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Mass shooting training to be held for local churches, schools, and businesses

PADUCAH, KY — The Paducah Police Department is teaming up with the Police Foundation of Paducah/McCracken County to help local churches, schools, and businesses protect themselves against mass shootings.

Two informational seminars are being hosted by Kenneth D. Hughes, a nationally recognized expert.

Topics covered will be:

  • 10-minute exercise and role play scenario
  • Modern ear of school shootings: a quick overview
  • Response survival during a mass shooting
  • Can mass shootings be prevented?
  • The 2nd Amendment: the right to bear arms and community safety
  • Public safety response
  • Points to ponder

One session will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12. That session is recommended for church staff and security, and school staff and security.

Another session will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13. That session is recommended for local businesses.

Both sessions will be at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the campus

Read more at: http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/2017/12/04/mass-shooting-training-held-local-churches-schools-businesses/

Mass shooting training to be held for local churches, schools, and …

PADUCAH, KY — The Paducah Police Department is teaming up with the Police Foundation of Paducah/McCracken County to help local churches, schools, and businesses protect themselves against mass shootings.

Two informational seminars are being hosted by Kenneth D. Hughes, a nationally recognized expert.

Topics covered will be:

  • 10-minute exercise and role play scenario
  • Modern ear of school shootings: a quick overview
  • Response survival during a mass shooting
  • Can mass shootings be prevented?
  • The 2nd Amendment: the right to bear arms and community safety
  • Public safety response
  • Points to ponder

One session will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12. That session is recommended for church staff and security, and school staff and security.

Another session will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13. That session is recommended for local businesses.

Both sessions will be at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the campus

Read more at: http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/2017/12/04/mass-shooting-training-held-local-churches-schools-businesses/

Local University Student Faces Charges In Connection With Claims Of Mass Shooting Or Bombing

A John Brown University student is accused of making explosives and threatening to bomb or commit a mass shooting, according to the Siloam Springs Police Department

Police were dispatched to J. Alvin Brown Hall on the John Brown University campus regarding a suicidal student who made references about committing a mass shooting or bombing, according to police.

Timothy Constantin, 20, of Gainesville, Fla., was reportedly found in a dorm room with an AK-47 rifle, a .9mm pistol, a Maverick shotgun, a bullet proof vest, several magazines, ammunition, as well as numerous knives including a machete in his possession. He was arrested Nov. 14 on suspicion of committing criminal acts involving explosives, police stated.

According to court documents, Constantin told police if he wanted to do a mass killing, “he would use explosive devices because they are easy to make, easy to conceal, easy to synchronize, inflict

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Local Muslims disheartened by mass shooting at Egypt mosque – WGN

CHICAGO — At the Downtown Islamic Center, on the holiest day of the week, news of the mass shooting at a mosque in northern Egypt was on everyone’s minds.

The attack, believed to be carried out by radical Islamic militant, targeted a mosque attended by Sufis — a faction of Islam.

“When you hear about it back home, in a city that’s really holy and the holiest of places, the mosque and your own people are against us and coming at us it’s extremely disheartening to hear,” said Noor Siddiqui.

“To kill people in the place of worship is deplorable. It’s not justified, can never be justified or tolerated by Muslims or non-Muslims. We have to keep this in mind,” said Syed Khan, Vice-Chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.

In the past year, militants in Egypt have carried out deadly bombings on churches in Cairo, killing dozens of Christians. This was

Read more at: http://wgntv.com/2017/11/24/local-muslims-disheartened-by-mass-shooting-at-egypt-mosque/

Local Muslims disheartened by mass shooting at Egypt mosque

CHICAGO — At the Downtown Islamic Center, on the holiest day of the week, news of the mass shooting at a mosque in northern Egypt was on everyone’s minds.

The attack, believed to be carried out by radical Islamic militant, targeted a mosque attended by Sufis — a faction of Islam.

“When you hear about it back home, in a city that’s really holy and the holiest of places, the mosque and your own people are against us and coming at us it’s extremely disheartening to hear,” said Noor Siddiqui.

