Conditions: The roadway is bare and wet.
Wednesday February 4, 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be stopped between mileposts 71-72 for avalanche calibration. Motorists should expect 20 minute delays.
Thirty-five years after he was gunned down by a right-wing death squad as he celebrated Mass, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero moved a step closer to possible sainthood Tuesday when Pope Francis declared he was a martyr killed out of hatred for his Catholic faith.
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - After a 20-year ban, Florida may bring back bear hunts to control a growing population of black bears that is increasingly seen as a menace in suburban neighborhoods. Four people have been injured in bear attacks in Florida since 2012, mostly in the central part of the state built on former bear habitat near the Ocala National Forest. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, meeting on Wednesday in Jacksonville, plans to discuss reopening bear hunting season as a way to manage the population, which animal rights advocates oppose as unnecessary and unpopular. People can solve it," said Laurie Macdonald, director of the Florida chapter of the Defenders of Wildlife.
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on the definition of sexual intercourse in a test of a law requiring HIV-positive people to tell partners of their status. The case arose in Key West where Gary Debaun was charged in 2011 with falsely telling a man he did not have the virus before they engaged in sex acts. Monroe County Circuit Judge Wayne Miller dismissed the case, saying state law defined "sexual intercourse" as between men and women. The state appealed, arguing that the 1986 law Debaun violated, which requires HIV-infected people to inform their partners, was intended to cover all sex acts, both homosexual and heterosexual, even if it did not precisely define the nature of sexual intercourse.
Less than a year after leading the Phoenix Mercury to its third WNBA title, Diana Taurasi announced she will skip the WNBA season this summer after accepting a lucrative offer from her Russian club team, UMMC Ekaterinburg, to take time off.