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ALABAMA Mont­gomery: A 50-year-old man was charged with dam­ag­ing and steal­ing city park­ing me­ters. Po­lice Capt. Zedrick Dean told WSFA TV that po­lice ar­rested Lester Brown and charged him with three counts of theft of prop­erty first de­gree. ALASKA Fair­banks: The Noel Wien li­brary lobby will be re­mod­eled this fall with new floor­ing, new seat­ing and smaller plants to re­place the large fi­cus trees, news­miner.com re­ported. ARI­ZONA Flagstaff: The 13th an­nual Cel­e­bra­ciones de la Gente Satur­day and Sun­day, a Mu­seum of North­ern Ari­zona Her­itage Fes­ti­val, will dou­ble the num­ber of artists show­ing in the mar­ket, in­clud­ing retablo painters who fol­low the Span­ish Colo­nial tra­di­tion, the Ari­zona Daily Sun re­ported. ARKANSAS Jones­boro: A Net­tle­ton High School teacher suf­fered a con­cus­sion try­ing to break up a fist­fight in a class­room be­tween two girls, ages 14 and 16, over Face­book mes­sages and com­ments, ArkansasOn­line re­ported. CAL­I­FOR­NIA Sacra­mento: “We are go­ing to lance the boil.” That’s how Coun­cil­man Steve Hansen summed up City Hall’s quest to trans­form the 800 block of K Street. The Kings bas­ket­ball team and the city want to fill a huge hole in the earth at Eighth and K streets and re­de­velop nearby prop­er­ties, The Sacra­mento Bee re­ported. COLORADO Fort Collins: Au­thor­i­ties iden­ti­fied a man who was hit and killed by an SUV as he walked across a frontage road along In­ter­state 25 as Sean Stephens, 31, the Coloradoan re­ported. CON­NECTI­CUT New Haven: A replica of the his­toric slave ship Amis­tad has re­opened, WFSB-TV re­ported. The 129-foot Bal­ti­more clip­per is the state’s of­fi­cial flag ship. It’s a replica of the Amis­tad, which was taken over by African cap­tives be­ing brought to Cuba in 1839. DELAWARE Seaford: State po­lice cap­tured an es­caped de­tainee hid­ing in the at­tic of an un­fin­ished de­tached garage. Anthony Zack, 22, was hid­ing in the garage al­legedly with the knowl­edge and help of his mother, Tammy, who was ar­rested. DIS­TRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Smith­so­nian launched a Kick­starter cam­paign — its sec­ond — to raise money to re­pair Dorothy’s ruby slip­pers from The Wizard of Oz, The Wash­ing­ton

Post re­ported. Last sum­mer, the mu­seum raised al­most $720,000 to pre­serve Neil Arm­strong’s space­suit. FLORIDA Co­coa Beach: Barbara Sch­lu­raff, bro­ker/owner of Cen­tury 21 Ocean, wanted to say thank you to first re­spon­ders af­ter Hur­ri­cane Matthew this month, so she said it with ice cream, Florida To­day re­ported. A Chilly Willy Ice Cream & SnoBalls truck will travel around hand­ing out free ice cream treats this week in the Mel­bourne area, cour­tesy of Cen­tury 21 Ocean. GE­OR­GIA At­lanta: Walk­a­bil­ity is on the rise in neigh­bor­hoods, but the in­crease in pedes­tri­ans has been ac­com­pa­nied by an in­crease in pedes­trian-ve­hi­cle con­flicts, The At­lanta JournalCon­stitution re­ported. HAWAII Li­hue: Fledg­ling na­tive birds are tak­ing flight at Kauai’s first preda­tor-proof area as groups work to cre­ate a breed­ing colony. Eight Newell’s shear­wa­ter chicks were brought to the fenced area of the Ki­lauea Point Na­tional Wildlife Refuge in Septem­ber and five re­main un­der the care of a Pa­cific Rim Con­ser­vancy team,

The Gar­den Is­land re­ported. IDAHO Po­catello: Au­thor­i­ties said two peo­ple were hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter a moose walked onto In­ter­state 86 east of Amer­i­can Falls and caused a three-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion. ILLI­NOIS Deerfield: A strike at two Jim Beam dis­til­leries in Ken­tucky will not leave bour­bon lovers high and dry, the Chicago

Tri­bune re­ported. Beam Sun­tory, which owns the Jim Beam brand, said it has an am­ple sup­ply on hand. IN­DI­ANA In­di­anapo­lis: Van Rooy Prop­er­ties suc­cess­fully saved Phillips Tem­ple, a for­mer In­di­anapo­lis black church once headed to­ward de­mo­li­tion by restor­ing it and con­vert­ing it into apart­ments, In­di­ana Busi­ness

Jour­nal re­ported. IOWA Alvord: About 40 head of cat­tle died af­ter eat­ing from a feed wagon that con­tained a ground-up bat­tery. Sioux City tele­vi­sion sta­tion KTIV re­ported that the Lyon County Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the incident at the farm. KANSAS Lawrence: Stu­dents at two high schools will have ac­cess to free con­doms at their school’s health of­fices, the Lawrence Jour

nal-World re­ported. KEN­TUCKY Louisville: A 10-day fes­ti­val that will cel­e­brate the life and legacy of Muham­mad Ali, called “I Am Ali,” will be held July 5-15, The Courier-Jour­nal re­ported. The fes­ti­val will be based at the Muham­mad Ali Cen­ter.

