News archive from 19 October 2012

New Bruno's owner Belle Foods continues rebranding; North and South Alabama stores up next

New Bruno's owner Belle Foods continues rebranding; North and South Alabama stores up next

News file/Bernard TroncaleThe Bruno's grocery store in Hoover officially became a Belle Foods in August as the company kicked off its rebranding campaign.BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Belle Foods, the Birmingham-based grocer that bought Bruno's and Food...

 
Huntsville schoolteacher arrested on shoplifting charge

Huntsville schoolteacher arrested on shoplifting charge

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A Huntsville schoolteacher's job is on the line following an arrest last weekend for shoplifting. Jenifer W. Cooper (Huntsville Police Department)Jenifer Woytowich Cooper, 36, was arrested Saturday, Oct. 13 after allegedly being...

 

Boy Scouts' files on suspected child abusers released; some Michigan cases seen

Portland, Ore. - Portland lawyers on Thursday said the "secrets are out" as confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on men they suspected of child sex abuse were released after a two-year-long court battle.The release of the...

 

League says union's counter offer takes 'a step backward'

TORONTO (Reuters) - Labor talks between the National Hockey League (NHL) and locked-out players broke off on Thursday with the two sides no closer to resolving their differences on key economic issues, putting hopes for a full 82-game season in...

 
BP confirms Macondo wells are secure, inspection attributes surface sheens to leaking cofferdam

BP confirms Macondo wells are secure, inspection attributes surface sheens to leaking cofferdam

Press-Register reporter Ben Raines collects samples of the surface oil sheen documented at the Macondo/Deepwater Horizon well site in August 2011. BP said submersible inspections then and as those conducted this week as a result of sheens it...

 

United States will visit Russia for friendly

The U.S. men's national team will visit Russia for a friendly Nov. 14 in its final game this year, it was announced Thursday. The United States just advanced to the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 World Cup with a 3-1 win over...

 

Sandusky asks judge to overturn abuse convictions

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants a judge to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions and give him a new trial, claiming his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare. Sandusky's post-trial motions...

 
Agreement reached to sell Montgomery Advertiser facility

Agreement reached to sell Montgomery Advertiser facility

The Gannett Company, which publishes the Montgomery Advertiser, has reached an agreement with Graham and Company, LLC, to sell the building that houses the Advertiser's news and business operations at 425 Molton St., in downtown Montgomery. The...

 
County planners examining Dunnavant Valley growth concerns

County planners examining Dunnavant Valley growth concerns

PELHAM, Alabama - The little red dots in the largest clusters indicated the strongest concerns in the growing Dunnavant Valley: needed bike lanes on County Road 41, lacking apartments and multifamily dwellings, preserving the undisturbed Oak and...

 
Gasoline prices _ finally _ begin to slide

Gasoline prices _ finally _ begin to slide

NEW YORK -- Gasoline prices have begun their seasonal slide. Better late than never, drivers say. The national average retail price has fallen for ten straight days and is now $3.74 per gallon. It could mark the beginning of the usual autumn decrease...

 

Chipotle 3rd quarter results miss expectations

DENVER -- Restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter net income rose 20 percent as traffic grew and it opened more stores. But the results fell short of Wall Street expectations and the company's stock fell 13...

 

Capital One's profit vaults 47 percent in 3Q

LOS ANGELES -- Capital One Financial Corp. says its third-quarter net income vaulted 47 percent, as the lender's acquisition of online bank ING Direct and HSBC's U.S. credit card business helped boost revenue. The McLean, Va.-based company said...

 

Government looks to public for help on robocalls

WASHINGTON -- Those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls aren't just getting on the nerves of millions of consumers: The government is fed up too, and it's turning to the public for help. The Federal Trade Commission, which oversees...

 

Rebound in new car sales set to help used car king, CarMax, too

(This version of an Oct. 14 story removes a photograph of the former CEO. The photo was issued in error.) (Reuters) - CarMax's parking lots are much emptier than the company, the nation's largest used car dealer, would like.

 
Fleet Feet Sports shop plans move to Heights Village shopping center

Fleet Feet Sports shop plans move to Heights Village shopping center

CAHABA HEIGHTS, Alabama -- Fleet Feet Sports Birmingham will move from its current location at Cahaba Village to the Heights Village shopping center, effective Nov. 1, the sports footwear and accessories retailer announced. "We made the move to...

 

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