A promising student-athlete, 20-year-old Chase Dennis from Keller, died while swimming with friends after his community college graduation in Coffeyville, Kansas, on May 12. Family and coaches say he could have made the Olympics.
In San Luis Obispo County, a mentally ill jail inmate died in 2017 after being strapped naked in a restraint chair for 46 hours. Sheriff Ian Parkinson now faces an election challenge from a private investigator in a campaign that's been focused on jail reform.
A tentative contract for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association offers prison guards a 5 percent raise on July 1, 2019. It's the biggest raise Jerry Brown offered the union in his second run as governor.