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Trial delayed in Washburn football player's fatal shooting

Feb. 17, 2020 5:41 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A trial will be delayed for the suspect in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of another player who went on to play for the New York Giants. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday in the April 2019 death of Dwane...

Debbi Hixon, poses for a portrait on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the the widow of Parkland victim, Chris Hixon, a former athletic director and military veteran, killed in the school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Her home was recently renovated by the program

Parkland widow renovates home, preserves memories

Feb. 14, 2020 6:17 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Debbi Hixon was a bundle of nerves waiting to see the 10-day makeover that had transformed her home. She wasn't concerned about the new kitchen counters or paint colors; the Parkland shooting widow was worried the fancy new decor would wipe away memories of her husband. Athletic...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, community members gather at a memorial site in the parking lot of Searles Elementary School in Union City, Calif., after two minors were shot and killed in the parking lot the day before. Two teenage gang members have been arrested and charged for the killing of two boys in that stunned a San Francisco Bay Area community, authorities announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Jason Cornejo, 18, of Castro Valley, and a 17-year-old boy from Hayward were charged Thursday with the murders of Sean Withington, 14, and Kevin Hernandez, 11, said Union City Police Chief Jared Rinetti. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)

Police arrest 2 teenagers in killing of 2 boys in California

Feb. 14, 2020 5:10 PM EST

UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) — Two teenage gang members have been arrested and charged in the November killings of two boys that stunned a San Francisco Bay Area community, authorities announced Friday. Jason Cornejo, 18, of Castro Valley, and a 17-year-old boy from Hayward were charged Thursday with the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A Florida law that allows judges to bar anyone deemed dangerous from possessing firearms has been used 3,500 times since its enactment after the 2018 high school massacre. An Associated Press analysis shows the law is being used unevenly around the state. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Florida 'red flag' gun law used 3,500 times since Parkland

Feb. 14, 2020 11:49 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, “I don't know why I don't go on a killing spree." A West Palm Beach couple who shot up their home while high on cocaine. A 31-year-old Gulf Coast man who pointed a semiautomatic rifle at a motorcyclist. All four Florida...

Newtown families in lawsuit get access to shooter's computer

Feb. 13, 2020 5:29 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting will have access to the shooter's computer as part of their lawsuit against gun maker Remington. A state Superior Court judge in Waterbury, Connecticut, signed off on a stipulated agreement Thursday between the...

FILE - In this Friday June 9, 2017 file photo, students are led out of school as members of the Fountain Police Department take part in an Active Shooter Response Training exercise at Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo. The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)

Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

Feb. 13, 2020 9:51 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American Federation of Teachers...

Steven Jones was sentenced to a six year prison term Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Flagstaff, Ariz., after taking a plea deal on one count of manslaughter and three counts of aggravated assault stemming from an October 2015 shooting on the Northern Arizona University campus which left one student dead and three others wounded. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP)

Sentencing in fatal campus shooting little relief to victims

Feb. 11, 2020 9:25 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — More than four years after gunshots rang out before dawn on a quiet college campus and stirred fears of a mass shooting, an Arizona man has been sentenced to six years in prison for killing a fellow student and wounding three others. Steven Jones had faced up to 10 years behind bars...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump campaigns as a 2nd Amendment warrior

Feb. 11, 2020 6:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Parkland school shooting in Florida two years ago, President Donald Trump chided Republican lawmakers for being too “scared” of the National Rifle Association to tighten gun laws — then backed away from the idea. After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and...

President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he leaves the White House, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Washington for a trip to Manchester, N.H., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump meets Parkland families to discuss school safety

Feb. 10, 2020 6:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with several family members of the victims of the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, to discuss school safety. Parents from the group Stand with Parkland were briefed on a new school safety clearinghouse website that was unveiled by the Trump...

File-This undated file photo released May 31, 2018, by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office shows Shaun Harrison who had worked as a dean at Boston English High School for five years. The former Boston high school dean in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs pleaded not guilty Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, to allegations that he worked with fellow gang members from behind bars to try to identity a police informant in his case.  Harrison, who was known by students at The English High School as “Rev,” was among more than 60 Latin Kings members charged in December with racketeering, drug and gun crimes.  (Suffolk County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Imprisoned ex-school dean pleads not guilty to gang charge

Feb. 10, 2020 4:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston high school dean in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he worked with fellow gang members from behind bars to try to identify a police informant in his case. Shaun Harrison, who was known by students at The...