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ALABAMA Cull­man: It’s an Alabama record. A hail­stone that fell in a lo­cal yard March 19 was 19.8 cu­bic inches. A base­ball is 13.4 cu­bic inches.

ALASKA Sitka: Of­fi­cials project a 51.3 mil­lion sock­eye salmon run this year.

ARI­ZONA Phoenix: Camp­fires, smok­ing and tar­get shoot­ing soon will be re­stricted at the Tonto Na­tional For­est be­cause of dry, warm weather.

ARKANSAS Lit­tle Rock: A judge granted Vilo­nia School District’s re­quest to bar a 15-year-old stu­dent who posted a photo hold­ing a gun.

CAL­I­FOR­NIA San Diego: Hun­dreds of thor­ough­bred horses evac­u­ated dur­ing a wild­fire are head­ing back to the San Luis Rey Train­ing Cen­ter.

COLORADO Den­ver: A new state law re­quires truck driv­ers to take a class on pre­vent­ing hu­man traf­fick­ing.

CON­NECTI­CUT Hart­ford: A pro­posal to cre­ate fam­ily and med­i­cal leave in­sur­ance faces a key vote Tues­day.

DELAWARE Dover: Lawyers for the New Cas­tle County Vo­ca­tional School District want a law­suit stem­ming from a fa­tal school bath­room at­tack moved to fed­eral court.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Au­thor­i­ties say a man was shot in the park­ing lot out­side a sub­ur­ban Metro sta­tion.

FLORIDA Day­tona Beach: Of­fi­cials say a pygmy sperm whale died af­ter strand­ing it­self on the beach.

GE­OR­GIA At­lanta: Of­fi­cials are re­view­ing other lo­ca­tions for stor­ing road­side as­sis­tance ve­hi­cles af­ter last year’s col­lapse of a sec­tion of I-85.

HAWAII Kailua-Kona: Big Is­land Mayor Harry Kim is push­ing for a half-cent gen­eral ex­cise tax.

IDAHO Boise: A judge has re­fused to re­duce the $1 mil­lion bail of a re­tired priest charged with child porn.

ILLI­NOIS Ore­gon: Sev­eral groups are work­ing to fin­ish restor­ing the Black Hawk statue in Low­den State Park.

IN­DI­ANA Mil­ton: Town Coun­cil is ex­pect­ing a state grant to tear down the Mil­ton School, a 1923 struc­ture last used as a school in 1996.

IOWA Adel: The 19-year-old mother of twin tod­dlers who were spot­ted wan­der­ing naked near a busy state high­way last Novem­ber pleaded guilty to child en­dan­ger­ment.

KANSAS Ellsworth: “Lost to DUI” memo­rial signs are be­ing placed along Kansas high­ways for vic­tims of drunken driv­ing crashes.

KEN­TUCKY Hen­der­son: Farmer and French­man win­ery will ap­peal an ABC board de­ci­sion to re­voke its re­tail li­cense be­cause of its lo­ca­tion in what’s viewed as dry ter­ri­tory.

LOUISIANA Baton Rouge: An anal­y­sis says Louisiana’s Med­i­caid ex­pan­sion pro­gram has helped cre­ate or sup­port nearly 19,200 jobs and $178 mil­lion in state and lo­cal taxes.

MAINE Au­gusta: A state au­dit says Maine needs to en­sure that un­em­ploy­ment claim pay­ments go only to ac­tive job-seek­ers.

MARY­LAND An­napo­lis: The Court of Spe­cial Ap­peals re­jected the ap­peal of a man con­victed of killing his 3-month-old son af­ter se­cretly get­ting life in­sur­ance on the child.

MAS­SACHUSETTS Belcher­town: Fish­ing opens Satur­day at Quab­bin Reser­voir, where lake trout, land­locked salmon and white perch live.

MICHI­GAN Franken­muth: This Bavar­ian-themed city will soon wel­come vis­i­tors with a nearly $1 mil­lion steel and con­crete arch­way.

MIN­NE­SOTA Minneapolis: The state High School League is al­low­ing two five-in­ning base­ball and soft­ball games a day in­stead of just one seven-in­ning game be­cause of a weather-short­ened sea­son.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI Jack­son: A por­tion of U.S. 82 was named “Delta Rhythm & Bay­ous High­way,” also the name of a con­nect­ing road in Arkansas.

MIS­SOURI Sar­coxie: Mush­room hun­ters are flock­ing to south­west Mis­souri for highly sought morels, praised for their rar­ity and fla­vor.

