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West Tennessee man sentenced in 2 small-town bank robberies

Jul. 24, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A West Tennessee man has been sentenced to more than 38 years in federal prison for using a gun during two small-town bank robberies. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson said Gene Allen Howell, 39, was sentenced Monday after he was convicted last year of aggravated bank robbery,...

Navy-Lafayette joins lists of college football cancellations

Jul. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the 2020 college football schedule, with the Sept. 12 game between Lafayette College and Navy the latest to be canceled. Lafayette informed the Naval Academy that it cannot bring its football team back to campus in time to meet medical advisory guidelines. Navy, which...

Southern Heritage cancels September game for health reasons

Jun. 17, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Heritage Classic has canceled the Sept. 12 game scheduled between Tennessee State and Jackson State in the first known Division I cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic. “I know this is a great disappointment to many who consider SHC one of the major...