News archive from 15 December 2012

Posen homeowners in path of new tollway interchange ask for help

Two women whose homes are being taken as part of the construction of a new interchange on the Tri-State Tollway appealed Thursday for relief. The Posen residents complained to the Illinois Tollway's board of directors that a March 15 deadline gives...

 

Daylight savings tied to bump in heart attack rates

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Setting the clock ahead for daylight savings time may set the scene for a small increase in heart attacks the next day, according to a small new study that suggests sleep-deprivation might be to blame. Researchers at two...

 

UPDATED: Arrest made, body recovered in Winston County murder

WINSTON COUNTY - Authorities have arrested a Winston County man for murder, after recovering the body of the man he allegedly killed hidden in some underbrush in the Helicon community. After searching a wooded area around the eastern edge of Winston...

 

'Robot Rodeo' brings bomb squads together to practice

Orlando Fire bomb squad member Ron Verbal carefully maneuvered a robot to remove a hand grenade that was hanging seven-feet off the ground and then gingerly placed inside a large containment barrel. If it had been a live grenade, the operator and...

 
Pat and Caren Boyd, of the Hollywood funeral home family, die a week apart

Pat and Caren Boyd, of the Hollywood funeral home family, die a week apart

Pat Boyd arranged and attended thousands of funerals at the mortuary his parents founded in 1958 — his last, and saddest, on Dec. 10. The president of Hollywood's Boyd Panciera Family Funeral Home lost his wife, Caren, on Dec. 3. She was 59...

 

7 get long sentences in deadly Mexico casino arson

MONTERREY, Mexico A Mexican government official says seven men have been sentenced to long prison terms for their roles in a northern Mexico casino fire that killed 52 people last year. The official says a judge in Nuevo Leon state has sentenced six...

 

7 get long sentences in deadly Mexico casino arson

MONTERREY, Mexico -- A Mexican government official says seven men have been sentenced to long prison terms for their roles in a northern Mexico casino fire that killed 52 people last year. The official says a judge in Nuevo Leon state has sentenced...

 
Man gets at least 20 years for role in Hamtramck women's kidnapping, killing

Man gets at least 20 years for role in Hamtramck women's kidnapping, killing

One of the five men charged in the kidnapping and killing of Hamtramck friends Ashley Conaway and Abreeya Brown was sentenced Friday to at serve at least 20 years in prison. Miguel Rodriguez, 24, pleaded guilty on Oct. 26 to two counts of...

 

Thrift shops, dollar stores are cleaning up this Christmas

Laurie Foster of Orlando started shopping at dollar stores for Christmas gift boxes a couple of years ago after department stores stopped giving them away. "You get them cheaper here than anywhere else," said Foster, a program coordinator at...

 

Earnings schedule for week of 12/17/2012

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week: Monday No major announcements expected. Tuesday Oracle Corp. reports quarterly financial results. Wednesday FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results. Thursday Darden...

 

PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Lions, Fairview boys pick up Thursday night wins

ATHENS - Five games in 10 days will wear on any basketball team. However, it wasn't enough to keep Cullman Christian's varsity girls from pulling off a 48-30 victory over Lindsay Lane on Thursday night. After holding their opponent to only four points...

 

AP source: Temple offers coaching job to Rhule

PHILADELPHIA -- Temple has made an offer to New York Giants assistant Matt Rhule to become the Owls' new head coach, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on anonymity Friday because Rhule had not yet formally...

 
GPS makes finding Jesus a snap

GPS makes finding Jesus a snap

Believers ask, "What would Jesus do?" In the little city of Frostproof, however, people are asking, "Where would Jesus go?" A plastic baby Jesus vanished from his manger sometime after the annual Christmas parade Dec. 1,...

 
Disgruntled Cathay Pacific cabin crew threaten smile and hospitality strike in pay fight

Disgruntled Cathay Pacific cabin crew threaten smile and hospitality strike in pay fight

The friendly skies just got gloomy. An airline’s cabin crew workers threatened a smile and hospitality strike over a pay dispute.

 

SEC won't suspend Alabama's Dial for hit on Murray

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference won't suspend Alabama defensive end Quinton Dial for a hit on Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray. The league said in a statement Friday that it had reviewed video of that play and others in the SEC...

 

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