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    Standoff Involving Father, Child Ends Peacefully

    O'HARA, PA - A lengthy police standoff in O'Hara that followed a child custody dispute ended peacefully Sunday afternoon. Emergency dispatchers had said authorities had surrounded a Linwood Avenue home in which a man had barricaded himself with his 7-year-old child. A dispatch supervisor said the incident began shortly after midnight when a child welfare caseworker alerted authorities of a heated ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +10
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    Officer Injured In Collision After Driver Runs Red Light

    HOWARD COUNTY, MD - A Howard County Police officer was hospitalized early Monday morning after a traffic collision in Columbia with a driver who ran a red light, according to the police department. The officer, Kirk Brown, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment, police said. Brown, an officer for eight years, had been driving south on Columbia ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -11
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    New York's Finest Snow-Tow the Line

    A dozen NYPD cops are grabbing their mitts and putting on their coats to tackle Old Man Winter. The snowmen with badges are being trained to operate departmental tow trucks in the event civilian drivers get snarled by a winter storm, police sources said yesterday. The initiative arose in the aftermath of December's massive blizzard that practically brought the Big Apple ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Driver Faces Multiple Charges in Theft of Deputy's Cruiser

    RUSKIN, FL - A man who crashed his car into a culvert this morning tried to steal the cruiser driven by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputy investigating the crash, according to HCSO. Shortly before 6 a.m., Deputy Richard Paul responded to a traffic crash at 809 2nd Ave. N.E. where a 1993 Mercury had driven into a culvert in front ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Arpaio Offers Security for Elected Officials

    PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is offering to provide security for elected officials and judges during public events. The offer was made in response to the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Arpaio on Wednesday sent letters with the offer to members of Congress, leaders of the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +7
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    Police: Man's Murder-Suicide Leaves Six Dead

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — South Florida authorities were at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide early Monday that left six people dead, including four children. A police officer was checking a suspicious vehicle around 2 a.m. when he heard what sounded like muffled gun shots, Riviera Beach Police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said. When the officer approached the home, Patrick Dell, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Long Beach Gang Crackdown Ends With Thirteen Arrests

    Long Beach, Calif. (AP) -- Long Beach police say 13 people were arrested following a crackdown on one of the city's oldest gangs believed responsible for multiple shootings in recent months, including the attempted murder of two police gang detectives last week. Police Chief Jim McDonnell says a total of 45 homes were searched Wednesday resulting in the arrests of 11 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself

    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself
    NEW YORK - Lawyers for three cops on trial for a sodomy attack on a suspect branded the alleged victim a lying scammer who caused his own injuries - while his hands were cuffed behind him. "He was digging and digging at his backside," John Patten, lawyer for Officer Richard Kern, said in opening arguments Thursday. The accuser, Michael Mineo, was ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Two Boston Officers Involved in Separate Crashes Just Moments Apart

    BOSTON - Two Boston Police officers – one of whom was off-duty -- were injured today in two crashes that took place within moments and six blocks of each other on the same major Roxbury road, police said. Department spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said the first crash took place around 10:25 a.m. when an off-duty officer riding on his personal motorcycle was ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    New Report Shows Spike in LA Sheriff's Deputies Drinking

    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been involved in 33 alcohol-related incidents since January—more than during all of last year, a report published Tuesday found. The report was carried out by the county's Office of Independent Review, which monitors the sheriff's department. It found that in several instances, deputies were intoxicated while working. In one case, a supervisor who appeared ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    NJ Men Accused in Somali Terror Plot Due in Court

    NJ Men Accused in Somali Terror Plot Due in Court
    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — The young men's intentions were sinister, investigators say: to head to Somalia to seek terror training from al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists and unleash attacks against fellow Americans. But their preparations apparently were unsophisticated. They lifted weights, bought military-style pants and water bottles, played violent video games and watched terrorist videos online. They had no known connections to terrorist groups, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Feds Taking Action Against Bogus STD Drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are cracking down on bogus pills and supplements that their makers claim will cure or prevent sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, herpes and genital warts. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has sent warning letters to a dozen companies selling non-prescription products with names like Medavir, Herpaflor and C-Cure. The agency said ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Pot-Firing Catapult Found at Arizona-Mexico Border

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border apparently are trying a new approach _ a catapult. National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening. Tucson TV station KVOA ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Police Wound Man Who Drew Gun On Detectives

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville police have wounded a man who pulled a gun on detectives who were executing a search warrant. Deputy Police Chief Vince Robison told The Courier-Journal the man was taken to University Hospital in serious condition after the shooting Monday night. His identity was not immediately released. No officers were injured. Robison says the 22-year-old man refused orders ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +12
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    CA Police One Step Closer to ID'ing Victim In 1968 Cold Case

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Huntington Beach police may be closer to identifying a woman found dead in a drainage ditch more than 40 years ago. Lt. Russell Reinhart tells the Orange County Register Tuesday that a friend of a woman named "Rosie" told detectives she recognized the woman from a sketch of a sexual assault and murder victim that authorities posted on Facebook ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    NH Police Chief Rescues Dog from Icy Water

    KINGSTON, N.H. — A New Hampshire police chief says he did what anybody would do when he waded into the icy Great Pond in Kingston to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice. Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs says he saved a little boy’s dog. Jennifer Jenkins says her dog named Chloe, the constant companion of her 3-year-old son ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    Detectives Shoot Man Who Rammed Their Cruiser; Kill Suspects Dog

    UPPER DARBY, PA -- A wild scene unfolded Thursday evening in South Philadelphia when police shot a man in one hand after he rammed his pickup truck into their unmarked car, authorities said. The driver's dog, which was in the passenger seat, was killed when the two detectives from Upper Darby opened fire, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    New Effort Launched to Catch 'East Coast Rapist'

    FAIRFAX, Va.—The FBI and local police from several states are launching a new effort to catch the so-called East Coast Rapist, believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997. Authorities are hoping a tip from the public will break the case. Billboards featuring sketches of the suspect are running in the four states where attacks occurred -- ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    AMW Nets Few Tips In Hunt for Officer's Shooter

    LINCOLN CITY, OR - A quick segment on "America’s Most Wanted" television show Saturday night brought in a few tips in last week’s shooting of Lincoln City police Officer Steven Dodds. But none panned out, said Lincoln City police Lt. Jerry Palmer. [photo:590379] "It was what we expected," Palmer said. "This week’s show was already in intact. The best they could ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Suspect Held Without Bail in Philly Stranglings

    [photo:589003] PHILADELPHIA -- The transient charged with raping and killing three women in Philadelphia is being held without bail on three counts of murder. Twenty-two-year-old Antonio Rodriguez wore a white sweat shirt and covered his face for part of his brief arraignment Thursday afternoon. Police say DNA evidence links Rodriguez with three strangling deaths that gripped the city's Kensington neighborhood since ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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