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Ex-teacher in West Texas gets 60 years for sex with students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:10am

A former high school teacher in West Texas must serve 60 years in prison for having sexual contact with two female students.

California Boy, 4, OK after car crashes into bedroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:10am

Authorities say a 4-year-old Los Angeles County boy escaped with just cuts and bruises after a car crashed into his bedroom, hitting his bed and pinning him against a wall.

The Latest: Autopsy shows slain student was stabbed 4 times

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:30am

The Latest on the stabbing death of a Fort Valley State University student in central Georgia (all times local):

Hotel evacuated in Georgetown area of DC after threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:30am

A hotel in the Georgetown area of Washington has been evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.

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EPA offers $600K for monitoring after mine waste spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:22am

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $600,000 for three states and two Indian tribes to monitor river conditions in the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine.

Vacant Detroit lots being transformed for outdoor education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:20am

An effort to repurpose several vacant lots into a gathering place for outdoor education on Detroit's east side aims to boost interest in earth sciences and help young people learn about potential job prospects.

Car's driver killed after collision with truck, school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:20am

Authorities say a 73-year-old Osceola woman was killed in a three-vehicle wreck in northeast Arkansas that involved a tractor-trailer and a school bus.

Texas girl, 7, writes fake excuse note to get out of school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:20am

The father of a 7-year-old Houston girl says she was wrong to write a fake excuse note to get out of school but he questions why she was allowed to leave.

Man sues Connecticut police, city for mistaken arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:11am

A Connecticut man is suing the city of Bridgeport and its police department after he was arrested three times and was detained in a repeated case of mistaken identity.

Special education teachers in demand across South Dakota

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:10am

Special education teachers are in demand across South Dakota, and the Sioux Falls School District is even hiring teachers before they're fully certified.

Police: Escaped inmate spotted at New Jersey pharmacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:10am

Police in New Jersey say security footage has captured images of an escaped inmate walking into a pharmacy, one day after vanishing from a state prison.

Police: New York worker killed in tree grinder accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:00am

Officials say a man on his first day on the job cutting down trees in an Albany suburb has died after he became entangled in a tree grinding machine.

Ohio jury deciding fate of man accused of killing 3 women

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:50am

A jury is deciding the fate of a man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags in northeast Ohio.

Game wardens say Pennsylvania man tried to poison bear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:50am

Game wardens have charged a central Pennsylvania man with trying to poison a bear that damaged his property.

Salt Lake City police launch use-of-force data website

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:45am

Amid a growing national conversation about police shootings, Salt Lake City police are launching a website to post open data about how often officers use their weapons.

Police: Man climbed scaffolding at National Cathedral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:30am

Police have talked down a man who was climbing scaffolding at the National Cathedral.

Georgia deputy killed in crash while pursuing vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:20am

Authorities say a Georgia sheriff's deputy has been killed while pursuing a suspicious vehicle.

Attorney general says Kensal school board violated state law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:00am

The North Dakota attorney general says the school board in Kensal violated open meetings laws by failing to give notice and take minutes for two committee meetings.

Chicago officer accused in black teen's death requests guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:00am

The attorney for a Chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of a black teenager has asked for sheriff's deputies to guard the officer as his client enters and exits court.