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Officers ID'd in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man in Los Angeles

The officers involved in the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man have been identified, Los Angeles police said Thursday.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Ferguson police hit with $40 million lawsuit

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St Louis County, MO

The Winnipeg Free Press

Hillary Clinton: Frayed bonds of trust led to Missouri teen's shooting death, violent protests

Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Missouri

KOTA-TV Rapid City

John Lennon's killer denied parole again

The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Entertainment

Monterey County Herald

Suspects in New York violinist's death held

Two men accused of killing a New York concert violinist during a robbery in her home have been ordered held without bail after a prosecutor detailed how the victim was shot and stabbed after opening her door to help them.


Related Topix: New York

Monterey County Herald

Minimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting

A Detroit-area man convicted of killing an unarmed woman on his porch should get a prison sentence of at least 15 years, in addition to a mandatory two-year punishment for the unlawful use of a gun, prosecutors said in their recommendation to a judge.


Related Topix: Dearborn Heights, MI

Hillingdon Times

Dean Mayley pictured with his nephew Callum

The mother of a young man with learning difficulties who was murdered for the sake of his mobile phone has called for an end to "unacceptable" knife crime as her son's teenage killers faced life behind bars.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

WPTV Local News

Sister of Boston bombing suspect charged

The sister of the Boston marathon bombing suspect was arrested in New York City Wednesday for allegedly making a bomb threat, police said.


ABC News

US Marshals in NYC Shootout; Suspect Wounded

A fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who tracked him down in New York City, federal authorities said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY

Washington Times

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.


Related Topix: Crime TV, Entertainment, Television, Life, Food, Fast Food

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Re: Ferguson: Straight Facts On #MikeBrown Shooting Case

The police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael "Mike" Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on August 9th captured the attention of the nation.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Police: Man kills wife at hospital, son also dead [video]

A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife on Wednesday and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their home, where their son was found dead, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Camden County, NJ, Glendora, NJ

Washington Times

Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun.


Related Topix: Guns

The Tribune

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.



Texas drunken driving slaying case goes to jury

A jury on Wednesday began deliberating the murder case against a southeast Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who had just killed his two sons in a crash.


WISH-TV Indianapolis

Man convicted of killing ex-girlfrienda s father

Jurors have recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole for a southwestern Indiana man they convicted of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend's father.


Related Topix: Gibson County, IN, Fort Branch, IN, Evansville, IN

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bright-colored air gun bill passes California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.


Related Topix: California Government, California

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Range instructor fatally shot by 9-year-old in Arizona

A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.


Related Topix: Autos

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Brandon Sun

Accused B.C serial killer says he was 'involved' in two murders, but not alone

A young man accused of murdering three women and a teenage girl in northern British Columbia admits he was involved in two of the killings, but he told his trial Tuesday that he didn't act alone.


Related Topix: Canada, Drugs

Daily Journal

Suspect in fatal shootings charged with murder

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said 34-year-old Alexander Hernandez of Sylmar was charged with capital murder for killing 48-year-old Gildardo Morales as he drove his pickup truck to work on Aug. 21 in Pacoima.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Sylmar, CA