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Deputy chief under investigation after firing gun in office

Sep. 25, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An internal investigation is currently underway after a deputy police in the Hartford Police Department unintentionally fired her weapon in her office in the city's public safety complex. Deputy Chief of Administrative Services Sonia Watson...

Residents seek healing as details emerge in grocery shooting

Sep. 24, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two women who had been strangers prior to Thursday’s mass shooting at a Tennessee supermarket clenched each other’s hands and fought back tears Friday, as they gathered at a vigil to pray for healing from the previous day’s rampage at a Kroger where the...

Police give all-clear after Virginia active shooter report

Sep. 24, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police have given the all-clear after a search of two state office buildings in Virginia’s capital Friday prompted by a report of a possible active shooter. Police concluded their search of the Madison and Monroe state office buildings in downtown...

Petersburg council passes firearm ban for public spaces

Sep. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city is banning firearms from public spaces. The Petersburg City Council unanimously passed a measure Tuesday barring people from carrying firearms in any place open to the public, The Progress-Index reported. The ban includes city...

Kaul slams GOP election investigation, calls for gun laws

Sep. 23, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Thursday accused Republicans of chasing conspiracy theories with a $680,000 taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2020 election instead of passing gun control measures polls have shown have broad public support. ...

Court throws out ruling on handgun sales to people under 21

Sep. 22, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling that found a law banning licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults under 21 is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond...

Man who claimed to have bomb at Capitol competent for trial

Sep. 22, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who claimed he had a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol last month, prompting evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police, is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Floyd Ray Roseberry pleaded not guilty in...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: SC on track for marriage of cheaper, greener electricity. We can’t back down South Carolinians got taken to the cleaners in the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle. Those of us who underwrote the...

Florida House picks conservative to serve as next speaker

Sep. 21, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House formally voted to pick its next speaker on Tuesday, a former U.S. Navy commander who outlined his firmly conservative beliefs during his acceptance speech. Republican Rep. Paul Renner will lead the House after next November's...

Survivors of Russian university shooting airlifted to Moscow

Sep. 21, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Seven survivors of a shooting at a university in central Russia that left six people dead and 28 more wounded are to be airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment on Tuesday, according to a top education official. Minister of Science and Higher Education...