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    PNS Daily News - September 2, 20150 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; a manhunt underway for three suspected cop killers in Chicago; the fatal shooting of a San Antonio man prompts a call for body cameras; a settlement should end indefinite solitary confinement in California; and some tips on keeping back to school kids healthy.

Gun Violence Prevention

A fatal shooting in San Antonio is shining new light on the debate over whether law-enforcement officers should use body cameras. Credit: Avid Creative, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO - A video released Monday by an ABC affiliate in San Antonio shows Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez fatally shooting Gilbert Flores. In the video, Flores stands still - and at a distance from the officers with his hands raised - the moment the deputies open ...Read More

India Peaks Wilderness, in Colorado's front range. Credit: Hogs555/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - The U.S. Forest Service is holding a public hearing tonight in Nederland on its proposed management plan for recreational shooting along Colorado's front range. The agency has seen an increase in people using public lands for target practice along with an increase in other recreational act ...Read More

Tina Manns is retiring after 23 years helping domestic violence victims. Credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An institution in West Virginia domestic violence prevention is on her way to retiring. After nearly 25 years, Tina Manns is cutting her hours as Boone County Outreach Coordinator for the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program. In countless cases, the diminutive, white-haired 8 ...Read More

Operation Ceasefire combines the efforts of police, prosecutors, public health and social services to target gang violence hotspots. Credit: Rich Legg/iStock.

The community of San Bernardino came together Thursday night for a vigil to honor 4-year-old Daniel Munoz, who was shot to death in his aunt's front yard in late July, the victim of random violence. The San Bernardino Police Department is looking to make a difference by establishing a program calle ...Read More

Florida gun-safety advocates are gathering this week to fight proposals coming up in the next legislative session that would allow guns on college campuses. Credit: SShepard/iStockPhoto.com.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida gun-safety advocates will meet Thursday to draw up a battle plan against several bills – measures that were refiled last week – that would allow guns on college campuses. Current state law forbids anyone except law enforcement from carrying a firearm on cam ...Read More

PHOTO: New York state regulators have cracked down on retailers selling life-like toy guns, in an attempt to reduce accidental shootings by people who assume a toy gun is real. Photo credit: Travis Grawey/freeimages.com.

NEW YORK - Five retailers including online giants Amazon and Walmart have agreed this week to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns. In a settlement agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the companies will pay more than $300,000 for violating public safety laws. Leah Gunn Ba ...Read More

PHOTO: Antioch, Tennessee has become the latest American community to have a gun incident inside of a movie theater. Photo credit: Michal Zacharzewski/Morguefile.

ANTIOCH, Tenn. – Details of the nation's latest theater shooting continue to unfold, and the debate about gun violence continues. On Wednesday a man armed with a gun and hatchet was killed after witnesses say he exchanged fire with law enforcement and sprayed three people with a chemical irri ...Read More

PHOTO: Festivals from Memphis to Bristol are now evaluating the Guns in Parks law, passed by state lawmakers earlier this year, and how it could impact their event. Photo credit: John B. Holden/Morguefile.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Under a law passed earlier this year, people with a concealed-carry permit can take a gun inside a private concert or event, even if event organizers wish to prohibit firearms. That's the conclusion of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who issued the opinion at the ...Read More

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