MON­TANA Butte: Of­fi­cials say flares found in a home were mis­taken for dy­na­mite, caus­ing an evac­u­a­tion.

NE­BRASKA Lin­coln: Bird watch­ers are in­vited to Bird­ing Day on May 2 at In­dian Cave State Park.

NE­VADA Sparks: A $15 mil­lion state-of-the-art mar­i­juana fac­tory in Ne­vada’s high desert is open af­ter be­ing in the works nearly two years.

NEW HAMP­SHIRE Con­cord: The state faces a bud­get short­fall up to $36 mil­lion as a re­sult of a fed­eral court de­ci­sion that in­val­i­dated a hos­pi­tal care pay­ment for­mula.

NEW JER­SEY Bri­g­an­tine: A bat­tle is brew­ing on Bri­g­an­tine Is­land be­tween res­i­dents who op­pose killing foxes and wildlife back­ers who want pip­ing plovers pro­tected.

NEW MEX­ICO Sil­ver City: The An­nual Tour of the Gila cy­cling event be­gins Wed­nes­day.

NEW YORK Al­bany: The state Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion is mark­ing the 48th an­niver­sary of Earth Day with guided hikes.

NORTH CAROLINA Trout­man: At least three vis­i­tors to the pri­vate Zootas­tic Park zoo re­ceived emer­gency treat­ment af­ter a tree top­pled onto a pass­ing sight­see­ing wagon.

NORTH DAKOTA Wah­peton: The Chahinkapa Zoo is putting fi­nal touches on its African Habi­tat to wel­come two white rhinoceroses.

OHIO Colum­bus: Ohio State Uni­ver­sity will spend nearly $19 mil­lion up­dat­ing cam­pus Wi-Fi ac­cess.

OK­LA­HOMA Nor­man: Uni­ver­sity of Ok­la­homa Pres­i­dent David Boren had what was de­scribed as a mi­nor stroke dur­ing a cer­e­mony hon­or­ing for­mer foot­ball coach Bob Stoops.

ORE­GON Port­land: Lo­cal school of­fi­cials want greater scru­tiny of ath­letic spon­sor­ships in­volv­ing free gear pro­vided by shoe giant Nike.

PENN­SYL­VA­NIA Wilkes-Barre: A woman charged with falsely ac­cus­ing two state troop­ers of rape was or­dered to stand trial. Pros­e­cu­tors cite in­con­sis­ten­cies in her story.

RHODE IS­LAND Prov­i­dence: State of­fi­cials are ask­ing res­i­dents to be care­ful when dis­pos­ing of wood­stove ashes that pose a wild­fire risk.

SOUTH CAROLINA Greenville: State ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cials dealt with 138 teacher dis­ci­pline cases last year.

SOUTH DAKOTA Pierre: Dan Mosteller, who spent nearly 30 years at the South Dakota High­way Pa­trol, was sworn in as the new U.S. mar­shal.

TEN­NESSEE Mor­ris­town: An im­mi­gra­tion roundup at a lo­cal meat­pack­ing plant sparked a protest.

TEXAS San An­to­nio: Au­thor­i­ties say four ba­boons that es­caped from the South­west Na­tional Pri­mate Re­search Cen­ter were re­cap­tured.

UTAH Salt Lake City: An au­dit finds that Utah pub­lic schools col­lected $71 mil­lion from stu­dents in 2017 for such things as text­books and lab fees.

VER­MONT Montpelier: The state is ask­ing driv­ers to slow down near ponds for frogs and sala­man­ders mi­grat­ing to breed­ing pools.

VIR­GINIA Char­lottesville: A Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia statue of Thomas Jef­fer­son was van­dal­ized with the words “RACIST + RAPIST” as the school com­mem­o­rates the 275th an­niver­sary of its founder’s birth.

WASH­ING­TON Seat­tle: A po­lice in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion says two of­fi­cers vi­o­lated pol­icy when they shot the driver and pas­sen­ger of a stolen car.

WEST VIR­GINIA Mor­gan­town: A West Vir­ginia Uni­ver­sity stu­dent who fell back­ward off a bal­cony died fol­low­ing emer­gency surgery.

WIS­CON­SIN Oak Creek: Res­i­dents raised health con­cerns about coal dust at We En­er­gies’ power plant.

WY­OMING Rock Springs: A fire dam­aged a Union Pa­cific lo­co­mo­tive. Two work­ers suf­fered smoke in­hala­tion.

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