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Plan to restructure Detroit schools advances during sickout

May 3, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan lawmakers moved swiftly Tuesday to advance a $500 million plan to restructure Detroit public schools by creating a new district — a vote intended to ease the concerns of... more »»

 
 
 
Former NY top political powerbroker gets 12 years in prison

May 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a backroom master whose name was synonymous with political power in New York for a generation, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison,... more »»

Good Samaritan killed trying to help wounded Texas woman

May 3, 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A young soldier shot and wounded his wife outside a Dallas-area store and then gunned down a father of three who grabbed his own gun and tried to make a citizen's arrest,... more »»

Feds: Poor maintenance led to fatal DC subway fire

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire that caused a Washington subway train to fill with smoke inside a downtown tunnel last year, killing one passenger and sickening dozens, can be traced to poor maintenance... more »»

Funeral for 6 slain family members held in southern Ohio

May 3, 2016

WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Black hearses carried six of the eight family members slain in southern Ohio to a hillside cemetery, where mourners crowded around blue tents shielding the caskets... more »»

Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day

May 3, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan lawmakers moved swiftly Tuesday to advance a $500 million plan to restructure Detroit public schools by creating a new district — a proposal designed to ease the concerns... more »»

Defense claims 'mystery man' is 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer

May 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the man accused in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings in Los Angeles told jurors Tuesday that a "mystery man" was the real killer. more »»

Rich newspaper owners: Industry savior or foe?

May 3, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty,... more »»

Federal official: DC subway hasn't improved safety

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's subway system did not make meaningful safety improvements between a deadly collision in 2009 and a fatal fire in 2015, and some of the safety problems date back to... more »»

'Hamilton' sets a new record with 16 Tony Award nominations

May 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The megahit musical "Hamilton" has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another step in the show's march into theatrical... more »»

DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 19 million U.S. more »»

CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy

May 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say. more »»

The Latest: Civil trial starts for anti-abortion activist

May 3, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the civil trial of an anti-abortion activist accused of threatening a Kansas doctor (all times local):

12:10 a.. more »»

Once a powerbroker, ex-NY Assembly speaker awaits sentence

May 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a consummate backroom dealer who wielded power for more than two decades, awaited his sentence on federal corruption charges... more »»

Prosecutor: Same gun, same DNA in 'Grim Sleeper' slayings

May 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A serial killer preying on vulnerable young black women on the rough streets of South Los Angeles eluded police for two decades until someone rifling through a dumpster in 2007... more »»

 
 

Belmont County Commissioners Meeting May 4, 2016

Meetings held every Wednesday in the court house at 10 a.m. more »

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