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Community gathering to remember slain television cameraman

Brock Vergakis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:31am

Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week.

The Latest on the Houston deputy: Deputy 'down to earth'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:23am

Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local):

Hurricane Ignacio rapidly weakens, moves away from Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:00am

Hurricane Ignacio is rapidly weakening and has moved farther away from the Hawaiian Islands, allowing forecasters to lift the tropical storm watches for the state.

Judge acquits Chicago lawyer of coaching clients to lie

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:00am

A federal judge who returned a surprise not-guilty verdict at the trial of a Chicago lawyer charged with coaching lies says practices that prosecutors described as illegal are actually the mark of good legal work.

Worker accused of abusing developmentally disabled patient

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:40am

An employee at the Beatrice State Developmental Center has been accused of abusing a patient, less than a month after the federal government ended its oversight of the facility that houses and treats disabled residents.

Murder charge filed against Oklahoma politician's son

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:32am

Prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Monday against a man accused of fatally stabbing his father, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, during an attack at a fast-food restaurant.

Police: Woman said boys weren't loved, so she drowned them

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:32am

A woman accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons told police she did it because nobody loved them or her, according to a court document released Monday.

4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:31am

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a fourth death from Legionnaires' disease after an outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.

Las Vegas police identify officer involved in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:31am

A Las Vegas police officer involved in a fatal shooting of a man during a weekend foot chase in an industrial area of North Las Vegas has been identified as an eight-year department veteran.

The Latest on Missouri execution: Top court gets new appeal

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:21am

The latest on the scheduled execution of Missouri inmate Roderick Nunley, who was convicted of killing a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 (all times local):

County may reconsider closing unaccredited Moapa zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:21am

Clark County commissioners may reconsider their decision to deny a permit for what has evolved into a zoo in Moapa.

Doctor claims college wanted to fire her over Facebook posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:21am

A new doctor in a University of Texas residency training program has sued the school, claiming she faced possible dismissal after complaining on Facebook about having to work 100 hours or more per week.

New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

A study that suggests a new strain of lice may be resistant to typical treatments comes as children are headed back to school, and some districts have loosened their attendance policies over students with the bugs.

SW Idaho middle school evacuated after smoke enters building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

A malfunctioning air conditioner that caused smoke to pour into a southwest Idaho middle school led to the evacuation of more than 1,100 students Monday morning.

West-central Idaho fire forcing evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

A west-central Idaho wildfire fire jumped the Salmon River, prompting evacuation notices and forcing more than 100 rafters to cut their trip short and be shuttled out of the backcountry.

2 churches in Lake Tahoe area found vandalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

Authorities say two churches in Incline Village have been vandalized, the latest targets in a string of similar incidents in the Lake Tahoe area.

University of Maine System to use a fifth local food by 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

Officials with the University of Maine System say the state's public universities are launching a program to use local growers and producers for a fifth of their dining hall expenditures by 2020.

2 climbers die in fall in Wyoming's Wind River Range

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

A climbing accident has killed two men in Wyoming's Wind River Range, marking the second double climbing fatality in the state in a week.

Idaho Supreme Court allows Boy Scout lawsuit to move forward

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:00am

Idaho's highest court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their lawsuit on time against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.