By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press 04/23 – Travis Reinking exhibited multiple warning signs that he was mentally unstable: He talked openly about delusions that he was being stalked by Taylor Swift.
By STEPHANIE MORALES, Associated Press 04/23 – Prosecutors have dismissed the four most serious charges against a teenager accused of plotting to shoot up his former Vermont high school and cause mass casualties in a case that has led to new restrictions in the state’s gun laws.
By CHARMAINE NORONHA, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) 04/24 — Police in Canada’s biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk,
By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 04/23 — A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday,
By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 04/22 — The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die,
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 04/21 — The union that represents the deputies who responded to the Florida high school massacre is holding a no-confidence vote on the sheriff,
OCALA, Fla. (AP) 04/21 — A man accused of opening fire at a Florida high school was denied bond during his first court appearance Saturday.
The Ocala Star-Banner reported that Sky Bouche appeared before Judge Willard Pope via video conference at the Marion County Jail,
By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 04/21 — A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior,
HOUSTON (AP) 04/19 — Prosecutors say a former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of hanging up on people calling for emergency services and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation.Read more »
By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/17 — A judge set bail at $100,000 Tuesday for a Vermont teenager accused in a school shooting plot that led to the first significant restrictions on gun ownership in Vermont history.
By MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) 04/18 — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that,
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/17 — Vermont’s top public defender says he thinks the teenager accused of planning a school shooting that led to changes in the state’s gun laws should be released following a bail hearing.Read more »
WASHINGTON (AP) 04/12 — A police officer defended his partner’s decision to shoot a black motorcyclist in Washington, D.C., and said that he believed the man drove directly at his partner.Read more »
By WILSON RING, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/11 — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history,
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) 04/07 — A student gravely wounded while saving his classmates’ lives by blocking a door during the Florida school massacre said Friday that the county sheriff and school superintendent failed the victims by not arresting the shooter before the attack and by allowing him to attend the school.
NEW YORK (AP) 04/06 — Witnesses who called New York City police to report that a man was menacing people with a gun before police killed him were terrified but also uncertain whether the object the man had really was a gun,Read more »
LONDON (AP) 04/07 — British police say they are deploying 300 more officers on the streets of London this weekend to confront a spike in stabbing and shootings that has sparked fears about rising crime.Read more »
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 04/06 — Police seeking to quell simmering anger over their shooting of a mentally disturbed black man on a New York City street released a montage of security videos Thursday that showed him minutes earlier thrusting a metal object that looked like a gun into the faces of several people — including a woman holding the hand of her child.
LONDON (AP) 04/04 — British police say a 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for allegedly stabbing a burglar who had broken into his home.Read more »
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) 04/04 — The Mexican government began handing out transit or humanitarian visas to people in a caravan of Central American migrants,