News from across the USA
ALABAMA Anniston: The city dedicated a memorial for fallen firefighters Tuesday at Centennial Park as part of a Sept. 11 commemoration.
ALASKA Kodiak: The city’s average rent dropped from $1,433 to $1,370 this year but remains state’s highest.
ARIZONA Phoenix: Authorities say Jon Christopher Clark, 23, charged with murder in his ex-girlfriend’s death, used cellphones to try to make it seem like she was still alive.
ARKANSAS Little Rock: Karl Benson, commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference, says an Atlanta search firm will look for his successor.
CALIFORNIA Aliso Viejo: Santa Ana High School’s principal says posters such as “Trump 2020” and “We love White” greeted his predominantly Latino students at their football game last week against Aliso Niguel.
COLORADO Durango: A group of residents and businesses have sued a train, accusing it of starting a wildfire that scorched about 85 square miles of mostly federal land.
CONNECTICUT New Haven: Home furnishings company Ikea hopes to repurpose a building designed by Marcel Breuer into a 165-room hotel.
DELAWARE New Castle: State officials report a record 39 deaths from suspected drug overdoses in August.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Dogs and cats from Norfolk, Virginia, made it to the Humane Rescue Alliance ahead of Hurricane Florence, WTOP reports.
FLORIDA Tallahassee: Gov. Rick Scott moved ahead with plans to replace three state Supreme Court justices amid questions about who should appoint replacements.
GEORGIA Atlanta: John Selden, the deputy general manager of John F. Kennedy Airport, is the new general manager of Atlanta’s airport.
HAWAII Kailua-Kona: A reward for information leading authorities to the person responsible for shooting three cats with arrows on the Big Island has risen to $8,250.
IDAHO Boise: Illya Tsar, a trucker who authorities say caused a June 16 crash that killed him and three Idaho airmen, had more than 20 traffic violations in several states.
ILLINOIS Oakwood: Vistra Energy is looking to wall off the Vermilion River with rocks instead of removing toxic waste in the water.
INDIANA Indianapolis: Six Indiana communities will be selected to host a Smithsonian Institution exhibit “Crossroads: Change Comes to Rural America” in 2019 and 2020.
IOWA Des Moines: GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democrat Fred Hubbell will hold three debates on TV.
KANSAS Wichita: The city will spend up to $81 million to build a park for a Triple-A baseball team.
KENTUCKY Winchester: The Red River Gorge will host Living Archaeology Weekend beginning Sept. 22.
LOUISIANA Baton Rouge: Six coastal parishes will share more than $41 million for projects aimed at fortifying communities against rising seas.
MAINE Portland: The Maine Department of Marine Resources is receiving four awards from the National Marine Fisheries Service.
MARYLAND Annapolis: Maryland will drop its standardized test.
MASSACHUSETTS Beverly: Police say a school bus driver who left a 5-year-old boy alone on a bus for several hours may face charges.
MICHIGAN Detroit: The historic James Scott Memorial Fountain on Belle Isle will get $400,000 in upgrades.
MINNESOTA St. Paul: University of St. Thomas athletic director Steve Fritz will retire in the spring after 52 years with the school.
MISSISSIPPI Jackson: A marker for late author Eudora Welty was the first to be dedicated in what is to become a statewide writers trail. MISSOURI Jefferson City: State flags will be flown at half-staff to honor Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts, who drowned in a flood.
MONTANA Helena: State lawmakers will consider giving themselves a 69 percent pay raise in January.
NEBRASKA Bellevue: The owner of an apartment complex will pay more than $76,500 for illegally charging service members for broken leases after military transfers.
NEVADA West Wendover: A Utah woman, 75, apparently drove the wrong way on Interstate 80 for nearly 20 miles before hitting an oncoming car, killing both drivers.
NEW HAMPSHIRE Dover: A priest caught a man stealing money and gift cards from St. Joseph’s Church and Rectory.
NEW JERSEY Minotola: Dr. J.P. Cleary and Collings Lakes elementary schools will be closed for a few weeks each because of mold.
NEW MEXICO Portales: Fall enrollment at Eastern New Mexico University topped 6,015, the secondhighest in its 84-year history.
NEW YORK New York: Four scientists won $250,000 awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.
NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte: A motorcyclist is suing the federal government, alleging negligence after he hit a bump on the Blue Ridge Parkway and crashed.
NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck: Bismarck State College is using a nearly $100,000 federal grant to train nurses at rural medical centers.
OHIO Columbus: The city has issued an emergency order banning electric scooters from sidewalks.
OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City: Collections to the state’s main state operating fund exceeded the estimate by nearly 7 percent in August.
OREGON Portland: Authorities say a female hiker whose body was recovered this week was likely killed by PENNSYLVANIA a cougar. Philadelphia: A worker hot oil at was customers charged during after she an threw argument at a Checkers drive-thru.
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SOUTH Two CAROLINA companies North bid on Charleston: the former Charleston Naval Hospital, but officials won’t release the bid totals.
SOUTH DAKOTA Rosebud: The Rosebud Indian Health Service hospital must improve in six areas by Nov. 5.
TENNESSEE Nashville: A power outage didn’t stop comedian Aziz Ansari from finishing his stand-up set at Zanies via candlelight and flashlight.
TEXAS Wichita Falls: Two Air Force pilots were hurt after ejecting when their training aircraft veered off a runway at Sheppard Air Force Base.
UTAH Ogden: The city’s only licensed cab company has closed.
VERMONT Bennington: Bennington College will auction off five works of art to help fund its new Art for Access scholarship program.
VIRGINIA Richmond: The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit against a judge who ordered a deputy to shock a defendant, citing “judicial immunity.”
WASHINGTON Tacoma: The state says a Tacoma towing company illegally sold the impounded car belonging to a serviceman.
WEST VIRGINIA Charleston: The local health department has no plans to restart a needle exchange program.
WISCONSIN Madison: Receding floodwaters and warm temperatures has created a resurgence of bacterial algae blooms on the city’s lakes.
WYOMING Cody: A Minnesota man was severely injured by a bear while hiking in the Beartooth Mountains.