“To kill people in the place of worship is deplorable. It’s not justified, can never be justified or tolerated by Muslims or non-Muslims. We have to keep this in mind,” said Syed Khan, Vice-Chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.

In the past year, militants in Egypt have carried out deadly bombings on churches in Cairo, killing dozens of Christians. This was

Read more at: http://cltv.com/2017/11/24/local-muslims-disheartened-by-mass-shooting-at-egypt-mosque/

Local University Student Faces Charges In Connection With Claims Of Mass Shooting Or Bombing

SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — A John Brown University student is accused of making explosives and threatening to bomb or commit a mass shooting, according to the Siloam Springs Police Department

Police were dispatched to J. Alvin Brown Hall on the John Brown University campus regarding a suicidal student who made references about committing a mass shooting or bombing, according to police.

Timothy Constantin, 20, of Gainesville, Fla., was reportedly found in a dorm room with an AK-47 rifle, a .9mm pistol, a Maverick shotgun, a bullet proof vest, several magazines, ammunition, as well as numerous knives including a machete in his possession. He was arrested Nov. 14 on suspicion of committing criminal acts involving explosives, police stated.

According to court documents, Constantin told police if he wanted to do a mass killing, “he would use explosive devices because they are easy to make, easy to conceal, easy to synchronize, inflict mass chaos and mass

Read more at: http://5newsonline.com/2017/11/21/local-university-student-faces-charges-in-connection-with-claims-of-mass-shooting-or-bombing/

Local security experts offer tips to prepare for mass shooting scenarios

ST. LOUIS – From a Las Vegas outdoor concert to a church service in a small Texas town, recent events have many people concerned about safety in public spaces. That harsh reality should not deter people from living their lives, but it highlights the importance of situational awareness and safety.

“Being prepared saves lives,” said Steve Lewis, a co-founder of Tier One Tactical Solutions, LLC, a St. Louis-based company that trains workplaces, places of worship, and schools on how to handle active killer scenarios.

The company teaches clients to stay alert, spot danger, and give themselves a fighting chance.

With 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Lewis said he pays close attention to safety at any site. He said visitors to any venue, be it a church or at a rowdy concert, should ask themselves a series of important questions.

“You’re walking into this venue

Read more at: http://fox2now.com/2017/11/13/local-security-experts-offer-tips-to-prepare-for-mass-shooting-scenarios/

Convictions upheld against Sheley in Rock Falls case | Local Crime …

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Murrieta couple who survived Las Vegas mass shooting die in local crash – Press

LAS VEGAS — A husband and wife from Murrieta who survived the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival died several weeks after the Oct. 1 massacre in an auto crash.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Dennis and Lorraine Carver died after their vehicle crashed into a metal gate in the La Cresta area outside Murrieta, and burst into flames on Oct. 16.

At the music festival, Dennis Carver jumped on top of his wife to shield her from bullets. They managed to run away from the shooting and were not injured.

Brooke Carver, the couple’s 20-year-old daughter, says her parents had grown deeper in love in the weeks after the shooting.

The Carvers had been together for 22 years.

Local woman wounded in Vegas mass shooting returns home to warm welcome


(Photo by Tami Visser/Lummi Communications)

(Photo by Tami Visser/Lummi Communications)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Melinda Brockie, one of the local victims wounded in the Las Vegas concert shooting, returned home Tuesday to a warm welcome.

Brockie, of Bellingham, was attending the Jason Aldean concert with her husband and relatives when the shooting began on the night of Oct. 1.

Brockie’s cousin Sarah Gray says Brockie was shot in the jaw and underwent surgery in Las Vegas.

Gray says Brockie and her husband are big country music fans, especially of Jason Aldean. They went to Las Vegas for the concert and Brockie was about to Facetime her 9-year-old son, who is also a big Aldean fan, from the concert venue just minutes before the shooting happened.

“Once the gunfire started happening, they just ran. People were

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/10/24/local-woman-wounded-in-vegas-mass-shooting-returns-home-to-warm-welcome/