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Seahawks fans set loudest stadium world record

SEATTLE, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records said the crowd at Seattle's CenturyLink Field set a world record for stadium noise during the Seahawks-49ers game Sunday.

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Man escapes jail, is busted at nearby bar

WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a man who escaped from a holding cell was found having a beer at a bar near the police station.
Holgorsen has new deal with West Virginia

Holgorsen has new deal with West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- West Virginia football Coach Dana Holgorsen has agreed to a contract extension that links him to the school through the 2017 season.

Ex-WVU Coach Bill Stewart dies at 59

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., May 21 (UPI) -- Former West Virginia football Coach Bill Stewart died of an apparent heart attack while golfing Monday, school officials said.

West Virginia coach quits amid controversy

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 10 (UPI) -- West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck announced Friday Bill Stewart had resigned as the school's football coach.

WVU's Hogan suspended after DUI arrest

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- West Virginia senior cornerback Brandon Hogan has been suspended indefinitely after a drunken driving arrest, football Coach Bill Stewart said Tuesday.

W. Virginia football under investigation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The West Virginia football program is under NCAA investigation for possible rules violations, Mountaineers Athletic Director Oliver Luck said Thursday.

Canadian manhunt for escapee ends

HAMILTON, Ontario, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A three-day search for an inmate and two men who helped him escape from a hospital visit in Hamilton, Ontario, ended based on a citizen's tip, police said.

Deadly apartment fire puzzles fire chief

TORONTO, March 25 (UPI) -- Toronto's fire chief says it doesn't make sense that four people didn't flee a high-rise fire that killed two of them and left two others in critical condition.

Fourth suspect in attic beating charged

HAMILTON, Ontario, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Police in the Canadian city of Hamilton say they have charged a fourth suspect in the case of a mentally disabled man who was tortured in an area attic.

Man tortured in attic for weeks found

HAMILTON, Ontario, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Canadian police in Hamilton, Ontario, have charged three people in the near-fatal beating of a man found in an attic where he had been kept for weeks.

WVU coach signs long contract

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- West Virginia University signed football coach Bill Stewart to a six-year contract Friday worth $800,000 each year.
Report: Four WVU players face charges

Report: Four WVU players face charges

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., March 14 (UPI) -- Four West Virginia University football players face battery charges stemming from a recent fight outside a Morgantown, W.Va., bar, a report said Friday.

Report: 3 WVU football players dismissed

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- West Virginia football Coach Bill Stewart Thursday dismissed three players who face criminal charges, a report said.

British TV star slashes wrists on set

LONDON , Jan. 9 (UPI) -- British actor Jeff Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday night after reportedly slashing his wrists upon learning he was being let go from the TV show, "The Bill."
Bill Stewart named West Virginia coach

Bill Stewart named West Virginia coach

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Bill Stewart, who guided West Virginia to a resounding Fiesta Bowl victory, was installed as the next head football coach for the Mountaineers.

COL FB: West Virginia 48, Oklahoma 28

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Game-breaking, third-quarter scores by Noel Devine and Darius Reynaud Wednesday boosted West Virginia to a 48-28 win over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.

Wildfire may threaten Calif. mountain

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Californians living near Lake Williams in the San Bernardino Mountains have been told to be ready to evacuate if a nearby wildfire spreads in their direction.

Toronto subway to be closed for days

TORONTO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Toronto officials warned Friday that Canada's largest city will likely be without its subway system throughout the weekend.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Zutty Singleton was born this day in 1898 in Bunkie, La. While he played in several of the important early New Orleans jazz bands, Singleton was best known through his late 1920s record with Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Barney Bigard.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bassist and composer Charles Mingus was born this day in 1922 in Nogales, Ariz. He was one of the great conceptualists in jazz, and also had a penchant for exotic names for his complex compositions.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Johnny St. Cyr, a banjo player with Louis Armstrong and Joe King Oliver, was born this day in New Orleans in 1890.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Bennie Green was born this day in 1923 in Chicago. He was only 19 when he joined the Earl Hines band in 1942, playing alongside Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is April 15.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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