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    Man Tied to Hollywood Publicist Slaying Kills Self

    Man Tied to Hollywood Publicist Slaying Kills Self
    The murder mystery of top Hollywood film publicist Ronni Chasen took a shocking new twist Wednesday when a suspect in the grisly slaying committed suicide. The man, whose name was not released, shot himself as Beverly Hills cops approached him at his dingy Hollywood apartment building lobby and tried to serve him a search warrant in connection with the Nov. 16 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +9
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    Beatles Impersonator Arrested Outside of Gig

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's going to be a hard day's night in jail for a Beatles impersonator after police arrested him on an old warrant outside an appearance on a San Diego morning news show. Carlsbad police Lt. Marc Reno says Theodore "Ted" Felicetti was arrested Friday on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a drunken driving charge ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Sheriff Joe's New Lawyers Seek to Extend DOJ Deadline

    PHOENIX (AP) - Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have asked a federal judge for more time to respond to the U.S. Justice Department's lawsuit seeking records from the sheriff. The records are sought in a probe of Arpaio's office for alleged discrimination and unconstitutional searches and seizures. Arpaio believes the inquiry is focused on his immigration efforts. The Justice ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Is there a Serial Killer in Houston?

    HOUSTON - Houston police asked for the public's help Monday as they investigate if the slayings of three women in or around downtown Houston since mid-June are related. The woman were strangled, and two were found within a few blocks of each other. Authorities are offering rewards totaling $15,000 for information. The body of Raquel Mundy, 24, was found June 18 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Armed Bandit Gets $2 Million in Chips From Bellagio Casino

    Armed Bandit Gets $2 Million in Chips From Bellagio Casino
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are looking for an armed casino bandit who escaped on a motorcycle with perhaps $2 million worth of gambling chips from the posh Bellagio hotel-casino. Police Lt. Clinton Nichols told The Associated Press the robbery happened quickly. He says the bandit wore a full-face motorcycle helmet as he displayed a gun in a casino ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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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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    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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    Increased Patrols Credited For Drop In Violence At Border

    Increased Patrols Credited For Drop In Violence At Border
    Even as rampant drug-related killings continue in Mexico, intensified U.S. efforts to prevent the violence from spilling across the border are succeeding, according to federal data and law enforcement officials. Murders in key U.S. border cities dropped in the first half of 2009, new FBI crime data show, and some law enforcement officials say that trend is continuing. Although 1,000 people ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +6
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    Friction Between Police Union, Superintendent Grows

    CHICAGO - The rancor between Chicago's top police official and the union that represents rank-and-file officers continued to escalate on the eve of a protest planned for Wednesday outside police headquarters. In a letter posted on the union's Web site, Richard L. Aguilar, the union's financial secretary, called for Superintendent Jody Weis to "take a cue from our Mayor. Resign.'' On ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Detroit Mayor Bans TV Crews from Police Raids

    DETROIT -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has banned reality television crews from tagging along with police after TV cameras accompanied officers on a raid in which a 7-year-old girl was shot dead. Bing says he also has chided Police Chief Warren Evans for not telling him that he was permitting TV cameras on raids. [photo:552043] The Detroit News reports Bing saying ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +5
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Accused Mass Murderer Vowed Death to Police, Congresswoman

    Accused Mass Murderer Vowed Death to Police, Congresswoman
    Jared Loughner, accused of shooting U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords wrote "die bitch" and "die cops" on a letter he received from the lawmaker in 2007, officials said. The note was found by FBI investigators searching the Tucson home of Loughner and his parents, Captain Chris Nanos of the Pima County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday. On the morning of the shooting, That ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Police: Man Kills Self After Failed Heist

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Authorities have identified the 66-year-old man who shot himself to death after what police said was a failed attempt to rob a bank in Lowell. Investigators said William Champagne, of Lowell, took his own life on Saturday after firing two shots at a police officer. The officer had responded an alarm at the Lowell Cooperative Bank. Authorities ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Two Men Sentenced for Attacking Police Informant

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Two men have been sentenced for beating and robbing a police informant after being tipped off to his identity by a suburban Rochester police officer. A judge sentenced 26-year-old Matthew Montrois (mahn-TROYCE') Tuesday to five years in prison, while 27-year-old Frank Arena was sentenced to six years. Both were convicted of burglary, robbery and assault charges. Authorities arrested ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Amber Alert Issued for Fresno Girl, 8

    FRESNO - Fresno police have issued an Amber Alert for an 8-year-old Fresno girl, Elisa Cardenas, who they believe has been kidnapped. They will be holding a news conference shortly. A call came in at 8:28 p.m. concerning an incident on the 2700 block of East Almond in central Fresno. The girl was with a group of six other girls at ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Coast Guard Training Prompt 911 Calls in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - To some 911 callers, it looked like a fiery plane crash just offshore of downtown Anchorage. Others thought it was a boat in trouble. The Coast Guard was practicing shooting emergency flares during a rescue exercise Tuesday morning, but no one informed city authorities who hustled fire crews to the scene after getting as many as half ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    Officers: Six Children Robbed Nine Homes in FL

    PALATKA, Fla. -- Six children are accused of being responsible for a string of burglaries in north Florida. Palatka police say the children range in age from 10 to 15. The children face felony charges for allegedly stealing computers, jewelry, guns and other items in nine burglaries since April. Detective Danette Evey said Monday that the children didn't think they had ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Art to Raise Funds for Cancer Patients Stolen from NH Hospital

    EXETER, N.H.—Police in New Hampshire are investigating the theft of two paintings from Exeter Hospital that were part of a program designed to raise money for cancer patients. The watercolor paintings belong to Exeter artist Sandy McDermott. The hospital says they disappeared on Monday. Hospital spokesman Ray Lawrence says officials aren't sure how someone could leave the hospital with the paintings. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Inmate Phone Calls May Save Maryland Jobs

    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Inmates in Montgomery County could help the county save two jobs. How? Higher charges for phone calls. Right now, when an inmate in Montgomery County phones home from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, there's a 65 cent charge to that inmate's family. The county is considering an additional surcharge of 35 cents. The higher fee could save $122,000, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +6
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