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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 traffic, 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 iden­tified.

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 figure 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 officials 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 Springfield: 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 fire ex­ploded, strik­ing him in the thigh.

IOWA Sioux City: Officials in this north­west Iowa city are con­sid­er­ing ban­ning peo­ple from car­ry­ing some types of “toy” firearms, which po­lice say are in­creas­ingly difficult 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 officials 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 benefit 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 fire 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 firm 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 officers 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 Netflix 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 affluent 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 officers at a restau­rant, ac­cord­ing to charg­ing doc­u­ments.

RHODE IS­LAND Rich­mond: Gypsy moth cater­pil­lars are hav­ing a dev­as­tat­ing effect 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 officers within 45 days.

SOUTH DAKOTA Sioux Falls: Eu­gene Field A+ El­e­men­tary teach­ers try­ing to find 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 flight 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 flood­ing.

WASH­ING­TON Ta­coma: Officials 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 officials say hun­ters killed fewer black bears this year.

WY­OMING Gil­lette: Health officials say a cat in the north­east­ern part of the state has been in­fected with plague. From staff and wire re­ports

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