- Couple challenges Florida town's ban on front-yard gardens Updated: May-02-16 4:01 am
MIAMI - A South Florida couple is headed to court to challenge a village's ban on front-yard vegetable gardens.
- Scalia's loss raises questions for Supreme Court Updated: May-02-16 3:48 am
WASHINGTON - Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?
- Ohio high court faults law, orders teen's case reconsidered Updated: May-02-16 12:36 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court says a state law about electronically recording law enforcement interrogations is unconstitutional as it relates to minors.
- Southwestern Indiana county's tactic targets youth gun cases Updated: May-01-16 6:13 pm
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - Juvenile court officials in one southwestern Indiana county are overhauling their probation services to address a rapidly growing number of gun-related crimes among youths.
- Lamar County starts legal fight over Hattiesburg annexation Updated: May-01-16 12:10 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Lamar County supervisors are giving notice that they will try to block Hattiesburg's annexation in parts of their county.
- Commerce tax repeal effort faces Nevada Supreme Court test Updated: May-01-16 10:57 am
LAS VEGAS - A high-stakes battle over a new business tax passed last year by the Nevada Legislature is heading to the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday.
- Ohio Supreme Court to hear arguments on police video case Updated: May-01-16 10:41 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments on June 14 over access to police body camera videos.
- Lawrence County assessing needed roof repairs for courthouse Updated: May-01-16 9:30 am
DEADWOOD, South Dakota - The Lawrence County Commission is hiring a contractor to bring in a crane and bucket and assess needed roof repairs for its century-old courthouse in Deadwood.
- Kansas House approves changes in judicial selection process Updated: May-01-16 1:42 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A proposal approved in the Kansas House would give the secretary of state a role in how the nine-member commission that names three finalists for each high court vacancy elects its members.
- Cruz wins majority of delegates at Virginia convention Updated: Apr-30-16 7:56 pm
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Supporters of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz prevailed over backers of front-runner Donald Trump in a fight Saturday over delegates to the national Republican party convention, delegates that could help decide who becomes the GOP presidential nominee.
- Judge orders house arrest for former Pine Lawn officer Updated: Apr-30-16 2:52 pm
ST. LOUIS - A former Pine Lawn police lieutenant convicted of federal charges earlier this year has been placed under house arrest after violating his bail conditions.
- Kansas appeals court: Evidence stands despite defunct law Updated: Apr-30-16 1:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled that a man could be convicted of driving under the influence using evidence obtained under a defunct law.
- Missouri Democrats see scant progress on police oversight Updated: Apr-30-16 1:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Taped on the office door of Rep. Brandon Ellington, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, is a cutout of the House public safety chairman's smiling face, topped with the words "This is what bigotry looks like!"
- Man charged after 30 guns disappear in Gresham Updated: Apr-30-16 12:32 pm
GRESHAM, Oregon - Authorities say a convicted felon has been charged in federal court with unlawful possession of a firearm after 30 guns were stolen from a Gresham home. KOIN-TV (http://is.gd/Ku30HR ) reports John Jeffrey Sloan has criminal record that includes weapons convictions.
- Correction: Underage Online Lawsuit story Updated: Apr-30-16 11:45 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In a story April 29 about a federal judge blocking enforcement of a Louisiana criminal law that requires online booksellers, publishers and other website owners to electronically verify customers' ages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the law was enacted in 2005. The law was enacted in 2015.
- Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws Updated: Apr-30-16 1:48 am
HOUSTON - Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.
- Man shot by police had gunshot residue on hand Updated: Apr-29-16 9:15 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - A man fatally shot by Wilmington police while sitting in his wheelchair was armed with a revolver and had evidence of gunshot residue on his hand, according to a court filing Friday in which city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family, who has claimed he was unarmed.
- Man pleads guilty in stalking case involving Joe Arpaio Updated: Apr-29-16 8:09 pm
PHOENIX - A man has pleaded guilty to charges of trying to stalk Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio last year.
- Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case from '17 race Updated: Apr-29-16 7:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year's Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska.
- Sanders campaign drops lawsuit after Ohio young-voter ruling Updated: Apr-29-16 7:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign says it is dismissing its federal complaint against Ohio's elections chief over a policy related to the state's youngest primary voters.
- Vermont high court sides with solar project developers Updated: Apr-29-16 6:35 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A fragmented Vermont Supreme Court on Friday sided with developers of a major solar power project in Rutland Town against the wishes of the town and its neighbors.
- Can South Dakota tax online sales? State presses to find out Updated: Apr-29-16 6:30 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota wants to collect state sales tax on purchases from Overstock.com and other Internet retailers. The state is pressing for the revenues with a lawsuit against several remote retailers that ultimately seeks to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
- Judge orders Madison County to make $3M in bond payments Updated: Apr-29-16 6:27 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Madison County may appeal a federal judge's order that it make $3.16 million in bond payments related to a development project.
- Mitchell Courthouse will remain closed through next week Updated: Apr-29-16 6:23 pm
BALTIMORE - The Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore, closed since Tuesday after a smoky fire in the basement, will remain shut through next week.
- Wisconsin AG asks appeals court to stay right-to-work ruling Updated: Apr-29-16 6:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's attorney general has asked an appellate court for an emergency stay of a Dane County judge's ruling striking down the state's right-to-work law.