Man described by sheriff as serial killer suspect arrested

A man suspected in three fatal shootings since Friday has been arrested in Houston
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Recent Missouri editorials

Recent Missouri editorials
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Grand Rapids, Kent County decide against merging 911 service

Grand Rapids and Kent County officials in western Michigan have decided against the idea of merging 911 their emergency dispatch centers
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Pathologist says man died of natural causes after fight

A pathologist says a 72-year-old Hastings man died of natural causes _ a heart attack _ after a physical altercation
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Authorities say man shot by officer in Altoona died

Authorities say a deputy fatally shot a driver after a vehicle chase in a Des Moines suburb
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Police arrest man in connection with June slaying of man, 20

Police in Albany have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection to the June shooting death of a 20-year-old man
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Amazon's hopes its Prime Day doesn't go to the dogs

Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message
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Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise
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Bear causes stir in Grand Forks before being sedated

A bear caused a stir when it wandered into Grand Forks and decided to take an afternoon nap in a tree in a park
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Texas school district where 10 slain to use metal detectors

Trustees of a Houston-area school district where 10 people were fatally shot in an attack blamed on a student have voted to install metal detectors at all four campuses
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Houston police apprehend man seen as suspected serial killer

Police in Houston say a man investigators have described as a serial killer has been apprehended
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Goldman's Blankfein to retire as CEO, Solomon to take over

Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein to retire, to be replaced by David Solomon
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Storm damage repaired at Lake Sakakawea State Park marina

The marina at Lake Sakakawea State Park is returning to normal after a damaging storm more than a month ago
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Heavy rain forecast for northern New England

Heavy rain is on the way to much of northern New England
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Judge throws out 2 charges against indicted FBI agent

A federal judge has thrown out two of the five charges against an FBI agent who allegedly covered up the firing of two rifle shots at the truck of an Oregon refuge occupation spokesman at a roadblock in January 2016
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Feds: High-risk radioactive Hanford tunnel needs filling now

The Department of Energy wants to start stabilizing a Hanford tunnel filled with highly radioactive waste that is at risk of collapse without waiting for more public comments
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Motorcycle driver charged in South Carolina pedestrian death

A motorcyclist has been arrested and charged with hitting and killing a pedestrian in South Carolina last month
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Deaths of man, woman investigated in Kimberly

Police spent the weekend at a house in Kimberly where two people were found dead on Friday
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Family of Leavenworth man shot by police files lawsuit

The family of a man who was fatally shot by an eastern Kansas police officer is suing for the video of the shooting
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Man convicted of fatally shooting teen won't get new trial

A man convicted of fatally shooting a 13-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation awaits sentencing in October after a judge rejected his request for an acquittal or a new trial
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Rapid City airport pursuing daily nonstop flight to Phoenix

Rapid City Regional Airport has received nearly $1 million in federal and local grant money to pursue a daily nonstop flight to Phoenix
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Hundreds remember Scituate teen who died riding dirt bike

Hundreds of people gathered in Scituate to remember a popular local teenager killed in a weekend dirt bike crash
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Indian student's dad has questions about Kansas City killing

The father of an Indian man who was fatally shot in Kansas City says he has many unanswered questions after police killed a person of interest in the case.
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Trial begins for Army sergeant charged in his wife's killing

The trial of an Army sergeant charged in his wife's killing has begun in U.S. District Court in Baltimore
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Police: Woman left child in vehicle while in McDonald's

Police say a Connecticut woman left her 1-year-old daughter inside a hot vehicle while she took another child into a McDonald's restaurant
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North Dakota Agriculture Department surveying dicamba damage

North Dakota's Agriculture Department is once again gathering information on possible damage to soybean crops caused by drift from the controversial herbicide dicamba
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Polk County detective convicted of punching firefighter

A jury has convicted a Polk County sheriff's detective of punching a man in an Ankeny bar
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Nickelodeon announces new 'Rugrats' episodes, movie

Tommy, Chuckie and the 'Rugrats' gang to be featured in new TV and movie deal
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Authorities: Paramedic stole painkiller from ambulances

Authorities say a central Indiana paramedic stole vials of the painkiller fentanyl from ambulances that were intended for patient use
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Person shot to death at North Carolina home

One person has been shot and killed at a home in eastern North Carolina
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Bicyclist killed in downtown Minneapolis

Police say a bicyclist was killed when he failed to stop for a red light at a busy downtown Minneapolis intersection and was struck by a car
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Police: Man shot in back after altercation at bar

Police say a man involved in an altercation in a Massachusetts bar was chased down the street and shot in the back
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Suspected serial killer sought in fatal Houston shootings

