News archive from 15 September 2015

They're already playing games across the pond

They're already playing games across the pond

Don't fret, hockey will be back in Sullivan Arena in about a month -- the Seawolves open for real on Oct. 9 and the Aces on Oct. 16 -- but meanwhile you can catch up on some Alaska connections already playing games across the pond. Took a quick tour...

 

CIC flag football: East rules, 5-way tie for second

While parity does exist in the Cook Inlet Conference flag football standings halfway through the season – five teams are tied for second place at 4-3 – East is dominating the eight-team circuit. The T-birds (7-0) own a three-game lead atop the...

 
Orlando City reportedly will add women's pro soccer team in 2016

Orlando City reportedly will add women's pro soccer team in 2016

The National Women's Soccer League is expected to name Orlando City as an expansion team for the 2016 season, according to the Guardian. Orlando City has declined to confirm the timeline for adding a women's pro soccer expansion to a city that has...

 
Orlando City reportedly will add women's pro soccer team in 2016

Orlando City reportedly will add women's pro soccer team in 2016

The National Women's Soccer League is expected to name Orlando City as an expansion team for the 2016 season, according to the Guardian. Orlando City has declined to confirm the timeline for adding a women's pro soccer expansion to a city that has...

 

Sheriff's Office: Death investigation underway in Pine Hills

Orange County Sheriff's deputies are on scene at a death investigation in the Pine Hills area. Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
'Gone, absolutely gone,' is refrain of California wildfire

'Gone, absolutely gone,' is refrain of California wildfire

As California residents continue to be evacuated from their homes, a brief respite in the weather leaves some firefighters hopeful for containment. But it was too late for some families as their homes were completely destroyed. MIDDLETOWN, Calf....

 
Stolen Twain plaque reinstalled at N.Y. cemetery

Stolen Twain plaque reinstalled at N.Y. cemetery

ELMIRA, N.Y. — Mark Twain has been put back into his place. The bronze plaque of the author and humorist, stolen from Elmira’s Woodlawn Cemetery last winter, has been reinstalled. “I drove by there (Sunday). It looks like it had never been removed,...

 
Adrian Winter, Bryan Róchez make mark on Orlando City

Adrian Winter, Bryan Róchez make mark on Orlando City

When Orlando City needed it the most, when the team was looking for someone to step up and keep their playoff hopes alive, they turned to ... Adrian Winter and Bryan Róchez? The names don't resonate with the general public like "Kaka" or...

 
Mini unveils new, bigger Clubman

Mini unveils new, bigger Clubman

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Mini took the wraps off its all-new 2016 Clubman on Monday, and it's no surprise that the new car is a lot larger than the one it replaces. That's because the Clubman is the latest Mini to move to the brand's updated vehicle...

 
Nude hot springs retreat burns down from wildfire

Nude hot springs retreat burns down from wildfire

Tranquil, clothing-optional hot springs retreat Harbin Hot Springs in Middletown, Calif., appears leveled and charred in photos and video on social media. The San Francisco Chronicle's Kurtis Alexander uploaded this video showing soot-covered wreckage...

 

Fairbanks marijuana boosters form new political advocacy group

A father-son pair of aspiring Fairbanks marijuana entrepreneurs has created a new political group that aims to advance Alaska's legal pot industry. Cole Hollister and his son Keenan Hollister registered the Alaska Cannabis Political Action Committee,...

 
Whitley: Gators needed to hear McElwain's rant

Whitley: Gators needed to hear McElwain's rant

Jim McElwain got an earful from his mother over the earful he gave Kelvin Taylor. Here's hoping Marjorie McElwain didn't use the exact same language. It'd be unsettling to hear a 94-year-old lady curse like Al Pacino in the final scene of...

 
American Airlines says it flew wrong plane to Hawaii

American Airlines says it flew wrong plane to Hawaii

Federal safety officials are looking into a flight that American Airlines operated to Hawaii using a plane that lacked extra emergency equipment required for long over-water trips. An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles was on its way to...

 
Obama talks college affordability with students, parents

Obama talks college affordability with students, parents

FullscreenPresident Barack Obama speaks at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday Sept. 14, 2015, with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Rodney White/The RegisterFullscreenA student in the audience ask a question during a town hall...

 
Schurz' TV station sale to Gray comes at tough time

Schurz' TV station sale to Gray comes at tough time

It's been a turbulent few weeks for Schurz Communications, dealing with the death of two journalist employees and now a buyout of its broadcasting business. On Aug. 26, reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, two young journalists working for...

 

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