News archive from 27 September 2012

Bevill State gets $148,799 grant to make mine safety video

Bevill State gets $148,799 grant to make mine safety video

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Bevill State Community College in Sumiton has been awarded a $148,799 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration to produce a mine safety video. The grant is part of $1.3 million in grants...

 

Teasers shooting suspect faces additional charge

A Houston County grand jury recently returned an additional capital murder charge against an Enterprise man charged with killing three people during a shooting at a Wicksburg nightclub. Court records show the grand jury returned three felony capital...

 

Insane Clown Posse sues FBI over Juggalos report

FLINT, Mich. -- Lawyers for rap-metal duo Insane Clown Posse have filed a lawsuit in Michigan seeking documents that would explain why the FBI considers its fans a gang. The federal lawsuit says the FBI failed to timely respond to a 2011 request under...

 

Group claims Da Vinci painted early Mona Lisa work

GENEVA -- A Zurich-based foundation says it will prove to the world Thursday that Leonardo Da Vinci painted an earlier version of the Mona Lisa. The Mona Lisa Foundation, which owns the "Isleworth Mona Lisa," says that after 35 years of...

 

Lil Wayne opens skate park in hometown New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS -- Lil Wayne is returning to New Orleans, his hometown, for the opening of the Trukstop skate park in the Lower 9th Ward - one of the most devastated sections of the city after levees failed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The...

 

Cardinals RB Wells out until Nov. 25 with turf toe

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have placed running back Beanie Wells on the NFL's new injured reserve/designated for return list, meaning he won't be able to play in a game until Nov. 25. Wells was injured in Sunday's 27-6 win over...

 

Saints release WR Camarillo, activate LB Humber

The New Orleans Saints released wide receiver Greg Camarillo and activated linebacker Ramon Humber off the reserve/suspended list Wednesday. Camarillo has appeared in two games for the Saints this season but has not recorded a catch. The seven-year...

 
Aye, aye, captain: Snedeker making Love look good

Aye, aye, captain: Snedeker making Love look good

MEDINAH, Ill. -- Brandt Snedeker is one of the most polite people on the PGA Tour, and he's a dead ringer for Opie Taylor with his fresh-faced, youthful looks. Don't let that fool you. Snedeker has a serious edge on the golf course, and he's not...

 

Group won't pursue Darden claims in court

A worker-advocacy group says it will not pursue lawsuits against Darden Restaurants in Florida and Maryland because it has taken workers' complaints to the federal government instead. Lawsuits brought by Capital Grille workers are still going ahead in...

 

Carolina Waterfowl lands big grant

INDIAN TRAIL -- A national organization has awarded a $60,000 grant to Union County-based Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, enabling the organization to build a much-needed barn and make other improvements to its center. Petfinder Foundation, which is...

 
Steelers' Mundy fined for hit

Steelers' Mundy fined for hit

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy was fined $21,000 for his violent hit on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, according to an ESPN report. The fourth-quarter, helmet-to-helmet collision left Heyward-Bey unconscious, until he was...

 

Virginia GOP group chuckles over its caricature of thuggish Obama

If Democrats in Virginia want to expand President Obama's lead in that key swing state, they shouldn't be fuming over the images on one county GOP's Facebook page, which portray the president as a caveman, a rapper and a thug.They ought to let the...

 
Hoover man agrees to repay $5.3M lost in decade-plus Ponzi scheme

Hoover man agrees to repay $5.3M lost in decade-plus Ponzi scheme

View full sizeAlabama securities official Steve Feaga to the judge that some $1.6 million was paid out to clients, but 26 investors lost all of their money. (AP file photo) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Hoover man agreed to repay up to $5.3 million to more...

 

Report: NFL, officials close to ending standoff

The NFL and its officials' union appear to be nearing an end to the lockout that has placed the games of the first three weeks of this season in the hands of replacement referees. NFL.com reported that the league and the NFL Referees Association...

 

Group claims Da Vinci painted early Mona Lisa work

GENEVA - A Zurich-based foundation says it will prove to the world tomorrow that Leonardo Da Vinci painted an earlier version of the Mona Lisa. The Mona Lisa Foundation, which owns the "Isleworth Mona Lisa," says that after 35 years of...

 

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