News from across the USA

- Compiled by Tim Wendel and Jonathan Briggs, with Carolyn Cerbin, Linda Dono, Mike Gottschame­r, Ben Sheffler, Michael B. Smith, Nichelle Smith and Matt Young. Design by Mallory Redinger. Graphics by Alejandro Gonzalez.

ALABAMA Huntsville: Steven Spielberg ’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG opened Friday, so put together a list of movies that honored their kid lit sources and “didn’t destroy our childhoods,” including Fantastic

Mr. Fox (also based on a Dahl book), Where the Wild Things Are and Hugo. ALASKA Fairbanks: Gov. Walker issued dozens of line-item vetoes targeting many state programs, including the University of Alaska, reported. The vetoes amount to about $190 million of cuts to government.

ARIZONA Mesa: H Mart, the national chain of Asian megastores, will come to the city next summer, The Arizona Republic reported. Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh said people are “comparing it to when Ikea came to Arizona.” ARKANSAS Little Rock: Cortez Bone, 34, who was arrested in a fatal shooting, pleaded innocent to first-degree murder, and a judge set his bail at $1 million,

ArkansasOn­line reported. CALIFORNIA Concord: A Grated audience got an R-rated preview by mistake at a theater when families expecting to watch

Finding Dory, a tale about a forgetful fish, were first shown a preview of Sausage Party, a Seth Rogen CGI comedy that anthropomo­rphizes food, including a potato being skinned alive while screaming obscenitie­s, the Los

Angeles Times reported. COLORADO Delta: The chairwoman of the Delta County Republican Party, who was accused of favoritism and posting a racist meme on her Facebook page, resigned, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported. Party officials were upset after a photo comparing President Obama to a chimpanzee appeared on Linda Sorenson’s page. CONNECTICU­T Trumbull: A cashier at a Target store was charged with stuffing thousands of dollars from the register up her shirtsleev­es, the Connecticu­t Post reported. Crystal Vallecillo, 25, was accused of stealing $3,487.29 from May 12 to 31, stuffing $400 to $600 up her sleeves at a time. DELAWARE Dewey Beach: Three World War II watchtower­s used to defend the entrance to Delaware Bay will be restored, The Daily

Times reported. A tower near Dewey Beach is first in line for restoratio­n, and towers at Bethany and Fenwick Island are next in line. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: National Zoo veterinari­ans had to cautiously anesthetiz­e a Cuban crocodile named Dorothy to patch a hole in her toothy jaw that she got in a fight with another croc, The

Washington Post reported. FLORIDA Palm Bay: A man kneeling in a darkened roadway shouting religious phrases while tossing seashells and rocks at police icers was subdued with a Taser and sent to a facility for observatio­n, Florida Today reported. Neighbors called police to report the man was yelling the Arabic phrase for “God is great” and threatenin­g to “blow up” people while making references to the massacre in Orlando. GEORGIA Atlanta: Creative teens looking for inspiratio­nal art space can find it at the Open Studio at the High Museum the first Friday of every month, The Atlanta Journal-Constituti­on reported. High-schoolers can experiment with charcoal, paint, metal, fabric and even duct tape. HAWAII Joint Base Pearl Har

bor-Hickam: More than 25,000 military personnel from two dozen nations came for the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercises,

Hawaii News Now reported. The war games will include 45 ships, five submarines and more than 200 aircraft. IDAHO Boise: Idaho became the eighth state to allow most residents age 21 or older to carry concealed guns without a permit — even inside cities, in bars and in most government buildings,

The Spokesman-Review reports. ILLINOIS Chicago: The Obamas named Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, a husband-and-wife team of New York architects, to be the designers of the Obama Presidenti­al Center, the Chicago Tri

bune reported. INDIANA Indianapol­is: A man found guilty of running an internatio­nal child porn ring with ties to the state was ordered to serve 85 years in federal prison, The

Indianapol­is Star reported. Domminich Shaw, 35, of the United Kingdom pleaded guilty in October 2015. IOWA Mason City: Authoritie­s offered a $250 reward for the return of two guns stolen from a police vehicle late last month, the Globe Gazette reported. The department seeks the return of a semiautoma­tic M16 rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun. KANSAS Kingman: County officials agreed to build a 200-megawatt commercial wind farm this year. The Wichita Eagle

reported that the $26.4 million agreements with Kingman Wind Energy 1 were signed at the county’s weekly commission meeting. KENTUCKY Louisville: A Jefferson Circuit Court judge tossed out a lawsuit by Gov. Bevin’s administra­tion against Planned Parenthood that alleged the reproducti­ve health organizati­on illegally provided abortions at its new clinic downtown, The Couri

er-Journal reported. LOUISIANA New Orleans: Matthew Moore, president of Gibbs Constructi­on, who has a $598 million contract to build a terminal at Louis Armstrong Internatio­nal Airport, warned the Aviation Board that a monthslong dispute with a concrete company is delaying work, The Times-Picayune reported. MAINE Fairfield: Time Warner Cable agreed to pay $125,000 to the town to settle a lawsuit brought in response to the cable company’s franchise fees, the

Morning Sentinel reported. MARYLAND Salisbury: Peninsula Internal Medicine was closed while federal agents seized medical records as part of their investigat­ion into whether the practice fraudulent­ly billed Medicare and Medicaid for almost $1 million over an eight-year period,

The Daily Times reported. MASSACHUSE­TTS Providence: A longtime capo in the Patriarca crime family, Robert P. “Bobby” DeLuca Sr., 70, was ordered to be extradited to Massachuse­tts from Florida to face charges that he lied to agents about his role in the murder of a South Boston nightclub owner, The Providence Jour

nal reported. MICHIGAN Detroit: Street artist Shepard Fairey issued a statement that he feels “relieved and vindicated” that a Wayne County Circuit judge dismissed a felony case against him, the Detroit Free

Press reported. MINNESOTA Chanhassen: A few misguided arrows led the city to close a popular outdoor archery range at Lake Susan Park, the Minneapoli­s Star Tribune reported. MISSISSIPP­I Gulfport: A former civilian retail worker at Keesler Air Force Base was sentenced for taking more than $30,000 in alcohol out with the trash. Dameon Mack of Biloxi received a restitutio­n order of $30,722 and three years of probation, the Sun

Herald reported. MISSOURI Kansas City: Two brothers were sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting a 21-year-old man last year.

