J.C. Penney officials said the company will close 130 to 140 stores and two distribution centers during the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping. The closures, announced Friday, represent about 13 percent to 14 percent of the company's current store count, and less than 5 percent of total annual sales. The news came as J.C. Penney posted a profit in the fourth-quarter compared to a loss a year ago. The company posted quarterly sales of $3.96 billion, down 0.9 percent from $3.99 billion a year ago.
An Ohio woman charged with stabbing and decapitating her 3-month-old daughter has pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Creighton basketball player and Philadelphia native Maurice Watson Jr. is a suspect in an alleged sexual assault in Omaha, police said Thursday.
President Donald Trump's upcoming speech Friday morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference is designed to be one of appreciation, White House senior strategist Steve Bannon said Thursday. "He understands, at CPAC there are many, many, many voices," he said. "This is the room where he got his launch." Bannon said Breitbart News, which he led before joining Trump's team last summer, and other conservative outlets first took note of the brash billionaire at his CPAC debut. And that's where Trump first began understanding the conservatives who years later would help him win the presidency. Trump's first speech to the group bore little resemblance to the mega-rallies that were the hallmark of his presidential campaign, although many of the themes were the same.
The owners of a beloved Jersey shore pizza restaurant chain could be sent to prison for years as they are sentenced in their federal tax evasion case Friday.
Citizens Bank is now accepting applications for the Champions in Action program in the Violence Prevention category.