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1 killed, 7 hurt in shooting at Grambling State University

Oct. 17, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — One person was fatally shot and seven others were wounded Sunday at Grambling State University in the second deadly shooting at the Louisiana school within four days, officials said. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday on the campus quad,...

Man, 19, arrested in shooting at high school football game

Oct. 17, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded five people near a stadium where a high school football game was being played. Mobile police said Jai Scott of Semmes, Alabama, was charged Saturday with five...

Doorbell cameras donated to domestic violence victims

Oct. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A company is donating up to 1,000 doorbell cameras to a South Carolina organization that helps victims of domestic violence. The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will give the cameras donated by Ring to 12 local...

Pope decries attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and England

Oct. 17, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried recent deadly attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and Britain, expressing closeness to the families of victims and calling violence “a defeat for everyone.” “Last week various attacks were carried out, for example in...

Police: 4 hurt in shooting near high school football game

Oct. 16, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Four people were wounded in a shooting near a high school football game in Alabama, police said. The shooting happened Friday night near the exit ramp at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, police Chief Paul Prine told reporters. The...

North Carolina man sentenced to 16 years for firearms crimes

Oct. 16, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing firearms as a convicted felon has been sentenced to 16 years in prison, a federal prosecutor says. Michael Hucks pleaded guilty to the charges in June, according to G. Norman Acker,...

Jackson community and police march against violent crime

Oct. 16, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Shantell Johnson has lived in Jackson her entire life and been an outspoken supporter for those with mental health issues for 25 years. However, the Jackson mother wasn’t advocating for treatment for mental illness when she took the stage in...

Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre

Oct. 15, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland, Florida, high school will plead guilty to their murders, his attorneys said Friday, bringing some closure to a South Florida community more than three years after an attack that sparked a...

Teen charged in shooting at school held without bond

Oct. 15, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A 15-year-old charged in the shooting death of a classmate at a North Carolina high school last month will remain held without bond. Judge Athena Brooks denied a motion to release Maurice Evans Jr. on bond Thursday, news outlets report. Evans...

AG to investigate after off-duty officer charged with murder

Oct. 15, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state attorney general's office is taking over the investigation into the alleged shooting death of a woman by an off-duty New York City police officer, the attorney general's office said Friday. Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, was charged late...