YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge in Washington state postponed a lawsuit claiming city officials retaliated against a business owner for opposing a proposed downtown plaza.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new report says the high school graduation rate in Utah this year has increased for the seventh consecutive year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's top education officials abruptly canceled a contract with a Minnesota-based standardized testing company amid a flurry of technological glitches that have created...
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A Milwaukee woman accused of trying to shoot a Minnesota state trooper has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
Authorities say 30-year-old Melody Gray pointed a handgun at Trooper Mark Peterson's head and tried to pull the trigger after Peterson stopped following a crash on Interstate 94 near Moorhead in March 2018 and learned the car had been reported stolen in Wisconsin.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's public schools will be required to have published plans for reuniting students with their parents during emergencies under a rule approved by the state Board of Education.
The board approved the requirement Thursday while deciding against requiring schools to conduct reunification drills.
HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — Hill County's commissioners appointed a new county attorney after the previous one resigned in the face of criticism that she failed to show up for court hearings and was unprepared, sometimes leading to cases being dismissed.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Clay County Attorney's Office says two officers involved in shootings have been cleared.
In one case, Clay County Deputy Ryan Sinclair shot and wounded Brady Adrian in Sabin in February. The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Sinclair and another deputy encountered Adrian holding a knife at a home in Sabin. Authorities say Adrian grabbed the deputy's stun gun and used in on Sinclair before Sinclair shot him. Adrian is facing five felony charges.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A Milwaukee woman is charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill the Minnesota state trooper who tried to help her after a crash on Interstate 94.
Prosecutors allege 30-year-old Melody Gray held a 9 mm handgun to the head of Trooper Mark Peterson and tried to pull the trigger after the car she was driving spun out of control near Moorhead Monday. The gun did not fire.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Court documents say a woman driving a car that spun out of control on Interstate 94 near Moorhead earlier this week held a gun to the head of a state trooper who stopped to help her.
ROCHELLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois will not be the home of a $1.6 billion manufacturing plant the automakers Toyota and Mazda plan to build in the United States.
Intersect Illinois, the nonprofit economic development corporation set up by Gov. Bruce Rauner, informed Rochelle city officials of the news on Wednesday.
HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — The city of Havre is asking its residents to do their part to help clean up after an early October snowstorm downed trees all over the city.
Public Works Director Mark Peterson asked people to bring tree limbs to the landfill or a tree dump north of the city.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — The city council in Normal is considering hiring a consultant to help find its next city manager.
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that council members could sign a $20,000 contract with Northbrook-based GovHR USA to seek a successor for Mark Peterson. Peterson will retire next spring.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — The State Bar Court of California announced Friday it has temporarily suspended a former Contra Costa County district attorney who pleaded no contest to perjury over his personal use of campaign funds.
The association is also investigating whether Mark Peterson merits further punishment, including disbarment, the East Bay Times reported (http://bayareane.ws/2vR5WjS) Friday.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and pleaded no contest to perjury over his use of campaign funds for personal expenses.
Peterson resigned hours after the California attorney general's office charged him with 13 felony counts. He had rejected earlier calls for his resignation and had been expected to run for re-election next year.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Contra Costa DA charged with corruption (all times local):
Contra Costa County's district attorney has resigned and pleaded no contest to corruption charges for using re-election campaign funds for personal expenses.
The East Bay Times (http://bayareane.ws/2sBFpbO ) says Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and later entered the plea to a felony count of perjury. He was sentenced to 250 hours of community service.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — State officials detained Contra Costa County's district attorney and seized his phone and other items as part of a corruption investigation, court documents show.
California Attorney General agents detained Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson on Thursday and seized his seized his iPhone, iPad and appointment calendar, the East Bay Times reported Friday (http://bayareane.ws/2sMo9Ob ).
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two security guards at a VFW hall in New Jersey have been shot.
Willingboro police Lt. Christopher Vetter said that the two men suffered non-life-threatening injuries around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.
He says 56-year-old William Matthews was shot in the head, but was listed in stable condition and expected to be released later Friday.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois city that restricts speakers at council meetings is seeking advice from the state attorney general.
Normal limits speakers to one appearance every 45 days. City Manager Mark Peterson tells The Pantagraph (http://bit.ly/2k46T2J ) that the council likely will follow the attorney general's opinion. The restriction might violate the Illinois public meetings law.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Rivian Automotive has completed its purchase of the former Mitsubishi plant in the central Illinois city of Normal, where it plans to manufacture electric vehicles.
Rivian Automotive CEO R.J. Scaringe said in a statement Thursday that the company "couldn't be more excited" in purchasing the plant. He added the location will be crucial to bringing the company's products to market.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's campaign finance watchdog is issuing tens of thousands of dollars in fines against a San Francisco Bay Area district attorney and a former Riverside County mayor who were accused of using campaign money on personal expenses.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's public schools have grown by more 10,500 students this year.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2eZZXAs ) that the Jordan School District and others across the state are looking for ways to accommodate new growth.
According to numbers released by the State Board of Education Thursday, Utah's approximately 1,085 public schools have added 10,580 students in 2016, bringing the total enrollment to 644,476. That's a 1.67 percent increase over last year's enrollment.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New state enrollment figures show Utah's charter schools gained an additional 4,000 students this year.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2fBDrQ3 ) that according to the Utah Board of Education, charter school enrollment increased by nearly 6 percent from 2015. The state has seen growth among the state's charter schools for several years, but that growth has slowed.
In 2014, charter enrollment rose 12 percent, followed by 9.8 percent in 2015.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California prosecutor said Friday that he's charging a retired police captain with misdemeanor soliciting a prostitute, but found no other criminal conduct within his jurisdiction in a wide-ranging police sexual misconduct case involving more than two dozen officers.