Latest Violence News

Florida teen annoyed by group chat threatens school shooting

Aug. 22, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager faces a felony charge after getting so fed up with her little sister's noisy phone that she threatened to shoot up a school. Altamonte Springs police say the 16-year-old was arrested after several parents alerted officials at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic...

St. Louis mayor backs body cameras, anti-violence program

Aug. 22, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has taken a major step toward equipping police with body cameras and thrown her support behind a new effort to combat violence. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Krewson said Wednesday in what amounts to something of a public reversal that she will form...

Domestic violence suspect killed by intervening Florida man

Aug. 22, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

TRINITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say an armed domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by a neighbor who intervened and helped the victim and several children escape the scene. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told reporters the man heard his neighbor screaming for help Wednesday and...

23 accused in broad Aryan Warriors supremacist case in Vegas

Aug. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nineteen men and four women are charged in Las Vegas with being part of a white supremacist gang with ties to state prison and street crimes, including murder, drug trafficking and identity theft, according to documents unsealed Wednesday. A 152-count indictment filed in Nevada state court...

Man with arsenal allegedly threatened hotel mass shooting

Aug. 21, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel was arrested after he allegedly threatened a mass shooting and stockpiled guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his home, police said Wednesday. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, was taken into custody Tuesday at his Huntington Beach home, police said....

Atlanta college students fear for safety day after 4 shot

Aug. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The first day of fall semester brought fear to Clark Atlanta University, where students worried about their safety the day after gunshots were fired into a crowd of 200 people outside the school's library. Four students were wounded by gunfire after an argument broke out between two groups...

Florida Democrats seek state legislative session on guns

Aug. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A call by Florida Democrats to convene a special session on guns got little traction among Republicans, even as Parkland shooting survivors on Wednesday renewed their pleas for more measures to combat gun violence. March For Our Lives, a group for formed by survivors of last year's...

Utah governor talks Trump, gun control ahead of Pence visit

Aug. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling for increased discussions about mental health and violent video games in response to recent mass shootings. Herbert added that President Donald Trump's messaging sometimes distracts from the administration's strong policy. During his monthly news...

Louisiana university urges vigilance after false gun alarm

Aug. 21, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander is encouraging the college community to continue reporting anything suspicious even though a previous report of a man with a gun turned out to be a false alarm. On Tuesday, someone in Coates Hall saw a man with a gun and...

3 indicted in stabbing death of child porn convict at prison

Aug. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

MILAN, Mich. (AP) — Three inmates at a federal detention center in Michigan have been indicted in the fatal stabbing of a fellow inmate convicted of leading a child pornography ring. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges 39-year-old Alex Castro, 38-year-old Jason Kechego and 39-year-old Adam...