News archive from 23 July 2013

Do-over for DCF

Gov. Rick Scott has a life-or-death decision ahead as he selects a new leader for the troubled Department of Children & Families. And those whose lives are affected are thousands of Florida's children at risk of abuse. DCF Secretary David Wilkins...

 

Hood seeks to toss ruling blocking open-carry law

JACKSON, Miss. -- Attorney General Jim Hood asked the state Supreme Court Monday to declare that Mississippians can carry weapons openly in some public places. Hood's appeal argues justices should overturn a ruling by Hinds County Circuit Judge...

 

Kansas regulators considering new fracking rules

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas utility regulators are considering new rules to require oil and natural gas companies to disclose some information about the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The Topeka Capital Journal reports...

 
Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach announces 2013-14 season

Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach announces 2013-14 season

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach has announced its 2013-14 season, which gets under way in just a few days with "Bye Bye Birdie." Season subscriptions are available for $85 for six regular season shows. The summer show "Bye Bye...

 

Encore! concerts salute Andrew Lloyd Webber

Nearly 500 Walt Disney World cast members who share a passion for singing, dancing and acting are presenting "The Art of the Possible - The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" as a benefit for a local children's music program. Andrew Lloyd Webber,...

 

Orlando Fringe needs items for Ivanhoe Village rummage sale

Do you have unwanted stuff? Perhaps a garage full? A closet bursting at the seams? Well, the Orlando Fringe Festival wants it. On Saturday, Aug. 10 - which just happens to be National Garage Sale Day - Ivanhoe Village Main Street will team with the...

 

PREP FOOTBALL: Lamar resigns, Farley favored as West Point’s next coach

Nearly two weeks before the first day of fall practice and a month before the start of the 2013 season, A.J. Lamar has resigned as the head coach of the West Point football team. Principal Heith Yearwood said Lamar, who was arrested for public...

 

Glenview, Northbrook police blotter: July 22

The following items were taken from police reports. Glenview On July 18, a 57-year-old Des Plaines man was arrested in the 1900 block of Glenview Road and charged with DUI, failure to yield, improper lane usage and driving without insurance. Maps...

 

Man freed after steel beams pin his legs

Orange County rescue workers used a crane to move steel beams that fell on a man's legs Monday, they said. The man's legs were pinned at about 4:30 p.m. at Chatham Steel, 155 E. Landstreet Road, Orange County Fire Rescue said. A Fire Rescue crane...

 

7 injured in Navy training accident

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Navy says four sailors and three civilian instructors were injured when a rigid hull inflatable boat collided with a fleet replenishment oiler. U.S. Fleet Forces Command said the collision occurred Monday near the Thimble Shoals...

 

Delaware prison sex abuse agreement in dispute

WILMINGTON, Del. -- A federal judge ordered attorneys for Delaware's Department of Correction and the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday to meet with a federal magistrate to try to resolve a dispute over compliance with a 2011 order designed to...

 

Man appeals Gov. Mead's denial of grizzly records

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A dispute over an activist's request to inspect documents regarding grizzly bears sets the stage for another round of arguments at the Wyoming Supreme Court over whether public officials have the right to withhold materials they use...

 

Payouts to NC eugenics victims could be modest

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A proposed budget agreement sets aside $10 million for one-time payments to North Carolina's forced sterilization victims, but the final amount paid to each individual will depend on how many come forward. Under the terms of the $20.6...

 

Route 59 land targeted for town houses

One of the few large commercial properties still vacant along Route 59 in Naperville is on the path to becoming a town house development. Naperville's City Council gave preliminary approval to changing the zoning of land east of Route 59 north of...

 

ABC Family, after dragging its feet, cancels 'Bunheads'

Twinkle toes are without a stage on ABC Family. The network has canceled its low-rated freshman drama "Bunheads." The ballet drama had wrapped its 18-episode first season in February. The series, which starred Broadway veteran Sutton Foster...

 

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