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  • Highway sheds Jefferson Davis name, but marker remains

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county has repealed a 1959 resolution that named a U.S. highway stretch to honor Confederate President Jefferson Davis, but for now, the marker will remain. The Herald-Sun reports the Orange County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to repeal the resolution designating the local stretch of U.S. 15 […]
  • White woman who barred black man from loft offers defense

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white woman who was fired after she was shown on video blocking a black man from entering the St. Louis loft building where he lives says the man didn’t have an electronic key fob and forced his way inside. KTVI-TV reports that Hilary Thornton says 24-year-old D’Arreion Toles was trying […]
  • Police officer gives ‘life lesson’ to boys for having BB gun

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a “lesson was learned” when an officer responding to a report of two young black males flashing a gun discovered one of the youngsters had a BB gun. It happened Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Body cam video shows Officer Peter Casuccio telling the youngsters, ages 11 and 13, “this […]
  • NCIS: No foul play in sailor’s death in Mississippi

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Navy investigators say a sailor who died from a gunshot wound in military housing last weekend was not a victim of foul play. The Sun Herald reports that a spokesman for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service said he could not discuss the details of the death of 23-year-old Grace Kayla Davis-Marcheschi […]
  • Official: Deputy shot, suspect killed in Tennessee shooting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An official at a Tennessee sheriff’s office says an on-duty deputy has been wounded in a shooting that killed a suspect. Shelby County Sheriff’s Lt. Anthony Buckner tells WMC-TV the deputy was shot in the leg outside a Memphis apartment complex Wednesday morning. News outlets report the suspect was declared dead […]
  • The Latest: EU could extend UK’s post-Brexit transition

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Ireland’s foreign minister says the European Union is open to extending Britain’s post-Brexit transition period so that a permanent solution can be found to the Irish border problem. Under current proposals, Britain will remain inside EU rules […]
  • Water levels plummet on Texas river that washed out bridge

    LLANO, Texas (AP) — Water levels are quickly dropping on a Texas river that soared above flood stage this week, destroying a bridge, forcing evacuations and leading to multiple water rescues. The Llano River was just below 15 feet (4.5 meters) on Wednesday morning after cresting 24 hours earlier at almost 40 feet (12 meters). […]
  • Ditka, prosecutor in Penn State child abuse case, dies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Laura Ditka, the lead prosecutor in the child abuse case involving officials at Penn State, has died. She was 55. The Allegheny County district attorney’s office tweeted Tuesday that Ditka died unexpectedly. No cause of death was given. The DA’s office called her “an extraordinary public servant and person and a loving […]
  • Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Clearwater police posted a photo on Facebook of a group of officers standing in front of the van holding boxes of the tasty treats. The Tampa Bay Times reports the van […]
  • Perfect scapegoat: Goat on road jams morning traffic near DC

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — The appearance of a goat on a road in a Maryland suburb of Washington created traffic delays and an opportunity for county police to come up with many puns. The Washington Post reports the goat was found Monday on Muncaster Mill Road in Germantown, but it’s unclear where he came from […]