(Reuters) - Dartmouth College will ban hard alcohol on campus as it seeks to cut down on binge drinking among students, the Ivy League school's president said on Thursday. The ban, which applies to students and all college-sponsored events, comes at a time when universities across the United States are trying to fight what the White House has described as an "epidemic" of sexual assault. The Hanover, New Hampshire, college is among the more than 50 elite U.S. learning institutions that the Department of Education is investigating to see if their policies on sex assault violate U.S. laws requiring equal treatment for men and women in higher education. Researchers say the culture of binge drinking on college campuses has fueled sex assaults.
A meeting aimed at easing tensions between blacks and police in St. Louis erupted into a brawl Wednesday night, underscoring the ongoing anger that persists in the area after the August police killing of an unarmed black teen. The meeting, held at St. Louis City Hall, was focused on seeking public comment for how and why a civilian review board should provide oversight for police. A police union official who was seen wearing a wristband supporting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson further antagonized some in the crowd, according to the reports. "It seemed he was intentionally trying to provoke people," said Rasheen Aldridge, a member of a separate citizen's commission formed to address racial tensions in Ferguson, who attended the meeting Monday night.
Two people are facing charges after a Wednesday night shooting in Chico.
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal crash in Tehama County that happened Wednesday night.
Authorities are cracking down on college campus rapes. Shasta College explained their efforts.
Redding police said crime along the Sacramento River Trail has increased due to the growing transient population in Redding.
A fire alarm went off in the players wing of the New England Patriots' team hotel at 2 a.m. Thursday, the second time in three days this has happened, team sources told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.
A bettor at the Westgate Super Book in Las Vegas is staring at a $50,000 payday. All they need is the Seattle Seahawks to score exactly four points Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots.
Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes early, and needed nine match points before beating Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against second-seeded Maria Sharapova.
The Denver Broncos have hired Wade Phillips to be their defensive coordinator, league sources told ESPN's Ed Werder on Wednesday.