News archive from 21 January 2015

Cleburne commissioner participates in new leadership program

HEFLIN — A Cleburne County commissioner is participating in a new program created by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama to strengthen leadership at the county level. Commissioner Emmett Owen is one of 18 commissioners participating in...

 

Deputies: Anniston man, wearing only underwear, breaks into home and passes out

An Anniston man was arrested Saturday, sheriff’s deputies say, after he broke into a Boaz man’s home, then passed out on the floor wearing only his underwear. Joseph Branon Buckelew, 38, is charged with second-degree burglary, according to court...

 

College basketball gameday capsules for 01.21.05

J.C. Smith (9-9, 3-4) at St. Augustine's (7-9, 1-5) 7:30 p.m., Williams Athletic Complex, Raleigh The Golden Bulls play their next two CIAA games on the road, beginning with Wednesday night's game against the Falcons. … Johnson C. Smith has...

 
House, Senate to tackle open Internet legislation

House, Senate to tackle open Internet legislation

Net neutrality is bubbling back to the top of Capitol Hill's agenda. Committees in both houses of Congress hold hearings Wednesday on proposed legislation designed to protect the open Internet. The hearings come just weeks before the Federal...

 

Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets, 7 p.m. Wednesday

Hornets vs. Heat 7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena TV: SportsSouth Radio: WFNZ 610AM Projected Starters Hornets Heat Pos, Player PPG RPG Pos, Player PPG RPGG, K. Walker19.23.2G, M. Chalmers10.72.7G, G. Henderson10.33.0G, D. Wade22.14.0F, M....

 
UNC Charlotte blood drive aims to collect 1000 pints

UNC Charlotte blood drive aims to collect 1000 pints

The 6th annual UNC Charlotte “49ers for Life” blood drive kicked off inside Halton Area on Tuesday. The drive is timed for winter, which is one of the most difficult times of the year to collect enough blood and platelets to meet...

 
Trial date and judge picked for Charlotte police shooting trial

Trial date and judge picked for Charlotte police shooting trial

A Morganton judge will preside over what stands to be Charlotte's most explosive court case of 2015: The July 20 manslaughter trial of police Officer Randall Kerrick over the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. The unarmed Ferrell was shot 10 times at...

 

1 dead, 3 wounded in Guinea after grenade thrown at fans

CONAKRY, Guinea Authorities in the West African nation of Guinea say one person is dead and three others seriously wounded after someone threw a grenade into a crowd of people watching a televised soccer match. The fans were injured as they watched...

 

UN says despite progress fight against Ebola is far from won

UNITED NATIONS The head of the United Nations mission fighting Ebola in West Africa says despite recent progress close to 1,000 new cases have been recorded in the last three weeks and "the fight is far from won." Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed...

 

Victim advocates want to close eugenics loophole

Advocates for North Carolina's eugenics victims are asking state lawmakers to close what they see as a loophole that may be making victims ineligible for compensation. More than 7,000 people were involuntarily sterilized under North Carolina's...

 

Cotswold Publix, Solis Ballantyne apartments approved

Cotswold should soon be getting a Publix Super Market and Ballantyne is in line for more high-end apartments, after Charlotte City Council approved two rezoning requests Tuesday night. City Council previously held public hearings on both requests, so...

 

LSU star tackle Collins already has a Panthers connection

MOBILE, Ala. Louisiana State offensive tackle La'el Collins had some inside information on the Carolina Panthers before he came to Alabama for the Senior Bowl. Collins, widely considered one of the best tackles in the 2015 NFL draft, is good friends...

 

#SavetheArctic ... from Greenpeace

I take a deep and annoyed breath every time I see a Greenpeace #SavetheArctic tweet, video, or article. Not because I think climate change isn’t having a real and detrimental impact on the Arctic -- it is. Not because their publicity stunts around the...

 

Report: Hole in engine contributed to Long View plane crash

A hole in its engine and damage to the fuselage might have caused a single-engine plane to completely lose power, resulting in an emergency crash landing in Long View Jan. 6 that injured the pilot and three passengers, according to a preliminary...

 
Obama excerpts: 'Middle-class economics works'

Obama excerpts: 'Middle-class economics works'

TagsISISState of the Union AddressThe White House has released excerpts from President Obama's State of the Union speech tonight: "We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that...

 

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