Around the nation
News from every state.
ALABAMA Sand Island: Birmingham Audubon says beach volleyball players probably killed hundreds of birds still in their eggs.
ALASKA Anchorage: Alaska Wildlife Troopers seized more than 16 tons of salmon caught illegally by vessels.
ARIZONA Phoenix: The city has cut a program that offered residents gift cards and other incentives to recycle.
ARKANSAS Little Rock: Arkansas’ Medicaid spending fell by $22 million in the fiscal year that ended in June.
CALIFORNIA Sacramento: Gov. Brown has appointed four people to the University of California Board of Regents.
COLORADO Vail: Operation Game Thief program is increasing the reward to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest of those responsible for killing two mountain goats.
CONNECTICUT Simsbury: Jonathan XIV, the Siberian Husky mascot for the University of Connecticut, was assistant ring bearer for alumni Daniel and Holly Bronko.
DELAWARE Rehoboth Beach: A bicyclist was attacked Sunday morning by a driver who pulled over to hit him with a piece of cable, police said.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Pave DC program has completed about 120 segments of road.
FLORIDA Orlando: Passenger traffic at Orlando International Airport is up almost 7 percent in the first six months of 2018.
GEORGIA Atlanta: The city has spent more than $6 million to buy a nearly 2-mile stretch of old railroad for the Beltline project.
HAWAII Honolulu: The state is expanding free preschool programs at public elementary schools on Oahu, Molokai, Hawaii and Maui.
IDAHO Idaho Falls: A Pew Research Center report found that Idaho’s revenue from taxes on alcohol, tobacco and gambling is among the lowest in the nation.
ILLINOIS they have Chicago: much more Organizers than the say 52,500 needed to ask voters to consider term limits for mayors.
INDIANA Mishawaka: Computer issues are delaying 911 dispatches in in St. Joseph County.
IOWA Mason City: North Central Iowa Genealogical Society may need to find a new home by the end of September.
KANSAS Lawrence: University of Kansas is looking into ways to limit fraternity and sorority hazing.
KENTUCKY Louisville: Rabbit Hole Distillery will begin tours today.
LOUISIANA Baton Rouge: Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board says three of 15 riverboat casinos have indicated interest in moving onshore.
MAINE Augusta: Randy Cross of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says he believes bears will be more likely to visit bait buckets because of a lack of berries.
MARYLAND Baltimore: The City Council has voted to prohibit the selling or leasing of its water and sewer system.
MASSACHUSETTS Boston: William Gross is the city’s first black police commissioner.
MICHIGAN Lansing: State Department of Natural Resources grants are available for projects that create more urban green spaces.
MINNESOTA St. Cloud: Kathleen Uradnik, a political science professor at St. Cloud State University has filed a lawsuit alleging her rights are being violated because she doesn’t agree with her union.
MISSISSIPPI Jackson: The Jackson Zoological Society has been borrowing state capital improvement money to cover operating expenses.
MISSOURI St Louis: Pharmaceutical manufacturer Mallinckrodt plans to spend up to $10 million over five years for research at the Washing-
ton MONTANA University Billings: School The of Medicine. state health medical department marijuana dispensary won’t issue li- new censes in the city.
NEBRASKA Lincoln: Nationwide Insurance intends to close its Allied Insurance office, putting the jobs of about 90 people in jeopardy.
NEVADA Las Vegas: A former Nevada correctional officer, has pleaded guilty in a staged accident.
NEW HAMPSHIRE North Hampton: Mark Eddinger is launching My Music Career, a service linking artists with industry experts.
NEW JERSEY Galloway: Stockton University is eyeing purchase of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel.
NEW MEXICO Carlsbad: A sinkhole along a busy intersection will take officials two years to fill.
NEW YORK Albany: Saranac Lake has won $10 million to improve its downtown as the latest winner of a state redevelopment contest.
NORTH Paul Ridgeway CAROLINA heard Raleigh: arguments Judge on whether tional amendments some proposed should constitu- be left off ballots.
NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck: More than 300 Basin Electric Power Cooperative employees are taking buyouts.
OHIO Cincinnati: Actors Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie are filming Netflix movie “Point Blank.”
OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City: Gov. Fallin has signed a revised set of emergency rules governing the use of medical marijuana.
OREGON Bend: The Deschutes Basin Board of Control and six conservation groups have signed “A Shared Vision for the Deschutes.”
PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia: The city is planning to issue municipal identification cards for people who don’t have other identification.
RHODE ISLAND Providence: Col. Frederic Mellor, an Air Force pilot from Rhode Island who went missing during a mission over North Vietnam in 1965 has been accounted for. SOUTH CAROLINA Jamestown: A bedbug infestation has forced emergency medical service crews to temporarily move out of a fire station.
SOUTH DAKOTA Pierre: More cases of anthrax have been confirmed in the state’s livestock this year.
TENNESSEE Nashville: Sheldon L. Hightower is replacing Kevin Brown as the eighth state conservationist to serve in Tennessee.
TEXAS Sutherland Springs: A Sutherland Springs Historical Museum exhibit remembers those slain at First Baptist Church.
UTAH Salt Lake City: A team from Navajo Mountain High School is representing North America an international robotics competition.
VERMONT Burlington: Tom Sullivan, president of the University of Vermont, will step down at the end of this upcoming school year.
VIRGINIA Chesapeake: Giselle Steinhausen is suing J.C. Penney for $4.5 million over scalp burns.
WASHINGTON Seattle: King County Metro was named best large public transportation agency in North America.
WEST VIRGINIA Charleston: Lawmakers toured the state Supreme Court’s offices as part of an investigation into whether to recommend impeachment proceedings for Justice Allen Loughry.
WISCONSIN Madison: A Department of Agriculture report showed Wisconsin farmers experienced a slight increase in production costs last year.
WYOMING Sheridan: The state Game and Fish Department euthanized a black bear that was feeding on hotdogs and other human food at the Sibley Lake campground.