Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Feds plan outreach to New Mexico youth in opioid fight

Federal law enforcement officials are citing a rise in drug overdose deaths in New Mexico as the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration release a documentary aimed at educating high schoolers on the dangers of opioids.

Special agents in charge for the FBI and DEA in New Mexico say the agencies will distribute free DVDs of the documentary "Chasing the Dragon" to high schools in the state.

West Coast Swing can get a bad reputation for weather

The first stop on the "California Coastal Swing" featured 40 mph gusts and rain that led to a Monday finish at Torrey Pines with no spectators and hardly any volunteers. And that's all it takes to revive memories of what once was referred to as the Wet Coast Swing.

Reputations can be hard to break.

Police: Jay Cutler's brother-in-law death was accidental

A medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law's death was accidental, saying Michael Cavallari died of hypothermia after he crashed his car during a frigid temperatures while passing through a rocky and rural part of southern Utah.

Grand County Sheriff officials announced the findings Tuesday in a news release. The 30-year-old Michael Cavallari is the brother of reality TV personality Kristin Cavallari.

NYC's Carnegie Deli reopens after building code violation

New York City's Carnegie Deli has reopened after being closed for 10 months due to illegal gas use.

The midtown Manhattan delicatessen announced the reopening on its website Tuesday. It was shuttered in April after it was found to be diverting some of its gas before it reached the meter.

Legendary receiver at Jackson State, Willie Richardson, dies

Jackson State legendary wide receiver Willie Richardson has died.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon-Grisham Stewart tells The Clarion Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1KatQfP ) Richardson died of natural causes Monday. He was 76.

Patriots request waivers on RB Montee Ball, ex-Badgers back

The New England Patriots have requested waivers on running back Montee Ball.

The move Tuesday to cut the former Wisconsin standout comes a day after Ball found out that he wouldn't face felony charges after an apparent argument with his girlfriend.

Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies

Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.

Verdy's assistant, Robin Allen, confirmed the ballerina died Monday in Bloomington after a brief illness, Jacobs School spokeswoman Dana Navarro said Tuesday.

Stage version of 'Frozen' to be directed by Broadway veteran

Disney has tapped one of Broadway's freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, "Frozen."

According to a Disney Theatrical Productions announcement Tuesday on Twitter, Alex Timbers will helm the show, which is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits "Aladdin" and "The Lion King."

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