News archive from 19 December 2013

Turkey police find shoeboxes stuffed with $4.5 million cash in bank chief’s home: report

Turkey police find shoeboxes stuffed with $4.5 million cash in bank chief’s home: report

ANKARA, Turkey — Istanbul police, who are leading a major corruption and bribery investigation targeting allies of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have seized shoeboxes stashed with $4.5 million in cash at the home of a state-owned bank's chief...

 

Wixon: Allen carries all key ingredients of a high school football dynasty

After Allen won a state title in 2008, coach Tom Westerberg told the players they would always be the school’s first football champions. But their one-loss season would eventually be topped, he said. “Somebody will come through and go 16-0,” he told...

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Meth lab components found discarded near elementary school

HEFLIN — A city councilman and a crew of jail inmates found a discarded methamphetamine lab in Heflin near Cleburne County Elementary School on Wednesday. The lab was of a type, described as a mobile “shake-and-bake,” whose dangerous components are...

 
Housing Authority residents see improvements in past year

Housing Authority residents see improvements in past year

slideshow Linda Elston does not need to view crime statistics to see that life has improved in the past year around her apartment at Cooper Homes in Anniston. The sound of children laughing outside is proof enough. "Children are coming out to...

 

Anniston man charged with drug possession, illegal possession of a gun

Police say an Anniston man arrested Tuesday was found with a handgun on him that he was forbidden to possess. Quindarious Marshawn Royal, 26, was arrested on four separate charges including possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and...

 
Construction yet to begin on Tutwiler prison camera system

Construction yet to begin on Tutwiler prison camera system

slideshow MONTGOMERY — Construction has yet to begin on a system of security cameras for Tutwiler Prison for Women, the state facility that was rocked by sexual abuse allegations last year, but a prison official says the project is not behind...

 

James to start Heat's clash with Pacers

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's showdown between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers from AmericanAirlines Arena. The four-time league MVP had been considered a game-time decision entering...

 
Rookie Lacy leads backfield charge for Packers

Rookie Lacy leads backfield charge for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Running back Eddie Lacy is helping the Packers make a late charge in the NFC North while they await the return of Aaron Rodgers. The franchise quarterback hasn't been cleared yet for game action following his left collarbone injury....

 
Fourth candidate in running for Anniston superintendent job

Fourth candidate in running for Anniston superintendent job

slideshow An educator with experience improving academically troubled schools is the fourth candidate seeking the Anniston school system’s top job. Gregory King is known in the Detroit school system as a “turnaround principal,” his job being part of a...

 
‘The Voice’ runner-up Jacquie Lee: I’m already getting calls about ‘great, great opportunities’

‘The Voice’ runner-up Jacquie Lee: I’m already getting calls about ‘great, great opportunities’

New Jersey singer Jacquie Lee admits she cried when she took second place on NBC’s “The Voice” Tuesday – but she swears they were tears of joy. “I was happy. I couldn’t stop smiling up there because I was so happy,” the preternaturally talented...

 
LaBeouf could face legal action for lifting idea

LaBeouf could face legal action for lifting idea

LOS ANGELES -- There may be legal ramifications for Shia LaBeouf after he acknowledged borrowing from another artist's work without giving proper credit. LaBeouf debuted his short film, "Howard Cantour.com," online on Monday starring Jim...

 

'Walking Dead' creator sues AMC over profits

LOS ANGELES -- The creator of "The Walking Dead" is suing AMC, claiming the cable channel has denied him tens of millions of dollars in profit from the hit drama. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Frank Darabont and Creative Arts Agency filed suit...

 
Anniston Army Depot donates bikes, toys to needy kids

Anniston Army Depot donates bikes, toys to needy kids

slideshow Shenell Billips just cannot bear the thought of a child missing Christmas. "I have children of my own and I can imagine not being able to provide for them because that has happened to me," Billips said. "I wouldn't want any...

 

Meth lab components found discarded near elementary school

HEFLIN — A city councilman and a crew of jail inmates found a discarded methamphetamine lab in Heflin near Cleburne County Elementary School on Wednesday. The lab was of a type, described as a mobile “shake-and-bake,” whose dangerous components are...

 

CDC issues travel health advisory for St. Martin

U.S. health officials have issued a travel advisory for the Caribbean island of St. Martin because of a mosquito-borne disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's closely following reports of the chikungunya (chik-un-GUHN-ya)...

 

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