UMaine Running Back Charged with Assault 

A freshman running back from the University of Maine is accused of punching two women after exchanging words at a party in Orono.According to Sgt. Josh Ewing of the Orono Police Department, 18-year-old David Hood of Galloway, New Jersey, was charged Tuesday with two counts of assault after an investigation into a weekend incident.Police say Hood and a group of friends exchanged words with the women. The women reported being punched after a second confrontation outside when they were leaving.A University of Maine spokesman says Hood has been suspended from the team.