News archive from 30 August 2016

Dallas-based Which Wich adds new president, preps for growth

Dallas-based Which Wich adds new president, preps for growth

As it prepares to step up the growth in its franchised locations, Dallas-based Which Wich Superior Sandwiches has added a new executive post.  On Sept. 6, Ric Scicchitano will join Which Wich as president, "helping to guide menu innovation,...

 

Mobile City Council members inclined to slow down vote on police jurisdiction

The fast track got a little slower Monday for Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson's push to shrink the city's police jurisdiction, even though almost every member of the City Council has expressed support. Based on a change to state law in May, Alabama cities...

 
Man, 61, dead after skydiving accident near Maricopa

Man, 61, dead after skydiving accident near Maricopa

A 61-year-old man died after a skydiving accident Sunday afternoon at Skydive Phoenix, west of Maricopa, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office reported that the man had a "hard landing" just before 5 p.m....

 
Official: Construction crews break water line in Gilbert

Official: Construction crews break water line in Gilbert

Construction work is to blame for a water-line break in Gilbert on Monday afternoon, according to a city official. Reclaimed water from the broken line gushed onto eastbound Warner Road between Gilbert Road and Civic Center Drive, restricting traffic...

 
Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill. The latest example came...

Chron, 19:30 in Health
 

Reports: Donald Trump's America First app could expose everyone in your contact list

Donald Trump's new app may have a mission to make "America First" but user privacy may be dead last.  According to ABC News, electronic privacy experts say that Trump's free app called "America First" may collect personal data...

Chron, 19:31 in Politics
 
Life line: Baylor tries texting chronically ill, low income patients

Life line: Baylor tries texting chronically ill, low income patients

To remind patients about  medical visits and other issues related to their health, nurses and technicians at several outpatient charity clinics managed by the Baylor Scott and White Health System spend hours each week making phone calls. The calls...

 

Trump campaign disavows robocall by David Duke

Donald Trump's campaign disavowed a robocall by Louisiana senate candidate and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, in which he urged people to vote for Trump and himself. In the robocall, reported by Buzzfeed on Monday, Duke says he'll...

Fox News, 19:41 in Politics
 
Matthew McConaughey drops in on film class he's teaching at the University of Texas

Matthew McConaughey drops in on film class he's teaching at the University of Texas

Matthew McConaughey has had a busy summer: He went to the Rio Olympics, Wild Turkey bourbon hired him as the creative director for an ad campaign, and the recently released Kubo and the Two Strings features him as a giant beetle/samurai. But last...

 
FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year

FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year

WASHINGTON -- There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing...

 

Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, more pay tribute to Gene Wilder

LOS ANGELES –  Tributes from peers and admirers poured in Monday for Gene Wilder, who died Sunday at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. --- "Gene Wilder, one of the truly great talents of our time, is gone. He blessed every...

 

Clinton says she doesn't know "which" Trump will debate

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is telling supporters that she doesn't know "which Donald Trump" will show up at the presidential debates. At a private fundraiser in East Hampton Monday, Clinton told supporters that she is...

Chron, 20:09 in Politics
 
Man arrested in triple-murder in northwestern Indiana home

Man arrested in triple-murder in northwestern Indiana home

SUMAVA RESORTS, Ind. –  Police arrested a man Monday in connection with the slayings of three people found dead in a rural northwestern Indiana home after their elderly roommate discovered one of them bleeding. Capt. Shannon Cothran with the Newton...

Fox News, 20:11 in Crime
 

UN document says Morocco violated Western Sahara cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS –  A confidential U.N. document says Morocco violated a 1991 cease-fire agreement with the Polisario Front independence movement by sending armed security personnel and equipment into the contested Western Sahara region without prior...

 
Discovery of skull in septic tank leads to breakthrough in Pinal County cold-case investigation

Discovery of skull in septic tank leads to breakthrough in Pinal County cold-case investigation

Skip AdAd Loading...xEmbed xShare 57 Pinal County Sheriff's Office: 2 cold-case murders linked to drug traffickers FLORENCE — When workers in the summer of 2014 were sent to check out reports of a clogged septic tank at a home in Pinal County not far...

 

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