An early-morning storm Wednesday downed trees and wires across the Cambria-Somerset region, causing hundreds to lose power, while closing more than a dozen roads in Somerset County, 911 officials said.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Trump administration plans to open 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under a proposal unveiled Wednesday that is aimed at giving Americans more recreational access on public lands.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First-year head coach Matt Rhule said Teddy Bridgewater’s familiarity with the team’s offensive scheme made him the “right fit” at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers and ultimately leading to Cam Newton’s release.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State has accepted a recommendation for its NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. to go through the new independent investigation process for complex cases.

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds all anglers that under Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order, recreational fishing and boating are prohibited activities. 

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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday he hopes to have his team return to its facilities on May 1, a proposed timetable that would defy federal social-distancing guidelines and was quickly disputed by the university and its athletic director.

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Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix area for an extended period if Major League Baseball and its players adopt an all-Arizona start to the season.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in “listening sessions” with student and community groups and tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum after he tweeted an image of a noose last week.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Cal Ripken Jr. has launched a campaign to help feed children and families across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating a contribution of $250,000 and opening a social media account for the first time to promote the cause.

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RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Michael "Mick" Charles Hatter, 59, passed away April 6, 2020. Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. (www.ScarpelliFH.com) entrusted with arrangements. Memorial service later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward funeral/medical expenses.

CUMBERLAND - Norma Lee Smith, 92, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Sterling Care Frostburg Village. Born on Sept. 20, 1927, in Keyser, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ira A. and Grace (Lyons) Biser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, T…