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Commissioner: 97 percent of Clendenin Elementary damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:30am

Authorities say that almost all of Clendenin Elementary School has sustained flood damage.

Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub

Terry Spencer, Tamara Lush and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:21am

Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby's life.

Grand jury to meet on students charged in Virginia slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:20am

A grand jury is preparing to meet to determine whether two former Virginia Tech students should be indicted in the killing of a 13-year-old girl.

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:10am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, speaking to delegates on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Indianapolis officer shot, suspect dead after chase, gunfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:41am

Indianapolis police say one officer was shot and another was injured when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:30am

Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse's town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when the nocturnal weasels made their last stand in the nearby sagebrush hills.

UofL board to consider status of campus president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:10pm

University of Louisville trustees may be ready to decide the status of embattled school President James Ramsey.

First medical marijuana dispensary to open in Tallahassee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:00pm

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Florida is slated to open.

Indianapolis police officer shot, suspect in chase killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:00pm

Indianapolis police said one officer was shot and another suffered minor injuries Monday when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Gov. Haslam hires Stephen Smith as senior policy adviser

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:50pm

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named Deputy Education Commissioner Stephen Smith as his new senior adviser for policy and strategy.

Home invasion killer to be resentenced to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:30pm

A Connecticut man sentenced to death by lethal injection for the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion is expected to be resentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole because the state abolished the death penalty.

Maine gets nearly $800K to help poor students go to college

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:20pm

The federal Department of Education is giving nearly $800,000 to Maine public universities to provide help for low-income and first-generation students who want to go to college.

Newly expanded substance abuse treatment center opens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:20pm

A newly expanded substance abuse treatment center is opening in Franklin, New Hampshire.

Ohio Department of Aging director set to retire on Aug. 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:20pm

The director of the Ohio Department of Aging is set to retire on the first of next month.

Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

Terry Spencer and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:52pm

With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."

The Latest: Darby downgraded as Oahu cleans up sewage spills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:32pm

The Latest on a tropical storm near Hawaii (all times local):

Longtime UCLA med school dean Sherman Mellinkoff dies at 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:31pm

Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical research and academics, has died at age 96.

The Latest: Illinois lawmaker resigns over 'cyber' issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:51pm

The Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the Illinois House (all times local):

Nevada has 1 of highest proportions of female lawmakers

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:31pm

Nevada is among the states with the greatest proportion of female lawmakers, although women are still underrepresented in the Legislature and in many of the highest elected offices.