News archive from 14 August 2013, page 2

Church plans memorial event for boy

Church plans memorial event for boy

slideshow Law enforcement officials, victims’ advocates and city leaders plan to attend a memorial service Friday for a 5-year-old Anniston boy who police say was beaten to death last month. The service for Gregory Caver will be held at the Victory...

 

GOLF: PGA champ Jason Dufner back on Manhattan rooftops

NEW YORK - The last time Jason Dufner was on a Manhattan rooftop, he was down on one knee proposing to his future wife. On Tuesday, Dufner was hoisting the PGA Championship trophy on top of the Empire State Building, two days after winning his first...

 
Actresses urge support for Calif. paparazzi bill

Actresses urge support for Calif. paparazzi bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner urged California lawmakers Tuesday to support legislation that they say would help them better protect their children from the paparazzi that follow them daily. The stars testified before...

 
72-year-old cycles 72 miles on Chief Ladiga Trail

72-year-old cycles 72 miles on Chief Ladiga Trail

slideshow JACKSONVILLE – On Monday, Piedmont resident Dean Beard turned 72 and accomplished a task that would challenge many men half his age. Riding his wife’s hybrid Schwinn, the grandfather and church pastor cycled one mile on the Chief Ladiga...

 

Hobson City town clerk suspended pending outcome of criminal case

HOBSON CITY - The town clerk of Hobson City was placed on unpaid leave Monday until a criminal case she’s involved in is resolved. Shelia Jones, 38, of Anniston turned herself in to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. Jones was arrested...

 
New Lenox man who paralyzed victim gets probation

New Lenox man who paralyzed victim gets probation

A New Lenox man found guilty of throwing punches that left his victim paralyzed, blind and unable to speak was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months of probation and ordered to turn over the $20,000 his family put up for his bond to the victim's mother....

 

Libertyville, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff police blotter: Aug. 13

The following items were taken from local police reports: Two men, 19 and 20, were changed with consumption of alcohol by a minor at 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 near Milwaukee and Park avenues. Medical records, a carton of cigarettes and three prescriptions...

 

Stephen Colbert speaks out about Daft Punk fiasco

Last week, Stephen Colbert spun a last-minute cancellation by Daft Punk attributed to a conflicted appearance on the MTV VMAs into comedy gold. The well-publicized debacle sparked at least one giant viral hit and even a few conspiracy theories. Now,...

 

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

August 12, 2012 The (Alton) Telegraph Speak up when children are abused It has happened to most of us. You are in a restaurant or store, and you see an adult speaking harshly to, screaming at or even striking a child. You feel helpless and conflicted...

 

Niger includes opposition in new unity government

NIAMEY, Niger -- Niger's president has included opposition members in a new cabinet following a shake-up that he says was prompted by terrorist attacks earlier this year. A statement issued late Tuesday said the new cabinet includes 37 members, up...

 

Board approves money to implement pot tax

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A request by the Department of Taxation for money to set up the collection of taxes imposed on medical marijuana has been approved by a state panel. The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved $529,000 for the effort. The request...

 

Dillon next up for Stewart-Haas racing

Austin Dillon, step up and sign in, please. You get to drive Tony Stewart's car this week at Michigan. With Stewart out indefinitely after suffering a broken leg during a sprint-car dirt-track race (doh!), Dillon becomes the next man up for...

 

Towing Recovery Rebuilding Assistance Services

Name of owner: Corry Lerazski Age: Thirty-something Hometown: Naperville Maps 1835 High Grove Lane, Naperville, IL 60540, USA

 

Bullock seeks federal assistance for hail damage

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has requested a national disaster designation for agriculture damage from a hail storm in Gallatin County this month. Bullock sent the request to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday, saying the Aug. 1...

 

Government's suit against airline merger unlikely to change industry

WASHINGTON -- In suing Tuesday to block the proposed $11 billion merger of US Airways and American Airlines, the U.S. Justice Department and six state attorneys general said they were acting to protect consumers from higher prices and fewer choices....

 

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