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Illinois coroner pleads not guilty to thefts from the dead

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois coroner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he stole more than $14,000 in cash from dead people. Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including official misconduct and theft of...

Trial set over man's death in struggle with Phoenix police

Sep. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An April 25 trial has been scheduled in a lawsuit filed over the 2017 death of a man during a struggle with Phoenix police officers who were arresting him outside a community center. The lawsuit alleged officers caused Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin’s death by...

Seattle, state to buy 3 new buildings for homeless people

Sep. 22, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three new buildings in Seattle with 165 studio apartments that were supposed to be rented at market rates will instead house people leaving homelessness and people at risk of becoming homeless. The nonprofit Low Income Housing Institute will buy the...

Some homeless skeptical of government-sanctioned encampment

Sep. 22, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Some of the people living in an Athens homeless camp known as Cooterville say they're skeptical of a new, government-sanctioned homeless camp planned for the community. The Cooterville encampment under CSX railroad tracks is set to be cleared by Nov....

Reno drops citations against five homeless advocates

Sep. 21, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for five advocates for Reno’s homeless who were cited for remaining in a park after hours to protest a sweep of homeless encampments says city prosecutors have dropped the case against them. The five advocates who earlier pleaded not guilty...

Vermont urged to extend emergency motel housing for homeless

Sep. 21, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

As hundreds of homeless Vermonters are expected to lose access to motel rooms paid for by the state during the pandemic, advocates urged officials on Monday to extend the benefit even longer. In July, the state extended the hotel voucher program 84 days for families with...

Hotel housing for homeless to continue for 30 days for some

Sep. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

The more than 54O homeless people who were expected to lose access to hotel rooms paid for by the state during the pandemic will continue to have the benefit for another 30 days as the state takes a pause to examine paths forward, Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday. This...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: Keep school boards non-partisan Among elected officials, most will tell you that serving on the school board is probably the most thankless elected office a person can hold. An idea coming from...

Greenville man goes from homeless to helping feed homeless

Sep. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who used to be homeless, sometimes going days without a meal and begging for food, is now helping feed homeless people he was once living among. WSPA-TV reports that John “Redd” Martin, of...

Officials: 1 dead, 2 injured, a dozen homeless after fire

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One man died and a dozen other people were left homeless by a fire in a southwest Philadelphia apartment building over the weekend, authorities said. Fire crews were called to the complex in the Eastwick neighborhood shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday,...