Gun Laws Changing In New York In Response To Mass Shootings

NY governor signs law raising age to own semiautomatic rifle – The Associated Press

Governor of New York Kathy Hochul signed 10 bills passed by state lawmakers last week in the wake of the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas. The legislation bans people under 21 from buying semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15-style weapon used in the Buffalo attack.

The legislation will also require licenses for semiautomatic rifle buyers, and restrict sales of bullet-resistant vests and armor to certain professions.

New York passed tough new gun laws last week after two mass shootings involving 18-year-old gunmen. The governor said the state will continue to invest in the prevention of gun-related crimes by partnering with local communities and putting pressure on Congress.

New Yorkers face stiffer barriers to buying bulletproof vests and body armor, but state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins dismissed concerns about how the new law would affect ordinary New Yorkers.

New York’s red flag law was tweaked by newly signed legislation, and a threat of mass harm is now a crime punishable by up to a year in jail. Other measures aim to prevent gun crimes associated with gang violence that has occurred at a faster clip within the five boroughs.

New York Democrats used the gun control push to vilify the GOP ahead of elections this November, and ordinary New Yorkers said they hope new laws will help curb gun violence.

Find out more about this new law by checking out the following news outlets listed below.

  1. NY governor signs law raising age to own semiautomatic rifle  The Associated Press
  2. New York enacts sweeping gun control laws  CBS New York
  3. New York governor signs law raising age to own semiautomatic rifle  CNBC
  4. Hochul signs new gun control laws after Buffalo, Texas mass shootings  New York Post
  5. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signs gun laws after string of shootings | USA TODAY  USA TODAY
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Man Drowns In Lake After Officers Refuse To Help Him

Bodycam shows Arizona officers stand by while man drowns, begs for help – New York Post

Police were responding to a reported disturbance between a couple when one of the people jumped into the lake. The police told the man not to swim in the lake, but the man took a few strokes out from the shore before he drowned.

A 12-minute video shows police talking to Sean Bickings and his wife near the Tempe City of the Arts and the Tempe Town Lake on May 28. Bickings told police he planned to drown in the lake.

Bickings was allegedly trying to escape arrest by swimming. When he was unable to swim to a nearby pylon when he was instructed to do so, an officer told him he wouldn’t be helped and that another officer was getting a boat.

The woman he was with told the officers to save Bickings when she saw that he hadn’t swam to the surface in too long of a time. She tried to jump off the railing to save the man, but was stopped by police.

A police body-cam video shows Sean Bickings talking to officers before he jumped into Tempe Town Lake. The video cuts out before Bickings is heard struggling in the water.

For more information on this story, consider checking out the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Bodycam shows Arizona officers stand by while man drowns, begs for help  New York Post
  2. ‘I’m not jumping in after you.’ Man drowns as police watch at Arizona town lake  Sacramento Bee
  3. ‘I’m not jumping in after you’: Police release details into man’s drowning with officers nearby  FOX19
  4. ‘I’m not jumping in after you:’ Police release transcript of Tempe Town Lake drowning  Arizona’s Family
  5. Footage shows moments leading up to drowning in Tempe Town Lake  FOX 10 Phoenix

Jealous Girlfriend Runs Over Boyfriend With Her Car In A Fit Of Rage

Indiana woman allegedly kills guy pal after using AirTags to track him – New York Post

Indy Champions director Danyette Smith said domestic violence calls to IMPD have gone down, but there has been one noticeable increase: males calling about female suspects.

A woman was charged with murder after she allegedly followed a man she said was her boyfriend to a bar using an Apple AirTag, accused him of cheating on her and ran him over with her car.

Gaylyn Morris, 26, followed Andre Smith to Tilly’s Pub, where she told a witness she was going to beat up the other woman. Morris allegedly picked up an empty bottle and threatened to beat up the woman.

Smith was able to get between the two women and prevent a fight between them.

Despite the other woman being spared, Morris did intentionally run Smith over and killed him in the parking lot of a north side pub.

AirTags are coin-sized devices that use Bluetooth technology to help users locate lost items, but can also be used to track people.

