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January 15, 2019 5:47 PM Former MLB pitcher John Wetteland arrested on child sexual abuse charge

Former major league closer John Wetteland was arrested Monday on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, police records show. The 52-year-old was released from custody after posting a $25,000 surety bond according to the Denton County (Texas) Sheriff's Office. In 12 seasons, Wetteland was 48-45 with a 2.93 ERA and 330 saves. He was a member 2172

January 15, 2019 11:09 AM South Carolina man escaped fire but then fatally struck by car, officials say

Officials, including the South Carolina Highway Patrol, have joined in an investigation on the death of Tyrone Bush, 53, who had escaped a fire but was fatally struck by a car on Monda, authorities said. (SC.gov) A South Carolina man who was severely burned in a camper but escaped was then fatally hit by a car Monday, officials said. Tyrone Bush, 53, had suffered 327

January 14, 2019 11:19 PM Vikings hire Gary Kubiak as adviser on offense

The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak as assistant head coach/offensive adviser. Kubiak's son Klint was named the Vikings' quarterbacks coach, and Brian Pariani. who has worked with Gary Kubiak for more than 20 years, was named tight ends coach. Kubiak recently left the Broncos after the team hired Bears defensive 108

January 14, 2019 8:18 AM Wife of federal worker wins the lottery amid shutdown crisis

There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force 151

January 12, 2019 10:25 PM Blue Jays sign RHP Phelps to 1-year, $2.5M deal

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander David Phelps to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with a club option for the 2020 season, the team announced Saturday. Phelps, 32, missed the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 26. The reliever was 4-5 with a 3.40 ERA in 55 2/3 innings with the Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners in 2017. In six seasons 130

January 11, 2019 9:59 AM Slain Louisiana police Officer Chateri Payne mourned as search continues for 'coward or cowards' who killed her

Police Officer Chateri Payne graduated from the academy only two years ago. She was fatally shot Wednesday night as she was leaving for work on the night shift with the Shreveport, La., police department. (Facebook) The "coward or cowards' who killed rookie Shreveport, La., police Officer Chateri Payne, who was fatally shot Wednesday night, remained 133

January 11, 2019 4:07 AM Angels avoid arbitration with RHPs JC Ramirez, Nick Tropeano

LOS ANGELES -- The Angels agreed to one-year contracts with right-handers JC Ramirez and Nick Tropeano that avoided salary arbitration. Ramirez agreed at $1,901,000 on Thursday, a raise of $1,000. Tropeano's deal is for $1,075,000, up from $552,500 in his first year of arbitration eligibility. After breaking through as a big-league starter in 2017, Ramirez 114

January 9, 2019 9:39 PM Mets, Travis d'Arnaud agree to $3.5 million deal

NEW YORK -- Catcher Travis d'Arnaud got a $40,000 raise from the New York Mets to $3,515,000 despite missing nearly all of last season following Tommy John surgery. D'Arnaud, who turns 30 on Feb. 10, has been on the disabled list in five straight seasons as injuries limited him to 366 major league games, an average of 73 per season. He was 3-for-15 (.200) with one homer 105

January 9, 2019 11:05 AM Former Insys CEO to plead guilty in opioid kickback case

BOSTON (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) is expected on Wednesday to plead guilty to participating in a scheme to pay doctors bribes in exchange for prescribing an addictive opioid medication. Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona-based drugmaker’s CEO in 2015, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston 105

January 8, 2019 8:34 PM Incredible images show bat drinking nectar from a flower

A photographer in Costa Rica managed to capture amazing photos using his Canon 5D Mark IV of a bat drinking nectar. A British retiree managed to capture a stunning image of a Long Tongue bat licking nectar from a flower while he was on vacation in Costa Rica. John Hudson, 72, was touring a natural reserve while on vacation and came across the bats by chance 144