Not a Nice Day in Mall News

I have a Google alert set up to send me news stories that include the word "mall" or "malls." Today's was off the charts when it came to bad news. A fatal shooting, gunfire, a bomb threat, a murder trial, falling concrete and a pellet wound. There are lots of minor security incidents at malls that get picked up in the local media that I typically don't link on the blog. But I've never quite seen a day with this many incident stories.

Google News Alert for: Malls OR mall

Police investigate fatal shooting at firing range inside West ...

The Canadian Press - EDMONTON

EDMONTON — Authorities are trying to figure out how a man ended up getting shot to death at a firing range inside West Edmonton Mall on Sunday afternoon. ...

Gunfire at Cordova Mall

Pensacola News Journal - Pensacol,FL,USA

Unclear witness descriptions is making it difficult for police to sort out just what happened during Sunday's gunfire at Cordova Mall. ...

Bomb threat against NH mall discovered

Fox44 News - Colchester,Vermont,USA

AP - August 18, 2008 1:35 PM ET SALEM, NH (AP) - Police are increasing their security presence at a New Hampshire mall after officials discovered a note ...

High Point to close city hall at mall

Greensboro News Record - Greensboro,NC,USA

By High Point Enterprise HIGH POINT (MCT) — The city will close its City Hall at the Mall, a satellite location at Oak Hollow Mall where residents could pay ...

Albany Mall murder trial dates set

Albany Herald On-line - Albany,GA,USA

A suspect in a shooting at the Albany Mall says the victim tried to rob him at knife point, court documents show. ALBANY — The man accused of killing a man ...

Hindu temple beats banality of (another) strip mall

Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA

Does it “fit” where it's located, at the intersection of Rockbridge Road and Lawrenceville Highway? Does it dress up that stretch of asphalt and strip malls, ...

Bellevue Mall TIF deal has Council members pointing to their districts

Nashville City Paper - Nashville,TN,USA

In the end, the Bellevue Mall deal made sense, according to Riebeling, because it met a stringent set of criteria. Most importantly, Metro is committing $12 ...

Downtown mall parking lots closed after report of falling concrete

Record-Searchlight - Redding,CA,USA

By Constance Dillon (Contact) The northern half of the parking structure next to The Mall in downtown Redding sits empty Sunday evening after city officials ...

Teen suffers pellet wound outside mall

Cape Cod Times - Hyannis,MA,USA

Police were called to the mall shortly before 4:30 pm Friday by an off-duty probation officer who reported that while leaving the mall he saw two youths ...

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