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December 15, 2023
The Vian Police Department has implemented more regulations in local schools as students and parents in the small town of 1,300 people in eastern Oklahoma deal with the aftermath of a gun violence threat in their community.
October 28, 2023
Since Oct. 5, Vermont State Police have reported seven deaths considered to be suspicious. “As far as we can tell, they are all isolated incidents with no corresponding trend that we can identify at this point,” investigators said.
October 26, 2023
Maine ranks in the middle of the pack among other states when it comes to gun safety laws, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group. The laws in place appeared to have done little to stop the suspect in the mass shooting in Lewiston.
October 26, 2023
In the wake of shootings that left at least 18 dead in Maine’s second largest city, local residents and officials expressed shock that the nation’s epidemic of mass shootings had come to their community and grappled to make sense of the past day’s events.
October 25, 2023
A manhunt involving at least 100 law enforcement personnel was underway in Maine early Thursday morning in the wake of mass shootings in Lewiston that left at least 16 dead and dozens wounded.
Vermont state rep’s home in South Burlington vandalized after first round of motel program evictions
June 02, 2023
Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic leaders in the legislature declined to extend a pandemic-era program that used federal cash, which has since run dry, to expand the number of unhoused people who could stay in the state’s hotels and motels.
May 05, 2023
Here’s why we think the public needs to know as much about what’s going on as possible — even if we can’t tell you everything.
May 03, 2023
Seven people, five of them teenagers, were found dead at a home in rural eastern Oklahoma Monday. The community of Henryetta is trying to understand what happened.
May 02, 2023
A state program is meant to help Nebraskans who have been raped, abused, assaulted, or family members reeling from the death of a loved one. It’s helping very few of them, a Flatwater Free Press analysis shows.
April 28, 2023
A deadly shooting earlier this month at a cockfight in a rural area on Oahu has cast a spotlight on concerns about violence connected with the practice. It also raised questions about why the fights are able to continue even though they’re illegal in all 50 states.
April 16, 2023
Data Monitor offers a range of informational data sets that tell us more about Maine. The Data Monitor team dives into Census figures, state spending reports, and other sources to explore our state and the way we live.
April 14, 2023
Killers used an AR-15-style weapon in more than half of the deadliest mass shootings in the last decade. How did a rifle designed for the battlefield become “America’s Rifle,” as the NRA calls it.