The Kansas City Star reported that Shyreif Carter, 19, and Teandre Carter, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. MONTANA Kalispell: A fire destroyed the grandstand at a Columbia Falls baseball stadium, the Flathead Beacon reported. No injuries were reported. NEBRASKA Omaha: The Army Corps of Engineers said evidence of the invasive zebra mussel was found in Zorinsky Lake, the Oma

ha World-Herald reported. NEVADA Las Vegas: More than 4 million people passed through McCarran Internatio­nal Airport in May, another month of increases in the passenger count for the ninth-busiest airport in the country. Statistics that show traffic was up nearly 4% last month compared to May 2015. NEW HAMPSHIRE Concord: The state had the highest voter turnout in the country this election cycle: 52.4%. The country’s average was a 30.6% turnout, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. NEW JERSEY Lakewood: A former code inspector was charged with taking bribes from contractor­s in exchange for preferenti­al treatment, the Asbury

Park Press reported. Authoritie­s accused Mitchell Perkins, 67, of taking four payments of $300 from an electrical contractor who was cooperatin­g with state police. NEW MEXICO Albuquerqu­e: KOB-TV reported the W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded the city $300,000 for the establishm­ent of an Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. NEW YORK Lake Ontario: The remains of the schooner Royal Albert were found by three shipwreck explorers in 400 feet of water, the Democrat &

Chronicle reported. The ship was last seen Aug. 10, 1868, when it left Oswego, headed for Toledo packed with 285 tons of railroad iron. NORTH CAROLINA

Raleigh: The Terpsichor­ean Club announced participan­ts in the 90th annual Debutante Ball, which will be held Sept. 8-10, The News & Ob

server reported. NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck: The state Transporta­tion Department began mowing along shoulders of state highways. Private mowing is not allowed in the medians of four-lane highways. OHIO Middletown: Three students and their families filed a civil lawsuit after a shooting Feb. 29 at Madison Junior-Senior High School, the Dayton Daily

News reported. Students Cameron Smith, Brant Murray and his sister, Genna, and their parents filed the lawsuit in June, alleging that negligence and recklessne­ss by James Austin Hancock’s family led to the shooting. OKLAHOMA Tulsa: Thousands attended the ordination of David Konderla, incoming Catholic bishop of the Tulsa Diocese, who succeeds retiring Bishop Edward J. Slattery, Tulsa World reported. OREGON Hermiston: A dog attacked a 59-year-old woman who was walking on a path, the

East Oregonian reported. PENNSYLVAN­IA Creekside: Fire Chief Pete Yacovone said David Wells escaped his burning home after his son, who lives across the street, was awakened by his chickens. Yacovone said the chickens made “good smoke detectors.” RHODE ISLAND Exeter: The discovery of tattered American flags among trash at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery outraged residents, WLNE-TV reported. SOUTH CAROLINA Parris Is

land: Approximat­ely 15 drill instructor­s and “affiliated leadership” at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot are under investigat­ion for allegedly hazing, assaulting and physically abusing recruits, the

Island Packet reported. SOUTH DAKOTA Pierre: Hughes County authoritie­s investigat­ed the shooting of 10 sheep belonging to a rancher, KSFY-TV reported. A $1,500 reward was offered for informatio­n in the case. TENNESSEE Memphis: Shanynthia “Yari” Gardner was charged over the weekend with firstdegre­e murder and child abuse and neglect in connection with the stabbing deaths of her four children under age 5, The Com

mercial Appeal reported. TEXAS Austin: More than 2,500 state prisoners will participat­e in the nationwide Second Chance Pell Pilot Program, where federal funds will be used to earn a degree, The Texas Tribune reported. UTAH Salt Lake: Few children are tested for exposure to lead — a situation state agencies are taking steps to change amid calls for increased monitoring by the American Medical Associatio­n,

The Salt Lake Tribune reported. VERMONT Montpelier: Raymond James agreed to pay the state $5.95 million for securities law violations by Jay Peak principals Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros through its Miami branch office, the Burlington Free Press reported. The money will reimburse foreign nationals who invested in the EB-5 visa project, which offered green cards in exchange for job creation. VIRGINIA Hanover County: Sixty-three of 66 dogs were adopted after being seized from Stephanie Saunders, 33, who was convicted of animal cruelty, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The adoptions drew a line of more than 200 people outside the Animal Shelter.

WASHINGTON Lacey: A 23year-old man was arrested in connection with a triple homicide in a trailer, KING-TV reported. WEST VIRGINIA Foster: The Boone County school board voted 5-0 to reject directives from Schools Superinten­dent Michael Martirano to make severe cuts to employee benefits, the Charleston

Gazette-Mail reported. WISCONSIN Milwaukee: The YMCA announced a public-private consortium will provide $1 million to invest in the organizati­on’s urban mission, the Mil

waukee Journal Sentinel reported. WYOMING Laramie: Six men and women from New York face federal charges of using counterfei­t credit cards to defraud fastfood restaurant­s, the Laramie

Boomerang reported.

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