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4 wounded, 1 arrested in Hammond High graduation shooting

May. 20, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Four people were shot as the Hammond High School graduation ceremony late Thursday ended at Southeastern Louisiana University, authorities said. One person is in custody. The injuries were all described as not life-threatening, Police Chief...

Two people shot at school graduation near Grand Rapids

May. 19, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two people were shot Thursday night following graduation ceremonies for Crossroads Alterative High School near Grand Rapids, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 7:20 p.m. Thursday at East Kentwood High School. About 60 students...

1 dead in shooting after Tennessee high school graduation

May. 19, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — One person was killed and another injured in a shooting after a high school graduation at Middle Tennessee State University, according to police. Police confirmed the shooting Wednesday night after the Riverdale High School graduation at Murphy Center, an...

Lawyer: Victim of Massachusetts fire had sued InfoWars

May. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

One of the four people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend had filed a defamation lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones and his InfoWars website in 2018, alleging they falsely identified him as the gunman in a massacre at a Florida high school. ...

Sheriff's office: Man fatally shot when deputies return fire

May. 19, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says SWAT officers fatally shot a man after he fired a gun in their direction during an encounter near an elementary school in Guadalupe, a Phoenix suburb. The incident occurred Wednesday after deputies responded to a...

Philadelphia shooting wounds 5 near Temple University

May. 19, 2022 04:34 AM EDT

A shooting near Philadelphia's Temple University wounded five people on Wednesday — two in extremely critical condition. A suspect was caught with the help of university police, a spokesperson for the school told WPVI-TV. The victims were three women, ages 19, 20 and...

State AG won't upset conviction in 1986 Port Huron murder

May. 19, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general's office said it found no new evidence to support a claim of innocence by a man who was convicted of committing murder in 1986 in a Port Huron college parking lot. Temujin Kensu's case was examined by Valerie Newman, who heads...

Boy, 7, grazed by bullet discharged at Chicago school

May. 17, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized in good condition after being grazed by a bullet when a gun accidentally discharged in a backpack at a school Tuesday, police said. The bullet struck the ground and ricocheted by the second-grader, grazing his abdomen, at Disney...

Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

May. 17, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

Less than a year before he was accused of opening fire and killing 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school. New York has a “red flag" law designed to keep...

Jury selection for Florida school killer enters 2nd phase

May. 16, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz entered its second phase Monday with the attorneys asking questions of potential jurors, with one candidate comparing it to being interviewed for “the toughest job of my life.” ...