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ALABAMA Town Creek: San­dra Hill Tread­way, 54, has been sen­tenced to 60 years in prison af­ter she tried to hire a hit man to kill her grand­son’s mother. Af­ter the Lawrence County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice learned of the plan, an in­ves­ti­ga­tor posed as a hit man and the in­tended vic­tim faked her death.

ALASKA Anchorage: Bur­glars have hit seven car deal­er­ships, city po­lice say, us­ing ve­hi­cles to ram fences and then steal­ing ve­hi­cles and cash.

ARI­ZONA Phoenix: A re­strain­ing or­der pro­hibit­ing a con­struc­tion com­pany from mak­ing changes to the ex­te­rior of the Chi­nese Cul­tural Cen­ter will re­main through Nov. 3. True North Com­pa­nies wants to ren­o­vate 98 of the 103 con­do­minium units it owns on the site.

ARKANSAS Lit­tle Rock: A fed­eral ap­peals court has cleared the way for Arkansas to im­pose new re­stric­tions on the way the abor­tion pill is ad­min­is­tered. It backed a 2015 law that re­quires doc­tors pro­vid­ing the pills to con­tract with an­other physi­cian with ad­mit­ting priv­i­leges at a hos­pi­tal who agrees to han­dle any com­pli­ca­tions.

CAL­I­FOR­NIA Santa Clara: A San Jose wo­man will get a $6.7 mil­lion set­tle­ment from the city of Santa Clara. Her leg was bro­ken as she tried to pre­vent po­lice from en­ter­ing her home with­out a war­rant to ar­rest her teenage daugh­ter on an ar­son charge.

COLORADO Den­ver: A New York City de­vel­oper hopes to build a 90-story sky­scraper in down­town Den­ver. It would have lux­ury con­dos, a ho­tel and re­tail and would be 34 sto­ries taller than the city’s tallest build­ing.

CON­NECTI­CUT Ver­non: A man charged with killing his wife is ex­pected to face ques­tion­ing from a pro­bate judge on why her es­tate is worth only $6.42. Richard Da­bate told in­ves­ti­ga­tors a masked man shot his wife and tied him up. But po­lice said his wife’s Fit­bit in­di­cated she was mov­ing around an hour af­ter her hus­band said she had been shot.

DELAWARE Ne­wark: Robin Mor­gan, chair of the Univer­sity of Delaware’s bi­o­log­i­cal sciences de­part­ment, has been named in­terim provost, The News Jour­nal re­ports. Provost Domenico Grasso is step­ping down for per­sonal rea­sons.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Wash­ing­ton, D.C., area ranks third in the USA in traf­fic con­ges­tion be­hind New York and Los An­ge­les, a study finds. It in­cludes the na­tion’s ab­so­lute worst traf­fic hotspot: the stretch of south­bound In­ter­state 95 from the Fairfax County Park­way to Fred­er­icks­burg. The study by Seat­tle­based traf­fic data firm In­rix counted 1,394 traf­fic jams there in two months.

FLORIDA Tal­la­has­see: A Leon County fifth-grade teacher who sent par­ents a let­ter ask­ing stu­dents to use gen­der-neu­tral pro­nouns in class is be­ing moved to an adult ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram. Chloe Bres­sack asked stu­dents to use “Mx.” — pro­nounced “Mix” — when ad­dress­ing the teacher.

GE­OR­GIA At­lanta: A state panel has voted to re­voke the law en­force­ment li­cense of DeKalb County Sher­iff Jef­frey Mann, who pleaded guilty to ob­struc­tion and pro­hib­ited con­duct in July af­ter be­ing ac­cused of ex­pos­ing him­self to a po­lice of­fi­cer in an At­lanta park. Mann has 30 days to ap­peal.

HAWAII Hanalei: A fam­ily has apol­o­gized af­ter a wild­fire that closed large por­tions of Kauai’s North Shore on Tues­day was found to have been ac­ci­den­tally ig­nited dur­ing an an­cient Hawai­ian fire-throw­ing cer­e­mony, Hawaii News Now re­ports.

