News archive from 23 March 2016

NBA Mock Draft: LSU's Simmons at the top

NBA Mock Draft: LSU's Simmons at the top

USA TODAY Sports' Derek Bodner breaks down the top three picks in the years first NBA mock draft. First Round *note: team needs are not taken into account until after the NBA lottery. Simmons, and LSU, had a very disappointing end to the season, which...

Usa Today, 20:00 in Sport
 

Sessions says Brussels attacks highlight 'failed' refugee, immigration policies

The dual terror attacks in Belgium underscore the need for the United States to revisit its policy on admitting refugees, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said in a statement Tuesday. Sessions, who had previously called for the U.S. to stop admitting...

 

Bronx DA moves to toss 1996 murder conviction of man who served almost two decades behind bars

All that stands between Richard Rosario and his freedom is a nod from a judge. Rosario, jailed for nearly two decades for a 1996 Bronx murder over a dozen alibi witnesses insist he could not have committed, will appear at a hearing Wednesday where...

 
Man's fall from roof highlights difficulty of policing illegal decks

Man's fall from roof highlights difficulty of policing illegal decks

NEWARK, Del. — After a Massachusetts college student fell to his death this weekend from a rooftop being used as an illegal deck, Newark residents said they suspect many use their roofs in the same way and city officials are asking for help reporting...

 
Crews battling Phoenix recycling plant fire

Crews battling Phoenix recycling plant fire

xEmbed xShare A fire near Sky Harbor filled Phoenix skies with thick black smoke on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters are battling a first-alarm fire near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, according to Phoenix fire spokesman, Capt. Aaron...

 

RMC officially denies public record request for ER operations contract

Regional Medical Center’s refusal to disclose its recent contract with an emergency room management firm doesn't violate state open records law, a Friday letter from the hospital’s attorney states. An Alabama Press Association attorney disagrees....

 

Constitutional amendment to protect state parks funding clears Senate

The Alabama Senate today approved a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit the Legislature from taking funds collected by state parks and spending it on other programs. The bill by Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, would protect funds the...

 

Constitutional amendment to protect state parks funding clears Senate

The Alabama Senate today approved a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit the Legislature from taking funds collected by state parks and spending it on other programs. The bill by Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, would protect funds the...

 

Texas executes man in 2005 murder of city code enforcement worker

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas man on death row for killing a worker who was on his property looking for city code violations was put to death Tuesday. Adam Ward was given a lethal injection for shooting and killing Michael Walker, a code enforcement...

 
Fire breaks out at recyling center near Phoenix airport

Fire breaks out at recyling center near Phoenix airport

A fire near Sky Harbor filled Phoenix skies with thick black smoke on Tuesday afternoon. PHOENIX — Authorities say a there’s a two-alarm fire Tuesday burning at a recycling center in Phoenix and putting up a large amount of black smoke. Phoenix Fire...

 
Jeremy Lin compliments Carmelo Anthony, avoids addressing Amar’e Stoudemire’s comments 

Jeremy Lin compliments Carmelo Anthony, avoids addressing Amar’e Stoudemire’s comments 

Jeremy Lin wants nothing to do with whatever tension may be brewing between Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. Earlier this month, playing at the Garden for the first time since he was bought out by the Knicks, Stoudemire said he "didn't...

Daily News, 20:29 in Sport
 

Governor fires Alabama's top cop

Gov. Robert J. Bentley tonight fired the state's top cop, Spencer Collier. The firing is effective immediately. Bentley acted after an internal investigation at the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency uncovered possible wrong doing under Collier's time as...

 
Jaguar to make $1.4 million XKSS performance car envisioned by founder

Jaguar to make $1.4 million XKSS performance car envisioned by founder

FullscreenJaguar will make nine units of the XKSS, which will will be priced at more than $1.4 million. It's a replica of the original XKSS vehicles that were destroyed in a 1957 fire. JaguarFullscreenJaguar will make nine units of the XKSS, which...

 

Governor fires Alabama's top cop

Gov. Robert J. Bentley tonight fired the state's top cop, Spencer Collier. The firing is effective immediately. Bentley acted after an internal investigation at the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency uncovered possible wrong doing under Collier's time as...

 

Wheelchair-bound woman killed in house fire in Birmingham

A Birmingham woman lost her life when her home in Roebuck caught fire Tuesday afternoon. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Buddy Wilks said they responded to the call in the 1000 block of Park Place at about 4:30 p.m. They found flames coming...

 

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