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ALABAMA Huntsville: Though much of the na­tion stopped spank­ing chil­dren, prin­ci­pals in the state con­tinue to boast one of the high­est bat­ting per­cent­ages, pad­dling one child every four min­utes, AL.com re­ported. In pub­lic schools, nearly 19,000 stu­dents were pad­dled in the 2013-14 school year, ac­cord­ing to data from the U.S. Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion’s Of­fice for Civil Rights. ALASKA Juneau: Po­lice ar­rested a 23-year-old man ac­cused of break­ing a store win­dow to gain en­try while night­time stock­ers were still in­side, the Juneau Em

pire re­ported. ARI­ZONA Glen­dale: The Glen­dale Ele­men­tary School Dis­trict tem­po­rar­ily closed Chal­lenger Mid­dle School and Land­mark School af­ter find­ing that both cam­puses needed struc­tural re­pairs to be safe to oc­cupy. Classes at the schools were can­celed through Wed­nes­day as the dis­trict worked to ac­com­mo­date the 1,450 dis­placed stu­dents. ARKANSAS Lit­tle Rock: Af­ter al­legedly steal­ing gro­ceries from a Kroger store, a man punched a store em­ployee when asked for a re­ceipt, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port cited by ArkansasOn­line. CAL­I­FOR­NIA Los An­ge­les: Nearly 3,000 flags planted around Oc­ci­den­tal Col­lege to re­mem­ber the vic­tims of the 9/11 ter­ror­ist at­tacks were trashed and crushed, the Los An­ge­les Times re­ported. COLORADO Long­mont: The body of a man that was found near the top of Mc­Clure Pass in Pitkin County was iden­ti­fied as that of a teacher at Longs Peak Mid­dle School. The Daily Times

Call re­ported that the body of Matthew Barz, 49, was found near the top of the pass. CON­NECTI­CUT Bridge­port: Jimmy Ortega, 46, claimed he was caught in the cross­fire of a gang shoot­ing, the Con­necti­cut

Post re­ported. But po­lice said he made up the story to cover up that he had ac­ci­den­tally shot him­self. DELAWARE Wilm­ing­ton: Nearly a year af­ter Gov. Markell de­clared his sup­port for Pres­i­dent Obama’s de­ci­sion to pro­vide asy­lum for Syr­ian refugees, Delaware has yet to set­tle any of the tens of thou­sands of refugees who have ar­rived in the coun­try. Delaware and Wy­oming are the only states that have not set­tled any refugees since Oct. 1. DIS­TRICT OF COLUMBIA: Joseph Ca­puto, who draped him­self in the Amer­i­can flag and jumped over the White House fence on Thanks­giv­ing Day last year, pleaded guilty to know­ingly en­ter­ing a re­stricted build­ing or grounds. FLORIDA Lake­land: Three stu­dents were in­jured when the school bus they were rid­ing on col­lided with a pickup truck, po­lice said. GE­OR­GIA Gwin­nett: Judge Tom Davis sen­tenced James Allen Propes, 24, an HIV-pos­i­tive man who used Craigslist to ar­range sex­ual en­coun­ters with at least two women with­out re­veal­ing his di­ag­no­sis. Propes will spend the next decade in prison, ac­cord­ing to The At­lanta Jour­nal-Con­sti­tu­tion. HAWAII Li­hue: Af­ter nearly two decades of con­struc­tion, a replica Poly­ne­sian voy­ag­ing ca­noe has set sail from Kauai. The Nama­hoe launched Sun­day, mark­ing what is be­lieved to be the first Hawai­ian voy­ag­ing ca­noe to set sail from the is­land in about five cen­turies, The Honolulu Star

Ad­ver­tiser re­ported. IDAHO Sun Val­ley: A hiker walked away with only bro­ken bones af­ter fall­ing 60 feet. KTVBTV re­ported that Avery Shawler was hik­ing Devil’s Bed­stead East on La­bor Day when she be­came trapped due to the shift­ing sun and icy con­di­tions. ILLI­NOIS Chicago: Col­lec­tor John Rogers was charged in an al­leged $10 mil­lion scheme to de­fraud and mis­lead in­vestors in­volv­ing sports mem­o­ra­bilia, in­clud­ing us­ing a phony Heis­man Tro­phy as col­lat­eral on a loan, the

Chicago Tri­bune re­ported. IN­DI­ANA South Bend: Author­i­ties said a 54-year-old woman has died af­ter she was elec­tro­cuted in her flooded St. Joseph County home. IOWA Dubuque: Jim Krueger, owner of the crum­bling Dubuque Malt­ing and Brew­ing build­ing, said a de­vel­oper of­fered to buy the 120-year-old land­mark and trans­form it into apart­ments. Keith Wig­gins, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the de­vel­oper, said a litany of con­tin­gen­cies must be met be­fore the deal is done, the Tele­graph

