Trump declares disaster in 6 Vermont counties
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A federal disaster declaration will make six counties eligible for federal aid for damage caused when heavy rain and snowmelt caused dangerous flooding in April in...
After 10-4 finish, Longhorns have to plug up defense
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 10-4 finish with a big win in the Sugar Bowl energized Texas football to levels not seen in years.
Now the program needs to keep it from leaking right back out through...
Police: Texas man confessed in hammer death of daughter, 2
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man accused of bludgeoning his 2-year-old daughter to death with a hammer was naked and blood-stained when he told police officers he had killed the toddler,...
$2 million bond set for Texas man charged in child’s slaying
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Police say a Southeast Texas man who used a hammer to kill his 2-year-old daughter is being held on $2 million bond after being arraigned on a capital murder...
Texas man charged in stabbing death of 2-year-old daughter
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man is jailed on a capital murder charge after his 2-year-old daughter was found stabbed to death at their home.
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Vermont governor seeks disaster declaration for winter storm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is seeking federal disaster funds to help five Vermont counties repair damage caused by a severe winter storm that started in late November.
The Republican governor's office says a preliminary assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found $1.1 million in damage to public infrastructure, exceeding the minimum eligible threshold for a disaster declaration.
Decision time for Murray: Football, baseball or both?
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kyler Murray had it all working: pinpoint throws, speedy feet and unflappable resolve all the way to the finish.
Vermont seeks damage assessment from storm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is seeking a damage assessment of the recent winter storm and power outages to see if the state qualifies for federal disaster assistance.
Officials say Vermont must show that it incurred at least $1 million in response and infrastructure recovery costs to qualify for federal help.
The storm starting on Nov. 26 dropped heavy, wet snow, taking down trees and power lines, causing tens of thousands of power outages.
A football weekend turns to tragedy for Tennessee all-stars
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It was a fun and competitive weekend for a young group of all-stars as they visited Texas and represented Memphis, Tennessee, in a weekend football tournament.
The players, some venturing outside of Memphis for the first time in their lives, built bonds on the field and off, says one of their coaches, Matt King.
Probe ongoing in bus crash that killed 1 child, hurt dozens
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Most of the youth football players and adults who were injured when a charter bus rolled off an interstate and overturned in Arkansas have been released from hospitals, officials said Tuesday as they identified the bus driver and a child who was killed.
Saline County Deputy Coroner Allen West confirmed Tuesday that 9-year-old Kameron Johnson died when the bus crashed in the early morning darkness Monday along Interstate 30 near Benton, Arkansas.
1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A third grader was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities said.
Arkansas State Police said the bus crashed along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. Police said most of the injured were children and that they were taken to hospitals in Little Rock and Benton.
Latest: Memphis man praises youth football after bus crash
BENTON, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a bus crash in Arkansas that killed a third grader from Tennessee and left more than 40 others injured (all times local):
A former member of a Tennessee youth football program that lost a player in a pre-dawn bus crash in Arkansas says the program can keep children from being lured into a world of drugs and crime.
Orange Bowl gets an Alabama-Oklahoma CFP matchup
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alabama was the easy pick. Oklahoma was the difficult choice.
They're on equal footing now.
Top-seeded Alabama (13-0) will continue its quest for a second consecutive national championship in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29, when the Crimson Tide will take on the fourth-seeded Sooners (12-1) — who got to the College Football Playoff semifinals on the strength of their Big 12 championship win over Texas.
No. 3 Notre Dame faces No. 12 Syracuse at Yankee Stadium
No. 12 Syracuse (8-2, No. 12 CFP) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0, No. 3 CFP), 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC).
No. 18 Syracuse beats 20th-ranked Texas A&M 75-65
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman drew a giant No. 3 on the whiteboard at the half.
He knew his team had to figure out a way to stop Texas A&M star Chennedy Carter, who had 15 points in the first half, if the 18th-ranked Orange wanted to beat No. 20 Texas A&M.
His players responded, holding Carter to just three points in the second half and the Orange went on to a 75-65 victory on Wednesday night.
