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Man dies in shootout with police at West Memphis motel
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused in a Tennessee slaying was shot to death during a gunbattle with police at a West Memphis motel. Shelby County Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Dunbar says Ricardo Tenorio died early Friday after the shootout at a Days Inn ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Memphis Tennessee Sheriff Constable Death Arkansas Police Mississippi River Hotel
Vegas Stripped: The Turquoise Chief of Las Vegas defends Native American heritage — VIDEO
“Turquoise Chief”, as he goes by, owns a the store A Traders Turquoise Chief at 1000 Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Native Americans in the United States New Mexico United States Arizona Mississippi River Texas Gambling Nevada
Iowa men charged after alleged ginseng harvest on state land
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three Iowa men face charges after state conservation officers say they unlawfully harvested ginseng root from state property. Court records show Kyle Jones and Brent Jones, both of Slater, and Bart Bollie of Madrid, were charged Tuesday with fifth-degree theft, unlawful possession of wild ginseng ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Ginseng Iowa Des Moines Iowa U.S. state Property Mississippi River Property law Des Moines River
Mental health agency proposes raises for lower-paid workers
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is recommending raises for some of its lowest-paid employees, but the proposal could face resistance as legislators try to cut spending. Agency leaders told lawmakers Wednesday that direct care workers have high-stress jobs, and nearly half them left during the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Proposal Fast food Mental disorder Wendy's Hamburger Proposals Mississippi River
PHOTOS: A look back at beautiful fall colors around Colorado
Can't wait for the leaves to turn? Here's a selection of fall color photos from around Colorado in recent years, captured by Denver Post photographers.
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Investigation looks into East St. Louis Township expenses
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A federal investigation is looking into expenses charged on East St. Louis Township credit cards that are supported by local taxpayers. In total, $280,000 was charged on three credit cards issued to Township Supervisor Oliver Hamilton, administrative assistant Yvette Johnson, and June Hamilton Dean, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | St. Louis Missouri Grand jury St. Clair County Illinois Retailing Mississippi River Metro-East Federal Bureau of Investigation East St. Louis Illinois
Things you probably didn’t know about Dairy Queen, Texas’ favorite roadside treat
If you ask many Texans where Dairy Queen is based, they will likely proudly proclaim that the chain is headquartered right here in the Lone Star State. 
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Texas U.S. state Southern United States Native Americans in the United States Mississippi River Louisiana New Mexico
Wisconsin star embracing his Native American heritage
Wisconsin point guard Bronson Koenig doesn’t shy away from being a role model — he embraces the job. He has become the leader of a Badgers team that plays Florida in Friday’s Sweet 16 in the Garden, and a leader in the Native American community that all too often hasn’t had a voice of its...
2009 points by New York Post | North Dakota Native Americans in the United States Sioux Indigenous peoples of the Americas United States Wisconsin Iowa Mississippi River
Illinois retains Jamall Walker as assistant coach, report says
Assistant coach Jamall Walker will remain on the Illinois staff under new coach Brad Underwood, according to an Illini Inquirer report Thursday. Retaining Walker — whom new Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin reportedly had targeted for his staff — could help Underwood persuade Illinois' signees to stay...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | St. Louis Missouri Illinois Mississippi River Metro-East Missouri East St. Louis Illinois Greater St. Louis Carbondale Illinois
Car plunges into Louisiana river, killing Tennessee woman
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Tennessee woman drowned after she apparently drove her car into the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. Three other occupants escaped. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2kNzgBj ) that 27-year-old Antrineka Wilson of Memphis drowned after the car went into the river around 3:30 a.m. Saturday ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana English-language films Mississippi River Acadiana St. Martinville Louisiana American films Lafayette Louisiana metropolitan area St. Martin Parish Louisiana
Commission OKs $3.1 million bid to better mark off-ramps
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a $3.1 million bid for highway and interstate improvements aimed at reducing wrong-way crashes. The commission awarded the contract to Ewing Signal Construction of Nixa, Missouri. The project calls for improvements on interstate off-ramps, including sign replacements, lowered ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Arkansas Texas Interstate Highway System Mississippi River Southern United States U.S. state English-language films Maryland
Student ‘highly intoxicated’ and rammed window before fatal fall
A student who fell to his death from a New Orleans hotel room, repeatedly rammed into and broke the window before he took his fatal plunge.
