News archive from 23 January 2013

'Legends of Chima' 4-D film coming to Legoland parks

'Legends of Chima' 4-D film coming to Legoland parks

The new "Legends of Chima" 4-D film coming to Legoland California this spring will take moviegoers to a fantasy world where animal tribes battle for possession of a mystical energy source known as chi. Scheduled to premiere March 7 at the...

 

Chase ends in wreck on I-85 in Gaston

A high-speed chase ended in a crash on Interstate 85 near Kings Mountain on Tuesday afternoon. A chase began around 3:45 p.m near Blacksburg, South Carolina, and the suspect vehicle went onto I-85 northbound across North Carolina before crashing near...

 

News Summary: SEC settles with credit-rating firm

SEC SETTLES: The Securities and Exchange Commission barred Egan-Jones Ratings Co. from rating governments and issuers of asset-backed bonds as a recognized rating agency for 18 months. The order came as part of a settlement with Egan Jones. THE...

 

Norfolk Southern profit down 14 pct on weak coal

NORFOLK, Va. -- Norfolk Southern Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 14 percent because coal shipment revenues dropped 23 percent. But the railroad's results still beat Wall Street expectations. The Norfolk, Va., based railroad said Tuesday that its...

 
Lions' Titus Young: 'If I'm not going to get the football, I don't want to play anymore'

Lions' Titus Young: 'If I'm not going to get the football, I don't want to play anymore'

Embattled Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young had a couple of interesting tweets this afternoon. *Ahem* "Like I said I never been selfish but if I'm not going to get the football i don't want to play anymore." And ... "Never have I...

 

Chenin Duclos, struck by police gunfire during Empire State Building shooting, sues city  

A North Carolina college student wounded in the police shootout outside the Empire State Building last summer fired back Tuesday with a lawsuit against the city. Chenin Duclos said the officers who opened fire on a gunman outside the iconic building -...

 

Ohio woman sues FBI for profiling over strip-search, jailing off Detroit Metro flight

A 36-year-old Ohio woman who is half-Jewish and half-Arab filed a lawsuit today against the FBI and other federal agencies, saying she was yanked off an airplane at Metro Airport on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, strip-searched, and...

 
Rep. Bentivolio reaches out to military service academy nominees

Rep. Bentivolio reaches out to military service academy nominees

WASHINGTON – Brand new U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Milford is trying to get word out to people in his district that if they have questions about a nomination to one of the military service academies, to get in touch with his office. Bentivolio's...

 

More marketers lengthen Super Bowl ads to stand out during game

For this year's Super Bowl, more marketers are benching the standard 30-second spots and paying pricey sums - in some cases more than $7.5 million - to run 60-second commercials during the NFL championship Feb. 3. Longer commercials are part of a game...

 

Justin Bieber tops Lady Gaga as Twitter's most-followed user

It seems like only yesterday that Lady Gaga was celebrating 20 million Twitter followers from her No. 1 perch atop the microblogging site, with Justin Bieber chugging along in second place with more than 18 million. OK, it wasn't exactly yesterday, it...

 

Report: Lindsay Lohan rejects offer from 'Dancing With the Stars'

Lindsay Lohan and Ann Romney may have one thing in common: They have reportedly both rejected offers to be on "Dancing With the Stars." Rumor has it that the beleaguered "Mean Girls" actress has rejected an offer to join the...

 
Daytona International unveils plans for upgrade

Daytona International unveils plans for upgrade

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Daytona International Speedway has unveiled new details on its proposed redevelopment of the historic 53-year-old Florida racetrack. Speedway President Joie Chitwood showed conceptual renderings of the multi-year plan Tuesday at the...

 

Man gets five years prison in child-porn case

A child-pornography suspect who reportedly told FBI agents that he hears voices of girls saying they love him was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday. Michael Vangasbeck, 35, pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge in November. In addition...

 

3 car accident stalls traffic on U.S. Hwy. 278 in Cullman

CULLMAN - A three-car crash on U.S. Hwy. 278 has stalled eastbound traffic at Sunset Drive as of approximately 3:55 p.m. Cullman Police are on the scene working the crash. Motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route if at all possible.

 

SunRail construction to shut down Winter Park rail crossing

Drivers in downtown Winter Park will have to detour around part of New England Avenue in coming days. The road will be closed at the railroad crossing from 6 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Sunday as SunRail crews work at the site. Related Get alerts: Sign up...

 

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