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