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A shopper carries his groceries outside a Hy-Vee supermarket in Omaha, Neb., early Friday, April 3, 2020, during the hour of shopping reserved for those considered at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska patrol watching for crowds as coronavirus spreads

Apr. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Patrol troopers have ramped up their efforts to ensure that residents are following the state's new social distancing rules to fight the coronavirus but they haven't yet issued any citations, officials said Monday. A Nebraska State Patrol spokesman said the agency hasn't...

81 new coronavirus cases in New Mexico; 12th death reported

Apr. 5, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials have announced 81 new cases of coronavirus and the state’s 12th death. The state Department of Health said Sunday that New Mexico now has 624 cases of COVID-19 including 34 new positive cases in Sandoval County and 21 in Bernalillo County. A...

A pedestrian in a mask during the coronavirus outbreak walks by a mural of the late actor James Dean on Hollywood Boulevard, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California COVID-19 testing backlog cut by two-thirds

Apr. 4, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has cut its COVID-19 testing backlog by more than two-thirds, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday, but has still managed to test less than one half of 1% of the state's nearly 40 million residents. “I own that. I have a responsibility as your governor to do...

A car turns in at a location for drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Prisma Richland Hospital on Friday, April 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Virus deaths at 40 in South Carolina; infections pass 1,900

Apr. 4, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's death toll from the coronavirus has risen to at least 40, state health officials said Saturday. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported that confirmed infections statewide have exceeded 1,900. Charleston County had more than 270 confirmed...

Utah jail counts fall as some offenders receive citations

Apr. 4, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Northern Utah jail populations are falling and police are delivering fewer detainees for jailing, except violent offenders, as law enforcement responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The Weber County Jail in Ogden had about 780 inmates this time last year, but the head count is down to...

In this March 27, 2020 file photo North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. Burgum said a major presidential disaster declaration has been approved as the number of COVID-19 cases in North Dakota continues to rise. Burgum also extended closures Wednesday, April1, 2020 for many businesses by two weeks, until April 20. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

North Dakota bar owner snubs closure order 5 times in 4 days

Apr. 3, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

WILLOW CITY, N.D. (AP) — A small-town North Dakota bar owner who was cited five times in four days for violating Gov. Doug Burgum's order to close downplayed risks from the coronavirus and said he prefers "a dangerous freedom to a peaceful slavery.” David Corum, owner of Gunslinger’s in...

Couple released after trespassing charged in man's death

Apr. 3, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana couple cited for trespassing and released were charged three hours later in connection with the fatal beating of a man, authorities said. New Orleans police were investigating a report of strangers outside of a home about 1:30 a.m. Thursday when they encountered Jason...

In this April 1, 2020, photo, the long hallway inside Naveed Abidi's Bikram Yoga West is empty of members after being closed by the city last week, tipped off by several residents who disagreed with it being an essential health and wellness center in Chicago.

Residents snitch on businesses, neighbors amid shutdowns

Apr. 2, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

OAK PARK, Illinois (AP) — One Tulsa, Oklahoma, bar owner said more than a dozen motorcyclists showed up unannounced, but he served them a round of shots anyway to celebrate a birthday. Another live-streamed a drag queen show on Facebook while up to 20 people drank inside the locked bar, ignoring police...

On-duty state trooper injured in highway crash

Apr. 1, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state trooper investigating a highway accident was injured when another car crashed into his cruiser Tuesday night, state police said. Trooper Alvin Chen, 33, was sitting in his cruiser parked in the left lane of Interstate 91 southbound in Rocky Hill when it was...

Timothy Spell, father of Pastor Tony Spell, talks to reporters after services at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central, La., Sunday, March 29, 2020. Tony Spell has defied a shelter-in-place order by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, and continues to hold church services with hundreds of congregants. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Churchgoers flock to hear Louisiana pastor despite virus ban

Apr. 1, 2020 4:07 AM EDT

CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Buses and cars filled a Louisiana church parking lot for another service Tuesday evening as worshippers flocked to hear a Louisiana pastor who is facing misdemeanor charges for holding services despite a ban on gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. A few protesters turned out, too,...