Regional News

AP News - Aug 29, 2015 12:30 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully.The 9 a.m. forecast from the National Hurricane Center showed the storm had degenerated into a trough of low pressure ...more

AP News - Aug 27, 2015 1:37 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state.Smoky conditions grounded helicopters and airplanes that had been f ...more

AP News - Aug 27, 2015 12:35 AM

SUNSET, La. (AP) — A police officer was shot and killed Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where three women had been stabbed, one of them fatally, in a town about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, said the sheriff of rural St. Landry Paris ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 11:02 PM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Belittled by the judge and jeered by spectators, James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life Wednesday, while the survivors of his murderous attack on a Colorado movie theater wondered aloud how they would spend th ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 1:45 PM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):11:30 a.m.The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has sentenced James Holmes to the maximum possible 3,318 years ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 12:53 AM

Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and ...more

AP News - Aug 25, 2015 5:30 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution — charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender.< ...more

AP News - Aug 24, 2015 10:17 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — As Washington state's wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near.Fire managers from New Zealand and Australia arrived to contribute to a ground campaign led by firefighters ...more

AP News - Aug 24, 2015 8:12 PM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The grandfather of the youngest victim in the Colorado theater shootings suggested Monday that one juror might have improperly blocked the death penalty for James Holmes by being untruthful about her beliefs, drawing a forceful ...more

AP News - Aug 24, 2015 5:48 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A rising politician's meeting with his mentally ill son at a restaurant turned deadly when the young man pulled out a large kitchen knife and stabbed his father to death while his mother and other horrified witnesses looked on, pol ...more