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Police chief calls Iowa school shooting 'sad and pointless'

Jan. 25, 2023 17:36 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A shooting at a Des Moines educational program that left two students dead and the organization's founder injured should be understood as “tragic, sad and pointless," the city's police chief said Wednesday. The shooting Monday at the Starts Right Here...

Police: 2 students killed, man hurt in Des Moines shooting

Jan. 23, 2023 23:14 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two teenage students were killed Monday and a man was seriously injured in what police said was a targeted shooting at an alternative educational program designed to keep at-risk youth away from trouble. The injured man was identified as the program’s founder — a...

Shooting by 6-year-old raises complex cultural questions

Jan. 18, 2023 11:21 AM EST

He was 6, in his first-grade class in Newport News, Virginia. He pointed a handgun at his teacher, police say, and then he pulled the trigger. And across the nation, people ... didn't quite know how to react. Even in a country where gun violence is sadly commonplace, the story of a...

Fight over guns center of annual Virginia lobbying day

Jan. 16, 2023 19:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gun-control and gun-rights proponents rallied Monday at the Virginia Capitol during an annual day of advocacy, as lawmakers from both parties offered a tempered assessment about what's possible on the issue during this year's legislative session. Some...

Sweeping criminal justice law changes OK’d by Ohio governor

Jan. 03, 2023 11:15 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sweeping criminal justice legislation signed Tuesday by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will allow police to stop people solely for holding a cellphone while driving, with certain exceptions. “This bill is about a lot more than pulling people over and handing out...

Report: Delays and confusion slowed Uvalde medical response

Dec. 20, 2022 16:34 PM EST

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Ambulances in short supply, police cars blocking access for medical vehicles and helicopters with critical blood supplies stationed miles away from Robb Elementary all delayed life-saving care for victims in the Uvalde, Texas school massacre, according to a report published...

A decade after Sandy Hook, grief remains but hope grows

Dec. 13, 2022 06:32 AM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — They would have been 16 or 17 this year. High school juniors. The children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 should have spent this year thinking about college, taking their SATs and getting their driver’s licenses. Maybe attending...

Western Michigan U alerts students after shooting by campus

Dec. 04, 2022 10:58 AM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University alerted students to use caution Sunday following a shooting near the campus. The university issued an advisory around 4:45 a.m. to exercise caution in the area shortly after the shooting. Police found a 28-year-old...

Uvalde shooting victims seek $27B, class action in lawsuit

Dec. 02, 2022 23:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Victims of the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead have filed a lawsuit against local and state police, the city and other school and law enforcement officials seeking $27 billion due to delays in confronting the attacker, court documents show. The...

Mississippi college student found shot to death on campus

Dec. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A suspect is in custody after the shooting death of a Jackson State University student in Mississippi, the university's president said Friday. The student was found dead Friday morning inside a Dodge Charger in a campus parking lot. Hinds County Coroner Sharon...