News archive from 17 February 2015

Offshore earthquake triggers tsunami advisory in Japan

TOKYO Japan has issued a tsunami advisory after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off its northeastern coast. The quake struck shortly after 8 a.m. Japan time Tuesday at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6 miles). The Japan Meteorological Agency issued...

 
Dead donkey dumper pleads guilty

Dead donkey dumper pleads guilty

JACKSON, N.J. — A township man, saddled with a dead donkey and a dying one, has acknowledged in court that he disposed of both in a utility right-of-way last November. Matt Hills, 19, has pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to provide care for the...

 
Kayla Mueller's boyfriend to paper: I blame myself

Kayla Mueller's boyfriend to paper: I blame myself

A crowd of people gathered on the campus of Northern Arizona University to remember and honor Kayla Mueller. Many remarked on the impact the young woman made on their lives. PHOENIX — Kayla Mueller, standing in front of her Syrian boyfriend in an...

 
Labor secretary arrives as West Coast ports back up

Labor secretary arrives as West Coast ports back up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's top labor official is arriving in California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers. U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was flying Monday to San Francisco,...

 

Charlotte Latin, Cary Academy tie for 3A boys' swim title

GREENSBORO Charlotte Latin's boys' swim team almost made the numbers work at Monday's N.C. Independent Schools 3A championships. That is, until the final event at Greensboro Aquatic Center. Cary Academy won the 400-yard freestyle relay while the Hawks...

 
Improved Cavaliers could be a dangerous playoff team

Improved Cavaliers could be a dangerous playoff team

NEW YORK-- Instant success: Just add LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and a supporting cast, and voila, a championship-ready team. It doesn't work that way. Well, at least it didn't at first for the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I understand –...

Usa Today, 19:22 in Sport
 
Cleburne judge says he won’t license same-sex weddings

Cleburne judge says he won’t license same-sex weddings

HEFLIN — Cleburne County same-sex couples will still have to marry in other Alabama counties, as the probate office will not issue them marriage licenses, Cleburne County’s probate judge said Monday. Cleburne is one of a handful of counties declining...

 
Anniston's Couch honored for role with Scenic River Trail

Anniston's Couch honored for role with Scenic River Trail

Former Calhoun County jeweler Fred Couch was recognized this month for his role in developing the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Couch received the W. Kelly Mosley Environmental Award, which is reserved for Alabamians whose volunteer efforts encourage...

 

Anniston inmate gets officer’s stun gun during scuffle

A woman being held in the Anniston city jail on Sunday briefly had control of a correctional officer’s stun gun after the device was used on her, according to Anniston police. Anniston police Lt. Josh Doggrell, in an email to The Star on Monday, wrote...

 
Farmers need to know their customers at markets, extension agent says

Farmers need to know their customers at markets, extension agent says

There is no money in growing fruits and vegetables, according to Chip East, Alabama Cooperative Extension System agent. There is money to be made in selling them, though. East spoke Friday to 10 growers from across central Alabama about how to turn a...

 

Cold week, but little worry of snow or ice, forecasters say

Temperatures in Calhoun County  will be below or near freezing for much of the week, but there’s little chance of travel problems from snow or ice, according to forecasters. Jason Davis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in...

 

Weather event wreaking havoc with high school basketball schedules

With a major ice storm bearing down on the Charlotte area, high school basketball tournaments were postponed Monday. Many schools will try to play Tuesday, though some conferences postponed games until Wednesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have...

 
Truth or fiction? Fact-checking the Oscar films

Truth or fiction? Fact-checking the Oscar films

Hollywood has always been a little freewheeling when it comes to depicting history, but when the Oscars are involved, everyone pays more attention to the facts. Four true-life subjects are among the eight best-picture nominees at Sunday's Academy...

 
Dick Vitale: ‘I will absolutely miss' calling Duke-UNC

Dick Vitale: ‘I will absolutely miss' calling Duke-UNC

Words usually come easily and quickly, enthusiastically, to Dick Vitale, but Monday there wasn't much he wanted to say – or could say – about ESPN's decision to remove him from coverage of the Duke-North Carolina game on...

 
Retiring Giambi now a role model - especially for A-Rod

Retiring Giambi now a role model - especially for A-Rod

The New York Yankees keep waiting. They made their offer to Alex Rodriguez a week ago, and still, are awaiting his response while their patience wanes. The Yankees want Rodriguez, their embattled star, to come to Yankee Stadium, have a press...

Usa Today, 20:18 in Sport
 

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