Ionescu helps No. 3 Oregon women top No. 18 Syracuse 75-73
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Down by six points with two minutes to play, Oregon coach Kelly Graves chose "to let the flow go" rather than call a timeout.
Sabrina Ionescu had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Erin Boley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 seconds left, helping the third-ranked Ducks top No. 18 Syracuse 75-73 on Saturday.
"That's why Sabrina is Sabrina," Graves said. "I told her, 'You played like an All-American tonight,' and that's what she's supposed to do."
Parents of special-needs children offered retreats
ORANGE, Va. (AP) — Parents of children with disabilities rarely, if ever, take time off from caregiving. Between setting up childcare, taking time to plan and the cost of travel, vacations often aren't worth it.
But caregiving can take a lot out of you.
That's where A Mother's Rest comes in. The Afton-based nonprofit, founded by Andrea Roberts in February 2017, provides affordable, three-night respite retreats at upscale bed and breakfasts for parents of special-needs children.
Joey Chestnut takes Buffalo chicken wing eating title
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Competitive eating titan Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has downed 206 chicken wings in 12 minutes to notch a repeat win in an annual championship in Buffalo, New York.
The National Buffalo Wing Festival tweeted the results of Sunday's contest.
Geoffrey Esper of Oxford, Massachusetts, took second place by eating 194 wings. Darron Breeden of Orange, Virginia, came in third with 182.
Virginia officials warn of algae bloom in parts of Lake Anna
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials say the Pamunkey and North Anna branches of Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties are having a harmful algae bloom.
The Virginia Department of Health is advising the public to avoid contact with the lake in some areas until algae concentrations return to acceptable levels.
Some harmful algae can cause skin rash and gastrointestinal illnesses.
MINERAL, Va. (AP) — Safety officials are planning to stage a mock emergency at Dominion Energy's Louisa County nuclear power plant to test emergency procedures onsite and in surrounding communities.
The drill is scheduled for Tuesday at the North Anna Power Station.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff agreements for the Cotton Bowl Classic, Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl have been extended six years through 2026.
Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, made the announcement Friday.
"The communities of greater Dallas, Phoenix and Atlanta have fully embraced the opportunity to be a part of this very popular event and to showcase the unique opportunities they offer to visitors," Hancock said.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Leaders of areas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey are questioning how they will pay the local share of flood control projects only partly funded by the federal government.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that Texas would get nearly $5 billion for flood mitigation projects.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local):
The American Red Cross has been opening shelters in areas along the Texas coast that have been inundated by flooding from heavy rains over the last few days.
Jackie Drake, spokeswoman for the group's Texas Gulf Coast region, says about 160 people were expected at a shelter at an elementary school that opened Wednesday afternoon in Weslaco, which is in far South Texas near the border with Mexico.
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ORANGE, Va. (AP) — A former youth softball coach in Virginia has been sentenced to 184 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls.
WRIC-TV reports that 57-year-old Cathy Smith Rothgeb was sentenced Monday by an Orange County judge
ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — The $22,650 she just won will take Jenny Rodriguez far from her New Jersey home. But the high school senior says she doesn't see the hefty scholarship -- which she won from a pool of more than 15,000 applicants nationwide -- as a ticket out. Instead, it's chance for her to do more good for her hometown of Orange, she says.
KNOXVILLE — Rosters for the Orange and White Game have been released, and it brings some of Tennessee’s position battles into clearer view.
First-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt has been relatively tight-lipped this spring when it has come to praising individual players, and, as an extension, exactly how things are shaking out at key position groups.
Jury in murder trial hears suspect’s recorded statement
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a Massachusetts man charged with killing a 95-year-old man and severely injuring his 77-year-old wife during a home invasion in 2016 have heard a recorded statement he made to police.
If Caleb Sumrall of New Iberia had his druthers in the upcoming Bassmasters Elite Series tournament on the Sabine River out of Orange, Texas, odds are high he would head east into his home state and fish waters that look a lot like the areas he has fished for years around his hometown in the heart of Acadiana. But he cannot.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A New York man who prosecutors say supplied large quantities of heroin and other drugs to dealers in central Virginia has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Rusty Staub, slugger who played 23 seasons, dies at 73
NEW YORK (AP) — Rusty Staub was a huge hit on both sides of the border.