17 points by Daily News | University Mississippi River New Orleans Student Doubletree French Quarter Fraternities and sororities Louisiana
Man shot by Amtrak officer near Union Station dies, Chicago police say
A Minneapolis man who was shot by Amtrak police near Chicago's Union Station has died. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 25-year-old Chad Robertson died Wednesday, one week after being shot. Robertson was taking a bus from Memphis, Tennessee, to Minneapolis and was on a stopover in...
353 points by Chicago Tribune | Amtrak Saint Paul Minnesota Star Tribune St. Paul Pioneer Press Tennessee Mississippi River
The Latest: Man charged in Missouri nightclub shooting
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a nightclub shooting in Missouri (all times local):
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Analysis: Lack of info not helping school funding rewrite
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - There's still time to have a real discussion about possible changes to Mississippi's school funding formula. Last week's derailment of what had once looked like a legislative freight train might provide the opportunity. Unable to decide on what proposals to bring forward, leaders in the House ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Property tax Associated Press United States Mississippi River Lieutenant Mississippi Fundraising Local government
Man charged with abducting couple in rural Illinois
A man has been charged with abducting a couple from a bank Wednesday afternoon in western Illinois.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | United States Mississippi River Police Sheriff Rock Island County Illinois Constable Whiteside County Illinois Viscount
Indian tribe files legal challenge against Dakota Access Pipeline
One of two American Indian tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline has filed a legal challenge to try to block its completion. The Cheyenne River Sioux worries a pipeline leak could contaminate its drinking water. The tribe filed a legal challenge in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The Army on Wednesday gave...
46 points by New York Post | Missouri River Sioux Native Americans in the United States North Dakota South Dakota Standing Rock Indian Reservation Lakota people Mississippi River
Tribe files legal challenge to Dakota Access pipeline's finish
One of two American Indian tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline has filed a legal challenge today to try to block its completion.
10 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Missouri River Native Americans in the United States South Dakota Mississippi River Cheyenne River North Dakota Montana Lakota people
Tennessee bill would create sales tax holiday for guns
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill proposed in Tennessee's legislature would create a sales tax holiday for guns and ammunition.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Tax exemption Use tax Knoxville Tennessee Mississippi River Mississippi Tennessee Taxation Humid subtropical climate
Greitens appoints fire marshal, emergency management head
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed two new heads of the state's emergency management and fire safety divisions. Greitens appointed Ernie Rhodes to be the director of the State Emergency Management Agency and Tim Bean as the state Fire Marshal in an announcement Wednesday at ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Missouri Native Americans in the United States Firefighting Missouri River Mississippi River Firefighter Colorado Montana
Company set to finish work on Dakota Access oil pipeline
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline said it plans to resume work immediately to finish the long-stalled project.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Missouri River Bismarck North Dakota North Dakota South Dakota Oahe Dam Dakota Territory Montana Mississippi River
Company to resume work to finish Dakota Access pipeline
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — With the green light from the federal government, the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday it plans to resume work immediately to finish the long-stalled project. Opponents of the $3.8 billion project…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Missouri River Bismarck North Dakota South Dakota North Dakota Oahe Dam Dakota Territory Montana Mississippi River
Large crash closes southbound I-55 in Channahon
Southbound I-55 was closed Tuesday morning after a crash involving at least eight vehicles in southwest suburban Channahon.
