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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' eight draft picks have signed their rookie contracts.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — All-Big 12 safety Kenny Robinson is looking to transfer from West Virginia less than three months before the start of the season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with outside linebacker D'Andre Walker and linebacker David Long, the first of their six draft picks to get contracts.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams traded back three times and moved up twice in the first two days of the NFL draft. The NFC champions came out of all their machinations with a...
NC State hires ex-West Virginia defensive coordinator Gibson
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has added former West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson to its coaching staff.
Coach Dave Doeren said Sunday that Gibson will be the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.
Gibson helped develop linebacker David Long into the Big 12 defensive player of the year in 2018 and led the Mountaineers' defense for the past five years. He left West Virginia during the head coaching transition from Dana Holgorsen to Neal Brown.
2nd suspect in downtown Providence homicide apprehended
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a man shot while sitting in a car in downtown Providence on the day after Christmas.
Walter Kpan was held without bail after an initial court appearance Thursday on charges including first-degree murder in the Dec. 26 death of 31-year-old David Long. He did not enter a plea.
Michigan CB David Long and TE Zach Gentry entering NFL draft
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan cornerback David Long and tight end Zach Gentry are entering the NFL draft, skipping their final seasons of college eligibility.
Long and Gentry made their announcements Wednesday on social media .
Arrest made in death of man shot in car in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in the death of a man shot during a robbery while sitting in a car on a downtown Providence street on the day after Christmas.
Pofinima Mabuo Gweama Jr. was held without bail at an initial court appearance on Monday.
The Pawtucket man is charged with murder in the Dec. 26 shooting of 31-year-old city resident David Long. He was the city's 11th homicide victim of the year.
Police release name of Providence homicide victim
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police have released the name of the man fatally shot while sitting in a car on a downtown street the day after Christmas.
Police on Thursday identified the victim of Wednesday morning's shooting as 31-year-old city resident David Long. He was the city's 11th homicide victim of the year.
Murray the Big 12 offensive player of year, OU’s 4th in row
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the unanimous pick for The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year, the fourth consecutive season a player from the conference champion Sooners has won the honor.
Oklahoma has 4th All-Big 12 top offensive player in a row
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma has the Big 12's top offensive player for the fourth season in a row.
Sooners junior quarterback Kyler Murray was selected as the offensive player of the year when the Big 12 Conference released its postseason awards Wednesday. The awards are determined by the 10 league coaches who couldn't vote for their own players.
Big Ten: Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald voted coach of year
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald is the unanimous choice for Big Ten coach of the year.
The conference on Tuesday announced half its postseason awards based on voting by coaches and media. Fitzgerald led the Wildcats (8-4) to the West Division title after going winless in nonconference play and losing several starters to injuries.
Indiana Senate’s 1st new leader in 12 years showing caution
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Senate's first new leader in a dozen years doesn't seem set on rocking the boat inside the Statehouse.
Members of the Republican-dominated Senate elected Sen. Rodric Bray of Martinsville as its president pro tem during the Legislature's Organization Day session on Tuesday — the most visible change in what has been a major overhaul of the Senate's leadership over the past two years.
The Latest: Indiana Senate elects 1st new leader in 12 years
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Indiana Legislature's Organization Day (all times local):
The Indiana Senate has a new leader for the first time in a dozen years.
Members of the Republican-dominated Senate elected Sen. Rodric Bray of Martinsville as its president pro tem during the Legislature's Organization Day session on Tuesday.
AP All-America Watch: WVU’s top tackler; UCLA’s talented TE
The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The ninth All-America watch of the season features West Virginia's virtually unblockable linebacker, UCLA's bright spot tight end and Temple's rolling Rock.
Authorities still assessing why California shooter snapped
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Investigators are still trying to piece together what led a former Marine to open fire at a Southern California country music bar last week, killing 12 people before fatally shooting himself.
Authorities have not publicly shared what motive they think might have led Ian David Long to snap late Wednesday night.
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Councilman to fill seat of outgoing Indiana Senate leader
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A county councilman in northeastern Indiana has been selected to fill the seat of the outgoing Republican leader of the Indiana Senate.
Allen County Councilman Justin Busch defeated Parkview Health public safety director Tom Rhoades on Tuesday at a Republican caucus of Senate District 16 officials in Fort Wayne. Busch is the northeast Indiana director for Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young and has been an aide to other senators.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the two GOP Statehouse leaders on Thursday called for Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid what they called credible claims that Hill drunkenly groped four women, including a lawmaker, at an Indianapolis bar.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The outgoing Republican leader of the Indiana Senate is taking a new job at a high-power law firm.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long of Fort Wayne joined Ice Miller as a partner on Friday. He is joining the firm's public affairs wing.
