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Man convicted of gun possession during 2020 unrest sentenced

Jul. 27, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man arrested last year for carrying a loaded gun and a hammer during rioting in Chicago’s Loop business district was sentenced Tuesday to a year in federal prison. Prosecutors said they had no evidence Brandon Pegues, 29, caused any damage during the...

Baltimore's mayor unveils new violence prevention plan

Jul. 23, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Aiming to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, Baltimore’s mayor on Friday unveiled a five-year violence reduction plan for the U.S. city where violent crime rates have remained high since a 2015 surge. Mayor Brandon Scott, who took office...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 16, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 14, 2021. Editorial: Out of reach A report issued this week shows just how challenging the rental market in Vermont has become. In order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent in Vermont, full-time...

Police say boyfriend killed over texts to other woman

Jul. 16, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

SIBLEY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators in suburban Kansas City say a 25-year-old woman charged in the shooting death of her boyfriend last week killed him after finding his texts to another woman. Katie Black, of Independence, is charged with second-degree felony murder,...

'Boogaloo' ex-convict gets home confinement for illegal gun

Jul. 15, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who belonged to an anti-government extremist movement was sentenced Thursday to six months of home confinement for illegally possessing a firearm. Frank William Perry, 39, acknowledged following the “boogaloo,” a concept embraced by a...

'Boogaloo' member pleads guilty to machine gun charge

Jul. 15, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who authorities say is a self-proclaimed member of the anti-government “boogaloo” movement and had discussed a willingness to kill police has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a machine gun, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. ...

Man who reported accidental shooting is charged with murder

Jul. 13, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — A 77-year-old Connecticut man who told police in May that he accidentally shot his wife has been charged with murder after authorities determined she was shot twice. Albert Kokoth, of New Canaan, had originally faced charges including assault...

Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police

Jul. 12, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing rising fears of summer violence, President Joe Biden is embarking on a political high-wire act, trying to balance his strong backing for law enforcement with the police reform movement championed by many of his supporters. His focus Monday was...

Biden to talk crime with city, police leaders nationwide

Jul. 11, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host New York City's Democratic mayoral candidate and other city and law enforcement leaders from around the country to talk about reducing crime. Eric Adams, Brooklyn borough president and the likely...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 08, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

New York Post. July 6, 2021. Editorial: Andrew Cuomo’s new ‘anti-gun-crime’ push is utterly pathetic Waking up to the fact that voters are worried about crime, scandal-battered Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday lurched for some good headlines by...