• City Seeks Community Input for New Park

    by Mechelle Hankerson February 2017

    Virginia Beach's parks and recreation department has a goal of providing a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of all residents, according to a release.

  • Baylor Produces Text Evidence; Briles Drops Libel Suit

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A new lawsuit was filed Thursday by seven Baylor officials, several school regents and the interim university president among them, accusing former head football coach Art Briles and other members of the athletics administration of conspiring to keep hidden multiple counts of athlete misconduct.

  • Lawsuit Alleges Lake Zurich Hazing Goes Back Decades

    by Bob Susnjara and Lee Filas February 2017

    Incidents of hazing among members of Lake Zurich High School athletic teams go back nearly two decades with knowledge of coaches and other officials, according to a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of two football players and their parents.

  • Man Sentenced for Threats that Cancelled Youth Season

    by Rich Cholodofsky February 2017

    A Mt. Pleasant Township man will serve four months on house arrest for making threats against organizers of a local youth football league, prompting the cancellation of the final 20 games of the 2015 season.

  • Houston Super Bowl Prep a Glimpse into Atlanta's Future

    by Tim Tucker January 2017

    Like 500 or so other employees of Arthur Blank's businesses, Scott Jenkins will be in NRG Stadium on Sunday cheering for the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. But Jenkins, general manager of the still-under-construction Mercedes-Benz Stadium, also will have another Super Bowl on his mind -- the one that will be played in Atlanta's new retractable-roof stadium in two years. As part of the preparation for the 2019 game, Jenkins and about a dozen others associated with the Metro Atlanta Host Committee long had planned to attend this season's Super Bowl at the NFL's invitation for an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the enormous event. They just didn't know until recently that the Falcons would be there, too.

  • Texas Authorities Investigating Gymnastics Abuse Case

    by Tim Evans, Mark Alesia and Marisa Kwiatkowski January 2017

    The Rangers confirmed Wednesday that they are conducting a criminal investigation of former USA Gymnastics team physician Dr. Larry Nassar.

  • Vikings Protesters Charged for Banner Incident

    by Tim Harlow January 2017

    The two pipeline protesters who climbed to the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during a Vikings game on New Year's Day were charged Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court.

  • Marquette Court Storming Brings $5K Fine

    by Matt Velazquez January 2017

    When the final buzzer sounded in Marquette's 74-72 win over top-ranked Villanova on Tuesday night, there was no question that the students were going to rush the court.

  • Houston's Astrodome Just Won't Die

    by Brent Schrotenboer January 2017

    Just a few steps away from the site of Super Bowl 51, the 52-year-old Houston Astrodome is getting ready to earn another new nickname for itself: "The Dome That Will Never Die." Many still know it by its old nickname -- "The Eighth Wonder of the World." But it hasn't hosted an event since 2008, leading some to call for its destruction after voters rejected a $217 million bond proposal to help save it in 2013. "The Astrodome needs to be torn down for parking or green space in time for Super Bowl 2017," an anti-Astrodome group wrote on its Facebook page in May 2015.

  • Support for Stadium Project Depends on Location

    by Nancy Bowman January 2017

    Tipp City council Tuesday expressed support for proposed city participation in a school stadium construction project, if the facility would remain in the City Park. The Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board of Education said it would make a decision at its Monday, Jan. 23, meeting on where a stadium project would be built.