Apple’s AirTag has been the subject of controversy since its introduction. Various lawmakers have tried to prevent their use as stalking devices.

The family of the victim want to remind others that resources are available to help prevent domestic violence before it turns deadly.

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  1. Indiana woman allegedly kills guy pal after using AirTags to track him  New York Post
  2. Indiana woman allegedly tracks boyfriend with AirTags, kills him after spotting him with another woman  Fox News
  3. Man murdered after girlfriend used AirTag to investigate cheating  AppleInsider
  4. Indy woman arrested for murder after running over boyfriend 3 times outside north side pub  WANE
  5. Indiana Woman Allegedly Tracks Boyfriend Using Apple Airtags, Accuses Him of Cheating & Murders Him: Reports  CrimeOnline

Strip Mall Shooting Leaves Teen Girl Dead And Many More Injured

1 dead, 8 injured after shooting at Arizona shopping center – The Hill

A shooting at a strip mall in Phoenix, Ariz., left one dead and eight others injured early Saturday.

A 14-year-old girl died after being shot in a shooting at a strip mall. Two women are in life-threatening condition, five men and a teenage boy were also shot but are expected to be OK.

Phoenix Police say a fight broke out at a mall and escalated into shooting. They are investigating based on surveillance videos and other information.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said that “change must happen now” after the shootings. Police closed Hatcher Road from 12th Avenue to Seventh Avenue.

Meagan Orantes and her daughter, 14-year-old Daniella Franco, showed up at the scene of the shooting at 10th Avenue and Hatcher Road. Daniella wanted answers about her friend’s death and called for commonsense gun laws.

Phoenix police are still looking for witnesses and video footage. A news conference will be held to give the public more detail.

Several other shootings occurred in the Phoenix area as well.

A teenage boy was found with gunshot wounds near a roadway on Friday night. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A man was found in a car with gunshot wounds in the area of 39th and Grand avenues. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Find out more information about these incidents at the following news outlets.

  1. 1 dead, 8 injured after shooting at Arizona shopping center  The Hill
  2. Nine people shot Saturday at Phoenix strip mall  ABC15 Arizona
  3. Teenage girl killed in shooting at Phoenix strip mall, 8 others injured  FOX 10 News Phoenix
  4. 8 injured, 1 dead after shooting at north Phoenix strip mall  The Arizona Republic
  5. Multiple shot near 10th Ave and Hatcher Rd  ABC15 Arizona
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3D-Printed Body Parts May Be The Next Frontier Of Modern Medicine

A surgically implanted, 3D-printed ear marks a medical advance – NBC News

A 20-year-old woman who was born with a small and misshapen right ear received a 3-D printed ear implant made from her own cells. The new ear will continue to regenerate cartilage tissue, giving it the look and feel of a natural ear.

The patient’s ear implant was made from a tiny glob of cells harvested from her misshapen ear. It could be used to make many other body parts, including spinal discs, noses, knee menisci, rotator cuffs and reconstructive tissue for lumpectomies.

A 3-D printer creates a solid, three-dimensional object from a digital model by depositing material in thin layers. It uses a collagen-based “bio ink” that keeps the materials sterile.

Outside experts said it was the first time that 3D-printed tissue had been implanted into a human body. The success could open doors for investment and new excitement around 3D tissue printing.

The surgeon removed half of a gram of cartilage from the woman’s microtia ear remnant, shipped it to the 3DBio building in Long Island City, Queens, and mixed it with collagen-based bio-ink to create a small oblong shape. The ear was implanted under the patient’s skin.

3DBio has announced the results of a clinical trial to further develop the 3D-printing process. The trial has included 11 volunteers ages 6 to 25 to evaluate long-term safety and aesthetic outcomes.

The company has not publicly disclosed the technical details of the process, making it more difficult for outside experts to evaluate.

