Denise Lavoie, Associated Press | Posted Oct 4th - 9:13am
One day in the fall of 2013, Colleen Ritzer asked one of her 9th-grade algebra students to stay after school. Hours later, the body of the popular, 24-year-old teacher was found in nearby woods, partly covered by leaves. She had been raped and her throat had been slit with a box cutter. Near her body was a note reading, "I hate you all."
Seanna Adcox, Associated Press | Posted Oct 4th - 8:51am
A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina — cutting power to thousands, forcing dozens of water rescues around the capital city and closing "too many roads to name" because of floodwaters.
Erica Werner, Associated Press | Posted Oct 4th - 8:28am
GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced Sunday that he is running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans.
Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press | Posted Oct 4th - 9:23am
It's been nearly three years since Gregory McDaniel was shot twice, losing a kidney, during a police drug raid on a South Carolina home where he was sleeping. But no one will tell McDaniel who shot him.
Phillip Lucas, Associated Press | Posted Oct 4th - 9:01am
The unique needs of transgender students were the focus of a recent conference at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Some advocates say similar programs are becoming common on campuses nationwide as issues facing the transgender community gain broader attention.
Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press | Posted Oct 4th - 8:41am
Gov. Terry Branstad's executive order to create an office for bullying prevention in schools bypasses failed legislative action on the issue, but the Sept. 28 move raises questions about how the small office will tackle major problems.
Gosia Wozniacka and Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | Posted Oct 4th - 8:21am
The gunman who opened fire in an Oregon college killed some of his victims after telling them to crawl across the classroom floor and shot one after saying he would spare her if she begged for her life, according to relatives of students in the classroom.
Lisa Philip, Associated Press | Posted Oct 4th - 7:11am
Every space in the first floor of the Walsh family's West Friendship home serves as a classroom — the walls of the mudroom are chalkboards, the windows in the dining room are lined with children's books and the kitchen holds recipes for practicing reading and measuring.