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Deal finalized to divide Rams settlement money in St. Louis

Nov. 30, 2022 15:55 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A plan to divide more than a half-billion dollars in settlement money for the departure of the NFL's Rams from St. Louis received final approval Wednesday. The board of the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Authority, which owns the domed stadium where the...

Gaetz friend says lighter sentence deserved for cooperation

Nov. 30, 2022 14:06 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal investigation of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz learns this week how much prison time he gets on charges of sex trafficking a minor and identity theft, but not before trying to convince a judge that his cooperation in several...

Georgia hospital asks county to spend taxes on indigent care

Nov. 25, 2022 14:58 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Macon hospital authority wants its local government to start sharing local property tax collections to help pay for indigent care. The Macon-Bibb County Hospital Authority discussed its plans earlier this month, The Telegraph of Macon reports. The...

New Mexico Investment Council commits record $100M in fund

Nov. 23, 2022 14:43 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's State Investment Council is pledging $100 million to a tech-focused nonprofit, the council's biggest commitment on record to a single venture fund. The council gave unanimous approval of the investment Tuesday into America's Frontier Fund, the...

Prosecutors: Reduced sentence, prison time for Gaetz friend

Nov. 19, 2022 13:38 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest on sex trafficking and identity theft charges led to a probe of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz should get his sentence reduced for cooperating with authorities, but he still deserves prison time to send a message that no public official is...

Mississippi county balks at oversight for troubled jail

Nov. 16, 2022 15:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's largest county says it will appeal a federal judge's appointment of a public safety consultant to manage its jail where the judge found “ongoing unconstitutional conditions," including short staffing levels that allowed some inmates to assault others. ...

Royals considering several sites for new stadium, owner says

Nov. 15, 2022 21:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have selected several potential sites to build a replacement for aging Kauffman Stadium, owner John Sherman said Tuesday. In a letter to fans posted on social media, Sherman said the sites are in or near downtown Kansas City, but he...

Apparel firm to invest $87M in Georgia facility, hiring 294

Nov. 15, 2022 15:35 PM EST

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — An apparel company is opening a factory and distribution center in coastal Georgia, investing $87 million with plans to hire 294 workers. Komar Brands, based in Jersey City, New Jersey, announced Monday that it would build the facility in Bryan County, just...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 15, 2022 15:35 PM EST

Anderson Herald Bulletin. November 11, 2022. Editorial: Decisions on solar farms require listening to public One of the nation’s largest solar farms is being considered in northwest Indiana. The 13,000-acre Mammoth Solar project, or the size of 9,849 football fields,...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 14, 2022 16:26 PM EST

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. November 13, 2022. Editorial: America’s free and fair elections continue Another free and fair election is in the books. There were some races won on razor-thin margins and some by landslides. Others still remain too close to...