June 29, 2016

Elyria
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50 dead in Orlando nightclub shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. — A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. The attack left at least 50 people dead, making it the worst mass shooting in American history. Authorities were investigating it as an act Read More…

Former ‘Shield’ actor Jace convicted of fatally shooting wife

LOS ANGELES — A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons. The verdict in the trial of Michael Jace, who appeared on the FX series “The Shield,” came after a Read More…

One dead, another critical but stable after shootings at T.I. concert venue in Manhattan

NEW YORK — Shots rang out inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform, leaving one person dead, three others wounded and concertgoers scrambling for the nearest exits, police said. One of the victims was in critical but stable condition on Thursday. No arrests have been Read More…

UPDATED: Multiple fatalities reported in Pike County shooting

PIKETON, Ohio — Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along a road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren’t immediately clear. The attorney general’s office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an Read More…

Man accused of shooting former Buckeye Smith described as ‘mild-mannered’

NEW ORLEANS — The man accused of gunning down former Saints defensive end Will Smith is a soft-spoken, respectful team leader who always calls older women “ma’am,” his pastor and his high school coach said. As Smith’s family, friends and fans come to grips with the local favorite’s death, those in Cardell Hayes’ sphere were Read More…

Investigation continues into fatal shooting of former Ohio State football player Smith

NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot in the back and side, according to a warrant read in court Sunday night before a magistrate set a $1 million bond for the man accused of killing him. Police said Smith, 34, was killed in a case of road rage by a man Read More…

Ex-Ohio State star Will Smith killed in road rage incident

NEW ORLEANS — Will Smith, who helped Ohio State win a national football championship and the New Orleans Saints a Super Bowl, was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car, police said Sunday. Smith was beloved by Saints fans for his role in bringing a Read More…

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at Texas Air Force base

SAN ANTONIO — The fatal shooting of two people at an Air Force base in Texas appears to be a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday. Two bodies were found inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Bexar County sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said. It’s believed the shooter is among the two dead, Read More…

Student allegedly threatens to shoot up Elyria High

ELYRIA — A 15-year-old high school student was arrested on an aggravated menacing charge Friday after reportedly threatening to bring a gun to Elyria High School. According to a news release issued by Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino, the freshman student posted the threat against the school on Facebook. A screen shot of the threat Read More…

Mother shot by 4-year-old son could face charges for allowing child access to firearm

PALATKA, Fla. — The mother of a 4-year-old boy who shot her as they were riding in a pickup truck should face a misdemeanor charge, authorities said Tuesday as they released details of the shooting for the first time. The mother, 31-year-old Jamie Gilt, put a loaded .45-caliber handgun underneath the front seat of her Read More…