When 12 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School 20 years ago, it not only became what at the time was the worst high school shooting in U.S. history. It also marked when American society was first handed a script for a new form of violence in schools.
BOSTON – Popular legislation to ban tackle football in Massachusetts for kids through seventh grade has stirred vigorous opposition from youth league players, coaches and parents.
MALONE, N.Y. -- A county jury has found an older male student not guilty of raping a female student on the campus of Paul Smith’s College in northern New York two years ago.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Compelling coverage of a natural gas disaster that affected thousands of people in Massachusetts, the waste of tax dollars by antiquated townships in Indiana, and the dismissal of an admired college coach for misconduct in a small Iowa town highlighted distinguished journalism in the annual Best of CNHI contest for work in 2018.
Many Americans are outraged by the college admissions scandal revealed by the FBI Tuesday. The scandal involves celebrities and wealthy investors who allegedly bought their children’s way onto college sports teams and cheated to improve their children’s SAT and ACT scores.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for president hit a minor, but surprising, setback in her home state of Massachusetts Sunday.
EDMOND, Okla. – Charles Lamb, elected three times as beloved mayor of this bustling Oklahoma City suburb, stands a good chance of winning again in the April 2 general election.
EDMOND, Okla. – A high school hallway encounter between a student wearing a MAGA cap and a student who flipped it off his head and ripped a “Trump” banner from his hands is under police investigation.
The sex sting that authorities say snared Robert Kraft on surveillance video had its origin last summer on a tip to check out the Orchids of Asia day spa in Jupiter, Florida, for possible illicit sexual activity, a police probable cause affidavit reports.
BEVERLY, Mass. — Enormous amounts of addictive narcotics are stolen from U.S. hospitals every year and no federal agency is tracking the problem with a national data base, a special report by the Salem News in Massachusetts has disclosed.
LE CENTER, Minn. – A Japanese samurai sword received for payment of construction work by a local contractor has turned out to be more than 400 years old and considered special in its home land.
CULLMAN COUNTY, ALA. — One of the five employees of the Henry Pratt Co. plant in Aurora, Illinois, killed Friday by a co-worker grew up in Holly Pond, Alabama. He was identified as plant manager Josh Pinkard, 37.
RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. -- For the last four years, Bailey Brazzel has gone to Carver Tax Service in this tiny Indiana town to have her taxes done by Nancy Fivecoate, who runs the business.
ST. PETER, Minn. — A female security guard at the state sex offender treatment center here has been charged with sexually assaulting a male patient committed as a sexually dangerous person.
METHUEN, Mass. – A 12-year-old boy student has been arrested and charged for making an online threat to “shoot up” a local grade school and target an undisclosed employee, Methuen Police reported Monday.
SALEM, Mass. – The Democratic congressman who led a failed attempt to topple Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House says he may join the increasingly crammed crowd of candidates seeking his party’s presidential nomination.
IRONTON, Ohio – Police in this Ohio River town report a 2-year-old boy died from an apparent drug overdose and that they have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the case.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Democrats stood firmly in support of the state's new, broader abortion law Wednesday in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s scathing criticism that it is an assault on the right to life.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Democrats stood firmly in support of the state's new, broader abortion law Wednesday despite President Donald Trump’s scathing criticism of it as an immoral assault on the right to life.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Paul Barr, who says he was molested by a Catholic priest 38 years ago, finally felt exonerated this week when New York lawmakers strengthened the state’s Child Victims Act after years of refusing to do so.
ASHLAND, Ky. – Employees of the federal prison here protested the government shutdown Friday, carrying placards and voicing concern that 35 days without pay has left them in a financial crisis.
ISLAMBERG, N. Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has increased state police patrols at this Muslim enclave in upstate New York that authorities say four young men from the Rochester area had targeted for an armed attack.
GREECE, N.Y. – An offhand remark by one student to another about a cell phone photo of an individual resembling the next school shooter led police in this Rochester suburb to uncover a plot to attack a Muslim enclave in a wooded area 200 miles away.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Early weather forecasts for the AFC Championship between the Patriots and Chiefs called for temperatures in the single-digits — a hard freeze conjuring comparisons to the 1967 “Ice Bowl” between Dallas and Green Bay.
Live Oak, Fla. — A state inquiry continued Thursday without new details into the deaths of three children trapped inside a chest freezer while playing outdoors four days ago in this north Florida town.
President Donald Trump met several times with Russian President Vladimir Putin while no other American was privy to the communication except for a State Department interpreter.
President Trump evoked the Wounded Knee massacre in a recent tweet reacting to an Instagram video Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted on New Year’s Eve, the day after she announced she was forming an exploratory committee for a possible presidential run.
NORMAN, Okla. -- The relationship between OU President James Gallogly and his predecessor, David Boren, has crumbled amid threats and feuding over the financial status of the university and other issues, according to multiple sources within the university community.
LOGANSPORT, Ind. – Two adults and four children lost their lives in an early-morning house fire in this northern Indiana community Wednesday, authorities said.
UVALDE, Tex. – A Sam Houston University student couple died in a helicopter crash in the hill country of south Texas early Sunday within hours of their wedding, authorities reported. The pilot of the craft also died.
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday the nation’s political rhetoric “needs to be ratcheted down” in the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Jewish people at a Pittsburgh synagogue and the death of two black shoppers at a Kroger store in suburban Louisville last week.
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot swelled to a record $1.6 billion after the 25 drawings held since the end of July – including the latest Friday night – failed to yield a winner.
Washington, D.C., has become too partisan and there is no better example of that than the topic of health care – a deeply personal, complex issue that affects every single one of us and one-sixth of the American economy.
ALBANY, N. Y. — Not yet two weeks after one of the worst roadway crashes in the nation's history claimed 20 lives, New York lawmakers want stricter inspections of stretch limousines.
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Warner Robins Monday afternoon to assess Hurricane Michael damage in middle Georgia.
BOSTON -- Global warming could reach a tipping point in just 12 years if the world doesn’t take forceful steps to reduce the amount of man-made carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.
CENTERVILLE, Iowa — Baseball players at an Iowa community college say their coaches gave foreign players false identities so they could work to support the baseball program in violation of their student visas.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Nine women were handcuffed and removed from U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s campaign headquarters here early Tuesday, ending an 11-hour protest to persuade him to vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
LAWRENCE, Mass. – The governor of Massachusetts Friday declared a state of emergency in three suburban Boston communities devastated by gas line explosions and fires that destroyed more than 70 homes and displaced 8,500 residents.
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- Rogers County man held on $100,500 bond on felony rape charges