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US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

Sep. 21, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests. But a concerned colleague intervened, alerting...

Albuquerque students send handmade cards to El Paso schools

Sep. 21, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Stacks of roughly 6-inch by 4-inch notes spilled onto tables in an Eisenhower Middle School science classroom — the colorful drawings and stickers contrasting with the black tabletops. Some of the letters from the Albuquerque, New Mexico school had the outline of the state...

Man sentenced in Utah killing pleads guilty in second death

Sep. 21, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man who was previously convicted of fatally shooting a University of Utah student has pleaded guilty to killing a Colorado man. Austin Jeffrey Boutain pleaded guilty Friday to murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 67-year-old Mitchell Ingle of Golden In October 2017. Authorities say...

Lawmakers return to governor's fall 'conversation openers'

Sep. 21, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf busied himself in the quiet Capitol over the summer with plans that didn't involve lawmakers: a way to finance new voting machines, new charter school regulations to write, gun violence prevention programs to create and more. With lawmakers returning to Harrisburg from...

2 teens wounded in shooting at high school football game

Sep. 21, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a shooting at a high school football game has left two teenagers hospitalized. Shots rang out at Simon Gratz High School around 7:30 p.m. Friday, causing dozens of fans to leave the stands and run across the football field. It's not clear what sparked the gunfire...

Washington police arrest teen planning Columbine-like attack

Sep. 20, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state teenager has been arrested after his mother reported his journal contained plans of a school attack on the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Authorities say the 17-year-old College Place High School student was arrested Tuesday and...

Trial for shootings at Freeman High moved to October 2020

Sep. 20, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The murder trial for a youth charged with killing one classmate and wounding three others at a high school in Washington state has been pushed back to Oct. 5, 2020. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price on Friday agreed to delay the trial to allow new defense attorneys for...

3 teens arrested for threats to North Carolina high school

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested three teenagers accused of threatening violence against a North Carolina high school. The New Bern Police Department says in a Friday news release that investigators were tipped off Wednesday to threats of a violent attack at New Bern High School. Police said two...

2 women wounded in shooting on South Carolina State campus

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say two women walking to a residence hall were wounded in their legs in a shooting on the campus of South Carolina State University. University President James Clark said the shooting happened early Friday between two groups who had an earlier fight off campus. Clark...

Florida girl arrested after threatening to shoot teacher

Sep. 20, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl is accused of threatening to shoot her teacher at a Florida Keys middle school. Monroe County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Linhardt says the girl was arrested on Thursday and charged with interfering with school functions. Linhardt says the teacher told school resource...