Kansas man shot, killed in confrontation with police officer identified

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has identified the man who was shot and killed by a Topeka police officer during a fight over a weapon. Dylan Walstrom, 28, of Topeka, died Thursday after he was shot by an officer investigating a car that was blocking an...

Nebraska police officer shoots, injures man who pointed gun at them

A western Nebraska police officer shot and injured an armed man whom police had been called to help, the Nebraska State Patrol said Friday in a news release. MICHIGAN MAN DEAD AFTER POLICE SHOOTOUTThe patrol said it’s investigating the shooting that happene...

Tennessee awards over $27 million in grants for community development

More than $27 million in Community Development Block Grants have been approved by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter. The grants will assist communities with infrastructure improvements...

Washington sheriff's trial underway after flu delay

After a delay, a jury has been selected and attorneys have delivered their opening statements in the trial of a county sheriff in Washington state. Opening statements were given Wednesday afternoon after the trial was delayed because lawyers for Pierce Coun...

ACLU sues Phoenix to stop sweeping downtown homeless encampments

The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown that they say has displaced people and destroyed identification documents, prescription medications and other belongings. "Rathe...

7 die from the flu in Washington amid intense flu season

Flu activity in the state is now considered very high, according to the Washington State Department of Health. State health officials on Thursday reported over 1,200 new flu cases from Nov. 13-19, which was more than double the case count of previous weeks,...

Service restored to 988 mental health hotline after outage

The nation’s 988 hotline, intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health emergency, was back up and running Friday after a daylong outage. The call service, which was launched in July, was restored shortly before midnight on Thursday. People experienc...

Biden signs legislation to avert rail shutdown

CNN —President Joe Biden on Friday signed legislation to avert a rail shutdown after congressional lawmakers raced to pass the measure amid concerns over the economic danger posed by a possible strike. The House passed the tentative rail agreement on Wednes...

St. Louis police officer sentenced for shooting into car

A suburban St. Louis police officer who shot into a fleeing car, seriously injuring the driver, has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to give up his police officer's license. Christopher Gage, 40, was sentenced Wednesday for the shootin...

EPA proposes restrictions on plans to build copper, gold mine in AK

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region that is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. A statement from the regional EPA office said...