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Ex-police chief gets 1 year in prison for hiring scandal

Apr. 12, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

The former police chief of Connecticut's largest city was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for rigging the hiring process that led to his appointment in 2018. A federal judge in Bridgeport handed down the punishment to Armando “A.J.” Perez, who rose...

Another 51,000 NYC students returning to in-school learning

Apr. 12, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 51,000 more New York City students will return to in-person schooling later this month, bringing the total number of students in school buildings to 365,000 out of 960,000 non-charter public school students, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. ...

Water-worried Vegas wants useless grass a thing of the past

Apr. 12, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on. Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 12, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Proposed ethanol bill good for Iowa economy, environment Area lawmakers working on changes to rules regarding ethanol in gasoline have gone about penning new legislation in the right way: By bringing...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 12, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 11, 2021. Editorial: Shame on Ohio General Assembly members who prevaricate when asked to lead by example and get vaccinated As a key Greater Clevelander lawmaker recently said, General Assembly members should undergo...

Social district pilot kicks off to-go alcohol in Saugatuck

Apr. 12, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) — Saugatuck’s social district is gaining steam as the first establishments get permission from the state to serve to-go alcohol. The social district is a creation of the state Legislature in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and allows for the...

Bay Area mayor refuses to resign after assault allegations

Apr. 11, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of the California wine country town of Windsor is maintaining his innocence and refusing to resign after five woman alleged in a newspaper report that he sexually assaulted them in separate incidents dating back 17 years. Mayor Dominic...

Southern Illinois village elects first black president

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

COLP, Ill. (AP) — Voters in the southern Illinois community of Colp made history last week when they elected a Black woman village president. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Marcella Clark was elected Tuesday with 30 votes, with...

Teen, 3-year-old boy killed in Hartford shootings

Apr. 11, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — City leaders expressed anger and called for action after separate shootings in Hartford claimed the life of a 16-year-old and 3-year-old. The shootings occurred Saturday afternoon about two hours apart and less than a mile away from each other. ...

Anchorage acting mayor seeks emergency order extension

Apr. 11, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The acting mayor of Anchorage has asked the Assembly to extend through mid-July an emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, the emergency proclamation includes gathering-size restrictions, social distancing...