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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - James Shaw, Jr. says that when he snatched the gun from a man who had killed four people at a Nashville Waffle House Sunday morning, "It was life or death." The 29-year-old says he was thinking about self-preservation when he wrestled with the gunman who shot and killed two people in the restaurant parking lot, another two inside and wounded others. Waffle House CEO Walter Ehmer thanked Shaw for his bravery.
AURORA, Ill. (AP) - A short film written by and starring an Aurora native will premiere at Aurora Public Art on May 25. Martrell Webb's "City of Lights" takes place in Aurora. It features the musically talented but stubborn character Chase. Chase is struggling with the music industry, personal relationships and his social-media observances. Webb says he wants to inspire others will his film while showcasing the architecture and landmarks of his hometown.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A sheriff in Illinois says Travis Reinking's state firearms card was revoked last year by state police, but his guns were given to his father with the promise that they wouldn't be shared with his son. Police in Tennessee are searching for the 29-year-old Reinking, saying he's suspected of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville restaurant early Sunday.
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Leaders of a Chicago-area evangelical church that became one of the largest in the nation say they will renew their examination of the church's former pastor. The Rev. Bill Hybels retired from Willow Creek Community Church earlier this month after allegations he touched and made lewd comments to female congregants. The elders say they are acting after new accusations against Hybels surfaced. The elders and an outside investigator cleared Hybels of any wrongdoing in a previous inquiry.
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