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Sonoma State police chief fires gun, allegedly stabs stepson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:30pm

Authorities say the police chief of Sonoma State University repeatedly stabbed his stepson in the chest with a power drill and fired a shot inside his home after an argument turned into a fight.

Police departments start addiction recovery program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:30pm

Six police departments in New Hampshire and Maine plan to open their police stations to drug addicts seeking treatment.

The Latest: Parents criticize school officials over lead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:20pm

The Latest on elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at Portland Public schools (all times local):

Officers find shivering sea lion in San Francisco stairwell

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:00pm

The San Francisco Police Department says two of its officers helped rescue a stranded baby sea lion they found shivering at a stairwell in the city's Ocean Beach neighborhood.

Illinois officials: Look out for potentially rabid bats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 9:21pm

The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning the state's residents to look out for potentially rabid bats and avoid any contact.

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee

John L. Mone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 9:10pm

Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record high Tuesday as more rain was expected in the coming days.

Video: Elk Charges tourist taking photos in Yellowstone

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:31pm

Video shot by a tourist over the weekend in Yellowstone National Park is yet another recent example of why it's important to keep a safe distance from wildlife.

Oregon students get bottled water; lead found at 2 schools

Kristena Hansen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:30pm

A third-party, independent investigation will be conducted after high amounts of lead were found in water sources at two schools, which led the district to close all water fountains, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith said Tuesday.

SDSU wins charity fundraiser against USD; effort raises $66K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:20pm

South Dakota State University has edged out the University of South Dakota in an annual charity fundraiser that benefits Feeding South Dakota.

Detective whose story told in McFarland USA pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:20pm

An ex-detective who had been on the championship 1987 track team depicted in the movie "McFarland USA" pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery and drug charges while he was with the Bakersfield Police Department.

Canadian charged with torture, mutilation in killing partner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:00pm

A Canadian man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of torturing, mutilating and killing a girlfriend whose bloodless body was found in their Southern California apartment.

Pacific military exercises to include 27 nations, a record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:40pm

The U.S. Navy says 27 nations will participate in the world's largest maritime exercises in coming weeks.

Testimony: House speaker hired to open doors with others

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:30pm

The president of an education curriculum company testified Tuesday that he hired Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, in a $7,500 a month consulting contract, to open doors with legislative leaders in other states as the company tried to sell digital courses to school systems.

Man frees Kansas judge after hourslong hostage standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:21pm

A gunman who held a Kansas county's chief judge and his wife hostage Tuesday over a child custody matter eventually surrendered, releasing the couple unharmed, police said.

Prosecutor: 3 men were persistent in efforts to get to Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:11pm

A federal prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that three Minnesota men were intent in their efforts to join the Islamic State group in Syria and knew they would be killing people once they got there, but defense attorneys for two of them said their clients were not part of any conspiracy.

Nevada prisons ending use of birdshot behind bars

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:00pm

The new director of Nevada's prison system says he's ending the use of birdshot behind bars.

Former Virginia Tech president, T. Marshall Hahn Jr., dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:00pm

T. Marshall Hahn Jr., under whose 12-year presidency Virginia Tech grew from a mostly male military college into a comprehensive university, has died.

Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy sentenced to 4 years in killing

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:00pm

A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison.

Broncos receiver Latimer arrested on misdemeanor warrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 6:40pm

Authorities say Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant after he called the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office to report that he was involved in a domestic disturbance with a woman.