Woman says she sold marijuana to help raise grandkids

>>Associated Press   BUTLER, Pa. — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died. Candace Kelly, of Sarver, was originally charged last fall after authorities found 64 pounds of hydroponically grown marijuana and nearly […]

Gay marriage developments across the nation

>>Associated Press   It’s been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court’s denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada. Recent developments on same-sex marriage around the […]

You probably don’t have Ebola, so calm down

Oh, America, you’re so charming. Never mind the almost 4500 people who have died of Ebola in West Africa. No one gives a damn about them, but don’t bring it here, no way. Ebola hemorrhagic fever has recently found a home in the land of the free. One man died and two nurses contracted the disease. […]

Bomb threat call near campus

>>Staff Report On Wednesday, Oct. 8, at approximately 11:15 a.m., the Clarksville Police Department responded to a bomb threat call to the Montgomery County Courthouse in downtown Clarksville, less than a mile away from APSU. The threat was made by an anonymous call to 911. The CPD, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clarksville Fire and […]

Federal court considers guns in post offices

BY SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press   BOULDER, Colo.— The U.S. Postal Service and a rural Colorado man argued in court Wednesday over where on postal property people can legally carry guns. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case involving Tab Bonidy, a licensed gun owner who, […]

BI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony

SUE MANNING, Associated Press   LOS ANGELES — Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to […]