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Biden targets law-breaking gun dealers in anti-crime plan

Jun. 23, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced new efforts Wednesday to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, declaring the federal government is “taking on the bad actors doing bad things to our communities.” But questions persist about how effective the efforts can be in what...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 23, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. June 20, 2021. Editorial: WKU failing when it comes to transparency Last week, we published a report about hundreds of pages of newly released – though heavily redacted – records that documented sexual harassment...

Suit: School district failed students reporting rape, abuse

Jun. 23, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

New York's top prosecutor is suing the school district in charge of a high school where dozens of students walked out in 2019 to protest the school’s response to a rape of a student by another. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James...

High court: Armed Ohio school employees require training

Jun. 23, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts that allow employees to be armed must also require police-level training for those workers, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a victory for a group of parents who challenged a local district's armed employee policy. ...

New Orleans inmate who died was Mississippi homicide suspect

Jun. 23, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An inmate who died in the New Orleans jail was identified Wednesday as Anthony Hunt, who was awaiting extradition to Mississippi to face a homicide charge. Hunt died at a hospital Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at the jail during roll call,...

Man acquitted of shooting officer, convicted of gun charges

Jun. 23, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A jury acquitted a man on charges of shooting a Boston police officer in the leg during a traffic stop in 2016 but convicted him on related weapons charges. The jury ruled on June 14 that Grant Headley, 32, was not guilty of charges including armed...

31-year-old inmate stabbed to death in South Carolina prison

Jun. 23, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

MCCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — An South Carolina inmate was stabbed to death Tuesday in a common area of a prison in McCormick County, authorities said. Garrett Lemont Lyles Jr., 31, was stabbed several times with what appeared to be a homemade weapon at the McCormick...

Biden pushes effort to combat rising tide of violent crime

Jun. 22, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to lay out new steps to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, with a particular focus on gun violence, as administration officials brace for what they fear could be an especially turbulent summer. The worry over crime...

Sheriff: Mississippi suspect dies in New Orleans custody

Jun. 22, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans jail inmate awaiting extradition to Mississippi to face a homicide charge died at a hospital where he was taken Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at the lockup, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said. The sheriff's statement said...

Portland police halt minor traffic stops, citing disparity

Jun. 22, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon's largest city are being advised to no longer pursue low-level traffic infractions — including expired plates and broken headlights — unless related to an immediate safety threat, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Tuesday. ...