Instantly recognizable for his fiery orange hair and gregarious personality, the outfielder who charmed baseball fans in the United States and Canada during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons died Thursday. He was 73.
The winter weather system that prompted a late start for several Triangle school districts was moving out of the region Wednesday afternoon, leaving a blanket of gray clouds and colder conditions.
WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said patch black ice could form during the overnight hours, when the mercury is expected to drop below freezing. A rebound in temperatures is expected for the rest of the week but Wilmoth said another round of frozen precipitation could fall this weekend.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the indictments of eight alleged members or associates of a white supremacist prison gang charged in a Louisiana killing (all times local):
Court records show a member of a white supremacist prison gang has pleaded guilty in Louisiana to a federal criminal charge stemming from the 2016 killing of a fellow alleged gang member.
On to the next round: Syracuse outlasts Arizona State
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has made a concession for his thin roster — shorter practices and more sleep, especially for the Big Three.
Good formula so far.
The Orange, the last team selected for the NCAA Tournament, survived to play another day, holding off Arizona State 60-56 on Wednesday night in the First Four.
Public meeting Thursday to discuss ash tree pest
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials are meeting with the public to discuss efforts to combat the spread of an invasive pest that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America.
The emerald ash borer was discovered in Vermont for the first time last month in the town of Orange.
A meeting is planned for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Barre.
ORANGE, Va. (AP) — A former youth softball coach in Virginia has been convicted on 30 of 34 sex crime counts involving children.
News outlets report 57-year-old Cathy Smith Rothgeb could face nearly two centuries behind bars for abusing two girls whom she coached in Orange County.
Vermont officials to discuss confronting ash tree pest
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials are going to be meeting with the public to discuss efforts to combat the spread of the emerald ash borer.
The 6:30 p.m. meeting on March 15 at the First Presbyterian Church in Barre comes in the aftermath of the discovery of an ash borer in a tree in the town of Orange.
Emerald ash borer larvae kill ash trees by tunneling under the bark.
Orangetheory Fitness plans to open six more locations in the Houston area, including a gym in Atascocita on West Lake Houston Parkway in September.
Orangetheory Fitness offers a 60-minute interval workout that includes fitness training and cardio sessions for all fitness levels. People wear a heart rate monitor that can tell you how many calories you're burning and projects a target heart rate.
Beetle that kills ash trees found in Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A pest that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America has been detected in Vermont.
State officials said Tuesday that the emerald ash borer was found in the town of Orange on Feb. 20.
Forest health officials are planning to do a survey to determine the extent of the infestation.
Below are more Beaumont Enterprise endorsements in selected races in the March 6 Democratic and Republican party primaries for county offices:
-- Orange County Commissioner, Precinct 2, Republican Party. Challenger Theresa Adams Beauchamp can speak at length about how Orange County should be better, and you can't dispute many of her points. She also has 11 years of experience on the Orange City Council and a background as a teacher and principal with West Orange Stark. That's a solid record.
3-star DE Caleb Okechukwu signs with Syracuse football over Texas, Arkansas
3-star DE Caleb Okechukwu signs with Syracuse football over Texas, Arkansas
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Class of 2018 defensive end Caleb Okechukwu has signed with Syracuse football, the school announced on Wednesday.
Okechukwu, a standout pass-rusher for St. John's (Washington, D.C.) College High School, chose the Orange over other finalists Texas and Arkansas.
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Wayne Eason, 90, of Orange City, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.
The 10 Worst Super Bowl Teams Ever (number One Will Hurt)
With the Super Bowl just 11 days away, St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Kevin Cusick ranks the Super Bowl's worst teams.
A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 65, Treynor 51
Alburnett 61, Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 51
Ankeny Centennial 61, Southeast Polk 33
Aplington-Parkersburg 74, Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 64
Briefings to be held to explain disaster application process
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials with Vermont Emergency Management are going to be helping communities affected by a series of rain and wind storms in October apply for federal disaster aid.
Mandatory briefings for officials from affected cities, towns and public utilities are being held this week.