For more information on this revolutionary step in medicine, consider the following articles:

  1. A surgically implanted, 3D-printed ear marks a medical advance  NBC News
  2. Woman receives 3D-printed ear made of human cells  CBS New York
  3. Doctors Transplant Ear of Human Cells, Made by 3-D Printer  The New York Times
  4. 3DBio Therapeutics and the Microtia-Congenital Ear Deformity Institute Conduct Human Ear …  BusinessWire
  5. 3D-bioprinted ear implanted in first microtia clinical trial patient  FierceBiotech
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New Study Links Your Walking Speed With Signs Of Dementia

Your walking speed could indicate dementia – CNN

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests simple memory and walking-speed testing could help doctors identify people at risk of dementia and introduce preventive measures early on.

People who walk slowly and exhibit signs of slower mental processing are more likely to develop dementia, according to this large study of nearly 17,000 adults over age 65.

The study followed a group of American and Australian seniors for seven years. It asked them to walk 3 meters twice every other year.

A slowed gait is defined as walking at a speed 0.05 meters per second slower each year. Participants with a slowed gait were at a greater risk of developing dementia.

The study tested participants’ gait and cognitive rate every two years, and also studied their delayed free call, processing speed and verbal fluency.

The study explained that cognitive decline is strongly associated with dementia, but that a combined gait-cognition measure provides additional benefit beyond cognitive testing alone.

Aerobic exercise training increased the volume of the hippocampus by 2%, preventing age-related decline in the organ.

Aerobic exercise increases heart rate and breathing, but does not make you unable to continue to function.

Amy Brodtmann, a neurologist and Dementia Australia’s honorary medical adviser, said the study’s findings showed dementia impacts several parts of the brain. This would alter the way dementia is diagnosed and managed.

For more details on this study, consider the following articles listed below and stay in the know.

  1. Your walking speed could indicate dementia  CNN
  2. Walking Like This Over Time May Be Linked To Dementia, Study Finds
  3. New study on walking shows how to keep seniors Aging Well  KITV
  4. Dual Decline in Gait, Cognition Linked to Increased Dementia Risk  Medscape
  5. Walking more slowly can be sign of impending dementia, scientists find  Sydney Morning Herald

Shooting In Downtown Charleston Causes Severe Damage

10 people injured, 4 critically, in downtown Charleston shooting on Monday night, police say – CNN

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said 10 people were wounded in a mass shooting in downtown Charleston late Monday night. Four of the victims remain in the hospital in critical condition.

Police chief Luther Reynolds said the incident began when an officer responded to a noise complaint about a loud party. The officer was shot multiple times in his cruiser.

Charleston police say multiple people were struck by gunfire on Monday night. Footage from a nearby doorbell camera shows people running for shelter.

One person was arrested early Tuesday on a charge of disorderly conduct, and two women were arrested on charges of assault and battery after the shooting that resulted in the assault of two deputies.

Police received a noise complaint at a vacant lot in the area, where there was a loud party, and two shots were fired at an officer. Several cars were hit by gunfire, and several officers were assaulted and injured.

Deputies responded to a report of a wounded Charleston Police officer and found several fights had broken out. One deputy suffered facial injuries, while another was knocked to the ground and suffered cuts to his head, hand and elbow.

Residents in Charleston’s Eastside are reacting to the Memorial Day block party shooting. Residents are asking for more transparency and answers from police about the increase in crime happening in their neighborhood.

For more information on this story, consider the following articles:

  1. 10 people injured, 4 critically, in downtown Charleston shooting on Monday night, police say  CNN
  2. ‘There Will Be Accountability’ For Charleston Shooting Says Police Chief  NBC News
  3. Police confirm 10 shot in S.C. shooting, one of 14 mass shootings from Memorial Day weekend  Yahoo! Voices
  4. Residents react to mass shooting in Downtown Charleston  WCBD News 2
  5. Ten people wounded in Charleston mass shooting  msnNOW

8-Year-Old Killed In Shooting During Vacation Trip

New Hampshire boy, 8, killed in shooting during family vacation in South Carolina – WMUR Manchester

Memorial Day weekend has been marred by gut-wrenching stories of shootings and criminal violence. Yet another incident recently took the life of an innocent boy in South Carolina.

A school community in the granite state is struggling to explain what happened to this third-grade child. The shooter has been charged with murder after possessing a weapon in a violent crime.

An 8-year-old Portsmouth boy was shot and killed in a random shooting while his family was vacationing in South Carolina, officials said. The shooter, Charles Montgomery Allen , 40, is facing several charges, including second-degree murder.

