News archive from 29 January 2014

EPL leader Arsenal held as Liverpool, United win

EPL leader Arsenal held as Liverpool, United win

LONDON -- Arsenal's title push was slowed by a 2-2 tie at Southampton, Liverpool routed Everton and American goalkeeper Tim Howard 4-0 in the Merseyside derby and Robin van Persie scored in his return from an injury layoff for Manchester United in a...

 
Seahawks DE Michael Bennett overlooked no more

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett overlooked no more

NEWARK, N.J. -- Michael Bennett didn't want to repeat his description of his sack dance. He can be creative and outrageous enough to invent the pro wrestling-inspired, hip-gyrating move, then dub it "two angels dancing while chocolate is coming...

 

Column: Why this Super Bowl will sound different

NEWARK, N.J. -- There was never any shortage of people willing to tell Derrick Coleman what he couldn't do. If there's any consolation to being the latest of three deaf players to ever make it to the NFL, it was that: He didn't have to listen....

 

Jimmie Johnson supports overhauled Chase format

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jimmie Johnson was stunned by the proposed changes to the championship format he heard in a phone call from NASCAR chairman Brian France two weeks ago. Not because the six-time champion worried the radical overhaul was designed to...

 
Eats Beat: Pizza-scented perfume

Eats Beat: Pizza-scented perfume

Hot, cheesy and fresh out of the oven — exactly how a girl wants to smell, right? Demeter’s new Pizza perfume re-creates the sensation of diving into a slice of ’za, with a strong scent of dough mixed with notes of tomato sauce, mozzarella and...

 

Mayor's office: New investment at Ford plant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A spokesman for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says Ford Motor Co. this week will announce a "significant" investment in the Kentucky Truck Plant that will add new jobs. Spokesman Chris Poynter declined to say how many jobs...

 

Kemper costs rise $40 million on start-up reserve

JACKSON, Miss. -- The Southern Co. says it may cost another $40 million to finish the $5 billion-plus power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County. The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said Tuesday that it would set...

 

Mo. House panel endorses 2 income tax cut plans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Republican-led Missouri House committee has advanced two different plans for cutting state income taxes. Both of the bills endorsed Tuesday by the House Ways and Means Committee would phase in a 50 percent deduction for...

 
Bentley extends emergency status as drivers, students stranded

Bentley extends emergency status as drivers, students stranded

slideshow MONTGOMERY – Gov. Robert Bentley announced Tuesday that he’s extending his emergency declaration so state officials can help motorists and schoolchildren across the state who are stranded as a result of a winter storm. “This is a very...

 

Winter weather affected cellular voice calls

Tuesday’s snowstorm snarled wireless communications for many local residents. A Verizon Wireless representative says cell phone problems experienced by Calhoun County customers Tuesday were due to heavy call volume related to the winter weather,...

 
Trace reveals gun used in Hobson City shooting was stolen

Trace reveals gun used in Hobson City shooting was stolen

slideshow slideshow Local authorities have learned that a gun used in a suicide and assault earlier this month was stolen in Anniston in 2011. According to Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson, the .40-caliber pistol had originally been purchased from...

 
Winter storm causes wrecks, gridlock in the South

Winter storm causes wrecks, gridlock in the South

ATLANTA -- The mad rush began at the first sight of snow: Across the Atlanta area, schools let out early and commuters left for home after lunch, instantly creating gridlock so severe that security guards and doormen took to the streets to direct cars...

 

GOP focuses on empowering Americans, not gov't

WASHINGTON -- The highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress says the GOP is working to close the gap between where Americans are and where they want to be. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state will deliver the Republican response to...

 

Dearborn's Gino Polidori dies; served as fire chief, councilman and state rep

Former state Rep. Gino Polidori — a Dearborn politician known for supporting military veterans and for introducing a bill that helped foster kids be placed with relatives or those with a similar religion —died Sunday of complications from prostate...

 

Ron Rivera signs 3-year extension with Carolina Panthers

The Panthers took care of their first order of offseason business Tuesday, signing coach Ron Rivera to a three-year contract extension that could keep “Riverboat Ron” in Charlotte through the 2017 season. Rivera, 52, guided the...

 

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