News archive from 12 July 2014

Miami Heat fans react with shock as LeBron James leaves

Happy Hour wasn't as joyous as it usually is in kicking off a weekend. Not in South Florida, not on this Friday. A few hours after fans got word LeBron James was headed back to Cleveland, beer flowed from the taps but the mood was anything but...

 

Martin takes over Women's British Open lead

Southport, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Mo Martin shot 3-under 69 for the second straight day Friday and she moved to the top of the leaderboard at the Women's British Open. Martin, who is search of her first LPGA Tour title, completed 36 holes at 6-...

 

Tips for saving money on a theme-park visit

Several theme parks have raised ticket prices this summer, but don’t let that put a damper on your plans. Here are several ways to control costs. Tickets It’s usually cheaper to buy tickets online than at the gate. Printing tickets out at home also...

 

Historic French Lick Resort boasts some of Midwest’s best golf courses

FRENCH LICK, Ind. — Sometimes doomed properties are saved from oblivion by people with deep pockets and a love of history. Such is the case with French Lick, which got its name from a French trading post near springs and a salt lick. By the turn of...

 

Mobile apps offer last-minute travel pintdeals

NEW YORK — While new technology and mobile applications have made old-fashioned road trips easier, the thrill of spontaneity and surprise remains. If travelers are flexible, apps can offer ease with last-minute deals, especially good for day trips and...

 

Mexico reports break in case of missing NY travel blogger

Mexico City -- A sudden break has come in the case of a day trader who left a comfortable life in New York for a transcontinental motorcycle journey, only to go missing Jan. 25 in a deeply troubled region of Mexico. Authorities have found the green...

 
Recount begins in California controller's race

Recount begins in California controller's race

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Elections officials in Imperial and Kern counties started counting ballots in the contested race for state controller Friday as part of a time-consuming process that could drag on for weeks, despite looming deadlines for the...

 

Mexico reports break in case of missing NY travel blogger

Mexico City A sudden break has come in the case of a day trader who left a comfortable life in New York for a transcontinental motorcycle journey, only to go missing Jan. 25 in a deeply troubled region of Mexico. Authorities have found the green...

 

CMPD said alcohol was a factor in fatal scooter wreck

The driver from a University City area scooter crash that happened in late June died Friday evening, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. Christopher Raymond, 38, was thrown from a Piaggio scooter around 5: 30 a.m. on June 24 while driving on...

 

State budget could cost thousands in child-care subsidies

Hundreds of Charlotte children - and thousands across the state - could lose their after-school care when the state budget is approved. In an attempt to give higher priority to North Carolina’s youngest and poorest children, both the House...

 

U.S. citizen pleads guilty to supporting al-Qaida splinter groups in Miami FBI probe

A naturalized U.S. citizen who had once lived in California faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday in Miami to providing thousands of dollars in material support to three U.S.-designated terrorist organizations operating under...

 
Back to reality for Nicole Richie in new TV show

Back to reality for Nicole Richie in new TV show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Nicole Richie is going back to reality. The former star of "The Simple Life" with her childhood bestie Paris Hilton headlines her own show "Candidly Nicole" debuting July 17 on VH1. The eight 30-minute...

 

Kyle Busch grabs New Hampshire pole with new track record

Loudon, NH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Busch will start on the pole for the Camping World RV Sales 301 after setting a new track record and beating Jimmie Johnson in Friday's qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Johnson held the provisional pole...

 
Column: LBJ out to prove you can go home again

Column: LBJ out to prove you can go home again

This isn't Brett Favre or Joe Montana, or any other over-the-hill star — insert your own favorite here — shopping teams and/or rosters in search of one last hurrah. In the NBA, one supremely talented individual can make a world...

 
A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup

A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home...

 

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