LOUISIANA New Or­leans: The

Times-Picayune asked read­ers to nom­i­nate their fa­vorite high school marching bands. NOLA.com will take votes through Fri­day. MAINE Oak­land: Demo­cratic con­gres­sional can­di­date Emily Cain was less than $300,000 be­hind U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in terms of the to­tal money raised dur­ing the elec­tion cy­cle, the

Morn­ing Sen­tinel re­ported. Poliquin raised more than $3 mil­lion while Cain raised $2.7 mil­lion. MARY­LAND Bal­ti­more: Ama­zon is hir­ing more than 3,000 peo­ple to fill hol­i­day sea­son jobs in Mary­land, wel­come news in ar­eas where unem­ploy­ment re­mains rel­a­tively high, the Balti

more Afro Amer­i­can re­ported. Ama­zon will be fill­ing more than 120,000 tem­po­rary po­si­tions across the United States. MAS­SACHUSETTS Bos­ton: The lat­est weekly sur­vey by AAA North­east found the aver­age price for self-serve reg­u­lar gaso­line was $2.13 per gal­lon, the same as a week ago. MICHI­GAN Kala­ma­zoo: Nearly 7.5 mil­lion Michi­gan res­i­dents out of 7.7 mil­lion age 18 and older are reg­is­tered to vote, the high­est num­ber ever for a pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, ac­cord­ing to data from the state sec­re­tary of State’s of­fice. More than 120,500 peo­ple have been added to the voter reg­is­tra­tion rolls since July. The dead­line to reg­is­ter to vote was Oct. 11. MIN­NESOTA Min­neapo­lis: The Min­nesota Court of Ap­peals ruled it un­con­sti­tu­tional for law en­force­ment to in­stall a GPS track­ing de­vice on a ve­hi­cle with­out a war­rant, a de­ci­sion ap­plauded by pri­vacy-rights groups, the Star Tri­bune re­ported. MIS­SIS­SIPPI Lib­erty: The re­mains of fallen World War II sol­dier James Sa­muel Smith have re­turned to Mis­sis­sippi af­ter more than 70 years. Smith, who was born in 1924, joined the Marines and left for ser­vice in Au­gust 1942. His re­mains were dis­cov­ered in 2012 on a South Pa­cific is­land. DNA linked the re­mains to Smith. MIS­SOURI Affton: Thou­sands of peo­ple signed a pe­ti­tion to re­name a park af­ter St. Louis County po­lice officer Blake Sny­der, who was shot and killed this month, KSDK-TV re­ported. MON­TANA He­lena: Big game li­censes are sold out for hun­ters who live out­side the state, the

In­de­pen­dent Record re­ported. NE­BRASKA Lin­coln: Yiel Yiel, 21, was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of try­ing to break into a house — twice in the same night, the Lin

coln Jour­nal Star re­ported. Yiel de­nied breaking into the house, but po­lice said he was wear­ing la­tex gloves when he was found. NE­VADA Las Ve­gas: A man died af­ter a hit-and-run crash, KLASTV re­ported.

NEW HAMP­SHIRE La­co­nia: The 12th An­nual Turkey Plunge to ben­e­fit the Sal­va­tion Army will take place Oct. 29. The swim for char­ity is at Lake Opechee Beach. NEW JERSEY Glass­boro: Ric and Jean Edel­man do­nated $25 mil­lion to pre­serve and ex­pand Rowan Uni­ver­sity’s fos­sil park in Man­tua Town­ship. The do­na­tion is the sec­ond largest in Rowan’s his­tory and the most ever given by alumni of the Glass­boro school. NEW MEX­ICO Al­bu­querque: Of­fi­cials gathered in Tor­rance County to cel­e­brate the res­tart of constructi­on on Avan­grid Renewables’ El Cabo Wind Farm. The 56,000-acre project spans pri­vate prop­erty and state trust land. NEW YORK Collins: A flock of pheas­ants raised by in­mates at Erie County Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity was set free. The 250 pheas­ants were re­leased into state-owned park­land in Zoar Val­ley. In­mates raised the birds as part of a part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion to in­crease the re­gion’s pheas­ant pop­u­la­tion. NORTH CAROLINA Cary: John Sisler, 46, will take part Wed­nes­day in the Tuna Run 200, a 200mile race from Raleigh to At­lantic Beach. He es­ti­mates the race will take 50 to 70 hours. He is rais­ing money for the Wounded War­rior Project, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that serves in­jured vet­er­ans, The News

