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Florida commission says mental health system needs overhaul

Oct. 16, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's mental health system is underfunded and needs to be overhauled, with better coordination between providers, law enforcement and educators, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended to the legislature Wednesday. The Marjory Stoneman...

Wisconsin jury awards $450,000 in Sandy Hook defamation case

Oct. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened. A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer...

2nd man arrested, charged in Atlanta college shooting

Oct. 15, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a second man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded four people at a block party outside an Atlanta college library. News outlets report 25-year-old Ahmad Coleman was arrested Thursday by U.S. marshals in Mississippi and now awaits extradition. Atlanta police spokesman...

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

Oct. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a...

Request to suppress confession in school shooting denied

Oct. 11, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to suppress a confession and other statements by a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at a high school. Marshall Circuit Judge Jamie Jameson filed the decision Thursday in the case against 17-year-old Gabe...

Man convicted of posting threats in Florida school shooting

Oct. 9, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of posting online threats and sending malicious messages to relatives of victims of the 2018 Florida school shooting. Court records show 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, was found guilty on Tuesday by a federal jury of...

Man convicted of harassing Parkland victims' families

Oct. 8, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of using Instagram to harass the families of students killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Court records show that 22-year-old Brandon Fleury was found guilty in Fort Lauderdale federal court Tuesday of cyberstalking and...

5 shot during high school alumni bonfire in St. Louis area

Oct. 7, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police say five people, including an officer, were shot during a high school alumni bonfire. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police responded Saturday to the shooting at a bonfire for Normandy High School graduates. All five victims were taken to the hospital. St....

Court rejects appeal over dismissal of Sandy Hook lawsuit

Oct. 4, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the parents of two Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Newtown and its school district. Justices did not give a reason in an order released Thursday. The wrongful death lawsuit was brought...

Teen gets 5 days in juvenile jail for racist videos, threats

Oct. 3, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old has been sentenced to five days in a juvenile jail and 18 months of probation for threatening to shoot up his Catholic school in South Carolina in a group chat where he also sent racist videos. The teen said in court Wednesday he was sorry and disgusted at himself for...