IDAHO Po­catello: A new De­part­ment of Veteran Af­fairs clinic has opened in Po­catello that aims to serve 1,000 more vet­er­ans than be­fore.

ILLI­NOIS Chicago:

Whit­ney Young High School has ended its foot­ball sea­son with three games left be­cause it

can­not field enough play­ers. Coach Ti­mothy Franken blames wan­ing in­ter­est in foot­ball na­tion­wide and a de­clin­ing school pop­u­la­tion.

IN­DI­ANA Craw­fordsville: State po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a shot fired by a lo­cal of­fi­cer at a movie ac­tor por­tray­ing a bank rob­ber. Po­lice told Jim Duff to drop his gun, but he turned to­ward them and an of­fi­cer fired a shot that missed the ac­tor.

IOWA For­est City: Of­fi­cials are con­cerned that highly in­tox­i­cated in­mates and those who refuse to take a breath test are be­ing turned away from a new county jail, a pol­icy the Win­nebago County sher­iff says has been im­ple­mented be­cause of li­a­bil­ity con­cerns.

KANSAS Over­land Park: Po­lice are look­ing for a man who at­tacked a wo­man as she ran on a sub­ur­ban Kansas City trail. The po­ten­tial vic­tim, a 51-year-old kick-box­ing in­struc­tor, ripped her arm free and kicked him in the groin.

KEN­TUCKY Frank­fort: The state Cab­i­net for Health and Fam­ily Ser­vices has been awarded a

$10 mil­lion fed­eral grant to help with the state’s drug ad­dic­tion epi­demic.

LOUISIANA Shreve­port:

The 25-year-old guardian for four chil­dren has been charged with four counts of cru­elty to a ju­ve­nile af­ter high lev­els of co­caine were found in their sys­tems.

MAINE Port­land: A tod­dler whose 2011 dis­ap­pear­ance sparked a sweeping in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been de­clared legally dead. The or­der by Cum­ber­land County Pro­bate Judge Joseph Mazz­iotti en­ables Ayla Reynolds’ mother, Trista, to file a wrong­fuldeath law­suit against the girl’s fa­ther, Justin DiPi­etro.

MARY­LAND An­napo­lis: Is­abel FitzGer­ald, a for­mer sec­re­tary of the state De­part­ment of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, has been in­dicted by a fed­eral grand jury on charges re­lated to an al­leged bribery con­spir­acy in­volv­ing mil­lions of dol­lars in in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy con­tracts.

MAS­SACHUSETTS

Barn­sta­ble: A Nan­tucket man who broke into the houses of four women on the is­land and raped them at knife-point has been sen­tenced to 20 years in

prison. David Mat­ter­son, 37, also was sen­tenced to 10 years’ pro­ba­tion af­ter his prison term.

MICHI­GAN Tren­ton: The blighted for­mer McLouth Steel prop­erty along the Detroit River will be­come an au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing and lo­gis­tics fa­cil­ity as part of a $4 mil­lion prop­erty deal ap­proved Thurs­day by the Wayne County Com­mis­sion. Crown En­ter­prises will in­vest at least $20 mil­lion to re­de­velop the site.

MIN­NESOTA Min­neapo­lis: In­ter­state 35W be­tween down­town and Crosstown High­way 62 will be shut down Fri­day night through Mon­day morn­ing for re­design work, even though the Twin Cities Marathon is this week­end and the Twins, Vik­ings and Go­phers all have home games.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI Ox­ford: Vot­ing has been ex­tended as Univer­sity of Mis­sis­sippi stu­dents choose be­tween a bear and a land­shark as a side­lines mas­cot. The nick­name for ath­letic teams re­mains the Rebels, but Ole Miss took Colonel Reb off the field in 2003.

