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Mississippi man gets 15 years for shooting at ex-coworker

Nov. 14, 2019 5:37 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting at a former coworker. News outlets report 56-year-old Johnnie Fulton Sr. pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Tuesday. Prosecutors say Fulton was fired from Warren Paving in Gulfport and returned the next day with...

Probe offers no clear answers for Virginia mass shooting

Nov. 13, 2019 10:04 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A months-long independent probe into the Virginia Beach mass shooting has concluded, but it offers no clear answers as to why a city engineer killed 12 people in his workplace, according to findings released Wednesday. The investigation, conducted by Chicago-based security...

Safety violations found after attacks at Iowa psych hospital

Nov. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at the Independence Mental...

Ohio employees get access to anti-domestic violence training

Oct. 27, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State government employees in Ohio are getting the chance to learn better ways for spotting and reporting domestic violence signs in the workplace. It's through an enhanced web-based training program developed by the Ohio departments of Health and Administrative Services. Republican...

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

Oct. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a...

California will be first state allowing employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders

Oct. 11, 2019 1:37 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be first state allowing employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders.

Lawsuit: Officer played Russian roulette with girlfriends

Oct. 10, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette had a history of forcing other women to also play the game, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the dead officer's mother. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by...

Macron honors French police employees killed in attack

Oct. 8, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron led a national tribute Tuesday to the four police employees slain in last week's knife attack in Paris, calling them "victims of Islamic terrorism." At a ceremony at the police headquarters where they were stabbed to death in last Thursday's bloody rampage, a...

Civilian employee kills 4 in knife attack at Paris police HQ

Oct. 3, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A civilian employee raged through Paris police headquarters with a knife Thursday, stabbing four police colleagues to death before he was shot and killed, French authorities said. The man, a technology administrator in the police intelligence unit, launched the attack in his office then moved...

Police still searching for motive for Virginia mass shooting

Sep. 24, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police still have not determined why a Virginia Beach city worker opened fire on his co-workers, killing 12 people in a mass shooting on May 31, investigators said Tuesday. After submitting his resignation letter that morning, civil engineer DeWayne Craddock spent the hours...