SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a defense request to claims against the U.S. Air Force stemming from a 2017 massacre at a Texas church that left more than two dozen people...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge says he'll rule soon on whether to dismiss claims filed in several lawsuits against the U.S. Air Force in connection with a 2017 massacre at a Texas church that...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Family members of victims of a Texas church shooting are suing a sporting goods chain that sold the weapons used in the 2017 massacre.
Texas judge lets church shooting victims sue gun retailer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A judge has ruled that victims of a mass shooting at a Texas church can move forward with a lawsuit against a sporting goods chain where the gunman bought the weapon and ammunition used in the massacre.
A list of some US house of worship shootings since 2012
Some fatal shootings that have happened at U.S. houses of worship since 2012:
Oct. 27, 2018: A gunman believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media entered Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh and opened fire, killing 11 and wounding six, including four police officers.
Texas church shooting lawsuits against Air Force combined
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — All federal lawsuits against the U.S. Air Force over a Texas church shooting last year that left more than two dozen worshippers dead will be consolidated into one case, a judge says.
Church gunman’s wife says he bound her to bed before deaths
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The wife of the man who opened fire at a Texas church last November , killing more than two dozen people before killing himself, says he tied her to their bed before leaving for the shooting.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Framed obituaries and stuffed animals are part of a museum exhibit to remember the more than two dozen people slain last fall during gunfire at a South Texas church.
The San Antonio Express-News reports the donated tributes line the walls of a section of the Sutherland Springs Historical Museum.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church where more than two dozen died when a gunman entered a Sunday service and opened fire now plans to erect a new sanctuary complex its pastor hopes is a new start for his congregation.
The pastor of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio, announced the $3 million project planned for just north of the present sanctuary, which has been turned into a memorial to those killed in last November's massacre.
Sutherland Springs killer accused of waterboarding then-wife
The former wife of the man who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs told authorities four years earlier that her husband had water-boarded her in addition to choking and kicking her.
She described the assaults to a deputy of the Comal County Sheriff’s Office who was investigating another woman’s allegations of a sexual assault by Devin Kelley, who in November slaughtered men, women and children at his relatives’ church.
Relative of Sutherland Springs shooting victim gets court setback
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request by a relative of one of the Sutherland Springs shooting victims permission to interview several Air Force officials about the agency’s handling of the shooter’s case, but will determine next month whether to allow the deposition of those responsible for reporting the shooter’s military convictions to the FBI.
6-year-old victim of Sutherland Springs masscre going home today
At around 1 p.m. today, 6-year-old Ryland Ward is expected to be released from University Hospital in San Antonio and taken home in a cherry red fire truck driven by Rusty Duncan, the man who saved his life.
A member of the Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department, he was the first to find Ryland at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where 26 people were killed by the gunman Devin Kelley on Nov. 5.
RELATED: Victims of Sutherland Springs church shooting officially identified
Sutherland Springs continues its Christmas traditions as families and victims recover from massacre
A miniature pair of bright pink boots. A framed black-and-white sonogram. An image of Jennifer in white, and Danny in a tux, preserved in a clear orb.
The fragmented moments encapsulated in these ornaments hang on Jennifer Holcombe’s Christmas tree — mementos of a life she will never get back.
Air Force admits it failed to send Sutherland Springs gunman’s records to feds
The Air Force said Tuesday that its investigation has confirmed that it failed to report Sutherland Springs gunman Devin Kelley's 2012 convictions for spousal and child abuse to civilian law enforcement authorities, and that it would correct lapses in the system over the next several weeks.
The Latest: Texas church congregants say they feared gunman
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas church shooting (all times local):
Longtime congregants at the small-town Texas church where a gunman's rampage left more than two dozen dead say they were afraid of the attacker.
Husband and wife Rod and Judy Green tell The Associated Press Friday that they are good friends with Devin Kelley's in-laws, and that Kelley had often exhibited troubling behavior.
Shooting victim Tara McNulty tended bar, and treated patrons like extended family
Tara McNulty tended bar with maternal warmth and a best friend’s good cheer, treating anyone who entered The Aumont Saloon less like a patron than a member of her extended family.
“She was the person who everybody confided in,” said Kevin Koenen, owner of the pub in Seguin, where McNulty had worked since last year. “So many of our customers became regulars because they knew she was going to be there smiling, laughing, joking with you, listening to what you had to say.”
The second mass shooting in two months has inevitably revived cries to tighten the country's gun control laws. And there is room for that discussion, given that the 26 slaughtered in a Texas church Sunday brings to 84 the number of Americans who have fallen victim to deranged gunmen in mass killings this fall.
Before the earnest and necessary debate begins on what new rules might have prevented some or all of these deaths, the country must commit to fully enforcing its existing gun laws.
- San Antonio Express-NewsSutherland Springs families’ lawsuit against Academy moves forward, spokesman saysFebruary 4, 2019
- San Antonio Express-NewsAttorneys argue over whether Academy is at fault for selling Sutherland Springs killer a firearm and high-capacity magazinesJanuary 31, 2019
- The Washington TimesAir Force had 4 chances to stop Texas church shooter from buying guns, missed each one: IG reportDecember 7, 2018
The Latest: 2 men who pursued gunman attend shooting vigil
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local):
The two men who pursued the gunman after the Texas church shooting visited a vigil together and prayed with community members mourning the 26 people killed in the attack.