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24 heroin overdoses reported in 1 day in Louisville

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:00pm

Public health officials in Louisville are warning of a spike in heroin overdoses in the city.

Arrests made near scene of Milwaukee police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:51pm

About 10 people have been arrested in Milwaukee after dozens gathered near where a black man was fatally shot by police earlier this month.

Police: Boy, 13, charged in shooting that hurt him, girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:50pm

A 13-year-old boy who police say accidentally shot himself and a 12-year-old girl inside a Philadelphia home is facing charges.

Black professionals cheer on city students starting school

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:44pm

It was just the start of another school year, but the greeting was anything but routine for students arriving at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School.

Feds distribute $53 million to fight opioid problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:34pm

The Obama administration says it will distribute $53 million to 44 states in an effort to curb opioid abuse.

City, county leaders hold special meeting after girl's death

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:31pm

The killings of two young Albuquerque girls spurred lawmakers, law enforcement and local officials on Tuesday to hold a special meeting in hopes of finding ways to prevent domestic abuse and violence in a state that has long ranked as one of the nation's worst for child well-being.

West Nile confirmed in several Washington, Idaho horses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:11pm

Ten cases of the West Nile virus have been confirmed in horses in eastern Washington state and northern Idaho, and at least four of the animals have died.

Trump to make quick trip to Mexico before immigration speech

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:11pm

In a surprise move, Donald Trump will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, just hours before the Republican delivers a highly anticipated speech on immigration.

Small plane hits Nevada RV park; no early report of injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:00pm

Officials say a small plane crashed into an RV park as it approached Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The condition of the pilot or anyone else who may have been aboard is unclear, but there were no injuries on the ground.

The Latest: Leaders hold special meeting after girl's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:24pm

The Latest on reaction to the brutal death of an Albuquerque girl last week (all times local):

People stock up, board up as hurricane hurtles toward Hawaii

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:21pm

Residents of Hawaii's Big Island were evacuating animals and stockpiling water Tuesday, bracing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in decades.

911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:22pm

Friends and relatives of patrons trapped in a gay Florida nightclub where a mass shooting left 49 people dead asked police dispatchers why it was taking so long for their loved ones to be rescued.

Woman sets herself on fire in Chicago congressman's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:21pm

Police say a woman walked into U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' office on Chicago's West Side, drank out of a bottle of hand sanitizer, poured the sanitizer over herself and set herself on fire with a lighter.

LePage: Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated'

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:20pm

Outspoken Republican Gov. Paul LePage, amid political pressure and calls for his resignation, on Tuesday suggested he might be considering stepping aside but hours later seemed to reject the idea, tweeting, "The reports of my political demise are greatly exaggerated."

5 face weapons charges in deadly New Jersey highway shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:11pm

Four men and a teenager have been charged in a rolling shootout on a New Jersey highway that left one man dead and four of the suspects injured.

Baltimore County school board changes heat closure policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:54pm

The Baltimore County Board of Education has amended a policy that required dozens of schools without air conditioning to close for two days already this school year.

Charges filed to fire 5 officers in Chicago police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:52pm

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has filed formal administrative charges to fire the officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.

The Latest: GOP leader: Media coverage punishing LePage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:51pm

The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

USDA to reopen offices closed after email threats

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:30pm

The Agriculture Department will reopen some offices Wednesday that were closed after an unspecified email threat.