Daily Archives: April 8, 2010

Off Topic: 50 nifty United States Part 2

Around this time last year I put together a post featuring news items from each of the fifty states of the USA.  I’m doing it again.

Alabama – CBS42 Birmingham on Tennessee coal ash scattered in Alabama.

Alaska – KTUU Anchorage and STDs awareness month.

Arizona – Fox11AZ informs that loud dogs in Pima County will have their traps shut.

Arkansas – KATV with a son suing his mother on account of Bookface posts.

California – CBS13/CW31 brings to you a judge saved by a detective.

Colorado – Fox31 Denver with an update on Nuggets head coach George Karl and his treatment for cancer.

Connecticut – NBC 30 on happy UConn fans and even happier women’s basketball team.

Delaware – WMDT reminds DE drivers to use hands-free gadgets when driving and communicating with someone via phone.

Florida – CBS4 on a “man of interest detained in NSU professor’s murder.”

Georgia – 11alive on the economy’s impact on retail space at Atlantic Station; Freaknik could be back onDunta Robinson is now a cornerback for the Falcons.  Watch the press conference here.  Read it here.

Hawaii – Khon2 with Baldwin softball lawsuit and poor humpback whales.

Idaho – Today’s Channel 6 on bilingual kindergarten students.

Illinois – MyFox Chicago and a fallen tree.

Indiana – The Indy Channel gives you a “school-buttocks slapping incident.”

Iowa – Des Moines Register on bad, bad weather.

Kansas – 49 News with a piece on Kansas University’s new jumbotron.

Kentucky – WHAS11 cautions ATM users.

Louisiana – WAFB Channel 9 reports on a possible decrease in driver’s license fee.

Maine – WGME 13 News with an update on a waitress at a topless coffee shop.

Maryland – WJZ 13 and Maryland is pursuing a hands-free cell phone bill.

Massachusetts – MyFox Boston on why bike-riding can be dangerous.

Michigan – Action News7 reminds all Michigan-bound or Michigan-residing people about the smoking ban.

Minnesota – Kare11 brings you to you a story on how not to set an example if you’re a member of the police department.

Mississippi – WAPT 16 and a little bit of swine.

Missouri – Ozarks First tells it like it’s a movie theatre for sale.

Montana – KXLH Helena tells us that mountain lions are on the rise.

Nebraska – Action 3 News Omaha texting and driving is now a secondary offense.

Nevada – Fox 5 Vegas Can your city top I-15 in the “Worst Roads” list?

New Hampshire – Concord Monitor Now where will troubled youth go if this hospital closes?

New Jersey – NBC 40 get your clean needles.

New Mexico – KOB think twice before trying to protect your community from illegal trash dumping.

New York – WCBSTV Asian women need to suspect everyone.

North Carolina – The Charlotte Observer with Tim Sanders and Yahooing.

North Dakota – Are you an NHL fan? a Carolina Hurricanes fan?

Ohio – The Columbus Dispatch and a pregnant cow.

Oklahoma – News 9 Stay away magazine man.  I don’t want a subscription.

Oregon – The Oregonian and bad Boy Scouts.

Pennsyvlania – 6ABC brings you Lego animals at the zoo.

Rhode Island – The Providence Journal Avoid the Natick Bridge.

South Carolina – ABC News 4 and Paul Mitchell in Charleston.

South Dakota – KSFY Action News Yay for Parkston senior who loves science.

Tennessee – NewsChannel5 with a story on meth garbage on the roadway.

Texas – The Austin Chronicle on the Jewish Film Festival.

Utah – Connect 2 Utah Referees made a mistake?

Vermont – WPTZ Do you know anything about this dog killer?

Virginia – Richmond Times-Dispatch on Governor Bob’s comments.

Washington – KiroTV How does a jet impale a fuel tanker?

West Virginia – WDTV CBS 5 Be careful whom you trust.

Wisconsin – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel How about some Wisconsin hockey?

Wyoming – K2tv don’t bathe and molest other people’s property.


the District of Columbia – WUSA9 If you love QVC and the Smithsonian, you must read about this collaboration.

map cred: the wonderful usgs.