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Immigration agents arrest 82 people with prior convictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:11am

Federal immigration authorities say agents have arrested 82 people who had criminal convictions on their records and were subject to possible deportation.

Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:11am

Alaska lawmakers may revisit next week a marijuana bill that failed last year in the Senate. Also in the days ahead, lawmakers may discuss a bill that would require students who receive state-sponsored merit scholarships or financial aid grants to repay them if they don't complete their degrees or certification programs within six years. The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court also is set to deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address.

Clemson trustees stop short of removing Tillman's name

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:11am

A task force of Clemson University trustees has several suggestions for the university to better tell the story of its history, but says it can't change the name of a main building on campus named for a segregationist governor.

Kansas student newspaper sues administrators

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:41am

The student newspaper at the University of Kansas has filed a federal lawsuit accusing university administrators of approving funding cuts to the newspaper that were enacted after an editorial critical of the student senate.

Some Hattiesburg school workers receive salary cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:10am

Classified employees in the financially troubled Hattiesburg Public School District will be subject to a 5 percent salary cut for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year. That's according to a letter sent Thursday by interim Superintendent Greg Ladner.

Health officials urge residents to get free HIV testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:10am

The Rhode Island Department of Health is encouraging residents to take advantage of free and anonymous HIV testing on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:10am

A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida, left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers.

Philadelphia taxi driver shot in arm during robbery attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:00am

Authorities say a Philadelphia taxi driver has been shot in the arm during an overnight robbery attempt in his cab.

19 confirmed cases of salmonella in Estill County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:50am

Estill County Emergency Management says there are 19 confirmed salmonella cases and 41 people with gastrointestinal illnesses in the county.

U of I reports record number of freshman applications

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:50am

University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three campuses.

Treasurer of parent-teachers group accused of stealing funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:50am

The treasurer of a northern New Jersey school's parent-teachers association has been charged with stealing money from the group.

Things to Know: Lawmakers make declarations on porn, drugs

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:40am

In addition to passing hundreds of new laws every year, Utah legislators use their annual session to pass resolutions that highlight problems, urge Congress to act on certain issues and proclaim state opinions.

2nd suspect arrested in death of Mercer basketball player

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:40am

Police say a second suspect accused in the shooting death of a Mercer University basketball player has been arrested.

New York nurse charged with smuggling razors, pot into jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:40am

A nurse at a New York jail has been charged with smuggling razors and synthetic marijuana to inmates.

Police: Store near U-Md. campus robbed by 2 armed men

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:20am

Police are investigating an afternoon armed robbery of a 7-Eleven near the University of Maryland campus in College Park.

Texas standardized test panel asked to consider online exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:20am

A panel considering updates to the standardized test for Texas high school students has received suggestions ranging from offering the exam online to no longer requiring passing to graduate.

Utah joins push to keep guns from domestic abusers

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:10am

Utah legislators quietly changed a state law last year in an attempt to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous domestic abusers.

Shoes in memory of Miles, a baby with a broken heart

Cindy Lange-Kubick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:10am

Miles was born with lots of hair, like his big brother.

Student builders in Fremont prepare modules for access ramps

Sam Pimper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:10am

For the second time this month, students involved in SkillsUSA at Fremont High School spent a portion of their afterschool hours building ramps for disabled people in collaboration with nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together.