News archive from 15 February 2014

No chance Russia will look past the USA this time

No chance Russia will look past the USA this time

SOCHI, Russia As horror movies go, Dmitry Chernyshenko makes no claims to be a connoisseur or critic. Yet he had no problem editing the list of films that haunted his childhood down to three. "Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th,"...

 
Michael Keaton confirms he's likely on board for 'Beetlejuice' sequel

Michael Keaton confirms he's likely on board for 'Beetlejuice' sequel

It’s showtime! Michael Keaton went ahead and made “Beetlejuice” fans’ millennium by revealing that he’s all but officially signed on to a sequel to the 1988 supernatural cult comedy. “I’'ve emailed (original “Beetlejuice” director Tim Burton) a couple...

 
SEE IT: Bus driver fired, teen charged after fistfight aboard moving bus 

SEE IT: Bus driver fired, teen charged after fistfight aboard moving bus 

A Wisconsin bus driver sacked for socking an unruly teen passenger is now fighting a different battle — for his job. Scotty Wells was kicked to the curb last month after he beat down a 17-year-old student who punched him in the face outside Tremper...

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Man charged with aiming pointer at helicopter

TAMPA, Fla. -- A Tampa man is facing a felony charge after authorities say he aimed a laser pointer at a police helicopter. Tampa police say the crewmembers were on routine patrol near Robles Park early Friday morning when they saw the laser dot on...

 

Row between Durham neighbors over 3 shrubs lives long in the courts

DURHAM It never was much of a hedgerow, especially after the three knee-high bushes wilted and died. But the fight that grew between next-door neighbors in eastern Durham over the shrubs has thrived for more than three years, a hardy evergreen of the...

 
Mississippi St stuck in 6-game losing streak

Mississippi St stuck in 6-game losing streak

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State's second season under coach Rick Ray is starting to look a lot like the first. A good start to Southeastern Conference play in January has turned into a mirage, and the Bulldogs are now stuck in a six-game losing...

 
Tennessee, Missouri both on NCAA tournament bubble

Tennessee, Missouri both on NCAA tournament bubble

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee isn't dwelling on the potential postseason implications of its game Saturday at Missouri. The situation facing the two teams speaks for itself. Both teams are considered on the bubble for an NCAA tournament invitation,...

 
Nordic combined guys back in action on large hill

Nordic combined guys back in action on large hill

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- With one Nordic combined gold medal already tucked in his suitcase to take back to Germany, Eric Frenzel begins his quest for a second when official training begins Saturday for the individual large hill at the Sochi...

 

Texas Sports Writers Association 4A all-state team

BRYAN, Texas -- Denton Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard and San Antonio Brennan linebacker Grant Watanabe are the players of the year on the 63rd Annual Texas Sports Writers Association's Class 4A All-State Football Team. Heard was the offensive player...

 
No. 14 Kentucky faces SEC test vs. No. 3 Florida

No. 14 Kentucky faces SEC test vs. No. 3 Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Despite periodic breakdowns on both ends that have allowed opponents to remain competitive, Kentucky has fought through those lapses to build a four-game winning streak. The No. 14 Wildcats (19-5, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) have no...

 

Wanxiang increases bid to win Fisker asset sale

DOVER, Del. -- A hard-fought auction for the remaining assets of failed electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive ended Friday with a winning bid by Chinese auto-parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group. Wanxiang beat out Hybrid Technology, led by Hong Kong...

 
Mayor seeks sidewalk for apartment residents, council member worries about cost

Mayor seeks sidewalk for apartment residents, council member worries about cost

slideshow In the view of Heflin Mayor Rudy Rooks, the city ought to have a sidewalk from the apartment complexes on Almon Street at least to Ross Street; it’s a safety issue, he said. But at least one councilman doubts the city can afford it. Heflin...

 
Grammy-award winning Christian artist's local concert canceled

Grammy-award winning Christian artist's local concert canceled

slideshow Steven Curtis Chapman, a five-time Grammy winning singer and songwriter, will not perform at a concert that had been planned for Anniston later this month. Awakening Events, the organizer of the tour, announced on Thursday the cancellation...

 
Snow long: winter weather melts quickly away

Snow long: winter weather melts quickly away

slideshow Well, that was fast. After days of waiting for a snow and ice storm that socked much of the South, the Anniston area this morning was watching the few flakes that finally fell quickly melt away. All roads in Calhoun County were open this...

 

Duke's giving favored the GOP as lawsuits threatened, watchdog group says

Duke Energy gave far more money to Republicans than to Democrats in 2013, as environmental groups threatened lawsuits over its coal ash, a campaign watchdog group said Friday. Democracy North Carolina said three contributions were made shortly after...

 

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