JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As legislatures return to action and governors outline their budget plans, politicians in many states are facing a pleasant election-year challenge: What to do with all the extra money?

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space.

Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Smith of Greenville is accused of shooting a dog twice with a pistol after he tried to park in a space at a town house complex Sunday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said the witnesses told the officers the dog had been playing with children that afternoon and had not been aggressive.

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Salisbury police have arrested a man and accused him of assaulting a softball coach.

Forty-one-year-old James Leon Roberts of Cleveland (North Carolina) has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault.

Police say Roberts said he heard someone make a comment about his daughter, who has breast cancer and was playing in a softball tournament late Saturday afternoon.

Roberts also said he was hit in the head with something.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February.

The Fourth Circuit is based in Richmond and has appellate jurisdiction over district courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Myron Burney, an interim assistant vice chancellor at Elizabeth City State University, has died, according to a statement from ECSU.

Myron Burney, an interim assistant vice chancellor at Elizabeth City State University, has died, according to a statement from ECSU.

Myron Burney, an interim assistant vice chancellor at Elizabeth City State University, has died, according to a statement from ECSU.

Myron Burney, an interim assistant vice chancellor at Elizabeth City State University, has died, according to a statement from ECSU.

Myron Burney, an interim assistant vice chancellor at Elizabeth City State University, has died, according to a statement from ECSU.