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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Air Force: Several dozen criminal histories not given to FBI

The Air Force said Tuesday that its failure to report the criminal history of the former airman who massacred 26 people at a Texas church in early November was “not …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

Texas town holds 1st Sunday service since church attack

Hundreds of mourners crowded into the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the first Sunday service since a gunman stormed the First Baptist Church a week earlier, killing more than …


Texas gunman’s ex-wife said he once put a gun to her head and asked, ‘Do you want to die?’

The former wife of the man responsible for killing 26 people in a Texas church last week said he had threatened to kill her over the course of their relationship, …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017

Pall of church shooting shrouds town’s Veterans Day ceremony

First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was meant to honor the more than two dozen …


Tiny Texas town turns inward in wake of mass shooting

The people of Sutherland Springs have not held news conferences, they haven’t made appearances on network morning television shows, and while they’ve been polite to the media, they’re not exactly …


Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

Church shooter Dylann Roof pleads guilty to state murder charges

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017

Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to plead guilty to murder charges

Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is set to plead guilty to state murder charges to avoid a second death sentence.


With Roof as his own lawyer, sentencing to begin in slayings

After a judge ruled Monday that Dylann Roof is competent to represent himself, the same jury that last month unanimously found him guilty in the slayings of nine black parishioners …


Judge orders evaluation of Dylann Roof before sentencing

A judge ordered another competency exam for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, who faces the death penalty for killing nine black parishioners last year.


Dylann Roof won’t work to spare his life in church massacre

Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says he won’t call any witnesses or present evidence while representing himself during the punishment phase of his death penalty trial, but he is working …


Dylann Roof convicted in Charleston church shooting trial

After nearly a week of painful testimony that vividly recreated the massacre at this city’s famed “Mother Emanuel” church, it took jurors less than two hours to convict Dylann Roof …


Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told …


Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

A survivor of last year’s massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud …


Man fatally shoots self outside Post Falls megachurch

A man shot himself in the chest outside a Post Falls megachurch Sunday while hundreds of worshipers were on lockdown inside a nearby building.


Officer: Jail inmate assaults man charged in church massacre

Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, was assaulted Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina jail where …


Plea deal for Kyle Odom to be explored in Pastor Remington shooting

Prosecutors and defense lawyers for Kyle Odom, the man accused of shooting a Coeur d’Alene church pastor in March, will meet with a senior district judge to discuss a possible …


Pastor shot 6 times returns to church: ‘It’s good to be home’

Tim Remington walked briskly into The Altar Church on Sunday morning, his right arm in a sling and his left hand clutching his Bible. He didn’t pause to look at …


Judge declines to lower bond for defendant in shooting of church pastor

Kyle Odom’s attorney asked a judge Thursday to lower the bond for the man charged with shooting Pastor Tim Remington six times outside a Coeur d’Alene church. The bond, set …


Attempted murder charge dropped in pastor’s shooting

The man accused of shooting Coeur d’Alene Pastor Tim Remington in March no longer faces a charge of attempted murder. The Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office dropped that charge Wednesday …


Coeur d’Alene pastor shot multiple times recounts the ‘miracle’ of his survival

He forgives the man alleged to have shot him six times outside his Coeur d’Alene church – a gesture of grace that should surprise no one who knows Pastor Tim …


Odom ordered back to Idaho to face charges in church pastor’s shooting

Kyle Odom will return to Idaho from Washington, D.C., to face charges in last month’s shooting of a Coeur d’Alene pastor outside his church. Odom, 30, was ordered by a …


Idaho pastor recovering from shooting treated for blood clot

Pastor Tim Remington, shot March 6 in the parking lot of his Coeur d’Alene church, headed home from the hospital Tuesday after being treated for a blood clot in the …


Airport security got alert on CdA shooting suspect after he flew out

Attempted murder suspect Kyle Andrew Odom of Coeur d’Alene was scheduled to appear Wednesday afternoon in District of Columbia Superior Court on a charge of being a fugitive from justice.


Prosecutor to seek death for Dylann Roof in church shootings

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina prosecutor says she will seek the death penalty for a white man charged with killing nine black churchgoers.


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2015

9 dead at historically black church in South Carolina; police suspect shooting is hate crime

Mayor Joseph P. Riley has confirmed to The Associated Press that police have told him nine are dead in a shooting at a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South …