ALABAMA Tarrant: Police say Cynthia Kay Lord took a BMW and several other cars for test drives and never returned them to the dealerships.
ALASKA Homer: Kenai Peninsula Borough’s policy on assembly meeting prayer violates the state constitution, a court has ruled.
ARIZONA Phoenix: A Tempe man was sentenced to 41⁄2 years in prison for using dead people’s credit cards.
ARKANSAS Little Rock: Editor and TV columnist Michael Storey, known for a humor column featuring a cat, died at his home. He was 69.
CALIFORNIA Sacramento: Secretary of State Alex Padilla says he doesn’t yet know if any of the roughly 1,500 people mistakenly registered to vote cast ballots in June.
COLORADO Longmont: United Power hopes a large Tesla battery plant being installed in northern Colorado will save it up to $1 million a year.
CONNECTICUT New Haven: A city firefighter is on paid administrative leave after colleagues found him unresponsive in a station.
DELAWARE Dover: The Board of Pardons will hear a commutation request from a man serving 35 years for a murder committed when he was 17.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A former aide to the mayor will pay $3,000 to settle allegations that she used government staff as babysitters.
FLORIDA Gainesville: Jurors awarded $25 million to the parents of a University of Florida student who was killed by a garbage truck.
GEORGIA Fayetteville: The director of Fayette County’s 911 center quit amid allegations of abusive behavior.
HAWAII Honolulu: A hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals made what the director called a “bazillion” butt-dialed calls when a gecko perched on a phone.
IDAHO Lewiston: Two newspaper carriers said they were shot at while delivering papers early Monday.
ILLINOIS Waukegan: A 4-foot-long caiman dumped into Lake Michigan with its mouth held closed by rubber bands has been rescued.
INDIANA South Bend: Janice Cervelli abruptly quit after two years as president of St. Mary’s College.
IOWA Des Moines: The city’s panhandling law has been repealed.
KANSAS Wichita: A middle school asked parents to be sure their children aren’t bringing “happy crack” – Kool-Aid mixed with sugar or crushed Smarties – to school.
KENTUCKY Williamstown: A medieval knight re-enactor died after he impaled himself with his lance during a performance.
LOUISIANA Monroe: A man who called 911 to report an ax attack was found unhurt and with meth that he says was planted by a ghost.
MAINE Augusta: Almost half of Maine’s homicides are caused by domestic violence, the state says.
MARYLAND Baltimore: Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle won’t seek the post permanently.
MASSACHUSETTS Middleton: Officials at the Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School are looking for a shorter nickname to use in everyday conversation.
MICHIGAN Detroit: A Detroit man whose murder conviction was erased after he served 15 years in prison has filed a $75 million lawsuit against police.
MINNESOTA Rosemount: A teacher resigned after a message allegedly appeared on her Twitter account suggesting someone should assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
MISSISSIPPI De Kalb: Commercial kitchen equipment maker Nokomis is expanding and will add 12 jobs.
MISSOURI Springfield: A former state trooper was given seven years in federal prison without parole for taking and transmitting sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old.
MONTANA Butte: Montana Tech chancellor Don Blackketter will retire at the end of the school year.
NEBRASKA Omaha: The Omaha World-Herald’s reporters and editors have voted to form a union.
NEVADA Las Vegas: Tight races for governor and the U.S. Senate have pushed a record number of Nevadans to register to vote.
NEW HAMPSHIRE Claremont: The school board is considering hiring a collection agency to manage $32,000 in unpaid lunch bills.
NEW JERSEY Mantoloking: The state is working on a plan to better protect its coast and inland waterways from sea level rise and storms.
NEW MEXICO Santa Fe: Spending has accelerated in the governor’s race, with Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham raising substantially more than Republican Steve Pearce.
NEW YORK New York: Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people with his truck want the death penalty ruled out because President Donald Trump was “uninformed and full of rage” when he urged it.
NORTH CAROLINA Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina system is changing the way it hires chancellors to require confidentiality and no public disclosure of candidates.
NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck: The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower-court ruling that means the state can continue to require voters to provide a street address.
OHIO Cleveland: The Navy has designated a new ship as the USS Cleveland.
OKLAHOMA Tulsa: The state Medical Marijuana Authority has received nearly 600 applications for dispensaries.
OREGON Portland: A woman who says a Fred Meyer store failed to remove a camera aimed into a dressing room has sued the chain.
PENNSYLVANIA Allentown: Seventy-one
beagles were removed from a cramped house where officials say a woman bred them without a license before she died last month.
RHODE ISLAND Providence: A federal mediator was unable Tuesday to resolve a school bus drivers strike.
SOUTH CAROLINA York: Police are searching for Diondra C. Love, a probate court judge candidate accused of punching her husband in the eye.
SOUTH DAKOTA Sioux Falls: TCF Bank is closing its operations center in Sioux Falls, affecting 145 workers.
TENNESSEE Nashville: The state has denied a request by killer Edmund Zagorski to use the electric chair when it executes him Thursday.
TEXAS Austin: State Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller backs the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ latest bid to sell specialty license plates.
UTAH Salt Lake City: The president of the Mormon church has reiterated that he wants everyone to use the faith’s full name, saying nicknames are “a major victory for Satan.”
VERMONT Montpelier: The Vermont Supreme Court will soon hear cases at Proctor Junior Senior High School.
VIRGINIA Lexington: Washington and Lee University will replace some portraits of George Washington and Robert E. Lee in uniform with ones showing them in civilian clothing.
WASHINGTON Spokane: The city is spending $450,000 to attract people and businesses to move from Seattle.
WEST VIRGINIA Charleston: West Virginia will tax most internet retail sales starting Jan. 1.
WISCONSIN Appleton: Manishkumar Patel, 45, was sentenced to 22 years in prison after being convicted of spiking his pregnant girlfriend’s drink with an abortion-inducing drug.
WYOMING Powell: A woman faces charges after prosecutors say she mistakenly texted a police officer in her search for methamphetamine.