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  • Denham Springs to review sick leave policy 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:32 am
  • DENHAM SPRINGS, Louisiana - The Denham Springs City Council may have to repeal part of the city's advance sick leave policy after the state Legislative Auditor's Office said the policy violates state law.

  • Chinese police begin carrying guns during patrols 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:07 am
  • SHANGHAI - A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists.

  • Hearings set for cases challenging Ameren rates 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:05 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri utility regulators plan to hear evidence in June on a pair of cases challenging the electricity rates charged by Ameren Missouri.

  • Greenwood considers 2nd cable TV option 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:17 am
  • GREENWOOD, Mississippi - The city of Greenwood has hired a consultant to evaluate AT&T's proposal to bring its U-Verse cable television service to town.

  • St. Paul to settle police lawsuit for $45,000 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:53 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A man who claimed in a federal lawsuit that a St. Paul police officer slammed him into a wall and knocked him unconscious has reached a $45,000 settlement with the city.

  • Different options eyed for Lincoln shooting range 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:04 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Lincoln's city council will soon decide whether to lease land for a new police shooting range, but the city's police chief has a bigger project in mind.

  • City councilman sued for damage to foreclosed home 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 4:44 pm
  • DETROIT - A credit union has sued a Detroit City Council member, saying he "willfully and maliciously" damaged his foreclosed home.

  • Charlotte weighs immigrant-friendly city policies 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:44 pm
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - North Carolina's biggest city is looking at ways to boost growth by attracting new immigrants to the United States, a move some complain would include welcoming people living in the country illegally.

  • Kuwait court shuts 2 newspapers over coup articles 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:28 pm
  • KUWAIT CITY - A Kuwaiti court has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government, the official state news agency reported Sunday.

  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:04 pm
  • BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine - Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead.

  • Columbia City Council no longer volunteers 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:16 pm
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - Columbia City Council members will receive some compensation for their service, beginning in May.

  • Neighborhood asks for help with water system 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:58 am
  • KROTZ SPRINGS, Louisiana - City engineers will explore the possibility of connecting the North Wilderness subdivision to the Krotz Springs water system.

  • Projects delayed until new mayor takes office 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:34 am
  • LEESVILLE, Louisiana - The City Council has decided to take no action on two development projects until after a new mayor takes office at the end of June.

  • Veterans office moves to new home 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:25 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The office that helps military veterans in East Baton Rouge Parish has moved into a new home.

  • Gretna may get truck-float parade for Mardi Gras 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:13 am
  • GRETNA, Louisiana - The Krewe of Gretna has formally asked for permission to parade on Mardi Gras behind the Krewe of Grela, returning a truck parade to the Jefferson Parish city for the first time in 14 years.

  • New Milford mulls law on 'aggressive' panhandling 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:34 am
  • NEW MILFORD, Connecticut - A panhandler could be fined up to $250 in an anti-panhandling initiative considered by New Milford officials.

  • Kenai could impose no-wake zones during fishery 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:32 am
  • KENAI, Alaska - The city manager in Kenai will be able to create no-wake zones for the harbor during the crowded dipnet season.

  • Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:47 am
  • PARIS - Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?

  • Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:26 am
  • JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania - The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.

  • Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:23 pm
  • SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A Sioux City riverboat casino is preparing to close its doors this summer, but is hoping a court fight will save it.

  • Yorkers ask city to legalize raising chickens 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:13 pm
  • YORK, Pennsylvania - A group of York City residents is asking the local government to make it legal for them to raise chickens.

  • Fairbanks takes 2nd look at rejected contract 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:25 pm
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks City Council will reconsider a union contract proposal it rejected last month.

  • Asheville council seeks less graffiti in city 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:47 pm
  • ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - The Asheville City Council will consider a plan to help rid the city of graffiti, including requirements that property owners remove it and asking legislators to approve higher penalties for vandals.

  • Ride-sharing service hits pushback in St. Louis 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:46 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A ride-sharing service has started service in St. Louis, ignoring a cease and desist order from the city's taxi commission.

  • Animal activists aim to replace carriage horses 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:52 pm
  • FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Kolette Winstead Frazier spent Friday afternoon at her Huntertown farm loading up horses for a weekend wedding in Michigan.