Latest Gun violence News

The Latest: Republican lawmakers worried about spending plan

Jan. 15, 2019 7:50 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's first State of the State address (all times local): 5:30 p.m. New Mexico House Minority Leader James Townsend says he's "scared to death" of the spending proposals pushed by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The Republican...

Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in Brazil, world murder capital

Jan. 15, 2019 4:27 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own firearms, the first of many expected changes by the nascent administration to overhaul gun laws in the nation that leads the world in total homicides. Bolsonaro signed the decree in a...

Gunman gets 84-year term in Chicago honor student's killing

Jan. 14, 2019 7:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Monday imposed an 84-year prison sentence on a Chicago man who fatally shot a 15-year-old honor student a week after she performed at President Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration festivities. Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford handed down the punishment to 24-year-old Micheail Ward...

School crisis response team helps students cope with grief

Jan. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Stanley Levells recalled feeling worried watching the news one Monday night in November, as a reporter announced that a stray bullet had broken through the window of a house at 13th and Hopkins, killing a 13-year-old girl. "Every time I hear of something happening in the central city,...

Health, gun violence, education top House Democratic agenda

Jan. 9, 2019 5:09 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Leaders of the new Democratic Minnesota House majority unveiled their first 10 bills of the session Wednesday, including a plan to let all residents buy into the MinnnesotaCare health program for the working poor. They acknowledged it will be hard to find enough votes in the...

Man shot by deputy in New Year's Eve shootout charged

Jan. 8, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ELBA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 30-year-old Broken Bow man shot during a New Year's Eve shootout with central Nebraska law enforcement has been charged with attempted murder. Court documents say Luke Lefever has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, being a felon with a gun and being a...

The Latest: 2019 session of Minnesota Legislature convenes

Jan. 8, 2019 1:32 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the first day of Minnesota's 2019 legislative session (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The 2019 Minnesota Legislature is in session. The House and its new Democratic majority were called to order around noon Tuesday, while the Senate, where Republicans hold a two-vote...

Prosecutor: Duo attacked wrong car in deadly drive-by

Jan. 7, 2019 8:38 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Two men suspected in a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old black Houston girl and that was initially investigated as a possible hate crime mistakenly thought they were attacking people whom they had fought with at a club hours earlier, a prosecutor said Monday. One of the men, Eric...

Houston wins praise for handling of girl's drive-by shooting

Jan. 7, 2019 11:23 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl, a turn in the case suggesting the attack was not a hate crime as asserted by the girl's family and some in the...

Houston wins praise for handling of girl's drive-by shooting

Jan. 7, 2019 5:35 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl, a turn in the case suggesting the attack was not a hate crime as asserted by the girl's family and some in the...