50 ★ States
News from across the USA
ALASKA Anchorage: If October seemed far warmer than usual in Anchorage, that’s because it was. KTUU reports that the month’s average temperature was 10 degrees above normal at 44.8 degrees.
ARIZONA Avondale: Police in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale say a man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his older brother in a dispute over a food storage container.
ARKANSAS Baxter: Arvest Bank and Shred-It recently held a free Shred-a-Thon event for the Mountain Home community, destroying more than 6,000 pounds of personal documents that posed a danger of identity theft.
CALIFORNIA San Clemente: Lifeguards helped rescue a giant sea turtle after it was accidentally hooked by an angler.
COLORADO Denver: The Denver Police Department is considering encrypting its radio traffic, blocking the public from listening in.
CONNECTICUT Hartford: Rock musician Tina Weymouth, a founding member of the bands The Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, is among three women who were inducted this year into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.
DELAWARE Wilmington: Police in Delaware and New Jersey say they’ve received multiple complaints about mysterious music from towns along the Delaware River. The source of the bass has not been identified.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Washington: A team of women at a polling place in the nation’s capital helped save a man who had a heart attack while voting.
FLORIDA Panama City Beach: Coastal engineers will conduct a survey of Panama City Beach to figure out how much sand was lost when Hurricane Michael roared ashore.
GEORGIA Atlanta: The Atlanta City Council has approved a $5 billion proposal that would reshape a portion of the city’s skyline and redevelop the downtown area known as the Gulch.
HAWAII Hilo: Big Island officials expect a wastewater treatment plant planned for Naalehu to cost $40.5 million, nearly double the previous price tag.
IDAHO Moscow: Flyers with the slogan “it’s okay to be white” were posted on the University of Idaho campus and around Moscow last week as part of a provocation campaign by white nationalist groups.
ILLINOIS Springfield: Illinois will receive $691,000 in federal funds to expand the availability of locally grown produce. Illinois is the nation’s largest producer of pumpkins and horseradish.
INDIANA Greentown: A central Indiana man was hospitalized after a bullet that was inadvertently thrown into a fire exploded, striking him in the thigh.
IOWA Sioux City: Officials in this northwest Iowa city are considering banning people from carrying some types of “toy” firearms, which police say are increasingly difficult to distinguish from actual guns.
KANSAS Topeka: On Thursday, the Conservation Connection at the Topeka Zoo will feature a Humboldt penguin from the Kansas City site.
KENTUCKY Louisville: Kentucky State Police say a drunken man entered a restricted area at the Breeders’ Cup Classic, mounted a horse and rode it out toward the racetrack before he was arrested.
LOUISIANA New Orleans: The federal government is providing $2.3 million to study whether clearing up blighted property in New Orleans reduces teen and family violence.
MAINE Augusta: State officials are inviting the public to help collect family-held mementoes of Maine’s involvement in World War I.
MARYLAND Princess Anne: At 14, Hannah Webster was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Now Hannah is hosting an online bake sale fundraiser to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Washington, D.C., where her mother has frequently stayed.
MASSACHUSETTS Somerville: A strange phone booth encased in blue tarps and a tin roof that recently appeared in the greater Boston area is an art project meant to make people contemplate the changing climate of the Earth. “The Hydrophone” is located outside the Somerville Museum.
MICHIGAN Detroit: Newly expanded galleries dedicated to Asian art are open at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
MINNESOTA Sartell: A fire at Fouquette Auto on Tuesday morning caused 550 gallons of oil to spill into a storm sewer, according to the St. Cloud Fire Department.
MISSISSIPPI Madison: St. Joseph Catholic School juniors Joe Pearson and Andrew Sanli won national awards this month for sports writing from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York City.
MISSOURI St. Louis: A recent report from a real estate information firm says the St. Louis area has one of the highest shares of vacant houses in the country.
