ALABAMA Montgomery: A heart surgeon says former governor Don Siegelman is expected to make a full recovery following bypass surgery. ALASKA Fairbanks: Two Rivers musher Allen Moore won the 2018 Yukon Quest sled dog race.
ARIZONA Phoenix: Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation providing $2.5 million to Maricopa County for a special election April 24 to replace Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. ARKANSAS Rogers: An ex-Gateway police chief serving a 30-year prison term for murder was charged this week with raping a school teacher 20 years ago, based on DNA evidence. CALIFORNIA Big Bear Lake: Two bald eagle eggs laid last month near Big Bear Lake hatched this week. COLORADO Denver: The City Council voted to let developers build higher structures in exchange for constructing more affordable housing. CONNECTICUT Monroe: Authorities are warning residents to be aware of “virtual kidnapping” schemes demanding ransoms for people who weren’t actually kidnapped. DELAWARE Dover: State lawmakers are considering changing how juveniles convicted of felonies are sentenced, The News Journal reports. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A dispute has emerged in Congress over efforts to name a suburban park adjacent to Ronald Reagan National Airport for former first lady Nancy Reagan. FLORIDA Tallahassee: The Seminole Tribe would get craps and roulette at its casinos under a Florida bill. GEORGIA Suwanee: Police say a construction worker was fatally injured when hit by a car in a closed section of Interstate 85. HAWAII Hilo: North Kona Councilwoman Karen Eoff is under fire for owning a vacation rental amid efforts to pass a rental industry bill. Eoff denies any conflict of interest. IDAHO Home than $280,000 Park’s Moscow: owner to Syringa residents will pay Mobile left more ILLINOIS without clean Quincy: water for months.
Officials say two more cases of Legionnaires’ disease were found at a veterans home already linked to 13 deaths. INDIANA South Bend: An ex-University of Notre Dame worker accused of taking $200,000 from the Clinical Law Center pleaded guilty. IOWA Fort Dodge: A plan to remove two Des Moines River dams could cost more than $4 million. KANSAS officials rejected Hutchinson: a man’s State effort election to register governor, his KWCH-TV dog as a candidate reports. for KENTUCKY school board Louisville: has named The Marty local Pollio as superintendent. LOUISIANA Shreveport: The Caddo Parish sheriff ’s office is looking for the owner of Rowdy, a brown goat whose name tag had no address. MAINE Machiasport: A couple of local food suppliers say they took a huge hit from the abrupt closure of the Downeast Correctional Facility. MARYLAND Annapolis: A federal prosecutor wants a state ethics panel to delay its investigation of state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks until federal bribery charges are resolved. MASSACHUSETTS Raynham: Police have cited a school bus driver for crashing into two trees and then driving off. No one was injured. MICHIGAN Mount Clemens: The Detroit Zoological Society is seeking a waterfront site for a nature center that will focus on the Great Lakes.
MINNESOTA Hastings: A woman faces charges for allegedly punishing her grandnephew and his brother by withholding food and tying them to a pole in her basement. MISSISSIPPI Jackson: The B’nai Israel Synagogue in Hattiesburg is among Mississippi additions to the National Register of Historic Places. MISSOURI lawmakers Jefferson voted down City: tougher State penalties MONTANA for Billings: killing police Officials dogs. say a new County morgue $50,000 will a save year. Yellowstone NEBRASKA officials and McGrew: volunteers State spent game last weekend Nebraska’s assessing bighorn the sheep. health of NEVADA Las Vegas: An ambulance driver lost control on a wet road and crashed, killing an EMT and a patient on a non-emergency call. NEW HAMPSHIRE North Woodstock: The state Maple Producers Association has given its trophy for best syrup made in New Hampshire to the Atkins Family Sugarhouse. NEW JERSEY Mendham Township: Deputy Mayor Rick Blood resigned after comparing immigrants to “rabid, messy raccoons” on Facebook. NEW MEXICO Santa Fe: University of New Mexico students are calling on state lawmakers to shore up the lottery scholarship program. NEW YORK Albany: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a new dog. Captain is a Siberian-shepherd mix, with some Malamute thrown in.
NORTH CAROLINA Kinston: Authorities say two teens broke into a home on Super Bowl Sunday, killing two pet parakeets and setting a vehicle on fire, WITN-TV reports. NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck: North Dakota’s spring light goose hunting season gets underway Saturday. OHIO New Philadelphia: A former police officer was sentenced to three months in jail for falsely claiming he was shot during a traffic stop. OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City: An auditor says a $3.6 million cleanup of Tar Creek Superfund site should have cost less than $600,000. OREGON Salem: State lawmakers are considering a November ballot issue to add a right-to-health-care amendment to the state constitution. PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform in Europe in May and Israel in June. RHODE ISLAND Providence: Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea says it’s time to allow early in-person voting. SOUTH CAROLINA Beaufort: Ex-state lawmaker Rick Quinn Jr. will serve two years of probation after pleading guilty to misconduct in office. SOUTH DAKOTA Yankton: The 2018 World Archery Indoor Championships are underway this week. TENNESSEE Johnson City: The Gray Fossil Site and Museum is celebrating the 209th birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin on Saturday. TEXAS Austin: President Trump has picked Andrew Oldham, Gov. Greg Abbott’s new general counsel, for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
UTAH Salt Lake City: Authorities say a leaping elk brought down a research helicopter trying to capture it in a net. The elk died, but the helicopter crew wasn’t seriously hurt. VERMONT Rutland: Firefighters used air packs in battling a salvage yard blaze to avoid inhaling toxic smoke. VIRGINIA Richmond: City Council has approved a meals tax hike to raise $9 million a year for schools. WASHINGTON Mount Vernon: Authorities say dozens of trees were illegally chopped down in Sauk Park and along the Cascade Trail. WEST VIRGINIA Charleston: Federal authorities say five people implicated in heroin trafficking in the Parkersburg area have pleaded guilty. WISCONSIN Ahswaubenon: A man accused of stealing a church crucifix used it to bash a TV station sign. WYOMING Jackson: Authorities say a man was killed in a snowmobile crash during a guided trip after becoming separated from the group. Compiled from staff, wire reports.