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Sandy Hook denier charged with having victim's dad's ID info

Jan. 28, 2020 11:08 AM EST

SORRENTO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been arrested for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said. Wolfgang Halbig, 73, was arrested Monday on a charge that he was in unlawful possession of...

Delaware Police investigate Instagram school shooting threat

Jan. 28, 2020 9:48 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware State Police want to know who used someone else's Instagram account to post a school shooting threat. The agency determined that a message threatening to “shoot up” Wilmington's Skyline Middle School wasn't credible, but investigators are still searching...

School district reopens after online word of possible threat

Jan. 28, 2020 7:19 AM EST

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area school district planned to resume classes Tuesday, one day after they were cancelled following a potential threat of violence received over the weekend. Plum Borough school officials said the decision was made after they consulted with police. Roughly 3,600 students...

New Jersey and Pennsylvania cops dismantle gun ring

Jan. 28, 2020 6:13 AM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials said they dismantled a Philadelphia-based gun ring that peddled weapons and drugs in Camden. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday announced officers recovered 36 guns and 20 ounces of methamphetamine between March...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, right, watches as Kansas guard Marcus Garrett, left, drives the ball under pressure from Oklahoma State guard Chris Harris Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Braun, Moss lead No. 3 Kansas to 65-50 win over Okla. St.

Jan. 28, 2020 12:50 AM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Freshman Christian Braun made the most of his first career start. Taking the lineup spot of the suspended David McCormack, Braun had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Kansas to a 65-50 victory over Oklahoma State on Monday night. Kansas (17-3, 6-1 Big 12) has won five in a...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace rallies protesters against gun control legislation at a gathering outside the New Mexico state Capitol in Santa Fe. Sheriffs across much of New Mexico are opposed to a legislative proposal from Democratic lawmakers to allow police or relatives to ask a court to temporarily take away guns from people who might harm themselves or others. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

Gun debate prompts weapons ban at New Mexico state Senate

Jan. 28, 2020 12:32 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state Senate is prohibiting firearms in its public gallery and nearby rooms for the first time on Tuesday as legislators begin deliberations on red-flag legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others....

Hotel cook sentenced for workplace shooting threat

Jan. 27, 2020 7:43 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hotel cook who threatened to shoot up his workplace and kept an arsenal at his home has been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison. Thirty-seven-year-old Rodolfo Montoya pleaded no contest earlier this month to two felony counts of making...

Many attendees of a rally at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, carried signs that protested conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. They called upon the administration to specifically close the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, where a number of deaths have occurred. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi governor: Close part of notorious state prison

Jan. 27, 2020 7:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his first State of the State address. At least 12 inmates have died in...

Man who shipped gun parts to Swedish Nazis gets 7-plus years

Jan. 27, 2020 7:37 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man convicted of gun crimes that included shipping firearm parts to neo-Nazis in Sweden was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison. Hany Veletanlic, a 36-year-old Bosnian citizen who was living in Tulalip, Washington, was convicted after a trial in February of...

Bill requiring armed school officers clears Kentucky Senate

Jan. 27, 2020 6:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a follow-up to last year's school safety law, the Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Monday to require that police officers be armed when assigned to schools. The measure stems from the 2018 shooting at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky. Two students,...