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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 18, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 17, 2021. Editorial: Missouri voucher bill will hurt public education. Does that help low-income kids? Just when Kansas City Public Schools seemed ready to reclaim full state accreditation, Missouri lawmakers made reaching that...

Regents to vote on whether to challenge new campus carry law

May. 18, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s Board of Regents will meet Wednesday to decide whether to challenge the constitutionality of a new state law that would allow people to carry and store weapons on the campuses of public colleges. The board took public comment last week...

6 bills aimed at overhauling prison 'depravities' advance

May. 18, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey corrections officers must wear body cameras and prison guard retaliation against inmates who report abuse or violence would be prohibited under a package of a half-dozen bills an Assembly committee advanced Tuesday. The Democrat-led...

16-year-old found shot on Chicago porch dies

May. 18, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 16-year-old boy died early Tuesday, hours after he was found on a porch of a home on Chicago's South Side with a gunshot wound to his torso, police said. According to Chicago Police, officers responding to an alert from the ShotSpotter gunshot detection...

3 inmates killed in 1 week as feds sue Alabama over prisons

May. 18, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three men died in apparent inmate-on-inmate assaults in less than one week in Alabama prisons, a spate of death that happened as the state faces a Justice Department lawsuit over prison violence and legislators seek more information from the troubled system. ...

Prosecutor's reelection pits reform against rising gun crime

May. 18, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Voters in Pennsylvania will cast ballots Tuesday in the Democratic Primary for Philadelphia District Attorney that pits a reform-minded incumbent against a veteran homicide prosecutor, likely deciding the future of the office in the overwhelmingly Democratic city. ...

Man who allegedly shot cops charged with attempted murder

May. 17, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted murder charges were filed Monday against a man accused of firing shots that wounded two Chicago police officers. Bruce Lua, 45, of Chicago is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and...

Maine county official vows to fight criminal charges

May. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine county treasurer and school board member who was arrested last week has vowed that he will fight allegations that he stalked and harassed a local woman. John Hiatt, 38, was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly harassing a woman using his...

Officer charged in Daunte Wright death to stand trial Dec. 6

May. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge ruled Monday that the manslaughter case can proceed against a former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright, and she set a trial date for December. Former Brooklyn Center Officer...

Man dies in gun malfunction at shooting range; 2nd man hurt

May. 17, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

ARCHBALD, Pa. (AP) — A man died after a firearm malfunction at a northeastern Pennsylvania shooting range over the weekend, authorities said. The Lackawanna County coroner's office said the victim was injured Saturday when a handgun fired by another person near him...