MIS­SOURI Spring­field: Tyson Poul­try Inc. pleaded guilty to two counts of vi­o­lat­ing the fed­eral Clean Wa­ter Act when its Monett plant dumped an an­i­mal feed in­gre­di­ent into the waste­water treat­ment sys­tem and killed more than 100,000 fish in

2014. Tyson will pay a

$2 mil­lion fine plus

$500,000 to main­tain and re­store wa­ter­ways. MON­TANA Mis­soula: The Univer­sity of Mon­tana’s fall en­roll­ment fell to 11,865, down 4.5% from last fall, de­spite its fresh­man en­roll­ment grow­ing nearly 2%, The Mis­sou­lian re­ports.

NE­BRASKA Lin­coln: About 60 Ne­braska Na­tional Guards­men have been play­ing “the en­emy” dur­ing war games in Swe­den. They are among more than 1,300 U.S. troops tak­ing part in Aurora 2017, which of­fi­cials say is Swe­den’s largest mil­i­tary ex­er­cise in more than 20 years.

NE­VADA Las Ve­gas: A judge has re­jected cat­tle­man Cliven Bundy’s bid to rep­re­sent him­self at his up­com­ing trial. Bundy and oth­ers are ac­cused of lead­ing a con­spir­acy to en­list a self-styled mili­tia to pre­vent fed­eral agents from re­mov­ing Bundy cat­tle from what is now Gold Butte Na­tional Mon­u­ment.

NEW HAMP­SHIRE Ex­eter: Po­lice say a 17-year-old Phillips Ex­eter Academy junior who was hos­pi­tal­ized for de­hy­dra­tion and then van­ished had trav­eled out of

state and was lo­cated safe in Hart­ford, Conn.

NEW JERSEY Long Branch: Re­cently re­tired boxer Dustin Fleis­cher has found and thanked the man who res­cued him from a rip cur­rent at the Jersey shore. Edrick Al­leyne raced into the surf and grabbed Fleis­cher and they rode a wave out of the rough surf Fri­day night.

NEW MEX­ICO Santa Fe: A wait­ress says Repub­li­can Gov. Su­sana Martinez picked up a take-out lunch meal, crum­pled up the bill and left a Santa Fe res­tau­rant with­out pay­ing Wed­nes­day. Clarissa Lucero says a man who ac­com­pa­nied the gover­nor re­turned about 7 p.m. to pay for the meal. Martinez’s of­fice calls it a mis­un­der­stand­ing.

NEW YORK Troy: A Troy man says he suf­fered a black eye and a fa­cial gash that re­quired eight stitches when he was at­tacked by a ra­bid deer. Tony Remil­lard, 34, was in his back­yard when the 10-point buck jumped his fence and at­tacked him. The deer was later found dead.

NORTH CAROLINA Greens

boro: Three fed­eral judges will meet Oct. 12 in Greens­boro to de­cide whether un­law­ful racial bias has been re­moved from newly re­drawn leg­isla­tive dis­tricts.

NORTH DAKOTA Wash­burn:

The city will spend $5,550 to in­stall se­cu­rity cam­eras in City Hall fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions that the pres­i­dent of the city com­mis­sion had ha­rassed em­ploy­ees. Pres­i­dent Larry Thomas, who is the sub­ject of re­call pe­ti­tions, denies the al­le­ga­tions.

OHIO Youngstown: A wo­man ac­cused of duct tap­ing her 11year-old son to a chair in June be­fore tak­ing an­other child swim­ming pleaded guilty Wed­nes­day in a Ma­hon­ing County court­room to a felony charge of child en­dan­ger­ing.

OK­LA­HOMA Ok­la­homa City: The U.S. De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion an­nounced Thurs­day that six schools, in­clud­ing five from the Ok­la­homa City metro area, are Na­tional Blue Rib­bon Schools for 2017, The Ok­la­homan re­ports.

ORE­GON Eu­gene: An uniden­ti­fied buyer will pay $12.75 mil­lion for the for­mer Hynix com­put­er­chip plant in Eu­gene.