MONTANA Blackfeet Indian Reservation: Blackfeet artist John Isaiah Pepion drew on the beauty of the Montana sky for his design for a new wool blanket that’s part of the Inspired Natives Project, which aims to provide economic opportunities and business education for Native artists.
NEBRASKA Omaha: An Omaha man has been imprisoned for selling counterfeit Mickey Mantles and other trading cards online.
NEVADA Reno: The state of Nevada has won a $40,000 federal grant to make streets safer for pedestrians.
NEW HAMPSHIRE Durham: The University of New Hampshire is brewing a beer made of kiwiberries. Grape-sized and smooth-skinned, kiwiberries have grown in New England for 140 years.
NEW JERSEY Wanaque: Police officers in New Jersey say they found an escaped pig and fed it snacks until its owner came to pick it up.
NEW MEXICO Albuquerque: Filming of the Netflix series “Daybreak” is scheduled to begin in New Mexico at the end of November.
NEW YORK New York: A museum for pizza lovers has popped up in arguably America’s pizza capital, New York City. The Museum of Pizza is on the street level of Brooklyn’s William Vale hotel.
NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte: Authorities say a white woman is accused of communicating threats and misusing the 911 network after a racist rant against two black women having car trouble in an affluent area.
NORTH DAKOTA Devils Lake: Charges are pending against a woman, 23, who police say got into a police car and tried to drive away.
OHIO Dayton: Sinclair Community College has been selected to partner with a Japanese college as part of the Collaborative Online International Learning Initiative, the Dayton Daily News reports.
OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City Public Schools is considering naming its new headquarters after Clara Luper, who organized sit-ins to integrate city businesses.
OREGON Salem: Oregon is set to receive about $1.5 million in expiring state lottery prizes if they are left unclaimed in the next month.
PENNSYLVANIA York: A hot saucechugging man spat in the faces of two police officers at a restaurant, according to charging documents.
RHODE ISLAND Richmond: Gypsy moth caterpillars are having a devastating effect on southern New England forests. The Providence Journal reports more than 1 million acres of forest in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have been damaged by an infestation since 2015.
SOUTH CAROLINA Greenville: Deputies in Greenville County promise to release edited versions of body camera and other video from police shootings and other major cases involving officers within 45 days.
SOUTH DAKOTA Sioux Falls: Eugene Field A+ Elementary teachers trying to find a way to curb behavioral issues have found success in changing recess time to before lunch and creating rotating activity zones.
TENNESSEE Memphis: After posting a picture of Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, who won her election Tuesday, being served breakfast at Gibson’s Donuts, the longstanding doughnut shop received swift and immediate backlash, according to owner Don DeWeese.
TEXAS Galveston: NASA is monitoring how residents near the Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms from an experimental aircraft that could cut commercial flight times in half.
UTAH North Ogden: The widow of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who was killed in Afghanistan by one of his Afghan trainees says there is “heartache but no regret.” Brent Taylor, 39, was expected to return to his mayoral job in January and come home to his wife, Jennie, and their seven children.
VERMONT Burlington: A group of Burlington Free Press readers voted in favor of installing a skating rink on the gravel lot where the stalled CityPlace mixed-use development is supposed to rise.
VIRGINIA Norfolk: Scientists have begun researching an under-studied source of Chesapeake Bay pollution: tidal flooding.
WASHINGTON Tacoma: Officials say a soldier died Sunday in a training area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. The News Tribune reports 23-year-old Spc. Drew Watters of Evansville, Indiana, was killed during a training accident, according to the 7th Infantry Division.
WEST VIRGINIA St. Albans: The city council has postponed the second reading of a proposed vagrancy ordinance to allow time to respond to a letter opposing it from the American Civil Liberties Union.
WISCONSIN Madison: Wildlife officials say hunters killed fewer black bears this year.
WYOMING Gillette: Health officials say a cat in the northeastern part of the state has been infected with plague. From staff and wire reports