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Fort Worth police shooting shatters community trust

Oct. 17, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Yashunn Hale isn't sure he would call the police to report a crime. Not since an officer killed Hale's neighbor in her home. Residents of Atatiana Jefferson's Fort Worth neighborhood said they were hesitant to dial 911 even before a white officer shot the 28-year-old black woman...

Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Oct. 17, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. Devin Patrick Kelley presented a Colorado driver's...

Jury selection set Jan. 27 in Florida school shooting

Oct. 17, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The trial of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz is set to begin in January. A judge issued an order Thursday to begin jury selection on Jan. 27 in a trial involving the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and wounded 17...

Man, 20, arrested in NYC shooting that killed 1, wounded 11

Oct. 17, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a mass shooting over the summer at a Brooklyn community festival that left one person dead and 11 wounded. Police said the gunman, Kyle Williams, was one of two people who opened fire — possibly shooting at each...

Cause for hope and caution following police shooting in home

Oct. 17, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

In the days after Atatiana Jefferson's killing in her own home by a white Fort Worth police officer, many in the black community say they've seen at least initial signs of swifter action with the officer's arrest, but also are noticing some recurring and troubling themes. These include the release of police body...

'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's wife killed; son shot by deputies

Oct. 16, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday. Deputies summoned to the home by a 911 call found Valerie Lundeen Ely, 62, dead with multiple...

No prison for officer in fatal citizens academy exercise

Oct. 16, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise will serve no prison time. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 31-year-old Lee Coel pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter as part of a deal with...

Fort Worth faith leaders want judge to enforce police reform

Oct. 16, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community and faith leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home, saying the goal should be a police reform plan...

Man guilty of killing pregnant ex-girlfriend

Oct. 16, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and still faces trial in a police officer's fatal shooting. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 44-year-old Markeith Loyd was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder. Jurors will reconvene to decide whether he...

Florida commission says mental health system needs overhaul

Oct. 16, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's mental health system is underfunded and needs to be overhauled, with better coordination between providers, law enforcement and educators, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended to the legislature Wednesday. The Marjory Stoneman...