PENN­SYL­VA­NIA Har­ris­burg:

Penn­syl­va­nia hunters got per­mis­sion this week to use four types of de­vices: elec­tronic de­coys for hunt­ing wa­ter­fowl and doves, elec­tronic scent dis­pensers and elec­tronic ozone gas dis­pensers.

RHODE IS­LAND Prov­i­dence:

The city is get­ting a new bi­cy­cle­shar­ing sys­tem. A spokesper­son tells WPRI-TV the 400 bikes will de­but in the spring.

SOUTH CAROLINA Greenville:

Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors say AnMed Health, an An­der­son hos­pi­tal, has agreed to pay more than $7 mil­lion to re­solve al­le­ga­tions that it sub­mit­ted false Medi­care claims.

SOUTH DAKOTA Lead: The Mys­tic Miner Moun­tain Re­sort, a ski re­sort and tub­ing park in the Black Hills, is be­ing sold at a sher­iff ’s auc­tion af­ter its own­ers de­faulted on $3.7 mil­lion in loans.

TEN­NESSEE Nashville: Re­tir­ing Repub­li­can Sen. Bob Corker is say­ing lit­tle about his po­lit­i­cal fu­ture, but he ap­peared to leave the door slightly ajar on a run for gover­nor next year. How­ever, five ma­jor GOP can­di­dates al­ready are look­ing to suc­ceed termlim­ited Gov. Bill Haslam.

TEXAS San An­to­nio: A fourth Ban­di­dos mo­tor­cy­cle club mem­ber has pleaded guilty in the 2006 slaying of an Austin man who al­legedly sought to es­tab­lish a chap­ter of the ri­val Hell’s An­gels.

UTAH Salt Lake City: The U.S. De­part­ment of La­bor is ac­cus­ing a com­pany with ties to the polyg­a­mous com­mu­nity of vi­o­lat­ing child la­bor laws again. Pros­e­cu­tors say Paragon Con­trac­tors changed its name to Par 2 and hired un­der­age work­ers for con­struc­tion jobs in 2015-16. In 2012, Paragon agreed to pay $200,000 in back wages to chil­dren who picked pecans for long hours in the cold.

VER­MONT Es­sex Junc­tion: Gov. Phil Scott and the Cham­ber of Com­merce are team­ing to en­cour­age eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion with the aero­space in­dus­try in Que­bec and else­where by pro­mot­ing state busi­nesses that pro­vide parts and ser­vices.

VIR­GINIA Rich­mond: A state health ac­tu­ary says health plan pre­mi­ums are set to rise by an av­er­age of nearly 60% in Vir­ginia’s 2018 in­di­vid­ual mar­ket­place. David Shea told law­mak­ers that av­er­age monthly pre­mi­ums will range from roughly $500 to $1,050, The Rich­mond TimesDis­patch re­ports.

WASH­ING­TON Everett: Sno­homish County north of Seat­tle will be­gin mark­ing the sec­ond Mon­day in Oc­to­ber as Indige­nous Peo­ples’ Day, fol­low­ing the lead of other lo­cal gov­ern­ments.

WEST VIR­GINIA Park­ers­burg:

Ja­panese truck maker Hino Mo­tors Man­u­fac­tur­ing will move its Wil­liamstown assem­bly plant about 20 miles to up­scale re­tailer Cold­wa­ter Creek’s for­mer dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ter. The com­pany said the $100 mil­lion in­vest­ment could cre­ate up to 250 jobs.

WIS­CON­SIN Madi­son: Wildlife ex­perts say the num­ber of bob­cats has risen in north­ern Wis­con­sin to about 3,500, up from 1,500 in 1980.

WY­OMING Cheyenne: The state En­vi­ron­men­tal Qual­ity Coun­cil has sent plans for Wy­oming’s first ma­jor new coal mine in decades back to a state agency for more work. Ra­maco’s plans for its Brook Mine north of Sheri­dan don’t of­fer enough en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tions, it says.

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