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Florida school's security cameras had nearly half hour delay, causing lag in capturing gunman, report shows


Police officers responding to last week’s Florida high school shooting reportedly thought they were tracking Nikolas Cruz live on surveillance video — but then realized the footage was delayed by nearly 30 minutes, tossing roadblocks into…

Texas killer granted clemency, halting scheduled execution


A convicted killer’s execution Thursday was overturned shortly before he was scheduled for lethal injection when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott granted him clemency.

Texas man charged with murder after allegedly shooting postal worker for making 'hand gesture'


A Texas man has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting a postal worker on a Dallas Highway for reportedly “making a hand gesture” that “angered him.”

Sheriff: Deputy assigned to Parkland school 'never went in'


Sheriff says the armed deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas never went in to confront the school shooter.

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Deputy assigned to Florida school 'never went in' during shooting, sheriff says

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The school resource deputy who was on patrol at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14 resigned Thursday after video surveillance showed he never entered the school, even though he "clearly" knew there was a…


Brazilian couple indicted for kidnapping in Texas case


A federal grand jury has indicted a Brazilian couple accused of helping their grandson from Texas illegally remain in Brazil after his mother allegedly violated a custody order in a divorce case.

Church: Cardinal's 'nighty-night, baby' tweet was for sister


A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted "Nighty-night, baby.


Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder


The husband of an online exhibitionist found slain outside her suburban home has been arrested in her killing.


West Virginia closes all public schools amid teacher strike -- even as governor signs pay bill


All public schools in West Virginia were shuttered Thursday as teachers geared up to strike for better wages and health insurance options -- even as Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill to raise teacher pay.

Questions remain after 1968 Orangeburg Massacre in SC


On February 8th, 1968 three black students were killed and dozens more were injured while protesting on the campus of South Carolina State University by white police officers. Days before the Orangeburg Massacre, nearly 200 protesters had…

Navy veteran shoots home invasion suspect, says he was 'in fear' for his life


A would-be home invader was shot in the chest by a Navy veteran who said he had no other choice when the man attacked him last Friday.


Florida school shooting survivors dread Parkland campus return


The fire alarm, gunshots and piercing cries still ring loudly in many students’ minds.


Death row inmate awaits governor's decision on rare clemency as deadline looms


A Texas inmate set for execution Thursday evening is awaiting a decision by Gov. Greg Abbott on whether he will accept the state parole board’s rare clemency recommendation as a 6 p.m. deadline looms.


Judge to impostor nurse: 'What the hell were you thinking?'

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A woman who pretended to be a nurse at a St. Louis hospital has been sentenced to five years of probation and eight months of house arrest.


Want an evening out with Trump Jr? You're probably too late

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Want an evening out with Donald Trump Jr.? Sorry, even if you have an extra $39,000 it's probably too late to buy a "conversation and dinner" with the eldest son of the American president.


Delta passengers endure nearly 12-hour delay before flight is canceled: report

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A Delta airliner loaded with passengers at Kansas City International Airport was delayed nearly 12 hours Tuesday because of a raging ice storm -- then the flight was canceled, according to local reports.


Procession, funeral planned for the Rev. Billy Graham


Following his death Wednesday at age 99, tributes poured in from around the world for the Rev. Billy Graham – and plans were announced for the funeral of the man known as “America’s Pastor.”


Inmate who raped, killed pregnant woman seeks stay of execution in Texas


A lawyer representing a death row inmate in Texas scheduled for execution next month has filed an appeal for a stay, claiming prosecutors failed to disclose information from a separate lawsuit.

Los Angeles sheriff's deputy accused of forcing inmates to engage in sex acts


A veteran Los Angeles sheriff's deputy was charged Wednesday for sexually assaulting six female inmates at the Century Regional Detention Facility last year, prosecutors said.

For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents


He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman.

Thursday, Feb 22

Broward County sheriff orders deputies to carry rifles on school grounds following Parkland shooting


Broward County deputies will carry rifles on school grounds "from this point foward," Sheriff Scott Israel announced Wednesday -- one week after 17 people were killed at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Texas school district threatens to suspend students who protest gun violence during school hours


A Texas school district is threatening to suspend students who protest gun violence during school hours as “walk outs” among young activists take place nationwide.

Wednesday, Feb 21

Hunting pastor using animal caller mistaken for coyote, fatally shot

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A hunter in North Carolina who was using an electronic animal caller was fatally shot by man with an AR-15 who said he mistook the sounds for coyotes roaming near his home, police and relatives said.

Alabama police officer killed; suspect also dead after standoff, police say

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A former "Police Officer of the Month" who had only been on the job for two years was gunned down late Tuesday night after a murder suspect barricaded himself in his Alabama home, officials said.

Retired NYC sanitation worker makes $285K a year from pension


A former Sanitation Department honcho is pulling in an astonishing $285,047-a-year pension — more than twice what he was making on the job, according to newly released data.

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 99 years in jail after 'brutally' killing man, officials say


An MS-13 gang member in Texas was sentenced to 99 years behind bars after he was convicted of killing a man to achieve a higher position within the violent organization, officials said.

Tuesday, Feb 20

Postal worker killed in Dallas highway shooting called 'rock of the family'


The U.S. Postal worker who was shot to death while driving a mail truck on a Texas highway on Monday is being remembered as the "rock" of his family, as authorities are offering a $50,000 reward as they search for a suspect.

Texas girl, 17, arrested in staged gunpoint carjacking of her friend


A petite Texas 17-year-old girl staged the gunpoint carjacking of a friend by two other friends, police said.

Suspected Florida gunman legally bought AK-47-style rifle weeks before school shooting, report says


Nikolas Cruz, the suspected gunman who opened fire at a Florida high school last week that left 17 students and teachers dead, legally purchased at least seven long guns, including an AK-47 style rifle that he bought less than a month ago,…

Woman who cared for Florida gunman reportedly wants to control his inheritance

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Just one day after the shooting massacre last week at a Florida high school, the woman who cared for the alleged shooter and his brother reportedly filed court papers seeking control of their inheritance, which could total up to $800,000.

Monday, Feb 19

Nikolas Cruz investigated after Snapchat cutting video, but not considered a threat, report shows


Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was investigated by social services and mental health professionals in 2016 after his disturbing Snapchat videos were uncovered — but the teen avoided hospitalization and was deemed not to be a threat to…

US Postal worker killed in shooting on Dallas highway


A postal truck driver was shot to death early Monday on a highway near downtown Dallas, officials said.

Texas father of death-row-inmate son who planned family murders asks for mercy


The father of a Texas man set to die for planning a deadly domestic violence attack in 2003 reportedly asked the state last week to spare his son’s death.

Junior ROTC leader shocked that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was his cadet

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Although some students said they weren’t surprised by the alleged gunman of last week’s Florida shooting, Jack Ciaramello was.

Sunday, Feb 18

Massachusetts woman accused of fatally shooting driver for cutting her off

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A Massachusetts woman allegedly shot a driver for cutting her off — and bragged that she’d warned her victim, “don’t make me spank you,” on Facebook, according to local reports.

Promising Ivy League student, 19, killed in opioid crisis

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The virus of the opioid crisis in America has no borders or boundaries.

Program allows campus staff to carry guns


Southeastern University president makes the case for faculty and staff being armed.

Nikolas Cruz showed no warning signs before Florida school shooting, say couple who took him in

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The couple who took in alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz months before last week’s deadly Florida shooting said they had a “monster living under” their roof and saw no warning signs the night before the bloodbath — despite the 19-year-old’s…