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Florida mall, once the ‘place to be,’ fades into oblivion

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager in the mid-1980s, Iris Pitnikoss worked at Ritz Camera, the film and photo equipment store in Manatee County’s DeSoto Square Mall. She sold cameras — professional devices like Nikons and Kodaks, as well as smaller models like...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 23, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Chicago Tribune. November 22, 2021. Editorial: A cool glass of Lake Michigan water. Cheap for some, irrationally expensive for others. How long can you go without water before your blood begins to boil? Can you last a day without showering, water for...

African American sites top Georgia's 10 'Places in Peril'

Nov. 21, 2021 11:59 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Sites from African American history, a suburban Atlanta neighborhood and a rural fairground are among the 10 Places in Peril named this year by the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation. Mark McDonald, the trust's president and CEO, said Wednesday that...

'Evil roaming’: Texas trial set for man charged in 18 deaths

Nov. 12, 2021 14:40 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — In the years after Leah Corken's death, one detail after another haunted her daughter. Though M.J. Jennings came to accept that her mother likely died of a stroke, just the night before they had gone shopping and to a movie and the 83-year-old had seemed...

Proposed maps have incumbent lawmakers paired in 6 districts

Nov. 10, 2021 15:31 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's rapidly growing coastal and suburban population means there could be five House districts and one Senate district in the 2022 election where lawmakers are placing two incumbents, according to maps released by each chamber. Three of...

Massachusetts lawmakers release congressional district map

Nov. 01, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers released a proposed new map of Massachusetts congressional districts Monday. The map avoids any large-scale dramatic shifts in district lines, in large part because the state retained the same number of congressional districts — nine....

Police: Chicago-area Halloween party shooting gang-related

Nov. 01, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Police said Monday that a shooting at a suburban Chicago Halloween party that left two people dead and nine others injured appeared to be gang related. The Will County Sheriff’s Office updated the number of people hospitalized after Sunday's early...

$4.9M payout to family of man shot 9 times by California cop

Oct. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man who was shot nine times by a police officer in a wealthy San Francisco Bay area suburb has received a $4.9 million settlement from the town and county where the officer worked, nearly three years after the 2018 fatal shooting, the...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 26, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. October 20, 2021. Editorial: Local governments should meet in person Every local government has issues large and small that affect the lives of the people it serves. Should residents be allowed to...

Developer aims to bring 4th hotel to Honolulu suburb

Oct. 14, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A developer aims to bring a fourth hotel to the Honolulu suburb of Kapolei amid demand from local residents and business travelers for less expensive hotel rooms outside of resort districts. A Utah-based partnership is seeking a city permit to build a...