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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Greensboro News & Record on gun violence: It would be understandable if some wished that we could return to stricter sequestration. Not...

Report: Firing of officer over suicide response justified

Apr. 13, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

DALTON, Mass. (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that a Massachusetts town was justified when it fired a police officer who it was determined did not do enough to prevent a woman's suicide. Former Dalton Officer John Marley was fired by Dalton's Select Board last May in...

Sailor who shot, killed himself at Hawaii resort identified

Apr. 12, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office on Monday identified the U.S. Navy sailor who shot and killed himself at a luxury resort after a standoff with police over the weekend. Russell Cruz, 40, of Kailua, Hawaii, died of a gunshot wound to the head, the...

Scottsdale police investigating a suspected suicide case

Apr. 12, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Monday released the names of a married couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide in Scottsdale. They said 36-year-old Royce Dale Lillard III is suspected of fatally shooting his wife and barricading himself in their Scottsdale home...

Vigil honoring S. Carolina shooting victims draws hundreds

Apr. 11, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Sunday at the vigil for the prominent South Carolina physician, his wife and two of their grandchildren — all dead at the hands of former NFL player Phillip Adams, authorities said — to reflect on the lasting impression they made on their...

A city wrestled down an addiction crisis. Then came COVID-19

Apr. 08, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — Larrecsa Cox steered past the used tire shop, where a young man had collapsed a few days before, the syringe he’d used to shoot heroin still clenched in his fist. She wound toward his house in the hills outside of town. The man had been...

Authorities: Nebraska man fatally shot woman, then himself

Apr. 07, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Neb. (AP) — A man under court order to have no contact with a woman instead fatally shot the woman at her southeastern Nebraska home before killing himself, authorities there said. Deputies with the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol...

Police identify 6 people dead in Texas murder-suicide plot

Apr. 06, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities have identified six people found dead in a suburban Dallas home in what police said was an apparent murder-suicide plot. The Allen Police Department said investigators believe brothers Tanvir Towhid, 21, and Farhan Towhid, 19, made a pact to...

Deputy stabbed to death at Georgia jail; another deputy hurt

Apr. 06, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was stabbed to death with his own knife by an inmate at a Georgia jail early Tuesday, authorities said. Another law officer was injured, but later released from a hospital. Deputy Christopher Knight, 30, was stabbed in the neck...

6 relatives dead in apparent murder-suicide at Texas home

Apr. 05, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Six people were found fatally shot in a suburban Dallas home early Monday after police say two brothers made a pact to kill four family members and themselves. Officers in Allen went to the home for a welfare check at around 1 a.m. after getting a call...