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Gazette Premium Content List: The dark side of Black Friday shopping across the country

Associated Press Updated: November 29, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Shoppers flooded shopping centers across the country Thursday and Black Friday, including Colorado Springs.

While business was usual here in the Springs, other parts of the country showed the dark side of holiday shopping.

-Shoplifting suspect shot after dragging officer, police say

Debbie Turner had been inside the Romeoville, Ill., store with her 26-year-old daughter Meghan Thursday night, getting a jump on holiday deals with a crowd of other shoppers, when a suspected shoplifter was shot by police after dragging an officer in the parking lot...

-Shopper carrying TV home from Target shot in Vegas

Police Lt. David Gordon says the victim was carrying the TV at an apartment complex when a suspect fired warning shots, prompting him to drop the appliance. Gordon says the robber snatched the TV and took it to a vehicle, and the victim tried to wrestle it...

-Officer injured while stopping Black Friday brawl

Authorities say a police officer suffered a broken wrist as he broke up a brawl between two men waiting in line for Black Friday shopping deals at...

-Crowded holiday shopping lot in Virginia turns violent

A dispute in a southwest Virginia parking lot crowded with holiday shoppers turned violent Thanksgiving night, with one throwing a punch and another responding by cutting him with a knife and brandishing a rifle...

-Father arrested after baby left alone in car outside store

A father was arrested on Thanksgiving Day on a felony child neglect charge after police say he left his 2-month-old son alone in a car outside a store in...

-Woman injured in Black Friday rush

At least one person has been injured in Northern Ireland as shoppers rushed to get their hands on deals for Black Friday...

-Shoppers knocked to ground in Utah Wal-Mart rush

Store employees brought out a pallet of items wrapped in cellophane, and about 200 people rushed forward to grab the items as the workers cut the wrapper. That's when Valentine says shoppers knocked a woman over and stepped on her

store employees brought out a pallet of items wrapped in cellophane, and about 200 people rushed forward to grab the items as the workers cut the wrapper.

That's when Valentine says shoppers knocked a woman over and stepped on her


Read more at http://gazette.com/shoppers-knocked-to-ground-in-utah-wal-mart-rush/article/1510190#eID6Xp3s7KODZclk.99
At least one person has been injured in Northern Ireland as shoppers rushed to get their hands on deals for Black Friday, a day of sales modeled on the American post-Thanksgiving kick-off to the holiday shopping season
Read more at http://gazette.com/woman-injured-in-black-friday-rush/article/1510189#A0MUAp2vG5XTSDkh.99
A father was arrested on Thanksgiving Day on a felony child neglect charge after police say he left his 2-month-old son alone in a car outside a store.
Read more at http://gazette.com/father-arrested-after-baby-left-alone-in-car-outside-store/article/1510188#sp2VBWSFiAsskFbs.99
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