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Baldwin was told gun was 'cold' before movie set shooting

Oct. 23, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a tragic mistake that came hours and days after some workers walked off the job to protest safety conditions and other production issues. ...

San Jose community officer faces FBI probe, weapons charges

Oct. 23, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A community service officer for San Jose has been charged with gun-related crimes after the FBI linked him to online comments advocating the killing of police officers. Denis Shevchenko, 40, was charged this week with three misdemeanor counts of...

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

Oct. 23, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.” Shootings...

1 killed, 7 wounded in shooting near Fort Valley State

Oct. 23, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — A shooting at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University killed one person and wounded seven others, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said early Saturday. Tyler French, 27, of Byron died Saturday around 3 a.m., Peach County Coroner...

Utah gun permit applications down after requirement dropped

Oct. 23, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Certified firearms instructor Aaron Turner has no one to teach. Earlier this year, his courses covering gun safety, shooting fundamentals, federal and state laws, and suicide prevention for would-be concealed carry permit holders were booked solid,...

'Widespread' racial harassment found at Utah school district

Oct. 22, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal civil rights investigation released Thursday found widespread racial harassment of Black and Asian American students at a Utah school district, including hundreds of documented uses of the N-word and other racial epithets over the last five years. ...

Minneapolis cop charged in chase that killed innocent driver

Oct. 22, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in July that killed an innocent motorist while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a prosecutor announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings was...

Bend police officer charged with on-duty assault

Oct. 22, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend police officer is facing criminal charges after being accused of slamming a man’s head into the ground during an attempted arrest. Bend Police Officer Kevin Uballez was charged Friday with fourth-degree assault and harassment, The Bulletin...

2nd student pleads guilty in Ohio fraternity hazing case

Oct. 22, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A second student charged in the fraternity hazing death of a Bowling Green State University sophomore has pleaded guilty. Aaron Lehane, 21, of Loveland, entered his pleas Thursday as part of a deal with Wood County prosecutors. He is due to...

Alabama prep baseball coach acquitted of assaulting player

Oct. 22, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — A well-known high school baseball coach from Alabama was found innocent of assaulting a player but guilty of harassment, court records show. A circuit court jury this week acquitted Russell County High School coach Tony Rasmus on a misdemeanor...