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State to audit 2 school districts; 22 new COVID-19 deaths

Oct. 21, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts education officials have made good on a promise to audit school districts that have not updated their timeline for bringing students back for in-person instruction despite community coronavirus transmission rates considered safe. State Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley in a...

Radford: COVID cases linked to fraternity party

Oct. 21, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Another fraternity at Radford University in Virginia is facing consequences for allegedly violating pandemic-related safety guidelines. TV station WDBJ reports the school's Kappa Alppha Psi chapter was placed on an interim suspension and is being afforded a conduct hearing after...

Frat suspended, probe launched into possible LSU hazing

Oct. 20, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, lA. (AP) — A fraternity chapter at Louisiana State University has been suspended and a Baton Rouge prosecutor said Tuesday that police are investigating a possible case of illegal hazing. The developments surrounding the suspension of the Phi Kappa Psi chapter were announced a day after an LSU...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, Gov. Brad Little shares his COVID-19 reopen plan during a press conference at the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. Idaho is seeing its largest coronavirus spike since the pandemic began, with new cases increasing by 46.5% percent over the past two weeks. That has some health care experts urging Gov. Brad Little to take additional action to slow the spread. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)

Idaho's coronavirus cases spike again, doctors urge action

Oct. 20, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is seeing its largest coronavirus spike since the pandemic began, with new cases increasing by 46.5% percent over the past two weeks. That trend has some health care experts urging Gov. Brad Little to take additional action to slow the spread. “As a health system, we're...

Mother of Indiana school shooter sentenced to probation

Oct. 17, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a 14-year-old boy who fired gunshots inside an eastern Indiana middle school in 2018 has avoided any jail time for failing to take actions that authorities say could have prevented the shooting. The teen shot out a door at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond and fired...

Suspect in fatal shooting of high school student in custody

Oct. 17, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The person suspected of shooting and killing a 17-year-old Liberty High School student last week turned himself in Friday, according to the Hillsboro Police Department. The name of the suspect, a juvenile, was not released. Adrian Bucio-Rodriquez died Friday, Oct. 9 after being shot...

Former Kansas teacher charged in second child sex crime case

Oct. 16, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

MCLOUTH, Kan. (AP) — A former northeast Kansas high school science teacher has been charged in a second child sex crime case. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that after the initial case was filed in May, Anthony Kuckelman was charged in a second case involving a different student with electronic...

CPS to bring pre-K and special-needs children back to school

Oct. 16, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After seeing a significant drop in the number of pre-kindergarten and special education students enrolled in its online classes, the Chicago Public Schools on Friday announced that many of those children would return to the classroom by the end of December. “It is evident that online...

Police release names of victims in triple shooting

Oct. 15, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Providence continue to investigate a shooting in the parking lot of a school that left one person dead and two others injured. The man who died at the hospital after being shot outside the Rhode Island School for the Deaf on Tuesday afternoon was identified by police as...

1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting near Rhode Island school

Oct. 14, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One person was killed and two others were hurt when multiple bullets were fired at a vehicle near a school in Providence, police said. Five men were sitting in the SUV when it was struck by gunfire at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Maj. David Lapatin said. The shooting occurred in the...