Tahlequah, OKTahlequah Daily Press

MORNING STANDOFF: Man threatens to harm himself, two children if cops show up on scene

An armed man was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with law enforcement officer Thursday morning, July 29. Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said officers were dispatched to Vance Trailer Park just before 5 a.m., after a child called 911. Witnesses had told officers Thomas Vance was intoxicated, but didn’t specify whether he had consumed alcohol or taken some type of drug.
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Columbus, OHWBNS 10TV Columbus

Columbus sees five homicides in 28 hours

It started Tuesday night with a shooting call on Doulton Court. Columbus police arrived to find 28-year-old Amber Calloway suffering from multiple gunshots wounds. She would later die at the hospital. That was the first in what would be three deadly incidences of violence during the next 28 hours. About...
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Columbus, GAwrbl.com

Columbus man sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty on weapons charge

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – A Columbus man described as a repeat offender with a lengthy criminal history by prosecutors has been sentenced to federal prison on a weapons charge. According to officials with the United State Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Georgia, on July 29, 2021, Maurice Toney, 47, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Clay Land to serve a 63 month federal prison sentence following his guilty plea in April on possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Gainesville, FLmycbs4.com

Walking with a purpose: Stopping the violence in East Gainesville

Gainesville Police say they have not arrested anyone connected to two drive-by shootings last week. On Thursday, people filled East Gainesville's streets with a loud message. It may not have been a large crowd at the beginning, but their message was clear. Gun violence has no place in Gainesville. “This...
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Family Of David Ordaz Jr., Shot And Killed By LASD Deputies, Files Suit

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The family of 34-year-old David Ordaz Jr., who was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies in East Los Angeles, announced a lawsuit against the county Thursday morning. Ordaz was shot and killed in East Los Angeles on March 14 after family members called for help during a mental health crisis, according to the complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court. Cellphone video, released by Ordaz’s family appeared to show Ordaz, after being hit with non-lethal rounds, turning to flee down the sidewalk. He was shot outside of his family home and in front of his relatives. The lawsuit alleges deputies used unjustifiable lethal force against Ordaz who was reportedly suicidal and holding a knife. His family spoke Thursday about their loss. “I stand here today with a broken heart. Lost and completely confused about what happened to my brother David,” said his sister Gabriela Hernandez. “We trusted the L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies to treat David with compassion and dignity, but instead, they showed up, drew their guns, and murdered my brother outside his home.” An LASD spokeswoman said the department does not comment on pending litigation.
Kenner, LAwgno.com

One teen dead, another arrested following shooting at Kenner home

KENNER, La. — A shooting in Kenner leaves a teenager behind bars. Shortly before 2 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 3100 block of Tifton Street. When they arrived, officers found a 16-year-old boy on the floor, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound...
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We asked, you answered: Should Mass. decriminalize psychedelics?

"They should be equitably legalized. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear, despite what the corporations want us to think." Just this year, three Massachusetts communities have passed resolutions decriminalizing an assortment of natural, psychedelic substances. With related bills already filed at the state level, this issue is something state residents may need to get hip to sooner rather than later.