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U of Cincinnati hires police consultant after fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:10am

The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside consultant for nearly $400,000 to review its police department for reforms in the aftermath of an officer's fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.

UN Security Council adopts statement strongly condemning North Korea rocket launch

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:00am

UN Security Council adopts statement strongly condemning North Korea rocket launch.

Local school counselor represents state at White House event

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:00am

A Kanawha County school counselor was recognized for his work at a recent White House function.

4th patient infected during mold outbreak at hospital dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:51am

Officials say a fourth transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at a Pennsylvania hospital has died.

3 killed after brief police chase in San Francisco streets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:50am

Officials say three people died in a fiery crash after a car fleeing authorities crashed into a taxi in San Francisco streets.

2 Kansas universities give campus sex-offender lists online

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:40am

While two universities in Kansas provide online lists of registered sex offenders enrolled or employed on campus, most require that the basic information be provided directly by campus police.

Nebraska fund would clarify financial onus of rape kit exams

Anna Gronewold, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:40am

Some Nebraska survivors of sexual assaults mistakenly receive statements for costs of medical exams, despite state and federal law prohibiting it, advocates say.

Cincinnati schools expanding suicide prevention efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:40am

Officials in Cincinnati's schools are expanding anti-suicide efforts after notifying students' families of two teens who took their own lives this year.

Williston district to hold bond referendum on new school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:40am

A school district in Williston is holding a bond referendum on a new school as officials seek to alleviate overcrowding amid student enrollment growth.

After suicide attempt, Missouri lawmaker speaks out

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:21am

Missouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo said nothing publicly for more than six months about the June day she tried to kill herself.

Massachusetts man hit by falling tree limb after storm dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:10am

Authorities say a Massachusetts man who was struck by a falling tree limb after a snowstorm has died from his injuries.

Heroin scourge changes role of police in hard-hit areas

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:51am

Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier.

Almost 600 in SC getting GED after passing score lowered

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:10am

Almost 600 South Carolinians will get their high school diplomas without having to again take the GED test.

Senior falls 4 stories to death at Massachusetts university

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:10am

Authorities say a student has fallen to his death from a fourth-floor window at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Federal judge asked to revoke bond of Ohio terrorism suspect

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:01am

A federal judge is being asked to revoke the bond for one of four men accused of raising money for a former al-Qaida leader.

License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:00am

When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The system of 27 cameras would scan the license plate of every single vehicle that rolled into town. If a wanted criminal drove through, the system would sound an alert. If someone burglarized a house, the data could be mined to see who was on the road at the time.

More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:00am

A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court.

2 dead, others wounded, during Orlando nightclub shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:50am

Orlando police say two people are dead and 10 others have been injured following a shooting inside a nightclub in the tourist district.

Indian tribes seek to restore Columbia salmon runs

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:50am

Some Northwest Indian tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.