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Bus driver charged with stalking 8-year-old boy

Aug. 10, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — A school bus driver faces federal charges alleging he threatened and stalked an 8-year-old boy in New Hampshire. Michael Chick, 39, of Eliot, Maine, worked as a bus driver for First Student and drove routes in both Greenland and Rye, New Hampshire, the...

School dean who shot student pleads guilty to federal charge

Aug. 10, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston high school dean already in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs has pleaded guilty to a federal gang-related charge. Shaun Harrison, 63, who was known by students at The English High School as “Rev,” pleaded guilty in Boston...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 08, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

Toledo Blade. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Ohio Ethics Commission - Fix it or eliminate it Ohio’s financial disclosure law doesn’t work and must be fixed. That the Ohio Ethics Commission failed to see a violation in a widely reported example of...

North Carolina sheriff stocking schools with AR-15 rifles

Aug. 07, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

MARSHALL, N.C. (AP) — When schools in one North Carolina county reopen later this month, new security measures will include stocking AR-15 rifles for school resource officers to use in the event of an active shooter. Spurred by the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that...

Parkland shooter's prosecutor had bloody facts on his side

Aug. 07, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The prosecutor seeking to sentence Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz to death let the facts speak for themselves as he presented his case: terrifying witness accounts; heartrending statements from parents and spouses; chilling surveillance videos; gruesome autopsy...

Alex Jones’ $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation

Aug. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — $49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax — a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation. But...

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

Aug. 05, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them through by...

Mississippi teen charged after bringing loaded gun to campus

Aug. 05, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — A teenage student was taken into custody Friday morning after bringing a loaded handgun to a south Mississippi campus. The teen, 15, is a student at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, WLOX-TV reported. Harrison County Sheriff Troy...

Teen gets 10 years for shooting, wounding 2 at high school

Aug. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A teen was sentenced Friday to 10 years behind bars for shooting and wounding two fellow students at a Virginia high school last year. A judge in Newport News, Christopher Papile, handed down a punishment that will include time in a juvenile detention...

Authorities probe fatal shooting of Black man by police

Aug. 05, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Indiana are investigating the fatal police shooting of a Black man who was reportedly dealing with mental illness and had been threatening to commit suicide near an elementary school. A bystander's video shows 51-year-old Dante...