News archive from 10 October 2012

Mass killer Jacob Shaffer's attorneys seeking delay in his capital murder trial set for Oct. 29

Mass killer Jacob Shaffer's attorneys seeking delay in his capital murder trial set for Oct. 29

Jacob Shaffer, who got life in prison for pleading guilty to five murders in Tennessee, sits with his attorneys in Judge Karen Hall's courtroom in the Madison County Courthouse during a hearing on his capital murder charge in Madison County for the...


PREP FOOTBALL: Harris adds ASWA honor to Week 6 accolades

CULLMAN - Brontae Harris has a lot more to offer than the Alabama Sports Writers Association. While the ASWA is only able to pick two players of the week, the Hanceville sophomore can pick off as many passes as he'd like. Last Friday, Harris had four...

Blazer Fun Run set for Saturday with special nod to breast cancer survivors

Blazer Fun Run set for Saturday with special nod to breast cancer survivors

Run for fun. Run for health. Or just walk. The Blazer Fun Run is Saturday at 9 a.m. The two-mile run is for UAB and Children's of Alabama faculty, staff, students, alumni and family members. There will be a special recognition of breast cancer...


Fultondale expands Founder's Day Festival

FULTONDALE, Alabama --- The city of Fultondale will celebrate its 15th annual Founder's Day Festival this Saturday, Oct. 13 with expanded hours and additional activities. Randy Posey of TMI Productions, the company that organizes the event, said the...


Detroit News NFL Power Rankings: Week 6

Click through the gallery above to see the Detroit News Josh Katzenstein's Week 6 rankings of the NFL.


Read a replay of Josh Katzenstein's latest take in the Lions chat room

Can the Lions get back on track this week against the Eagles? Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News hosts a live chat on the Lions on Tuesday at noon.Lions chat

Roman Polanski's teen-sex victim to publish memoir

Roman Polanski's teen-sex victim to publish memoir

Oct 09 ( - Looking to freshen up on Roman Polanski's lurid sex life? Here's a title to put on your reading list. Samantha Geimer, the woman who "Rosemary's Baby" director was convicted of having sexual intercourse with when she...


Soldiers learn insurgent tricks for Afghanistan

Spc. Nathan Taylor’s first try at a Muslim call to prayer sounded pretty solid for an American soldier with Scandinavian roots. “Allahu Akbar,” sang the Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, repeating the Arabic phrase for...


Sandusky's sentence, by victim and count

Jerry Sandusky's sentence of 30 to 60 years is based upon on his convictions on the most severe charges: involuntary deviate sexual intercourse involving four victims. Here are the sentences to be served consecutively: Victim 1, involuntary deviate...


Judge: Mail-in ballots for bedridden Puerto Ricans

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A judge in Puerto Rico has upheld a decision to allow bedridden voters to mail in their ballots for the first time as the U.S. territory prepares for next month's general elections. Bedridden voters previously had to cast their...


6 charged with stealing guns from Livonia store

Livonia - Six males have been arrested and charged in connection with an early-morning break-in last week at the Shooter's Service gun store on Six Mile, police said Tuesday.Police say the suspects used a stolen minivan to drive through the window of...


Wayne County 4-H leader to be honored by White House

Washington - The White House recognized 12 members Tuesday of Future Farmers of America and 4-H educational programs, including Michigan educator Kea Norrell Boyd, as "Champions of Change" who have improved their communities.Boyd of Lansing...


Police: Dye trips up bank robber at strip club; man arrested

Southfield - An Oakland County man has been arrested after money stolen in a bank robbery and covered in red dye was used at a southwest Michigan strip club.Southfield police say 37-year-old Todd Kettler of Rochester was arraigned Tuesday on armed...


If needed, Tigers-A's Game 5 will start at 9:37; Tuesday's lineup

Oakland, Calif. - If there is a Game 5 on Thursday in the Tigers-Athletics AL Division Series, it will begin at 9:37 p.m.Wednesday's Game 4, if necessary, also will begin at 9:37. As for Tuesday night's Game 3 which, of course, is necessary, Jim...


Chamber backs Crandon tennis expansion

South Florida's top business group wants voters to back an expansion of a public tennis complex in Key Biscayne and a bond issue that would let Miami-Dade borrow $1.2 billion for public school construction and renovations. The Greater Miami Chamber of...


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