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Salem police investigating explosion of LGBT newspaper box

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10am

Police in Salem are investigating the detonation of an explosive placed inside a news box for an LGBT newspaper as a possible hate crime.

Single punch didn't kill Iowan, medical examiner says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10am

The Polk County medical examiner says one punch to the face didn't kill a 32-year-old Des Moines man.

Wilmington police pay for haircuts for girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:00am

Dozens of girls who are going back to school next week have Wilmington police officers to thank for their new hairdos.

Police: 3 accused of blowing up turtle with firecrackers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:00am

Police in Pennsylvania say two men and a 17-year-old boy are facing charges after they exploded two M-80 firecrackers on a turtle, killing the reptile.

Former pro wrestler running for state representative seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:50am

A former professional wrestler who once grappled with the likes of Hulk Hogan is now running for a state representative seat in Connecticut.

Man rescued after nearly 40-foot fall into hold of ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:40am

Officials in Alabama say a man has been rescued after falling roughly 40 feet into a hold of a ship out of Norway.

Boy, 5, uses allowance to buy lunch for police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:20am

A 5-year-old boy in New Jersey has picked up the lunch tab for his police department.

NTSB: Plane lost fuel pumps before Alabama crash, killing 6

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:20am

A pilot told air traffic controllers that fuel pumps aboard the plane were failing before it plunged to the ground and caught fire near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, killing six people from Mississippi, according to a new report from federal aviation investigators.

Sheriff: Suicidal man shot by Florida sheriff's deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:20am

Sheriff's officials in Florida say a deputy fatally shot a suicidal man who refused to follow orders during a brief confrontation in a backyard near Orlando.

Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:11am

Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday.

Judge to rule if Illinois terrorism suspect is mentally fit

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:10am

A federal judge will consider on whether a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect who says aliens and Freemasons are after him is mentally fit for trial.

Iowa hospital warns former patients of possible infection

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:50am

A Des Moines hospital is alerting about 2,600 people who had open-heart surgery there from 2012 to 2015 that they might have been exposed to a bacterial infection.

Rapid City slaying suspect undergoing mental health exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:50am

A Rapid City man accused of killing a 6-month-old girl is undergoing a mental health evaluation.

Police: Mom never showed up at bus stop for kindergartener

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:50am

A North Carolina woman has been arrested after police say she left her young children home alone for hours and never picked up her kindergarten student at a school bus stop.

New case of Zika through a local mosquito in Florida county

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:40am

Officials say a second person in Palm Beach County, Florida, has contracted the Zika virus through a local mosquito.

Teacher accused of having sex with student found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:30am

A body found in Moncks Corner has been identified as a Berkeley County high school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.

2 Orlando hospitals won't bill nightclub shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:30am

The Orlando hospitals that treated dozens of people injured in the Pulse nightclub massacre are not billing survivors for out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Woman dies after falling from zip line ride at Delaware park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:20am

Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a woman who fell from a zip line ride at Lums Pond State Park in Bear.

Black caucus chair to meet with Hogan on medical marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:10am

Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to meet with the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland to discuss the shortage of black applicants chosen as finalists to grow and process medical marijuana in the state.

Remains of lost WWII veteran set for return to Rhode Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:10am

The remains of an Army captain who was previous lost and unaccounted for following World War II will return to his hometown in Rhode Island this weekend.