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News from across the USA
ALABAMA Hanceville: Mayor Kenneth Nail is offering to take some Confederate monuments recently disassembled in New Orleans and display them in Hanceville’s Veterans Memorial Park, The Cullman Times reports. ALASKA Anchorage: The Alaska Department of Corrections and ACLU are working to reform the Anchorage Correctional Complex’s solitary confinement practices, Alaska Public Media says. ARIZONA Phoenix: The Arizona Court of Appeals says young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by former President Obama aren’t eligible for lower in-state college tuition. ARKANSAS Little Rock: An independent citizens commission recommends a 2% raise for Arkansas’ elected officials and judges, well below the 11% sought by the state Supreme Court. CALIFORNIA Vacaville: A couple of Solano County sheriff ’s deputies saved a stray llama from traffic, KTVU-TV reports. The llama escaped from its pasture Monday.
rado Springs: Four Colorado Springs churches have joined to protect immigrants facing deportation, The Gazette reports. CONNECTICUT Old Saybrook: A woman faces multiple charges after police say she drove 25 mph on Interstate 95, The Day reports. DELAWARE Dover: Gov. John Carney says an agreement will boost starting pay for Delaware prison guards. Starting pay will increase from about $35,000 to $40,000 as of July 1. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: WTOPFM reports that the Watergate Hotel’s Room 214, where the 1972 Watergate burglars were monitored by radio, will be revamped to display its role in the scandal. FLORIDA Pensacola: A judge has ordered Pensacola to take down a cross that has stood in Bayview Park for nearly half a century. GEORGIA Macon: Authorities in Bibb County say a burglar accidentally killed his partner, shooting over his shoulder while fleeing, WMAZ-TV reports. HAWAII Wailuku: Kaiser Permanente Hawaii plans to spend more than $50 million to expand three Hawaii hospitals. IDAHO Boise: Idaho is putting up 14 Payette Lake lots for auction Friday in an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners. ILLINOIS Chicago: Chicago Public Schools borrowed $275 million to meet a teachers’ pension fund obligation due June 30. INDIANA Indianapolis: Indiana’s health commissioner is urging physicians to check patients for Rocky Mountain spotted fever. A 2-year-old girl died of the tick-borne disease June 4,
The Indianapolis Star reports. IOWA Sioux City: Formerly unmarked Civil War veterans’ graves now have white tombstones at Floyd Cemetery, The Sioux City Journal reports. KANSAS Salina: Two Kansas colleges will launch programs to expand opportunities for nursing education, The Salina Journal reports. KENTUCKY Louisville: Signs seeking information about a stray gunshot that killed a 7-year-old boy in his home have been taken down. Police say a dice game fight led to the boy’s shooting. LOUISIANA Baton Rouge: Louisiana colleges and universities will have limited authority to ask applying students about their criminal histories. But schools still can ask about convictions for stalking, rape and sexual battery. MAINE Portland: Maine island residents are concerned that development on the mainland will mean a loss of parking spaces at ferry terminals, The Portland Press Herald reports.
ick: Two signs near the entrance to the new Frederick High School left out the second “e” in Frederick, so they’ll be fixed by this fall. MASSACHUSETTS Salem: A cemetery linked to the 17th century Salem witch trials is getting a $600,000 makeover, The Salem
News reports. MICHIGAN Detroit: A man whose lifelong home was seized and demolished by Detroit’s Land Bank Authority has sued the city,
The Detroit Free Press reports. MINNESOTA Falcon Heights: Bacon and cookie dough highlight the lineup of 31 new foods on the 2017 Minnesota State Fair menu. MISSISSIPPI Greenwood: A mentoring program in Mississippi is teaching young people about civil rights history, The Greenwood Commonwealth reports. MISSOURI Columbia: The city may fine the downtown My House Nightclub & Sports Bar after workers spent hours cleaning up fake snow, The Columbia
Missourian reports. A bar official says the fake snow is just watersoluble cornstarch. MONTANA West Glacier: The popular Avalanche Creek Trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears in the area, The
Hungry Horse News reports. NEBRASKA Lincoln: A former employee is accused of embezzling more than $21,000 from a local church day care program. NEVADA Las Vegas: A Las Vegas man is challenging his arrest on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction charges. Nicolai Howard Mork is accused of possessing powders that experts say could make powerful explosives. NEW HAMPSHIRE Portsmouth: A New Hampshire restaurant last weekend created what it hopes is a record for the longest lobster roll at 159 feet, 6 inches. NEW JERSEY Franklin: Police say burglars climbed a barbed wire fence Monday, rappelled into the Franklin Mineral Museum and smashed display cabinets to take $30,000 in emeralds, diamonds and other stones. NEW MEXICO Albuquerque: Free theater, music, dance and lecture events in the “Feed the Heart” series are coming to Albuquerque, KRQE-TV reports. NEW YORK South Bristol: A couple nearly lost their upstate New York home when it was struck by lightning last weekend on their 40th wedding anniversary, WHAM-TV reports. Tim and Christine Callaghan were out celebrating when storms set off a roof fire.
NORTH CAROLINA Winston
Salem: The textile industry in North Carolina has a newcomer. Turkey-based HPFabrics plans a $4 million upgrade to a closed textile plant in Winston-Salem. NORTH DAKOTA Minot: Authorities dismissed a disorderly conduct case against an 18-yearold Minot High School student accused in a water balloon prank,
The Minot Daily News reports. OHIO Elyria: A seriously injured man was found alive two days after a car crash in Ohio, The
Chronicle-Telegram reports. OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City: Two oil and gas companies each paid more than $1 million for the right to drill on state-owned land,
The Oklahoman reports. OREGON Portland: An Oregon strip club will pay $1.25 million to a girl it employed to dance nude when she was 13 years old. PENNSYLVANIA Beaver Falls: Fire destroyed a historic, 107year-old train station in Beaver Falls. Officials said what’s left of the depot will have to be razed. RHODE ISLAND Providence: The Rhode Island Supreme Court has reinstated unemployment benefits for a worker fired after posting negative comments about his supervisor on Facebook. SOUTH CAROLINA Lexington: A man who presented himself as a U.S. Marshal at two GameStop stores was arrested on charges of shoplifting and impersonating a law enforcement officer. SOUTH DAKOTA Pierre: South Dakota law enforcement agencies are getting seized drug money. The state Highway Patrol will get the most — $100,000 for a centralized evidence room. TENNESSEE Nashville: Distillers are launching a 25-stop Tennessee Whiskey Trail. TEXAS Hawkins: A Texas rancher lassoed a 10-foot alligator that got too close to his cattle. UTAH Salt Lake City: The University of Utah board of trustees has approved a new undergraduate degree in electronic gaming,
The Deseret News reports. VERMONT Derby Center: Nonnative elk escaped last weekend after someone left open their enclosure gate, The Caledonian Record reports. VIRGINIA Roanoke: Virginia is stocking hundreds of trout in fee-fishing areas, The Roanoke
Times reports. WASHINGTON Seattle: The state’s largest energy utility will pay at least $1.5 million for a natural gas explosion in Seattle that injured nine firefighters.
WEST VIRGINIA South
Charleston: Officials are warning West Virginians against getting too close to river otters after two people were recently bitten. WISCONSIN Madison: An environmental group and the HoChunk Nation are challenging a proposed sand plant’s permit to eliminate 16.6 wetland acres. WYOMING Casper: Agents with Wyoming criminal investigations will take the Kristi Richardson missing person case, The Casper
Star-Tribune reports. She disappeared nearly three years ago.