gun violence

ADDS DATE - In this framegrab from video posted on Bryce Williams’ Twitter account and Facebook page, Williams, whose real name is Vester Lee Flanagan II, aims a gun over the shoulder of WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward at reporter Alison Parker as she conducts a live on-air interview Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Moments later, Flanagan fatally shot Parker and Ward and injured Vicki Gardner, who was being interviewed. The station said Flanagan was also an employee at WDBJ and appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (Vester Lee Flanagan II/Twitter via AP)

Jeffrey Marks, WDBJ’s president and general manager, said Flanagan had to be escorted by police out of the station when he was fired. Marks described him as “an unhappy man” and “difficult to work with,” always “looking out for people to say things he could take offense to.”


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Doris Simmons, of Charleston, S.C. stands across the street from Emanuel AME Church, the scene of last week's mass shooting, as the sun rises Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston.  President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for one of the victims, Sen. Clementa Pinckney, during his funeral Friday at a nearby college arena. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

WASHINGTON | For President Barack Obama, it’s become an all-too-frequent ritual: honoring the victims of mass shootings in communities across the country. On Friday, Obama will mourn with the city of Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were killed last week at a historic black church. He’ll deliver a eulogy at the funeral for Rev. Clementa […]


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“Our law enforcement community and the State Attorney’s Office works vigorously to ensure people may travel our busy streets, going about their business, without fear,” Archer said in a statement announcing the new charge. “Every resident and visitor to Seminole County deserves this freedom.”


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