Her­ald re­ported. KANSAS Olathe: A 38-year-old man was charged in the death of a John­son County Sher­iff ’s deputy who died when a pickup truck plowed into his stopped pa­trol car, The Kansas City Star re­ported. KEN­TUCKY Frank­fort: A judge or­dered a halt to the planned de­mo­li­tion of a build­ing that once housed the YMCA, the State

Jour­nal re­ported. LOUISIANA New Or­leans: Lawrence Brooks was born in 1909, a few years af­ter the air­plane was in­vented. Dur­ing World War II, he flew in a two-en­gine C-47 trans­port plane. A C-47 hung above Brooks as he cel­e­brated his 107th birth­day at the Na­tional World War II Mu­seum, The

Times-Picayune re­ported. MAINE Port­land: The to­tal num­ber of stu­dents en­rolled this fall in schools be­long­ing to the Univer­sity of Maine sys­tem de­creased from last year, the Port

land Press Her­ald re­ported. Just two of the sys­tem’s cam­puses — Orono and Fort Kent — re­ported en­roll­ment in­creases over the past year. MARY­LAND Bal­ti­more: The Coast Guard Cut­ter Ea­gle tall ship is sched­uled to ar­rive at the In­ner Har­bor for two days this week­end. It will be open for pub­lic tours be­gin­ning Sun­day. MAS­SACHUSETTS Spring­field: Flames ripped through a du­plex for the se­cond time in two days this past week­end, caus­ing about $20,000 in dam­age to the struc­ture, The Repub­li­can re­ported. MICHI­GAN Flint: Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a sus­pected breakin at the mayor’s of­fice in City Hall. The city said in a state­ment that the break-in was dis­cov­ered Mon­day af­ter­noon while Mayor Karen Weaver and her staff were at the of­fice. MIN­NESOTA St. Paul: For the first time, state res­i­dents can start cast­ing ab­sen­tee bal­lots in this year’s gen­eral elec­tion on Sept. 23 with­out pro­vid­ing an ex­cuse for why they can’t get to a polling place, MPR News re­ported. MIS­SIS­SIPPI Jack­son: Eli and Abby Man­ning made a per­sonal pledge of $1 mil­lion to the Chil­dren’s of Mis­sis­sippi $100 mil­lion cap­i­tal cam­paign, The Clar­ion

Ledger re­ported. MIS­SOURI Kansas City: A 29year-old man was charged in a shoot­ing that in­jured seven peo­ple in the West­port en­ter­tain­ment dis­trict. MON­TANA Butte: Author­i­ties res­cued a hiker who com­plained of be­ing cold while stranded in the Madi­son Range near Boze­man. The Mon­tana Stan­dard re­ported that Gal­latin County Sher­iff Brian Gootkin said the hiker was res­cued from the range’s Chilled Lakes area. NE­BRASKA Ral­ston: Chief Ron­ald Mur­taugh found a card and check for $10,000 at the Ral­ston Po­lice Depart­ment on Sept. 11, the Om­aha World-Her­ald re­ported. The anony­mous note said “I have known that I am well pro­tected all these years liv­ing in Ral­ston. Thanks for all you do for our com­mu­nity.” NE­VADA Car­son City: The home where the state’s eighth gov­er­nor once lived is up for sale af­ter the com­ple­tion of a twoyear restora­tion project. The home’s owner, Jim War­ren, said the house is 151 years old and was pur­chased by Gov. John Jones in 1888, The Ne­vada Ap­peal re­ported. NEW HAMP­SHIRE Con­cord: No in­juries were re­ported af­ter a driver plowed through the front of a home off Ridge Road, WMUR-TV re­ported. NEW JER­SEY Trenton: Erik Van­der­beck, 49, was con­victed of pos­ing as a teenager on­line to NEW MEX­ICO Hobbs: The Univer­sity of the South­west looks at record-set­ting en­roll­ment this fall, the Hobbs News-Sun re­ported. En­roll­ment at the pri­vate, Chris­tian lib­eral arts school was 429 last week. Last year, the school had 343 stu­dents. NEW YORK Albany: New York is re­open­ing the win­dow for work­ers and vol­un­teers seek­ing lost wages and med­i­cal ben­e­fits from their in­volve­ment in the res­cue, re­cov­ery and cleanup at the World Trade Cen­ter af­ter the Sept. 11, 2001, ter­ror­ist at­tacks. The new law ex­tends the claims fil­ing dead­line un­til Sept. 11, 2018. It lapsed two years ago.

