KONGSBERG, Norway (AP) — The bow-and-arrow rampage by a man who killed five people in a small town near Norway's capital appeared to be a terrorist act, authorities said Thursday, a bizarre and shocking attack in a Scandinavian country where violent crime is rare.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Attorney General Rob Bonta is joining a lawsuit targeting three online sellers of “ghost guns,” the untraceable firearms made from build-it-yourself kits that he said can be assembled in minutes and are increasingly being used in violent crimes.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — A 19-year-old from Ellensburg, Washington, has been arrested in Hawaii and is accused of selling the drugs that killed an Ellensburg man.
Police say the man was arrested Tuesday for the death of 21-year-old Sage Francois, KOMO-TV reported.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The teenagers were arrested so many times that Deputy Chief Kurt Whisenand knew them by name. Accused of shootings, carjackings and armed robberies, they had become some of the most violent young offenders in Rockford, Illinois — a city with no shortage of them.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jurors acquitted a man on a federal charge in the slaying of an Alabama police officer in 2019 but convicted him on two lesser weapons charges.
Marco Perez, who still faces a state capital murder charge in the killing of Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder, was found not guilty of obstructing justice by killing a witness.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A man in a standoff with police shot and injured a police dog who bit him as officers tried to take him into custody, investigators said.
The standoff at a Greenville home continued for a few more hours before Anthony Shay Hawthorne was arrested, Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis said in a statement Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been sentenced 15 years in prison for attacking an undercover federal agent during a transaction involving a firearm, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas announced Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A four-month police operation targeting gang activity in Omaha and surrounding communities led to more than 230 arrests and the seizure of dozens of guns and more than $800,000 worth of illegal narcotics, according to the U.S.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 60-day law enforcement operation aimed at reducing violent crime resulted in more than 1,000 arrests and the confiscation of numerous weapons and drugs, the U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday.
ABU SNAN, Israel (AP) — Arab citizens of Israel are seeking to raise awareness about the spiraling rate of violent crime in their communities under the hashtag “Arab lives matter,” but unlike a similar campaign in the United States, they are calling for more policing, not less.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homicides in the U.S. in 2020 increased nearly 30% over the previous year, the largest one-year jump since the FBI began keeping records, according to figures released Monday by the agency.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — For Winnie Evans, the spate of gun violence that has swept Pittsburgh in recent months struck close to home and shattered a generation of her family.
The 79-year-old woman lost two great-grandsons, both 18, within one day of each other to shootings — one of the attacks just down the street from her Northview Heights high-rise.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is in custody, accused of shooting and killing his parents.
Lexington County Sheriff's Department deputies Friday arrested Kevin Jackson Westberry, 27, of Columbia, on two counts of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A man is in custody after Salina police said a man's body was found earlier this week in rural Saline County.
The case began on Friday, when Manuel Medina-Castro and some family members reported to Saline County authorities that a car that he had borrowed appeared to have a substantial amount of blood in it, along with a spent shell casing, police said.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city and other officials say they have a plan to address Albuquerque’s record homicides and other violent crime.
Mayor Tim Keller presented details of the plan Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death row inmate convicted in the 1980 robbery-killing of a man for $2 is no longer eligible for capitol punishment and must be resentenced, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled.
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A pair of shootouts between a suspect and law enforcement officers left the suspect dead and two sheriff's deputies injured, prompting the head of the New Mexico State Police to say he is “beyond disgusted" by recent violence in the state.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Virginia are launching a new violent-crime initiative to increase coordination with state and local law enforcement.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said Tuesday that it will assign prosecutors in each of its four divisions to Project Safe Neighborhood initiatives.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man admitted Friday that he shot a zTrip taxi driver 26 times at close range during a robbery.
Derron D. Nevels, 20, pleaded guilty in federal court to robbery and discharging a firearm during a violent crime that occurred after the driver picked up Nevels on Dec.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two people who are in custody in the death of a man at a Wyandotte County park are believed to be part of a larger group that has committed several violent crimes in Kansas and Missouri, Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash said.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Up to 35 inmates at the Pierce County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19.
The News Tribune reports over the last few days inmates reported feeling ill and were tested at the jail’s health clinic.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department announced Monday that it is offering $180,000 for information about the separate shootings of three children this spring.
The three children — 10-year-old Ladavionne Garrett Jr., 9-year-old Trinity Ottoson-Smith, and 6-year-old Aniya Allen — were unintended targets of alleged gun violence between rival gangs, according to Minneapolis police.
