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Conn. town in mourning: Police look for answers

December 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEWTOWN, Conn. The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at close range and killing adults who tried to stop the carnage, authorities said Saturday. Continue Reading

Colo. massacre suspect mum as he heads to court this morning (video)

July 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — As the suspected gunman in the Colorado theater massacre heads to his first court appearance, authorities have disclosed that he is refusing to cooperate and that it could take months to learn what prompted the horrific attack on midnight moviegoers at a Batman film premiere. Continue Reading

Norway killer Breivik admits to massacre but pleads not guilty, citing self-defense

April 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OSLO, Norway – With a defiant closed-fist salute, a right-wing fanatic admitted Monday to a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway but pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, saying he was acting in self-defense. Continue Reading

Volunteers repair Wounded Knee gravesite arch

February 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WOUNDED KNEE (AP) A group of volunteers repaired an archway that marks a mass grave where Sioux men, women and children were killed near Wounded Knee Creek. Continue Reading

Rep. Giffords’ family plans to move congresswoman to Houston rehabilitation hospital Friday

January 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be moved Friday to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston to begin the next phase of her recovery from a gunshot wound, barring medical issues that would delay the transfer, her family said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Doctors remove bone chips from Giffords eye socket

January 17, 2011 in West Central Tribune

TUCSON, Ariz. – The husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has told doctors and an interviewer that his wife has improved so much that she has been able to smile and give him a back rub from her hospital bed.
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Obama to be nation’s consoler at memorial service today

January 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) Searching for unity out of tragedy, President Barack Obama will honor the victims of the Arizona mass shooting in personal terms and remind those in grief that an entire nation is with them. The president is again stepping into his role as national consoler, a test of leadership that comes with the job.
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Dad pursued Ariz. massacre suspect before shooting

January 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

UCSON, Ariz. (AP) Mysterious black bag in hand, Jared Loughner ran into the desert, his angry father in futile pursuit of his truck. Continue Reading

Sarah Palin accuses others of inciting hatred and violence after Ariz. shooting

January 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Sarah Palin has posted a nearly eight-minute video on her Facebook page condemning those who blame political rhetoric for the Arizona shooting that gravely wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Continue Reading

Hundreds attend memorial Mass to remember Arizona victims

January 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) They came by the hundreds, a few cradling their own small children even as they gathered to remember someone else’s baby. Young and old, some who knew the fallen and many with no connection at all, assembled only a few blocks from where tragedy struck to offer prayers for the dead and wounded and to try and find some semblance of peace for their aching community and hearts. Continue Reading