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May. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

May 22 Mercury News & East Bay Times on the need for California to invest more in state parks: California needs a vision for its state parks that provides the next generation of families with the quality outdoor recreation opportunities they deserve. The failure to open a new state park since 2009 marks the...

2 bullets strike bus after students taken to Chicago museum

May. 22, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say stray gunfire struck a suburban school bus after it dropped students at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Chicago police and Northbrook School District 28 officials said only the driver was aboard the bus Tuesday morning when two bullets struck the vehicle....

Arrest made in shooting death of Greenville star athlete

May. 22, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A 29-year-old Greenville man has been charged in the 2018 shooting death of a former Greenville High star athlete. The Greenville News reports that Kendrick Omar Cobb is accused of shooting and killing 31-year-old Lamarckus Boswell. Cobb is charged with murder and two other weapons...

Teen charged in school threat to Santa with classmate's name

May. 22, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teen has been charged with threatening a school shooting in a postcard to Santa and signing a classmate's name last fall. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with making written threats to kill or do...

The Latest: Donahue wins Ky. Democratic auditor nomination

May. 21, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on voting in Kentucky's primary election Tuesday (all times local): 9 p.m. Sheri Donahue has won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky auditor. The Louisville cybersecurity professional from Jefferson County says she ran to rebuild faith in Kentucky's government and will...

Texas House advances school security bill after shooting

May. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are gearing up to pass new measures aimed at increasing campus security, adding more armed personnel and boosting student mental health resources a year after a mass shooting at a high school near Houston killed eight students and two substitute teachers. The move marks...

Teacher charged with threatening to 'shoot up' her school

May. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teacher has been charged with threatening to "shoot up" her school. A news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office says Kristen Thompson was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of communicating a threat of mass violence. The sheriff's office says Thompson...

Teacher charged with bringing gun to Florida school

May. 21, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teacher was arrested after bringing a handgun and knives to the elementary school where she worked. The Tampa Bay Times reports 49-year-old Betty Jo Soto was arrested and fired Monday. Pinellas County Schools Police say she faces two misdemeanor charges of...

Prosecutors: Strangled woman had defendant's DNA on her

May. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A young woman who was raped and strangled had the defendant's DNA under her fingernails, indicating they struggled before her death, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. Surveillance video shows a man whom authorities say is Jalique Keene dragging Mikaela Conley's lifeless body. But...

Florida school shooting defendant has brief court appearance

May. 21, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The defendant charged with killing 17 people in last year's Florida school shooting was back in court, but only to learn the next time he must show up. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Tuesday set new hearing dates for May 28 and July 17 for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz in the...