$360K grant helps use data to tackle Cleveland-area crime
CLEVELAND (AP) — The county prosecutor's office in Cleveland says a $360,000 federal grant will help authorities collect and use data to prioritize investigations and prosecutions of violent...
California governor signs law giving child sex assault victims more time to file lawsuits
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs law giving child sex assault victims more time to file lawsuits.
New Hampshire governor says police have responded to a shooting at a church in Pelham
PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire governor says police have responded to a shooting at a church in Pelham.
St. Louis mayor considers surveillance planes to fight crime
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson is considering a proposal to monitor the city's streets with surveillance planes as state and local officials grapple with how to address violent...
Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal shooting of 22 people at Walmart in El Paso, Texas
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal shooting of 22 people at Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
White Florida man gets 20 years for shooting unarmed black man in parking lot dispute over handicapped space
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — White Florida man gets 20 years for shooting unarmed black man in parking lot dispute over handicapped space.
Virginia ranks among states with lowest crime rates
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia had the fourth lowest violent crime rate and 13th lowest property crime rate in the United States last year, according to new data from the FBI.
Livestreaming site Twitch: Video showing shooting near German synagogue that killed 2 was streamed on its site
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Livestreaming site Twitch: Video showing shooting near German synagogue that killed 2 was streamed on its site .
Report: New Mexico State sees jump in rapes, drug cases
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new report says violent crimes are increasing at New Mexico State University.
KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports that the university's 2019 Annual Security Report...
58 indictments brought under St. Louis anti-crime effort
ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 50 indictments have been brought so far under a program aimed at addressing high rates of violent crime in St. Louis.
FBI report shows violent crime declining in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The estimated number of violent crimes is down in South Dakota.
U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons said Friday the newly-released FBI crime report shows the number of violent...
Albuquerque mayor: Crime figures show need for state help
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico had the nation’s second highest violent crime rate and its highest property crime rate in 2018, despite the state’s largest city reporting slight decreases in...
State police form unit to investigate unsolved homicides
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts State Police has created a statewide unit to investigate unsolved homicides and violent crimes cases.
Col. Kerry A. Gilpin, commander of the state police,...
FBI data says crime is down in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Violent and property crimes are declining in Providence, Rhode Island according to new data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Report: Alaska’s 2018 violent crime rate highest in 5 years
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska had its highest violent crime rate in five years in 2018, with rises in rapes and aggravated assault helping drive the increase. But the state's overall crime rate...
A former Dallas police officer has been found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of her neighbor in his home
DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas police officer has been found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of her neighbor in his home.
15-year-old is latest killed in St. Louis-area gun violence
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police are searching for the person who fatally shot a 15-year-old boy who's the latest of more than a dozen child victims killed in area gun violence this...
W Virginia man gets 30 years in machine gun, carjacking case
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of threatening two county workers with a machine gun before stealing their truck and leading authorities on a chase has been sentenced to 30...
DA revisiting hundreds of unsolved Boston-area homicides
BOSTON (AP) — The Suffolk District Attorney's office is launching a new initiative to revisit hundreds of cold-case homicides.
DA Rachael Rollins says the campaign will devote more law...
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Jury convicts man of capital murder for fatally shooting 6 members of his ex-wife’s family in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — Jury convicts man of capital murder for fatally shooting 6 members of his ex-wife's family in Texas.
Police: Gangs aren’t only factor in Tacoma homicide rate
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The violence is impossible to ignore.
So far this year, 22 people have been killed in Tacoma. That's the highest homicide rate since 2006, and there are still three...
Deputies: 1 killed in SC home invasion
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff's office is investigating a deadly home invasion.
The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a home in Greenville...
Gunman in North Carolina university classroom shooting that killed 2, wounded 4, pleads guilty to first-degree murder
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gunman in North Carolina university classroom shooting that killed 2, wounded 4, pleads guilty to first-degree murder.
South Carolina ex-school principal charged in wife’s death
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina charged a former high school principal with murder on Wednesday, a day after the man reported his wife missing.
Murder charges refiled against man after charges dropped
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A first-degree murder arrest warrant has been issued for a Vermont man who allegedly killed his wife with a cleaver three months after the charges against him had been...
Amid concerns, 4 killed over 24 hours in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A series of shootings has left four people dead in Kansas City over 24 hours as concerns mount about violent crime in the state's two largest cities.
Law enforcement task force tackling violence in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) — A federally funded task force representing more than a dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies was unveiled Wednesday, charged with investigating violent crime in...
Mexico’s president vows to tackle violence, corruption
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged a grim tally of violent crimes and a weak economy as he delivered the first state of the union address of his six-year...
Trump says he’ll work with Congress to stop mass shootings
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed a commitment Sunday, hours after the latest deadly mass shooting, to work with a divided Congress to "stop the menace of mass attacks." He said...
Ohio governor: Add warrants to background check systems
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio should start requiring that certain protection orders and arrest warrants for top-tier, violent crimes be entered into background check systems that help notify law...
Shots fired at South Carolina home leaves 1-year-old wounded
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman opened fire on a South Carolina home filled with children, shooting and wounding a 1-year-old.
FBI: Procedure change contributed to shooting in Utah court
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An FBI report about a shooting inside a Utah federal courthouse found a lack of communication and a procedural change contributed to the death of a prisoner, a news report...
El Paso mayor says Trump used derisive term in meeting
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The mayor of El Paso said President Trump called him a derisive term for Republicans deemed insufficiently conservative during a visit to the grieving city last...