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Iowa man’s gun accidentally fires from pants pocket at Wal-Mart but he finishes shopping

Police said an Iowa man was arrested after his concealed weapon accidentally fired while he was shopping at Wal-Mart. Officers said Christopher William Strube, of Centerville, was shopping Sunday afternoon when the .45-caliber handgun fired from his pants pocket. Investigators said the 50-year-old Strube told them a bottle he was…

UPDATED: George Zimmerman charged with assault and battery against pregnant girlfriend

Former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was arrested following a domestic violence incident on Monday, according to multiple reports. Authorities confirmed to The Orlando Sentinel that Zimmerman had been taken into custody. TMZ also confirmed that Zimmerman was involved in the domestic violence incident in Orlando. WESH-TV’s Bob Kealing reported that…

North Dakota white supremacist faces terrorizing charges after bothering neighbors with guns

A neo-Nazi who’s hoping to set up a whites-only community in North Dakota has been arrested following confrontations with other residents. Craig Cobb and another white supremacist, Kynan Dutton, were taken into custody Saturday afternoon after residents of the town where they’ve moved called 911 to report that the pair…

New Mexico cops open fire on minivan full of kids at traffic stop for speeding

Several New Mexico State Police officers are under investigation after at least one of them fired shots at a minivan full of children last month. According to KRQE, an officer pulled over Oriana Ferrell in Taos for going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone on Oct. 28. Ferrell had…

Police say teen used social media to intimidate witnesses to Philadelphia crimes

Police have arrested a 17-year-old accused of maintaining a social media account intended to intimidate witnesses to violent crimes in Philadelphia. Officers said the teen named witnesses to four shootings, including a 2007 homicide, and posted secret court documents. The caption beneath one photo read: “EXPOSE ALL RATS.” Officers learned…

Homeowner charged with murder and manslaughter in Detroit woman’s shooting death

A man who fatally shot a Detroit woman who crashed her car near his Dearborn Heights home has been charged in her death. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said 54-year-old Theodore Wafer has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. Wafer had said…

Armed Florida man pretended to be a cop twice to get discounted doughnuts, deputies say

Authorities say an armed Florida man tried twice to impersonate a police officer to get discounted doughnuts. Pasco County sheriff’s deputies said 48-year-old Charles “Chuck” Barry went to the drive-thru of Dunkin’ Donuts in Trinity last week, said he was a law enforcement officer and asked for a discount on…

WATCH LIVE: School shooting reported in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh police are responding to a reported shooting at the city’s Brashear High School. According to KDKA, police dispatch radio said three people have been shot. The school is located in the Beechview area of Pittsburgh and has approximately 1,200 students. UPDATE: The school may have been mostly empty at…

Former Texas cop indicted on manslaughter after firing 41 shots at suspect after pursuit

A grand jury indicted a former Texas police officer Monday on a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect following a high-speed pursuit. A judge set bond Tuesday at $100,000 for 33-year-old Patrick Tuter, who’s accused of firing 41 shots at 25-year-old Michael Allen Vincent following a…

Idaho lawmaker still allowed to carry concealed weapon despite lying about pleading guilty to rape

An Idaho lawmaker who had his concealed weapon permit revoked for lying about a long-ago guilty plea to rape can still legally carry a gun because his state exempts elected officials from the permit law. State Rep. Mark Patterson (R-Boise) had his permit revoked after the Ada County sheriff discovered…

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