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Restaurant plans new statue of Joe Paterno

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 (AP) - Fans of the late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno are planning to commission a new bronze statue of him, and place it across from the school. Organizers say the statue will feature Paterno sitting on a bench reading. It's expected to cost about $300,000 and would hopefully be done in 2015 by Philadelphia sculptor Zenos Frudakis. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers says the school isn't involved in the plan. But a restaurant owner in downtown State Col... More>>

Woman allegedly sold heroin from hospital bed

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A woman in western Pennsylvania is accused of selling heroin from a hospital intensive care unit and a hospital room. More>>

Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

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Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security... More>>

Ohio teen on trial for alleged rape at school

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(AP) - A high school student is standing trial in northeast Ohio for allegedly raping a classmate in the locker room. Prosecutors argued during the first day of the trial in Cuyahoga (KY-uh-HOH'-guh) County Monday that the boy, then 16, carried the girl into the locker room at Shaker Heights High School and raped her. An attorney for the now 17-year-old boy - who is charged with rape and kidnapping - argued that the two had consensual sex. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports tha... More>>

Ohio symposium focuses on homeless youth

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A meeting of minds is focusing on youth homelessness in Ohio.

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American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

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American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. More>>

Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

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Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. More>>

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

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The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance. More>>

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

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For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square... More>>

Facing eviction, 89-year-old smoker plans to move

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MILFORD, Ohio (AP) - An 89-year-old southwest Ohio woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Beulah "Billie" Toombs faces eviction after her apartment building's management deemed her noncompliant. A smoker for seven decades or so, she thinks she should be allowed to do what she wants in her own home. More than a year ago, the management of the apartments for low-income seniors announced a smoke-free p... More>>

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