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Woman Shoots Hand While Using Snapchat

Florida woman told cops she was posing with gun

(Newser) - It's only July, but Regina Powell, a 22-year-old woman from Florida, may have already locked down the title for Most Embarrassing Injury of the Year. Powell ended up in the hospital Sunday night after she shot herself in the hand while taking Snapchat video of herself posing with a... More »

Giants Give Plaxico the Axe

(Newser) - The New York Giants have released wide receiver Plaxico Burress 4 months after he shot himself in the leg in a Manhattan nightclub, the New York Daily News reports. “We hung in there as long as we could in hopes that there could be a resolution to this situation... More »

Teammate to Testify Against Plax

Giants linebacker Pierce hid gun, seeks to avoid charges

(Newser) - New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce will testify against teammate Plaxico Burress in order to avoid being charged himself, the New York Post reports. Pierce’s testimony should guarantee Burress is indicted for felony weapons possession. The receiver has been suspended for the rest of the season, and faces 3½... More »

Irate Bloomberg: Throw the Book at Plax

Mayor, NYPD upset by cover-up after accidental shooting of Giants receiver

(Newser) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is furious at the Plaxico Burress cover-up, the New York Post reports. Bloomberg demanded the Giants receiver get no special treatment for allegedly carrying an illegal handgun, and said anything less than the 3½-year minimum sentence would be “a sham, a mockery.” He recommended... More »

Gunman in Custody Battle Opens Fire at Church Fair

He's tackled by 'hero' bystanders

(Newser) - Three people were wounded yesterday when a gunman involved in a child custody battle opened fire on his ex-girlfriend at a church school festival in San Fernando Valley, reports the Los Angeles Times. Families ran screaming as the gunman nonchalantly lifted his rifle and began squeezing off rounds in front... More »

Redskins Star Critical After Shooting

Pro Bowl safety Taylor wounded in incident at Miami home

(Newser) - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor is in critical condition after being shot by an intruder at his Miami home and airlifted to the hospital early today, the Miami Herald reports. Taylor, 24, a 2004 first-round draft pick from the University of Miami, has been out of commission with a sprained... More »

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