Bob Moen, Associated Press | Posted Feb 12th - 4:30pm
The state Senate rejected a bill that would have prohibited teachers and school officials from prying into students' private personal social media accounts after opponents voiced concern it would jeopardize school safety.
Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and forced some school closures.
Joe Reedy, Associated Press | Posted Feb 12th - 4:30pm
The hospital where a black woman died after she was forcibly removed from the emergency room by a white police officer was cited for 10 "deficiencies," including failing to properly examine the woman when she complained of difficulty breathing, state health officials said.
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted Feb 12th - 4:20pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards tried Friday to reduce fears about the threat of cuts to the TOPS free college tuition program, saying Louisiana students who receive the aid won't see increased tuition bills this semester even if financing is reduced.
The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and that she thinks about the victims and their families every day.
Jim Salter, Associated Press | Posted Feb 12th - 4:10pm
Ferguson leaders warned U.S. Department of Justice negotiators last month that they couldn't guarantee approval of a plan to address the agency's scathing review of the city's police and courts, including allegations that the civil rights of black residents were routinely violated, Ferguson's mayor said Friday.
Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press | Posted Feb 12th - 4:00pm
Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a possible murder-suicide or double-suicide.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted Feb 12th - 3:21pm
A Senate effort to overhaul the treatment of juveniles in the justice system to avoid unnecessary detentions and keep them out of adult jails has hit a snag in the form of freshman Republican Tom Cotton.
Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Feb 12th - 3:12pm
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.
Brian Witte, Associated Press | Posted Feb 12th - 3:02pm
Maryland's Senate president is calling for civility after Democrats received what he called "the most vicious hate mail you can possibly imagine" in the aftermath of overriding the Republican governor's veto.