House to deliver Mayorkas impeachment articles to the Senate to begin a trial

WASHINGTON — After a weeklong delay, the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon will send its articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate, a spokesperson for Speaker Mike Johnson confirmed. It will kick off what’s expected to be a very short trial in the upper chamber — one that could … Read more

Man charged with murder of KY deputy pleads guilty in separate case out of Kenton County

A man charged with the murder of Scott County Deputy Caleb Conley pleaded guilty to charges related to a separate case out of Northern Kentucky. Steven Sheanshang, 46, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of burglary and being a persistent felony offender, according to court documents. The indictment for the Kenton County said Sheanshang entered a … Read more

Pedestrian killed after being struck by large SUV while crossing northbound I-435 in KC

A pedestrian died in an overnight crash after being struck by a silver GMC Yukon Denali while crossing northbound Interstate 435 on Kansas City’s East Side, a police spokeswoman said. The crash occurred about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday. Northbound Interstate 435 at Truman Road was shut down for nearly three hours while police investigated, said Officer … Read more

Repairs to cause overnight lane restriction on Fort Pitt Bridge

An Interstate 376 (Fort Pitt Bridge) overnight lane restriction will occur Thursday night, April 18, weather permitting. A single-lane restriction will occur on the Fort Pitt Bridge in the westbound direction from 10 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday morning. PennDOT crews will conduct deck spall repairs. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns … Read more

House Republicans to present impeachment articles against Alejandro Mayorkas to Senate

House Republicans on Tuesday are expected to formally present their articles of impeachment against Alejandro Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, to the Senate, part of the party’s attempt to force an election-year showdown with the Biden administration over immigration and border security. In February, House Republicans bypassed skepticism within their own ranks and unified Democratic … Read more

Poverty and foster care numbers rise, but so do reading and math rankings

Alabama ranks among the worst states for childhood well-being, clocking in at No. 45 according to a new report from the child advocacy group VOICES for Alabama’s Children. The only states that fall below Alabama are Oklahoma, Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico. Funded by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, VOICES releases the Alabama … Read more