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Districts jettison school police officers amid protests

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 11:06pm

An increasing number of cities are rethinking the presence of school resource officers as they respond to the concerns of thousands of demonstrators — many of them young — who have filled the streets night after night to protest the death of George Floyd.

Lives Lost: Twins were gentle giants in small Vermont town

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 11:01pm

After Hurricane Irene sent flood waters raging through the tiny town of Wilmington, Vermont, in 2011, residents responded the way they always had. They showed up with bucket loaders, shovels and anything they could find to clean out mud-caked basements.

Police: Parents, 4 kids found dead in garage in San Antonio

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:27pm

A family of six, including four children between the ages of 11 months and 4 years old, was found dead in the back of an SUV parked in the garage of a San Antonio home, authorities there said Thursday night.

Dallas Opera postpones opening night from October to March

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 8:24pm

The Dallas Opera is postponing opening night from Oct. 9 to March 5 and cutting its 2020-21 season from five productions to four.

Park police: Cyclist filmed assaulting people posting signs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 8:15pm

Park police in Maryland are looking for a man after a video appeared to show him violently grab an object from a child who was posting signs protesting the death of George Floyd.

Judge: Tennessee must allow vote by mail for all amid virus

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 7:48pm

Tennessee must give all of its 4.1 million registered voters the option to cast ballots by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Thursday.

Floyd protesters in Indiana marched by armed residents

Aya Elamroussi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 7:36pm

not related to a police department, just private citizens— that had their personally owned rifles displayed,” Land said Tuesday during a virtual city forum. “They have a right to do that.”

AP journalist punched while walking with police commissioner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 6:18pm

An Associated Press photographer on assignment was attacked Thursday afternoon by a passerby while the journalist crossed the street with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Jim Kenney.

Kentucky governor: Jefferson Davis statue should be moved

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 5:42pm

Statues of Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln tower over visitors to Kentucky's Capitol, but the state's governor doesn't think the Confederate president belongs in the same space as the U.S. president who helped end slavery.

Dallas officials remove Texas Ranger statue from Love Field

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 5:15pm

A published account of brutal and racist chapters in the history of an elite Texas investigative agency prompted Dallas officials to remove on Thursday a statue from Love Field’s passenger terminal that honored the agency.

Lawsuit aims to hold nebulous 'antifa' to blame for injuries

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 5:12pm

A conservative writer from Portland, Oregon, filed a lawsuit Thursday against purported elements of the nebulous, far-left militant groups collectively known as antifa, days after President Donald Trump blamed those groups for inciting violence at protests over police killings of black people.

Sheriff: S Carolina deputies kill man who pointed guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 5:09pm

A South Carolina man was fatally shot Wednesday by deputies after he pointed two pistols at them during a pursuit, authorities said.

Authorities investigate fatal shooting of Arkansas officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:37pm

Authorities said Thursday they're investigating the fatal shooting of an Arkansas police officer who was found outside a residence where a fellow officer was present.

Woman charged in stepson's death accused of plotting escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:11pm

A Colorado woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 11-year-old stepson is now accused of plotting to break out of jail.

Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decision

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 2:46pm

Reyna Montoya’s hands get sweaty and her throat feels like it’s closing just talking about the anxiety of every Monday this spring.

Judge rules there is enough evidence to try 3 suspects on murder charges in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 2:34pm

Judge rules there is enough evidence to try 3 suspects on murder charges in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.

Prosecutor appointed to probe black man's killing by officer

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 2:30pm

A longtime central Indiana prosecutor was on Thursday appointed as a special prosecutor to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by an Indianapolis police officer.

Portland, other cities rethink school police amid protests

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 2:05pm

Oregon’s largest school district will no longer have police officers in its schools and joins a handful of urban districts from Minneapolis to Denver that are rethinking their school resource officer programs amid national outrage over the death of George Floyd.

Sheriff: Will of 'Tiger King' star's missing husband forged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 2:03pm

Someone forged the will of the missing husband of Carole Baskin, a woman prominently featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King" documentary series, a Florida sheriff said.