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Chief defends officers cleared by grand jury in shooting

May. 24, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police chief said Thursday that officers acted professionally and appropriately when they fatally shot a 20-year-old man in January, and he urged the public to review all the evidence and witness statements in the case. Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew's comments came a day...

Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

May. 24, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is shifting the focus of his meetings on school safety and mass shootings this week to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and one person who grabbed a gun and fought back. Abbott, a staunch gun-rights...

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

May. 24, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings are suing the gun manufacturer that built and the store that sold the weapon used in the attack that killed 17. The families of Jaime Guttenberg and Alex Schachter are suing American Outdoor Brands...

Man sentenced after fatal Topeka road rage confrontation

May. 24, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man involved in a fatal road rage incident has been sentenced to life in prison. Shawnee County District Court Judge David Debenham on Thursday sentenced 23-year-old Andre Rhoiney Jr., for first-degree felony murder in the October 2016 road-rage shooting death of 28-year-old...

19-year-old arrested for fatal shooting at teen party

May. 24, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A 19-year-old Alabama man has been arrested for the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl at an April 1 teen party. Mobile Police took Jamarkus Montrez Holifield into custody Wednesday, telling news outlets that he's responsible for killing Anesa Baker. She died from her injuries on...

Police: Road rage leads to shooting, stabbing in Las Vegas

May. 24, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a person was stabbed following a confrontation due to road rage in west Las Vegas. Las Vegas police say a person was sent to a hospital after officers responded to reports of a shooting Wednesday night. Police say road rage led two people to enter a confrontation at the...

Border Patrol agent fatally shoots immigrant in South Texas

May. 24, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

RIO BRAVO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent was trying to detain some people whom he suspected had entered the country illegally when they attacked him and he shot and killed one of them. Border Patrol says the unidentified agent was investigating a report of illegal activity Wednesday in...

Nebraska death-row inmate files motion to fire attorneys

May. 24, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's longest-serving death-row inmate has filed a motion to fire his attorneys in an effort to allow his execution to move forward. Attorneys for Carey Dean Moore submitted the motion Thursday on his behalf. According to court documents, Moore says he no longer wants legal...

The Latest: Lawyer slams handling of Georgia police shooting

May. 24, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the January fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by police in Savannah, Georgia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The lawyer for the family of a 20-year-old man shot to death by police in Savannah, Georgia, in January is criticizing authorities' handling of information in the...

Man charged in Blodgett double shooting pleads not guilty

May. 24, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of fatally shooting one person and injuring another in a rural community west of Corvallis has pleaded not guilty. Jim Morris is charged with murder in the death of 68-year-old Wesley Newell and attempted murder for the wounding of 46-year-old Cassandra Wilhelm....