Latest Gun violence News

NY state sending help to Syracuse to combat gun violence

Oct. 16, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The city of Syracuse is getting help from New York state in combatting a spate of gun violence that has killed two children and wounded several other youths and adults in recent weeks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that state police will expand patrols and operations and boost...

Stapleton, Polis meet in Colorado gubernatorial debate

Oct. 13, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Republican Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis clashed again Saturday over health care, guns and Colorado's energy future in the fifth one-on-one debate of their gubernatorial race. Stapleton again criticized Polis' plans for a universal health care system, saying...

Annual Detroit vigil remembers innocent gun violence victims

Oct. 13, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An eastside Detroit church will hold a vigil to remember innocent victims of gun violence. The Church of the Messiah's 11th annual Fallen Angels observance will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday with a walk near the church followed by a ceremony. Individuals and community organizations working to...

Sandoval County warns public of danger from illegal shooting

Oct. 13, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Sandoval County authorities are advising residents and visitors engaged in outdoors recreational activities to be alert for unlawful shooting on the mesa west of Rio Rancho and in woodlands along the Rio Grande. Sheriff's Lt. Keith Elder says the Sheriff's Office is regularly called...

Trump administration steps in to kill police-reform plan

Oct. 12, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it's seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer police force under close federal court...

Wolf signs tougher rules for guns in domestic violence cases

Oct. 12, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new law is on the books in Pennsylvania requiring those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence or subject to protective orders to give up their guns within 24 hours. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf late Friday signed the legislation that takes effect in six months. The bill...

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

Oct. 11, 2018 1:30 AM EDT

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges. Nauman Hussain, 28, showed little emotion as he was arraigned...

USDOJ awards $1.7M to Reno to address opioids, gun violence

Oct. 10, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has awarded the Reno Police Department a pair of grants totaling nearly $1.7 million to help combat opioid abuse and reduce gun violence. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve (SHEE'-vee) says the money will help the city address two significant problems affecting not...

US attorneys praise crime reduction program

Oct. 6, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Alabama praised the revival of a Department of Justice program that targets gun and gang violence. Local news outlets report the three U.S. attorneys, appointed by President Donald Trump, held a Friday news conference lauding the success of "Project Safe...

Initiative 1639 seeks to curb gun violence

Oct. 5, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in Washington state will decide the fate of an initiative that seeks to curb gun violence by toughening background checks for people buying semi-automatic rifles, increasing the age limit to 21 for buyers of those guns and requiring safe storage of all firearms. Last year, Carla Tolle...