Power outages in North Carolina caused by shooting could last for days Ap top news

CARTHAGE, NC (AP) — Tens of thousands of people braced themselves for days without power Monday in a North Carolina county where authorities say two substations were shot dead by one or more people with apparent criminal intent. Across Moore County, many businesses and restaurants displayed “Closed” signs in windows and had empty parking lots … Read more

More than 33,000 customers are left without power in North Carolina after two substations were damaged by gunfire. Here’s what we know

CNN — Power outages that left about 40,000 customers in the dark in North Carolina Saturday night and prompted a declaration of a state of emergency are the subject of a criminal investigation after crews found evidence that substations were “deliberately” damaged by gunfire, authorities said. The Moore County power outage was first reported around … Read more

The trial begins for a Texas police officer who shot and killed a black woman at home

FORT WORTH, Texas– A white former police officer is due to face trial Monday for fatally shooting a black woman through a rear window of her Texas home while responding to an open-door call in a case that has been delayed for years. Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean resigned and was charged with murder two … Read more

Colorado Springs LGBTQ choir unites community with song

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Beneath the domed dome and dark wood beams of a church in Colorado Springsa gay male choir rehearsing for a concert that takes on new meaning after an LGBTQ nightclub was the scene of a gruesome shooting that killed five and wounded 17. “There is no peace on earth, I … Read more

Texas attorney Gavin Rush was caught on camera trying to kill his ex-girlfriend at an Austin bar

A maniac attorney from Austin, Texas was caught on camera allegedly trying to shoot his ex-girlfriend at the bar where she worked on Saturday, police said. Gavin Rush, 41, is out on bail after he allegedly burst into the Anderson Mill pub with a gun around 11:30am on Saturday morning and approached his ex, who … Read more

Assault Weapons Ban: Sen. Chris Murphy doesn’t think Democrats have 60 votes to pass it

CNN — Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said Senate Democrats don’t have the 60 votes needed to move forward an assault weapons bill, but told CNN’s “State of the Union” that something will happen in the next congress could be done if Democrats retain their seat in Georgia. “I’m glad that President (Joe) Biden will … Read more

Thomas James: Marine corporal who helped disarm Colorado nightclub shooter speaks for first time

CNN — Thomas James, one of the two men who helped disarm a gunman in last week’s mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, made his first statement on Sunday about his role in the attack. “I just wanted to save the family I found,” James, a US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, said … Read more

The arrest of the Colorado Springs shooter before 2021 sheds a spotlight on the politics of red flag laws

CNN — The previous arrest of the 22-year-old suspected gunman, who allegedly opened fire at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub last weekend, has put a spotlight on a state law that can be used to temporarily bar access to guns for those who are considered a danger to themselves or others . Colorado’s controversial red … Read more

Richard Fierro: An Army veteran who took down the Colorado nightclub shooter thanks a week after the attack the community for their support

CNN — Richard Fierro, the Army veteran who helped take out a gunman who shot at patrons at a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub, expressed his deep appreciation for the community’s support as his family’s brewery reopened the day after Thanksgiving. “It was a beautiful day,” Fierro told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday. “I can’t thank the … Read more