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Charges dropped in football hazing scandal at De La Salle

Oct. 29, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Misdemeanor assault charges have been dropped against seven teens who were accused of hazing fellow members of the football team at an all-boys school in suburban Detroit, a prosecutor said. The accused, who attended De La Salle Collegiate in Warren, met several conditions, including...

No explosives found after threat forces school evacuation

Oct. 29, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — No explosives or suspicious packages were found at a Connecticut high school that was evacuated Thursday morning after someone called in a bomb threat, police said. Waterford High School received the call at about 7:30 a.m., after students had arrived for the day, said police Lt....

Police: Shooting wounds 1 near Indiana State University

Oct. 28, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Police in western Indiana were searching Wednesday for a suspect after a person was shot and wounded at an apartment complex near the Indiana State University campus. The condition of the male victim who was shot about 9:20 a.m. inside the Highland Quarters complex was not...

Police: Officer fired, charged with 52 child sex crimes

Oct. 28, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police officer lost his job after state investigators said he was accused of sexually abusing children, authorities said. Winthrop University Police Officer Charles Eugene Price, 48, was arrested last week and initially charged with two counts of first-degree...

PSU unable to transition to unarmed campus police this fall

Oct. 27, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University will not meet its fall goal of transitioning to unarmed sworn officers on campus because of the retirements of two officers and the resignation of a third, according to Willie Halliburton, campus public safety chief. The staff turnover, coupled with delays in...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an

1-year sentence for angry fan who made football game threat

Oct. 27, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s threats to harm college football players because they beat his favored team epitomized “fandom spiraled out of control,” something that can't be ignored in the age of mass shootings, a federal judge said Tuesday as he handed down a sentence of...

Police seek to arrest student who beat man and recorded it

Oct. 27, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Police in southwest Georgia have issued warrants for an Albany State University student who they say took a man into an apartment, stripped him naked and beat him with a handgun, then posted a video recording of the beating online. Albany police say 19-year-old Taurean Davis of Kennesaw...

Teachers union asks Maryland for more info on virus cases

Oct. 26, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

The union representing more than 74,000 educators in Maryland asked officials on Monday to release standardized procedures to handle coronavirus cases in classrooms across the state and be transparent about infections at schools. The president of the Maryland State Education Association, Cheryl Bost, said the...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. October 25, 2020 What is wrong with Iowa? Virus spread should not be twice the U.S. average. While unmasked Iowa governor attends big political rally, COVID-19 has killed more Iowans in seven months than Alzheimer’s does in an entire year Iowa has twice as many new coronavirus...

Louisiana district suspends more students for online weapons

Oct. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school district that faced a backlash for suspending a student after a teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual class has suspended at least three other students for weapons spotted during online learning. In the two newest cases in Jefferson Parish, a ninth grader...