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Philadelphia schools investing $1 million in safety programs

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Rising gun violence in and around Philadelphia schools is leading the school district to invest more than $1 million in additional safety measures. “This is a crisis,” Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. Tony Watlington said, “and it requires a coordinated response from both the city, law enforcement and the school district.” Watlington […]

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Artists across the Metro remember young lives lost to gun violence on both sides of the river

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Artists across the Metro are documenting the young lives lost to gun violence on both sides of the river. “This is a picture of innocence. This could have been a doctor, a politician, or the next president of the United States. We’ll never know,” says artist David Ottinger. Ottinger is […]

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Police identify Vermillion Co. deputy, who they say accidentally shot a South Vermillion student

Officials say a police officer accidentally fired his gun in a South Vermillion High School, injuring student VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – An investigation is underway after an officer accidentally fired a gun and hit a student at South Vermillion High School. According to police, the shooting happened just after 9:30 Thursday morning. There was […]

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Family remembers man killed in SEPTA shooting as devoted father; teen charged with murder

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A teenager is facing murder charges in connection with a deadly shooting on a SEPTA subway train Monday afternoon. It happened around 2:40 p.m. on the Broad Street Line in the city’s Francisville section. Police say 21-year-old Semaj Cherry died after being shot multiple times. According to sources, 16-year-old Rasheed Born got […]

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Republicans Have a Symbiotic Relationship With Crime

In the final stretch of the midterm campaign, right-wing media has turned to one of its most reliable propaganda tactics: crime panic. Ads where I live in Pennsylvania are putting the infamous Willie Horton strategy to shame; at the bar this week, I caught one that all but accused Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman of […]

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Georgia State Patrol is mourning the loss of a K-9 killed in the line of duty

Georgia State Patrol is mourning the loss of a K-9 killed in the line of duty. Figo was killed Friday during a traffic stop, shot by a man wanted for murder. Clayton County Police were conducting a murder investigation when they spotted their suspect in the victim’s vehicle.State Troopers were called in to conduct a […]

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Quadruple shooting in Frankford leaves 1 person in critical condition: Philadelphia police

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A quadruple shooting in Frankford on Saturday morning leaves four people injured, Philadelphia police say. The shooting happened on the 5000 block of Frankford Avenue around 2:40 a.m. Police say a 50-year-old man was shot in the chest. He was transferred to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. […]

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14-year-old, 16-year-old wounded in Kingsessing shooting; suspect seen in surveillance video

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police are searching for the gunman caught on video shooting two teenagers in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia. It happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the corner of 54th and Willow streets. Police released surveillance video Friday showing the passenger of a white Dodge Charger getting out of the vehicle and firing […]

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Man known for giving back to NJ community gunned down on basketball court

HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) — Police in Hoboken are investigating the murder of a man who was gunned down on a local basketball court over the weekend. Officers responded to a call around 3:30 a.m. Sunday about a shooting near Marshall Drive between 5th and 6th streets. When they arrived, they found 28-year-old Christopher Garcia […]

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News 3 Investigates: New weapons detection systems launched at several schools in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton City Schools division is expanding the use of Bluetooth-powered weapons detection systems to prevent guns and knives from entering school buildings. “We do everything we can to make sure that our kids are safe,” said James Bailey, a former Hampton police officer and current Security Supervisor for Hampton City Schools. […]