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Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:00pm

When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they'll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning, and above all, safe.

Virginia touts federal rating on special education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:51pm

State officials are touting Virginia's compliance with a federal law designed to help students with disabilities.

Chicago police officers fatally shoot person in stolen car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41pm

Chicago police are investigating a shooting by two officers that left one person dead.

Ohio college student found dead in field to be buried Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:31pm

An Ohio college student found dead in a cornfield three days after she disappeared while riding her bicycle will be buried at a private service.

Mom loses baby, gets state notices to pick pediatrician

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:21pm

When one of Angie Schmehl's identical twins, born at 26 weeks, died after 16 days of life, she didn't expect to be hounded by the state about picking a pediatrician for him and threats to cut off his insurance.

At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:01pm

The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of the entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.

Emmett man dies in head-on collision on Highway 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:31pm

A 59-year-old driver has died after crossing the center lanes on Highway 16 near Emmett and striking another vehicle head-on.

Police save robbery suspect from burning car after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:11pm

Police officers saved an armed robbery suspect from a burning car after a chase ended in a crash in an episode caught on police body camera video.

Judge allows ex-Nampa fire official's case to head to trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01pm

The case of a former southwest Idaho fire official who says he was fired for pushing for safer conditions at two apartment buildings will head to trial.

Police: Robbery suspect who stole squad car fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:11pm

A suspect in a bank robbery led police on a chase through Tucson, stealing a police car and carjacking a civilian before he was fatally shot near the University of Arizona, authorities said Thursday.

Family of NYC autistic teen found dead to get $2.7M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:50pm

New York City has agreed to pay $2.7 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a 14-year-old autistic boy who was found dead after leaving his school in Queens.

FBI: Fugitive arrested nearly 40 years after Florida killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:41pm

When he was initially arrested in the 1977 shooting death of a former immigration official in Florida, William Claybourne Taylor posted bond and disappeared. Decades later, federal agents have finally caught up to him in North Carolina.

Police rally as mayor says Black Lives Matter banner stays

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:31pm

About 50 police officers and their supporters upset about a Black Lives Matter banner that has been hanging outside City Hall for a year rallied on Thursday to try to pressure the mayor to remove it.

Career and technical education gathering set for Sioux Falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:21pm

The state Department of Education says the 2016 South Dakota Career and Technical Education Conference will be held in Sioux Falls.

Former airman convicted in toddler's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:20pm

A former airman who was caring for the 21-month-old son of another airman who was deployed to Qatar has been convicted in the child's death.

Terror attack play scratched after victim families object

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:11pm

A Southern California college has canceled plans to create a play about a hometown terrorist attack that killed 14 people after family members of some victims complained.

Sparks police fatally shoot reckless driving suspect

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:00pm

Sparks police officers fatally shot a motorist who allegedly failed to comply with orders Thursday during a traffic stop after hitting several vehicles while speeding through a residential area and barreling down streets the wrong way, police said.

Charges dropped in Chandra Levy murder

Ralph Ellis and Cheri Mossburg, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:51pm

A judge on Thursday dismissed murder charges against a man accused in the death of Chandra Levy, a Washington intern whose 2001 disappearance created national headlines.

US probing whether airstrike harmed Syrian civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:30pm

The U.S. military is looking into whether a coalition airstrike in northern Syria caused civilian casualties.

Police: Oregon woman killed died of blunt force trauma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:11pm

A body found off a rural highway has been identified as that of a young woman who went missing early Sunday, police said Thursday.