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Alabama student arrested as part of TikTok crime challenge

Sep. 17, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (AP) — A south Alabama high school student is facing criminal charges after being accused of stealing a fire extinguisher from the school as part of a TikTok challenge that’s been widely spread on the social media platform. TikTok videos encourage...

Beavers face Vandals with a chance to go above .500

Sep. 16, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Chance Nolan is making the most of his, well, chance as Oregon State’s starting quarterback. Nolan threw for 302 yards and a pair of touchdowns last weekend against Hawaii, and it's safe to say he will again be the starter Saturday when the...

Sept. 11 monument is defaced by vandals in South Carolina

Sep. 13, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A large granite monument honoring 9-11 victims was defaced by vandals who spray-painted “Taliban” on it in two places, authorities in South Carolina said. The granite statue is made of two towers, each weighing 4,000 pounds with a light beam...

California flag memorial to 13 slain US troops vandalized

Sep. 08, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Someone severely vandalized flags hung on a Southern California freeway overpass to honor the 13 U.S. service members killed in the suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport last month, police said. A citizen reported the damage to the 13...

Idaho rolls over Division II Simon Fraser 68-0

Sep. 04, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — CJ Jordan passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, Roshaun Johnson scored three times and the Idaho Vandals posted their first shutout victory since 2010 with a 68-0 win over Division II Simon Fraser in a season opener on Saturday. The 68...

Emmett Till marker in Mississippi toppled but not vandalized

Sep. 03, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Emmett Till historical marker in the Mississippi Delta will be repaired or replaced after it was knocked off the pole that supports it, says the president of an advertising agency that made the sign. Although a previous version of this metal...

George Floyd mural in Indiana city is defaced for 4th time

Sep. 01, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A mural of George Floyd has been defaced for the fourth time since it was painted in a northwest Indiana city last year to honor Floyd following his death in Minneapolis police custody. Lafayette police said two white males were seen throwing a...

2 charged with vandalism at fossilized dinosaur tracks site

Sep. 01, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Two men were arrested on suspicion of digging in an area of protected fossilized dinosaur footprints, authorities in Massachusetts said. The men, from New Jersey and Connecticut, were seen by police on Saturday afternoon walking up the stairs at...

Utah petroglyph defaced near Moab in latest vandalism

Aug. 26, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another Utah petroglyph has been defaced in the latest recent vandalism case of its kind in the Moab area, authorities said. The vandalism appears to be the word petroglyphs followed by “Taylor Trey Wes Travis Aug. 3, 2021” scratched into the...

Torrance officers charged with painting swastika on car

Aug. 19, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Two former Torrance police officers pleaded not guilty Thursday to spray-painting a swastika on an impounded car. Christopher Tomsic, 29, and Cody Weldin, 28, entered pleas to felony charges of vandalism and conspiracy to commit vandalism, the...