A South Carolina man shot and killed the young boy while his family was vacationing in South Carolina. The man shot at cars driving by his house, hitting three cars.

Charles Montgomery Allen, the shooter, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Parents in New Hampshire are trying to explain another tragedy to their children. Some are calling for change.

Portsmouth Mayor Deaglan McEachern issued a statement on the child’s death Tuesday. He said the city stands with the family, friends and classmates in grief at this dark hour.

Portsmouth schools are providing counseling support for students and staff after an incident involving a gunman.

For more information on this heartbreaking story, consider the following news outlets for additional details.

  1. New Hampshire boy, 8, killed in shooting during family vacation in South Carolina  WMUR Manchester
  2. Superintendent: 3rd-grade student from NH fatally shot while on family vacation in South Carolina  Boston 25 News
  3. NH child killed in South Carolina shooting  CBS Boston
  4. ‘Unbelievable tragedy’: Portsmouth third-grader dies after shooting in South Carolina
  5. Boy, 8, fatally shot by man randomly firing at cars near his home, police say  The Mercury News

Putin Demands Crazy Exchange For WNBA Player Detained In Russia

WNBA players ramp up calls for Brittney Griner to be released from ‘hellhole’ Russian prison on her 100th day of detention as reports emerge that Putin wants arms dealer known as ‘Merchant of Death’ in exchange for basketball star -Daily Mail

The WNBA players and their union leaders called on everyone to use their platforms to bring attention to Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia.

Several WNBA and NBA players tweeted about Griner on Saturday, urging the White House to prioritize her safe return home immediately. Griner’s wife, Cherelle, said she wants more proof that Griner would be released.

Viktor Bout, 54, has been imprisoned in the US since 2012 on charges of supplying weapons to a designated State Department terrorist group. Brittney Griner, 31, was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on charges of carrying in her luggage vape cartridges with cannabis oil, which is illegal in Russia.

Two weeks after Griner’s most recent court hearing, the Russian state news agency TASS reported that officials were looking to swap Griner for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer convicted of distributing weapons to the FARC in Colombia.

Former US ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson is negotiating for Griner’s release. He was optimistic that it would happen soon.

Bout has been linked to prisoner swaps for US citizens Trevor Reed and Paul Whelan. Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.

Whelan’s brother told The Guardian that Russian officials had told him they hoped to swap Whelan for Bout, the Russian man found guilty of fighting police officers in Moscow. The State Department has not commented on the rumors.

Bout was the inspiration for Nicholas Cage’s character in 2005 movie ‘Lord of War’ and was accused of selling weapons to Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and disgraced former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

Former US intel officer Rebekah Koffer warned that releasing Bout could set a dangerous precedent, and that he could tempt Putin to kidnap other Americans in the hopes that he could exchange them for Russian assets.

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This Couple Made A $400,000 Profit After Renovating A Historic Home- Here’s How

This couple bought and renovated a 109-year-old mansion for less than $500,000. Now it’s worth $900,000–take a look inside – CNBC

Abby and her husband Trey bought a dilapidated house that needed $268,000 worth of renovations. They spent most of their funds on preserving the home’s original elements, like its 109-year-old wooden floors.

They found the home on Zillow and consulted a variety of contractors to see the work that they would have to complete in order to make the mansion livable again,

The home had previously belonged to the Page family, who were wealthy industrialists in the area that founded several towns in North Carolina. Their house looked like a time capsule and was near condemned when Abby and Trey Borthers bought it.

Abby and Trey Brothers found the listing for the 109-year-old Page Mansion on Zillow before the couple moved in 2018. They transformed the vacant house into their DIY dream home.

Abby and Trey saw a listing for a mansion online, and were attracted to its history. When they went to see the home in person, they found remains of the history scattered throughout the vacant mansion.

Trey saw potential in the brick home, but knew it needed major renovations. He and his wife Abby spent $268,000 renovating the Page Mansion, keeping much of the house’s old features, furnishing and even furniture.

The Brothers family has lived in the renewed mansion for three years. They are still finishing up some projects.

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