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Man pleads guilty to weapons count in football game shooting

Jul. 14, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in connection with a shooting at a high school football playoff game last year that led to the death of a 10-year-old spectator has pleaded guilty to a weapons count. Tyrell Dorn, 28, of Atlantic City, entered his plea Monday, according to the Atlantic County...

Bystander among 2 shot outside Tuscaloosa mall

Jul. 11, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two people were shot late Saturday afternoon outside an Alabama mall, police said. Tuscaloosa police tweeted that the shooting occurred in a parking lot outside University Mall. A police spokesman said a 15-year-old girl and a 24-year-old man were both hospitalized. Authorities did...

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Shelby County Detention Center in Shelbyville Ky., shows Dylan Jarrell, who has been charged with harassing communications and terroristic threatening in relation to a threat against schools in Shelby and Anderson counties. The  Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot someone at a high school has been sentenced. WKYT-TV cited a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in reporting that Jarrell was sentenced on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released.(Shelby County Detention Center via AP, File)

Kentucky man who threatened school shooting gets 10 years

Jul. 9, 2020 6:46 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot someone at a high school has been sentenced. Dylan Jarrell was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released, WKYT-TV reported citing a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office....

Police: 1 in custody after reported shot fired at university

Jul. 4, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say one person is in custody following reported discharge of a firearm at an Ohio university campus that prompted evacuations of nearby events, but there were no reports of any injuries. The Advocate in Newark reports that the shot was reported Saturday morning on the campus...

New weather vane installed at school to honor slain teacher

Jul. 4, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — A new weather vane to honor a Vermont teacher killed in a 2006 school shooting in Essex has been installed after the original one was stolen earlier this year. Family and friends of Alicia Shanks gathered Thursday to put the turtle weather vane on top of the gazebo at the Essex Elementary...

2 dead after shooting near North Carolina college campus

Jul. 3, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Two people have died after a shooting near a North Carolina college campus, police said Friday. Greensboro police were dispatched to a location neat the campus of North Carolina A&T State University, news sources reported. Authorities identified the victims as Rodney Letroy...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. It’s rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd’s death, polling shows dramatic movement in Americans’ opinions on police brutality and racial injustice.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Wide shift in opinion on police, race rare in US polling

Jul. 2, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd's death, Americans' opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the public is a...

Man sentenced to life for 2018 shooting at Kansas school

Jul. 1, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for a 2018 shooting outside a Kansas elementary school that killed one man and left another paralyzed. Anthony Grable, 34, of Kansas City, Missouri, will not be eligible for parole for 50 years, WDAF-TV reported. He pleaded...

This photo, provided by the Connecticut State Police, Friday, June 12, 2020, shows Peter Manfredonia. Manfredonia, 23, a University of Connecticut student who police say used a machete to kill a man and fatally shot a woman, then spent six days as a fugitive until he was arrested in Maryland, will be arraigned Friday on a murder charge, authorities said. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Warrant: College student accused in killings 'just flipped'

Jun. 29, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student charged with killing two people and seriously injuring a third told a witness “he just flipped” when he fatally slashed the first victim with a sword and he was remorseful, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Monday....

2 dead, 2 wounded in Philadelphia shooting

Jun. 29, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say gunfire in northeast Philadelphia killed two people and injured two others overnight. Officers responding shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday to the Kensington neighborhood found three victims, including a 38-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head who was pronounced dead...