News archive from 16 March 2014

Heflin community turns out for Strides of March, St. Pawtrick's Day Pet Parade

Heflin community turns out for Strides of March, St. Pawtrick's Day Pet Parade

slideshow HEFLIN - A sea of green flooded Coleman Street in front of the Heflin Recreation Center Saturday morning as participants in the Strides of March 5K, many in their green race T-shirts, lined up for the race’s start. A record number of people,...

 
Overview of west Anniston redevelopment plan unveiled

Overview of west Anniston redevelopment plan unveiled

slideshow Corliss Goodson is ready for change. She has lived in Cooper Homes 40 years — most of her life — and she has witnessed the public housing facility deteriorate. "They need to be torn down; they've been there for years," Goodson said...

 
Michigan State 83, Wisconsin 75: Spartans to meet Wolverines in Big Ten title game Sunday

Michigan State 83, Wisconsin 75: Spartans to meet Wolverines in Big Ten title game Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS - The Michigan State Spartans knew they were looking at a chance for payback against a basketball nemesis when they took the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court Saturday. But first, they had to beat a different nemesis. And as easy and certain...

 
Steve Smith release hearkens back to Bobcats’ Gerald Wallace trade

Steve Smith release hearkens back to Bobcats’ Gerald Wallace trade

I’ve watched from afar as Carolina Panthers fans raged over the team’s decision to part ways with wide receiver Steve Smith. The reaction reminded me of how Charlotte Bobcats fans felt betrayed when Gerald Wallace was traded to the...

 

Dodgers split-squad beats Padres 5-4

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dee Gordon had a leadoff triple in Los Angeles' two-run first, and a split-squad of Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Saturday. Gordon, who figures to be the Dodgers' second baseman for their season-opening series in...

 

Trout hits 2nd homer, Angels tie Rockies 4-4 in 10

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout hit a two-run homer, Jered Weaver labored into the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Angels tied the Colorado Rockies 4-4 in 10 innings Saturday. Trout's shot to straightaway center off Juan Nicasio in the fifth was his...

 
Gun in preteen sister shooting used to kill before — cops seek another teenager

Gun in preteen sister shooting used to kill before — cops seek another teenager

Cops are looking to question a teenage boy they believe gave away the gun used by a 12-year-old Queens boy in the accidental shooting of his teen sister Friday. Investigators believe the .22-caliber Colt revolver the troubled preteen fired in his...

 

Cruz Pedregon tops Funny Car qualifying

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Cruz Pedregon topped Funny Car qualfying in the NHRA Gatornationals for the third year in a row and fifth time overall, powering to a 4.068-second run at 308.21 mph Saturday in his Toyota Camry. The 1998 Gainesville winner will...

 
Steve Smith release hearkens back to Bobcats’ Gerald Wallace trade

Steve Smith release hearkens back to Bobcats’ Gerald Wallace trade

I’ve watched from afar as Carolina Panthers fans raged over the team’s decision to part ways with wide receiver Steve Smith. The reaction reminded me of how Charlotte Bobcats fans felt betrayed when Gerald Wallace was traded to the...

 

The Allman Brothers Band starts last round of shows

NEW YORK Early in January, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced that they would be leaving The Allman Brothers Band at the end of this year. That means the end of a 25-year run for Haynes, who joined the group when he was 28, and a...

 

Chiquita merger brings tough questions on incentives

We've had a pretty big run of news lately on the hot-button issue of how, when or if public dollars should be spent on subsidies to private business. City and county leaders seemed caught off guard Monday when Chiquita Brands International announced...

 
Las Vegas heat a concern for Mets minor league development 

Las Vegas heat a concern for Mets minor league development 

LAS VEGAS — It was a gorgeous day for the Mets and Cubs to entertain the tourists here a few miles from The Strip, sunny and breezy, temperature in the mid-70s. So what’s not to like about baseball in the desert? “It’s a little different in July,”...

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AP sources: Vikings, Johnson agree on new contract

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two people with direct knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings and left guard Charlie Johnson have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth as much as $5 million. The people spoke to the AP on...

 

New York Mills beats Coleman Catholic in overtime

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- Nick Comenale has scored 22 points to lift New York Mills to a 57-50 overtime win over Coleman Catholic in the Class D final at the New York State Boys High School Basketball Championships. Andrew Suprenant had 16 points and Zach...

 

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