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10/21/2014 10:01:07 AM
Rochelle Township High School Superintendent Jamie Craven Enrollment increased by 35 students this fall at Rochelle Township High School as the numbers were talked about last night during the board meeting. This fall, 957 students attend RTHS. With a big 8th grade class to feed into RTHS next year, the enrollment figure will be over 1,000 students for a couple of years. Superintendent Jamie Cra...read more

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File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


NFL: Preseason-Baltimore Ravens at Dallas Cowboys(Reuters) - The hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension by the National Football League for domestic violence has tentatively been set for Nov. 5 and 6, sources close to the situation told Reuters on Tuesday. Rice was originally suspended for two games for knocking out his then-fiancee at a New Jersey casino in February. When video later emerged of the altercation, he was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL. The union contends that Rice was punished twice for the same offense. ...


Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, will sit on the sidelines for the beginning of the season after getting surgery for a fracture in his right footOklahoma City (AFP) - Four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, last season's NBA Most Valuable Player, was upbeat Tuesday as he discussed starting the season on the sidelines.


NCAA Football: South Dakota State at MissouriBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam, who hopes to become the first openly gay athlete to play in a regular-season National Football League game, was released on Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys. Sam, who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man practice squad and never made it to the 53-man roster. He thanked Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for the chance. "I want to thank the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for this opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, and fans for their support," Sam said via Twitter. ...


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Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign reading "Stop the Flights" as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in WashingtonBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. The restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and were set to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. ...


By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported earlier this week that one of the girls told German authorities they were en route to Turkey, which has been considered a principal transit route for foreigners looking to fight with Islamic militants in Syria. U.S. officials declined to say if they suspected a link between the girls and militants in the region. ...

Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photoBy Roberta Rampton and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said on Tuesday. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States welcomed the move, but pressed Pyongyang to free the two remaining Americans. "While this is a positive decision ... ...


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