News archive from 28 August 2013

Diamondbacks designate OF Kubel for assignment

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have designated outfielder Jason Kubel for assignment. The move made room for the team to select David Holmberg from Double-A Mobile in time for the left-hander to start Tuesday night's game against the San Diego...

 
Twitter can help scientists understand your food choices and eating habits: study

Twitter can help scientists understand your food choices and eating habits: study

There are a lot of reasons why you eat something. Hunger is certainly a factor, but so is convenience. Now, U.S. researchers are using Twitter as a tool to helping us understand not only what we eat but why. In a new study, University of Arizona...

 

Buckeyes interested in seeing Wildcats-Bears game

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ... BUCKEYES BUZZ: As if Ohio State's coaching staff doesn't have enough going on with the opener coming up Saturday (Buffalo at home, noon), the assistants also will be keeping an eye...

 

Iowa excited for debut of new QB Jake Rudock

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A new starting quarterback with a sterling prep resume should be reason for optimism at Iowa, which has seen its victories dip three years in a row. But the Hawkeyes and their win-starved fans don't quite know what to expect from...

 

Waters takes on leadership role for K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Jake Waters and Daniel Sams competed throughout spring for the starting quarterback job at Kansas State. They kept competing during the summer, too, and right into fall. They'll still be competing even after the Wildcats open their...

 
Chelsea's Jiffy Mix aims to expand operations

Chelsea's Jiffy Mix aims to expand operations

CHELSEA, MICH. - The company commonly known as Jiffy Mix aims to expand its operations in the southeastern Michigan city of Chelsea. AnnArbor.com says that the Chelsea Milling Co. bought about 4 acres of industrial property adjacent to its factories....

 
Anniston police dedicate Justin Sollohub Justice Center

Anniston police dedicate Justin Sollohub Justice Center

slideshow The white-lettered name on Jeniffer Morris’ black rubber bracelet matched the one on the new Anniston public safety and municipal complex building Tuesday afternoon. As she lifted a giant pair of blue scissors to cut the long red ribbon...

 
Jury convicts woman of raping 15-year-old boy

Jury convicts woman of raping 15-year-old boy

slideshow A jury this afternoon found a 39-year-old Gadsden woman guilty of raping and sodomizing a 15-year-old boy last year. Valerie Jan Stanton was convicted of second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy in a unanimous vote by 12 jurors today...

 
Police: Man steals car, wrecks it while running errands

Police: Man steals car, wrecks it while running errands

slideshow Anniston police say a man arrested on felony theft charges stole a car and wrecked it earlier this month. James Henry Lunceford, 31, of Anniston, told police he needed to use the car to go shopping, Anniston police Capt. Allen George said....

 
Work for 2014 election just beginning, Marsh said; Anniston senator among last to file paperwork

Work for 2014 election just beginning, Marsh said; Anniston senator among last to file paperwork

slideshow MONTGOMERY – More than two months after fundraising for the 2014 elections began, Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, is among a handful of sitting state senators who have yet to file any campaign finance paperwork. Marsh said the reason is simple:...

 

NAACP marks anniversary with rallies

Organizers of the Moral Monday protests plan to hold rallies in Charlotte, Concord, Lincolnton and 10 other cities across North Carolina Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream”...

 

Anniston to soon begin work on Honda water project

A project to make the Honda automobile plant in Lincoln an Anniston water customer is expected to start in October. Ed Turner, general manager for the Anniston Water Works and Sewer Board, said companies will be allowed to bid on the board's portion...

 

Quinn signs bill to regulate use of drones

CHICAGO -- Illinois will regulate the use of drones by law enforcement under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn. The Chicago Democrat signed the measure Tuesday. He hadn't previously indicated what he'd do. Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson...

 

Utah governor opposes drilling in Book Cliffs

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert asked state officials Tuesday to scrap a lease that would open wild lands in eastern Utah to oil and gas exploration. The Utah Trust Lands Administration has agreed to lease nearly 155 square miles of the Book...

 

U.S. wins Arab League backing as plans emerge for strike against Syria

CAIRO -- The Arab League on Tuesday declared the Syrian regime “fully responsible” for an alleged chemical weapons attack, giving the Obama administration symbolic regional cover to proceed with a punitive offensive that could...

 

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