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Southwest Oregon police have received dozens of leads as they search for a man who allegedly tortured a woman he was holding captive in Oregon, less than two years after he was convicted in Nevada for killing another woman held captive. The youngest victim remains unconscious and in critical condition, police said. UPCOMING: 400-500 words.

LOS ANGELES — Rain and snow fell over southern California on Monday, while the northern half of the state turned windy and cold behind the weather system, with temperatures dipping below zero in parts of northern Nevada, including minus 13 degrees in Elko. SENT: 260 words.

Western water evaporation

WASHINGTON — More than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, runs out, or spills as the West’s 1,450-mile powerhouse flows through the region’s dams, reservoirs, and open-air canals. Key stewards of the river ignored this massive water loss for decades, instead allocating their share of the river to Arizona, California, Nevada, and Mexico without subtracting evaporative loss. Hydrologists, state officials and other Western water experts say the 10% can no longer be ignored. By Suman Naishadham. SENT: 870 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — Trevor Noah says he’s more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for the third straight year, but the former ‘The Daily Show’ host is still a little nervous about the ceremony featuring big acts like Beyoncé, Adele and Harry Styles continue watching. Noah will host Sunday’s show, which will air live on CBS from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The ceremony will return to LA after first moving to Las Vegas due to rising COVID-19 cases and the Omicron variant. SENT by entertainment writer Jonathan Landrum Jr.: 550 words, photos.

Purdue is the first unanimous No. 1 team this season in the AP men’s college basketball poll. The Boilermakers have won eight straight games since a one-point loss to Rutgers on Jan. 2. They were followed in the top five by Tennessee, Houston, Alabama and Arizona in the AP Top 25. By basketball author Dave Skretta. SENT: 750 words.

Mass Shootings – States – Location – Mass shootings have attracted public attention in the United States at a worrying rate. Some have happened in states with easy access to guns. But others have emerged where firearms are already severely restricted. With every shooting, the nation’s political division over gun policy seems to widen. We offer story localization suggestions. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

SOUTHERN MIGRATION – LOCATE IT – The population of the US South has boomed this decade. Last year, the Northeast and Midwest lost residents, and the West grew by an anemic 153,000 people, largely because large numbers of residents migrated to another US region. In contrast, the South added 1.3 million new residents, and six of the 10 fastest growing US states over the past year were in the South. We provide story localization resources and suggestions. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

OPIOID CRISIS – NALOXONE LOCALIZATION – Access to naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, has increased dramatically in recent years. But experts and advocates say more needs to be done to ensure it’s available when needed. We provide story localization resources. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

SCHOOL VOUCHERS – LOCATE IT – In more than a dozen red states, Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation this year that would expand or create programs that give millions of taxpayer dollars to families who want their children out of public school. We offer story localization ideas. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

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OPIOID CRISIS NALOXONE — Access to an emergency drug that reverses opioid overdoses has improved in the US, but advocates say naloxone — commonly known by its brand name Narcan — still isn’t reaching all who need it. A small group of volunteers runs what appears to be the largest distributor of naloxone in Albany, Georgia. But many municipalities lack similar structures. Public health experts are telling US state and local government officials responsible for using opioid settlement funds to consider putting more naloxone into the hands of people who use drugs and those around them. In some places, it’s mostly about first responders. By Geoff Mulvihill and Sharon Johnson. SENT: 1,260 words, photos, video.

MEMPHIS POLICE INVESTIGATION — A police spokeswoman said a sixth Memphis Police Department officer has been fined for his part in the brutal caning and arrest of Tire Nichols. Officer Preston Hemphill was fired shortly after the Jan. 7 arrest of Nichols, who died in a hospital three days later. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph did not disclose Hemphill’s role in the arrest. Rudolph said that information about Hemphill’s disciplinary action was not immediately released because Hemphill was not fired and the department normally releases information about officers who are released from duty upon the completion of an investigation. By Adrian Sainz. SENT: 690 words, photos, video.

SCHOOL SHOOTING-NEWPORT NEWS – The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher has reopened with strengthened security and a new administrator. Nervous parents and students expressed optimism Monday as they returned to Richneck Elementary School in Newport News. Jennifer Roe and her fourth grade son Jethro were among the first to arrive. She said they saw a therapist after the shooting. The school has reopened after being closed for more than three weeks following the January 6 shooting. Police said the boy brought a pistol to school and purposely shot his teacher, Abby Zwerner, as she was teaching her first grade. Zwerner was in hospital for almost two weeks but is now recovering at home. By Ben Finley and Denise Lavoie. SENT: 990 words, photos, audio.


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