News archive from 19 April 2014

Stolen guns mean more guns used in crimes, officials say

Stolen guns mean more guns used in crimes, officials say

slideshow Five handguns were stolen from a storage building at an Anniston home some time between December of last year and Wednesday. The owner of the guns recorded three of the weapons’ serial numbers, but not for two of them: A Ruger Mark 1.22 and...

 
Keystone pipeline decision delayed, likely till after elections

Keystone pipeline decision delayed, likely till after elections

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is indefinitely delaying a decision on approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, likely putting off any action until after the November midterm elections. The State Department said Friday that federal...

 
CMS students learn through the arts at STEAM camp

CMS students learn through the arts at STEAM camp

Nearly 3,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students recently spent part of their school break at the Arts & Science Council's first STEAM Camp, studying subjects that ranged from learning musical instruments to hand-binding books and using digital...

 

Jimenez shoots 65 to lead Greater Gwinnett field

DULUTH, Ga. -- Miguel Angel Jimenez made a dramatic Champions Tour debut, setting a tournament record with a first-round 65 on Friday in the soggy Greater Gwinnett Championship. Jimenez, coming off a fourth-place finish in the Masters, overcame...

 

Gene Fieger wins Senior PGA Professional

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Gene Fieger won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Friday, closing with a 3-under 69 for a six-stroke victory. The 53-year-old Fieger, the PGA director of golf at Hideout Golf Club in Naples, Fla., finished at...

 

Raptors unfazed by talk of Nets tanking

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors won the Atlantic Division and set a franchise record with 48 wins. They've still been labeled the weakest of the top four playoff teams in the Eastern Conference. The Nets may think so. Brooklyn dropped four of its last...

 

ASU's McKissic granted 6th year of eligibility

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State forward Shaquielle McKissic has been granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the Sun Devils next season. Coach Herb Sendek announced the decision via Twitter on Friday. McKissic had been...

 

Angels call up Wall, send Alvarez down

DETROIT -- The Los Angeles Angels have recalled right-hander Josh Wall from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned left-hander Jose Alvarez to Salt Lake. The Angels made the moves before Friday night's game at Detroit, meaning Alvarez would not have a chance...

 

Jimenez leads by 3 in tour debut

Duluth, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Miguel Angel Jimenez fired a 7-under 65 in the opening round Friday to grab a 3-stroke lead at the Greater Gwinnett Championship. Jimenez, who is making his Champions Tour debut, is coming off a fourth place finish...

 

Giambi set to return to Indians on Monday

CLEVELAND -- On his way out to the field for pregame batting practice, Jason Kipnis hung a hard right in the Indians' clubhouse to give Jason Giambi a big hug. "Great to see you," Kipnis told Cleveland's respected designated hitter....

 

Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

SALT LAKE CITY -- An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement that has prompted recent warnings from a government watchdog. The jet became the subject of international intrigue after the New York...

 

Senate to debate rideshare regulations

PHOENIX -- Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft. The contentious debate has pitted traditional taxi companies...

 

Providence, RI sues firms over stock trades

Providence, R.I. is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading. The suit says stock exchanges, investment banks and others defrauded investors by manipulating market data in favor of split-second...

 

NL Capsules

CHICAGO -- Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field. Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowed an unearned run in six-plus innings and...

 
Johnson rescues Avs with big save against Wild

Johnson rescues Avs with big save against Wild

DENVER -- Erik Johnson saved the night for the Colorado Avalanche with his quick feet and thinking. The defenseman raced from the blue line to the goal line and swatted away a puck just three inches shy of sliding in for a game-sealing, empty-net goal...

 

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