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Archive for February 1st, 2013

  • Authorities release photo of accused Ala. abductor

    February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    The Dale County Sheriffs Department helicopter lands at the scene of an ongoing hostage crisis in Midland City, Ala., Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. More than three days after authorities said a gunman shot a school bus driver dead, grabbed a kindergartner and slipped...

  • Mahony defends legacy on church abuse in blog

    February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Survivor Esther Miller, holds newly released files of her perpetrator Rev. Deacon Michael Nocita, seen in middle picture, as she joins Members of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests during a news conference outside the Cathedral of Our Lady...

  • Freddie Sanchez

    February 1, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Gateway Church International for Freddie Sanchez, 47, of Roswell, who passed away on Jan. 30, 2013. Pastor Rick Rapp and Senior Pastor Virgil Mills of Gateway Church International will...

  • Ed Koch, New York’s feisty mayor, dies at 88

    February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Sept. 7, 1981 file photo, New York City Mayor Ed Koch, center, gestures as he marches in a Labor Day parade down New York’s Fifth Avenue. Koch died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 from congestive heart failure, spokesman George Arzt said. He was 88. (AP...

  • Sylvester Stallone supports assault weapon ban

    February 1, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    Actor Sylvester Stallone attends the “Bullet To The Head” premiere at AMC Lincoln Square on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sylvester Stallone says that despite his...

  • James “Jim” Tucker

    February 1, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    James H. (Jim) Tucker, 84, was born in Tecumseh, Okla., on July 22, 1928, to Theodore (Ted) and Alma Tucker. Passed from this life on Feb. 1, 2013. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1946, began working in the SN Bell Telephone system for 34 years, and...

  • Report: US job market looks surprisingly strong

    February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, job seekers fill a room at the job fair in Sunrise, Fla. U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger at the end of 2012 than previously thought, providing reassurance that the job market...

  • NFL’s Goodell aims to share blame on player safety

    February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during an NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game news conference at the New Orleans Convention Center, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger...

  • Detroit, Toyota see big US sales gains in January

    February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 photo, Chevy trucks line the lot of a dealer in Murrysville, Pa. Ford, Chrysler and General Motors all reported double-digit gains for January as last year’s momentum in U.S. auto sales continued into 2013, according to...

  • Healthier schools: Goodbye candy and greasy snacks

    February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move...