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Hundreds of dams lack emergency plans in rain-soaked South

David A. Lieb, Michelle Minkoff and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:26am

known as MS04462 in a state database — had no official hazard rating, no record of state inspections and no formal emergency action plan mapping out the expected flood zone, whom to contact and whom to evacuate were it to fail. It's one of more than 1,000 dams in Mississippi that remain unclassified because of a backlog of work for state regulators.

Sanity hearing delayed for man who said God told him to die

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:05am

A sanity hearing was delayed for a Louisiana man who told authorities God instructed him to end his life before a fiery crash that killed another driver.

City that prayed, searched for missing girl to say goodbye

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:11pm

The South Carolina community that searched, prayed and then cried gets to say goodbye Friday to a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard and was found dead three days later.

Report: California prisoner confesses to killing 2 molesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:08pm

A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday.

Trump apparently not a fan of 'Parasite'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:57pm

President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of “Parasite," his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea.

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:46pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution.

Woman pleads guilty to crash that killed white supremacist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:44pm

A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to manslaughter in a car crash that killed a white supremacist leader.

Police say 2 killed, 3 injured in Idaho shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:22pm

Idaho police say at least two people were killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex for senior citizens in Caldwell.

Sheriff: Customs agent kills 3 family members, then himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:15pm

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent killed three family members, including two juveniles, and then himself at his Florida home, authorities said Thursday night.

A Tennessee man who killed a fellow prisoner becomes the fifth inmate to die in the electric chair in the past 16 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:35pm

A Tennessee man who killed a fellow prisoner becomes the fifth inmate to die in the electric chair in the past 16 months.

Police search for man after 3 bodies found in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:38pm

Authorities are seeking an “armed and very dangerous” man who is believed to have killed three men and left their bodies in a Southern California cemetery, the Riverside County sheriff said Thursday.

Florida Legislature passes abortion parental consent bill

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:10pm

Girls under the age of 18 will have to get a parent's permission before having an abortion under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature on Thursday that Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign.

Bloomberg's unusual 2020 strategy turns to Utah post-debate

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:52pm

New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign strategy is unprecedented, and his choice of rally location on Thursday to bounce back from an unsteady debate performance was unusual: Salt Lake City.

Good Samaritan survives 75-foot fall off highway bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:51pm

A FedEx driver who stopped to help a stranded driver on a North Carolina highway fell 75 feet (23 meters) from a bridge and survived.

White nationalist to remain in jail for now

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:51pm

A leading white nationalist will remain behind bars on charges of extortion and interstate threats after a hearing Thursday to determine he could be released was continued until next week.

Prosecutor: No charges for St. Paul officer in 2019 shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:05pm

A Minnesota prosecutor announced Thursday that he won't bring charges against a St. Paul police officer who shot and killed a man who rear-ended his squad car and then charged him with a knife.

Appeals court approves of $6.7M award to graffiti artists

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:03pm

A federal appeals court in New York gave its approval Thursday to a $6.7 million award for nearly two dozen graffiti artists whose spray paintings at a once-famous site that attracted thousands of spectators were destroyed to make room for high-rise luxury residences.

Snow falls across coastal North Carolina, Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:51pm

Snow was falling Thursday across North Carolina and Virginia, including in coastal areas that rarely see snow.

Nome, Alaska sued by woman who says rape wasn't investigated

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:49pm

A former police dispatcher in a small Alaska town filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging her colleagues in the Nome Police Department didn’t investigate after she filed a rape report.