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Reggie Cobb, former NFL back and Volunteer star, dies at 50

Apr. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL running back and University of Tennessee star Reggie Cobb has died at 50. His death was announced Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers. He scouted for the team for the last 10 years, as well as for other clubs before them. Details of his death were not disclosed. Cobb...

Charleston airport board to name terminal after Hollings

Apr. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Visitors to Charleston International soon will be greeted with a new name on the passenger terminal. The board that operates the airport has voted to name the main building after the late U.S. Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, who died April 6 and was laid to rest Tuesday. After a...

DNA testing reveals tangled family roots

Apr. 20, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Think before you spit into that DNA testing tube and prepare for possible surprises when it comes to your family history, advises two area women and a local genealogist with the Blair County Genealogical Society. Julie Lingenfelter Moyer, a volunteer genealogist with 40 years of...

Funeral held for widow of 50s rocker Frankie Lymon

Apr. 19, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for the widow of '50s rock star Frankie Lymon. Family and friends said goodbye Friday to Emira Eagle Lymon Bryant, who died April 13. The Augusta Chronicle reports Bryant was depicted in the 1998 movie "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" The movie co-starred...

New Hulu show draws on NJ roots of comedian Ramy Youssef

Apr. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ramy Hassan exasperates his mother. "I told you if you finished the pre-med classes, you would be running the brain surgery at Hackensnack hospital," she tells him. "It's Hackensack, mom," he replies. She is unmoved. He knows her criticisms come from a place of love, but they sting...

Montana passes firefighter workers' compensation law

Apr. 19, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a bill to make it easier for firefighters to receive workers' compensation for cancer and other occupational diseases. The bill signing ends a 20-year fight for firefighters' workers' compensation claims to be presumed valid if they've served a certain...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 19, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CONGRESS MULLS NEXT STEPS AFTER RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. 2. ANALYSIS: MUELLER PAINTS...

America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

Apr. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died. Cobb died in Florida at age 88 on March 18 following a brief illness. News of her death came Thursday from journalist Miles O'Brien, serving...

Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock dies at 70

Apr. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock has died at age 70 after a car accident a week ago. His daughter, Lyndsey, says on her Facebook page her father died Wednesday. He was a passenger in an accident April 11 near Hilton Head, South Carolina Coppock was a fixture on local sports...

Pro freeskier Dave Treadway dies in backcountry accident

Apr. 17, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

PEMBERTON, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian professional freeskier Dave Treadway has died in a backcountry accident north of Whistler. He was 34. A statement on Treadway's website said he died Monday near Rhododendron Mountain, not far from his Pemberton-area home. Pemberton Search and Rescue confirmed it...