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Proposal would give Nebraska health officials more power

Jan. 21, 2021 1:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Local health officials across Nebraska could gain more authority to impose restrictions related to the coronavirus under a bill in the legislature. The bill would allow local public health departments across the state to impose restrictions related to the virus or other infectious...

Vegas council OKs dial-for-drinks home liquor deliveries

Jan. 21, 2021 1:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas city residents will be able to dial for drink deliveries at home under a new law approved by the City Council. The measure passed Wednesday lets restaurants and convenience stores deliver alcohol through third-party services. It was cast as a boost for businesses struggling with...

A demonstrator holds up a sign as Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther speaks during a press conference following a fatal police shooting on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at City Hall in Columbus, Ohio. A police officer who shot and killed a Black man holding a cell phone in Ohio's capital city early Tuesday did not activate his body camera beforehand, and dash cameras on the officers' cruiser were also not activated, city officials said. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Columbus, Ohio, to spend $4.5M to improve police bodycams

Jan. 21, 2021 1:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio's largest city said Thursday that they plan to invest $4.5 million in body-worn cameras for police and introduce a law that would ensure officers use the cameras correctly after the fatal shooting of Andre Hill last month by a white officer. “While many of us...

Burlington voters to decide whether to host cannabis shops

Jan. 21, 2021 12:53 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington voters will be deciding on Town Meeting Day in March whether Vermont’s largest city should become host to shops that sell recreational marijuana. The City Council decided to put the measure before voters on Town Meeting Day, WCAX-TV reported. If approved, some of...

Ex-City council candidate in WVa pleads to election fraud

Jan. 21, 2021 12:52 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former city council candidate in West Virginia has been placed on two years' probation after admitting to falsifying signatures on a nomination petition. Timothy Aaron Metz, 44, pleaded guilty Thursday in Monongalia County Circuit Court to one count of falsely filing a...

Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

Jan. 21, 2021 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, appeared on a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursday to help carry out the administration’s ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. Speaking at...

Ex-mayor collapses, dies while fighting fire in Georgia town

Jan. 21, 2021 12:11 PM EST

MAXEYS, Ga. (AP) — A former mayor of a Georgia town has died while fighting a fire that destroyed his wife's business in a historic building. Maxeys Mayor Warren Gilson tells The Athens Banner-Herald that William “Bill” Winkle died Saturday. He lived with his wife, Rachel Winkle, in the rear...

Former Detroit mayor out of prison; crony still behind bars

Jan. 21, 2021 12:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump's mercy toward Kwame Kilpatrick didn't extend to the former Detroit mayor's partner in crime. Kilpatrick was released from prison Wednesday after his 28-year sentence for corruption was reduced to time served by Trump. But his pal, Bobby Ferguson, remains behind bars...

First female mayor to serve in St. George's 160-year history

Jan. 21, 2021 11:04 AM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — For the first time since the city of St. George was founded in 1861, a woman will serve as mayor. City councilwoman Michele Randall was appointed mayor of St. George in a four-to-one vote Tuesday afternoon, the Spectrum newspaper reports. She will serve the 11 months remaining in...

Minneapolis will recoup some of Trump campaign rally costs

Jan. 21, 2021 10:51 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis said Thursday the city has reached a settlement with the operators of the Target Center to help pay for the cost of hosting President Donald Trump's rally in October 2019. Mayor Jacob Frey said ASM Global has agreed to pay the city, which owns the arena,...