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Prosecutor says suspect in July 4 parade shooting charged with 7 counts of first-degree murder, more charges to come.

Jul. 05, 2022 18:41 PM EDT
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutor says suspect in July 4 parade shooting charged with 7 counts of first-degree murder, more charges to come.

September hearing set in kidnapping, killing of Fernley teen

Jul. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge said Tuesday she won't decide until September whether to proceed toward a trial in Lyon County on all the charges facing a man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager in March. Public defenders for Troy Driver filed a motion last...

Deadly July 4 parade: Shots, then a frantic rush to escape

Jul. 05, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — David Shapiro and his wife brought their two young kids to enjoy the Independence Day parade in their hometown north of Chicago, snagging a spot in front of a boutique winery. The children's parade in downtown Highland Park had already gone by, with...

North Carolina man pleads guilty in police officer's death

Jul. 05, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

MOIUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a police officer in 2020, authorities said. During his hearing, Joshua Tyler Funk, 24, of Mount Holly, entered a guilty plea for murder, news outlets reported. In...

Police: Parade gunman bought 5 weapons despite threats

Jul. 05, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The gunman who attacked an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least seven people, legally bought two high-powered rifles and three other weapons despite authorities being called to his home twice in 2019 after he threatened suicide and violence,...

Funerals begin for 3 Kentucky officers killed in ambush

Jul. 05, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

A Kentucky deputy killed in an ambush that left three officers dead in a small Appalachian town was laid to rest Tuesday. Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt fought back tears at the funeral for his deputy and longtime friend, William Petry, who along with two other officers walked into...

Highland Park set tight gun limits long before parade attack

Jul. 05, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In a state with some of the country’s toughest gun regulations and a city that bans semi-automatic weapons, Dana Gordon still feared a mass shooting could happen here. Gordon, a Highland Park resident and an anti-gun violence activist, knew the familiar questions...

Florida caretaker charged after pushing client out of car

Jul. 05, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused by a North Carolina sheriff's office of stabbing the man she provides care for with a felt-tipped marker and pushed him out of a moving car. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release on Monday that Arlene Mary...

Body recovered from Phoenix canal was homicide victim; no ID

Jul. 05, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities were trying to identify a woman whose body was recovered from a Phoenix canal and police said it's a homicide case. Phoenix Fire Department officials said crews were initially called out to a possible water rescue around 5 a.m. Tuesday. But...

Chauvin faces sentencing on federal charges in Floyd killing

Jul. 05, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge will this week sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for federal civil rights violations in the killing of George Floyd. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson on Tuesday set Chauvin's sentencing hearing for 2 p.m. Thursday in St....