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Rockets’ Chris Paul brings out stars for bowling event

CONROE – Rockets point guard Chris Paul played host to his 10th annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by Go Bowling! on Thursday afternoon at Bowlero The Woodlands, bringing some notable names to Montgomery County for a good cause.

The proceeds from the event benefit the Chris Paul Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth, education, health, sports and social responsibility. Paul started his foundation in 2005 and has held the bowling event since 2009 when four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and PBA Hall of Famer Jason Couch teamed up to win the inaugural title.

"Our foundation is doing an unbelievable job, whether it be in my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, back in New Orleans, L.A., and now in Houston," Paul said...

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What’s stopping Utah’s Legislature from solving the air pollution problem? Inside the politics of clean air

Qiling Wang, Deseret News

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This is the third in a series of reports on Utah’s air pollution problem. Using a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network our journalists have spent months looking for answers to Utah’s air pollution problem.

In 2011, Rep. Steve Handy, a Republican who represents Layton, got a phone call from a constituent whose wife was sick. The caller asked Handy what he was doing about the dangerous pollution that clouds the Salt Lake Valley every winter.

“We can’t legislate geography,” Handy said. At the time, he thought air quality wasn’t a big deal and only affected a small number of people with bad lungs.

Nearly eight years later, the state representative is embarrassed by that response...

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‘Very deep’ sinkhole impacts central Pa. traffic

A “very deep” sinkhole has opened in Lancaster County, and, now, police are urging members of the public to avoid the area.

The sinkhole opened near the southeast corner of North Third and Linden streets in Columbia Borough, according to local police.

“Please avoid the area and intersection,” police said.

Officers are out redirecting traffic away from the sinkhole to Second and Fourth streets, police said.

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Military’s secret spaceplane closer to launch as first engine revealed

The first rocket engine is ready for DARPA’s Boeing-built, hypersonic spaceplane that could launch satellites at short notice for the US government. Buzz60

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Fatal motorcycle crash claims 30-year-old Townsend man

State Troopers are still on scene of a fatal accident between a motorcycle and truck in Townsend. Suchat Pederson, The News Journal

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A 30-year-old man died Wednesday after losing control of his motorcycle and being hit by a truck on Wiggins Mill Road in Townsend, said Master Cpl. Michael Austin of Delaware State Police.

Although speed is being considered as a factor, impairment is unknown, Austin said.

The man, of Townsend, was headed north on Wiggins Mill Road, south of Rose Valley Drive, riding a Honda motorcycle, when police say he failed to make a rightward curve and crossed the centerline.

He was then separated from the motorcycle and thrown directly into the path of a Dodge truck, driven by a 26-year-old Dover man. Both came to a complete stop, police said.

The motorcycle tr...

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Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Governor Democratic Primary

Stacey Abrams won Georgia’s Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, setting her up for a general election in which she is bidding to become the nation’s first black woman elected governor.

The Associated Press declared Ms. Abrams, a former minority leader of the Georgia state House, the winner in the intraparty contest against Stacey Evans, a former state representative.

She is the first black woman to win a major party nomination for governor anywhere, according to the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University.

Ms. Abrams, in her victory speech to supporters in Atlanta, noted the historic nature of her candidacy. “I am so grateful to the thousands of you in this room and around this state and around the country who have joined me on this drive to history,” she said...

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Cottonwood Heights man raising alarm over fireworks danger

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers recently passed a law reducing the number of days fireworks are legal, but that’s not enough for one Cottonwood Heights resident whose home was severely damaged in a fire last Fourth of July.

Dave Schoeneck led a two-fold protest outside the Capitol Monday: against "negligent" Utah fireworks laws and against private landowners not taking responsibility for fire hazards on their lands. He and a handful of protesters dressed in all black and brought a coffin to display to represent the lives that could have been lost during the fire.

"We are in a desert climate and any aerial fireworks being shot off is negligent," Schoeneck said. "You’re putting people’s lives and homes in danger."

Schoeneck’s focus is on aerial fireworks.

"If they can shoot them off, and the...

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Volcano Evacuees Unsure When They’ll Return

As the number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano jumped to 26, evacuees are facing weeks, or even months, before they may be able to go home. (May 7) AP

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Printed Guest Book

"Our Beloved Pa"
On August 10, 1957 (JD) John Daniel Rogers was born. On April 23, 2014 at age 56 to his Heavenly Father he returned. He thanks all the nurses, staff, doctors, and friend Dewayne, for the 3 ½ years the cancer they detained. His parents are Donna Gwen Olson and James Marcel Rogers. He has three sisters and one brother he loves so much. In the Manti Temple Lisa Johnson became his wife, and together they will have eternal life. He graduated from the U of U and ever since has been a proud Ute. JD started as a seminary teacher, but left the job he loved to be a Real Estate Appraiser. Through hard work and patience, he earned his S.R.A. license. He worked very hard and many long days, so his beloved family would be okay...

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Thousands of Houston-area students protest gun violence with walkouts, rallies

Chanting for gun-law reform and reduced firearm violence, an estimated 2,000-plus students marched to City Hall Friday morning as part of nationwide school walkouts.

The Houston Youth Walkout, believed to be the largest local out-of-class gathering to mark the April 20 protests, attracted students from across the region for a 1.2-mile march. They joined thousands of students from Greater Houston who demonstrated at their schools Friday morning, advocating for changes to gun laws and honoring victims of gun violence.

"To see so many students from different high schools come together brought tears to my eyes," said Elena Margolin, a march organizer and senior at Houston ISD’s High School For The Performing And Visual Arts...

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