- NYC mayor proposes millions in new mental health services Updated: May-05-15 1:37 pm
NEW YORK - Over 80 schools would get mental health clinics, every police precinct would have a victims' advocate and social workers would arrange psychological care for thousands of families in homeless shelters under Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to invest tens of millions of dollars in mental health, his wife's signature issue.
- Wisconsin lawmakers tell committee to repeal prevailing wage Updated: May-05-15 1:25 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Lawmakers, construction companies and local government leaders sparred Tuesday over a Republican bill that would repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage law, with supporters saying the measure would save money and opponents arguing the law guarantees quality construction and wage equality.
- New Mexico woman in flashing lights free speech lawsuit Updated: May-05-15 1:01 pm
ALBUEQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico woman cited for flashing her headlights at an oncoming car with police officer inside says the ticket violates her free speech rights.
- Portland Mayor Charlie Hales releases proposed budget Updated: May-05-15 12:43 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has released a proposed budget that he says will provide more money for affordable housing and programs to help young people stay out of gangs.
- Jury reaches verdict on 1 charge against ex-Iowa mayor Updated: May-05-15 12:33 pm
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa - A jury has reached a verdict on one of two sexual abuse charges against the former mayor of Oelwein (OHL'-weyne).
- Friday meeting to try to resolve Showboat-Stockton impasse Updated: May-05-15 12:22 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's mayor says all sides involved in the stalled deal to transform a shuttered casino into a college campus will meet Friday to try to find a way out of the morass.
- Commemorative Iowa fountain slated for repair in Alabama Updated: May-05-15 11:56 am
MT. PLEASANT, Iowa - An iconic fountain in Mt. Pleasant typically decorated for the holiday season won't be around for this year's festivities.
- Jury seated in road rage killing trial in Livingston County Updated: May-05-15 11:55 am
HOWELL, Michigan - A jury has been seated in the trial of a 69-year-old man who fatally shot another motorist when confronted about aggressive driving.
- Cemetery seeks old photos for restoration project Updated: May-05-15 11:50 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A cemetery more than a century old is looking for historic photos to help restore original grave markers and burial records.
- Columbia City Council votes down student housing complex Updated: May-05-15 11:43 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The Columbia City Council has rejected plans for an 850-bed student housing on the east side of the city.
- Cedar Falls to look for illegal connections to sewers Updated: May-05-15 11:09 am
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The Cedar Falls City Council has approved an ordinance that will require inspections of some homes to ensure they're not illegally dumping stormwater into the city's sanitary sewage system.
- Jackson County to vote on tourism tax Updated: May-05-15 10:59 am
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - Jackson County supervisors have decided to go ahead with a special election June 23 for a 2 percent tourism tax on hotel and motel rooms, rather than wait for the November general election.
- NYC mayor proposes rent law changes, urges state to enact Updated: May-05-15 10:34 am
NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wants state lawmakers to expand tenant protections for the city's 1 million rent-regulated apartments.
- Council of State approves NC hospital land sale to Raleigh Updated: May-05-15 10:19 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The long-negotiated deal to sell North Carolina government property where a mental hospital stood for more than 150 years in Raleigh is complete.
- Reforming Baltimore police will be time-consuming, costly Updated: May-05-15 10:11 am
BALTIMORE - Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct.
- Ex-Maui mayor candidate gets 20 years for securities fraud Updated: May-05-15 9:04 am
WAILUKU, Hawaii - A man who ran unsuccessfully for Maui mayor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for securities fraud.
- Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route Updated: May-05-15 9:01 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people.
- Dalton voters reject bylaw outlawing circus Updated: May-05-15 7:23 am
DALTON, Massachusetts - The show will go on in Dalton.
- Logan County judge, Mingo County magistrate to retire Updated: May-05-15 7:11 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A Logan County circuit judge and a Mingo County magistrate are retiring at the end of June.
- Hattiesburg considers sewer rate adjustments Updated: May-05-15 6:11 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Hattiesburg officials are rewriting its sewer ordinance to clarify rates and tighten collections.
- Former Eagle County employee admits to embezzling thousands Updated: May-05-15 4:43 am
EAGLE, Colorado - A former Eagle County employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling tens of thousands from taxpayers.
- Chicago plans events for mayor's second term inauguration Updated: May-05-15 4:04 am
CHICAGO - The city of Chicago is planning a weekend of events leading up to the inauguration of newly-elected city officials.
- Council submits 3 nominees for 1st Judicial District vacancy Updated: May-05-15 4:04 am
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - Officials say the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments has conducted interviews of candidates for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 1st Judicial District.
- Special election in New York City for Grimm, Assembly seats Updated: May-05-15 2:20 am
NEW YORK - A high-profile congressional seat is up for grabs as voters in Staten Island and certain sections of Brooklyn on Tuesday take part in a special election.
- Montgomery County to consider tax on electronic cigarettes Updated: May-05-15 2:19 am
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - The Montgomery County Council is considering a tax on electronic cigarettes.