News archive from 29 December 2011

Local officials in Mass. vote 3-2 to oppose casino across from home field of NFL's Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Las Vegas casino operator Steve Wynn are expressing disappointment after local officials in Foxborough, Mass., voted to oppose a casino across from Gillette Stadium. The non-binding...

 

Preview: New Jersey Nets at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m., Amway Center

When/where: 7 p.m., Amway Center, Orlando. TV: FSFLORIDA; RADIO: WDBO AM 540. Spanish language: WRLZ AM 1270. My Take Just when you think the Dwight Howard drama can't get any stranger, the team that tops Howard's trade-request wish list comes in for...

 

Peoria police: Lit object thrown through home's window

The Peoria Police Department is searching for a person who threw a flammable object through a bedroom window of a Peoria home Saturday morning. Three boys, ranging in age from 5 to 11, were sleeping near the window at about 5 a.m. when a lit object...

 
Crosby still experiencing concussion-like symptoms

Crosby still experiencing concussion-like symptoms

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is participating in light exercise but remains sidelined indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms. Crosby hasn't played since Dec. 5 and hasn't practiced in three weeks after getting jostled in a 3-1 loss to...

 
For Guys, a Great Find Is Often Multiplied

For Guys, a Great Find Is Often Multiplied

WOMEN shop, men stockpile. That’s one theory, anyway, of how men buy clothes differently from women. If women see shopping as an opportunity, a social or even therapeutic activity, the thinking goes, then men see it as a necessary evil, a moment to...

 
Judge denies killer's claims of ineffective counsel

Judge denies killer's claims of ineffective counsel

A convicted murderer's claims of ineffective assistance of trial counsel were denied today by a Circuit Court judge in Volusia County. Judge R. Michael Hutcheson ruled today that Ray Jackson's defense attorneys acted reasonably and were not...

 
Smith snaps at question about Martz's future

Smith snaps at question about Martz's future

Four days before the final game of the season apparently is no time to be talking about the future of the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator. Coach Lovie Smith got instantly irritated when he was asked Wednesday after practice if Mike Martz will...

 

Boys basketball | Pontiac Tournament: Joliet West overcomes sloppy play to top Waukegan

PONTIAC, Ill. -- When you make half of your shots and hold your opponent to 30 percent, it covers a number of ills. Joliet West could attest to that Wednesday after its first opening-round victory at the Pontiac Tournament under fifth-year coach Luke...

 

Swine flu strain resistant to Tamiflu is spreading more easily

The flu season is still young in the U.S. and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, but Australia wrapped up its flu season months ago, and public health officials there have some disturbing news to report: The version of so-called swine flu that is...

 

Panthers LB Wilson reports he had $1,700 worth of guns stolen from his truck on Monday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police are investigating the reported theft of four guns worth $1,700 from a truck owned by Carolina Panthers backup linebacker Kion Wilson. Charlotte-Mecklenburg says in a report that Wilson reported robbers broke into his F250...

 

Fired Christian school teacher pleads not guilty in sex case

Facing eight more charges of sexual exploitation of a child, a 75-year-old former teacher at Schaumburg Christian School pleaded not guilty Wednesday to allegations that he fondled himself during class. Paul A. LaDuke, of the 1200 block of Court H,...

 
Lawyer says soldier shooting client was attacked

Lawyer says soldier shooting client was attacked

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - The lawyer for the California man charged with the attempted murder of an Afghanistan war veteran said his client was under attack when gunfire rang out. Ruben Ray Jurado, 19, was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and...

 

Actavis settles Medicaid fraud case for $84 million

(Reuters) - Actavis Group has reached an $84 million settlement with Texas to resolve civil claims that it defrauded the state's Medicaid program by artificially inflating prices for its generic drugs. The sum is just under half the $170.3 million...

 

No. 3 Notre Dame women open with 27-0 run, go on to beat Longwood 92-26

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Longwood coach Bill Reinson could see the benefits of hiring former Notre Dame All-American Lindsay Schrader as an assistant. The coach also believes losing in a laugher to her alma mater will provide his players a valuable...

 

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