News archive from 14 August 2013, page 4

Freedom School Partners win national award

Charlotte's Freedom School Partners won a national excellence in summer learning award from New York Life. Freedom School Partners provides free six-week summer camps for low-income chlidren that focus on reading..This summer there were 19 camps...

 
School districts pass on teacher debit cards

School districts pass on teacher debit cards

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott pitched the idea from the Panhandle to Miami: a state-funded debit card worth $250 for every teacher to spend on classroom supplies. But with the start of school just days away, only seven of the state's 67 school...

 
Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder on off-field concerns: 'Everything's fine'

Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder on off-field concerns: 'Everything's fine'

CHICAGO - Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter did a radio interview today and seemed to suggest that something off the field could be affecting first baseman Prince Fielder's performance. Fielder — told Hunter's comments had become a story back in Detroit...

 

Feds: Fraud ring targeted rural homebuyers

A longtime Charlotte loan officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a mortgage-fraud ring that rigged more than $158 million in home loans across the Carolinas, resulting in millions of losses to federal loan programs. Joseph...

 
Fancy futuristic Harlem brownstone, tied to singer Roberta Flack, turns heads on W. 126th St. 

Fancy futuristic Harlem brownstone, tied to singer Roberta Flack, turns heads on W. 126th St. 

Some Harlem residents say legendary singer Roberta Flack is killing them softly by backing a developer’s plan to replace a pair of brownstones with a stylish glass mini tower. The four-story building, complete with a penthouse-styled upper floor, at...

 

Three vying for mayor in Miami Lakes special election

In less than 50 days Miami Lakes voters will elect a new mayor and council member in a special election established by the town council after former Mayor Michael Pizzi's arrest last week on federal charges of conspiring to commit extortion. The town...

 
Local housing affordability drops for second quarter in a row

Local housing affordability drops for second quarter in a row

slideshow It was time for Leah Simmons to move out. Simmons, 28 of Jacksonville lived with family members for months after graduating from Jacksonville State University. Though welcome to stay longer, she was ready to strike out on her own. She...

 

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....

 

World's largest airline? Not so fast, says antitrust suit

Calling the planned merger of American Airlines and US Airways a losing proposition for consumers, the U.S. Department of Justice, a handful of states and the District of Colombia filed suit Tuesday to block the formation of what would become the...

 

Council reads, discusses historical commission resolution

JACKSONVILLE -- The Jacksonville City Council on Monday held a public reading of a proposed resolution to set up a historical commission. The reading is necessary for the council to vote to establish the authority, which could suggest areas of the...

 

College football preview: Purdue

A sharp and stylish dresser himself, Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen noticed new coach Darrell Hazell's attire quickly. If clothes make the man, then Hazell is a business man. "When he walked in, you could tell he demanded respect," Allen...

 
Back to school stress hits parents, too

Back to school stress hits parents, too

A friend and I were poolside, our sons swimming and splashing. We should have been relaxed but instead, my friend, an elementary school teacher told me she felt anxious with the school year quickly approaching. This year, her son will go to middle...

 

Nielsen's top 20 prime-time programs for Aug. 5-11

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 5-11. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "Under the Dome," CBS, 10.42 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 10.26 million. 3....

 

Adrian Peterson wants you to eat your Wheaties

MANKATO, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson has reached another milestone of his decorated career: the cover of the Wheaties box. The Vikings star was all smiles after practice on Tuesday when asked about his latest endorsement deal. He called it "probably...

 

Mike Heika: Olympic "snub" could be motivating factor for Stars

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