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The Illinois gunman lied about his criminal history on his gun owner application

The Illinois gunman lied about his criminal history on his gun owner application

The gunman who killed five people in an Illinois manufacturing plant pleaded guilty in 1995 to aggravated assault in Mississippi, a felony that should have prevented him from getting a gun. But when Gary M. Martin applied for a gun owner’s identification card in Illinois in 2014, he answered “no” to the question, “Have you…MORE

A Colorado mom was killed with a baseball bat on Thanksgiving Day, officer testifies

A Colorado mom was killed with a baseball bat on Thanksgiving Day, officer testifies

The fiancĂ© of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth killed her by wrapping a sweater around her head and bashing her with a baseball bat, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing in Cripple Creek, west of Colorado Springs. On Tuesday, nearly three months after Berreth went missing, prosecutors filed new charges against Patrick Frazee, including…MORE

Help victims of sex trafficking start new lives

Help victims of sex trafficking start new lives

About 4.8 million people worldwide — roughly the population of Ireland — became victims of sex trafficking in 2016, according to the International Labour Organization. Sex trafficking is commercial sex induced by force, fraud or coercion or performed by a minor. Though US figures can be hard to pin down, 7,255 sex trafficking victims were…MORE

Man identified as kissing sailor in WWII Times Square photo dies at 95

Man identified as kissing sailor in WWII Times Square photo dies at 95

George Mendonsa, who maintained for decades that he was the sailor in an iconic 1945 Times Square photo, dubbed “The Kiss,” that came to symbolize the end of World War II, has died, his family says. He was 95. The veteran died early Sunday in Newport, Rhode Island, just two days before his 96th birthday,…MORE

How can companies prevent violence when firing someone?

How can companies prevent violence when firing someone?

Nothing about the Henry Pratt Co. suggested it would be the site of a workplace mass shooting. But the manufacturing company, tucked in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, turned into a scene of carnage when a man who was just fired pulled out a gun and started shooting everyone around him, killing five people. So…MORE

Five bystanders shot during police shootout in New Orleans

Five bystanders shot during police shootout in New Orleans

Five people waiting at a bus stop in New Orleans were shot during a police shootout with a robbery suspect Sunday, police said. The suspect was fatally shot by a Louisiana State Police Officer at the end of foot chase with gunfire throughout, Chief Shaun Ferguson said. Ferguson said detectives had been investigating two armed…MORE

Florida inmates use their criminal skills to rescue a baby locked in an SUV

Florida inmates use their criminal skills to rescue a baby locked in an SUV

An inmate in southern Florida used his criminal skills for a good cause. He and a group of four other low-level offenders in Pasco County, near Tampa, broke into an SUV on Thursday to rescue a 1-year-old girl who was accidentally locked in, according to CNN affiliate KABC-TV. The mother of the child, Shadow Lantry,…MORE

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