15 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Traffic Road Chicago United States Lane Illinois Transport Mississippi River
Library closed due to Illinois budget woes to reopen
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Community College Board money will reopen an East St. Louis library that was closed due to the state's lack of a budget. The Belleville News Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2jZlWOB ) that the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus' library shelves were closed for the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Illinois Metro-East Higher education Belleville Illinois St. Clair County Illinois St. Louis Missouri Mississippi River Greater St. Louis
Tornadoes batter Louisiana, thousands left in the dark
The tornadoes that struck southeastern Louisiana destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left thousands without power, but no deaths were reported.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Louisiana Storm Mississippi Mississippi River Thunderstorm Lake Pontchartrain
The Latest: Leader says tribe 'undaunted' by pipeline notice
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
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The Latest: North Dakota governor applauds pipeline notice
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Missouri River South Dakota Dakota Territory Midwestern United States Mississippi River Oahe Dam Iowa North Dakota
The Latest: Opposition leader criticizes pipeline notice
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Missouri River South Dakota Dakota Territory Midwestern United States Mississippi River Oahe Dam Iowa North Dakota
The Latest: Environmental groups criticize pipeline notice
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Midwestern United States Dakota Territory Missouri River Mississippi River South Dakota Iowa North Dakota Missouri
The Latest: Tribe plans legal fight to stop pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline being built to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Midwestern United States Dakota Territory Missouri River Mississippi River Iowa South Dakota U.S. state North Dakota
Midwest voters await economic revival in a part of pro-Trump America
She tugged 13 envelopes from a cabinet above the stove, each one labeled with a different debt: the house payment, the student loans, the vacuum cleaner she bought on credit. Lydia Holt and her husband tuck money into these envelopes with each paycheck to whittle away at what they owe. They both...
3948 points by Chicago Tribune | Barack Obama Mississippi River President of the United States Crawford County Wisconsin
Edwards restarts stalled community college expansion plans
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Construction is moving ahead on a stalled list of upgrades planned for Louisiana's community college campuses. Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing the projects at events this week, restarting plans that he stymied earlier this year as he reworked state construction spending amid ongoing budget ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana United States New Orleans Mississippi River Project Baton Rouge Louisiana Bill Cassidy University
Voters await economic revival in pro-Trump America
Once strong for the Democrats, rural Wisconsin county seeks big changes        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Mississippi River Barack Obama Donald Trump
SEE IT: Dash cam videos capture meteor streaking over Chicago sky
Scientists say it is not clear if the celestial firecracker landed in Lake Michigan or broke up in the air.
226 points by Daily News | Illinois Chicago Mississippi River Lake Michigan Midwestern United States Great Lakes Meteor shower National Basketball Association
Finalists announced in Missouri APME contest
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Finalists have been announced in the Missouri Associated Press Media Editors 2016 newspaper contest. The awards in actual order of finish - first, second and third places - will be announced at the Associated Press/Missouri Press Association Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City on ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Newspapers published in Missouri Missouri St. Louis Missouri Journalism Feature story St. Joseph News-Press The Joplin Globe Mississippi River
Not guilty plea from man who shot ex-NFL player McKnight
GRETNA, La. (AP) — The man who fatally shot former NFL player Joe McKnight formally pleaded not guilty Monday to a second-degree murder charge.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | New Orleans Mississippi River Louisiana United States Mississippi Lake Pontchartrain Native Americans in the United States Louisiana Purchase
Not guilty plea from man who shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight
The man who fatally shot former NFL player Joe McKnight formally pleaded not guilty Monday to a second-degree murder charge.
1 points by The Denver Post | Murder New Orleans Mississippi River Canadian Football League National Football League Jefferson Parish Louisiana New Orleans metropolitan area Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Amazing footage of a meteor crashing to Earth
A blue-tinged meteor streaked across the night sky in Illinois Monday — and the stunning moment was all caught on a police dash cam. The video shows the bright fireball shooting down from the sky around 1:25 a.m. in Lisle, Illinois, about 25 miles west of Chicago. “Check out this INCREDIBLE video of the #meteor...
1214 points by New York Post | Illinois Midwestern United States U.S. state Democratic Party Michigan Great Lakes Mississippi River Native Americans in the United States
550 New Orleans inmates to be moved out while guards train
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About half of the inmates inside the New Orleans jail are going to be temporarily moved to other facilities to allow for dozens of guards to obtain training certification. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2kJGkCt ) reports that the transfers of about 550 inmates will begin next month. The ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Orleans Louisiana Hurricane Katrina Mississippi River
Invasive aquatic weed, starry stonewort, creeps across Great Lakes region
An aquatic weed is creeping across the Great Lakes region that grows really fast and is very hard to kill. Scientists don't know a lot yet about starry stonewort, but they're hurrying to find out more. The plant, which forms dense surface mats in lakes, first turned up in North America in 1978...
