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    PA Sheriff Honored More Than 100 Years After Death

    PHILADELPHIA - More than 100 years after a popular, newly-elected Chester County sheriff lost his life on the job, he was remembered at a ceremony at the historic courthouse in West Chester this morning. The memorial for Benjamin F. Irey marked the seventh gathering of the county's Hero Plaque program. Modeled after a Philadelphia tribute created by attorney James Binns, the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Unhappy Robber Gripes About Loot

    A man who robbed a Wendy's at gunpoint Saturday night apparently was so upset with his haul that he twice called the restaurant to complain, Atlanta police said. "Next time there better be more than $586," he said during one call. He made "a similar threat" in the second call, police said. About 11:15 p.m., a man wearing a ski mask ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Police: Woman Planted Bomb In Revenge Plot

    VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL - Volusia County deputy sheriffs have arrested two people and are looking for two others in connection with the detonation of a bomb in a woman's car that was part of a revenge plot, officials said. Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson said deputies arrested 49-year-old Lisa Milligan on a probation violation and charged her for her part in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Security Increased for Hospitalized Clairton Officer

    Clairton police have increased security in an Uptown hospital for a police officer who was shot while responding to a report of a home invasion, Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said Thursday. Officer James Kuzak Jr., 39, has been undergoing treatment in UPMC Mercy since the April 4 shooting. The decision for additional security was made after telephone threats against Kuzak, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    Police Board Favors Sales Tax for Buildings, Vehicles and Equipment

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas City’s police board on Tuesday supported the police chief’s recommendations to seek a 15-year renewal of the public safety sales tax for new facilities, vehicles and equipment. The resolution ignored Mayor Mark Funkhouser’s recommendation to use sales tax proceeds to hire 100 police officers. Funkhouser, who sits on the five-member board, voted against the resolution. The resolution ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    British Kickboxer Sought in Slaying of US Tourist

    BANGKOK -- A manhunt was underway Monday in Thailand for a British kickboxer police say is believed to have killed a former U.S. Marine after provoking a barroom brawl on a tropical island. Police have named 28-year-old Lee Aldhouse of Britain as the prime suspect in the weekend stabbing death of Dashawn Longfellow, 23, who was vacationing on the island of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -6
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Miami Sergeant Still Hospitalized After Drunk Driver Crash

    MIAMI -- A 61-year-old woman faces charges of driving under the influence after plowing her car into two Miami police sergeants on duty. Sgt. Orlando Villaverde, 45, was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital after sustaining broken ribs and a broken collarbone. Sgt. Robert Laurenceau, 35, suffered head and spinal cord injuries and remained hospitalized after surgery Sunday. The accident occurred as ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Boy, 12, Shot By Twin Brother Is In Stable Condition

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State police say a 12-year-old central Pennsylvania boy shot by his twin brother as they were playing with guns is now in stable condition. They say the twins were alone in the East Hanover Township home on Saturday evening and apparently playing with a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a .357 magnum revolver. Police say the .45 caliber ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    SWAT Team Able to Talk Robbery Suspect Out of House

    MANCHESTER, N.H.—A New Hampshire robbery suspect is in custody after a police SWAT team talked him out of a Goffstown home that he had refused to leave for about five hours. Police say 22-year-old Logan Janas refused to leave the Goffstown residence where he was tracked by police after the clerk at a Manchester store wrote down the license plate of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    No Charges Against Gore Following Sex Allegations

    No Charges Against Gore Following Sex Allegations
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say they investigated allegations that former Vice President Al Gore had “unwanted sexual contact” with a massage therapist during an October 2006 visit, but they found insufficient evidence to support the woman’s claims. Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk said Wednesday an attorney representing the woman contacted police in late 2006. Schrunk said the woman ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -4
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Confidential Data Stolen from Officer's Cruiser

    KENT, UK - Confidential documents have been stolen from the boot of a car belonging to a Kent Police officer. A member of the public found the paperwork dumped in the street the day after the theft and took it to a local police station. An investigation by the Information Commissioner concluded the force needed to improve its safeguards for documents ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated +9
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    Police Report 45 DUIs, 171 Crashes in Three Days

    Police Report 45 DUIs, 171 Crashes in Three Days
    WATERBURY, CT - Forty-five people were charged with drunken driving between midnight Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday, according to state police. State and local police departments increased patrols during the holiday weekend. State troopers set up sobriety checkpoints on many roads. As of Saturday at 1 p.m., state police had responded to 171 accidents, 23 of which had injuries. Troopers issued ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +5
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Mass Shooting Survivor Wants Federal Ban on Large-Capacity Magazines

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The critically wounded receptionist who phoned police during a gunman's rampage two years ago has broken her public silence to ask for a renewed federal ban on large-capacity gun magazines like those Jiverly Wong used to fire 97 bullets in under two minutes, killing 13 and wounding four others. Shirley DeLucia, who played dead under her desk at the American ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -8
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