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Two college students have won $100,000 in tuition after a confusing finish in the SEC championship game’s halftime competition. Boos rained down from the fans in attendance for the game between No. 1 Georgia and No. 11 LSU when one of the two students appeared to win the Dr Pepper ball toss competition in overtime on a technicality. The winner was due to get $100,000 and the runner-up $20,000. Baylor student Reagan Whitaker and St. Augustine student Kayla Gibson exchanged leads multiple times in regulation. In overtime, they tied again, but Whitaker was declared the winner. It was announced on the broadcast in the fourth quarter of the game that Dr Pepper would gift both Whitaker and Gibson with $100,000 in tuition.

Two children and one man died in Fort Collins in what police believe involved murder and suicide. Fort Collins Police Services say a man called 911 at 10:25 a.m. Saturday to report three people were dead in a home. Responding officers found two children and a man deceased. Police believe the man is the person who called 911. Based on preliminary information, police are investigating it as a possible murder and suicide. Police say the three people knew each other and there's no indication of an ongoing threat to the public. Police say the Larimer County coroner will determine the cause and manner of death and release the identities of those who died.

A family says a coyote ambushed and injured a 2-year old girl outside her Los Angeles home in a daytime attack before it was chased off by her father. Home security video obtained by KTLA-TV shows the animal grab and drag the toddler across her lawn and sidewalk, just seconds after her father took her out of a car seat, set her down and turned back inside the vehicle to gather her toys. He heard the girl screaming on the other side of the SUV, then realized she was being attacked. He shouted and charged at the animal, causing it to release the girl and run off. The mother says the attack left the girl with scratches and bruises.

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Jim Kolbe, who represented Arizona in Congress for more than two decades, has died. A statement from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's office says Kolbe died Saturday at the age of 80. Kolbe was elected to the U.S. House in 1984, serving 11 terms before he retired. In Congress, he often was at odds with other Republicans over his support for free trade, an immigrant guest worker program and gay rights. He reluctantly announced in 1996 that he was gay but said he didn't want that to define him. Ducey called Kolbe's life and service to Arizona remarkable.

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Friday to ban the drilling of new oil and gas wells and to phase out existing ones over the next 20 years. The vote comes after more than a decade of complaints from city residents that pollution drifting from wells was affecting their health. Los Angeles was once a booming oil town, but many of its oilfields are now played out.

Los Angeles County, the nation's most populous, is getting a new sheriff. Robert Luna took a ceremonial oath of office Saturday to head the county Sheriff's Department. He promised to focus on integrity and collaboration. Luna takes charge after the turbulent single term of Alex Villanueva, which was marked by clashes with members of the county Board of Supervisors and criticism that he downplayed allegations of ganglike groups of deputies running amok within the agency. Luna was elected last month. His term officially begins Monday. With nearly 10,000 sworn deputies, LA's is the largest sheriff’s department in the country. The county is home to about 10 million people.

Two children died and two adults were injured in an overnight house fire in Salisbury, North Carolina. The Salisbury Post reported Saturday that the Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan County Emergency Services were called to a home at about 12:30 a.m. Upon arrival, flames and smoke were showing from the residence, but the fire was quickly extinguished. At the time of the fire, there were four people inside the home. Two children were deceased when found by firefighters. In addition, one firefighter was treated on scene and then taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, out of an abundance of caution.

Former U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce has been reelected as chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. Pearce garnered 55% of the vote Saturday, beating out four others vying for the post. He'll serve another two years, leading the party through the 2024 election. He acknowledged the difficulty ahead and says he sees the work as a marathon, not a sprint. The Republican Party failed to make significant gains in New Mexico's general election. The GOP lost its only congressional seat, and Democrats swept a long list of statewide races for governor, secretary of state, attorney general and state Supreme Court seats.

Residents affected by an August flood that hit a West Virginia county are frustrated that federal emergency aid is not coming. Rhonda Hudson’s Kanawha County home took on more than a foot of water when a nearby creek flooded Aug. 15. Hudson told WCHS-TV she is living out of bags and boxes and using electric heaters to stay warm. The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Kanawha County assistance on Thursday. The agency declared the county did not have enough widespread damage to be approved for a disaster declaration.

A manslaughter case against former Tucson, Arizona police Officer Ryan Remington is going back to a grand jury. A Pima County Superior Court judge agreed Friday with Remington's attorney, who argued that prosecutors had presented misleading statements to an initial panel. But Judge Danelle Liwski says she doesn't believe prosecutors did so intentionally. Remington was indicted earlier this year on a manslaughter charge in the death of a shoplifting suspect. Richard Lee Richards was riding a mobility scooter and was shot multiple times after he left a Walmart store where Remington was working security. Remington was fired earlier this year for what police said was excessive use of force.

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