The firm says he will focus on growing Ice Miller's presence beyond its anchor offices in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Washington D.C.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The newest appointment to an Indiana commission charged studying the state's alcohol laws may mean cold beer sales won't expand in the state.
House Speaker Brian Bosma appointed former Rep. Bill Davis on Wednesday to lead the Indiana Alcohol Code Revision Commission. Davis served in the Indiana House from 2004 to 2013.
The commission will meet in the summer to continue its two-year study considering potential changes to the state's alcohol laws.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Senate Republicans selected a new leader Monday to replace outgoing President Pro Tem David Long.
Sen. Rodric Bray of Martinsville was chosen during a closed-door meeting of the Senate GOP caucus — a vote that had been inevitable since Long announced in February that he was retiring from the Legislature.
The Latest: Indiana special session to begin May 14
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of a May 14 special session (all times local):
Republican Statehouse leaders and Gov. Eric Holcomb have announced their agenda for what they hope will be a one-day special session on May 14.
An Oscar contest was held recently at the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The winner of the Hoyt Library’s Oscar Contest, and the Oscar Treat Basket, from left, is William West, with David Long, an Oscar Contest coordinator. This was the library’s ninth consecutive year of celebrating the Oscars.
When you visit the Indiana Senate public gallery, don't expect to be able to get a photo for posterity.
The Senate posted a new sign recently that says "no photography or video 15 minutes prior to and during session."
One visitor tweeted that she was almost asked to leave March 8 because she took a photo.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long also recently interrupted discussion on the floor to admonish someone in the gallery for taking a photo or video.
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The Latest: Legislative session comes to chaotic close
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the closing day of the Indiana legislative session (all times local):
The Indiana General Assembly's annual session came to a chaotic close as lawmakers blew past their midnight deadline to adjourn with major bills still in play.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma and GOP Senate leader David Long blamed each other.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican leaders in the Indiana Legislature are backpedaling on gun rights legislation in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida — killing two measures that would have loosened firearm restrictions.
In pro-gun Indiana, it's an unusual look for Republicans who dominate the Statehouse, and for years have championed efforts to loosen gun laws.
INDIANAPOLIS : A measure being offered in the Indiana Senate would allow Allen County Councilman Bob Armstrong to serve out his elected term even though he's also a county employee.
He was faced with choosing between his job or his elected office under a law passed last year by the General Assembly.
"I think it's just fair, because it's no fault of my own that this happened to me," Armstrong said.
"At least somebody at the Statehouse had the courage to look into what was going on."
Payday lending bill faces uncertain fate in Indiana Senate
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican leader of the Indiana Senate says he is opposed to legislation to expand payday lending and allow for rates more than triple what is currently permitted under the state's criminal loansharking law.
"It's treading water and the water is pretty deep," Republican Senate leader David Long of Fort Wayne said Thursday, referring to a payday lending bill that narrowly passed the House last month and is now before the Senate. "... I'm not a big fan of it, personally."
The following are excerpts from numerous statements released Tuesday in response to Sen. Dave Long's retirement announcement.
Indiana Senate’s GOP leader retiring from Legislature
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican leader of the Indiana Senate said on Tuesday that he will step down from the Legislature later this year, making him the third high-profile GOP lawmaker to announce their departure from the chamber over the last year.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long said "it is time" for him to move on after roughly 30 years in elected office — first as a member of the Fort Wayne City Council, later as a state senator, and for the last 12 years as the GOP senate leader.
Holcomb played behind-the-scenes role on hate crimes bill
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb has been mostly quiet about a proposed hate crimes law that was killed in the Indiana Senate this week.
But the Indianapolis Star reports his office worked behind the scenes, pushing for the inclusion of transgender people in the bill — or not passing anything at all.
Push for hate crimes law fails again in Indiana Legislature
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will remain one of just five states without a hate crimes law after Republican Senate leaders announced Tuesday they were killing a bill that targeted crimes motivated by bias.
Advocates say the move deals a blow to Indianapolis' bid to land a new Amazon headquarters after unexpectedly making the shortlist of 20 finalists. The Republican Statehouse majorities, however, could not overcome opposition within their ranks.
