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  • Juvenile issued citation stemming from school threats
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Police in Essex, Vermont, say a juvenile has been issued a citation stemming from threats made toward the local high school. Superintendent Beth Cobb tells the Burlington Free Press that Essex High School had a heightened police presence on Wednesday after the threats were reported to school officials and law enforcement […]

  • Video shows young Kansas YMCA assault victim being hit
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Court records in the case against a Kansas man charged with sexually two girls at a YMCA child care say video shows one of the children being struck twice in the face. The Wichita Eagle reports that a police affidavit was released Wednesday in the case against 21-year-old Caleb Gaston. He’s […]

  • Liquor store owner pleads not guilty in fatal hit-and-run
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts liquor store charged with backing into and killing an 85-year-old woman with his Jeep and then driving from the scene is out on bail. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 61-year-old David Sookey, of Adams, was released on $25,000 bail Wednesday after not guilty pleas to […]

  • Senate considers giving school boards gun-banning authority
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate is considering a bill that would give school boards explicit authority to ban guns in designated safe school zones. Democratic Sen. Martha Hennessy, of Hanover, introduced the proposal Thursday as an amendment to another bill. The Senate then voted to send it to its education committee. Hennessy […]

  • Judge from New York to handle Utah real estate mogul retrial
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A veteran federal judge from New York will preside over the retrial of a Utah real estate mogul accused of heading a $100 million Ponzi scheme. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the June 4 trial of Rick Koerber has been assigned to Frederic Block, a senior judge from the U.S. […]

  • UW System President responds to shared governance concerns
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is responding to criticism from faculty and students who say he failed to consult them on the plan to merge two-year campuses with four-year universities. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Cross says system leaders had to act quickly to avoid the closure of several […]

  • Indiana VA center priority for fiscal 2019
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has ranked an Indiana building as one its highest-priority construction projects. The Journal Gazette reports that the proposed VA budget for fiscal year 2019 ranks the construction of a “West Tower” at the Fort Wayne VA Medical Center as No. 8 on its list […]

  • European soccer weekend: What to watch in main competitions
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend: ___ ENGLAND The first trophy of the season is up for grabs at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, and it’s a chance for Pep Guardiola to get his hands on silverware for the first time with Manchester City. Most Read StoriesSeattle federal prosecutor Thomas […]

  • Ex-Nebraska state trooper charged in fatal chase
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special prosecutor has filed charges against a former Nebraska state trooper at the center of a storm that rocked the State Patrol. Special prosecutor Joe Stecher charged Tim Flick on Wednesday with two misdemeanors, motor-vehicle homicide and making a false statement under oath, as well as careless driving, an infraction. […]

  • Another former employee sues Google over issues of diversity
    by The Associated Press on February 22, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity. Software developer Tim Chevalier, who is transgender, says he was fired for speaking up about online bullying he experienced at the company and complaining about discrimination, harassment and white supremacy on Google’s internal messaging system. The lawsuit comes […]