As mass shootings proliferate, training gets more realistic

Matt Vasilogambros | Stateline.org (TNS) SAN DIEGO — The pop-pop-pop of gunfire cracked just as the rain started to fall in grisly synchronicity. Then the screams began. Within moments, civilians lay strewn across the ground, some lifeless, others writhing in pain. Blood flowed in streams that pooled with the rainwater on the muddying ground littered … Read more

Cops were sent to Maine gunman’s home weeks before massacres amid concern he ‘is going to snap and commit a mass shooting’

Officers from the Sagadahoc County and Kennebec County Sheriff’s Offices responded and tried to contact Robert Card on September 16, less than six weeks before last Wednesday’s massacres in a bowling alley and a bar, documents say, according to a law enforcement source. The information obtained by CNN describes how the Sagadahoc County sergeant called … Read more

High school football rivalry game in Maine played 1 week after mass shooting

LEWISTON, Maine — The city of Lewiston took another tentative step in its recovery from Maine’s deadliest mass shooting as a storied high school football rivalry resumed Wednesday night. He was found dead Friday, days after shooting and killing 18 people and injuring 13 others at a bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston. Residents … Read more

Kids return to school, plan to trick-or-treat as Maine communities start to heal from mass shooting

Children returned to school Tuesday and planned to go trick-or-treating in the evening after spending days locked in their homes following the deadliest mass shooting in Maine’s history. At Lewiston High School, hundreds of students returned to a facility which days earlier was transformed into a law enforcement command post with three helicopters utilizing the … Read more

How Dinosaur Ancestors Survived Earth’s Biggest Mass Extinction

Researchers have uncovered the remains of a never-before-seen ancient creature in a discovery that sheds light on how a group of animals that includes dinosaurs and crocodiles survived the Earth’s largest-ever mass extinction and thrived after the event. But there is evidence of their earliest relatives from before the Permian-Triassic extinction event.The fossil record of … Read more

Maine mass shooter had run-ins with authorities; warning signs came long before rampage

Authorities in Maine spent Monday piecing together the events that led to the worst mass shooting in the state’s history — with the gunman’s record of interaction with police and warning signs involving mental illness and violent threats emerging as key threads. Those same authorities are facing growing scrutiny over how the shooter was able … Read more

More than 1,000 pay tribute to Maine’s mass shooting victims on day of prayer, reflection and hope

A video screen is set up ahead of a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s mass shootings, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, outside the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Bill Brackett, who’s son Billy was killed at the mass shooting at Schemengees Bar and Grille speaks during an interview in … Read more

More than 1,000 pay tribute to Maine’s mass shooting victims on day of prayer, reflection and hope

A video screen is set up ahead of a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s mass shootings, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, outside the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)LEWISTON, Maine — (AP) — Residents of Lewiston return to work and school Monday, the morning after coming together to mourn … Read more

More than 1,000 pay tribute to Maine’s mass shooting victims on day of prayer, reflection and hope

Residents of Lewiston return to work and school Monday, the morning after coming together to mourn those lost in Maine’s worst mass shooting. They gathered Sunday evening, hugging one another, singing a rousing edition of “Amazing Grace,” and seeking guidance out of these dark days from religious leaders who talked of hope, healing and the … Read more

After Maine’s deadliest mass shooting, Lewiston region looks forward

LEWISTON, Maine — Following the deadliest mass shooting in state history, the region officially gathered, grieved, and took wisdom from community voices who granted permission to heal. Vigils dominated the weekend and provided spiritual sustenance for the state’s second-largest city and neighboring towns, where authorities are probing why an Army reservist fatally shot 18 people … Read more