News archive from 11 April 2014

NC State Fair's Vortex accident becomes high-profile lawsuit

A legal battle that could take years began Thursday, nearly six months after a horrible malfunction sent people flying from an amusement ride at the N.C. State Fair. Four family members who were aboard the Vortex ride filed a lawsuit Thursday against...

 

Cowboys draft series: Florida State's Timmy Jernigan another DT who fits club's needs

After yet another 8-8 season that fell short of expectations, the Cowboys aim to improve their roster through the draft. With the 16th pick, the team hopes to select a player that will be an immediate contributor and help the Cowboys for years to...

Dallas News, 19:01 in Sport
 

Feds tell city not to release Cannon documents

Charlotte city officials said Thursday that federal prosecutors have told the city not to release public records related to the case of former Mayor Patrick Cannon, who was arrested on federal corruption charges last month. The federal government has...

 
Donoho student wins 3rd place in state geographic bee

Donoho student wins 3rd place in state geographic bee

slideshow James Perry knows his geography, and last week that knowledge paid off. The 13-year-old seventh grader from the Donoho School in Anniston finished third in the State Geographic Bee on Monday at Samford University. The award not only allowed...

 
Anniston man found guilty of capital murder in 1999 shooting

Anniston man found guilty of capital murder in 1999 shooting

slideshow A Calhoun County jury Thursday afternoon found Torrance Perin Vincent, guilty of capital murder in the Dec. 15, 1999, death of Prince Damian Wright of Weaver. It took jurors nearly two hours to decide that Vincent, 38, of Anniston...

 

Cleburne school board sets gym rental policy

The Cleburne County Board of Education this week approved a new gym rental policy for Cleburne County High School. The policy sets some rules for renting to travel teams which play during the off-season and can have players and coaches from schools...

 

Charlotte Hounds open training camp

The Charlotte Hounds have plenty to be optimistic about heading into the 2014 Major League Lacrosse season. The Hounds finished 7-7 and barely made it into the MLL playoffs last season, but they pulled off a stunning upset of the then-undefeated...

 

Cowlishaw: Pre-draft, I see Cowboys and Redskins battling for third in NFC East

Columnist Tim Cowlishaw answered questions in a chat Thursday. Here are some highlights. Question: Does Jackson leaving the Eagles make them less of a threat? Conversely, does going to the Redskins make them more of a threat? Tim Cowlishaw: I talked...

Dallas News, 19:07 in Sport
 

Juventus tops Lyon to reach Europa semifinals

Turin, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Juventus advanced to the Europa League semifinals with a 2-1 second-leg and 3-1 aggregate victory over French side Lyon on Thursday at Juventus Stadium. After Leonardo Bonucci's goal last week gave Juventus a 1-0...

 
Miami High restored as resplendent castle of learning

Miami High restored as resplendent castle of learning

It took four years and $55 million, but crenellated, tower-crowned and Gothic-arched Miami Senior High is once again what it was on its inauguration 85 years ago: Simply resplendent, the Vizcaya of South Florida public schools. Only this veritable...

 

NHRA brings drivers, teams home

CONCORD The National Hot Rod Association will make its bi-annual stop at zMax Dragway this weekend. That means a lot of drivers and crew members won't have far to travel to compete in the Four-Wide Nationals. “It's nice to have a race this...

 
Did GM, like Toyota, hide its safety flaw from regulators, consumers?

Did GM, like Toyota, hide its safety flaw from regulators, consumers?

WASHINGTON -- General Motors' lengthy delay in disclosing defective ignition switches, which are now blamed for at least 13 deaths, bears a striking similarity to Toyota Motor Corp.'s concealment of deadly acceleration problems in its automobiles that...

 

Okla. GOP commissioner joins crowded US House race

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Republican Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas of Edmond has joined the crowded field of GOP candidates for the open 5th Congressional District seat in the Oklahoma City metro. The 51-year-old former Edmond mayor filed Thursday,...

 

3 Democrats seek to oust incumbent superintendent

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Three Democrats are seeking to oust Republican State Education Superintendent Janet Barresi, who also faces a primary challenge to her re-election bid. Edmond Democrat Dr. Freda Deskin filed for candidacy Thursday, saying she was...

 

Rubio and Menendez defend USAID's Cuba program

Defenders of a U.S. government program for Cubans fired back in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, with Marco Rubio urging the Twitter-like platform be restored, and Bob Menendez asking for documents on all similar programs around the world. Menendez,...

 

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