News archive from 17 September 2013

DA convicts man in gang-related shooting death

It took a jury 20 minutes Monday to convict a 24-year-old man in the 2009 shooting death of Palo Childress, 23. Warren Jae Avery, was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. He was sentenced by The Honorable...

 

Charlotte Christian guard chooses Vanderbilt

Charlotte Christian senior guard Matthew Fisher-Davis committed to Vanderbilt, Knights basketball coach Shonn Brown said. He chose Vanderbilt over Wake Forest, Virginia and Georgia. After taking official visits last week, he committed Sunday....

 

Panthers' secondary plagued by more than injuries

The Panthers' secondary was plagued by more than injuries in Sunday's 24-23 loss to Buffalo. A communication breakdown in the defensive backfield doomed the Panthers on the game's decisive play. Buffalo rookie quarterback EJ Manuel's 2-yard touchdown...

 

Oakland A's to use new security system at Coliseum

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics will be using a walkthrough metal detection system for fans entering the Coliseum beginning Thursday night against the Minnesota Twins. Major League Baseball said Monday that there is no league-wide mandate on...

 
After poor performance, Wolverines hit the road

After poor performance, Wolverines hit the road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After one of its worst performances in the Big House, No. 15 Michigan is about to take its show on the road. And Wolverines coach Brady Hoke is going to be staying up nights thinking about it. Connecticut isn't exactly a marquee...

 
Rivera: Panthers need to 'get over the hump'

Rivera: Panthers need to 'get over the hump'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coach Ron Rivera says the Panthers have to find a way to close out games if they're ever going to take the next step as a football team. The Panthers (0-2) surrendered a fourth quarter lead for the second straight week, this time in...

 

Fox prompts elementary school lockdown in S Fla

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- A fox mistaken for a bobcat caused a South Florida elementary school to be temporarily locked down. Grove Park Elementary School in Palm Beach Gardens was locked down for about a half-hour Monday morning. The Palm Beach...

 

5 things to know in Florida for Sept. 17

MIAMI -- Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. NC OFFICER CHARGED WITH SHOOTING UNARMED MAN, A FORMER FAMU FOOTBALL PLAYER The mother of Jonathan Ferrell says she forgives the officer accused of...

 
Jury convicts Russell of capital murder in officer's death

Jury convicts Russell of capital murder in officer's death

slideshow OPELIKA – Twelve jurors this afternoon found Joshua Russell guilty of capital murder in the 2011 killing of Anniston police officer Justin Sollohub. Sollohub’s family and many of his fellow officers waited for a little more than three hours...

 
Man arrested in front of White House

Man arrested in front of White House

WASHINGTON -- The Secret Service has arrested a man for tossing firecrackers over a fence at the White House. A federal law enforcement official says the shoeless man was immediately arrested Monday. An Associated Press photographer heard what sounded...

 

Deputies investigate inmate assault involving knife fashioned from spork

Calhoun County deputies today were investigating an alleged assault that occurred in the Calhoun County Jail Friday evening. According to Lt. Jon Garlick of the Sheriff’s Office, the 35-year-old victim got into an argument with his former cellmate as...

 

Arrest report for September 15, 2013

The people listed in this arrest report, whose names and charges are obtained from public records, are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Anniston The following felony arrests were reported by the Anniston Police Department...

 
Police: Cop shot unarmed man in Charlotte 10 times

Police: Cop shot unarmed man in Charlotte 10 times

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now charged in his death, investigators said Monday. A police news release said Officer Randall Kerrick fired 12...

 
Mother of man killed by CMPD officer: Piece of me is gone

Mother of man killed by CMPD officer: Piece of me is gone

The mother of a 24-year-old man who was shot and killed by a police officer early Saturday said Monday that her son, Jonathan Ferrell, was “a good man” who came to Charlotte to further his education and marry his...

 

Miami Marlins front office takes backseat to owner Jeffrey Loria

PHILADELPHIA -- As poorly as things have gone for the Miami Marlins on the field, a behind-the-scenes rift between team owner Jeffrey Loria and a few of his top front office executives is creating added tension in the waning days of a dismal season....

 

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