NORTH CAROLINA Greens

boro: Rhi­an­non Gid­dens won the Steve Martin Prize for Ex­cel­lence in Banjo and Blue­grass — the first woman and African Amer­i­can to do so, The News & Ob­server re­ported. NORTH DAKOTA Bis

marck: The Pub­lic Li­brary is cre­at­ing an area just for teenagers. The Bismarck

Tri­bune re­ported the space is likely to be com­pleted by the end of the year. OHIO Cleve­land: The City Coun­cil elected to let vot­ers de­cide whether to in­crease the city’s min­i­mum wage. The pro­posal would raise the min­i­mum wage to $12 an hour be­gin­ning in Jan­uary 2018. OK­LA­HOMA Ok­la­homa City: State and fed­eral reg­u­la­tors say 32 dis­posal wells in north­east­ern Ok­la­homa must shut down be­cause they are too near a newly dis­cov­ered fault line that pro­duced a mag­ni­tude-5.8 quake at Pawnee on Sept. 3, the state’s strong­est earth­quake on record. ORE­GON McMin­nville: Or­ganic Val­ley, the USA’s largest or­ganic dairy co­op­er­a­tive, an­nounced it is buy­ing Farm­ers Cream­ery Co­op­er­a­tive. Or­ganic Val­ley rep­re­sents more than 1,800 farm­ers in 36 states and has 72 co-op mem­bers in Ore­gon and Wash- in­g­ton, the Cap­i­tal Press re­ported. PENN­SYL­VA­NIA Philadel­phia: Thomas Jef­fer­son Univer­sity and Philadel­phia Univer­sity agreed to merge. The deal is likely to be fi­nal­ized by the end of the aca­demic year. RHODE IS­LAND Paw­tucket: The city was awarded $5.6 mil­lion in fed­eral grants for bus fa­cil­ity up­grades and ser­vice im­prove­ments. SOUTH CAROLINA Sumter: A joy ride ended safely for a 2-yearold boy who was found driv­ing down the street in the mid­dle of the night in a bat­tery-pow­ered toy car. Deputies fol­lowed the tracks of the toy car back to the tod­dler’s house and in­formed his sur­prised par­ents. SOUTH DAKOTA Aberdeen: The state Supreme Court will be­gin its Oc­to­ber court term at North­ern State Univer­sity. The high court is sched­uled to hear oral ar­gu­ments Oct. 3-5 at the school’s John­son Fine Arts Cen­ter. TEN­NESSEE Nashville: A new state law al­lows au­tho­rized phar­ma­cists to dis­pense an over­dose an­ti­dote. Ten­nessee Health Com­mis­sioner John Dreyzehner said that ad­min­is­ter­ing the drug known as nalox­one can re­verse opi­oid ef­fects and pre­vent death in many cases. TEXAS Austin: An 18-year-old man was ar­rested af­ter a se­cu­rity guard was in­jured in a shoot­ing at a Univer­sity of Texas fra­ter­nity house. Daniel Hamil­ton Magee, who isn’t a UT stu­dent, was charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault. UTAH Par­adise: A 10-year-old girl died in a util­ity ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent. Ac­cord­ing to the Cache County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice, the girl was rid­ing in the UTV with her 13-year-old brother when he drove off the road­way and hit a large trash can. VER­MONT Colch­ester: The Mc­Clure Miller VNA Respite House, a 21-room, $8.6 mil­lion end-of-life res­i­dence opened Mon­day, nearly dou­bling the ca­pac­ity of the fa­cil­ity it re­places in Wil­lis­ton, Burling­ton Free

Press re­ported. VIR­GINIA Richmond: Jor­dan Bow­man, 18, a Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth Univer­sity stu­dent, died af­ter fall­ing from a win­dow on the 13th floor of an apart­ment build­ing, the Richmond TimesDis­patch re­ported.

WASHINGTON Port Town

send: Port Townsend Pa­per said it is con­vert­ing its main fos­sil fuel source from oil to com­pressed nat­u­ral gas to cut green­house gas emis­sions and boost ef­fi­ciency.

The Penin­sula Daily News re­ported that the com­pany com­pleted the first of three stages in July when it con­verted the plant’s pack­age boiler to nat­u­ral gas. WEST VIR­GINIA Charleston: The Ethics Com­mis­sion dis­missed a com­plaint that al­leged a state of­fi­cial stole four cases of bot­tled water and cir­cum­vented the of­fice’s chain of com­mand — the lat­est in­ci­dent in a year-long spat among em­ploy­ees at two state agen­cies that share the same build­ing, the Charleston Gazette-Mail re­ported.

WIS­CON­SIN Mil­wau­kee: Mak

ing a Mur­derer, the Net­flix se­ries ex­am­in­ing the Steven Avery case and the mur­der of Teresa Hal­bach in Man­i­towoc, col­lected four Em­mys at the se­cond round of the 68th Cre­ative Arts Emmy Awards Sun­day night, Mil­wau­kee

Jour­nal Sen­tinel re­ported. WY­OMING Casper: Moun­tain View Re­gional Hos­pi­tal laid off 15 em­ploy­ees, the Casper Star-Tri

bune re­ported. A spokesman said it rep­re­sented a loss of al­most 5% of the work­force. Com­piled from staff and wire re­ports by Tim Wen­del, with Jonathan Briggs, Carolyn Cerbin, Linda Dono, Mike Gottschame­r, Ben Sh­ef­fler, Michael B. Smith, Nichelle Smith and Matt Young. De­sign by Jeff Hark­ness. Graph­ics by Ale­jan­dro Gon­za­lez.

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