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15 dead after shooting in Texas elementary school

Fourteen children and one teacher are dead following a shooting at a Texas elementary school. Police in Uvalde identified the shooter as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. Ramos is also dead. The shooting happened around noon at Robb Elementary School, about 80…

Mississippi teen facing murder charge hours after graduation

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Just hours after graduating high school, a Mississippi teenager was arrested in what has been described as a domestic dispute that left one person dead. News outlets report Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said 18-year-old Justin…

Tourism thriving in Florida ahead of Memorial Day weekend

MIAMI (AP) - Tourists have returned to Florida in numbers that are surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Officials at Miami International Airport are projecting the “busiest Memorial Day weekend ever.” According to a news release sent Monday passenger traffic at the airport…

STAR ID deadline extended to May 2023

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Alabama residents have one more year before the Department of Homeland Security's STAR ID program goes into effect. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Hal Taylor encouraged Alabama citizens to view the organization's website…

A million empty spaces: Chronicling COVID's cruel US toll

By ADAM GELLER, CARLA K. JOHNSON and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus will soon surpass 1 million. Through wave after wave, the virus has compiled a merciless chronology of loss -- one by one…

Live updates | Putin says sanctions triggering global crisis

By The Associated Press MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western sanctions against Russia are provoking a global economic crisis. Speaking during a Thursday meeting on economic issues, Putin said Western nations were “driven by oversized political ambitions and…

Arkansas sues drug companies over high insulin prices

By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas is suing several drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers over the cost of insulin for diabetes patients. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday filed the lawsuit in state court…

Abortion rights protests held around nation

By The Associated Press Protests over the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out the court’s Roe v. Wade ruling sent people into the streets around the nation. Around 1,000 people gathered in front of the court…

Putin, Zelensky to be at November G20 meet, says host

By The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo says that both Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to attend the G20 summit to be held in Bali in November. Widodo, the current…

Officials: Toll rises amid Russian offensive

By The Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian officials were reporting more civilian deaths in various parts of eastern Ukraine as Russian forces stepped up attacks on Tuesday. Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai said three people died after Russian shells hit…

Britain: 15,000 Russian troops killed so far

By The Associated Press LONDON - The British government says it believes 15,000 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine since Moscow launched its invasion two months ago. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said 25% of the Russian combat units sent…

Man runs over body parts during a hit-and-run investigation

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man driving drunk sped through a hit and run investigation, running over the detached legs of a victim and nearly striking two deputies. Authorities were investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman who…

Live Updates | US Official: Warship hit by Ukrainian missile

By The Associated Press A senior U.S. defense official says the U.S. believes the Russian guided-missile cruiser that sank Thursday in the northern Black Sea had been struck by at least one Ukrainian anti-ship missile, as claimed by the Kyiv…

Mississippi collects more than $95M from lottery in 9 months

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Scratch-off cards and other games of chance have put more than $95 million into the Mississippi budget since July. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says Friday that it has transferred $11.5 million from lottery proceeds into the…

Live Updates | Russia accuses Ukraine of border airstrikes

By The Associated Press Russian authorities have accused Ukrainian forces of launching air strikes on the Russian region of Bryansk which borders with Ukraine, the latest in a series of allegations of cross-border attacks by Kyiv on Russian territory. Russia's…

Gilbert Gottfriend passes away at 67

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller The famous comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried passed away as he had been battling an undisclosed illness for a long time. Gottfried rose to fame in the 1990s with his stand-up comedy, and…

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