Crime
Associated Press/Dustin Fawcett

West Texas shooting spree claims lives

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/31/19, 08:13 pm

A gunman killed five people and injured many more Saturday afternoon in the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa. The suspect reportedly hijacked a U.S. Postal Service vehicle and fired at people randomly before police caught up with him at a movie theater in Odessa, where they shot and killed him. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said at least 21 people sustained injuries in the shooting.

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Facebook/High Point University

Police thwart would-be college shooter

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/29/19, 11:52 am

Classmates of High Point University freshman Paul Steber, 19, reported him for having firearms on campus. When school security officials investigated, they discovered a shotgun and a handgun in his possession. High Point, N.C., police officers arrested Steber on Tuesday and charged him with two felony counts of having weapons on campus and making threats of violence.

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Associated Press/Photo by Bebeto Matthews

Epstein accusers have their day in court

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/28/19, 12:31 pm

Nearly two dozen women who accuse Jeffrey Epstein of sex trafficking and abuse gathered in a federal courtroom to testify before an empty defense chair. Courts usually dismiss charges against deceased defendants without a hearing, but U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman gave the women a chance to speak Tuesday in a New York City courtroom despite Epstein’s death by apparent suicide on Aug. 10.

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