News archive from 24 January 2015

What really kills Alaskans? Not what 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' lists

What really kills Alaskans? Not what 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' lists

In an effort to hype its phony reality TV show "Ultimate Survival Alaska,'' the National Geographic Channel has come up with a nifty list of nine of the 10 accidents least likely to kill people in the 49th state. Only it isn't packaging these...

 

UNC freshman Theo Pinson out with broken foot as injuries pile up

CHAPEL HILL With injuries piling up – some guys in stitches, others walking boots – some of the practices lately at North Carolina have been the “most bizarre I've ever had,” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams...

 

Gov. Pat McCrory open to ‘all options' on I-485

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory weighed in on the Interstate 485 debate Friday, saying he and his transportation team are open to “all viable options.” McCrory's comments came a day after Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter said the state...

 
Deflategate theory: What if Pats inflated balls in warm environment?

Deflategate theory: What if Pats inflated balls in warm environment?

What if Deflategate is literally a bunch of hot air? There's at least one scientific theory to suggest the New England Patriots could have used physics to deflate footballs without violating the letter of NFL rule. "What everyone's looking for is...

Usa Today, 19:28 in Sport
 
Ravens will cut DT Terrence Cody amid animal cruelty investigation

Ravens will cut DT Terrence Cody amid animal cruelty investigation

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens intend to cut ties with defensive tackle Terrence Cody, who's under investigation for animal cruelty. The Ravens made no reference to the investigation Friday, when it issued a one-sentence news release...

Usa Today, 19:28 in Sport
 
Colts' Ryan Grigson: Trent Richardson was suspended

Colts' Ryan Grigson: Trent Richardson was suspended

Will much-maligned running back Trent Richardson be back with the Indianapolis Colts in 2015? General manager Ryan Grigson isn't sure. What we do know: If Richardson returns, he'll have to sit out at least one game after being suspended by the team...

Usa Today, 19:58 in Sport
 

Mark Martin among inductees into Motorsports Hall of Fame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin and former motocross star Ricky Carmichael are among the 2015 inductees into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. The seven-member class also includes off-road racer Walker Evans, six-time NHRA...

 

McKillop thanks students for their help in win against No. 22 Dayton

Davidson coach Bob McKillop wasn't impressed only with his team's performance in a 77-60 victory against 22th-ranked Dayton on Tuesday. He was also pleased with how Davidson's students turned out in a raucous Belk Arena in front of a national...

 
After 36 years, Joseph Sledge's unfamiliar feeling: normal

After 36 years, Joseph Sledge's unfamiliar feeling: normal

LAKE WACCAMAW Joseph Sledge looked out across Lake Waccamaw on Friday afternoon, shivering against a cold January rain and trying to embrace an unfamiliar feeling: normal. Sledge walked out of jail Friday for the first time in 36 years without the...

 
Saudi's new King Salman likely to stay the course

Saudi's new King Salman likely to stay the course

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who took the helm of the world's last absolute monarchy Friday, faces turbulence at home and abroad but is unlikely to change the course set by his predecessors, including keeping oil prices low. "We will continue...

 
Demolitions an ugly reality for cities losing people

Demolitions an ugly reality for cities losing people

WASHINGTON — Mayors say demolishing abandoned homes is a policy of last resort. But for many cities around the country, it's also a survival strategy. "We've got a massive amount of new investment that is coming into the city, but vacant and...

 

Charlotte Hornets - Cleveland Cavaliers Observations 01.23.14

• Hornets coach Steve Clifford went into Friday's game thinking he had three options for guarding LeBron James: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams. Early foul trouble for Cody Zeller meant Williams had to guard Kevin Love...

 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police seek robber of three University-area businesses

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police seek robber of three University-area businesses

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a string of robberies in the University area. At 2:50 a.m. Jan. 7, the suspect entered the Kangaroo Express at 8008 Harris Station Blvd., brandishing a weapon...

 
Recreational drones ground Dubai flights Friday

Recreational drones ground Dubai flights Friday

Flights at the busy Dubai International Airport were halted for nearly an hour on Friday because of the recreational use of drones nearby. The official WAM Emirates News Agency writes air traffic was halted in Dubai "as a result of malpractices...

 
Woman injured while trying to pet black bear

Woman injured while trying to pet black bear

DADE CITY, Fla. — A woman was injured when she tried to pet a 400-pound black bear in its enclosure at a wildlife sanctuary here Friday. Virginia Riggs was flown to Tampa General Hospital with a severe arm injury, authorities say. Mary Arche, a...

 
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