News archive from 25 October 2015

Last-minute agenda changes leave Alaska Senate with blank slate Saturday

JUNEAU — As the Alaska House began committee hearings on the first day of the special legislative session here, the state Senate was still scrambling to establish its workload. The Senate Resources Committee had scheduled hearings for Saturday and...

 
No. 8 Alabama survives scare from Tennessee, 19-14

No. 8 Alabama survives scare from Tennessee, 19-14

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Derrick Henry's 14-yard touchdown run with 2:24 left lifted No. 8 Alabama to a 19-14 victory Saturday over Tennessee. Alabama's aggressive defense then recorded two straight sacks and Ryan Anderson knocked the ball loose from...

Usa Today, 19:44 in Sport
 
College football's Week 8 winners and losers

College football's Week 8 winners and losers

Tough decisions in tight circumstances often separate winners and losers in college football, and Pittsburgh is thriving in such circumstances in 2015. On Saturday, with 4:30 left to play against Syracuse and fourth and 7 to go on Pittsburgh's 48,...

Usa Today, 19:55 in Sport
 
Police: Man kept mother’s body in motel for weeks after killing her

Police: Man kept mother’s body in motel for weeks after killing her

State police have accused Charles Cole, a 48-year-old Pleasant Valley resident, of strangling his mother and then keeping her body secreted at their room in Pleasant Valley motel. MILLBROOK, N.Y. — A New York man has been accused of strangling his...

 
Man who threatened to rob mom sentenced to prison

Man who threatened to rob mom sentenced to prison

HOWELL, Mich. — A Michigan man, who police say twice threatened family members with a gun, was sentenced to prison Thursday. Brandon Oneal Gale, who declined to make a statement, was sentenced in Livingston County Circuit Court to three to 15 years...

 

Belanger, Corkran race to wins in United We Run 5-K

Jacob Belanger edged Daniel Bausch by 1.7 seconds to win Saturday’s United We Run 5-kilometer race. Lauren Corkran won the women's race by nearly two minutes in 19:27, a time surpassed by only four men. >United We Run Women’s 5-K 1.Lauren Corkran...

 
Alaska Republicans have a choice: Come to agreement or come to Jesus

Alaska Republicans have a choice: Come to agreement or come to Jesus

It’s been a month now since Pope Francis visited the United States. I have to admit, when I watched his address to Congress I was distracted by House Speaker John Boehner’s tears. Oh, I have thought for years Boehner should be a Kleenex spokesperson...

 

Students, parents could be stunned by new state test results

This isn't Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average, but we've lived with the idea that most of the kids in Alaska are at least proficient on standardized tests. Not anymore. In what amounts to a startling change for Alaska public...

 
Jenkins: Walker administration politicizes schools with fiscal education

Jenkins: Walker administration politicizes schools with fiscal education

What Gov. Bill Walker’s administration had in mind as it tried to press middle and high school kids into prepping their parents and communities for taxes and using the Permanent Fund in some fashion to make ends meet, seems clear -- and entirely...

 
USC halts No. 7 Utah's unbeaten run, 42-24

USC halts No. 7 Utah's unbeaten run, 42-24

LOS ANGELES — Breaking down USC's xx-xx win Saturday against No. 7 and previously unbeaten Utah: THE BIG PICTURE: On Saturday, a betting line that looked curious when it came out last Sunday and yet had actually increased to a touchdown by kickoff....

Usa Today, 23:15 in Sport
 

Spar for the course: New sport, familiar result for Novakovich

When Matt Novakovich entered the boxing ring Thursday night, he had never punched anyone in his life. And he was fighting someone nearly half his age. That didn’t deter the 41-year-old Anchorage athlete and Spartan racer, who won his fight against...

 
2 deputies shot, suspect killed in Georgia shootout

2 deputies shot, suspect killed in Georgia shootout

ATLANTA — Authorities in Georgia have confirmed that two deputies were shot responding to a dispute Saturday. The incident happened as Pickens County deputies responded to a domestic dispute where a man with a gun came out of a home in Talking Rock...

 

Lawmakers turn to constituents, consultants for help on pipeline decision

JUNEAU — On the first day of the special legislative session on a natural gas pipeline, Sen. Dennis Egan left a policy briefing by Gov. Bill Walker’s administration, headed back to his office and logged on to Google. Administration officials had just...

 
Wright's first college goal, Mantha's goaltending spark UAA

Wright's first college goal, Mantha's goaltending spark UAA

More than 20 months, and 18 hockey games, had passed since UAA last won outside the state, so it seemed fitting the Seawolves’ game-winning strike Saturday night was delivered by a junior who is a portrait in perseverance. Junior Connor Wright,...

 
9/11 bill to aid Ground Zero workers rapidly gaining support in Congress

9/11 bill to aid Ground Zero workers rapidly gaining support in Congress

WASHINGTON — Eleven people who worked in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have died in the six weeks since the most recent anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Another Ground Zero worker, Roy...

 
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