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Sheriff: Search is on for 2 inmates after jail break

Sep. 20, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Law officers are searching for two inmates who remain on the loose after 4 men escaped from jail, a sheriff in south Mississippi said. The jail break happened in the early morning hours Sunday at the Lenoir-Rowell Criminal Justice Center in...

Alabama Toyota plant to make truck engines, add 450 jobs

Sep. 20, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Toyota factory in north Alabama will add 450 jobs as the sole North American manufacturer of engines for the 2022 Tundra pickup truck, the company said Monday. Employment at the Toyota Alabama plant will increase to 1,800 people, and the...

State cultural, arts organizations share $1M in funding

Sep. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 100 cultural, humanities and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials anounced Monday. The money administered by the RI...

Chiefs defense exposed by Jackson, Ravens in 36-35 defeat

Sep. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was only fitting that the Baltimore Ravens would put away a comeback win over the Chiefs by running Lamar Jackson right up the middle when Kansas City needed a fourth-down stop to get the ball back. The Chiefs knew it was coming; the Ravens...

New Mexico school districts to gain funds for mental health

Sep. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three New Mexico school districts have been awarded funding to bolster mental health services over the next several years. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the state Public Education Department was bestowed earlier this month with a five-year,...

Maine towns vote on development of retail marijuana stores

Sep. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) — Maine towns are proposing ordinances to decide whether to ban or allow recreational marijuana stores because most of the state’s towns still do not permit retail weed sales. In the state, only 47 of Maine's 500 towns allow recreational...

4 famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire

Sep. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the...

Fast starts have propelled surprising Panthers to 2-0 record

Sep. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are using fast starts to start fast this season. The Panthers have been dominant in the first half of games, outscoring their opponents 33-0 and outgaining them by a whopping 400 yards. The Panthers led New Orleans 17-0 at...

GOP state Sen. Matt Dolan jumps into US Senate race in Ohio

Sep. 20, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan formally entered the race for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat on Monday, adding a centrist voice more akin to exiting Republican Rob Portman's than to the crowded, Trump-aligned field of GOP hopefuls. In a telephone...

NFL infamy in sight: Jaguars 9 losses shy of dubious mark

Sep. 20, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — NFL infamy is in sight for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars have dropped 17 consecutive games, including six in a row by double digits, and have provided little evidence they are nearing a turnaround. So there's a...