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Illinois state trooper dies after being shot serving warrant

iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — The Illinois state trooper who was shot early Friday morning while serving a warrant in East St. Louis has died, police said.Nicholas Hopkins, who was a member of the state police’s SWAT unit, was shot at approximately 5:26 a.m. and was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 6:10 p.m. The 33-year-old…read more »

Florida ‘stand your ground’ shooter found guilty of manslaughter

ABC News(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — The man accused of shooting a Florida father in front of his family in an argument over a handicap parking space outside a convenience store has been found guilty of manslaughter.Michael Drejka had argued he acted in self-defense, and initially invoked the controversial “stand your ground” law that earned widespread attention…read more »

Girl returns rock she stole from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

National Park Service(SWAIN COUNTY, N.C.) — Park rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park received an unexpected hand-written letter with a heart-shaped rock from a former visitor.Rangers Jessie Snow and Allison Bate, who shared the story on the park’s Facebook page, told ABC News they knew “right away this would be a great opportunity to…read more »

CBP seizes over 52,000 gun parts from China at California port

US Customs and Border Patrol(LOS ANGELES) — California Border Patrol at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport intercepted and seized over 52,000 illegal gun parts from China.U.S. Customs and Border protection announced Thursday that they seized a total of $378,225 worth of firearms parts in violation if the Chinese Arms Embargo that included sights, stocks, muzzles,…read more »

Man arrested for terrorism after sending threatening email to ABC Nashville affiliate

iStock(NASHVILLE) — A man has been arrested after allegedly sending a rambling email to one of ABC News’ affiliate stations in Tennessee, threatening to go to the “state capital to blow someone’s brains out.”ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN-TV received a threatening email on Wednesday, authorities said, allegedly from Nathan Semans, who also expressed his displeasure toward…read more »

Teen sentenced to life for fatally running over Baltimore County officer

Baltimore County Police Department(BALTIMORE) — A Baltimore teenager was sentenced to life in prison for running over a police officer with a stolen Jeep and fleeing the scene.Dawnta Harris, 17, was convicted of felony murder in the death of Baltimore County Police Department Officer Amy Caprio, who was fatally struck in May 2018 after responding…read more »