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Shootings, school fights in Peoria; police: 'time to act'

Sep. 21, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The mayor said Peoria is at a “breaking point” after three shootings so far this week, the city's 23rd homicide in 2021 and a major fight at a high school. More than a dozen people from the school district, city hall and other groups stood with...

Man kills 2, then himself outside Florida Wendy's restaurant

Sep. 21, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man fatally shot two people and then killed himself in the drive-thru area of a Wendy’s restaurant in suburban Fort Lauderdale. Hallandale Beach police say the shooter and one of the victims had been in a two-year...

Airman on trial in Arizona in death of Mennonite woman

Sep. 21, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Sasha Krause was a devout Mennonite woman, often immersed in books, who easily quoted scripture and occasionally taught Sunday school before her body was found in a forest clearing in northern Arizona. Mark Gooch was raised in a Mennonite...

Texas man dies in hunting accident in southwest Colorado

Sep. 21, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Two hunters from Pennsylvania were trying to lure an elk in southwestern Colorado when one of them mistook a bow hunter for prey and fatally shot him, according to an arrest affidavit. Gregory Gabrisch, 31, of Houston, died from a gunshot wound in...

3 students injured in shooting outside Wichita school

Sep. 21, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three students suffered gunshot wounds during a lunchtime shooting Tuesday outside a Wichita high school and three other teenagers have been arrested, police said. Police responded to citizen 911 calls of a disturbance that unfolded on a sidewalk...

Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

Sep. 21, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

Oklahoma scheduled seven executions Monday in what would be the first lethal injections for the state since putting them on hold six years ago following a series of mishaps. Among the men scheduled to die is Julius Darius Jones, even though the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole...

German officials fear anti-mask radicalization after killing

Sep. 21, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Senior officials in Germany expressed shock Tuesday over the killing of a young gas station clerk who was shot dead at the weekend by a man opposed to the country's pandemic restrictions. A 49-year-old German was arrested in the fatal shooting of the clerk...

Iowa teen gets probation, deferred judgment in fatal robbery

Sep. 21, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Tuesday gave an 18-year-old Cedar Rapids man probation for a botched drug robbery that ended in the shooting death of his cousin last year. Tyrell Gaston was sentenced to three years’ probation for his conviction of second-degree...

Police: Teen charged in high school shooting that wounded 2

Sep. 21, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A 15-year-old Virginia boy has been charged in a shooting that wounded two fellow students at their high school, police announced Tuesday. Newport News police said in a news release that the teen was charged with two counts of aggravated...

Police say North Carolina man shot, killed son-in-law

Sep. 21, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his son-in-law after they got into a fight, police said. Edgecombe County sheriff’s deputies said John Adams III, 58, is charged with first-degree murder, news outlets reported....