News archive from 12 March 2013

Hate crime trial starts for Hialeah man accused in racial attack

Hate crime trial starts for Hialeah man accused in racial attack

After he was wounded in Miami's McDuffie race riots more than three decades ago, Luis Gonzalez harbored a deep-seated resentment toward blacks, jurors heard Monday. So when two young black men walked past him outside a Hialeah pizza joint in January...

 

Real Housewives producers want to use drone copter to film Miami Beach

A new season of The Real Housewives of Miami is on the way — and so is a whole new way of filming it. A producer of the Bravo reality series told The Miami Herald that a third season is in the works. This time, they want to include aerial...

 

On eve of NFL free agency, two big-name receivers are on the move

A day before Tuesday's start of free agency, some of the NFL's outstanding hands already changed hands. Minnesota traded receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle, and Baltimore traded receiver Anquan Boldin to San Francisco. Both deals are contingent on the...

 

Thumb woman killed in eastern UP snowmobile crash

TROUT LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities in the eastern Upper Peninsula say a woman from lower Michigan has been killed in a snowmobile crash, one of four such deaths in the state over two days. Chippewa County Sheriff Robert Savoie says that...

 

Pot-bellied pig distracts motorists in Lansing (video)

LANSING — A late winter's stroll by a pot-bellied pig has slowed traffic on a Lansing roadway. A video posted by the Lansing State Journal shows the wandering omnivore that drew attention about 9 a.m. Monday along Mount Hope Avenue. Police summoned...

 
Lakers to let Jordan Hill disabled player exception expire

Lakers to let Jordan Hill disabled player exception expire

According to a team spokesman, the Lakers will let their disabled player exception of $1.8 million expire on Monday. The team applied or the exception after learning Jordan Hill would be out for the season in January. The Lakers could have used the...

 

Northbrook and Glenview police blotter

Northbrook On March 10 a 19-year-old Glenview man, a 19-year-old Siloam Springs, Ark., man, an 18-year-old Minneapolis man and an 18-year-old Chicago man were arrested at the intersection of Willow Road and Waukegan Road. Three out of four were...

 

Recap: Texas vs. San Francisco

Madison Bumgarner pitched one-hit ball over four innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers, 2-1, in spring training action. Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 and knocked in both of the Giants' runs. The first was in the third inning,...

 

Perks process may get tweaks

Saying they are not being given enough time and advance information to properly consider requests from companies seeking county incentives, some members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners are calling for changes to the process. Last...

 

UP NEXT FOR THE LAKERS: Tuesday at Orlando

Up next for the Lakers: Tuesday at Orlando When: 4 PDT. Where: Amway Arena. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 33-31, Magic 18-46. Record vs. Magic: 0-1. Update: The Lakers are 11-20 on the road. Orlando has...

 

Redskins sign T Pashos; re-sign several players

The Washington Redskins announced the signing of free agent tackle Tony Pashos, as well agreements with several of their restricted free agents. Pashos, who did not play in 2012, was last with the Cleveland Browns, where he spent the 2010 and 2011...

 
Gov. Cuomo's casino game plan: Phased-in schedule starting with upstate

Gov. Cuomo's casino game plan: Phased-in schedule starting with upstate

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo said Monday he supports establishment of casinos through a phased-in schedule over several years that would begin with — and be designed to promote — three gambling palaces upstate. In taking that position Monday, Cuomo joined...

 

Sergeants reject Emanuel pension blueprint

Chicago police sergeants on Monday overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had called a blueprint for restoring financial soundness to the city's woefully underfunded pension systems. The sergeants union voted 876-134...

 

Yasiel Puig may force Dodgers to reconsider patience plan

Everyone understands the logic. Can't really argue with it. Yasiel Puig needs some serious seasoning. As enormously talented as he appears, he is a player with a total of 82 at-bats at the minors' lower levels. He screams for polish. Manager Don...

 

Fla. Senate panel considers death penalty changes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Legislation is being debated in the Senate that would require a Florida jury to be unanimous to recommend the death penalty. It would be a significant legislative change to the state's capital punishment system. The Senate's...

 

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