Violent crime

FILE - This undated photo released by the Henderson Detention Center shows Juan Ivan Barajas of San Gabriel, Calif. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused by Barajas, the athletic director at her Catholic high school who continued to work despite prior allegations of misconduct, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Henderson Police Department via AP, File)
April 16, 2019 - 5:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused by the athletic director at her Catholic high school who had continued to work despite prior allegations of misconduct, it was announced Tuesday. A court finalized the settlement...
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A student leaves Columbine High School late Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. Following a lockdown at Columbine High School and other Denver area schools, authorities say they are looking for a woman suspected of making threats. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 16, 2019 - 5:04 pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on lockdowns at Columbine High School and other Denver-area schools (all times local): 6 p.m. FBI officials in Colorado say the woman who made undisclosed threats against Columbine High School is "infatuated" with the 1999 school shooting and is considered armed...
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This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors Friday, April 12, 2019, after being pushed or thrown from a balcony. (Bloomington Police Department via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 4:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America said little Tuesday during his first court appearance but appeared lucid and followed the court's directions. Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis, is charged with attempted premeditated...
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Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper, right, hugs Michael Davis during a meeting with survivors of victims of mass shootings in Colorado Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Denver. Michael Davis lost his daughter, Claire, in December 2013 during a shooting at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 16, 2019 - 3:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday met with survivors of the Columbine High School attack and other survivors of the state's mass shootings just four days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre. Hickenlooper, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic...
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Alexander M. Kraus, 17, is handed documents by his attorney Gregory Petit during his initial appearance Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in the Outagamie County Circuit Court in Appleton, Wis. Kraus was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the deaths of his grandparents, 74-year-old Dennis Kraus and 73-year-old Letha Kraus. Each charge carries a life sentence. (Danny Damiani/The Post-Crescent via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 3:37 pm
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old typed out pages on how he planned to fatally shoot his grandparents and law enforcement found those notes with a book on an executioner in the teen's backpack after he called 911 and confessed to the killings, prosecutors in Wisconsin said Tuesday. Alexander M...
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Former Michigan state trooper Mark Bessner listens to Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Matthew Penney delivers his opening argument in Bessner's trial, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Detroit. Bessner is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Damon Grimes in 2017. It's the second trial after a jury last fall couldn't reach a unanimous verdict. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 1:20 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor urged jurors on Tuesday to convict a former Michigan State Police trooper of second-degree murder in the death of a Detroit teen, saying there wasn't a "lick of common sense" in firing a Taser at a boy riding an all-terrain vehicle. Damon Grimes, 15, crashed the ATV and...
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This Oct. 11, 2017, photograph released by the Washington Department of Corrections shows Brian Butts upon his completion of a five-year prison sentence for drug-related crimes. Authorities say Butts shot and killed Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier in southwestern Washington state on Saturday, April 13, 2019, before being killed by police during a manhunt the following day. (Washington Department of Corrections via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 11:59 am
KALAMA, Wash. (AP) — A gunman who authorities say shot and killed a sheriff's deputy in rural Washington state was the half-brother of a man who killed an Oregon police chief eight years ago. Brian Butts, 33, was shot to death Sunday by law enforcement officers as he emerged wet and dirty from...
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Staff of the South Florida Sun Sentinel celebrate their bittersweet honor Monday, April 15, 2019, in Deerfield Beach, Fla., after winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The newspaper won for its coverage of the Parkland school shooting. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself. The Associated...
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In this frame grab from a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer body camera released Monday, April 15, 2019, shows two officers approaching 27-year-old Danquirs Napoleon Franklin outside a Burger King on March 29, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. Franklin was shot and killed. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police video released Monday shows an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, fatally shooting a man who was armed but didn't point his weapon at authorities. The body camera footage shows two officers approaching 27-year-old Danquirs Napoleon Franklin outside a Burger King on...
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This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors Friday, April 12, 2019, after being pushed or thrown from a balcony. (Bloomington Police Department via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 10:00 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A criminal complaint says the man suspected of throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he went to the Minnesota mall looking for someone to kill. Emmanuel Aranda was charged Monday with attempted premeditated first-degree murder in...
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