National Politics

Judge upholds dismissal of case against resort developer

A U.S. bankruptcy judge has upheld court decisions that the state of Montana lacked legal standing to file an involuntary bankruptcy petition nearly a decade ago against Yellowstone Club co-founder Tim Blixseth.
June 12, 2021, 11:11 AM

National Politics

Judge: Criminal charges will fail against officers in death

A federal judge says he isn’t halting a wrongful death lawsuit against three Columbus police officers, despite their concerns that the district attorney is seeking to indict them on criminal charges.
June 12, 2021, 11:01 AM

National Politics

4 inmates may have contracted tuberculosis in Georgia prison

At least four inmates may have contracted tuberculosis at a privately run state prison in south Georgia.
June 12, 2021, 10:55 AM

National Politics

Judge allows use of street for outdoor dining in Starkville

A judge has ruled in favor of a proposal from the city of Starkville to allow restaurants to use street space for outdoor dining.
June 12, 2021, 10:47 AM

National Politics

More judicial circuits could split after Columbia exits

At least three other Georgia judicial circuits are interested in splitting up after Columbia County successfully persuaded lawmakers to break it off from what had been a three-county Augusta Judicial Circuit.
June 12, 2021, 10:28 AM

National Politics

SCDOT: Road money drops without higher electric car fees

The woman in charge of South Carolina roads is warning lawmakers that the growth in electric vehicles will mean a drop in how much the state has to spend on roads unless they make some changes.
June 12, 2021, 10:18 AM

Texas

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground.
June 12, 2021, 9:54 AM

National Politics

Man sentenced for ditching car after 2014 witness murder

A man has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for ditching the getaway car following the murder of a woman in western Pennsylvania just before she was to meet with federal authorities about another man’s involvement in a New Jersey-supplied heroin ring.
June 12, 2021, 9:52 AM

National Politics

Government taking shape for Mississippi’s newest city

A governing structure is taking shape for Mississippi’s newest city.
June 12, 2021, 9:37 AM

National Politics

Police: 1 killed, 3 wounded in Winston-Salem shooting

Police in Winston-Salem said that one person was killed and three others suffered non-life-threatening wounds in a shooting.
June 12, 2021, 8:57 AM