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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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    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009

    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009
    Five ambush-style incidents that ended in the shooting deaths of 15 police officers are putting a damper on a positive trend this year: The number of officers who died in the line of duty was the lowest in 50 years. "It really is a classic good news-bad news story," says Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +10
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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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    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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    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 about 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    Armed Suspect Barricades Self, Toddler in Apartment During Standoff

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—An armed robbery suspect who authorities say fired at an officer last week before fleeing from police barricaded himself and a 1-year-old boy Wednesday inside a Sacramento apartment complex, according to a sheriff's spokesman. By late afternoon, Sacramento police outside the building had made intermittent contact with the 25-year-old, whom police have not named, said Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Tim ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -5
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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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    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 over 8 years ago | Rated +6
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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 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Armed 81-Year-Old Charged After Struggle With Police

    CAMDENTON, Mo. | An 81-year-old Camdenton man is facing several charges after an altercation with police after he walked away from a Morgan County care facility. The Camden County Sheriff's Office says the man was armed with a gun when deputies found him at a home west of Camdenton on Saturday. He was taken into custody immediately, but fired one shot ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +9
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Police Release Sketch of Naked Intruder

    WESTMINSTER - – Authorities have released a composite sketch of a man who apparently broke into a Westminster home and hid completely nude under a bed. Police are searching for the man who was confronted early Sunday morning by a homeowner in the 600 block of Shawnee Road. [photo:572707] The homeowner grew suspicious when he heard rustling sounds from underneath a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    IPhone GPS Aids Police In Tracking Car Thief

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police say an iPhone left in a stolen truck is how officers were able to capture a burglar suspected of multiple auto break-ins in Colorado Springs. Officials at the El Paso County Sheriff’s office said 29-year-old Joshua Mitzelfelt allegedly stole a truck left unattended and running in a driveway Tuesday morning. The owner’s iPhone was on the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    San Francisco Beefs Up Police Patrols In Response to Recent Attacks

    SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco police will soon deploy 32 officers to foot-beat patrols around transit stops in the Bayview and Visitacion Valley in the aftermath of attacks near Muni lines that have victimized Asian Americans, the police chief said Wednesday. Chief George Gascón said the added officers will be deployed starting this week and remain in the area for at ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Released 911 Tapes Detail Terrifying Moments During Shooting

    Released 911 Tapes Detail Terrifying Moments During Shooting
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Breathless calls to emergency operators described the shots fired at an Albuquerque business where a gunman last week stormed through a courtyard and into a building, killing two people and wounding four others before killing himself. Albuquerque police said they received at least 30 calls reporting the July 12 shooting, and they released several 911 tapes Thursday. In ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    TN Police Find Pipe Bombs At Injury Scene

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Tennessee say they found two pipe bombs and bomb-making material after being called to an accidental injury scene in a Memphis suburb. Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chip Washington says officers went to a home in Lakeland at 7:30 a.m. CDT Saturday and found a man suffering from a serious foot injury. Washington told ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Police: FL Man Killed After Confronting Car Burglers

    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Authorities say a Florida Gulf Coast man is dead after confronting several suspects who were breaking into cars outside his apartment building. Pinellas Park police say the 58-year-old man called 911 early Thursday to report that he had been attacked by the suspects and was bleeding profusely. The man, who has not been identified, suffered multiple stab ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -9
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    CA Police Ask for Public's Help in Solving Slayings

    SAN FRANCISCO - Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for gunning down two people in the past month. In the most recent shooting, which occurred May 4, 15-year-old Jose Manuel Lopez was shot dead while walking with a friend. South San Francisco police Detective Ken Chetcuti said investigators ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Police Stand Behind G20 Actions

    Police Stand Behind G20 Actions
    TORONTO - The Toronto Police Service says it has yet to hear any "specific allegations" of officer misconduct during the G20 protests despite lawsuit threats from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and increasing calls from other rights groups for a public inquiry. "Quite frankly, I haven't seen any specific formal allegation," Toronto Police Staff Superintendent Jeff McGuire told the National Post ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Trial Begins in Death of DC Intern Chandra Levy

    WASHINGTON — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man charged in the death of Washington intern Chandra Levy, more than nine years after her disappearance generated headlines around the world. [photo:575998] Ingmar Guandique (wahn-DEE'-kay) is charged with murder, kidnapping and other counts. Authorities say he attacked Levy while she was jogging alone in Rock Creek Park in May ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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