Stories from

More From Your State

Northeast

Peter Lumaj shares his story Peter Lumaj shares his story

US

Connecticut, home to great wealth, may be sinking into a fiscal mire

Home to Yale University with its $25-billion endowment, numerous high-flying hedge funds and top-drawer celebrities ensconced in opulent estates worth tens of millions of dollars, Connecticut is a ...

JDog Junk Removal is a growing nationwide franchise. Meet founder and CEO Jerry Flanagan, a military veteran who took trash, turned it into treasure and used his business to help fellow vets along the way

Proud American

Pennsylvania veteran turns big trash into big business

Jerry “JDog” Flanagan and his wife bought a jeep and took to the streets to drum up business for JDog Junk Removal and Hauling.

Police and Law Enforcement

Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in 'lost and found'

Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they've put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their "lost and found box" in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.

A United Parcel Service (UPS) truck on delivery is pictured in downtown Los Angeles, California October 29, 2014. Determined not to repeat a holiday season that left millions of packages delivered too late and customers seething, United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp are investing heavily in new infrastructure - but the continued dynamic growth of e-commerce will test those efforts. The world's two largest shipping companies are building new facilities, adding more temporary holiday workers and pushing retailers to help them avoid a recurrence of a pre-Christmas shipping logjam.    REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS LOGO) - RTR4C3ZI

New York

Federal judge orders UPS to pay $247 million for illegally shipping cigarettes

A federal judge on Thursday ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes.

PennODdeaths

Northeast

Two addiction counselors die of overdose at Pennsylvania facility

Two counselors at an addiction treatment facility in Chester County died Sunday of opioid overdoses.

See More Stories

Southeast

tennessee sheraton shooting tennessee sheraton shooting

CRIME

Memphis shooting: 2 people hurt at Sheraton hotel

Two people have been shot in Memphis at the downtown Sheraton hotel, police have confirmed.

Jeremy David Duke

Drugs

Mississippi nurse arrested for alleged opioid embezzlement

A registered nurse who works at a Jackson, Mississippi metro area hospital has been arrested and charged with the embezzlement of drugs.

billboard

Controversies

NC billboard supporting Trump travel ban ignites controversy with 9/11 reference

A controversial North Carolina billboard has drawn criticism for referring to the 9/11 terror attack in promoting President Trump’s travel ban.

missing

CRIME

Kentucky girls disappear after funeral for father stabbed to death

Kentucky detectives said Friday they are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl and her young sister who may have been abducted by their mother after their father’s funeral.

florida goat 526

Odd News

Florida police nab goat that just won't cooperate

Police body cameras are usually associated with capturing criminal activity.

See More Stories

Midwest

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Desmond Ricks. A judge on Friday, May 26, 2017, threw out the second-degree murder conviction of Ricks, who accused police of framing him with phony evidence and his mother's gun more than two decades ago. Tests show one of the two bullets removed from the victim doesn't match the gun that was presented to jurors back in 1992. The other bullet was too mangled for analysis. Ricks' case was reopened at the request of the University of Michigan law school's Innocence Clinic. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP, File) FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Desmond Ricks. A judge on Friday, May 26, 2017, threw out the second-degree murder conviction of Ricks, who accused police of framing him with phony evidence and his mother's gun more than two decades ago. Tests show one of the two bullets removed from the victim doesn't match the gun that was presented to jurors back in 1992. The other bullet was too mangled for analysis. Ricks' case was reopened at the request of the University of Michigan law school's Innocence Clinic. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP, File)

CRIME

Detroit man is cleared of 1992 deadly shooting, walks free

A 51-year-old man has convinced a judge against all odds that Detroit cops framed him in a fatal shooting 25 years ago with bogus bullet evidence.

mugshot

Manhunt

Minnesota inmate found after prisoners stole van

A Minnesota inmate missing after a van full of prisoners was stolen has now been found.

Mark Wicklund 526

CRIME

Illinois ex-congressional candidate charged with DUI, hitting officer

Former Democratic congressional candidate Mark Wicklund on April 18 reportedly crashed his car while driving under the influence and hit a police officer at the hospital afterward.

something blue

Proud American

Illinois Marine veteran, 92, is 'something blue' at Missouri wedding

Bill Lee Eblen, 92, a Marine Corps veteran, fulfilled his goal to be the “something blue” at his niece’s wedding in Missouri on May 13, 2017, after having pneumonia.

0526 sd teen cancer

South Dakota

South Dakota teen with brain cancer given OK to walk at graduation

School officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, have changed their minds and agreed to let a teen with brain cancer walk with her peers at graduation.

See More Stories

Southwest

Greg Abbott Greg Abbott

Texas

Texas governor cracks joke about reporters at gun range

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is drawing criticism for cracking a joke about reporters at a gun range.

VIDEO

Veterans make historic cemetery clean up their mission

New Mexico veterans and volunteers have spent months refurbishing a cemetery with graves from the Civil War and Mexican American War

Rep. Kevin Bratcher introduced bill

Police and Law Enforcement

Hate crimes in Texas: Attacks against cops, judges to bring enhanced penalties

Attacking a cop or judge in Texas is about to become a hate crime, after state lawmakers sent Gov. Greg Abbott a bill is all but sure to sign – since he was the first to propose it.

most likely to become a terrorist award

Controversies

Texas teacher's 'most likely to become a terrorist' award for student draws backlash

A teacher at a Texas school was suspended after she presented a student with "Most likely to become a terrorist" award on Tuesday, the family said.

phoenix

CRIME

Phoenix man arrested at Comicon had 4 guns, several knives

A Phoenix man was allegedly planning to injure police officers during Thursday's Comicon convention.

See More Stories

West

Police investigate a deadly stabbing on a Metropolitan Area Express train in northeast Portland, Ore., Friday, May 26, 2017. Police in Oregon say several people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. (Jim Ryan/The Oregonian via AP) Police investigate a deadly stabbing on a Metropolitan Area Express train in northeast Portland, Ore., Friday, May 26, 2017. Police in Oregon say several people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. (Jim Ryan/The Oregonian via AP)

Homicide

Two killed, one injured in stabbings on Portland light rail

Two people were stabbed to death and a third person was injured on a light rail train in Portland, Ore.

oakland fire

California

California partial building collapse injures 19 workers

California officials said at least 19 people were injured after a building in Oakland they were working on partially collapsed on Friday.

Brothel remains open despite extensive damage to establishment

CRIME

Bunny Ranch crash: Masked man slams tractor trailer into brothel

A masked man crashed his tractor trailer into Bunny Ranch brothel before dawn Thursday.

Victims claim Sacramento police aren't pursuing the case

US

California car ramming rampage caught on video

A California woman slammed her SUV into three cars at an Arco gas station parking lot in Sacramento and the incident was caught on tape.

kyron

Oregon

Oregon boy Kyron Horman's 7-year disappearance leads to new FBI billboards

The FBI has launched a digital billboard campaign to draw attention to Oregon’s biggest missing persons case--the tragic 2010 disappearance of a 7-year-old boy.

See More Stories