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Arkansas school safety efforts aided by mobile app

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Classes have begun Tuesday for most of Arkansas' estimated 480,000 kindergarten-through-12th-grade students as they fan out across 1,286 campuses in 238 school districts. Over the course of the 2019-20 school year, millions of dollars will be spent educating those students,...

Prosecutors say St. Louis man innocent, but still in prison

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

A St. Louis man imprisoned for a murder that the local prosecutor said he did not commit expressed dismay this week at why he remains behind bars. "I just don't understand why I can't go home," Lamar Johnson said in a telephone interview from the Jefferson City Correctional Center. In the three weeks since the...

Florida man jailed, accused of threatening mass shooting

Aug. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested and accused of threatening a mass shooting in text messages. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach sent several text messages stating he wanted to "break a world record for...

Gun control advocates call for new gun laws at rallies

Aug. 17, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

Gun control advocates rallied around the country on Saturday, seeking to pressure Congress to tighten the nation's gun laws after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Northern California. Demonstrators in Providence, Rhode Island, where several dozen people gathered. Some held signs that...

Oklahoma teen serving life term pleads guilty to more counts

Aug. 17, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An 18-year-old serving life without parole for a 2017 crime spree that included the killing of an Oklahoma teacher and rape of an 81-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to four unrelated crimes committed the same year. The Tulsa World reports that Deonte James Green entered the guilty...

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when...

Man sentenced to prison for fatal 2017 Wichita shooting

Aug. 17, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to prison for a 2017 shooting that killed another man and injured two other people. A judge on Friday sentenced 23-year-old Jeremiah Mork to more than 26 years for the December 2017 shooting that killed 45-year-old Randy Gibson, of Wichita, and wounded...

Rally calls for gun control in wake of mass shootings

Aug. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Advocates for gun control have demanded reforms at a gathering in Providence. The Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America staged a rally Saturday to honor victims of the latest U.S. mass shootings and call for tougher gun legislation. Several dozen people...

Man charged with attempted murder of Illinois state trooper

Aug. 17, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — A 43-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting and wounding an Illinois state trooper who was serving a warrant at the man's home. Authorities say Volodymyr Dragan of Wheeling shot the 32-year-old trooper about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The trooper...

Ohio mayor receives threats after comments by Trump

Aug. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Dayton where nine people were slain in a mass shooting says a round-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following verbal sparring with President Donald Trump after his visit to a Dayton hospital earlier this month. The...