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Pa. school threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them... Read more

Hunt under way for suspect in shooting of Va. officer

Associated Press BLUEFIELD, Va. — Authorities say a Virginia police officer has been shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop. State police say a Bluefield offi... Read more

More than 1,500 people attend vigil for Ill. shooting victims

Associated Press AURORA, Ill. — More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five slain co-workers Sunday, two days after they were fa... Read more

Houston woman finds tiger in house, tells dispatch: 'I'm not lying'

Associated Press HOUSTON — A woman who called Houston's non-emergency dispatch line after discovering a tiger inside a cage at an abandoned home told the shocked dispatc... Read more

Ill. shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

Associated Press AURORA, Ill. — An initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gu... Read more

LA sheriff: Fewer crimes spur transfer to immigration agents

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The new leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department on Friday further limited when inmates in Los Angeles County jails can be... Read more

Ala. officer shot multiple times, suspects die in subsequent fire

Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. — An Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery was recovering Saturday, while two suspe... Read more

Wife of imprisoned Chicago officer fears he's in danger

Associated Press CHICAGO — The wife of a Chicago police officer who was convicted of fatally shooting teenager Laquan McDonald demanded on Thursday to know why her husband wa... Read more

2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD blue-on-blue death

Associated Press NEW YORK — Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the blue-on-blue death of a New York City police detectiv... Read more

Suspect in Ill. mass shooting was being fired from job

Associated Press AURORA, Ill. — The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois.... Read more