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Murder charge dismissed in Alabama State student's killing

Nov. 11, 2019 3:21 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A reckless murder charge has been dismissed against a man accused in the fatal shooting of an Alabama State University student. The Montgomery Advertiser reports District Judge Tiffany McCord questioned evidence presented against 23-year-old William Slater during a preliminary...

Lawsuit: Mississippi police officer was fired over gender

Nov. 8, 2019 9:15 AM EST

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — A woman is suing a Mississippi police department where she was the sole female officer. News outlets report Tiffany McClure sued the city of Lumberton for discrimination on Wednesday, saying she was fired last year as a result of her gender, "under the guise of insubordination." She...

S Carolina city elects female mayor for the 1st time

Nov. 8, 2019 7:44 AM EST

BELTON, S.C. (AP) — A small South Carolina city has elected a female mayor for the first time in its 164-year history. News outlets report Belton Mayor-elect Tiffany Ownbey made history Tuesday, when she won the race against incumbent Wendell Page. The Belton Area Museum Association educational program...

Budget impasse remains due to dispute over shifting funds

Nov. 7, 2019 5:14 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers said Thursday that they were very close to agreeing to restore some funding she vetoed during a budget impasse, but a deal remained elusive due to their clash over limiting the governor's power to shift funds within individual...

WVSU, state business center to host small business workshop

Nov. 7, 2019 4:24 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is hosting a free workshop for people who want to start their own businesses. The college says it's partnering with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center for the event on Wednesday, Nov. 20. It will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 1506...

GOP control expands in Mississippi Senate, steady in House

Nov. 6, 2019 6:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans will expand their majority in the Mississippi Senate and maintain supermajority-level control in the state House following Tuesday's elections. In the Senate, Republicans will hold 36 of 52 seats, up from 33. Democrats will shrink from 19 to 16. In the 122-member House,...

South Carolina editorial roundup

Nov. 6, 2019 2:40 PM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 6 The Index-Journal on staying alert while driving: All the myriad days, weeks and months designated for this or that cause or awareness campaign might be enough to make you cross-eyed, but some should make you bolt upright and think about the message....

New York City adopts ranked-choice voting for some races

Nov. 6, 2019 1:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City voters on Tuesday passed a ballot measure that will make the city the most populous place in the U.S. to adopt a ranked-choice voting system. The new system, which passed with overwhelming support, will let people rank up to five candidates in order of preference, rather than...

The Latest: GOP takes state Senate seat in special race

Nov. 6, 2019 12:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Election Day in New York (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Republican Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has won a state Senate seat in western New York in a special election. Borrello will fill the District 57 seat left vacant by Republican Cathy Young. She resigned for...

Michigan House OKs bills to expand expungement of crimes

Nov. 5, 2019 6:32 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House passed legislation Tuesday that would overhaul expungement laws to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal record, including those convicted of marijuana offenses before the drug's legalization for recreational use. Seven bills ,...