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City estimates Ohio Klan rally cost $650,000 for security

May. 26, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city is estimating it spent about $650,000 on security for a rally attended by a small group of Ku Klux Klan members and hundreds of protesters. Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein says the city spent about $250,000 on personnel and about $400,000 on materials ahead of...

Ku Klux Klan rally in Ohio; no reported clashes, problems

May. 25, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A small group of Ku Klux Klan members penned in by fencing, surrounded by police and drowned out by hundreds of protesters, held a rally in Ohio with no reported clashes or problems. The city of Dayton blocked streets with large trucks Saturday and brought in officers from other...

The Latest: Virginia's yearbook probe meets with some shrugs

May. 22, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the results of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The inconclusive report into whether Virginia's governor was in a racist yearbook photo has been met with shrugs by some...

Blackface photo investigation in Virginia hits a dead end

May. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A monthslong investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984 of a...

Mayor: City doesn't want to be identified with Klan group

May. 16, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of an Indiana city is distancing his community from a local Ku Klux Klan group that is planning a rally in Ohio this month, saying the city doesn't "stand for any kind of hate." The Facebook page for the Honorable Sacred Knights lists a post office box in Madison, Indiana...

Stepson of slain KKK leader found guilty of manslaughter

May. 8, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The stepson of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader who was fatally shot two years ago has been found guilty of manslaughter, abandonment of a corpse and other crimes. Frank Ancona Jr. was killed in 2017. He identified himself as an imperial wizard of the KKK. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

School marks Confederate Memorial Day with lynching teach-in

Apr. 22, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A historically black college in Alabama used the state's Confederate Memorial Day observance Monday to highlight the 1981 lynching of a black teenager by Ku Klux Klan members. An afternoon "teach-in" about the slaying of 19-year-old Michael Donald was planned at Alabama State...

2 men arrested for putting KKK hoods on Confederate statues

Apr. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say they arrested two people who climbed and placed Ku Klux Klan hoods on statues at a Confederate monument in North Carolina. News outlets report that Enzo Niebuhr and Jody Anderson were detained Sunday during a protest near the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy monument....

Slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader's wife admits killing him

Apr. 19, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader admitted Friday to fatally shooting her husband. Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life in prison Friday under a deal in which she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse in the February 2017...

SC man gets 10 years for attempted hit on black neighbor

Apr. 11, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina man who pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man from the Ku Klux Klan to kill a black neighbor has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks sentenced 26-year-old Brandon Lecroy on Thursday, The State reported....