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Florida students create app to prevent football concussions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 1:10am

A group of South Florida middle school students has won a $20,000 grant from Verizon for inventing an app that helps prevent football concussions.

Orlando hospital pilots ER program to help kids with Autism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 1:10am

An Orlando children's hospital is piloting a new program to reduce stress for children with Autism when they visit the emergency room.

Minot State University developing new strategic plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:10am

Minot State University is developing a new strategic plan to set goals over the next decade.

McAlester superintendent fired amid spending allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:10pm

The McAlester school board has fired the district's superintendent amid allegations she spent school money on personal items.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says timeline will stay in real time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:56pm

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Saturday the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works.

The Latest: Pilot's husband believes she didn't survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:22pm

The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):

Man facing murder charge after carjacking, fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:40pm

A man accused of stealing two cars and causing a fatal car crash is facing murder and robbery charges.

Doctors: Meningitis threat not high for use of new vaccine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:40pm

Officials say the public health threat of meningitis isn't high enough to justify the widespread use of a vaccine approved for use in the United States in 2014.

Police: 9-year-old girl fatally shot by 3-year-old brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:31pm

Police say a 3-year-old Alabama boy has accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old sister.

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

Michael Tarm and Jason Keyser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:30pm

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

Police think 6 Chicago deaths result of 'targeted incident'

Don Babwin and Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:30pm

Authorities on Saturday released the names of six family members found dead this week in their southwest side home — the victims of what Chicago police believe was a "targeted incident."

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

Michael Tarm and Jason Keyser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:20pm

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:10pm

Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday.

Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:50pm

A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida, left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers.

Kansas student newspaper sues administrators

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:30pm

The student newspaper at the University of Kansas has filed a lawsuit accusing university administrators of approving funding cuts to the newspaper that were enacted after an editorial critical of the student Senate.

Central Community College raises $8.5M for Kearney campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:10pm

Ground may be broken earlier than expected on a new Central Community College campus in Kearney, thanks to a campaign that has so far raised $8.5 million.

Idaho grand jury indicts Washington state man on drug charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:21pm

A Washington state man who was arrested in Idaho on drug trafficking charges last year has been indicted on a federal drug charge.

Survey counts people living on streets in Boise, Ada County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:10pm

Volunteers and others fanned out across Boise and Ada County last week to take a one-night count of people living on the streets.

Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:31pm

The board tasked with regulating Alaska's legal pot industry is set to meet as the date to begin accepting marijuana business applications nears. Also in the days ahead, lawmakers plan to discuss a bill that would require students who receive state-sponsored merit scholarships or financial aid grants to repay them if they don't complete their degrees or certification programs within six years. The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court also is set to deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address.