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Florida boy drowns while swimming in ocean with grandfather

Nov. 29, 2020 8:03 AM EST

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy drowned while swimming with his grandfather in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The man and two children went into the water near Ormond Beach about 1 p.m. Saturday, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said in a news release. A...

Ester, a Katahdin Hair Sheep, looks at visitors at the Four and Change Farm, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, during the Volusia County Farm Tour, in Volusia County, Florida. (David Tucker/The Daytona Beach News-Journal via AP)

Farm Tour hits 39 years, features sheep, local agriculture

Nov. 29, 2020 3:01 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Ormond Beach resident Linda Sullo peeked through the fence at Bob, a Katahdin sheep. Bob moved ever closer to his pasture fence to get a closer look at Sullo, her friend Anne Rogers, and about six other visitors who had trekked out to nearly the county line in Pierson to learn about...

Kerouac House has a new owner who will preserve its history

Nov. 29, 2020 3:01 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — For the first time ever, the house at 5169 10th Ave N. in St. Petersburg has a long-term owner who is not Jack Kerouac or a member of the beatnik author’s family. But the new owner’s plan for the house where Kerouac lived from 1965 until he died in 1969 is still...

Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade celebrates his interception and touchdown against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Outbreak puts Ohio State's championship hopes in jeopardy

Nov. 28, 2020 9:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the No. 3 Buckeyes' Big Ten title hopes in danger. “I have no clue what this afternoon or tomorrow will bring or next week will...

Calip, No. 24 Missouri St. women beat No. 12 Maryland 81-72

Nov. 28, 2020 9:10 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Brice Calip scored a career-high 26 points and No. 24 Missouri State rallied from a 16-points deficit to beat No. 12 Marylard 81-72 on Saturday night at the Gulf Coast Showcase. Jasmine Franklin had 14 points, eight rebounds and three steals for Missouri State (2-0). The Bears shot...

South Florida's David Collins, left, and Rhode Island's Makhel Mitchell vie for control of the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Russell lifts Rhode Island past South Florida 84-68

Nov. 28, 2020 8:43 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Fatts Russell scored 15 points as Rhode Island topped South Florida 84-68 at Bubbleville at theMohegan Sun Resort on Saturday. Jalen Carey had 12 points for Rhode Island (1-2). Makhel Mitchell added 11 points and four blocks. Jeremy Sheppard had 11 points. Mitchell scored on a...

Kohl scores 15 to lead Abilene Christian over Omaha 70-58

Nov. 28, 2020 5:42 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Kolton Kohl had 15 points as Abilene Christian beat Omaha 70-58 on Saturday. Clay Gayman had 14 points for Abilene Christian (3-0). Joe Pleasant added 11 points. Immanuel Allen had 10 points. Zach Thornhill had 13 points for the Mavericks (1-2). Marlon Ruffin added 11 points. __ More AP...

James carries Jacksonville over Southern Miss 66-51

Nov. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dontarius James had a career-high 21 points as Jacksonville defeated Southern Mississippi 66-51 on Saturday. Bryce Workman had 11 points and seven rebounds for Jacksonville (2-0). Diante Wood added 11 points. Tyreese Davis had 10 points. Tae Hardy had 15 points and seven rebounds...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey puts his face mask on after addressing the media on COVID-19 during a news conference in Phoenix. Ducey has funneled nearly $400 million of federal coronavirus relief funds to state agencies to help pay for operations, allowing them to return some of their original budget allocations to the state treasury. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

The Latest: Researchers urge Arizona shutdown, mask mandate

Nov. 28, 2020 5:11 PM EST

PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present the state with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate. Members of the...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) scores a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Pitts scores 3 TDs in return, No. 6 Florida tops Kentucky

Nov. 28, 2020 4:56 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Pitts was feeling a little jittery before his first game in three weeks. His chest “got hot" and his heart started beating fast. Once he stepped on the field and saw one-on-one coverage, his eyes had to widen as well. Pitts scored three touchdowns in his return from a...