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    Police Rescue Woman Caught in Elevator For 8 Days

    MADRID - Police say they rescued a woman who was trapped for eight days in an elevator in her house in northeastern Spain. Police said Friday they were alerted by relatives of the 45-year-old woman who said they had not been able to contact her for five days. Officers on Tuesday heard the woman's cries for help as soon as they ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    The Hunt is On for Suspect In LA School Officer's Shooting

    The Hunt is On for Suspect In LA School Officer's Shooting
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles city councilman says he will ask the council to approve a $75,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a school police officer. Councilman Dennis Zine also said at a news conference Thursday that the Los Angeles Unified School District police officer's association has offered a $5,000 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Ten from 9/11 Among New Names on NY Police Memorial

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The names of 15 officers, including 10 who died from illnesses related to their time spent at ground zero in Manhattan, have been added to the New York Police Officers Memorial. Family, friends and hundreds of uniformed police gathered Tuesday at the black granite memorial in Albany where 1,297 names of officers who died in the line of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Four Injured When Cruiser, SUV Collide

    MIAMI - A Miami-Dade police cruiser and an SUV collided on Thursday night at the intersection of Northwest 22nd Avenue and 75th Street, injuring four people, including two police officers. A passenger in the SUV and a pedestrian were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment, said Detective Roy Rutland, a Miami-Dade Police Department spokesman. The passenger, who was thrown from ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals

    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson has proposed roughly doubling New York's DNA database to include samples from even low-level offenders, making it the first in the nation to so broadly collect and use that evidence to solve crimes and exonerate people wrongly convicted. New York's law would require adding about 48,000 samples a year to a laboratory system that state ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Man Crashes Twice, Flees from Police

    ANDERSON, Ind. -- An Anderson man was arrested after he caused two crashes -- leaving the scene of both of them -- and then ran from police. Stephen W. Humes, 55, of the 200 block of Church Drive, was arrested Saturday night in the 3200 block of Scatterfield Road. Bond was set at $5,000 on charges of Class D felonies resisting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    13 Missing Religious Sect Members Found Alive, Safe

    LOS ANGELES - The 13 members of a Southern California "cult-like" religious sect were found praying in a Los Angeles park early Sunday afternoon, ending a frantic police manhunt. The search began after two members' husbands came to police with cell phones, identifications, house deeds and letters left behind by the group. The notes indicated members would 'soon see Jesus and ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Sergeant Pedaling to Honor Slain Cop

    Sergeant Pedaling to Honor Slain Cop
    Earlier this week, Western Kentucky University Police Department Sgt. Craig Sutter began pedaling his way across Virginia in honor of his late friend, Eddie Mundo, a LaGrange Police Department officer killed in the line of duty in 2003. Sutter is among about 400 officers riding in the 250-mile Law Enforcement United charity ride from Chesapeake, Va., to Washington, D.C., today through ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +12
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    Officer, Hostage Shot at Chicago Standoff

    CHICAGO, IL - A Chicago man was charged over the weekend in a hostage situation that injured him and two other people, and ended with a fire that police say the suspect started as he tried to flee. Cortilius Wilson, 31, of the 3000 block of West 19th Street, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated arson ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -2
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    Dept To Be Honored For Work In Chandra Levy Case

    WASHINGTON — A detective who handled the Chandra Levy murder investigation and five other District of Columbia police department employees are being honored for their service. The six officers will receive a plaque and a $1,000 gift Thursday from the D.C. Police Foundation. Among the honorees are Kenneth “Todd” Williams, a homicide detective who investigated Levy’s 2001 death, and Officer Jason ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    Police: SUV Sought in MA Massacre Case Located

    BOSTON—Boston's police commissioner says an SUV being sought in connection with the slayings of four people earlier this week has been recovered. Commissioner Edward Davis told WBZ-AM on Thursday that the vehicle seen driving away from Tuesday morning's shooting scene has been found. There have not been any arrests. He did not provide additional details. Police are also expected to execute ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Search For Motive In Restaurant Shootings

    Police Search For Motive In Restaurant Shootings
    LOS ANGELES — Police searched for a motive yesterday for a fatal shooting at a San Bernardino restaurant in which a gunman attacked his stepdaughter’s family, killing her husband and 6-year-old son, and then fatally shooting himself. The woman and another child were wounded in the attack. Jimmy Schlager, 56, arrived at the Del Taco restaurant in San Bernardino on a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Towing Turf War Leads to Shootings, Fire

    Towing Turf War Leads to Shootings, Fire
    PHILADELPHIA — A tow truck driver is shot, allegedly by a rival, at an accident scene. Two days later, properties linked to both companies are torched or riddled by gunfire. A towing turf war has broken out in Philadelphia. "I've never seen problems where it erupted into this kind of violence," Philadelphia police spokesman Frank Vanore said. Philadelphia has tried in ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Police Lay More Charges Against Base Commander

    Police Lay More Charges Against Base Commander
    BELLEVILLE, Ontario — A former top Canadian military commander and elite pilot accused of murdering two women and sexually assaulting two others has now been charged with 82 counts of burglary, police said Thursday. Col. Russell Williams, who once flew Queen Elizabeth II and other dignitaries around Canada, was the commander of Canada's largest Air Force base until he was charged ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Man Bits Officer at Bar Fight

    BURLINGTON, Iowa - A Burlington man has been arrested for allegedly biting a police officer who was trying to break up a fight at a bar early on New Year's Day. [widget:news__all_discussion] Thaddeus Purnell is charged with serious assault and aggravated assault on a peace officer. Police were called to the Boogaloo Cafe. When officers arrived, authorities say Purnell was standing ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -2
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    Europe Terror Threat Still Active

    Europe Terror Threat Still Active
    LONDON – European security officials said Wednesday a terror plot to wage Mumbai-style shooting sprees in Britain, France and Germany is still active and that sites in Pakistan — where the threat was intercepted two weeks ago — are being scoured for al-Qaida operatives. The plot was still in its early stages and not considered serious enough to raise the current ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Dept. Raises $60K in Drug Seizure Vehicle Auction

    DETROIT - To John Clark, the 1989 Chevrolet Caprice represented a possible buy: It was cruddy under the hood, but had sparkling rims and a killer sound system. To Detroit police, it represented dollar signs. The vehicle -- seized in a drug investigation -- was among 75 auctioned off Tuesday, generating more than $60,000 for the department's growing narcotics forfeiture fund. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Deputy Takes Over RI State Police on Interim Basis

    NORTH SCITUATE, R.I.—The Rhode Island State Police is getting a temporary new leader following the resignation of Col. Brendan Doherty. Doherty says his deputy will take over as superintendent on an interim basis once his resignation becomes effective Friday. Lt. Col. Raymond White will serve as the acting superintendent of the state police until Doherty's successor, Steven O'Donnell, can officially assume ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    FBI: 5.5 Percent Drop in Violent Crime

    FBI: 5.5 Percent Drop in Violent Crime
    WASHINGTON - Crime levels fell last year compared to 2009, continuing a downward trend that saw a 5.5 percent drop in the number of violent crimes last year and a 2.8 percent drop in the number of property crimes. Figures released by the FBI Monday also showed that there were declines in all four categories of violent crime in 2010 and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Hero Officer Helps Family Escape House Blaze

    ST. CLOUD, MN - St. Cloud police officer Matt Gannon was mere seconds away from the end of his Sunday morning shift and on his way home when he happened upon a burning house. "I got out of my squad car and started pounding on doors, trying to get people out of there," Gannon said. Thanks to his action, two adults ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +8
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