District attorney: Cops justified in killing of Reno gunman
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno police officer was justified when he fatally shot a gunman who held a woman hostage and fired nearly 50 shots from an eighth-floor condominium overlooking the downtown...
Police release more records in Las Vegas massacre
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Accounts of Las Vegas police collecting bloody bullet fragments at hospitals and detectives tracing weapons purchases in five states were among the records released Wednesday from...
Inslee signs bump stock buyback funding
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill funding bump stock buybacks.
Legislators banned the devices in 2018 and created the buyback program at the same time, but...
Bump stock buyback funding passes Washington Senate
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Washington Senate have approved funding for a bump stock buyback program.
The measure passed unanimously Thursday, sending it to the House for...
Las Vegas massacre survivors speak out on Nevada gun bill
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Survivors of a 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival spoke Tuesday in support of a Nevada bill to expand gun background checks to private gun sales and transfers, hours before a state Senate committee passed the measure along party lines.
The attack killed 58 people and left hundreds injured, becoming the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Fire chief wants changes in wake of Las Vegas mass shooting
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas-area fire chief who warned lawmakers months before a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival that Nevada should bolster its emergency management planning says he wants to bypass state lawmakers to get changes made.
Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter seeks dismissal of charge
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who provided ammunition to the gunman in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting is asking a federal judge to dismiss a charge of illegally manufacturing armor-piercing ammunition.
Prosecutors want right to mention Las Vegas gunman at trial
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors want the right to mention Stephen Paddock, the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, during an ammunition trial.
FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas attack that killed 58
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation of the 2017 massacre that killed 58 country music fans.
The Latest: Survivor says Vegas gunman ‘just a sick person’
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the FBI's investigation into the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting (all times local):
Las Vegas shooting survivor Kimberly King says she wasn't surprised that an FBI report released Tuesday found no motive for the gunman because it's felt for a long time like there will be no answers.
King says she had given up on finding a clear motive for Stephen Paddock's attack and says she thinks he "was just a sick person."
Arizona man wants no mention of Vegas shooting in ammo case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona aerospace engineer wants to prevent a federal jury from hearing references to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in his upcoming trial on charges that he illegally manufactured ammunition found in the shooter's Las Vegas Strip hotel suite.
Douglas Haig's defense attorney, Marc Victor, says in court filings Monday that referring to the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting improperly confuses issues and will mislead a jury to unfairly link his client with the massacre.
House of gunman in Las Vegas mass shooting sells for $425K
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The house of the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been sold.
Court records show District Judge Gloria Sturman approved the sale of Stephen Paddock's Nevada home for $425,000.
Police release officers’ accounts of Las Vegas shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Documents made public Thursday recounted anew how police officers took cover next to patrol vehicles on the Las Vegas Strip while a gunman rained bullets from a high-rise hotel into an outdoor music festival during the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history almost 15 months ago.
Some of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history
Six of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history have occurred since 2012.
A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings:
— Oct. 1, 2017: Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip from the 32nd floor of a hotel-casino, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500. SWAT teams with explosives then stormed his room and found he had killed himself.
Trial pushed back for man accused of making illegal ammo
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial has been pushed back to next year for an Arizona aerospace engineer facing a federal ammunition-manufacturing charge in Las Vegas after authorities said his fingerprints were found on unfired bullets at the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history.
Douglas Haig, 55, has pleaded not guilty to illegally making tracer and armor-piercing bullets at his home in Mesa, Arizona.
More police videos show response to Las Vegas mass shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas have released more officer body-camera video showing rifle-toting officers taking positions in empty casinos, searching hotel rooms and directing tourists away from the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
An officer in one of 34 clips made public Wednesday under a court order advises pedestrians that most of the Las Vegas Strip is closed because of an active shooter at the Mandalay Bay resort.
Body videos show Vegas police telling concert-goers to flee
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Newly released body-camera footage shows rifle-carrying Las Vegas police directing panicked people as they flee an outdoor concert where a gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others nearly a year ago.
The 20 police video clips made public Wednesday under a court order also include scenes from the debris-strewn scene of the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
It was the 18th release of police records related to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Vegas police videos show armed officers in casinos, hotels
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas released more body-camera video showing gun-toting officers searching casino floors and hotel rooms after a gunman shot and killed 58 people at an outdoor concert.
The 27 video clips made public Wednesday also show police directing tourists away from the concert venue.
Dealer who sold ammo to Las Vegas shooter indicted
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was charged Wednesday in Nevada on a charge of engaging in the business of making ammunition without a license.
Doctor facing state inquiry about Vegas shooter drug records
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A doctor accused of improperly looking up prescription records of the dead gunman in last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination at an upcoming disciplinary hearing, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Dr. Ivan Goldsmith is the focus of a "witch hunt" for the source of a newspaper report about Stephen Paddock's prescriptions in the days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, attorney E. Brent Bryson said.
Body camera video shows police responses to Vegas shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have released 15 more officer body-camera videos from the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 on the Las Vegas Strip.
The public records released Wednesday come after Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Aug. 3 that the police investigation has ended with no motive found for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
An FBI final report is expected by the end of the year.
Body camera images show officers searching Las Vegas casinos
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have made public officer body-camera video showing street scenes and searches of Las Vegas Strip casinos following the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800.
The material released Wednesday comes after Sheriff Joe Lombardo last week declared the case closed following 10 months of investigation with no motive found for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the final report into the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people (all times local):
A survivor of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history says it was gun-wrenching that Las Vegas police didn't determine a motive for the rampage.
Las Vegas gunman became unstable but didn’t raise suspicions
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the months before unleashing a hail of bullets into a Las Vegas concert crowd, Stephen Paddock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns and increasingly unstable, and distanced himself from his girlfriend and family, according to an investigative report released Friday.
