News archive from 18 August 2012

Police say 5 fires at Vt. summer camp were arson

BENSON, Vt.-Vermont State Police fire investigators say five separate fires reported at a summer camp for troubled youth in the town of Benson were arson. The fires were reported at about 7 p.m. Thursday at Camp E-Wen-Akee. The Benson Fire Department...

 

RI asks court to dismiss pension lawsuits

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-The state of Rhode Island is seeking to dismiss lawsuits from public-sector unions challenging sweeping changes to the state's public pension system. Attorneys for the state argue the lawsuits are unwarranted because state pension...

 

Mass. OKs regulations for wood burning plants

BOSTON-Massachusetts officials have adopted final regulations for the state's biomass energy industry. Officials say the new rules are designed to set a high standard for the wood burning power plants. Regulators said they were looking for the best...

 

2nd rape reported near Harvard campus

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Harvard University police are investigating a second rape reported in the campus area since last week. In a statement Friday, campus police said a woman reported to police in nearby Somerville that she was raped Tuesday night in the...

 

WPIX-TV blacked out on Cablevision

NEW YORK-WPIX-TV New York and several other Tribune Co.-owned broadcast stations went dark on the Cablevision system Friday amid a dispute over retransmission fees. Cablevision Systems Corp. said in a statement Friday that Tribune Co. is demanding...

 

Statement from Commissioner George Bowman criticizing Commission President David Carrington

Jefferson Commission President David Carrington is not in a position to talk about health care models and lacks an understanding of Birmingham history, Commissioner George Bowman wrote in a blistering statement issued Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The recent...

 
VF Outlet: Buy 2 pairs of jeans get any third item of equal or lesser value free

VF Outlet: Buy 2 pairs of jeans get any third item of equal or lesser value free

If you're shopping at VF Outlet this weekend and purchase 2 pairs of jeans you'll get any third item free. Go here to see the promo. Go here to like them on Facebook and get a coupon from their coupon tab....

 
Chinook helicopter's twin-rotors have been lifting Army more than 50 years

Chinook helicopter's twin-rotors have been lifting Army more than 50 years

AP photoUS soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, secure the area after exiting a Chinook helicopter in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, in this June 18, 2006 file photo. Boeing delivered the first...

 
Police sweep Carmike theaters nationwide following bomb threat

Police sweep Carmike theaters nationwide following bomb threat

File PhotoHUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Times news partner, WHNT News 19 reports police in several cities are sweeping Carmike Cinemas movie theaters in several cities a bomb threat was called into company headquarters. Police say the bomb threat was...

 

Champions Tour round suspended due to rain

ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- The first round of this week's Champions Tour tournament has been suspended due to rain. The round was called on Friday afternoon with 69 players on the course. Once the second round begins, players will remain in the same groupings...

 

11 die when bus plummets into ravine in Mexico

DURGANO, Mexico -- Mexican authorities say 11 people have died from a bus plunging into a ravine while headed to the Pacific resort of Mazatlan. Durango state government Secretary Jaime Fernandez Saracho says the bus fell about 150 feet from a...

 

New weapon coming in urban radio battle

A major change is likely in the dynamic of urban radio when Radio One takes over a station with a powerful transmitter reaching most of the region. Radio One, which is based in Silver Spring, Md., and operates about 50 stations largely targeted at...

 

Bastian of good taste

Boston, meet your biggest fan. Designer Michael Bastian hasn't lived here since graduating Babson College nearly 25 years ago, but his heart still beats for Beantown - just check out his fall collection for Gant. "If you mention Boston at a...

 
Fire evacuees in Wash., California return home

Fire evacuees in Wash., California return home

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people in Washington and California who fled encroaching flames from wildfires were allowed to return to their homes Friday, and in Washington many were to find out whether their property was spared by a huge blaze...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Police comb theaters after threat to Carmike chain

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas says police searched its movie theaters in several states for explosives after someone called in a bomb threat to its corporate headquarters in Georgia. Carmike spokesman Terrell Mayton says company officials alerted...

 

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