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College set to resume classes after rampage

OAKLAND — With the horrors of a deadly shooting rampage still a fresh memory, some students at a California Christian college Monday will resume attending classes in a building where seven people were killed earlier this month.

Oakland’s Oikos University - still draped with wreaths, flower bouquets and a memorial banner - was scheduled to restart classes just weeks after police said a former nursing student, One L. Goh, fatally shot six students and a receptionist.

The small school located in an industrial area of the city has been busy preparing to resume normal operations by replacing carpet and remove the blood and bullet scars from that day.

Mr. Goh, a 43-year-old South Korea native who had become a U.S. citizen, has been charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

MICHIGAN

Detroit mayor’s plan would cut 2,500 jobs

DETROIT — Mayor Dave Bing on Monday laid out a budget proposal that would cut more than 2,500 jobs - nearly a quarter of the city’s workforce - and shave $250 million in annual expenses after the financially struggling city agreed to state oversight that is aimed at fixing a deficit and long-term debt.

The layoffs would be in addition to 1,000 job cuts Mr. Bing sought earlier. The financially strapped city now has about 10,800 employees and an overall budget of about $2.5 billion.

CONNECTICUT

Man questioned in art heist faces charges

HARTFORD — A reputed Connecticut mobster suspected of having information related to the largest art theft in history was arraigned Monday on weapons charges.

Robert V. Gentile, 75, leaned on a cane as he slowly rose before a judge in federal court in Hartford to plead not guilty to three charges.

Federal agents said they seized three revolvers, numerous rounds of ammunition and homemade silencers in a search of Mr. Gentile’s Manchester home Feb. 10.

Mr. Gentile was convicted of larceny in 1996. Convicted felons may not possess firearms or ammunition that have been transported across state lines or from overseas. Federal law also prohibits possession of a silencer unless it has been registered.

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