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Richmond authorities reminding people of gun bans at events

Jan. 17, 2021 4:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia’s capital city are reminding people to leave their guns at home if they plan to protest outside the statehouse. Richmond police say signs are being posted in advance of events surrounding Lobby Day 2021 reminding people that firearms are prohibited at...

Ex-Myrtle Beach mayor dies of COVID-19 as S.C. cases grow

Jan. 17, 2021 4:03 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A former mayor of the South Carolina city of Myrtle Beach has died of complications from COVID-19, the city reported Sunday. The city’s website says John Rhodes died Saturday night. Rhodes served as mayor from January 2006 through December 2017. The news of his death...

Georgia beach leaders want faster response to complaints

Jan. 17, 2021 12:27 PM EST

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s largest public beach may require owners of vacation rentals to respond faster to complaints about their guests. The Tybee Island City Council is considering giving owners of short-term rental properties just one hour to respond when neighbors report problems with...

In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Lincoln, a Nubian goat, stands in her pen in Fair Haven, Vt. A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor of a Vermont town have helped raise money to renovate a community playground. The Fair Haven town manager came up with the oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money and to help get local kids civically involved. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

Jan. 17, 2021 12:09 PM EST

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground. The oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money to rehabilitate the playground and to help get local kids civically involved came from a local town manager. In...

Former 'Bama coach joins ex-player announcing mayoral run

Jan. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Gene Stallings, the last University of Alabama football coach to win a national championship before Nick Saban entered the picture, joined former player Martin Houston as the one-time running back announced his campaign for mayor. Stallings, who lives in Texas but came to Tuscaloosa...

Retiring officer recalls life on the beat in Delaware

Jan. 17, 2021 9:00 AM EST

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Sometime this summer, Sgt. Barry Wheatley will close the book on his career as a member of the Millsboro Police Department – a 20-year tenure that began with connections through the restaurant industry. “I had a friend of mine who got hired by another agency, somebody...

A man gets a swab for the coronavirus test at a hospital in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

Jan. 17, 2021 1:08 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. The Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd. in Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing, was sealed and its employees were being tested for the coronavirus, a city...

UK chooses Cornish village as site for G-7 summit in June

Jan. 16, 2021 5:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government has chosen an English village on the coast of Cornwall as the site for the next annual summit of leading industrial nations, saying Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the June event to promote a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The seaside resort of Carbis...

Reno judges, staff jump the line for COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan. 16, 2021 4:45 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — City officials in Reno have criticized the Municipal Court staff after learning they may have secured vaccinations for some city personnel and their families ahead of plans outlined by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Washoe County Health District. “To those of you who were...

Montana bill would limit rulemaking by local health boards

Jan. 16, 2021 1:11 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House is considering a bill that would make decisions by local health boards in response to crises subject to approval by elected officials. Under existing Montana law, the boards, which are appointed by elected officials, have the authority to issue rules to address...