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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 […]

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Lady Govs soccer falls to Jacksonville State

>>Andy Franklin, Staff Writer   The Lady Govs looked to open their senior weekend with a victory over Ohio Valley Conference foe Jacksonville State at Morgan Brothers Field, but could not hold on through the second half as the Lady Govs fell to #3 JSU 5-0. The Lady Govs accumulated eight shots in the first half, but […]

New US Ebola case a nurse who treated man in Texas

>>Associated Press DALLAS — The second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Texas is a 29-year-old nurse who treated a Liberian man in the days before he died of the disease in a Dallas hospital. Medical records provided to The Associated Press by Thomas Eric Duncan’s family show Amber Joy Vinson inserted catheters, drew […]

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9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

>>Associated Press   CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow curriculum” that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina. The report released […]

Thirty home games highlight APSU Baseball schedule

Eager to bounce back from a disappointing end to last season, Austin Peay Baseball released its 2015 schedule on Wednesday as preseason work picks up. The Govs have started intrasquad scrimmages this month, with the real games beginning on Feb. 13 as APSU plays at home on Opening Day for the sixth consecutive season. Raymond […]

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White House threatens to ban selfies with Obama

>> Chelsea Leonard The Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz lucked up with taking what may be the last presidential selfie with Obama. Ortiz snapped the shot while he visited the White House with the 2013 World Series winners. Unknown to the president, Ortiz has an endorsement deal with Samsung, the company that sponsors the phone […]

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Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

>>Associated Press   KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones’s bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen fans were waiting to pick him right back up. […]

Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK  — No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what’s the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, bloody Ebola patients and faux protective gear. Twitter and other social media were abuzz leading into the holiday with talk of hazmat […]

CDC says it missed opportunities to contain Ebola

EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals’ ability to manage the virus. “Essentially any hospital in the country can take care […]

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 […]