HONOLULU (AP) — Portions of Honolulu police body camera videos were shown in court Wednesday during a hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to support murder and attempted murder charges against three officers in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Micronesian boy.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities announced Wednesday that nine people face charges of a racketeering conspiracy through a string of violent gang activity in the Nashville area, alleging their involvement in killings, kidnappings, assaults, robberies and large-scale drug distribution.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Violent crime surged nearly 17% across Minnesota last year, including a record number of murders, according to data released Tuesday by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
The state of Connecticut is embarking on a plan to dedicate Medicaid funds to help address the problem of gun violence and other violent crimes.
Under new legislation, financially challenged community-based violence prevention services will eventually be able to receive state and federal Medicaid funds.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Laura Brown wipes tears from her face as she confronts the reality that her 6-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter will never see their father again.
Alicia Otero misses her son’s smile, his knack for making her laugh, and his insatiable appetite for hot wings and barbecue sauce.
DETROIT (AP) — Undercover officers targeting illegal street racing have wounded a man who fired a shot at them on the city’s eastside.
The shooting occurred late Friday night after the man’s vehicle nearly struck the officers’ unmarked vehicle.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Aiming to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, Baltimore’s mayor on Friday unveiled a five-year violence reduction plan for the U.S. city where violent crime rates have remained high since a 2015 surge.
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican leaders are promising quick legislative action to fight violent crime in Atlanta as the House begins hearings on crime in Georgia's largest city.
Gov. Brian Kemp told the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Monday that he would include anti-crime proposals for lawmakers to consider this fall when they return for a special session to redraw electoral districts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a nationwide increase in violent crime — particularly involving firearms — President Joe Biden will meet Monday with law enforcement, local elected officials and advocates to discuss his efforts to address gun crimes.
CHICAGO (AP) — One hundred people — including two police officers — were shot in Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend, including 18 homicides, the city's police department said Tuesday.
Among those injured were at least a dozen children.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to lay out new steps to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, with a particular focus on gun violence, as administration officials brace for what they fear could be an especially turbulent summer.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are asking the City Council to approve a federal partnership in an effort to address a surge in violent crime.
The Wichita Eagle reports that police want help from the U.S.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Tuscaloosa say they’re investigating an early-morning shooting at a motel.
Two people were wounded around dawn Tuesday at a Motel 6 on McFarland Boulevard East, The Tuscaloosa News reported.
In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes.
In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder Thursday evening in the shooting death of Alillia “Lala” Minthorn in a remote area of the Yakama reservation.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A reputed mobster who assaulted the then-boyfriend and now husband of a former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member in exchange for a deeply discounted lavish wedding reception has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.
WASHINGTON (AP) — “SKYROCKETING MURDER RATES,” claimed the National Fraternal Order of Police. “An explosion of violent crime," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Democrat-run cities across the country who cut funding for police have seen increases in crime,” tweeted U.S.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four people were charged with manslaughter in a shooting last month at an illegal concert in South Carolina that killed a 14-year-old girl and hurt 13 other people, North Charleston police said.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting an undercover Cleveland detective and his informant could face the death penalty if convicted of the slayings.
A grand jury in Cleveland issued a new indictment late last week against David McDaniel that added capital murder specifications.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is refocusing a long-standing violent crime initiative amid a string of violence and mass shootings across the U.S. that includes embedding federal agents with local homicide investigators and sweeps to arrest wanted fugitives with a significant history of violence.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city are investigating a shooting in a downtown park Saturday that left a 16-year-old girl dead and five other teenagers and young adults wounded.
“We know Columbus is not the only city seeing an increasing spike in violent crime,” Mayor Andrew Ginther said at a briefing Monday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The City Council of Kansas City on Thursday approved two new ordinances that reallocate a part of the police department's budget to a new fund that would be used to focus on new strategies for combatting violent crime.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu police officer was directly behind a car when he fired 10 shots at the back of the driver's seat during a shooting last month that killed a teen who authorities say was a suspect in a series of violent crimes, according to body camera footage obtained by Hawaii News Now.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The district attorney for New Mexico's largest metro area is seeking the Democratic nomination for state attorney general in the 2022 election, emphasizing his hands-on experience in Albuquerque as the city grapples with stubborn rates of violent crime.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Friday to a bill that would allow police to collect DNA samples from people who are charged with but not yet convicted of violent crimes, despite objections that it would infringe on civil liberties.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army plans to put a civilian in charge of the command that conducts criminal investigations, a response to widespread criticism the unit is understaffed, overwhelmed and filled with inexperienced investigators, officials familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man and a juvenile have been charged in connection with a violent carjacking that left a mother of two paralyzed, Aurora authorities announced Thursday.
Kimberly Weibring was eating in her car parked outside a fast-food restaurant on Jan.