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Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.

Ohio woman wants playing cards to publicize crimes

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati city officials have pledged to help a crime-victim advocate produce decks of playing cards featuring cold-case homicides.

Trial date set in double murder case

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 35-year-old Raceland man accused of facilitating a police informant's murder last September is set for trial Nov. 17.

Police to resume search for missing UVa student

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police expect to resume the search for a University of Virginia student who's been missing since Saturday.

Ex-state prosecutor, wife sentenced in child abuse

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor and his wife have been sentenced for endangering the welfare of two adopted Ethiopian children after child welfare officials found the boy had been underfed and the girl physically abused.

FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

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GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization is warning that the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could double every three weeks.

2 students hospitalized after alleged drug use

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CENTRAL, La. (AP) - School officials say two seniors at Central High School are in the hospital after apparently ingesting synthetic marijuana.

Sheriff says jailer fired for contact with inmate

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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Baxter County jail officials have fired a female jailer who they say let a male inmate spend the night at her house after he was paroled.

More children live to age 5, work still to be done

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WASHINGTON (AP) - More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but a new report finds 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes.

Arkansas officials request DNA test of skeleton

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FULTON, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police are working with Louisiana forensic experts to determine if a female skeleton found on a Red River sandbar is a missing Ashdown woman.

Lafayette school board passes budget

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has approved a 2014-15 budget.

5 men shot in eastern New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police are investigating a shooting in eastern New Orleans near a gas station and convenience store that left five men injured.

New Iberia man guilty in death of 4-year-old

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NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A state judge has found Jamal Charles of New Iberia guilty of first-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile in the 2011 death of a 4-year-old girl and the injuring of her 3-year-old brother.

Woman pleads in law firm embezzlement

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 36-year-old Church Point woman has pleaded guilty in the embezzlement of nearly $200,000 from the Lafayette law firm of Clay Burgess, where she had worked for more than a decade.

Jailers find meth in Arkansas inmate's pants

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas inmate is facing additional jail time after guards say they found nearly $2,000 worth of methamphetamine in her pants.

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

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WEED, Calif. (AP) - A fire driven by fierce winds raced through the small Northern California town of Weed on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people.

Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

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VATICAN CITY (AP) - First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.

Livingston deputies find body on Albany road

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ALBANY, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish deputies are searching for the driver of a vehicle that is believed to have struck and killed a man in Albany.

NW St. Tulane, ULL players take LSWA honors

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A near record setting mark by Northwestern State quarterback highlighted the winning efforts of the third round of Louisiana Sports Writers Association Players of the Week.

Lee County passes $27.4M budget

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Lee County property owners will keep paying current tax rates for county government operations for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

DeSoto County supervisors approve $113.4M budget

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HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto Board of Supervisors has approved a lean $113.4 million dollar budget for fiscal 2015.

Suspect in Moss Point shooting turns himself in

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MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The suspect in a shooting that wounded a Moss Point man early Sunday as he was on his front porch has turned himself in.

La. public school teacher retirements remain up

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Newly released statistics find the spike in public school retirements eased somewhat, but the numbers are still higher than prior to passage of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education revamp.

About $62,000 missing from Melville utility

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state audit finds Melville is missing more than $62,000 in payments for utility services from 2012 to 2014, a number that represents roughly 12 percent of utility receipts for that period.

Bond set for 2 men accused of murder

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Bond has been set at $1 million each for two men charged with the shooting death of 20-year-old Johnnie Cooper of Hattiesburg.

7 face more charges over stolen guns from dealer

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Six men and a woman face more charges in a new federal indictment involving weapons stolen from the home of a licensed federal firearms dealer in Moss Point.

Coroner puts burglars in bull's-eye

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LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory says he wasn't trying to drum up business with a Facebook post Saturday, but he's fed up with a rash of burglaries around Louisville.

Boy, 3, dies after finding loaded gun

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TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Tallulah Police are investigating the accidental shooting death of a child.

Adams County approves $3M loan for hospital sale

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NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Adams County leaders have signed a $3 million loan to help finalize the sale of Natchez Regional Medical Center.

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