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Police commissioner asked to quit over Obama slur

Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland listens Thursday May 15, 2014 in Wolfeboro, N.H. as town residents ask for his resignation after being overheard calling President Barack Obama the N-word at a restaurant. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert...

On Deck: Championship Friday

There’s a big day of Friday local sports on tap for today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you today here at The Courier. It’s championship Saturday for area track and field teams as championships will be conducted by five area conferences. Courier writers Ted...
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Penguins fire general manager Ray Shero

FILE – In this April 12, 2012, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero talks with reporters as the NHL hockey team cleared out their locker room at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Penguins have fired Shero on Friday, May 16, 2014, while the...
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4 dead, 4 hurt in eastern Utah rollover on I-70

This image provided by the Utah Highway Patrol shows the scene of a car crash where authorities say four people died and four were injured in a van rollover crash Friday, May 16, 2014 on Interstate 70, about 30 miles west of the Colorado border. Police are investigating whether...

Ellis named coach of US women’s national team

Jill Ellis has been named the U.S. national team coach in the run-up to the women’s World Cup next year in Canada. Ellis has been the interim coach since Tom Sermanni was surprisingly dismissed in early April after an exhibition victory against China. It was Ellis’...

OHSAA competitive balance plan approved

The fourth time was a charm for the Ohio High School Athletic Association in its quest for a competitive balance plan. The OHSAA announced that their latest attempt to even the athletic playing field for the state’s 823 member schools passed during the organization’s spring...
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Manziel texts Browns he wants to ‘wreck’ league

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, from Texas A&M, answers questions at his introductory news conference at the NFL football team’s facility in Berea, Ohio Friday, May 9, 2014. The Browns selected Manziel 22nd overall in the first round in Thursday’s NFL...
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Phelps pulls off morning double, now cutting back

Michael Phelps prepares to swim in a 200-meter freestyle, preliminary event at the Arena Grand Prix swim meet in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Michael Phelps prepares to swim in a 200-meter freestyle, preliminary event at the Arena Grand Prix swim...
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AP source: Penguins fire coach Dan Bylsma

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Chris Kunitz (14), Sidney Crosby (87), and James Neal (18) sit on the bench in front of coach Dan Bylsma, left rear, and assistant coach Jacques Martinin during the third period of Game 7 of a second-round NHL playoff hockey series against the New York...