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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.


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.


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.

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