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2 arrested in fatal shooting of Terre Haute high school girl

Jun. 13, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Ind. (AP) — State police said over the weekend that two men have been arrested in a recent shooting that killed a 15-year-old high school girl in a small town in western Indiana. The fatal shooting of Mezmariah L. Wilson, of Shelburn, occurred around midnight...

No Hokie Hokie high at Virginia Tech; marijuana still banned

Jun. 13, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Marijuana legalization is coming to Virginia, but universities in the state aren't following suit. Virginia Tech recently updated its student code of contact to make clear that marijuana is still banned on campus even after July 1, when Virginia's...

Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant...

Floss boss: dental student gets $10k to pursue invention

Jun. 13, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A dental student at Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded $10,000 by her school to develop a prototype for her invention to help those wearing braces floss between their teeth. Student Christina Gordon first developed her idea for the...

Teen charged fatal shooting at school in St. Louis suburb

Jun. 13, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another teen on the grounds of a suburban St. Louis high school. William Bellamy, 18, was found dead with gunshot wounds early Saturday on the grounds of McCluer North High School in...

Mississippi research is part of documentary on mental health

Jun. 13, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Research by a Mississippi State University professor and two undergraduate students will be included in a PBS documentary called “Mysteries of Mental Illness.” The four-hour series premiers June 22. It traces the history of mental illness in...

Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

Jun. 13, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic. As they await the arrival next fall of students who sat out...

Zooming in: Lansing will keep, expand online school option

Jun. 13, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan school district that never returned to classrooms during 2020-21 will embrace online education again in the fall and open it to more students. Lansing said it will keep online classes as an option and invite families from other...

Eastern Michigan gets $1M gift for math, automotive programs

Jun. 13, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Jack E. Roush who co-owns NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing. The gift will support mathematics and automotive programs, Eastern Michigan said. A $400,000...

Ex-Sens. Bayh, Coats taking Indiana University roles

Jun. 13, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Former U.S. Sens. Evan Bayh and Dan Coats are taking on roles with Indiana University as distinguished scholars. The university announced this past week that Bayh will work with the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, while...