By JAKE BLEIBERG, Associated Press HASLET, Texas (AP) 08/16 — Acrid gun smoke clouded the sunny entrance of a Texas church on a recent Sunday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) 07/19 — Authorities in Alabama have identified a man who was killed by police during a gun battle that left an officer critically wounded.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) 07/11 — Authorities say a Tampa pastor held an intruder at his church at gunpoint until police arrived to arrest him.
Seminole Heights Baptist Church Pastor Brant Adams tells Fox 13 that the suspect broke a glass to get inside the church early Thursday morning.Read more »
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) 07/10 — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff’s deputy shot and killed his K9 partner of four years after the dog suddenly attacked him.Read more »
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press XALTIANGUIS, Mexico (AP) 06/21 — What now passes for the law in Xaltianguis, a little town on the road to Acapulco,
ISTANBUL (AP) 06/15 — Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff and began smashing at an oxygen mask box and then a cabin window,Read more »
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) 06/09 — Virginia police are accusing a man of attempting an armed robbery at a convenience store gas pump, a move that sparked a shootout that put the alleged stickup man in a hospital and his underage sidekick in detention.Read more »
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 05/08 — More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov.
By KATHLEEN FOODY, P. SOLOMON BANDA and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) 05/09 — The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted the gun,
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) 04/11 — A federal judge has ruled that the East St. Louis Housing Authority’s rule prohibiting public housing tenants from owning a firearm is unconstitutional.
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) 04/10 — Police say a North Carolina mother exchanged gunfire with a burglar in her kitchen, forcing him to retreat through a window.Read more »
By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) 03/22 — New York state’s ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) 02/28 — Three of five people wounded recently when a criminal suspect opened fire on police in downtown New Orleans may have been hit by officers shooting back,Read more »
By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 02/21 — An Islamic State follower asked a Phoenix-area sheriff’s sergeant during a violent encounter six weeks ago to shoot him after he threw rocks at the officer and walked toward him with a knife in hand,
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 01/31 — Three California men have been granted French citizenship for their role in thwarting a terror attack on a French train in 2015.Read more »
PARIS (AP) 12/24 — France’s prime minister met Monday with police officers targeted by violent yellow vest protesters, in a show of support amid growing concerns about growing brutality from both sides.Read more »
By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 12/23 — French authorities on Sunday defended aggressive police actions to contain violence at yellow vest protests after a policeman was seen briefly brandishing a gun at a surging crowd in Paris.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 12/12 — The Latest on the commission that is investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre is recommending that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings.Read more »
DETROIT (AP) 12/02 — Detroit police say a man who invaded a home on the city’s west side has been fatally shot by one of the residents.Read more »
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) 11/27 — Faculty members at Oakland University in suburban Detroit have received hockey pucks and are being trained to use them to potentially thwart active shooters.WDIV-TV reports the American Association of University Professors distributed pucks to its 800 members.Read more »