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ALABAMA Mont­gomery: An ap­pel­late court up­held the mur­der con­vic­tion of Kharon Davis, who spent a decade in jail be­fore go­ing to trial.

ALASKA Aniak: Res­i­dents say a re­cently in­stalled bea­con at the air­port is shin­ing into homes and keep­ing them up at night.

ARI­ZONA Phoenix: Carolyn Warner, a long­time state su­per­in­ten­dent of pub­lic in­struc­tion, has died at 88.

ARKANSAS Jones­boro: Health of­fi­cials say an em­ployee of Mur­docks Cat­fish in Jones­boro tested pos­i­tive for hep­ati­tis A.

CAL­I­FOR­NIA Ana­heim: Walt Dis­ney Co. has aban­doned plans for a lux­ury ho­tel in the Disneyland Re­sort’s shop­ping dis­trict amid a feud with the city over tax sub­si­dies.

COLORADO Den­ver: State health of­fi­cials have con­firmed 14 cases of chil­dren with a po­lio-like ill­ness.

CON­NECTI­CUT Water­bury: Crews are de­mol­ish­ing the cen­tury-old former Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church.

DELAWARE Wilm­ing­ton: A man fac­ing kid­nap­ping and at­tempted mur­der charges turned him­self in af­ter mis­tak­enly be­ing re­leased.

DIS­TRICT OF COLUMBIA: Five city leg­is­la­tors have pro­posed an ag­gres­sive plan to cut car­bon emis­sions.

FLORIDA Ocala: School board mem­ber Nancy Stacy re­jected calls to quit over Face­book posts say­ing men are be­ing de­stroyed by “whores” and de­fend­ing con­victed rapist Bill Cosby.

GE­OR­GIA Ball Ground: A 74-year-old woman is ac­cused of killing her 76year-old hus­band, who she said had fallen and hit his head.

HAWAII Honolulu: Gov. David Ige has nom­i­nated his high school friend and former cam­paign man­ager to the state In­ter­me­di­ate Court of Ap­peals.

IDAHO Boise: The state has sent 150 more male in­mates to Ea­gle Pass, Texas, due to over­crowd­ing.

ILLI­NOIS Geneva: Ral­phael J. Rob- in­son, former pas­tor of a now-de­funct North Aurora church, was sen­tenced to 15 years in prison for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a teenage girl.

IN­DI­ANA Michi­gan City: A Min­nesota fugi­tive who taunted au­thor­i­ties on so­cial me­dia by vow­ing she’d “never be caught” was ar­rested.

IOWA Water­loo: A 15-year-old boy was taken into cus­tody af­ter a so­cial me­dia threat that can­celed classes at three high schools.

KANSAS Topeka: Data shows Kansans waited an aver­age of 573 days for So­cial Se­cu­rity dis­abil­ity claims de­ci­sions dur­ing the last fis­cal year.

KEN­TUCKY Owens­boro: State po­lice say an Owens­boro po­lice of­fi­cer was shot by a res­i­dent who may have mis­taken him for a prowler.

LOUISIANA Ba­ton Rouge: Wealthy Ba­ton Rouge busi­ness­man Ed­die Rispone is the first Repub­li­can to en­ter the 2019 gov­er­nor’s race.

MAINE Port­land: JetBlue will end year-round ser­vice be­tween Port­land and New York City, tran­si­tion­ing to sum­mers-only next year.

MARY­LAND Earleville: A cell­phone whose bat­tery ap­par­ently ex­ploded in­jured a stu­dent on a school bus.

MAS­SACHUSETTS Bos­ton: State po­lice dropped an ef­fort to de­stroy years of au­dit and pay­roll records.

MICHI­GAN Yp­si­lanti: Of­fi­cials are not sure what’s caus­ing a rash af­fect­ing more than 100 in­mates at Michi­gan’s prison for women.

MIN­NESOTA Chaska: The owner of Scream Town apol­o­gized for say­ing the haunted trail would have a “zero-tol­er­ance” pol­icy for So­ma­lis.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI Jack­son: Po­lice agen­cies have been seiz­ing cash, guns and ve­hi­cles with­out le­gal author­ity for months af­ter a state law changed and po­lice didn’t no­tice.

MIS­SOURI St. Louis: Fer­gu­son po­lice chief Del­r­ish Moss is leav­ing at the end of the month to care for his ail­ing mother in Florida.

