Police officer secure the Stachus hotel after a shooting was reported at a nearby shopping mall in Munich,
Sven Hoppe / dpa via AP
July 22, 2016

Deadly Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Called “Suspected Terrorism”

Police in Munich, Germany, say 10 people were killed, including the likely attacker, in Friday morning's shooting rampage in the Bavarian capital. They say the deceased suspect is an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich. The gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall and at a nearby McDonalds. Investigators say the shooter killed himself, and acted alone.


Baton Rouge Police with assault rifles block Airline Highway after police were shot in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 17.
Max Becherer/Associated Press
July 17, 2016

UPDATE:Police Killed By Shooter in Baton Rouge; Shooter Also Dead

Three law enforcement officers have been killed and three others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Police say the suspect was shot and killed at the scene, but it's unclear whether he acted alone. A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation identified him as Gavin Long.


A Police car is parked near the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A s
Christian Alminana/Associated Press
July 14, 2016

Scores Dead After Truck Plows Into Bastille Day Crowd In Nice, France

A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades has plowed through a crowd of people on a sidewalk in the French resort city of Nice during Bastille Day, killing at least 80 people. Local officials say the truck was on the sidewalk for more than a mile before police killed the driver.  Anti-terrorist investigators have taken over the case.


Child's swings iin playground.
WBEZ
July 13, 2016

Are Sex Offender Restrictions So Vague They’re Unconstitutional?

A group of convicted child sex offenders is challenging the Illinois law that bans them from parks and schools. They say key sex offender restrictions are so broad it’s impossible to know what is or isn’t allowed and that means the laws violate the constitution. They’re asking a federal judge to immediately suspend certain restrictions on every registered child sex offender in the state of Illinois.


Robert Moore addresses the crowd at the Black Lives Matter rally in Springfield.
(Rachel Otwell/WUIS)
July 11, 2016

BLM Activists In Central Illinois Organize In Response To Recent Shootings

Kadeem Fuller organizes community engagement for the Black Lives Matter chapter located in Champaign-Urbana. He says the time for educating white people on the cause has passed - now is time for action. Numerous events were held in Central Illinois throughout the weekend after the shootings of African-Americans in Minnesota and Louisiana, and the sniper shootings of officers in Dallas.


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