Champions: Cougars win first-ever state title

Central Noble earns their first ever state title in girls basketball as they beat Winchester in the Class 2A State Championship down at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia

Army vet with AR-15 stands guard outside North Side HS

Mark Cowan, an Army veteran, was moved to do something following the Florida school shooting and threats closer to home. He stands armed with a handgun and AR-15 off of school grounds, but close enough to keep an eye on people going in and out of the high school.

3 killed in head-on collision in Ohio

Authorities say a woman driving the wrong way on a northeast Ohio interstate connector collided head-on with a semitrailer, killing her two young children and her brother.

ALLEN G. BREED , AP National Writer

Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist’s beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state’s largest city.

Fla. sheriff says only 1 deputy was on scene during shooting

The Florida sheriff whose department responded to this month’s high school massacre defended his leadership Sunday while insisting that only one of his deputies was on the scene as the gunman killed 14 students and three staff members.