MON­TANA Billings: Bow­ing to crit­i­cism, Roo­sevelt Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Cul­bert­son fired a nurse it had hired de­spite a child porn con­vic­tion.

NE­BRASKA Lin­coln: The city has be­gun a year­long project to con­vert all street­lights to LED light­ing.

NE­VADA Reno: The county ap­proved a 10-year lease so build­ings to be ren­o­vated in Sparks can house home­less women and chil­dren.

NEW HAMP­SHIRE Ray­mond: The Tuck­away Tav­ern and Butch­ery is of­fer­ing cash and free steak tips to any­one who helps po­lice catch the bur­glar who struck early Tues­day.

NEW JERSEY Cam­den: An in­mate serv­ing time for traf­fick­ing in child pornog­ra­phy was sen­tenced to more than 13 years for pos­sess­ing child sex abuse videos in­side the prison.

NEW MEX­ICO Santa Ana: A tribal casino will of­fer the state’s first sports bet­ting, start­ing Tues­day.

NEW YORK Rochester: Repub­li­can state As­sem­bly­man Joseph Er­rigo has been charged with tak­ing a bribe to in­tro­duce leg­is­la­tion that would have helped a de­vel­oper.

NORTH CAR­OLINA Raleigh: The state fair’s open­ing will be de­layed one day un­til Fri­day as the rem­nants of Hur­ri­cane Michael pass through.

NORTH DAKOTA Fargo: The sea­son’s first sig­nif­i­cant snow has dumped as much as 17 inches in parts of east­ern North Dakota.

OHIO Bel­laire: The former Cleve­land po­lice of­fi­cer who fa­tally shot a 12-year-old black boy play­ing with a pel­let gun has de­cided not to take a job with Bel­laire’s depart­ment.

OK­LA­HOMA Ok­la­homa City: Fri­day is the dead­line for vot­ers to reg­is­ter or up­date their reg­is­tra­tion.

ORE­GON Salem: The cost of fight­ing wild­fires in Ore­gon reached a record $514.6 mil­lion in 2018.

PENN­SYL­VA­NIA Harrisburg: Law­mak­ers voted to re­peal a re­quire- ment that dis­trict judges col­lect sig­na­tures when run­ning for re-elec­tion.

RHODE IS­LAND Prov­i­dence: Gov. Gina Rai­mondo con­tin­ues to out­spend elec­tion ri­vals, but Repub­li­can Al­lan Fung has nar­rowed the gap.

SOUTH CAR­OLINA Lex­ing­ton: The death penalty trial for Ti­mothy Jones, ac­cused of killing his five chil­dren, has been de­layed un­til next year.

SOUTH DAKOTA Selby: Res­i­dents hope to save a nurs­ing home that em­ploys one-fourth of the work­force.

TEN­NESSEE Clarksville: Two 15-yearolds and a 14-year-old have been in­dicted in the June beat­ing death of a 71-year-old car wash em­ployee.

TEXAS Dal­las: All 15 Catholic dio­ce­ses in Texas will re­lease next year the names of clergy who have been “cred­i­bly ac­cused” of sex­ual abuse of a mi­nor, the Dio­cese of Dal­las says.

UTAH Provo: A new me­mo­rial hon­ors nearly 500 pa­tients from the former Utah Ter­ri­to­rial In­sane Asy­lum who were buried in un­marked graves.

VER­MONT Mont­pe­lier: Ver­mont has re­ceived nearly $19 mil­lion in fed­eral loans for com­mu­nity-based wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture projects.

VIR­GINIA Vir­ginia Beach: Former re­al­ity TV star Melissa Han­cock will serve 16 years for killing a man in a drunken wrong-way col­li­sion.

WASH­ING­TON Olympia: The state Supreme Court ruled Thurs­day that the death penalty, as ap­plied, vi­o­lates its Con­sti­tu­tion and or­dered eight death sen­tences con­verted to life.

WEST VIR­GINIA Mor­gan­town: A med­i­cal ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion will pro­vide free joint re­place­ments later this year.

WISCONSIN Har­ri­son: Two peo­ple were in­jured when a neigh­bor­ing house ex­ploded.

WY­OMING Cody: A state board has ap­proved a $6 mil­lion grant and loan pack­age so Gun­werks can ex­pand its Cody firearms man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity.

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