News archive from 14 August 2013, page 12

One dead, 7 hurt in crash on Good Homes Road near Ocoee

One person was killed and six or seven others were seriously hurt Tuesday night in a crash in west Orange County, authorities said. The crash happened about 7 p.m. on Good Homes Road west of the East-West Expressway, near Ocoee. At least one person...

 

Bob Ford: New 76ers coach Brown has reputation as shot doctor, teacher of fundamentals

The game is called "Beat Sam Brown," and it is a staple of practice sessions for the San Antonio Spurs. It is a shooting game, but not an easy one even for an NBA player to win. A contestant must shoot from the five standard stations behind...

 

Panel delays action on Vikings stadium contracts

MINNEAPOLIS -- A sports panel has delayed final approval of contracts for the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium until it can review litigation involving team owner Zygi Wilf and his family. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority had planned to...

 

Rams owner Kroenke makes surprise visit to camp

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has made a surprise visit to training camp. Kroenke walked onto the sidelines in the closing minutes of the two-hour workout Tuesday night. He spoke with several players after practice ended, including...

 

Boy, 12, fighting rare, “brain-eating” amoeba at Miami Children's Hospital

A 12-year-old Southwest Florida boy who contrated a rare and deadly infection from a “brain-eating” amoeba is being treated at Miami Children's Hospital, state health officials have confirmed.. The boy, identified as Zachary...

 
T.J. Maxx manager in Long Island busted for possession of $130,000 in stolen goods

T.J. Maxx manager in Long Island busted for possession of $130,000 in stolen goods

He was selling designer dresses and handbags at knockoff prices, but a T.J. Maxx assistant manager was busted for getting the goods for a steal. Steep discounts came with a heavy price for Cornell Poyser, 40, who is accused of a massive insider...

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State finalizes sale of liquor distribution center

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The former Seattle distribution center for the Liquor Control Board has been sold to a commercial real estate investment company for $23.4 million. The sale to Panattoni Development Company, Inc. was finalized by the state Department...

 

Florida International men's basketball team will tour Spain

Guard Marco Porcher Jimenez wants to see homeland friends, father and mother. Senior guard Tymell Murphy's mother wants him to see everything and shoot — not just the basketball, but his camera. FIU coach Anthony Evans just wants to bond...

 

Irsay upset with Colts' opener; Pagano says combination of mental, physical issues arose

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts came out of their first preseason game with insult added to injury. Maybe "insult" isn't quite the right word, but Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted his disappointment Monday with the team's play in a 44-20 loss to the...

 

Panthers move practice to escape the heat

Instead of practicing inside FIU Stadium, FIU went across the parking lot to a Tamiami Park football field. The heat discomfort factor was reduced, as the team wasn’t surrounded by empty metal stands and running on heat-holding artificial...

 
About 7,000 Michigan State fans converge for 'Meet the Spartans'

About 7,000 Michigan State fans converge for 'Meet the Spartans'

EAST LANSING - Ismail Adawe had never really experienced what Michigan State was all about in his six years working at the school. The 29-year old international student adviser finally got his opportuniannual “Meet the Spartans.” Adawe was among the...

 

State goes after doctor's license for naming patients in defamation suit

State regulators are seeking to suspend or revoke a Crystal Lake doctor's medical license for revealing the names of former patients in lawsuits he filed against them. Dr. Mahesh Parikh sued the patients for defamation this month over their...

 

Feds announce boost in oversight of Metra

The federal agency that oversees the nation's railroads says it will increase its scrutiny of Metra in response to the leadership change after the ouster of Metra's CEO Alex Clifford. The Federal Railroad Administration's regional director will hold...

 

Tom Sorensen: Panthers camp's biggest question: 'Didn't you used to be David Gettis?'

SPARTANBURG, S.C -- SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A rookie wide receiver reports to Spartanburg in 2010 and he's good right away. He's so good you wonder why he was available in the sixth round, when the Carolina Panthers selected him out of Baylor. The...

 

Hollywood studios resolve China tax dispute

Major Hollywood studios have resolved a tax dispute in China that has held up hundreds of millions of box-office dollars since 2012. The months-long dispute centered on a 2% value-added tax that state-owned distributor China Film Group insisted...

 

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