News archive from 24 March 2015

National justice project may turn sentencing on its head

National justice project may turn sentencing on its head

APPLETON, Wis. — Outagamie County's criminal justice system is undergoing a significant transformation that will turn the traditional method of imposing sentences on its head. The county was one of five in Wisconsin recently chosen to participate in...

 

Seawolves sharpshooter Thompson bags another honor

UAA sharpshooter Travis Thompson, the school and Great Northwest Athletic Conference standard-bearer for career 3-pointers, has racked another all-region honor. Thompson on Monday was named second-team NCAA Division II West All-Region by the National...

 

Loffler, Locatelli rack 50-K ski wins in Oosik Classic

Nordic skiers from Alaska colleges topped the men’s and women’s 50-kilometer fields Saturday in the Oosik Classic in Talkeetna in the annual race that basically wraps the season. Jonas Loffler, a German who recently finished his junior ski season at...

 
Votto, Phillips: Same team, different approaches

Votto, Phillips: Same team, different approaches

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -The debate still rages throughout the game, and plays out every day for the Cincinnati Reds, inviting intrigue, discussion and even divisions within their own organization. From the corner of power and patience: First baseman Joey...

Usa Today, 20:18 in Sport
 

House leaders push land bill despite advice that it's unconstitutional

FAIRBANKS—Ten legislators have signed onto a bill introduced by House Speaker Mike Chenault despite a warning from legislative attorneys that it is unconstitutional. Chenault, a Republican from Nikiski, wants to order the federal government to...

 
Denver police officers pay for hotel for family in need

Denver police officers pay for hotel for family in need

DENVER — Two Denver Police officers are being recognized for going "above and beyond" by helping a family in need get a place to stay. On March 13, Officers Troy Smith and Ryan Vogel responded to the 400 block of West Colfax Avenue on a...

 

Tuesday's forecast: A few severe storms in central U.S.

A few severe storms could rattle portions of the central U.S. on Tuesday. Central U.S.: Severe thunderstorms will bring large hail and strong winds Tuesday to portions of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Some showers will dampen the northern Plains...

 

Yet more honors for UAA women's hoopster Mullings, coach McCarthy

Accolades keep rolling in for UAA women’s basketball standout Megan Mullings and coach Ryan McCarthy. Mullings on Monday was voted honorable mention Division II All-America by both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Daktronics, and...

 
Durst linked to missing Vermont woman

Durst linked to missing Vermont woman

A Louisiana judge deemed Robert Durst as a flight risk and ordered him to be held without bail. Durst is currently facing a murder charge in California. MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Robert Durst, the real estate millionaire who has been charged with murder and...

 
Adrian Peterson may want out, but Vikings shouldn't agree

Adrian Peterson may want out, but Vikings shouldn't agree

PHOENIX — Adrian Peterson's agent spent an hour holding court Monday in the lobby of the swanky hotel where NFL owners are gathered this week, but Ben Dogra would allow just one comment for the record. "We want out of Minnesota," Dogra told...

Usa Today, 21:49 in Sport
 
Police lieutenant admits to lewdness at Starbucks

Police lieutenant admits to lewdness at Starbucks

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — A Camden County Police lieutenant has admitted guilty to a lewdness charge in connection with a May 2014 incident in a Cherry Hill coffee shop. But Benito Gonzalez Jr., who was accused of masturbating in a Route 70 Starbucks, still...

 
Taking Social Security early to retire is a bad idea

Taking Social Security early to retire is a bad idea

Some people have been making the argument that it is smart to take Social Security at 62 in order to facilitate an early retirement and live a longer, more stress-free life. This is terrible advice, and I urge people to look at the facts. There are...

 
7 hot cars you can buy in Mexico, but not the U.S.

7 hot cars you can buy in Mexico, but not the U.S.

Fullscreen Audi A1 Sportback is popular in Mexico, but not sold in the U.S. (Photo: Audi) Fullscreen Audi S5 Sportback is sold in Mexico, but in the U.S. gets the A5/S5 (Photo: Audi) Fullscreen Even though Ford is missing out on the small crossover...

 

Coffey tries to deflect criticism over effort to suppress 2008 recording

Anchorage mayoral candidate Dan Coffey devoted his opening statement at a Monday forum to diffusing the backlash over the letter his lawyer sent last week to radio and TV stations to suppress an accidental recording in 2008. Coffey pulled back from...

 
 Dancing' eliminates first star

"Dancing' eliminates first star

For the second week of Dancing With the Stars, the theme was My Jam Monday, and our celebs were giving it their all for judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Before the night was out, the first star of the season had...

 
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