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ALABAMA Clay: A se­nior prank in­volv­ing eggs and spray paint at a high school caused up to $10,000 in dam­age, and of­fi­cials say more than 20 stu­dents will be banned from par­tic­i­pat­ing in grad­u­a­tion.

ALASKA Soldotna: One of the state’s three re­main­ing Block­buster Video stores is clos­ing.

ARI­ZONA Phoenix: A new law will al­low the state to grow in­dus­trial hemp.

ARKANSAS Lit­tle Rock: Rep. Rick Craw­ford has de­ac­ti­vated his of­fice Face­book page af­ter ex­press­ing con­cern about so­cial me­dia pri­vacy.

CAL­I­FOR­NIA Palm Desert: A swarm of bees left one per­son in crit­i­cal con­di­tion and three oth­ers with mi­nor in­juries.

COLORADO Den­ver: The Den­ver Zoo will send money and staff to help save 11,000 crit­i­cally en­dan­gered tor­toises in Mada­gas­car.

CON­NECTI­CUT Hartford: Boat deal­ers say a new sales tax re­duc­tion on ves­sels is boost­ing busi­ness.

DELAWARE Bear: A man has been charged af­ter author­i­ties say he stole nearly $90,000 worth of prop­erty from apart­ments va­cated af­ter fire dam­age.

DIS­TRICT OF COLUMBIA: The CEO of Wash­ing­to­nian mag­a­zine apol­o­gized for the lack of di­ver­sity in a new ad cam­paign. The “I Am Not a Tourist” cam­paign show­cased area res­i­dents, but none were African Amer­i­cans.

FLORIDA Panama City: Seven peo­ple were in­jured when a boat crashed into jet­ties along a Pan­han­dle beach.

GE­OR­GIA Ac­worth: Two teenagers are charged with ag­gra­vated an­i­mal cru­elty for beat­ing a mother pos­sum to death with a base­ball bat and killing her four ba­bies by pour­ing bleach and am­mo­nia on them.

HAWAII Honolulu: The num­ber of firearms reg­is­tered in the state de­creased by nearly 24% last year.

IDAHO Force Thun­der­birds Moun­tain Home: will head­line The Air the early Gun­fighter June. Skies air show in

ILLI­NOIS Spring­field: Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state set a record with nearly 114 mil­lion visi­tors in 2017.

IN­DI­ANA Rockville: A man has been sen­tenced to 90 years in prison for set­ting fires that de­stroyed one cov­ered bridge and dam­aged an­other.

IOWA Iowa City: The Univer­sity of Iowa has frozen pay in­creases for teach­ers and other staff mem­bers.

KANSAS De Soto: Con­gres­sional del­e­gates are push­ing for faster en­vi­ron­men­tal cleanup at a for­mer am­mu­ni­tion plant. The target date for com­ple­tion is 2028.

KEN­TUCKY Louisville: A food trail was launched at nine state parks fea­tur­ing pop­u­lar re­gional dishes such as bur­goo, soup beans, fried pota­toes and bour­bon cake.

LOUISIANA Ba­ton Rouge: Law­mak­ers want to re­quire judges to de­lay slan­der law­suits filed against peo­ple who al­lege sex­ual as­saults.

MAINE Port­land: The Port­land Sci­ence Cen­ter is shut­ting down.

MARY­LAND Fredrick: Res­i­dents have been asked to limit wa­ter use amid “his­toric flood­ing.”

MAS­SACHUSETTS Low­ell: A law­maker has been ac­cused of chok­ing a po­lit­i­cal chal­lenger dur­ing a chance en­counter at a restau­rant.

MICHI­GAN Grass Lake Town­ship: A large white cross that’s been up since 1950 has been re­moved af­ter a com­plaint that it stood on sta­te­owned land.

MIN­NESOTA Du­luth: The city ex­pe­ri­enced a record-high tem­per­a­ture for May 16 at 88 de­grees.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI Ox­ford: The city has filed an an­nex­a­tion pe­ti­tion to ac­quire about 12 square miles of Lafayette County.

