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University of Kansas won't share hazing report with police

Jan. 16, 2022 13:29 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas suspended two fraternities for hazing earlier this month, but officials don't plan to share their investigation with police. Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta were both suspended from campus for five years because of the incidents...

Domestic violence task force to hold first hearing

Jan. 16, 2022 11:05 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A task force created to review domestic violence cases in New Hampshire’s court system is holding its first hearing this Friday. The hearing will be at the state Supreme Court building in Concord from 1 to 4 p.m. to field input from the public as the task...

Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

Jan. 15, 2022 12:52 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, a law enforcement official said. Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Juan Rios said Baldwin's phone was...

Homicides increase in 2021, solved rate high in Vegas area

Jan. 15, 2022 12:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Year-end data compiled from multiple agencies in Clark County showed that law enforcement investigated at least 245 homicides in 2021, a newspaper reported. The total topped 2017, when 264 people were killed including 58 in the immediate aftermath of the Oct. 1...

2021 was a record year for homicides in Portland

Jan. 15, 2022 11:56 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In 2021 Portland, Oregon, recorded 90 homicides amid a surge in gun violence, shattering the city’s previous high of 66 set more than three decades ago. The number of homicides in Portland surpassed more populous cities like San Francisco and Boston — and...

Students rally for stronger school health, safety protocols

Jan. 14, 2022 18:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — About 100 Seattle students gathered outside the Seattle Public Schools district headquarters Friday seeking stronger safety protocols after increasing COVID-19 cases and safety threats recently shut some schools. Students want Seattle schools to be more transparent...

Vermont Supreme Court upholds order to close gun school

Jan. 14, 2022 18:18 PM EST

The Vermont Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court order that the owner of an unpermitted firearms training school that has drawn complaints about noise and intimidation from neighbors demolish any unpermitted buildings on the Pawlet property and pay more than $46,600. In its...

New Mexico lawmakers seek greater spending, voter access

Jan. 14, 2022 13:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Critical decisions on government spending, voting access, public education and criminal justice await New Mexico legislators for their upcoming 30-day legislative session that starts on Tuesday. New Mexico's state government has a multibillion-dollar general...

2 cargo workers shot at warehouse near Miami airport

Jan. 14, 2022 06:59 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Two airport cargo workers were shot in a workplace dispute at a warehouse near Miami International Airport, police said. The gunfire erupted Thursday night at the cargo building west of the airport, Miami-Dade police said in a news release. A dayslong...

New Mexico leaders aim to put wedge in revolving crime door

Jan. 13, 2022 18:04 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is aiming to put a wedge in the revolving door that many have blamed for persistent violent crime and record homicides in the state’s largest city. The Democratic governor joined other elected leaders in Albuquerque...