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MS-13 inmates sent to restricted unit after prison stabbing

Jan. 18, 2020 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons is moving some MS-13 gang members in its custody into more restricted housing at certain high-security facilities across the U.S. after a gang stabbing in a Virginia prison, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Saturday. A brawl...

In this undated photo provided by the Denver Police Department is Johnny Leon Alvarez who is currently being held in the Denver Detention Center for investigation of sexual assault. Leon Alvarez, 29, was arrested early Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. He has been suspended without pay from the police department, according to a statement by Denver police officials. (Denver Police Department via AP)

Denver police officer accused of sexually assaulting woman

Jan. 18, 2020 3:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he first met while responding to a call for service last month, authorities said Saturday. Johnny Leon Alvarez, 29, was arrested early Friday. He was being held in the Denver Detention Center for investigation of sexual...

FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Steven Jones, middle, weeps as Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton announces his decision to amend the conditions of release for Jones in Flagstaff, Ariz. The former Northern Arizona University student is in jail awaiting his upcoming sentencing in a 2015 shooting that killed a student and three others were wounded. Before pleading guilty on Jan. 9, 2020, Jones was scheduled to face a second murder trial this month after a jury deadlocked on charges in his first trial. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP, File)

Man in jail to await sentencing in Arizona campus shooting

Jan. 18, 2020 3:01 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former Northern Arizona University student has been booked into jail in advance of his upcoming sentencing in a 2015 shooting in which another student was killed and three others wounded. Charges against Steven Jones originally included first-degree murder but he ended up...

Oklahoma inmate dies after being found stabbed in prison

Jan. 18, 2020 12:11 PM EST

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that an Oklahoma state prison inmate died after being found stabbed inside the Lawton Correctional Facility. The state Department of Corrections said Brian Piper, 31, was pronounced dead at a hospital Friday night after being found with multiple stab wounds...

Darren Neal points to a wall of photographs of deceased community members, many of whom he knew, inside of the Truce Center in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.  (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Truce Center works to prevent violent acts in St. Paul

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There have been a lot of stories about the concerning spike in gun violence and homicides in St. Paul last year. This story is about a potential act of violence that was prevented — thanks to a St. Paul nonprofit, the 8218 Truce Center. The nonprofit effort launched last...

The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by fencing, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Richmond, Va., in preparation for Monday's rally by gun rights advocates. Gun-rights groups are asking a judge to block the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday, Jan. 15, announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally at the Capitol.  (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

Jan. 17, 2020 9:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court on Friday upheld a ban on firearms at an upcoming pro-gun rally in the state's capital, an event that authorities feared could erupt in violence at the hands of armed extremists. The Virginia Supreme Court's decision came a day after gun-rights groups sued to...

Juvenile with gun arrested near Alabama school

Jan. 17, 2020 12:34 PM EST

SAKS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities arrested a juvenile following reports that someone was near a school with a gun early Friday. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade, in a statement issued on his department's Facebook page, said his office began getting reports of a person walking on a street near Saks...

In this undated booking photo provided Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is Grant Fuhrman, of Oshkosh, Wisc. Fuhrman was charged as an adult Wednesday with attempted homicide in the Dec. 3 stabbing of a school resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh. (Winnebago County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Student shot during attack on school officer to face trial

Jan. 17, 2020 11:57 AM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who was shot and wounded when he stabbed a school resource officer has been ordered to stand trial. Grant Fuhrman, 17, is charged as an adult with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the Dec. 3 attack at Oshkosh West High School. Fuhrman is accused of...

Trial date set for officer charged with killing black man

Jan. 17, 2020 11:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a white Nashville police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man during a foot chase in 2018. The trial for Andrew Delke, 25, is set to begin March 16, according to an order filed by Judge Monte Watkins on Thursday. Delke has pleaded...

Students reinstated amid hazing probe at Michigan school

Jan. 17, 2020 10:56 AM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Three Detroit-area high school students who were suspended during an investigation of hazing by football players are back in class, a lawyer said. Paul Addis told the Detroit Free Press that a lawsuit against De La Salle Collegiate was settled. One student returned to school Monday...