Nick Fairley not guilty of DUI

Feb 13, 2015

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was found not guilty of driving under the influence in 2012 by a jury in Mobile County, Alabama, television station WKRG reported Friday.

The case had taken more than two years to reach trial but lasted less than three days between jury selection, both arguments and the jury’s deliberations. Initially, according to WKRG, the jury came back at an impasse, but Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Sarah Stewart sent them back for more deliberations.

Change to vehicle inspection, registration begins March 1

Beginning March 1, vehicles registered in Texas will no longer need separate vehicle inspection and registration stickers. Instead, drivers are required to submit their car for inspection not more than 90 days before they renew.

The upcoming consolidation of vehicle registration and inspection stickers

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For a Super Bowl winner, just pick six

Jan 27, 2015

There’s data, there’s big data, and then there is slam-dunk data. In the latter category: Teams that return an interception for a touchdown are 12-0 in the Super Bowl. Get a pick-six, win the Super Bowl. It’s pretty much that simple.

Of course, any football team from midget league on wants a return touchdown. But at the Super Bowl level, the interception return touchdown has far more impact than other kinds of return plays. Teams that run back a fumble for a touchdown in the Super Bowl are 2-2. Teams that run a kick back for a touchdown are 4-6, that winning total diluted by two Super

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Elderly man dies after Monday car crash

A 93-year-old man who was involved in a two-vehicle crash on
Monday has died from his injuries, according to a press release
from the Oregon State Police.

Grant Albert was transported to Sky Lakes Medical center with
serious injuries after the car he was driving was struck on the
passenger side by another vehicle. Albert died a few hours

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The crash occurred at approximately 4:23 p.m. at the
intersection of Homedale Road and Southside Expressway after
Albert’s sedan, which was southbound and stopped at a stop sign,
pulled out in front of an eastbound minivan driven by Peter
McNally, said Sgt. Bob Fenner with the Oregon State Police.

The impact caused Albert’s car to slide across the road and
collide with a street sign on the south side of the intersection.
McNally’s car spun around and came to a rest facing

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Police Find Drugs, Money in Floorboard Safe

A July 5 traffic stop initiated in order to investigate a cracked windshield ended in the arrest of a Tennessee man after cash and methamphetamine were discovered concealed in a floorboard safe.

A Gwinnett County Police officer was traveling northbound on I-85 near Hamilton Mill Road when he noticed a white Cadillac Deville with a cracked windshield. After stopping the vehicle, the officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle. While completing a warning citation, the officer asked the driver about her travels. The woman said she had been to Atlanta to visit a friend of one of her passengers. However, when the officer questioned the woman’s passengers, both gave different reasons for the trip.

While interviewing the vehicle occupants, the officer noticed the male passenger, later identified as Matthew Zollinger, 20, of 140 Hillcrest Road in Bluff City, Tenn., was visibly shaking and appeared to be extremely nervous.

The officer asked the

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Cadillac will import CT6 plug-in from China

General Motors will begin importing a second model from China, the plug-in hybrid version of the Cadillac CT6 after the gasoline engine CT6 goes on sale later this year.

The gasoline engine CT6 goes into production next month at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant, where workers assemble the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in electric car, the Chevrolet Impala, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse and the Cadillac ELR.

On Sunday, Buick unveiled its Envision midsize crossover, which will go on sale in the U.S. this summer. Workers at one of GM’s joint venture factories in Yantai, China, produce the Envision.

Despite protests from the UAW, Envision is being imported because it’s been sold in China for more than a year and it fills

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Accused Carjacker Linked to 2nd Crime, Cops Say

A 26-year-old New Port Richey woman charged in a Thursday
carjacking involving an elderly woman now faces charges in a similar attack in Clearwater.

Clearwater Police announced Friday morning that Amber Rae Arnesen was a
suspect in a Thursday strong-arm robbery at Whole Foods, 27001 U.S. 19 N. In
that case, a 71-year-old woman was getting into her car around 3:30 p.m. when
she was pushed and had her purse stolen. A struggle between the victim and
attacker ensued and the attacker’s shirt was ripped, police wrote in an email
to media. The suspect in that case happened to flee the scene in a Cadillac that was driven by a man.

A Cadillac Deville was stolen Thursday morning from a Publix
in Port Richey. In that case, an 83-year-old woman was carjacked.

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Arnesen was brought into custody on charges related to the
carjacking early Friday morning.

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Police: Woman Drove Drunk With 2 Kids in Car

A 34-year-old Port Washington woman faces felony DWI charges after police say she was intoxicated while driving her 2015 Cadillac Escalade with two children in the vehicle Friday evening.

According to police, Second Precinct officers responded to a call for a disturbance at Northern Boulevard and Oyster Bay Road in East Norwich at about 6:47 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found Whitney K. Gold outside her Cadillac engaged in a verbal argument with a female friend, police said.

Two children-a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy-were in the car and officers determined that Gold had been driving the vehicle while intoxicated, police said.

Gold was arrested and the children were released to a family member at the scene.

Gold is charged with two counts of aggravated DWI with a child passenger-a felony under Leandra’s Law-DWI, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and operating a motor vehicle

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Oregon Moving Ahead With Power Plant Reforms, Despite Clean Power Plan Delay