News archive from 24 August 2015

Wolff: Newspapers, embrace digital or resist

Wolff: Newspapers, embrace digital or resist

Two dramatically contradictory views by the CEOs of the world’s two leading newspaper companies crossed each other in recent days. Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times Co., once again pledged his company’s fealty and pegged its survival to the...

 
La. trooper shot during traffic stop

La. trooper shot during traffic stop

​BELL CITY, La. — A Louisiana State Police trooper has been critically injured after he was shot in the head while making a traffic stop Sunday in Calcasieu Parish. Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of state police, said the trooper was conducting a...

 
Giant 920-pound gator pulled from Alabama lake

Giant 920-pound gator pulled from Alabama lake

EUFAULA, Alabama (AP) — Authorities say an alligator pulled from a lake in southeast Alabama weighs an estimated 920 pounds. AL.com reports that the 13-foot 6-inch gator was captured in Lake Eufaula on Aug. 14. Authorities say the alligator was caught...

 
Legionnaires' found in Yonkers high school's cooling tower

Legionnaires' found in Yonkers high school's cooling tower

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Yonkers officials announced Friday that they discovered the bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease in a Riverside High School cooling tower. Mayor Mike Spano said in a statement that Legionella bacteria were found in the...

 
Tavares High senior in box office hit with first acting job

Tavares High senior in box office hit with first acting job

Tavares High senior Joshua Brockington has made it to the big screen with his first try. Joshua, 17, is coming off the summer of his life with a role in the box office hit "Straight Outta Compton." The movie is about the musical group N.W.A....

 
George Diaz: NFL needs Donald Trump to rescue league from Deflategate

George Diaz: NFL needs Donald Trump to rescue league from Deflategate

America needs Donald Trump. Not for president. Don't be silly. The Donald is an egotistical and unfiltered blowhard. He'd be a travesty in the White House but could be a triumphant savior in the black hole otherwise known as Deflategate. Trump is...

 

Love wins Wyndham; Tiger struggles in final round

Davis Love III's long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance. Love won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Woods' season came to an abrupt end....

 
Back-to-school checkups are hard lesson for uninsured

Back-to-school checkups are hard lesson for uninsured

On a steamy Thursday afternoon, families clustered inside the spartan health clinic are hot to check off a dreary back-to-school ritual. Heads tilted, pens up, parents jot down their kiddies' names and birthdays. Moms and dads lift their eyes,...

 
Orange schools expect 5,000 more students

Orange schools expect 5,000 more students

Orange County's public schools kick off the new academic year Monday expecting to welcome more new students to their campuses than any other district in Florida. The addition of 5,300 new students - enough to fill Dr. Phillips and Timber Creek high...

 

Rising rents help revive home construction in Orlando area

After renting for years and cleaning up her foreclosure-bruised credit, Hunters Creek resident Tabetha Morway just purchased a new house with mortgage payments less than her rent. "From my experience, people are still leery about getting...

 

Rising rents help revive home construction in Orlando area

After renting for years and cleaning up her foreclosure-bruised credit, Hunters Creek resident Tabetha Morway just purchased a new house with mortgage payments less than her rent. "From my experience, people are still leery about getting...

 
Reports: One Direction taking hiatus next year

Reports: One Direction taking hiatus next year

Now might be a good time to give your preteen a hug and a box of Kleenex. One Direction will go on an extended hiatus starting in March, according to multiple sources. The pop quartet — whose fifth member, Zayn Malik, left the group this spring — has...

 
Thousands celebrate Mormon temple dedication

Thousands celebrate Mormon temple dedication

CARMEL, Ind. — As James Wheatley stood outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Carmel on Sunday morning, he knew that he was witnessing something special. An Avon resident in the process of becoming a member of the church, Wheatley...

 
Child with autism dies after being found in hot car

Child with autism dies after being found in hot car

BURLESON, Texas — A five-year-old boy died after being found in a hot car in Burleson, Texas, on Sunday afternoon. Zachary Elshaarawy was discovered just before 2 p.m. and was rushed to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth in critical...

 
Men arrested on gun charges during Pokemon championships

Men arrested on gun charges during Pokemon championships

Threats of violence over the Pokemon World Championships in Boston led to two Iowa men being arrested for stockpiling a trove of weapons in their car. Boston police said Sunday that convention security reported the threats on Thursday and the suspects...

 

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