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Meriden police see uptick in gunshots reported in city

Oct. 16, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The number of reports of gunshots called in to the Meriden police department this year is the highest in the last decade, officials said. So far in 2020 there have been 150 reports of gunfire, 85 of which have been confirmed, according to data provided by the department. That is the...

Ohio inmates' gun penalties under review after court ruling

Oct. 15, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An undetermined number of Ohio inmates who are serving additional time because firearms were involved in their crimes could see their sentences reduced in light of a recent court ruling, a top lawyer for the state prison system told The Associated Press. The Ohio Department of...

Police: Shooting in St. Louis injures 11-year-old girl

Oct. 15, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A shooting at an apartment in St. Louis' Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood has injured an 11-year-old girl, police said. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday, hitting the girl in one of her arms, police said. The girl was in stable condition later Wednesday night, according to police....

Federal crackdown aims to curb violent crime spike in NYC

Oct. 14, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn announced Wednesday that he would put a new priority on firearms and drug cases, seeking stiffer penalties than are being doled out at the state level. Acting U.S. Attorney Seth DuCharme said he was taking action to address a sharp rise in gun...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Day 2 of Barrett confirmation hearings wraps

Oct. 13, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The second day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is finished after nearly 12 hours. GOP senators are moving at a breakneck pace to...

Protesters burn a police flag in front of law enforcement officers during dueling rallies between right and left-wing groups, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 in Denver. A private security guard working for a TV station was in custody Saturday after a person died from a shooting that took place during dueling protests in downtown Denver, the Denver Post reported. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

Police: Protest shooting victim shot after altercations

Oct. 13, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man fatally shot by a reporter's security guard after opposing weekend protests argued with another man before getting involved in an altercation with the guard, police said in a court document released Tuesday. According to the arrest affidavit, Lee Keltner, 49, got into a verbal dispute...

Police: Indianapolis' 2020 homicide tally is highest ever

Oct. 12, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis has recorded at least 160 criminal homicides so far in 2020, surpassing its highest ever tally for a whole year, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. From Friday night to Sunday night in the city, seven people were slain in four separate shootings,...

FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman from El Salvador appears in Washoe District Court in Reno, Nev. Lawyers for the 21-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four northern Nevada residents last year are asking the state Supreme Court to again overturn a judge's ruling allowing him to be tried in Reno for crimes that occurred in another county. Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman's public defenders argue the Washoe County District Court lacks jurisdiction to try him for the two killings and burglaries he's accused of committing in rural Douglas County last year. (Andy Barron/Reno Gazette-Journal/Pool via AP, File)

New appeal to Nevada Supreme Court in four 2019 killings

Oct. 12, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a 21-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four northern Nevada residents last year are asking the state Supreme Court to again overturn a judge’s ruling allowing him to be tried in Reno for crimes that occurred in another county. Wilber Ernesto...

Grieving mother urges officials to act

Oct. 10, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A day after her appearance before the Greenwood City Council to talk about the loss of her son from gun violence, a Greenwood mother remains skeptical about whether local officials will follow through with promises to address crime. “Everybody was so hyped about this and...

Police say 15-year-old shot in back in St. Louis on Thursday

Oct. 9, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say another child has been shot in St Louis, which has seen a surge of gun violence involving children in the last year. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the back Thursday afternoon in north St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Officers were called just after 2 p.m....