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US fugitive who faked death, skipped UK court date arrested

Jan. 20, 2022 16:28 PM EST

A Rhode Island man who authorities say fled the U.S. and faked his death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested after skipping his court date in Scotland, police said Thursday. Police Scotland said officers arrested Nicholas Alahverdian in the Woodlands...

Officials: US fugitive faked death, found in UK with COVID

Jan. 14, 2022 17:17 PM EST

A Rhode Island man who is believed to have fled the U.S. and faked his own death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested in Scotland after being hospitalized with COVID-19, authorities said. Nicholas Alahverdian, 34, who has been a vocal critic of Rhode...

Text of Kemp's State of the State Address

Jan. 13, 2022 12:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Text of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s State of the State address. Remarks as prepared. Lt. Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Miller, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, members of the judiciary, and my fellow Georgians. ...

Native American child advocate to speak at conference

Jan. 02, 2022 10:08 AM EST

CHOCTAW, Miss. (AP) — A Native American child welfare advocate will be the keynote speaker in February at an annual conference hosted by Mississippi's only federally recognized Native American tribe. Sandy White Hawk will speak at the 10th-annual Indian Child Welfare Act...

Family adopts 4 siblings for Christmas to make family of 12

Dec. 25, 2021 00:02 AM EST

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — A family in Spring Hill, Tennessee, adopted a set of four siblings in 2021 making them a family of 12 in time for the holidays. “When they’re in foster care, it’s a roller coaster ride. It’s a roller coaster ride so you don’t know what the end...

Alaska governor outlines public safety initiatives

Dec. 14, 2021 20:43 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he plans to issue an administrative order creating a council on missing and murdered Indigenous people. Dunleavy said at a news conference in Anchorage that the idea is to “do the investigative work to make sure that justice...

Lack of social workers, foster homes leaves kids in lurch

Dec. 10, 2021 16:47 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's child protection services are struggling, with some kids being left in unsafe homes despite dozens of complaints and others forced to stay in hotels because there aren't enough foster parents to take them them in, members of a legislative panel were told Friday. ...

Kelly names new leader of Kansas Child Advocate division

Dec. 02, 2021 16:01 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence attorney will be the first director of the Division of the Child Advocate, which was created in October to improve the state's child welfare system, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday. Kerrie Konard, a former social worker who has worked...

Board approves more limits on corporal punishment in schools

Dec. 02, 2021 10:26 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky education officials have approved a proposal that would add more limits on the use of corporal punishment in schools where it is still allowed. The Kentucky Board of Education passed a proposed administrative regulation on Wednesday that...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 18, 2021. Editorial: Three days in Tallahassee we could easily have lived without The show’s over. It was brief, three days. The plot was predictable. It played to a near-empty house with as...