News archive from 28 August 2015

Aces center Coffman owns postseason aspirations

Aces center Coffman owns postseason aspirations

Here it is late summer and Tim Coffman is already thinking about spring, the season of hockey’s playoffs. The center who didn’t skate in a playoff game in his first two seasons with the Alaska Aces has the postseason atop his to-do list after the ECHL...

 
With a gentleman's touch, Deep Creek angler seeks silvers with flies

With a gentleman's touch, Deep Creek angler seeks silvers with flies

The underbellies of bulging cumulous clouds were beginning to glow in the breaking dawn as Frank Habermann made his approach along the bank of Deep Creek. In the low light he moved carefully to not alert his quarry – plump-bodied, chrome-bright,...

 

One dead, three in custody in MetroWest shooting

One person is dead after a shooting Thursday in a apartment complex in MetroWest, accordiong to Orlando police. Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
Scott McMurren: Travel north or south: September is a good month

Scott McMurren: Travel north or south: September is a good month

Do you hear that hissing sound? That's the air leaking out of the glorious balloon known as summer. The weather rolls in. The temperatures dip. It’s getting dark at night. Face it: Winter’s coming.  Still, there are some great days ahead, particularly...

 
Undefeated West, Dimond meet in key football clash

Undefeated West, Dimond meet in key football clash

If there was a moment that captured the personality of the Dimond football team, it came during a recent exchange first-year coach Nick Winkler overheard between two players. “I heard someone say, ‘It’s about you tonight,’” Winkler said. “And the kid...

 
Tropical Storm Erika nears: Here's what you need to know

Tropical Storm Erika nears: Here's what you need to know

Tropical Storm Erika could hit Florida's coast so forecasters say it's important to be ready. As of Thursday, Erika was forecasted to become a Category 1 hurricane early Monday near Palm Beach. Projections show it could then continue slowly...

 
Jameis Winston can use Johnny Manziel as NFL anti-role model

Jameis Winston can use Johnny Manziel as NFL anti-role model

The Tampa Bay Bucs play the Cleveland Browns in an NFL friendly Saturday night that can also be spun-off as a one-hour special for Dr. Phil: Famous Jameis and Johnny Football. The football careers of Jameis Winston and Johnny Manziel include lots of...

 

Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. In his first tournament as No. 1 in the world, Spieth had a pair of three-putt bogeys, hit a tee shot in the water, shot 40 on his back nine and wound...

 
On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said. More than two years later, Flanagan - fulfilling a...

 
Football Fast Fives: some things old and some things new

Football Fast Fives: some things old and some things new

It's kickoff time for high school football and Week 1 has a lot to look for. Oak Ridge at Jones. These South Orlando schools have been rivals for years. Back in 1989, then Oak Ridge coach Gerald Buchert said, ''Throw the records out the door. It...

 
Darryl Dawkins, Orlando's former teenage NBA wonder, dies at 58

Darryl Dawkins, Orlando's former teenage NBA wonder, dies at 58

The Poet Laureate of basketball died Thursday. Darryl Dawkins, who rose from a poor Orlando neighborhood to become one of the most beloved and influential players on two planets, passed away at a hospital in Allentown, Pa. An autopsy is scheduled for...

 
Darryl Dawkins, Orlando's former teenage NBA wonder, dies at 58

Darryl Dawkins, Orlando's former teenage NBA wonder, dies at 58

The Poet Laureate of basketball died Thursday. Darryl Dawkins, who rose from a poor Orlando neighborhood to become one of the most beloved and influential players on two planets, passed away at a hospital in Allentown, Pa. An autopsy is scheduled for...

 
Vigil held for business owner shot, killed outside his home

Vigil held for business owner shot, killed outside his home

Eight days after Shahidul Miah was shot and killed in front of his Longwood home, his family, friends and neighbors gathered on the residential street, held candles and hoped for answers. Miah's family found him dead in the driveway of their East...

 
Judge to issue initial ruling Friday on Alaska Legislature's Medicaid lawsuit

Judge to issue initial ruling Friday on Alaska Legislature's Medicaid lawsuit

A trial court judge said Thursday that he would deliver a ruling from the bench Friday on the Alaska Legislature’s lawsuit to stop Gov. Bill Walker from unilaterally expanding the public Medicaid health-care program. After initial oral arguments in...

 
Blues give Gomez shot at a 16th NHL season

Blues give Gomez shot at a 16th NHL season

At 35, Anchorage’s Scott Gomez still repeats the mantra his father drilled into him as a 19-year-old rookie trying to make the New Jersey Devils roster in training camp. Only this time around, after 15 NHL seasons and nearly 1,200 combined...

 

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