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Man found not guilty in drug case

The first defendant in Somerset County tried on the newly conceived offense of drug delivery resulting in death was acquitted of the charge Wednesday night, after several twists and turns involving the jury.

College tuition expected to rise

Tuition rates at local colleges are expected to rise if the Pennsylvania House of Representatives fails to pass funding for state-related universities. Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing for the lawmakers to release the money.

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Thirteen local women vie for Pennsylvania Maple Queen title

Thirteen Somerset County high school senior girls have been named maple princesses for 2018.

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Ellis, UVA ready to play Boston College's rugged style of game


CHARLOTTESVILLE — Jordan Ellis could see it in the way the North Carolina defenders stood, hands on their hips, between plays. An afternoon of Ellis fearlessly and ferociously plowing his 5-foot-10, 215-pound body into them, play after…


Supreme Court says Alabama can move ahead with execution

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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday night that Alabama can execute a man convicted of killing a police officer two decades ago, dismissing his claims that the state's lethal injection procedure is cruel and unusual…

The Latest: Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed

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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):

After numerous shuffles, Wyoming's O-line personnel to resemble last year's lineup


LARAMIE — Wyoming’s offensive line has practically come full circle. Shortly before the season, senior Ryan Cummings moved from tackle to guard for the first time since high school. Then Cummings, Kaden Jackson and Alonzo Velazquez…


Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of "division" and "fear" while rallying on Thursday at the side of his former ambassador to Germany, who's running for governor.

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

CLEMSON FOOTBALL: Losing ‘sucked,’ but was lesson

CLEMSON — It was week 11 of last season when Pittsburgh marched into Death Valley on a dreary Saturday and shocked the world with a last-second field goal to defeat the eventual national champions.

CLEMSON FOOTBALL: Did the Tigers beat the Tigers?

CLEMSON — Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is full of aphorisms.

For ex-Arizona assistant Charlie Ragle, Cal job was opportunity to start fresh

Charlie Ragle was multitasking, watching the Arizona-Colorado game as Cal's team bus rolled to Husky Stadium two weeks ago. As he stared at his mobile device, UA quarterback Brandon Dawkins was knocked from the game.


Ten years later: LSU players reflect on 2007 National Championship season


Former head coach Les Miles and several of the players from the last purple and gold title team were in Baton Rouge celebrating ten years since they raised the trophy.

Police: Halloween-masked man attacks neighbor with hatchet


BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a 70-year-old man wearing a rubbery Halloween mask and brandishing a rusty hatchet attacked his neighbor while he mowed the lawn.


Fantasy Football: Week 7 D/ST rankings


1.Vikings vs. Ravens2.Bills vs. Buccaneers3.Broncos at Chargers4.Dolphins vs. Jets5.Seahawks at Gian…

Fantasy Football: Week 7 TE rankings


Carson Wentz and Jameis Winston got hooked up this offseason with shiny new toys. Clearly, it hasn't prevented their holdover tight ends, Zach Ertz and Cameron Brate, respectively, from having more fun than ever before.

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White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered white nationalist Richard Spencer's supporters on Thursday at the University of Florida, their chants drowning Spencer out during his speech.

Food company chairman gets 2 years in prison in fraud case

NEW YORK (AP) — A former food company executive who admitted feeding inside information to an influential Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison by a judge who said he…

Michigan top cop loses pay for Facebook post on NFL protests

DETROIT (AP) — The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem "anti-American degenerates," Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday.

Wake Forest, Georgia Tech both desperate for victory


Georgia Tech was in prime position last week to pull off an upset against a nationally relevant program and let the game slip away in the final minutes, losing 25-24 to eighth-ranked Miami.

Experts: Hard for jurors to convict when cops are on trial


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The hard-won conviction of a white former Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot his daughter's unarmed black boyfriend shows the difficulty prosecutors have in convincing jurors to put someone who carries a badge and…

Howard Carroll, lead guitarist for Dixie Hummingbirds, dies


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lead guitarist for the influential and Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds has died in Philadelphia.

Last-minute rebound lifts S&P 500, Dow edge to new highs

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A last-minute surge nudged U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Thursday, barely extending the market's winning streak and milestone-setting run.

9. UCLA (3-3, 1-2; PREVIOUS RANK: 6)


Last week: Lost 47-30 at Arizona

Emails: Protests spur college officials to talk with players

ATLANTA (AP) — As protests over racial injustice grab national attention in pro sports, some college and university officials are having pre-emptive talks with student-athletes and consulting each other amid concerns that such actions will…

5. UTAH (4-2, 1-2; PREVIOUS RANK: 5)


Last week: Lost 28-27 at USC

Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. After his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that…


Arizona Wildcats DT Luca Bruno (concussion) probable to play at Cal


Bruno's return would offset the absence of Parker Zellers, who has to sit out the first half because of a targeting foul.

Student's yearbook photo rejected because he's holding gun


STANDISH, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school has rejected a student's submitted yearbook photo because it shows him holding a shotgun.

After harrowing childhood, ISU football team is Podkulski's 'big family'

NORMAL — Steven Podkulski’s biographical information on the Illinois State football website is painfully short on details of his personal life.

Gary Link out as Mizzou basketball radio analyst


Former Tigers player has been calling games for MU since 1996.