News archive from 26 January 2012

MTR Gaming licensed for slots-like devices in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio-MTR Gaming Group Inc. said Wednesday that it received a license to operate slots-like gambling machines at Scioto Downs horse racetrack in Ohio. MTR Gaming said that it also submitted an initial $10 million license fee. Construction of...

 

FERC reschedules Anchorage pipeline meeting

JUNEAU, Alaska-Federal regulators have rescheduled a meeting in Anchorage on TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, had canceled a Jan. 18 scoping meeting while it waited...

 

Senate Democrats promise to push Obama tax agenda

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate promised Wednesday to press ahead this year with legislation drawn from his plans to require millionaires pay at least 30 percent in taxes and curb tax preferences for companies that...

 

Jury pool picked for lawsuit against Monsanto

WINFIELD, W.Va.-A jury pool has been chosen for the trial of a class-action lawsuit that seeks medical monitoring for Nitro residents near a former Monsanto Co. chemical plant. State Supreme Court spokeswoman Jennifer Bundy said Wednesday that a pool...

 

Sierra Nevada chooses NC for East Coast expansion

RALEIGH, N.C.-West Coast craft beer-maker Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is opening a production site in North Carolina to expand its East Coast reach. The Chico, Calif.-based company said Wednesday it chose a site along the French Broad River 12 miles...

 

Gold prices rise as Fed keeps interest rates low

Gold prices rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it will keep interest rates near zero until 2014 at the earliest to help jump-start economic growth. The central bank said the economy is growing at a moderate pace but there has been slowing...

 

Ky. gambling proposal could be filed within days

FRANKFORT, Ky.-A long-awaited proposal to open Kentucky to casino gambling could be introduced in the Senate within days. Senate Democratic Floor Leader R.J. Palmer of Winchester said Wednesday that talks are continuing with the governor's office on...

 

Treasury yields sink after Fed pledge of low rates

Treasury yields fell Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it expects to keep its benchmark interest rate near zero until late 2014. The Fed said it's keeping rates low to help a weak but slowly growing economy. That's a change from the Fed's...

 

St. Louis Rams fans on edge as deadline looms for plan to upgrade Edward Jones Dome

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Fans are wondering about the fate of football in St. Louis as a deadline approaches for a plan to upgrade the home of the Rams. Next Wednesday, Feb. 1, is the deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to outline...

 

Abbas weighs next moves after talks with Israel falter

JERUSALEM - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he was weighing his next moves following a series of exploratory talks with Israel that have produced no signs of progress toward resuming formal negotiations. “After the...

 
Prince Fielder signs with Detroit: Are the Tigers now the team to beat in the AL?

Prince Fielder signs with Detroit: Are the Tigers now the team to beat in the AL?

All signs pointed to All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder - the biggest name free agent left on the market after Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - landing with the Washington Nationals or Texas Rangers. But Fielder’s...

 

Personal struggles don't keep Montverde's Kasey Hill from soaring to new heights

MONTVERDE - For Montverde point guard Kasey Hill, the problems began at a young age. His father is in prison and his mother was not always around. He has been raised by the family of his best friend. "It was rough, but there are a lot of people...

 

Rebounding key for UF at Ole Miss

GAINESVILLE - Like it has since the holiday break in December, rebounding has been a concern for Florida. Heading into Thursday's game at Ole Miss (13-6, 3-2 SEC) against one of the best rebounding teams - and two of the best individual rebounders -...

 

Montverde Academy Invitational details

What: Montverde Academy Invitational, an eight-team boys basketball tournament When: Thursday-Saturday Where: Montverde Academy (17235 7th Street, Montverde)

 
Daytona man sent to prison in stabbing of girlfriend

Daytona man sent to prison in stabbing of girlfriend

A 68-year-old Daytona Beach man was sentenced today by Circuit Judge Frank Marriott to 15 years in prison on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. Daniel Pacheco pleaded no contest to the charge in November, state Attorney's spokeswoman Klare Ly...

 

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