76 points by Chicago Tribune | Great Lakes Mississippi River Minnesota United States Water Invasive species Lake Michigan Weed
This invasive aquatic weed is creeping across the US
MINNEAPOLIS — An aquatic weed is creeping across the Great Lakes region that grows really fast and is very hard to kill. Scientists don’t know a lot yet about starry stonewort, but they’re hurrying to find out more. The plant, which forms dense surface mats in lakes, first turned up in North America in 1978...
57 points by New York Post | Great Lakes Mississippi River Minnesota United States Water Invasive species Lake Michigan Weed
Valentine's Day 2017: Where are the most romantic spots in Ohio?
In preparation for Valentine's Day, share your suggestions for the most romantic spots in Ohio. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away (Feb. 14 for you calendar-challenged), and cleveland.com is looking for the most romantic spots in the Buckeye State.  We want to know where you would take your special someone for a romantic moment, date or weekend. It could be a cozy bed and breakfast, a dimly-lit bistro or even a stop off the beaten path with a great view.  Maybe you've fallen in love with Brandywine Falls in Summit County, a vista in the Hocking Hills, a charming brick street in Columbus' German Village or a boat on the Ohio River. We're looking for sweet spots across the state, from Cleveland to Cincinnati, Appalachian Ohio to Lake Erie and everywhere in between.  Share your suggestions in the comments section below. 
36 points by The Plain Dealer | Columbus Ohio Ohio and Erie Canal Romance Ohio Ohio River Love Mississippi River Midwestern United States
St. Louis cops eye link between two Ferguson murders
Darren Seals, 29, was found shot to death inside a burned car, in a similar way DeAndre Joshua was killed in 2014.
2460 points by Daily News | Mississippi River St. Louis Missouri Murder Pontiac Grand Prix Protest Jury Grand jury Capital punishment
Police arrest boy, 12, in fatal shooting of Arkansas clerk
FOUKE, Ark. (AP) — Police in south Arkansas have arrested a 12-year-old boy in the fatal shooting of a convenience-store clerk.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States Texas Louisiana American films U.S. state Arkansas New Mexico Mississippi River
Big-league arts find small-town audience in Red Wing
RED WING, Minn. (AP) - The riverside town of Red Wing is known for its shoes, historic pottery and majestic bluffs. Increasingly, it's becoming known as a home for the arts, too. "I think there's a kind of renaissance that's happening," Bonnie Shock, executive director of Red Wing's Sheldon Theatre, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Mississippi River Arts Music The arts Executive director Minnesota Red Wing Minnesota
MSU guard Matt McQuaid on beating MVSU
Michigan State guard Matt McQuaid hit five 3-pointers against Mississippi Valley State        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Login User Michigan State University Social network service Mississippi River United States
MSU coach Tom Izzo on win over Mississippi Valley State
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talks about win over Mississippi Valley State        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Login User Michigan State University Social network service Tom Izzo United States Mississippi River Zach Randolph
Bridges leads the way as MSU hammers Mississippi Valley
Bridges was busy putting the poor performance from earlier in the week behind him as he was dominant.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | East Lansing Michigan Lansing Michigan Michigan State University Florida Mississippi River Madison Square Garden New Orleans Michigan
Review: ‘TV Reviews: ‘One Mississippi’ and ‘Fleabag’’
The best of the current wave of TV comedies function like distilleries. They take a mix of carefully chosen raw ingredients and turn them into intoxicating substances that often have one hell of a kick. Just a little can leave you reeling, even as you marvel at the spiky yet harmonious synthesis of flavors. “One... Read more »
71 points by Variety | Comedy Stand-up comedy Tig Notaro Mississippi River
State revokes license of dentist whose care caused girl's brain damage
The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Friday voted to permanently revoke the license of Dr. Bethaniel Jefferson, whose licensed has been temporarily suspended since January, when the incident occurred. The revocation will become final in 25 days.
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Traumatic brain injury Administrative law judge U.S. state United States Mississippi River Muscle contraction Lyndon B. Johnson