& Observer re­ported. NORTH DAKOTA Bis­marck: Mon­tana-Dakota Util­i­ties seeks ap­proval from reg­u­la­tors to raise res­i­den­tial elec­tric bills by nearly $10 per month. MDU pro­posed a 6.6% in­crease, which would raise an ad­di­tional $13.4 mil­lion per year. It would in­crease a monthly res­i­den­tial bill by an aver­age of about $9.60. OHIO Fayet­teville: Brown County An­i­mal Shel­ter of­fi­cials said they’ve seized more than 130 an­i­mals from a home in a case they’re call­ing a “farm­yard of hor­rors,” re­ported WXIX-TV. OK­LA­HOMA Ok­la­homa City: Sex crimes de­tec­tives are warn­ing that the mes­sag­ing ap­pli­ca­tion Snapchat is fast be­com­ing the pre­ferred com­mu­ni­ca­tion tool for on­line sexual predators, The

Ok­la­homan re­ported. ORE­GON Port­land: The U.S. Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion re­ported that the state’s grad­u­a­tion rate was about 74%, trailed only by Ne­vada and New Mex­ico. Na­tion­wide, the high school grad­u­a­tion rate rose to 83%. PENN­SYL­VA­NIA Aliquippa: A 28-year-old man who al­legedly threat­ened his fam­ily was found sleep­ing hours later when SWAT of­fi­cers burst into his home, Beaver County Dis­trict At­tor­ney David Lozier said. RHODE IS­LAND West­erly: A woman was hos­pi­tal­ized for treat­ment of in­juries from a crash that in­volved a school bus car­ry­ing mid­dle school stu­dents, The

West­erly Sun re­ported.

SOUTH CAROLINA North Myr

tle Beach: While Hur­ri­cane Matthew brought de­struc­tion in its wake, the storm also washed up trea­sures. Nat Camp­bell found a washed up Me­ga­lodon tooth, an ar­ti­fact from what used to be the world’s largest shark, The Sun

News re­ported. This tooth was val­ued at over $100, and is thought to be over 1 mil­lion years old. SOUTH DAKOTA Ful­ton: A large amount of crops wait­ing to be har­vested made it dif­fi­cult for some hun­ters to find pheas­ants dur­ing the open­ing week­end of the sea­son, The Daily Repub­lic re­ported. TEN­NESSEE Pleas­ant View: A Fort Camp­bell sol­dier was be­ing chased by bees when he stepped onto U.S 41A in the dark over the week­end, The Ten­nessean re­ported. Spc. Austin McGeough, 21, of Con­necti­cut called his girl­friend, then 911 to re­port that he was be­ing chased; three ve­hi­cles hit him be­fore he died.

TEXAS Galve­ston: The Galve­ston County Daily News

re­ported that re­searchers de­ter­mined nearly half of the coral colonies in the East Flower Gar­den Bank were bleached or pal­ing. Warm water tem­per­a­tures could be at fault.

UTAH Salt Lake City: The Salt

Lake Tri­bune re­ported that Zion Na­tional Park of­fi­cials plan sev­eral pub­lic meetings to dis­cuss how to com­bat over­whelmed fa­cil­i­ties and in­creased land ero­sion. Zion ex­pects a record 4 mil­lion vis­i­tors this year. VER­MONT Hard­wick: Ross Con­nelly, owner and pub­lisher of

The Hard­wick Gazette, abandoned his plan for an es­say con­test to find a new owner for it be­cause he failed to get enough en­tries, Burling­ton Free Press re­ported. VIRGINIA Glen Allen: Sarah and Matt Nuckols com­pleted their lofty mis­sion to go sky­div­ing in all 50 states, the Rich­mond Times

Dis­patch re­ported. WASH­ING­TON Spokane: The As­so­ci­a­tion of Re­al­tors said the me­dian home price in May was $200,000, up 14.3% from the same month last year. KXLY-TV re­ported the reason was be­cause more peo­ple are mov­ing to the state’s sec­ond-largest city. WEST VIRGINIA Charleston: Af­ter a months-long com­pen­sa­tion study com­pleted by an in­de­pen­dent con­sul­tant, some city depart­ment heads re­ceived raises of more than $20,000, the

Charleston Gazette-Mail re­ported. City Man­ager David Mol­gaard, among those who re­ceived a sig­nif­i­cant pay raise, said he thinks the in­creases are war­ranted, based on the con­sul­tant’s sug­ges­tions that many po­si­tions were un­der­paid. WIS­CON­SIN Mil­wau­kee: A bus driver for Mil­wau­kee Pub­lic Schools was fired for not pulling over or breaking up a ma­jor bus fight that ap­peared to in­volve Lin­coln Cen­ter of the Arts mid­dle school stu­dents at­tack­ing a girl last week, Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal

Sen­tinel re­ported. WY­OMING Cheyenne: The first big snow­storm of the sea­son caused power out­ages and slick roads, the Jack­son Hole News &

Guide re­ported. Snow covered Old Faithful in Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park. Com­piled from staff and wire re­ports by Tim Wen­del, with Jonathan Briggs, Carolyn Cerbin, Linda Dono, Mike Gottschame­r, Ben Sh­ef­fler, Michael B. Smith, Nichelle Smith and Matt Young. De­sign by Tiffany Reusser. Graph­ics by Ale­jan­dro Gon­za­lez.

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