News archive from 27 February 2013

LA Kings trade Simon Gagne back to Philadelphia

The Los Angeles Kings traded Simon Gagne back to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday for a conditional draft pick, sending the struggling left wing back to the city where he had his greatest NHL success. Gagne spent his first 10 NHL seasons with the...


UIC Game Day: Flames host Wright State

As the Horizon League regular season winds down, teams continue to jostle for seeding position for the upcoming league tournament. Maps UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607, USA


Brawl at NoDa club spawns YouTube video, no arrests

A brawl at a NoDa club in Charlotte has spawned a YouTube video of the fight and a police investigation but no arrests. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to the disturbance call for a large fight at the NDemand venue at 617 East 28th Street...

.38 Special rocks for a good cause

.38 Special rocks for a good cause

When Don Barnes thinks about Orlando, the co-founding member of veteran Southern rock band .38 Special doesn't recall an evening on a concert stage, but less glamorous times that preceded fame. "I remember so many years ago, I used to put rally...


Michelle Obama refers to automatic weapons on 'Good Morning America,' ABC edits video

First lady Michelle Obama said on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that an "automatic" weapon was used in the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, though the comment appears to have been edited out of a video of the interview...


Winnetka discusses budget that would mean slight increase to taxpayers

The Winnetka village budget expected to be adopted on March 19 is a "status quo" spending plan with some new capital projects built in, Winnetka officials say. The proposed $70.8 million budget for fiscal year 2014 will mean a 1.7 percent...

Local man sent to Georgia for probation violation

Local man sent to Georgia for probation violation

slideshow Anniston police extradited a local man to Georgia on Tuesday after discovering active warrants for his arrest during a traffic stop Monday morning. Randy Lamar Sistrunk, 46, of Anniston, was wanted in Whitfield County, Ga,. for an alleged...


Three-car accident leaves two injured

Two drivers were taken to a local hospital after a three-vehicle crash on Alabama 21 this afternoon, an Anniston police investigator said. Mike Webb, accident investigator, said the wreck occurred at 2:45 p.m. while the vehicles were travelling south...

Injured Heflin officer undergoing another surgery

Injured Heflin officer undergoing another surgery

slideshow Heflin police Officer Jackie Stovall, shot in the groin during a shootout in Oxford in December, is back in the hospital this week for another surgery related to his injury. Interim Heflin police Chief Capt. A.J. Benefield said Stovall had...


Tesla CEO vows to pay off DOE loan early

WASHINGTON -- The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors says his company plans to pay back an Energy Department loan in half the time required by the government. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla plans to pay off the $465 million federal loan in five...


Ind. Senate approves tougher abortion pill rules

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Senate on Tuesday approved new restrictions aimed at clinics that offer the abortion pill, requiring them to perform ultrasounds on women seeking the drugs. Doctors' offices would be exempt from the provisions, even if...

Egypt hot air balloon crash death toll rises

Egypt hot air balloon crash death toll rises

Luxor, Egypt - Health officials say the death toll from a hot air balloon accident in Egypt has risen to 19 after a British tourist died of his injuries.Another British tourist and the balloon's Egyptian pilot are the only survivors. State radio...


New Michigan OL recruit Mason Cole is 'one terrific leader'

Bob Hudson had to be convinced. Three summers ago, during a preseason two-a-day practice, his East Lake High School football team in Tarpon Springs, Fla., was young and lacking depth on the offensive line. The line coach approached Hudson, the head...


Cubs spring recap

Score: Cubs 4, Rockies 2. Spring record: 3-1. Related Video: Sveum on Jackson, Cubs' progress Maps Hohokam Stadium, 1235 North Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60657, USA


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