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Fourth of July parade rerouted as man fires ‘dozens’ of shots in downtown Bangor

Officials in Bangor were forced to reroute a Fourth of July parade on Thursday as police and emergency crews responded to a man reportedly firing “dozens” of shots in the area where the event was scheduled to end. A statement from Bangor police on Thursday ordered spectators to stay out…

Frightened customer may have mistakenly gunned down two restaurant workers

An armed customer at a chicken restaurant in Oakland may have become frightened and mistakenly shot and killed two employees. Piedmont Patch reported on Wednesday that Oakland police Capt. Anthony Toribio was meeting with community groups after two restaurant employees, 22-year-old Kenneth Bradley and 26-year-old Jose Santa Maria, were gunned…

Hilarious ‘Skype bombing’ shuts down Zimmerman trial witness testimony

An attempt to allow a witness to offer live video testimony in the murder trial of George Zimmerman ended in failure on Wednesday after Internet pranksters inundated his Skype connection with dozens of call requests. Prosecutors introduced Seminole State College criminal justice professor Gordon Scott Pleasants by displaying a Skype…

Zimmerman laughs in court at deadly force testimony

In his trial for the murder of slain teen Trayvon Martin on Wednesday, former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman found a moment of levity during testimony about when it was appropriate to use deadly force. U.S. Army Capt. Alexis Francisco Carter Jr. told a Florida court that Zimmerman had been “one…

10-year-old boy and pregnant woman thought dead in Texas triple shooting

A 10-year-old boy, a pregnant woman and at least one other woman were shot on Monday in a triple shooting that left two people dead in Texas. According to KDFW, Fort Worth police confirmed that a 10-year-old boy and a 20-year-old pregnant woman died after a shooting near the 2900…

Jury hears Zimmerman claim Trayvon said ‘you got me’ after being shot in lung

In an audio statement played in Florida court on Monday, jurors heard former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman tell police that slain teen Trayvon Martin said “you got me” after a bullet pierced his lung and heart. Sanford Police Officer Doris Singleton testified that Zimmerman had provided her with the audio…

Kentucky 4-year-old fatally shoots 6-year-old sister in the face

A 6-year-old girl died in Kentucky over the weekend after being shot by her 4-year-old brother. According to WSMV, the siblings were at their grandparents’ home in Hopkinsville on Sunday evening while their grandfather was cleaning his .38 caliber handgun. The grandfather told reporters that he thought the gun was…

Police find automatic weapons, grenades, tank at dead survivalist’s home

Authorities have discovered a large cache of automatic weapons, explosives and even a tank at the New York home of a survivalist who may have killed himself on Tuesday night. Carmel Police on Thursday were forced to evacuate a Mahopac neighborhood while investigating the death of 41-year-old Jonathan Orser, a…

Ohio 12-year-old kills self after fatally shooting 9-year-old half-brother

A 12-year-old boy in Ohio is dead after reportedly fatally shooting his 9-year-old half-brother and then himself. Jackson County Coroner Gregory Hawker on Wednesday said that autopsies showed that 9-year-old Blake Campbell died almost immediately after being shot in the head with .44-caliber revolver. His half-brother, 12-year-old Austin Wiseman, then…

Witness responds to suggestion that Trayvon lied before getting shot: ‘That’s real retarded, sir’

A witness for the prosecution on Thursday politely told George Zimmerman’s attorney that he was acting “real retarded” by suggesting that slain teen Trayvon Martin lied in a phone call just minutes before he was shot. “Of course, you don’t know if he was telling the truth or not,” attorney…

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