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WELLINGTON, Fla. | 2 shot during South Florida high school football game

WELLINGTON, Fla.— A high school football stadium was evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida on Friday night in what authorities say stemmed from an altercation between students. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officials said two people were injured in the gunfire during the game at Palm Beach Central High … Continue reading WELLINGTON, Fla. | 2 shot during South Florida high school football game

NEW YORK | MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha Franklin

NEW YORK  — The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they’re just not sure how they will do it. The VMAs will air live Monday. Show executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic tells The Associated Press on Friday that his team is “working on a lot of different options.” Franklin, … Continue reading NEW YORK | MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha Franklin

BOSTON | Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships

BOSTON — Simone Biles hardly looks like someone who took two years off. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion put on a show during the opening night of the US Championships on Friday, stringing together one electric performance at the other to give herself a commanding lead over world champion Morgan Hurd. Biles posted a score … Continue reading BOSTON | Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships

WASHINGTON | Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

WASHINGTON  — Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are recommending a short prison sentence for a former Trump campaign adviser who lied to the FBI during the Russia probe. Mueller’s team says in a new court filing that George Papadopoulos should spend at least some time incarcerated and pay a nearly $10,000 fine. His … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

ATLANTA | Documents: Suspects in missing teacher’s death admit slaying

ATLANTA — New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher’s 2005 disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Ryan Alexander Duke and Bo Dukes made the admission a month after Tara Grinstead was reported missing in … Continue reading ATLANTA | Documents: Suspects in missing teacher’s death admit slaying

Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

MIAMI — An Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge ordered Friday. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom accepted a plea deal in which Esteban Santiago, 28, agreed to admit to the shooting if … Continue reading Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Maryland Board of Regents takes control of McNair probe

COLLEGE PARK, Md.— The University of Maryland Board of Regents has assumed authority over the investigation into the death of Jordan McNair, who collapsed during football practice and subsequently died. The board also voted to assume control of the commission formed to investigate the culture of the Maryland football program. The action was announced Friday … Continue reading COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Maryland Board of Regents takes control of McNair probe

Missouri Lottery News: Florissant Resident, Scott Floyd, Wins First $77,777 Top Prize

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Florissant man turned $5 into $77,777 with the Missouri Lottery’s Scratchers game, “Fireball 7s.” Scott Floyd purchased his winning ticket at QuikTrip, 6805 N. Hanley Road in Berkeley, on August 4.  A few days later, he was at the Lottery’s office in St. Louis to claim one of the game’s … Continue reading Missouri Lottery News: Florissant Resident, Scott Floyd, Wins First $77,777 Top Prize