Texas authorities are searching the Houston area for a man they described as a serial killer
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Florida woman left out of will is accused of killing mom

Authorities say a Florida woman severely beat her 85-year-old mother after learning she wouldn't be receiving an inheritance from her
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Lawyer for cop charged in off-duty assault seeks dismissal

The lawyer for a Massachusetts police officer charged in an off-duty assault is asking a judge to dismiss the case
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Fast-moving fire destroys many businesses in New Jersey town

A fire that apparently started in a New Jersey restaurant soon spread to several other businesses, destroying at least six of them
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Officials name 2 teens killed at South Carolina apartment

Officials have released the names of two teens found shot to death at an apartment complex near the South Carolina coast
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Authorities work to determine cause of fatal house fire

Authorities say they're working to determine the cause of a house fire in northern Illinois that left a young child dead
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Man found guilty of raping 15-year-old girl at park

Prosecutors say a man has been convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl at a suburban Atlanta park
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Former dispatcher sentenced for theft of funds

A woman has been ordered to serve 60 days of "shock time" in jail for gambling away money raised for an injured police officer
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Charlottesville decides Justice, Emancipation are premature

Charlottesville's leaders have decided their city isn't ready for Emancipation and Justice, giving the former Lee and Jackson parks neutral names.
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Man dies when bin dropped at North Carolina soup plant

One man has died and another was hurt when a trash container fell off a forklift at a soup plant in North Carolina
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Stolen SUV traveling wrong way crashes head-on into car

Authorities say a stolen SUV being pursued by police and driven the wrong way on a Pennsylvania highway crashed head-on into a car, injuring the car's driver
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Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media
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Man dies after utility vehicle crashes in southeast Nebraska

Authorities say a man checking cattle died after his utility vehicle overturned in southeast Nebraska
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Activists ask judge to keep public off former weapons plant

Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant
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South Carolina Lottery earns $435 million for education

The South Carolina lottery generated a record $435 million for education for the fiscal year that ended June 30
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Man sentenced to life in Iowa prison dies

A man sentenced to life in an Iowa prison has died
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2 boys blamed for vandalism at Fox River Trolley Museum

Authorities say two boys ages 11 and 13 are responsible for more than $100,000 in damage at the Fox River Trolley Museum in suburban Chicago
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Florida deputies find owner of 'beautiful' wandering horse

A horse found running loose in the rural suburbs of a Florida city had bewildered deputies there as they searched for its owner
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Man gets 40-60 years in prison for 2 Michigan slayings

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her father in southwestern Michigan in 2016 has been sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison
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Wheaton Library director named state's librarian of the year

The director of the Wheaton Library has been named librarian of the year
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NIU trustees want acting president to become permanent

Northern Illinois University trustees have voted their preference to be the next president of the school.
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100 acres along Lake Monroe added to Hoosier National Forest

More than 100 acres of woodland along southern Indiana's Lake Monroe has been added to the Hoosier National Forest
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Teenage boy killed, 4 injured in Philadelphia shooting

Authorities say four boys between the ages of 11 and 15 have been injured in a shooting on a Philadelphia street
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Woman killed, 5 men injured in shooting outside Florida home

A woman has been killed and five men injured in a shooting in front of a Florida home
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Virginia parks that shed Confederate names renamed again

A year after two parks in Virginia shed the names of Confederate generals, the parks have again been renamed
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4 children, 1 man injured in Philadelphia shooting

Authorities say four boys between the ages of 11 and 15 have been injured in a shooting on a Philadelphia street
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Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games

Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games, and wants its stats to be part of the mix
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Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people
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A runway at Las Cruces airport will be closed for 30 days

A runway at Las Cruces International Airport will be closed for the next 30 days
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Skateboarding teen dies after being hit by car in Glendale

Police in Glendale say a 15-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a car while skateboarding
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Tribe begins negotiations with possible new coal plant owner

The Navajo Nation says it is negotiating with a potential new owner and operator for a coal-fired power plant on its land
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Phoenix metropolitan area under an ozone advisory again

Metro Phoenix will be under a pollution advisory for ozone again
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Attorneys seek hearing over deliberations at bribery trial

Defense attorneys are seeking a hearing to examine whether jury deliberations at the bribery trial of former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce have been tainted
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Complaint seeks $34K from former Navajo Nation legal counsel

Investigators with the Navajo Nation are seeking more than $34,000 from the tribe's former legal counsel after she crashed a tribal vehicle and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving
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Sexual assault charge dropped against former Hobbs priest

