News archive from 23 April 2014

Texas Crop Report

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of April 22: Central: Most counties reported soil moisture to be in good condition, as well as rangeland and pasture, row crops and livestock. The...

 

Former defense attorney and prosecutor butt heads at Robainas' tax-evasion trial

A defense attorney who once represented Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his wife while they were under federal investigation in 2010 testified Tuesday that neither former client lied to authorities about the husband's involvement in his wife's loan...

 

Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. A North Carolina prosecutor was the original target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, an indictment released Tuesday said. Nine...

 

SEANC report harshly criticizes state Treasurer Janet Cowell

RALEIGH A blistering report on the management of the state's $87 billion pension fund commissioned by the State Employees Association of North Carolina reinforces and significantly expands the group's long-standing criticisms of state Treasurer Janet...

 

Panel delays vote on Churchill Downs' Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana State Racing Commission has delayed action on a new 10-year license for Churchill Downs Inc. to hold horse racing and operate slot machines at The Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The commission's decision to delay...

 

First M&F merger keeps boosting Renasant profit

TUPELO, Miss. -- Regional bank Renasant Corp. says profit in 2013's fourth quarter rose 80 percent in the second period following its takeover of First M&F Corp. Renasant posted quarterly profit Tuesday of $13.6 million, or 43 cents per share....

 

Discover Financial's profit declines 6 pct. in 1Q

LOS ANGELES Discover Financial Services' net income fell 6 percent in the first three months of the year as the company set aside more money to cover potential loan losses, offsetting loan growth. The credit card issuer and lender said Tuesday that...

 

Mom cleared in '92 murder guilty of shooting son

LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada woman has been found guilty of shooting and paralyzing her son some two decades after she was acquitted of murdering her husband in Florida. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1hmhETL ) 66-year-old Linda Cooney...

 

FL-Uncontested

By The Associated Press Here is a list of uncontested races in Florida.

 

Indy 'unlikely' to seek 2016 party conventions

INDIANAPOLIS -- Don't count on Indianapolis hosting either the Democratic or Republican national conventions in 2016. Mayor Greg Ballard's spokesman said Tuesday the city is "unlikely" to submit bids to host either of the conventions....

 
Five areas the Charlotte Bobcats must clean up heading into Game 2

Five areas the Charlotte Bobcats must clean up heading into Game 2

Five shortcomings from Game 1 against the Miami Heat that the Charlotte Bobcats can't repeat if they expect to win Game 2: 1 Turnovers: To be more specific, live-ball turnovers. It's bad to commit a shot-clock violation or to throw the ball...

 
Ducks, Getzlaf have to respond to physical Stars

Ducks, Getzlaf have to respond to physical Stars

DALLAS -- Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf was asked about the Dallas Stars trying to get under his skin or into his head with their physical play in Game 3. "Trying to hit my head how about?" the already stitched-up and visor-protected Getzlaf...

 

Charge against Rockets F Terrence Jones dropped

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones has agreed to pay $10,000 to a charitable organization that benefits the homeless in exchange for having a misdemeanor harassment charge dismissed. The 6-foot-9 Jones was arrested outside a...

 
Durant looking for answers against Tony Allen

Durant looking for answers against Tony Allen

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder forward Kevin Durant said before Oklahoma City's series against Memphis that Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA. Allen has proven him right. Durant scored 36 points in Game 2 on...

 

Optimistic Chargers begin offseason workouts

SAN DIEGO -- Like most everyone else in the NFL at this time of year, the San Diego Chargers think they can get to the Super Bowl. After watching Seattle rout Denver for the NFL championship nearly three months ago, they know how tough that road will...

 

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