News archive from 30 July 2013

'Hollywood Hillbillies': 'Angry Ginger' targets Honey Boo Boo set

Michael Kittrell, a.k.a. "Angry Ginger," has a new TV show to go along with his much-discussed soul. Kittrell, the Georgia youth who rose to fame with a YouTube video that attacked "South Park" for joking that redheads have no...

 

Nationwide FBI raids save 105 teens from child prostitution

WASHINGTON -- A nationwide campaign targeting child prostitution rescued 105 teenagers and swept some 150 alleged pimps off the streets of cities from Miami to Sacramento, FBI officials announced Monday. Four of the pimps are based in Miami. No child...

 

Record number of animals adopted from Miami-Dade shelter

In an effort to alleviate overcrowded conditions at the Miami-Dade County Animal Services shelter, the department this weekend waived adoption fees for dogs and cats. The result was a record-number of adoptions: Close to half of the pets in the...

 

Lake County UF, FSU fans to hold kickoff events for upcoming football season

Huddle up, Gators and 'Noles fans. Aug. 29 is a big day for followers of both Florida and FSU football teams. •The Lake County Gator Club will hold a "Countdown to Kickoff" party to get revved up for the 2013 football season at the Leesburg...

 

Teens charged after mall guard is pepper-sprayed

Two teens face charges after security guards at Orland Square Mall were attacked with pepper spray while responding to an attempted shoplifting Friday, according to police. Trinity Green, 18, of Park Forest, and Zana Jackson,19, of Richton Park were...

 

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume after three-year hiatus

WASHINGTON Hours before Israeli and Palestinian leaders met on Monday to end a three-year freeze on negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry named veteran diplomat Martin Indyk as the Obama administration's special envoy to shepherd talks toward a...

 

Teens charged after mall guard is pepper-sprayed

Two teens face charges after security guards at Orland Square Mall were attacked with pepper spray while responding to an attempted shoplifting Friday, according to police. Trinity Green, 18, of Park Forest, and Zana Jackson,19, of Richton Park were...

 

Sox Game Day: Spoiler role

CLEVELAND -- Jesse Crain received farewell hugs from Alex Rios and a stunned Adam Dunn in the visitor's clubhouse at Progressive Field. And that was before the start of Monday night's game against American League Central title contender Cleveland,...

 

Casper council discusses Hogadon ski area options

CASPER, Wyo. -- Consultants are telling the Casper City Council that the Hogadon Ski Area needs significant new investment. Those improvements could add up to $12 million and include a new ski lodge, two new chair lifts and added staff for the...

 
City overhauls intersection by LaGuardia Community College following teen death earlier this year

City overhauls intersection by LaGuardia Community College following teen death earlier this year

The city has overhauled a fatal street in front of LaGuardia Community College, making it harder for a pedestrian to be hit the way one teenager was when he was killed earlier this year. The Department of Transportation elimintated a former through...

 

Flint to pay $250K to end case with finance chief

FLINT, Mich. -- Flint has agreed to a $250,000 settlement with its former finance director, who claimed he was fired for exposing the city's poor finances. MLive.com (http://bit.ly/14vdRgh) says Flint emergency manager Michael Brown approved the deal...

 
Unions to protest at Brooklyn Bridge Park meeting Wednesday over subcontractor that doesn’t even have a Buildings Department license 

Unions to protest at Brooklyn Bridge Park meeting Wednesday over subcontractor that doesn’t even have a...

A contractor selected to build part of a new luxury hotel and condo tower inside Brooklyn Bridge Park does not currently have workers’ compensation and disability coverage and has an expired Buildings Department license, records show. As a result,...

 

White House says immigration bill would boost rural communities

WASHINGTON -- Immigration legislation pending in Congress would create jobs in rural communities and increase exports of fruits, vegetables and other products, the Obama administration said Monday as it tried turn up the heat on Republican opponents...

 

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume after three-year hiatus

WASHINGTON -- Hours before Israeli and Palestinian leaders met on Monday to end a three-year freeze on negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry named veteran diplomat Martin Indyk as the Obama administration's special envoy to shepherd talks toward...

 

Mavericks sign 1st-round pick Shane Larkin

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have signed first-round pick Shane Larkin, who is likely out until training camp in October with a broken right ankle. Larkin is slotted to make $1.28 million in the point guard's first season under the rookie salary...

 

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