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Bond election set to build new Woodbury County jail

Feb. 23, 2020 1:33 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Woodbury County leaders hope voters will approve building a new $50.3 million jail on the outskirts of Sioux City to replace the current aging facility. The new larger jail would replace a building built in 1987 that is dealing with a number of mechanical problems. The Sioux City...

FILE- In an undated photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, Dr. Robert E. Anderson is shown. The president of the University of Michigan has apologized to

Michigan sex-misconduct claims mirror Ohio State doctor case

Feb. 23, 2020 1:19 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When the University of Michigan announced last week that allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a sports doctor were under investigation, former wrestler Mike DiSabato was stunned by the parallels to an abuse scandal at his alma mater, Ohio State. The accusations by several...

South Carolina bill would ban shackling pregnant prisoners

Feb. 23, 2020 1:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban jails and prisons from using leg, waist and ankle restraints on pregnant women while they give birth. The House passed the bill last year, and a Senate subcommittee took it up on Tuesday, media outlets reported. South...

Corrections department to take part in 'Choose Love' program

Feb. 23, 2020 12:58 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Staff at the New Hampshire Department of Corrections will participate in a program created by a woman who lost her 6-year-old son in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. They will receive training in the “Jesse Lewis Choose Love" movement created by Scarlett Lewis. ...

South Dakota legislators prepare for crunch time on bills

Feb. 23, 2020 12:44 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Legislators are facing possible late nights this week as a major deadline looms for bills to make it out of the chamber where they were first introduced. For lawmakers, it will be the last chance to gain momentum for their proposals. But they will also have to work quickly. House...

Bail hearing set for man accused of abducting son in 1987

Feb. 23, 2020 11:28 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bail hearing has been scheduled for a Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in 1987 and living on the lam in the U.S. for three decades before being arrested in Connecticut. The hearing for Allan Mann Jr. is set for Monday in Toronto, where he has been detained since...

Albuquerque police investigate homicide after man found shot

Feb. 23, 2020 11:19 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque are investigating a homicide after a man was found fatally shot in the city's southeast area. Police say officers responded to the shooting around 10 a.m. Saturday. They say the man died after being taken to the hospital. His name and age haven’t been...

Kansas legislators contemplate raw milk ban, warning labels

Feb. 23, 2020 11:17 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering blocking the sale of raw milk or requiring farmers to include warning labels on packaging after the state abandoned a law prohibiting farmers from advertising raw milk outside their farm. The state stopped enforcing the ban after Shepherd’s Gate...

This Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 booking photo from Volusia County (Florida)  Corrections shows Jason Minton. Minton is accused of dragging a woman unconscious to his car and raping her after luring her to a restaurant with a higher-paying job opportunity. (Volusia County Corrections via AP)

Florida man accused of raping woman lured with job prospect

Feb. 23, 2020 10:50 AM EST

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of dragging a woman unconscious to his car and raping her after luring her to a restaurant with a higher-paying job opportunity. Jason Minton, 43, appeared in court Saturday and is facing sexual battery and kidnapping charges. News outlets say the woman...

Florida man arrested after girlfriend is dragged, run over

Feb. 23, 2020 10:15 AM EST

LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A woman was dragged for several hundred feet on a Florida highway while holding onto the door of a truck before she lost her grip, was run over by the same vehicle and died, officials said. The Florida Highway Patrol arrested the woman's boyfriend early Sunday on one charge of...