- Hancock Fabrics warns headquarters workers of job cuts Updated: Feb-13-16 7:46 pm
BALDWYN, Mississippi - Hancock Fabrics has sent letters to all employees at its Lee County headquarters and distribution center, warning they could lose their jobs after March 15 if no buyer is found for the bankrupt fabric retailer.
- Governor signs bill overhauling Wisconsin civil service laws Updated: Feb-12-16 5:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping bill Friday that reworks Wisconsin's hiring and firing practices, brushing aside Democrats' complaints that the measure will lead to cronyism in state agencies.
- Former Bend broker asks court to set aside fraud conviction Updated: Feb-12-16 1:23 pm
BEND, Oregon - A former Bend real estate agent who is serving a nine-year sentence in federal prison is asking the court to set aside her conviction.
- Bevin's proposed cuts include government watchdog agency Updated: Feb-12-16 12:57 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - As part of his proposed budget cuts, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin exempted what he considered to be key government services. Those not protected include agencies charged with holding him and his administration accountable.
- Comptroller to discuss ongoing actions to fight tax fraud Updated: Feb-12-16 2:46 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Comptroller Peter Franchot will discuss ongoing efforts to fight tax fraud and identity theft at tax preparation businesses.
- Arkansas man to appeal verdict in real estate agent's death Updated: Feb-11-16 7:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A man convicted of capital murder and kidnapping in the death of a central Arkansas real estate agent has filed notice that he plans to appeal.
- Hospital says stolen laptop contained patient ID information Updated: Feb-11-16 5:25 pm
McCOOK, Nebraska - Community Hospital in McCook has told nearly 4,200 former patients that their identity information was contained on a laptop computer that was stolen in December.
- Whistleblowers lead California auditor to $370,000 in waste Updated: Feb-11-16 3:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A new report says whistleblower tips alerted California's auditor to $370,000 in waste and forgery at certain state agencies.
- Gov. Fallin makes appointment to incentive commission Updated: Feb-11-16 1:23 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has announced the appointment of an Edmond accounting firm executive to an eight-member commission tasked with reviewing state tax credits.
- CityTime computer specialist gets 3 years' probation Updated: Feb-11-16 6:44 am
NEW YORK - A computer specialist who admitted his role in a scheme involving New York City's CityTime computerized payroll system has been sentenced to three years' probation.
- New Mexico House approves police double dipping bill Updated: Feb-10-16 11:31 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's House of Representatives has approved provisions for some retired law enforcement officers to return to work while also receiving pension benefits.
- ACLU issues critical report on Washington town's police Updated: Feb-10-16 6:17 pm
PASCO, Washington - The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington on Wednesday issued a critical report on the Pasco Police Department, contending officers lack critical training, services for Spanish speakers are inadequate and the community doesn't have any meaningful input into police practices.
- Tucson woman must pay $30K judgment in legal services case Updated: Feb-10-16 11:28 am
TUCSON, Arizona - A judge has ordered a Tucson woman to pay a $30,000 judgment for providing fraudulent legal services.
- Review critical of workplace safety policy Updated: Feb-09-16 7:48 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - An inspection has found the state child welfare agency's safety policy didn't have comprehensive measures to protect employees from workplace assaults when a social worker was shot dead outside her office building last August.
- House committee considering changes to student restraint law Updated: Feb-09-16 4:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A House committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would permanently institute the current law on how disruptive students can be restrained and provide more training for school employees.
- MGM Resorts names real estate investment trust board members Updated: Feb-08-16 10:41 pm
LAS VEGAS - MGM Resorts International has announced the seven members who will make up the board of the company's planned real estate investment trust.
- Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of insurance carrier Updated: Feb-08-16 7:35 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Insurance regulators in Alaska and Oregon announced Monday that a company that had been suspended from offering health insurance policies in the states over concerns with its financial condition will be allowed to resume that business.
- Gallup Diocese bankruptcy case's costs exceed $3.6 million Updated: Feb-08-16 1:33 pm
GALLUP, New Mexico - Costs for the Diocese of Gallup's bankruptcy proceedings have exceeded $3.6 million.
- Students document Alabama, Georgia troops killed in Vietnam Updated: Feb-08-16 12:11 pm
AUBURN, Alabama - Each of the tens of thousands of names etched into the reflective granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., represents not only a person who died in the name of service to country but also a face, a hometown, a personal past and loved ones left behind.
- Nonprofit teaches construction trades to at-risk youths Updated: Feb-07-16 6:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In his No. 1 dream, Quinton Mayle makes it big with his music. "I want to be at the Grand Ole Opry," the Franklinton teen said, grinning shyly.
- Ohio firm accused of misspending funds on cars, tattoos Updated: Feb-07-16 8:16 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Federal investigators say government money given to a northern Ohio company for work placement and parenting programs instead went to buy vehicles and cosmetic surgery.
- Indianapolis school facing scrutiny hires team of attorneys Updated: Feb-06-16 6:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A private Indianapolis school under scrutiny for its handling of allegations that a basketball coach sent sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old female student has hired a team of attorneys to represent it.
- Lincoln City Council votes to collect overpayment of wages Updated: Feb-06-16 12:58 pm
LINCOLN, North Dakota - The Lincoln City Council has decided to use lawyers to collect the overpayment of wages to city employees.
- Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth Updated: Feb-05-16 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Consider looking past January's so-so job growth.
- Bridge case defendants can subpoena Christie office docs Updated: Feb-05-16 4:35 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will get a second chance to force the release of documents from the law firm whose taxpayer-funded 2014 report absolved Christie of blame.