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Some glitches, but retail closures are largely bypassing East Valley

While much of the country is dealing with the fallout of closures by major retail chains, the East Valley is experiencing largely positive trends in the sector.

But the region is not totally isolated from the closures as Sam's Club location in Chandler.

Commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield predicted that more than 12,000 stores ...Read more

Orlando airport begins construction of $2.1 billion South Terminal

As Orlando International Airport tries to keep up with passenger growth, its main project this year is construction of a new terminal that will rank as one of the most costly public-works projects ever in Central Florida.

The $2.1 billion job, which has recently begun, will employ a peak force of 2,200 workers for a scheduled completion in ...Read more

TRN Sports Podcast: Nocona's Bret Botard

Nocona's Bret Botard joins Zach Duncan on the TRN Sports Podcast to talk Indians basketball. They cover the Indians upcoming games against the Bowie Jackrabbits and Holliday Eagles. They discuss the team's success this year and the high expectations after last season's regional tournament bud. They also talk about the hardest gyms to play in...Read more

Fairfield hotel opens in North I-25 'restaurant row'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With New Mexico's tourism numbers rising, tourism promoters are always eager to see more hotel rooms coming on line for business and leisure travelers.

A series of openings by Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Santa Fe and Albuquerque should help on the lodgings front, specifically the Duke City Fairfield that ...Read more

Teen of the Week: Internship offers Cedar Cliff senior life experience

Raabia Hashmi is missing her senior year, at least in the traditional sense of what a senior year can be with homecoming, sports and all those extracurricular activities.

"I'm much more happy here, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity I got. I wouldn't trade it," she said.

That opportunity took Hashmi, the daughter of Haroon Rashid and ...Read more

He 'would be honored' to be her first kiss. How coach 'groomed' his player for sex

She was a Catholic high school girl who had yet to have her first kiss.

When her softball coach began texting her late at night, showering her with compliments and telling her she was special, it was easy for Bailey Boone to forget that he was 54 years old and she was just 16.

"I thought we had a great love and the age didn't matter, and ...Read more

Two brothers sentenced to death for killing pregnant sister in name of 'family honour'

AMMAN -- The Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced two brothers to death after convicting them of the premeditated murder of their pregnant sister and her husband's other wife at a farm in Balqa Governorate in November 2014.

The two defendants, aged 22 and 28, were each charged with two counts of premeditated murder for the fatal shooting of ...Read more

'Action plan to strengthen resilience of agriculture sector'

AMMAN -- A set of measures will be implemented this year to address agricultural marketing bottleneck and strengthen the resilience of the agriculture sector, which saw a 14 per cent drop in its exports last year, according to a senior government official.

The measures entail supporting farmers, launching government-based agricultural ...Read more

'Motorist wanted for fatal hit and run' in Naour

AMMAN -- Police on Sunday said they were searching for a motorist who allegedly struck and killed a woman then fled the scene in Naour earlier in the day.

The 35-year-old victim was reportedly struck by an unknown vehicle near a kindergarten at around 7:00 AM, a senior police official said.

"The victim was found lying next to a main street...Read more

Will new senior center be built in Norwalk?

The Huron County commissioners are working with Senior Enrichment Services (SES) on the possibility of using county-owned land across from Norwalk High School.

SES is seeking six to 10 acres on Shady Lane Drive. The site would house a new senior center and a utility garage for its 20 vehicles.

"It would be on the west side of the school, ...Read more

Church groups join immigrants in a big push for citizenship

Amalia Rojas is in her 93rd winter. But that's not too late for this Mexican immigrant to become a U.S. citizen.

So with her green card on the table, next to her nutrition shake, and rebozo over her head on a recent freezing cold afternoon, she filled out government forms.

Rojas is part of an unusual surge of immigrants around the U.S. who...Read more

Who's moving up, moving in at Leon Capital, Medical City and Mannatech for week of Jan. 22-26

DASEKE INC. promoted Scott Wheeler to president.

DEAN FOODS CO. named Jody Macedonio executive vice president and chief financial officer.

HMS named Emmet O'Gara executive vice president for total population management and Michael Cole senior vice president of commercial markets.

JORDAN FOSTER CONSTRUCTION promoted Shane Hesters to vice ...Read more

Joe of all trades

Joe Padula is what you call a stat-stuffer.

He's one of those basketball players who does a little bit of everything on the court. A key factor on any team.

Padula is a senior at East High School on a team with balance that is 9-6 overall, 1-1 in the South-Central League.

The Eagles have a some experience, some height, some speed. It's ...Read more

Free tax prep services offered throughout area

The AARP Foundation and the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) are sponsoring free tax preparation services from a number of area sites.

CEO, the lead agency designated by the Internal Revenue Service for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Luzerne County, offers free help to people who make $54,000 or less a year ...Read more

Find charity, volunteer events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 22-29

EVENTS -- California Highway Patrol Senior Volunteer Program: Ages 55 and older are invited to apply to assist CHP uniformed and non-uniformed staff. Applications at CHP, West Valley Area, 5825 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills. Harry Peck, 818-888-0980.

ProCare Hospice seeking volunteers: Training provided for volunteers to work with patients ...Read more

A whole new Y: Tamaqua site reopens with new offerings

TAMAQUA -- The sound of metal on metal clinked rhythmically as weights were hoisted into the air and then placed back to the ground repeatedly. A steady chorus of swooshes came from the belts on treadmills and other exercise equipment in constant motion, too.

The Tamaqua YMCA, however, is so much more than a gym, according to staff and ...Read more

Abortion takes center stage at Friendship Square

Protesters gathered Saturday afternoon in Moscow's Friendship Square to share their right to life message and mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

A group of counter protesters also gathered across the street.

Moscow Right to Life President Sam Paul estimated approximately 350 people ...Read more

Accelerated STEM program expanding

TRAVERSE CITY -- Incoming freshman at Traverse City West Senior High School soon will have an opportunity to steer into accelerated science, math and technology coursework.

Traverse City Area Public Schools' enhanced science, math and technology program -- Sci-Ma-Tech -- will expand beyond its current home at Traverse City Central High ...Read more

Scranton Primary expanding with mental health services, other initiatives

SCRANTON -- The city's federally qualified health center has plans to address a serious shortage in mental and behavioral health services.

The Clinics at Scranton Primary Health Care Center on Wyoming Avenue plans to begin construction on roughly 5,000 square feet of unused space on its top floor by the summer.

The plan is to dedicate ...Read more

Wet, then dry, then wet again

VALDOSTA -- South Georgia's upcoming week will be much warmer than last week, but will also be wetter.

Following a week in which temperatures dropped to the pipe-freezing low 20s, the region should see highs ranging from the low 60s to the mid-70s this week, with a strong chance of rain Monday, according to the National Weather Service's ...Read more

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