Top Indiana lawmakers put cold beer bills on ice
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The top two Republicans in the Indiana Legislature said Thursday that legislation that would overturn an unusual law and allow more stores to sell cold beer is dead this legislative session.
But both conceded the issue won't go away and suggested that a deal could be struck in the coming years.
"A lot of these things take some time," said House Speaker Brian Bosma of Indianapolis. "Gradualism is a part of legislative achievement."
Senate GOP makes repeal of Sunday booze sales ban a priority
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Repealing Indiana's ban on retail Sunday alcohol sales is a top priority this year, Republican leaders of the state Senate said Monday. But a measure that would allow pharmacies, convenience stores and big box retailers to sell cold — and not just warm — beer faces a far more uncertain fate.
Indiana GOP lawmakers won’t act on child services crisis
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The two most powerful Republicans in the Indiana Legislature said they do not plan to take major action to address a growing crisis in the Department of Child Services during this year's session, which kicked off Wednesday.
The move by House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate leader David Long will help shield Gov. Eric Holcomb while his administration regroups from the first major criticism the Republican has received since taking office roughly a year ago.
The Latest: GOP lawmakers look to avoid DCS action in 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the convening of the 2018 Indiana legislative session (all times local):
Republicans who dominate the Indiana Legislature do not plan on taking substantive action during the 2018 session to address the state's troubled Department of Child Services.
Indiana GOP lacks overarching goal in upcoming session
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For the first time in years, Indiana's Republican supermajorities are returning to the Statehouse without a major legislative goal to accomplish during the annual session that begins Wednesday. That leaves a vacuum some plan to fill with contentious issues and debates that GOP leaders have in the past sought to contain.
Indiana schools facing possible per-student funding cut
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state Department of Education is warning Indiana public schools that they could receive less money than expected because of an unanticipated increase in statewide student enrollment.
A department memo described a shortfall of $9.3 million in per-student funding because the Legislature underestimated the number of public school students by about 6,000 when it approved the $7 billion K-12 education budget for this school year.
Top Indiana lawmakers targeting opioid abuse, job training
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are casting the Indiana General Assembly's upcoming session as one they want to focus on taking action toward fighting opioid abuse and improving job training opportunities.
Members of the Indiana House and Senate held their annual Organization Day meetings Tuesday, ahead of the 2018 legislative session set to begin in early January and end by mid-March.
Indiana lawmaker being deployed for Puerto Rico recovery
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican state senator will miss at least a portion of the 2018 Indiana legislative session for an Army Reserve deployment.
The Senate's leader says Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel will be on active duty beginning Dec. 8 for at least 31 days as he's being sent to Puerto Rico for recovery work from damage caused by Hurricane Maria in September.
LB David Long goes on tackling tear for West Virginia
On a defense that has seen its struggles, West Virginia outside linebacker David Long Jr. is starting to put together a season worth bragging about.
The redshirt sophomore missed the first month after injuring a knee in summer workouts that required surgery. He had a combined 1.5 tackles for losses over his first three games before erupting in a loss to No. 11 Oklahoma State on Saturday.
PLAYER OF THE GAME QB Trace McSorley, Penn State After a slow start, the junior quarterback completed 3 of 4 passes for 65 yards and ran for a 3-yard touchdown on Penn State’s key closing-minute touchdown drive in the first half, and he took off from there. He scored his second rushing touchdown of the game on a daring 13-yard run to the end zone that helped the Nittany Lions to a comfortable 15-point lead in the third quarter. Finished with 282 passing yards, 76 rushing yards and four...
Residents and visitors to downtown Rome will get an earful of Bluegrass music on Saturday, Oct. 14 as Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers returns to Broad Street.
The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. and features two music stages. Live bluegrass bands will be performing throughout the event and pickers are welcome.
Indiana state Sen. Eckerty rules out another run
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana state Sen. Doug Eckerty says he won't run for another term in 2018.
The Yorktown Republican made the announcement in a statement issued Tuesday.
Eckerty did not indicate why he is ruling out another run. But the senator says he is looking forward to spending more time with his time with his family, including his grandkids.
The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid, spring-semester internships during the 2018 legislative session to college, graduate and law school students as well as recent graduates.
West Virginia wants defense to improve vs Delaware State
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's restructured defense has been porous in the first two weeks of the season and the coaching staff wants improvements quickly with the Big 12 opener just a week away.
Blown pass coverages and long runs allowed have been part of the troubles so far for a unit that is surrendering nearly 470 yards per game and ranks 112th among FBS schools.