News archive from 26 December 2012

Florida led the nation in death sentences in 2012, report says

A report by a national nonprofit group that studies the death penalty found that Florida remains among the most active states in using it and put more defendants on death row in 2012 than any other state. The Death Penalty Information Center's report...

 
Man, 19, wanted in Titusville shootings

Man, 19, wanted in Titusville shootings

Titusville police are looking for a man who they suspect of shooting two people with a shotgun. Brandon Rashad Jones, 19, of Titusville should be considered armed and dangerous, police officers said. The shooting happened about 1:25 p.m. Monday on...

 
Parents on both sides of Zimmerman case cope with aftermath

Parents on both sides of Zimmerman case cope with aftermath

The last time she was on TV with her face obscured by shadows, George Zimmerman's mother explained, that her son's roots are Afro-Peruvian. In the 10 months since her teenage son was killed, Trayvon Martin's mom became a nationally known activist who...

 

Obesity declining in young, poorer kids: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese or "extremely obese" has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. Although the decline was only...

 

One in 12 in military has clogged heart arteries

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts - an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study. None of them had been...

 

Link between pot, psychosis goes both ways in kids

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Marijuana (cannabis) use may be linked to the development of psychotic symptoms in teens - but the reverse could also be true: psychosis in adolescents may be linked to later pot use, according to a new Dutch study....

 

MCC can't escape bad reputation

The daring overnight escape last week of two convicted bank robbers who descended several stories from their federal jail cell in the South Loop on a rope made of bedsheets was a marvel to many for the ingenuity it required. But the escape also was a...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Fans flock to real ‘Odd Couple’ New York East Side apartment building 1049 Park Ave.

EXCLUSIVE: Fans flock to real ‘Odd Couple’ New York East Side apartment building 1049 Park Ave.

Fans of Jack Klugman, who died Christmas Eve, have been making mournful pilgrimages to the iconic upper East Side building where his greatest fictional creation lived as one half of TVs “Odd Couple.” “An ambulance crew, cops and just random people...

 

Severe weather possible for Charlotte

A powerful storm system responsible for blizzard conditions in the Midwest could bring a round of severe weather to parts of the Charlotte region Wednesday. Meteorologists say there will be a chance of damaging wind gusts and even a few tornadoes in...

 
All's quiet on NHL's ice as holidays arrive

All's quiet on NHL's ice as holidays arrive

Fans looking for a Christmas gift from the NHL can expect another lump of coal today, Day No. 101 of the league's lockout. The last in-person negotiations took place Dec. 13 in New Jersey with a bargaining conference call the following day. And there...

 

Leesburg's St. Nick, with his 'greydeer,' has spread cheer for 19 years

TAVARES - Kids squeal excitedly when St. Nick walks into a room with his "greydeer." Jerry Jacoby of Leesburg is accustomed to the reaction - he's been portraying the jolly fellow for 19 years. "It makes me feel good," the New York...

 

Teen toting air rifle while wearing camouflage is arrested in Geneva, police say

A teenager faces a disorderly conduct charge after police in Geneva said they found the youth walking in a residential area and carrying what was initially believed to be an assault rifle. The weapon was an Airsoft pellet rifle, authorities said after...

 
Charles Durning was a Hollywood heavyweight: Over 50 year career, played blue collar characters as well as anyone in business

Charles Durning was a Hollywood heavyweight: Over 50 year career, played blue collar characters as well as...

Charles Durning, who died Tuesday at 89, used his weighty, no-nonsense presence to create a stable full of furious, funny, even frisky American characters over a 50-year film career. Just when you had him pegged as a heavy or a cop, he popped up as a...

 
'Prevail': Virginia Tech's football team honors the shooting victims of Sandy Hook with special helmet decal

'Prevail': Virginia Tech's football team honors the shooting victims of Sandy Hook with special helmet decal

The Virginia Tech football team is donning decals on their helmets that read “Prevail,” a tribute from the scene of one mass shooting to another, the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The sticker also features the number 58 — the combined...

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Charlotte scripts sequel for Eastland Mall

Charlotte's plans to remake the empty Eastland Mall into film studios will come into focus next month, when the city reaches out to potential developers on Jan. 4 and offers a tour of the site Jan. 30. The city spent $13.2 million in August to buy...

 

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