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College football Twitter can’t believe Hendon Hooker wasn’t voted Heisman Trophy finalist

There will always be at least a few issues raised when it comes to the finalists of the Heisman Trophy, and it often is about the players who don’t have their names on the list rather than about those who have made the cut. This time around, it’s the absence of the name of Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker that is making people catch their heads in disbelief.
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Kimpton Key West's Ridley House goes adults-only

Florida's Kimpton Key West has turned its 23-room Ridley House hotel into an adults-only property. The move marks the first time a Kimpton-flagged property has pivoted to adults-only, catering to guests ages 21 and up. Programming currently available exclusively to adults staying at the Ridley House includes weekly blackjack, monthly...
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‘Cheers' TV Icon Kirstie Alley Dies at Age 71

Kirstie Alley, best known for her role as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom “Cheers,” has died at the age of 71, her family said in a statement on Monday. Her family said she died after a battle with cancer. "We are sad to inform you that our...

UTRGV professors don’t see morality police disbanding

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Over the weekend top Iranian officials announcing the so called morality police “had been closed.”. However, many people especially here in the Valley don’t believe the Iranian regime will disband its morality police. “We are talking about a very vicious government,” assistant professor...

Trans-National Criminal Organization Series - Part 3

It is a cool, slightly windy evening, and the now gutted Challenger 600's twin jet engines are humming along normally. Despite some of the normal turbulence the plane encounters, this trip has been somewhat more peaceful than the others the pilots have taken. Despite the somewhat calm transit, the pilots are more nervous flying now than they ever have been before. You see, these pilots, despite having gotten their flight training in the United States and having a ton of flight hours behind them are about to attempt a feat that they have only read about, and in an aircraft both barely have any experience in. It is close to 0200 hours and their aircraft is approaching Venezuelan airspace. As the Challenger 600 makes its way over the Natural Catatumbo National Park in Colombia, the pilots turn off their transponder and begin their approach near Venezuela's Sierra de Perija National Park.

Substation attack second in last month

RALEIGH — The massive Dec. 3 criminal attack on the electric grid in Moore County isn’t the only recent act of vandalism resulting in a loss of power for thousands of customers. On Friday, Nov. 11, a property owned by the Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) in the Jones...

Lynchburg Police search for ‘missing and endangered’ 75-year-old man

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Daniel Lewis Witt, 75 of Lynchburg, has been reported missing, according to Lynchburg Police. Officers responded to the 2300-block of Marsh Street for a report of missing person at around 6 p.m. Monday. “Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer Foster at...

Workforce development concerns take center stage at WorkBoat Show

Hiring and retaining workers was on top of everyone’s mind at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans this week. Although no one had a silver bullet to solve the workforce problem, training schools and maritime companies have developed new approaches to attract new talent and retain those they have.
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Surf and Ski in a Day and You May Score a Figueroa Mountain Hoodie

Southern California is about as adage-y as most places get, with people relaying commonly shared wisdom on topics of traffic, June Gloom, sports, where to find a perfect glazed doughnut, favorite taquerias, traffic, local politics, traffic, where to rent, and, of course, traffic. But one adage most people have heard,...

Man dies in two vehicle crash on Haines Avenue Monday

RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person died Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash approximately five miles north of Rapid City. Names of the three people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2018 GMC Yukon Denali was southbound on...

Number of Unlicensed Contractors Rising in Alpena, City Official Urges Caution

According to Alpena Building Official Don Gilmet, there’s a rise of unlicensed contractors in the area. With labor and material shortages, many contractors are looking at full schedules. At Leavesley construction in Alpena, they also have a lot on their plate. “Right now, we’re currently two years out of our schedule with no room for any fit-ins and no room for any little jobs,” said Kyle Leavesley, owner of Leavesley Construction. “Most contractors are in the same boat.”

Gen BBQ Offers Space for Large Groups

Honolulu (KHON2) – GEN is an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurant that offers accommodations for those with big parties. Those looking to host large parties for the holidays, or any special event can do so by booking at GEN BBQ restaurant. “We do take reservations for parties of 10 or...

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at 71

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kirstie Alley, who won an Emmy for her role on “Cheers” and starred in films including “Look Who’s Talking,” died Monday. Alley died of cancer that was only recently discovered, her children True and Lillie Parker said in a post on Twitter. Alley’s manager Donovan Daughtry confirmed the death in an email to The Associated Press.
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Bruce Bochy on Rangers Signing Jacob deGrom: ‘We Mean Business’

Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy spoke publicly for the first time Monday about signing former New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom during the Winter Meetings in San Diego. ESPN wrote a piece about the courtship between the Rangers and deGrom on Sunday and took special note of Bochy’s reaction when general manager Chris Young called to let him know the deal was done.