Latest Violence News

Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns

Aug. 11, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage. In fact, some people are convinced Atlanta...

Court sides with Oregon governor over early prison releases

Aug. 10, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Gov. Kate Brown was within her authority to grant clemency during the coronavirus pandemic to nearly 1,000 people convicted of crimes. Two district attorneys, Linn County’s Doug Marteeny and Lane County’s...

Officials: NC deputy shot while serving protection order

Aug. 10, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

SEMORA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times Wednesday while serving a domestic violence protection order, officials said. Sgt. Greg Ingram with the Caswell County Sheriff's Office said the deputy was one of two deputies who went to a home in...

Bus driver charged with stalking 8-year-old boy

Aug. 10, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — A school bus driver faces federal charges alleging he threatened and stalked an 8-year-old boy in New Hampshire. Michael Chick, 39, of Eliot, Maine, worked as a bus driver for First Student and drove routes in both Greenland and Rye, New Hampshire, the...

School dean who shot student pleads guilty to federal charge

Aug. 10, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston high school dean already in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs has pleaded guilty to a federal gang-related charge. Shaun Harrison, 63, who was known by students at The English High School as “Rev,” pleaded guilty in Boston...

Blinken calls for end to Congo violence, backs negotiations

Aug. 09, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that his country will support the efforts led by Kenya and Angola to put an end to the violence in Congo’s east and to help solve the central African nation’s crisis with Rwanda. Blinken traveled to...

Missing man's remains found, 3 arrested for murder

Aug. 09, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — The remains of a 22-year-old Hammond man reported missing in July have been found nearly 15 miles northeast of his hometown, authorities said. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana Search and Rescue members found Tyronne Neal's remains in a...

Man exonerated of 4 killings offers free gas in Detroit

Aug. 09, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Drivers lined up early Tuesday to get free gas in Detroit from a man who spent eight years in prison before he was cleared of four killings. Davontae Sanford limited the $25,000 offer to women and older men. “The city had my back, so it’s only...

UN envoy: Only peace can end Israel-Palestinian violence

Aug. 08, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. Mideast envoy warned Monday that the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants is “fragile” and the “cycles of violence" will only stop when an independent Palestinian state lives side-by-side with Israel. Tor Wennesland called on...

Gabby Petito's family files claim alleging police failed her

Aug. 08, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nicole Schmidt vividly remembers the pain she felt watching body camera footage of her daughter Gabby Petito sobbing while Utah police officers questioned her about a fight with her boyfriend. The video was released last summer after Petito had gone missing...