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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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    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 about 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -8
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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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    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 almost 9 years ago | Rated +5
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -1
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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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    Thieves Pelt Police With Stolen Watches After Raid

    Thieves with sledgehammers broke into a jewellers in a south-west London shopping centre and then pelted police with some of the watches they had stolen as they tried to escape. Items valued at £500,000 were taken from Fraser Hart Jewellers at the Bentall Centre in Kingston upon Thames. One of the shop's windows was smashed and a security guard was threatened ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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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 over 7 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 about 7 years ago | Rated -5
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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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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    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 about 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 about 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    Student Hostage-Taker Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

    MARINETTE, WI - A teenager who held fellow classmates hostage at a Wisconsin school Monday night has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. The 15-year-old sophomore from Marinette High School was pronounced dead this morning, according to Police Chief Jeff Skorik. Skorik says the teenager gave no reason for holding 23 students and a teacher at ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    CA Police Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

    SAN FRANCISCO - Bay Area drivers who text or chat on their cell phones should consider themselves warned: State and local law-enforcement agencies are looking for you this month. The California Highway Patrol and other agencies started a zero-tolerance enforcement period this week, assigning officers to issue tickets to the ever-increasing number of drivers violating the state's hands-free law. While texting ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +1
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated +10
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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 about 7 years ago | Rate This
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