MIS­SOURI up­graded mur­der, child charges Crane: abuse to Pros­e­cu­tors and first-de­gree ne­glect have against last Septem­ber. a wo­man whose baby died

School MON­TANA has banned Mis­soula: the Big Con­fed­er­ate Sky High flag at the school.

Ne­braska NE­BRASKA of­fi­cials Lin­coln: say Univer­sity switch­ing of health save the in­sur­ance school around com­pa­nies $12.3 would mil­lion next year.

NE­VADA Las Ve­gas: Ge­orge Thomas has be­come the third bishop of the Ro­man Catholic Dio­cese of Las Ve­gas.

NEW HAMP­SHIRE Loudon: A judge has ap­proved a three-day coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­val at the New Hamp­shire Mo­tor Speed­way in 2019.

NEW JERSEY Manchester Town­ship: Found hu­man re­mains were iden­ti­fied as those of Wil­liam Sch­mid­bauer, a New Jersey man who went miss­ing in 2007.

NEW MEX­ICO Albuquerque: A hos­pi­tal has be­gun of­fer­ing pan­creas trans­plants, a pro­ce­dure that pre­vi­ously was not avail­able in the state.

NEW YORK New York: U2 will play an invitation-only show at the Apollo Theater on June 11.

NORTH CAROLINA White Lake: Of­fi­cials have con­cluded an al­gae bloom killed fish in a lake, not the chem­i­cal used to treat the out­break.

NORTH DAKOTA Par­shall: The search has ended for a con­tainer of am­mu­ni­tion that fell off a Humvee. The ex­plo­sives have not been found.

OHIO Cleve­land: Good­win McNeal has driven for the Greater Cleve­land Re­gional Tran­sit Au­thor­ity for 40 years, log­ging an es­ti­mated 1.2 mil­lion miles with­out caus­ing an ac­ci­dent, Cleve­ re­ports.

OK­LA­HOMA Tulsa: A Mus­lim wo­man who al­leges she was de­nied en­try into a court­house be­cause of her hi­jab is su­ing the county sher­iff.

ORE­GON PENN­SYL­VA­NIA their first Bend: elected Res­i­dents Towa­mensing mayor in will Novem­ber. choose Town­ship: for a con­tam­i­nant Ten wells be­lieved are be­ing to be tested gas.

RHODE IS­LAND Prov­i­dence: The state is on pace to fin­ish the cur­rent fis­cal year with a $32 mil­lion bud­get sur­plus. A $60 mil­lion deficit was SOUTH Emer­gency pro­jected CAROLINA in re­pairs Novem­ber. were Mount made Pleas­ant: af­ter a ca­ble Bridge. snapped on the James Ed­wards

are SOUTH be­ing DAKOTA as­sured Stur­gis: that a pro­posed Res­i­dents gun noise range and the is safe field amid of fire. con­cerns over

TEN­NESSEE sity of Mem­phis Mem­phis: is go­ing The to freeze Univer­tu­ition for the 2018-19 aca­demic year.

ed TEXAS more Fort than Worth: 2,000 The pro­posed DMV per- re­ject­son­al­ized li­cense plates last year. Among them: GOTWEED, NOTRUMP and NOBAMA.

UTAH Salt Lake City: An au­dit found wide­spread drug use at a home­less shel­ter that’s been marked for clos­ing af­ter a spate of vi­o­lence nearby.

VER­MONT Shel­burne: A po­lice­man is fac­ing charges of so­lic­it­ing pros­ti­tu­tion and obstruction of justice.

VIR­GINIA Abing­don: The state is set to study whether to add more tolls to In­ter­state 81.

WASHINGTON Van­cou­ver: A bald ea­gle was hit by a pass­ing ve­hi­cle while div­ing for prey. The bird was res­cued and is re­cov­er­ing.

WEST VIR­GINIA Hunt­ing­ton: In­terim police chief Hank Dial has been rec­om­mended for the job per­ma­nently.

WIS­CON­SIN Madi­son: State res­i­dents have un­til July 2 to ap­ply on­line for a $100 per-child tax re­bate.

WY­OMING Pow­ell:

Rhett were named Pi­mentel Pres­i­den­tial of Pow­ell Twins High Schol­ars. Hat­tie School and

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