An extra 500 officers are to be be trained to use Tasers, Police Scotland has announced.
Police have charged 16 men over football-related disorder in Edinburgh after a game involving St Johnstone.
Plans to merge parts of Perthshire and Fife triggered a backlash from residents.
The daughter of a Perthshire aid worker murdered by Islamic State (IS) terrorists was left "scared and belittled" by her controlling partner who defaced a scrapbook she kept to remember her father, a court has heard.
Harlow Edwards tragedy: Driver who killed tot had been calling, texting and using Facetime at the wheel before crash
A man has admitted killing a two-year-old girl in Perthshire after his car mounted the pavement.
Schools in Tayside and Fife began the academic year with 72 teaching post vacancies.