The case against a former Hobbs Catholic priest accused of criminal sexual contact has been dismissed
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Hawaii macadamia nut production increases from last season

Figures from the National Agricultural Statistics Service show macadamia nut production and farm value in Hawaii increasing from the last season
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Memorial for steamship tragedy placed at Alaskan beach

A memorial has been placed on a beach northwest of Juneau to remember the Canadian passenger liner that sank a century ago, killing about 350 people
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Alabama officers suspended for alleged 'white power' gesture

An Alabama mayor says four members of his city's police force have been suspended for making a hand gesture that some say is a hate symbol
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Anchorage residents buy palm tree landmark at auction

Anchorage residents have banded together to purchase a neon-lit palm tree from the federal government
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Former Catholic school employee accused of stealing $55K

The former advancement director of a private Catholic school in Eugene is accused of stealing nearly $55,000 from the school and a scholarship organization
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Police investigate break-in at state court office

Police are investigating a break-in and possible burglary at the Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts in Olympia
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Man admits sexually abusing 12-year-old aboard cruise ship

A West Virginia man has admitted to sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl aboard a cruise ship in the Bahamas
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Teen to be tried as an adult in pizza driver slaying

A 16-year-old boy charged in the fatal shooting of a woman delivering pizzas in Ohio will be tried as an adult
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Grand jury clears officer who shot, wounded man

Grand jury clears police officer who shot and wounded a man during a traffic stop in upstate New York
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Helicopter called to rescue hiker with broken ankle

Helicopter called to help rescue British woman who broke her ankle while hiking on Bigelow Mountain in Maine
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Invasive plant leaves woman with severe burns

Vermont woman says her brush up with a plant left her with painful, large blisters comparable to a second degree burn
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Historical society unearths letters from President Cleveland

New Hampshire historical society discovers 13 boxes of business letters and handwritten messages from former President Grover Cleveland
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1 killed, 1 injured after car slams into Walmart store

Car crashes into Ohio Walmart, killing one person and injuring another
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2 snakes of threatened US species hatch at Florida zoo

A Florida zoo celebrated World Snake Day by announcing the hatching of two members of a threatened snake species
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Clerk accused of leaking search warrants pleads guilty

Longtime clerk of courts employee in Ohio charged with leaking search warrants and warning potential law enforcement targets pleads guilty
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Former officer files discrimination suit against town

Former Connecticut narcotics detective who pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with the theft of drugs from the department's evidence room files discrimination suit against town
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AP News Guide: Several heated GOP runoffs in Alabama

Alabama voters go to the polls today in several heated Republican runoffs
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Woman found dead after mobile home fire

Authorities say a woman was found dead following a mobile home fire in Florida
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Miniature pigs the latest attraction at Baltimore's zoo

A couple of miniature pigs are the latest attractions at Baltimore's zoo
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Florida man jumps in water while fishing off pier, dies

Authorities say a man died after going in the water while fishing off a Florida pier
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Lexington Center to break ground on expansion

The city of Lexington is breaking ground this week on the expansion of the Lexington Convention Center, home to Rupp Arena
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Woman run over by Publix semitrailer in Florida dies

Authorities say a Florida woman is dead after being run over by a Publix grocery store semitrailer
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2 teens get about a year for other teen's beating death

Two Florida teens convicted in the beating death of another teen in an upscale Orlando-area suburb have each been sentenced to about a year in a juvenile facility
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Tennessee senators, hopefuls oppose Trump remarks on Russia

Tennessee's Republican senators and two Senate candidates are speaking out against President Donald Trump's refusal to condemn Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election
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Mock emergency planned to test procedures at nuclear plant

Safety officials are planning to stage a mock emergency at Dominion Energy's Louisa County nuclear power plant to test emergency procedures onsite and in surrounding communities
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Body of Maryland man found in West Virginia river

Police in West Virginia say the body of a Maryland man has been found in the Cheat River
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White being sworn in as new state auditor in Mississippi

Mississippi is inaugurating a new state auditor
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Maryland exchange to hold reinsurance hearings

Maryland's health care exchange has announced hearings for public comment on regulations to create a reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market
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Admissions suspended at Loudon nursing home

Health officials say admissions have been suspended at a Tennessee nursing home that has been cited for several violations
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Aircraft crash training planned at Fort Eustis

A training this week at Fort Eustis in Virginia means community members might see or smell smoke or note an increase in emergency-response activities
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Free hepatitis C screenings offered in Kentucky

The University of Louisville Hospital will be partnering with medical volunteers to offer free hepatitis C screenings later this month
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San Antonio store owner's killer set for execution

A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he's black
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