager was recovering Monday after being bitten by an alligator while swimming in the Econlockhatchee River in Seminole County, authorities said. The teen was swimming in Little Big Econ State Forest with at least one friend about 3:30 p.m. when...

 

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