News archive from 28 March 2015

Aces sign a homeboy -- Tanner Sorenson

Alaska Aces coach Rob Murray kept adding to the roster Friday when the club announced the signing of forward Tanner Sorenson of Anchorage, who just finished his four-year college career at Michigan State. Man, the Aces love them some Spartans --...

 
A caucus of one: After defiant budget vote, Rep. Lora Reinbold goes rogue

A caucus of one: After defiant budget vote, Rep. Lora Reinbold goes rogue

JUNEAU -- Republican Eagle River Rep. Lora Reinbold has dominated the news cycle with her symbolic, caucus-busting vote against a state operating budget she considers bloated. “It's a budget that simply does not reflect the crisis at hand,” she...

 
Truck was half foot taller than I-35 bridge it mangled

Truck was half foot taller than I-35 bridge it mangled

DPS: Truck in Salado crash was 6.5 inches taller than bridge SALADO, Texas — A truck that caused an interstate bridge under construction to collapse Thursday was 6½ inches taller than the bottom of the bridge, Texas officials said Friday. Engineers...

 
Armour: Kentucky's most impressive stat isn't 37-0 mark

Armour: Kentucky's most impressive stat isn't 37-0 mark

CLEVELAND – Kentucky's most impressive stat isn't 37-0. It's two, as in the number of players averaging in double figures. Or maybe 10, as in the number of players averaging double-digit minutes. With a roster that makes NBA general managers drool,...

Usa Today, 21:07 in Sport
 
Politicians not always masters of their domain names

Politicians not always masters of their domain names

DES MOINES, Iowa — If you went looking for more information after Ted Cruz's presidential campaign announcement this week, you would have found a surprise at TedCruz.com: "SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA," the large font on the site reads....

 

Felicia wins main event at Thursday Night Fights

Shaquile Felicia won the main event and Ken Heaps had the night’s only knockout to highlight this week’s action at Thursday Night at the Fights. Felicia scored a three-round decision over Jonre Jones, and Heaps beat Darren Olson with a third-round...

 
Test Drive: 2016 Mazda6 is sexy outside, classy inside

Test Drive: 2016 Mazda6 is sexy outside, classy inside

Corrections & clarifications: A previous version of this story referred to adjustable suspension, which Mazda says isn't available. Mazda was on the edge of new-wave styling when it unveiled the Mazda6 midsize sedan in 2014, hoping the sex appeal...

 
Louisville is back in familiar territory of the Elite 8

Louisville is back in familiar territory of the Elite 8

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Breaking down 4 seed Louisville's 75-65 win against 8 seed North Carolina State in the East Region semifinals on Friday night: WHAT WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT: In a game that seesawed between the teams for much of the second half,...

Usa Today, 22:07 in Sport
 
Gonzaga routs UCLA, back in Elite 8 for first time since 1999

Gonzaga routs UCLA, back in Elite 8 for first time since 1999

HOUSTON — Breaking down No. 2 seed Gonzaga's 74-62 victory against No. 11 seed UCLA in the NCAA South Region semifinals at NRG Stadium on Friday night: WHAT WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT: In a grinder, the Zags took control and slowly pulled away in the...

Usa Today, 22:07 in Sport
 
Cause of death pending for boy found in septic tank

Cause of death pending for boy found in septic tank

No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified in the death of a 5-year-old Virginia boy whose body was found in a septic tank. DUBLIN, Va. — The investigation into the death of a 5-year-old boy found in a septic tank will focus...

 

Senate subcommittee backs Alaska medical school program

An Alaska Senate subcommittee diverged from the House on Friday and recommended that the state's medical school program continue to receive full funding.  Earlier this month, the House passed an operating budget that called for the eventual...

 
Family seeks release of Indiana man held in Spain

Family seeks release of Indiana man held in Spain

INDIANAPOLIS — Family members are desperately working for the release of a teaching assistant from Indiana who is held in a Spanish prison after he was arrested in Madrid during a vacation earlier this month. Friends and family of Brett Wright, 23,...

 
Hall, Seaver take GS titles at Alyeska

Hall, Seaver take GS titles at Alyeska

Arianna Hall and Eli Seaver picked up giant slalom victories in a youth race Friday at Alyeska Ski Resort. Hall dominated the girls competition, winning by more than two seconds. Seaver forged a .25-second victory in the boys race. The event was a...

 

Christianson a distant 39th at national alpine championships

Kieffer Christianson of Anchorage struggled to a 39th-place finish in the giant slalom at Friday’s U.S. Alpine Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine. Christianson, who had a couple of World Cup starts earlier this season, was one of the higher seeds in...

 

Anchorage House Republicans, School Board battle over ASD budget

The Anchorage House Majority Caucus on Thursday lambasted the Anchorage School District for its 2015-16 school year budget, calling it "irresponsible" and "shortsighted." On Friday, the Anchorage School Board fired back. In a news...

 
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