ALABAMA Montgomery: An appellate court upheld the murder conviction of Kharon Davis, who spent a decade in jail before going to trial.
ALASKA Aniak: Residents say a recently installed beacon at the airport is shining into homes and keeping them up at night.
ARIZONA Phoenix: Carolyn Warner, a longtime state superintendent of public instruction, has died at 88.
ARKANSAS Jonesboro: Health officials say an employee of Murdocks Catfish in Jonesboro tested positive for hepatitis A.
CALIFORNIA Anaheim: Walt Disney Co. has abandoned plans for a luxury hotel in the Disneyland Resort’s shopping district amid a feud with the city over tax subsidies.
COLORADO Denver: State health officials have confirmed 14 cases of children with a polio-like illness.
CONNECTICUT Waterbury: Crews are demolishing the century-old former Trinity Episcopal Church.
DELAWARE Wilmington: A man facing kidnapping and attempted murder charges turned himself in after mistakenly being released.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Five city legislators have proposed an aggressive plan to cut carbon emissions.
FLORIDA Ocala: School board member Nancy Stacy rejected calls to quit over Facebook posts saying men are being destroyed by “whores” and defending convicted rapist Bill Cosby.
GEORGIA Ball Ground: A 74-year-old woman is accused of killing her 76year-old husband, who she said had fallen and hit his head.
HAWAII Honolulu: Gov. David Ige has nominated his high school friend and former campaign manager to the state Intermediate Court of Appeals.
IDAHO Boise: The state has sent 150 more male inmates to Eagle Pass, Texas, due to overcrowding.
ILLINOIS Geneva: Ralphael J. Rob- inson, former pastor of a now-defunct North Aurora church, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
INDIANA Michigan City: A Minnesota fugitive who taunted authorities on social media by vowing she’d “never be caught” was arrested.
IOWA Waterloo: A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody after a social media threat that canceled classes at three high schools.
KANSAS Topeka: Data shows Kansans waited an average of 573 days for Social Security disability claims decisions during the last fiscal year.
KENTUCKY Owensboro: State police say an Owensboro police officer was shot by a resident who may have mistaken him for a prowler.
LOUISIANA Baton Rouge: Wealthy Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone is the first Republican to enter the 2019 governor’s race.
MAINE Portland: JetBlue will end year-round service between Portland and New York City, transitioning to summers-only next year.
MARYLAND Earleville: A cellphone whose battery apparently exploded injured a student on a school bus.
MASSACHUSETTS Boston: State police dropped an effort to destroy years of audit and payroll records.
MICHIGAN Ypsilanti: Officials are not sure what’s causing a rash affecting more than 100 inmates at Michigan’s prison for women.
MINNESOTA Chaska: The owner of Scream Town apologized for saying the haunted trail would have a “zero-tolerance” policy for Somalis.
MISSISSIPPI Jackson: Police agencies have been seizing cash, guns and vehicles without legal authority for months after a state law changed and police didn’t notice.
MISSOURI St. Louis: Ferguson police chief Delrish Moss is leaving at the end of the month to care for his ailing mother in Florida.
MONTANA Billings: Bowing to criticism, Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson fired a nurse it had hired despite a child porn conviction.
NEBRASKA Lincoln: The city has begun a yearlong project to convert all streetlights to LED lighting.
NEVADA Reno: The county approved a 10-year lease so buildings to be renovated in Sparks can house homeless women and children.
NEW HAMPSHIRE Raymond: The Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery is offering cash and free steak tips to anyone who helps police catch the burglar who struck early Tuesday.
NEW JERSEY Camden: An inmate serving time for trafficking in child pornography was sentenced to more than 13 years for possessing child sex abuse videos inside the prison.
NEW MEXICO Santa Ana: A tribal casino will offer the state’s first sports betting, starting Tuesday.
NEW YORK Rochester: Republican state Assemblyman Joseph Errigo has been charged with taking a bribe to introduce legislation that would have helped a developer.
NORTH CAROLINA Raleigh: The state fair’s opening will be delayed one day until Friday as the remnants of Hurricane Michael pass through.
NORTH DAKOTA Fargo: The season’s first significant snow has dumped as much as 17 inches in parts of eastern North Dakota.
OHIO Bellaire: The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun has decided not to take a job with Bellaire’s department.
OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City: Friday is the deadline for voters to register or update their registration.
OREGON Salem: The cost of fighting wildfires in Oregon reached a record $514.6 million in 2018.
PENNSYLVANIA Harrisburg: Lawmakers voted to repeal a require- ment that district judges collect signatures when running for re-election.
RHODE ISLAND Providence: Gov. Gina Raimondo continues to outspend election rivals, but Republican Allan Fung has narrowed the gap.
SOUTH CAROLINA Lexington: The death penalty trial for Timothy Jones, accused of killing his five children, has been delayed until next year.
SOUTH DAKOTA Selby: Residents hope to save a nursing home that employs one-fourth of the workforce.
TENNESSEE Clarksville: Two 15-yearolds and a 14-year-old have been indicted in the June beating death of a 71-year-old car wash employee.
TEXAS Dallas: All 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas will release next year the names of clergy who have been “credibly accused” of sexual abuse of a minor, the Diocese of Dallas says.
UTAH Provo: A new memorial honors nearly 500 patients from the former Utah Territorial Insane Asylum who were buried in unmarked graves.
VERMONT Montpelier: Vermont has received nearly $19 million in federal loans for community-based water infrastructure projects.
VIRGINIA Virginia Beach: Former reality TV star Melissa Hancock will serve 16 years for killing a man in a drunken wrong-way collision.
WASHINGTON Olympia: The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty, as applied, violates its Constitution and ordered eight death sentences converted to life.
WEST VIRGINIA Morgantown: A medical service organization will provide free joint replacements later this year.
WISCONSIN Harrison: Two people were injured when a neighboring house exploded.
WYOMING Cody: A state board has approved a $6 million grant and loan package so Gunwerks can expand its Cody firearms manufacturing facility.