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Teenager Killed After Reported Fight Over His Jacket

Teenager Killed After Reported Fight Over His Jacket

16-year-old Raphael Ward was killed Jan. 4, 2012, in New York, according to police. (Facebook/BloccBoy Tokyo)(NEW YORK) — A New York City teenager is dead after he reportedly refused to give up his Polo Ralph Lauren jacket to another young man. Friend…

Boulder Cops in Hot Water for Role in Elk Shooting

Boulder Cops in Hot Water for Role in Elk Shooting

Thinkstock/Getty Images(BOULDER, Colo.) — Two police officers in Boulder, Colo., have been suspended and are now under criminal investigation for their role in killing a large bull elk that wandered into a residential neighborhood.On Tuesday, a Boulde…

James Holmes’ Defense Witnesses in Colorado Shooting to Testify on ‘Mental State’

James Holmes’ Defense Witnesses in Colorado Shooting to Testify on ‘Mental State’

Joshua Lott/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — A judge ruled Thursday that public defenders for accused Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes can call two unidentified witnesses at next week’s preliminary hearing to testify about the defenda…

Girl Dies from New Year’s Gunfire, Home Robbed During Hospital Vigil

Girl Dies from New Year’s Gunfire, Home Robbed During Hospital Vigil

Hemera/Thinkstock(ELKTON, Md.) — A 10-year-old girl struck in the head by a stray bullet fired during a New Year’s Eve celebration died Thursday morning as her family learned their home was robbed of its Christmas presents as they kept vigil over the …

Aurora Shooting Victims’ Families Outraged by Invitation to Re-Opening

Aurora Shooting Victims’ Families Outraged by Invitation to Re-Opening

Thomas Cooper/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — Families of many of the victims killed in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater massacre are calling an invitation to attend “a special evening of remembrance” when the multiplex re-opens later this m…

Obama: Newtown Shooting ‘Worst Day’ of Presidency

Obama: Newtown Shooting ‘Worst Day’ of Presidency

The White House(NEW YORK) — President Obama said the Newton, Conn., shootings on December 14 were the “worst day” of his time in office.Recollecting the tragic shooting deaths of 20 first graders and six adults at a Newtown, Conn. elementa…

Newtown, Conn., Officials Ask the Public to Stop Sending Gifts

Newtown, Conn., Officials Ask the Public to Stop Sending Gifts

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Officials in Newtown, Conn., are requesting the public not send any more gifts to the mourning community that is still dealing with the aftereffects of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.A…

Gunman Killed Firemen with Bushmaster, Left Chilling Note

Gunman Killed Firemen with Bushmaster, Left Chilling Note

ABC News/WHAM(WEBSTER, N.Y.) — A convicted killer, who shot dead two firefighters with a Bushmaster assault rifle after leading them into an ambush when they responded to a house fire he set in Western New York, left behind a typewritten note saying h…

Final Day of Funerals for Newtown Shooting Victims

Final Day of Funerals for Newtown Shooting Victims

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — The final three victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be laid to rest on Saturday, ending a somber week funerals.A mass will take place on Saturday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Churc…

Man Shot Outside Atlanta-Area Mall; Cops Hunt for Shooter

Man Shot Outside Atlanta-Area Mall; Cops Hunt for Shooter

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — A man was shot on Friday during an apparent carjacking attempt at South DeKalb Mall in DeKalb County, Ga., police said.The Atlanta-area mall remained open as police searched for the shooter.“One adult male…

Baltimore Police Chief Wants to Ban High-Capacity Firepower

Baltimore Police Chief Wants to Ban High-Capacity Firepower

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — High-capacity magazines are the deadliest of gun cartridges. They come in cases of 30, 40, 60 and even 120 rounds.These magazines are maximum, economy-sized firepower packed into a steel cartridge. When…

Hollywood Pulls Episodes, Delays Shows in Wake of Shooting

Hollywood Pulls Episodes, Delays Shows in Wake of Shooting

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hollywood is being cautious about what it puts out to the public in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, reports E! Online.  Movie premieres and shows with potential…

Dogs Put Smiles on Faces of Sandy Hook School Students

Dogs Put Smiles on Faces of Sandy Hook School Students

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Some much-needed smiles were brought to the children of Newtown, Conn., by way of seven dogs especially trained to comfort survivors in the wake of a disaster.Seeing the dogs led to some of the town’s child…

Senate Democrats Plead for Gun Control Debate in Wake of Newtown Shootings

Senate Democrats Plead for Gun Control Debate in Wake of Newtown Shootings

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate floor Monday was filled with Democrats calling for a renewed debate on gun control in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Sen. Menendez, D-N.J., called for Newtown to be the “turn…

Conn. Elementary School Shooting: First on the Scene Face Haunting Memories

Conn. Elementary School Shooting: First on the Scene Face Haunting Memories

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Police and paramedics who descended on the scene of the massacre at a Connecticut grade school face haunting memories and nightmares in the days and weeks to come, particularly if they have children of the…

Connecticut Ranks as One of America’s Tightest Gun-Control States

Connecticut Ranks as One of America’s Tightest Gun-Control States

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Friday’s school shooting was perpetrated in one of America’s most restrictive gun-control states.Connecticut, where the shooting happened and where the shooter lived, received some of the nation’s highest …

Cruise Film, "Family Guy" Episode Postponed After Connecticut Shooting

Cruise Film, "Family Guy" Episode Postponed After Connecticut Shooting

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) — The premiere of the Tom Cruise film Jack Reacher, originally scheduled for Saturday in Pittsburgh, has been postponed due to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.Jack Reacher was scheduled to premier to American audiences ju…

‘Our Hearts Are Broken Today,’ President Obama Says

‘Our Hearts Are Broken Today,’ President Obama Says

The White House(WASHINGTON) — Wiping away tears for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, President Obama came to the White House briefing room Friday afternoon to mourn the victims of this morning’s carnage. “The majori…

Newtown, Conn. Shooting: Young Kids, Survivors Cope with Horror

Newtown, Conn. Shooting: Young Kids, Survivors Cope with Horror

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Witnesses at Sandy Hook Elementary School reported horrific scenes as a shooter took 27 lives today — the shattering sounds of gunshots, children locked in the bathrooms and parents crying outside in the …

Newtown Teacher Refused to Unlock Door for Police Fearing Gunman’s Trick

Newtown Teacher Refused to Unlock Door for Police Fearing Gunman’s Trick

The Newtown Bee(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — There was so much gunfire rocking the Sandy Hook Elementary school that one teacher doubted that she and her young students, locked in a bathroom, were going to survive.A third grade student said the kids were so scar…

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