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Louisiana closer to removing Confederate-themed holidays
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Two Confederate holidays would be erased from Louisiana law under legislation approved 4-2 on Tuesday by a state Senate committee. The House-passed bill by Rep. Matthew Willard, a New Orleans Democrat, goes next to the full Senate. Neither Confederate Memorial…
DOJ: Vancouver police to improve services for deaf people
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The police department in Vancouver, Washington, has agreed to improve services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing as part of a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. Federal authorities got involved after receiving a complaint from a…
OCCK Transportation will be closed on Memorial Day
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Ohio woman sentenced to life in 1993 death of newborn
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An Ohio woman who dumped the body of her newborn son in woods after giving birth in 1993 has been sentenced to life in prison with possible parole in 15 years. A jury convicted 51-year-old Gail Eastwood Ritchey of murder…
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UW-Dairy Policy Analysis reports
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The University of Wisconsin-Center for Dairy Profitability develops and delivers effective interdisciplinary education and applied research to dairy farms and dairy-industry service providers resulting in sustainable profitable decisions, and a healthy and progressive dairy industry. Industry reports and tools are…
Kid’s Cafe Summer 2022 begins next week
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106th season of City Band to begin June 8
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Man charged with threatening to kill judge, attorneys
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Federal prosecutors say a former Chittenden County man has been arraigned on charges accusing him of threatening to kill a state court judge, a defense attorney, and a state prosecutor and to sexually assault the prosecutor. The 35-year-old man pleaded…
WQC’s Wheat tour estimates 261 million bushel Kansas crop, 39.7 yield
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The 2022 Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas wrapped up on May 19. During the three days of wheat scouting, tour participants traveled six routes from Manhattan to Colby to Wichita and back to Manhattan. This year's…
Idaho woman gets 2 months jail for U.S. Capitol riot actions
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An Idaho woman was sentenced Tuesday to two months in jail for her participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 siege of the U.S. Capitol building. Pam Hemphill of Boise will also be on probation for three years and must pay…
Suspect sought after shooting involving Los Angeles deputies
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Authorities are searching for a suspect after a shooting involving sheriff’s deputies in East Los Angeles. The LA County Fire Department says paramedics dispatched on a shots-fired call shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday transported one person to a hospital in…
After killer's reversal, motion for quick execution tossed
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Mississippi's Supreme Court has formally ended a convicted killer's effort to get his pending execution scheduled quickly. Blayde Nathaniel Grayson had filed a handwritten letter to the high court in December requesting that his execution be set immediately. Days later,…
Defendant's DNA not on tested items in beheading case
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A state criminalist has testified that investigators didn’t find a DNA profile for the man accused of killing his wife’s co-worker on items recovered in the case. Armando Barron’s profile didn’t turn up, but testing did find a DNA profile…
WVa mine where worker died did not follow safety procedures
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A federal coal mine regulator says a West Virginia underground operator did not follow proper safety procedures prior to the death of a maintenance worker. The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued a final report in the death of Brian…
Pope offers solidarity to Gaylord, Michigan, after tornado
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Pope Francis is offering his condolences and solidarity to the people of Gaylord, Michigan following a deadly tornado. The Vatican on Tuesday released a telegram signed by the Vatican secretary of state addressed to Gaylord Bishop Jeffrey Walsh. It said…
2 sent to prison for roles in drug trafficking scheme
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Two Rhode Island men have been sent to prison for their roles in a drug trafficking organization that shipped or tried to ship an estimated 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of cocaine to the state through the postal service. Federal prosecutors…
2 wildfires in southern, western Colorado fully contained
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Two wildfires burning in southern and western Colorado have been fully contained. Authorities say a fire that burned over 1,500 acres near the former mining town of Cripple Creek was fully contained Tuesday. To the west, the spread of a…
Hearing on damages owed by ex-cop who killed mother of 4
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A hearing is scheduled Thursday in federal court to decide what a former Mississippi police officer must pay to the four children of a woman he shot in the head as she slept. The Daily Journal reports that Senior Judge…
Intermediate court setting up 5 satellite offices
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The West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals has begun setting up its satellite offices and chosen a chief judge. The Charleston Gazette-Mail cited a statement from the West Virginia Supreme Court in reporting that the court will be headquartered in…
Deputies in rural Louisiana parish to get body cameras
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Deputies in a rural Louisiana parish are getting body cameras in an effort, the sheriff hopes, will help increase transparency. Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said residents will begin seeing deputies with the cameras in use as early as this…
3 children, all younger than 6, die in central Oklahoma fire
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Authorities say three children, each younger than 6, died in a fire in central Oklahoma. Their names have not been released. The fire began Sunday in a shed outside a home in Crescent and eventually spread to the home, about…
1 arrested, 1 missing after Seattle bridge crash
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Authorities searched for a missing driver after a two-car rollover collision on Seattle’s Ship Canal Bridge. Washington State Patrol Trooper Rich Allen said it was unknown whether the missing driver was ejected into the water or walked off. The Seattle…
Lower Brule tribe sues Lyman County over redistricting plan
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The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is suing Lyman County in federal court for delaying a redistricting plan that would ensure the timely election of tribal candidates to the County Commission. The tribe says the delay prevents them from electing two…
Alaska road cut off by massive landslide to reopen Friday
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Officials this week intend to reopen a road that has been closed for more than two weeks following a landslide that cut off access to the city of Seward from a smaller community. Emergency management officials say the road is…