The Latest: Vegas gunman spent $1.5M in 2 years,
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the final report into the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people (all times local):
The investigation into last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas has found that the gunman spent $1.5 million over 2 years, including money paid to casinos.
A report into the shooting made public Friday included a summary of 14 of Stephen Paddock's bank accounts.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Aug. 28 status hearing has been scheduled for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The hearing for Douglas Haig had been scheduled for last week, but it was rescheduled at the request of his attorney.
More security this year at Chicago’s Lollapalooza
CHICAGO (AP) — There will be more security at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, where Bruno Mars, Jack White and the Arctic Monkeys are among the headliners for the four-day event.
The Chicago Tribune reports that upgrades include more police officers, new bag restrictions and airport-like screening at entrances to the Grant Park venue. The festival starts Thursday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the release by police of additional public records collected in the investigation of a mass shooting that killed 58 people last Oct. 1 on the Las Vegas Strip (all times local):
Police body-worn cameras show officers searching for shooters inside and outside a Las Vegas Strip hotel where a gunman firing from upper-floor windows killed 58 people and injured hundreds in a concert crowd below.
Videos show police at Vegas shooting, meeting wounded guard
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police released body camera footage Wednesday of officers finding a wounded security guard on the same floor of a Las Vegas hotel where a gunman opened fire on a country music festival.
The footage released by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department under a court order includes videos of an officer entering the music festival amid gunfire and another arriving on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino-resort where Stephen Paddock was barricaded in his room.
MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability
LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.
The company argues in lawsuits filed in Nevada, California, New York and other states this week and last that it has "no liability of any kind" to survivors or families of slain victims under a federal law enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Lawyer compares 2014 arrest at Vegas hotel to shooting case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The arrest of a man in 2014 with multiple weapons in an upper-floor room at a Las Vegas Strip resort should have led to tightened hotel security and prevented a shooting last October from the same hotel that killed 58 people and injured hundreds, a lawyer in a negligence lawsuit said Friday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has ruled that two Nevada homes owned by the gunman behind an October mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip can be sold, allowing the families of those killed to receive the proceeds.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a judge Thursday cleared the way for Stephen Paddock's $367,000 home in Mesquite and $391,500 home in Reno to be listed.
Child porn charges dismissed against Vegas shooter’s brother
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felony child pornography charges that were brought against the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock have been dismissed, but Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday that they intend to refile the case.
The charges against Bruce Paddock were dismissed on May 30, district attorney's office spokesman Paul Eakins said.
Las Vegas shooting witnesses describe chaos and compassion
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police documents about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history included reports from at least two people who said a person they believed to be the gunman ranted in the days prior to last October's Las Vegas Strip attack about the federal government and gun control.
Vegas shooting papers hint some may have encountered gunman
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police documents released Wednesday about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history included reports from at least two people who said a person they believed to be the gunman ranted in the days prior to last October's Las Vegas Strip attack about the federal government and gun control.
PHOENIX (AP) — A June 21 court hearing has been scheduled for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The hearing for Douglas Haig had been scheduled for next week, but was moved to June to provide more time for forensic testing of evidence and consider resolving the case before any indictment is filed.
Prosecutors charged Haig with conspiring to make and sell armor-piercing ammunition.
Cincinnati votes to ban bump stocks
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bump stocks are now illegal in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati City Council voted 7-2 Wednesday to ban bump stocks within city limits, with Republicans Amy Murray and Jeff Pastor casting no votes.
Video: Police inspect wires, weapons in Vegas shooter’s room
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police used explosives to blast into a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and found him dead, with a cache of assault-style weapons and broken windows that had a view of a concert venue killing field, according to police body-camera videos.
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Hearing for man accused of providing ammo to Vegas shooter
PHOENIX (AP) — A new court date was set for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
A hearing scheduled Thursday for Douglas Haig has been moved to March 15.
Haig's lawyer says more time is needed to review evidence and consider resolving the case before any indictment is filed.
Woman leaves hospital months after Las Vegas shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 54-year-old Las Vegas mother of four has left a hospital where she's undergone months of treatment and nine surgeries since Oct. 1 when she was critically wounded in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
Autopsy gives no insight on motive in Vegas mass shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history — his body didn't hold diseases or drugs or other substances that could have caused aggressive behavior.
In fact, it showed he was a sober, healthy 64-year-old.
Texas church attack the latest US mass shooting
A man opened fire on a church in South Texas on Sunday, killing several people and wounding others.
Authorities haven't released the name of the attacker or said how many people he killed in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, but a Wilson County commissioner, Albert Gamez, told cable news outlets he was told it was more than 20 killed and more than 20 wounded, though those figures hadn't been confirmed.
Laptop in Las Vegas shooter’s suite was missing hard drive
Chicago priest blessed hotel floor after Las Vegas massacre
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago priest active in a hotel workers union blessed the Las Vegas hotel room where a sniper fired shots at attendees of a music festival.
The Rev. Clete Kiley told the Chicago Sun-Times he felt surrounded by "the mystery of evil" when he conducted a Roman Catholic Church ritual last week on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Brother of Vegas shooter suspected of child porn possession
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday.
Bruce Paddock, 59, was arrested on a 20-count felony complaint, a police statement said.
His relationship to Stephen Paddock was confirmed by a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
Bruce Paddock is not a suspect in the Las Vegas shooting.
Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn’t alter opinions on guns
ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws, a poll finds.
The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favors tighter laws as they have for several years, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The massive divide on stricter limits remains firmly in place.
Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll
Survivors attend benefit concert for Vegas shooting victims
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large group for the first time since the attack.
Theresa Almada, 49, drove Thursday evening from San Diego back to Las Vegas to attend a country music concert benefiting victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.