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2 arrested in nonfatal shootings outside Michigan graduation

May. 20, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities said Friday that detectives arrested two 18-year-olds in the shooting of two people outside of a high school graduation ceremony near Grand Rapids this week. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office said its detectives, with the help of the Michigan...

Woman, daughter arrested in bullying dispute at a SC school

May. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

DALZELL, S.C. (AP) — A 67-year-old South Carolina woman and her daughter face charges of assault after a dispute over bullying at a middle school, police said. Mamie Smith and her daughter, Whitley Smith, 37, both of Sumter, were charged Wednesday with third-degree assault by mob...

3 shot, 1 hurt in Hammond High graduation shooting; 1 arrest

May. 20, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Three people were shot and one person was injured in the resulting chaos that followed as the Hammond High School graduation ceremony late Thursday ended at Southeastern Louisiana University, authorities said Friday. Trent Thomas, 20, of Hammond, was arrested...

Teen, charged with taking gun to school, held without bail

May. 20, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The second of two teenagers charged with taking a loaded gun to a Boston high school this week was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Friday at least until a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society. The 17-year-old suspect was held based on a...

Two people shot at school graduation near Grand Rapids

May. 19, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two people were shot Thursday night following graduation ceremonies for Crossroads Alterative High School near Grand Rapids, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 7:20 p.m. Thursday at East Kentwood High School. About 60 students...

1 dead in shooting after Tennessee high school graduation

May. 19, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — One person was killed and another injured in a shooting after a high school graduation at Middle Tennessee State University, according to police. Police confirmed the shooting Wednesday night after the Riverdale High School graduation at Murphy Center, an...

Sheriff's office: Man fatally shot when deputies return fire

May. 19, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says SWAT officers fatally shot a man after he fired a gun in their direction during an encounter near an elementary school in Guadalupe, a Phoenix suburb. The incident occurred Wednesday after deputies responded to a...

Philadelphia shooting wounds 5 near Temple University

May. 19, 2022 04:34 AM EDT

A shooting near Philadelphia's Temple University wounded five people on Wednesday — two in extremely critical condition. A suspect was caught with the help of university police, a spokesperson for the school told WPVI-TV. The victims were three women, ages 19, 20 and...

State AG won't upset conviction in 1986 Port Huron murder

May. 19, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general's office said it found no new evidence to support a claim of innocence by a man who was convicted of committing murder in 1986 in a Port Huron college parking lot. Temujin Kensu's case was examined by Valerie Newman, who heads...

Gun in 8-year-old's backpack goes off at school, mom charged

May. 18, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader's backpack accidentally discharged at school, injuring a 7-year-old classmate, police said Wednesday. The 28-year-old woman appeared in court on Wednesday on three misdemeanor...