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9 guns seized from California man charged with cyberstalking

May. 24, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Police seized an arsenal of guns and ammunition from a Northern California man charged with cyberstalking his former co-workers after being fired from his job, it was announced Tuesday. Bryan Velasquez, 43, of Morgan Hill was charged last week with felony...

California moves toward allowing lawsuits over illegal guns

May. 24, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours after a deadly elementary school shooting in Texas, California senators on Tuesday approved giving people the power to sue those who traffic in illegal firearms, mimicking a Texas law that is intended to deter abortions. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom...

School bus driver charged with giving fentanyl to students

May. 20, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A bus driver at a private Southern California school was charged Friday with selling fentanyl to special-needs students on campus, including a girl who was treated for an overdose. Melissa Harloam-Garrison, 46, was charged with child endangerment and...

Teen, charged with taking gun to school, held without bail

May. 20, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The second of two teenagers charged with taking a loaded gun to a Boston high school this week was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Friday at least until a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society. The 17-year-old suspect was held based on a...

Man who shot protesters in suburban Denver gets jail time

May. 17, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man who shot and wounded two demonstrators while apparently aiming at a Jeep that was headed toward the crowd during a protest to bring attention to police violence in suburban Denver in 2020 was sentenced Tuesday to 120 days in jail followed by five years of probation. ...

NYPD officer shot in arm, suspect killed in Bronx shootout

May. 11, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was shot in the arm and the gunman was killed in a shootout in the Bronx, officials said Wednesday. The confrontation happened at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday when Officer Dennis Vargas and his partner, patrolling in uniform in an unmarked...

Man charged with illegally having guns including ghost guns

May. 10, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Brazilian man convicted of domestic violence assault who is living in Vancouver, Washington, has been arrested on more than a half-dozen counts of having firearms illegally, including ghost guns — privately-made firearms without serial numbers. U.S....

Virginia man charged with dealing illegal machine guns

May. 06, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a Virginia man Thursday on charges of possessing and selling unregistered machine guns, a federal prosecutor said. According to the indictment, Patrick Tate Adamiak, 28, of Virginia Beach was obtaining unregistered machine guns and...

Feds: Man sold marijuana at home from a vending machine

May. 03, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man told investigators that he was making $2,000 a day selling marijuana from a vending machine attached to his Detroit home, federal agents said. The man, who has a felony record, was arrested last week and charged with illegally possessing guns. He explained how...

Purported gang member sentenced for illegal gun sales

Apr. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A purported member of a street gang who authorities say illegally sold weapons and drugs in Massachusetts has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. Jose Omar Hernandez-Aragones, 24, of Lawrence, was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation. ...