News archive from 25 December 2013

Federal loan program helping local small businesses

Federal loan program helping local small businesses

slideshow Sheri Foster expected a long, tedious process to acquire a bank loan to expand her farm. Then she learned about a federal loan program specifically designed for small businesses. After a few short months, Foster is ready to expand. "It...

 
Retiring school safety director says perception of security is important, too

Retiring school safety director says perception of security is important, too

slideshow When Mike Fincher started working for Calhoun County Schools in 1996, there weren’t many people in the country with his job title. So the newly appointed director of safety and security ended up going to Toronto for his first professional...

 

Heavy rains bring minor flooding to Cleburne roads

Cleburne County saw minor flooding Sunday due to the heavy rains overnight, said county officials. According to Steve Swafford, director of Cleburne County Emergency Management Agency, there was minor flooding on County Road 49 in the Borden Springs...

 
Nuggets' Chandler gives presents, pizza in Mich.

Nuggets' Chandler gives presents, pizza in Mich.

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler has brought a taste of Christmas to children in his western Michigan hometown. Chandler handed out presents at Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor on Christmas Eve. The...

 
Packers hoping to make quick call on QB Rodgers

Packers hoping to make quick call on QB Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the Green Bay Packers take the field for practice on Thursday, they will know whether quarterback Aaron Rodgers is going to start Sunday's NFC North showdown at the Chicago Bears. There was no word Tuesday on the most...

 

Report: Florida hires Duke's Roper as new OC

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp has reportedly hired Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper for the same position with the Gators. ESPN first reported the hire Tuesday, saying Roper is expected to stay with the Blue Devils through the...

 
Christmas thieves steal presents from under family's tree — and beloved puppy, too

Christmas thieves steal presents from under family's tree — and beloved puppy, too

TAMPA, Fla. — These Grinches didn’t just steal a family’s Christmas — they took their pet Shih Tzu, too . Burglars broke into a Florida woman’s home, stole her two children’s gifts from under the tree and snatched the family’s puppy, police said....

Daily News, 19:03 in Crime
 

Source: Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper to take the same position at Florida

Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper will leave to take the same position at Florida, a person close to situation confirmed Tuesday. An official announcement is expected this week. Roper went to Gainesville on Monday to interview with Gators coach...

 

Senator says state attorney made false allegations

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A state senator who was cross-examined by an Oregon Department of Justice attorney in a lawsuit against the state's liquor commission has filed a complaint with the state bar, saying the attorney made untrue allegations about his...

 

Report: Japanese team to post Masahiro Tanaka, Rangers will have chance to sign star

According to reports from Sponichi and Nikkan Sports, the Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to post right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. The translations were provided to the Los Angeles Times. The team has not yet made an official announcement According to...

Dallas News, 19:17 in Sport
 

What's open and closed on Christmas Day in South Florida?

Wednesday is Christmas. Here is a list of what's open and closed for the holiday. Federal offices: Closed State offices: Closed Miami-Dade and Broward county offices: Closed Miami-Dade and Broward courts: Closed Public schools: Closed Post offices:...

 
Free agency might have major impact on Miami Dolphins roster

Free agency might have major impact on Miami Dolphins roster

Those ubiquitous 1-0 signs that line the Dolphins' training complex? They're absolutely fitting this week — particularly for more than a dozen players whose contracts essentially end when the season does. An entire year of work comes down...

 

Broncos place Miller on IR

Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos officially ended Von Miller's season Tuesday, placing the star linebacker on injured reserve. Miller suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last Sunday, delivering a blow to...

 

Texans place Joseph, Karim on IR

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans announced Tuesday they placed cornerback Johnathan Joseph and running back Deji Karim on injured reserve. Joseph, who has been battling a toe issue, completes the 2013 season with 47 tackles and...

 
Broncos put Miller on IR, sign Marshall

Broncos put Miller on IR, sign Marshall

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos promoted linebacker Brandon Marshall from their practice squad Tuesday to replace Von Miller, who went on injured reserve with a knee injury. Marshall is a second-year player who played in five games as a rookie...

 

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