Should drug dealers be charged with murder? States ponder

The opioid crisis is spurring many states to take a tougher stance against drug dealers, including creating laws that treat fatal overdoses as murders and mansl
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Connecticut lawmakers considering mandatory helmet law

Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would require motorcycle drivers to wear helmets
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Tip leads to cocaine stashed in jailed man's prosthetic leg

The discovery of cocaine inside a Virginia inmate's prosthetic leg has led to an investigation into a suspected drug distribution operation at that jail
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Clash in Kansas over tax relief quickly coming to a head

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election victory and gains in the Kansas Legislature by conservative Republicans are setting up a clash over tax relief that is qu
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Underground blasts rattles Atlanta; no injuries reported

Authorities are investigating nearly a dozen underground explosions in midtown Atlanta, and the fire department says it's investigating reports of multiple manh
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Mathews leads potent Lipscomb attack in 102-80 ASUN win

Garrison Mathews scored 19 points, leading six Lipscomb players in double-digit scoring and the Bisons shot 62 percent for the game, topping North Alabama 102-8
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Virginia sees population booms and big declines

So far this decade, Virginia has grown - and shrunk - in population.
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Editorials from around New England

Editorials from around New England
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Smith, Stafford lead North Alabama past Kennesaw St, 76-71

Kendarius Smith and Kendall Stafford combined to score 35 points and North Alabama bounced back from its first loss in its last five games to hold off Kennesaw
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Northam awards grants to preserve farmland

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is giving grants to six local governments that will be used to preserve farmland
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Agnew's half-court shot wins it for North Alabama

Christian Agnew hit a half-court shot as time ran out to give North Alabama a 63-62 victory over Stetson
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Socialist lawmaker wants to repeal right-to-work law

Socialist lawmaker wants to repeal right-to-work law
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Linehan out as Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons

Linehan is out as Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons; comes days after Garrett sent mixed messages about assistant's future
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North Alabama edges past Jacksonville 91-88

Christian Agnew scored 26 points, Jamari Blackmon added 23, including five straight late, and North Alabama beat Jacksonville 91-88 to win its third in a row
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Lions hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator

The Detroit Lions have hired Darrell Bevell as their new offensive coordinator
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University hosts professional development day for US workers

A Virginia university is hosting a day of professional development and "personal enrichment" to federal employees who have been furloughed during the partial go
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Blackhawks-Devils Sums

Blackhawks-Devils Sums
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Connecticut bill is latest calling for time zone change

Connecticut bill would change the state's time zone from Eastern to Atlantic, so long as Massachusetts and Rhode Island make the same change
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Sen. Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in Canada

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doi
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Blackwood returns to lineup and leads Devils over Flyers

Rookie Mackenzie Blackwood returned to the lineup after missing three games with an injury and made 32 saves in leading the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory o
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Flyers-Devils Sums

Flyers-Devils Sums
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Police release names of drivers killed in Anchorage crash

Anchorage police have released the names of two drivers killed Wednesday in a head-on collision
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AP Source: Former Broncos coach Joseph could join Browns

AP source says former Broncos coach Vance Joseph will interview to be Cleveland's defensive coordinator
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North Alabama beats FGCU for 1st D-I win of season

Tavon King scored 15 points, Kendarius Smith added 13 points and North Alabama beat Florida Gulf Coast 61-56 for its first win of the season against a Division
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