News archive from 24 May 2013

Crews knocking down police building, but memories remain

Kenny Bunn grew up in the Anniston Police Department. His father was a motorcycle cop, his mother was a meter maid, and Bunn eventually grew up to work in the department’s old headquarters as a patrol officer in the 1990s. And while he’s sad to see...

 

Capital murder charged against Ohatchee man

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office this week arrested an Ohatchee man in connection with an unsolved homicide from 2009. Michael William Kiser, 32, was arrested Monday and charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Donald Cameron at...

 
Local events planned for Memorial Day weekend

Local events planned for Memorial Day weekend

slideshow Local cities and veterans’ groups are planning observances for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, from somber pomp and circumstance to informal cookout to fundraisers. Saturday • The City of Piedmont will host its annual Memorial Day...

 

Conyers apologizes for Farrakhan's anti-Semitic remarks

U.S. Rep. John Conyers apologized Thursday for Louis Farrakhan's anti-Semitic remarks made during a speech the Nation of Islam leader gave in Detroit last week. "During this speech, Minister Farrakhan made unacceptable racist, anti-Semitic and...

 
Obama orders review of guidelines for probing journalists

Obama orders review of guidelines for probing journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he directed Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of Department of Justice guidelines for investigations that involve journalists and report back by early July. Obama has come...

 

Tea party vs. old guard in GOP Senate rift

WASHINGTON -- A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view Thursday, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules that...

 

Lake Chinnabee recreation area closed due to flooding

The U.S. Forest Service has temporarily closed the Lake Chinnabee recreation area located in Talladega National Forest due to severe flooding on Saturday. Although no campers were injured at the time, forest officials felt the area needed to be...

 

United Way's 2013 campaign raises $17.6 million for Orlando-area residents

The local United Way celebrated the final tally for its yearly community fundraising campaign Thursday -$17.6 million. The donations will help about 360,000 residents of Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties who need health care, housing, education...

 

Syria's exile opposition opens conference in Turkey amid anger, confusion

ISTANBUL -- Syria's political opposition met Thursday in Istanbul to elect new leadership, choose a government-in-exile and deliberate on a negotiating stance for peace talks, but it hit a controversy when the immediate past president of the Syrian...

 

Crews knocking down police building, but memories remain

Kenny Bunn grew up in the Anniston Police Department. His father was a motorcycle cop, his mother was a meter maid, and Bunn eventually grew up to work in the department’s old headquarters as a patrol officer in the 1990s. And while he’s sad to see...

 
IRS replaces official who oversaw targeting of conservative groups

IRS replaces official who oversaw targeting of conservative groups

A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner was replaced Thursday as director of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups. Danny Werfel, the agency’s new acting...

 
McClellan dogs help make the world safer

McClellan dogs help make the world safer

slideshow A black Labrador retriever wearing a harness that read “do not pet” hurriedly sniffed every person in the room, searching for the telltale odor of an explosive device. When “Unity” caught wind of the scent she was looking for, she jumped at...

 
Victoria Gotti limited by paralysis after stroke, will begin rehab

Victoria Gotti limited by paralysis after stroke, will begin rehab

Victoria Gotti’s latest stroke has left her with some paralysis and difficulty speaking, but her family is hopeful she will make a full recovery after physical therapy, sources said. The widow of Gambino boss John (Dapper Don) Gotti suffered her third...

 
Poll finds New Yorkers want a watchdog for the NYPD

Poll finds New Yorkers want a watchdog for the NYPD

New Yorkers overwhelmingly want an independent inspector general to watch over the NYPD — and surveillance cameras to watch over New Yorkers, a new poll finds. The poll from Quinnipiac University found 68% of voters support the creation of an...

 

Fourth U.S. drone victim influenced by Sept. 11, war

WASHINGTON - In his early teens, Jude Kenan Mohammad was a familiar sight in his middle-class section of Raleigh, N.C., riding around on his bike to deliver groceries to elderly Muslim neighbors. But with an American mother and Pakistani father,...

 

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