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BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont city defined by the stone pulled from within its surrounding hills is hoping to use that granite to commission a piece of art conceived more than seven decades ago honoring one of the nation's first Boy Scout troops. A local Boy Scout historian is...
MILTON, Pa. (AP) — Investigators hope tests on a three-ton hunk of concrete will soon solve the 1989 disappearance of a young mother, by determining whether her remains were fed through wood chipper and then entombed in the basement of a Pennsylvania duplex. Sunbury Police Chief...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California city that birthed the American free speech movement is preparing for potential clashes even though the person behind a right-wing rally scheduled for Sunday has pleaded with supporters to stay away, saying that she fears violence. The "No to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More judges are carrying weapons than most people realize, even though attacks on judges remain rare, surveys and experts say. The question of whether judges should be armed got renewed attention this week after an Ohio judge who was carrying a gun was shot...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho-born painter who traveled the world and commissioned an artist's studio by a famed architect is mostly forgotten now. Except by a southern Idaho historical society with 600 of his oil-on-canvas paintings that could be worth a fortune if demand for...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When Alexis Kozmon and her husband decided to get a dog for their 6-year-old daughter, they chose to adopt rather than buy from a breeder to teach the child the value of rescuing. Four weeks later, the puppy the family named Sugar was dying painfully from...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter high school in the nation's capital, he fretted that he would lag behind. But...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's wild blueberry crop is likely to be much smaller this year than in recent summers because the industry is contending with troubles such as disease and a lack of pollination. The New England state is the wild blueberry capital of the U.S., and in...
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Robert Zbranek ignored warnings to evacuate this coastal town of about 10,000, determined to ride out then-Hurricane Harvey on his 38-foot cruiser, one of three boats he had moored at a local marina. But after taking a battering as 130 mph winds roared...