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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives

    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives
    NEWARK, NJ - When a skeletal staff in the city clerk’s office can’t get to a ringing phone, citizens can leave a message and wait for a return call. But when a phone goes unanswered in a police or fire station, people could die. The ultimate bottom line in the massive budget cuts rolling violently throughout the state might not be ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Yale Killing Suspect Plans to Plead Not Guilty

    Yale Killing Suspect Plans to Plead Not Guilty
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An animal research technician charged with killing a Yale graduate student is expected to plead not guilty. Twenty-four-year-old Raymond Clark III is scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday. Joe Lopez, Clark's attorney, said Clark also plans to waive his right to a probable cause hearing at which prosecutors would have to prove they ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Senate Passes Benefits for Officers Following Chimp's Horrific Attack on Cop

    STAMFORD, CT - A bill prompted by a Stamford police officer's fight with Travis the chimpanzee passed the Senate on Wednesday, 29-4. The bill, which now goes to the House for a vote, would extend workers' compensation benefits to state and local police officers in imminent danger of serious physical injury or death while on the job because of an interaction ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Man Named Stoner Arrested on Drug Charges

    A Florida man with the suggestive surname Stoner was arrested on marijuana-related charges for the second time in four years, police said. Clearwater police said officers executed a search warrant Tuesday night on the home of Glenn Stoner, 56, and discovered 19 marijuana plants along with indoor growing equipment in the suspect's bedroom, the St. Petersburg Times reported Thursday. The arrest ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    Inner-City Students Honoring Sheriff With Ceremony, Award

    CHICAGO — A non-profit organization that helps inner-city students is honoring Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart. Minds Matter of Chicago says Dart has a commitment to education and has tried to ensure a bright future for Chicago youth. The organization was founded in 2006 and serves dozens of students from low-income families by providing help with college preparation. An awards ceremony ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Officers Learn Latest Surrounding Identity Theft Crimes

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared the week of April 24 as "Identity Theft Awareness Week", state law enforcement officials heard the latest about identity theft crimes from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) and LifeLock, the industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. The free Identity Theft Summit was hosted by ITT Technical ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    BART to Redistribute Tasers to Police Force

    SAN FRANCISCO - The BART Police Department will start redistributing Tasers to its force this week, nearly two months after the use of stun guns was halted so that officers could be retrained and updated on new department policies. "Beginning this week and hopefully completed by next Monday or Tuesday, we will redeploy Tasers to all police zones," police Cmdr. Dan ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    Police Make Arrest In Cold Case Slaying

    SPOKANE, WA - Spokane County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in connection with a 1992 slaying of a Spokane Valley furniture store owner during an armed robbery. Patrick K. Gibson, 58, was arrested in Stanwood on Wednesday morning on a charge of killing Brian Cole. The sheriff's office said DNA linked Gibson to the Nov. 7, 1992, slaying. The sheriff's ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    Police Release 911 Calls from CT Shooting

    MANCHESTER, CT - The first call came just after 7:25. Somebody got shot. I got shot. We need the cops. Omar Thorntons shooting people. I just got shot, Steven Hollander said. Get the cops here right away, please. Im bleeding all over the place. [photo:564190] Steve Hollander calls 911 to report the shooting. He hid in an office and made the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Cops Release Details of Recent Nightly Attacks

    Cops Release Details of Recent Nightly Attacks
    BOSTON - Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville police are sharing information on a string of attacks on women that occurred last month. Cambridge police said yesterday that investigators did not think that two attacks in Cambridge were related to each other nor to three others reported in Somerville and Boston. “We are not making that connection,’’ said Cambridge police spokesman Daniel Riviello, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Villasenor: Feds, Not cops, Must Handle Immigration

    Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor met with President Obama on Tuesday to discuss how to "fix the broken immigration issues," and told the president separations between the roles of local law enforcement and the federal government are necessary. Villasenor told a group of elected officials, law enforcement, and religious, business, labor and civil-rights leaders that local law enforcement should focus on ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Officer Who Arrested Yale Murderer May Have Saved Additional Lives

    Officer Who Arrested Yale Murderer May Have Saved Additional Lives
    BRANFORD, CT - The police officer who arrested a man charged with killing a Yale University doctor says he might have prevented two more homicides when he stopped the suspect's minivan shortly after the killing. Branford Officer Joe Peterson pulled over Lishan Wang on Monday near I-95 after Yale physician Vajinder Toor was gunned down outside his Branford home. Police say ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Chicago to Spend $25M to Fight School Violence

    Mayor Daley today unveiled plans to use $25 million in federal economic stimulus funds to save “lost” students at Chicago Public high schools and expand the reach of three programs aimed at combating school violence. The cornerstone is a $10 million mentoring program for 1,500 high-risk students at 13 high schools. Currently, 250 students get the special attention. Mentors drawn from ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    New Law Requires Police Rape Kits to be Analyzed

    CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a new law requiring police departments to get all rape kits analyzed. Starting Sept. 1, police must submit evidence in sexual assault and rape cases to the Illinois State Police laboratory or one approved by that agency within 10 business days. The kits must be analyzed within six months. Illinois Attorney General Lisa ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    FDA Cautions Against Agent Impersonators

    FDA Cautions Against Agent Impersonators
    Extortionists posing as federal agents have taken up to $31,000 from frightened people who thought they would be prosecuted for purchasing their medications from outside the country, federal regulators said this week. The Food and Drug Administration has 75 to 100 recent reports nationwide of people receiving calls from individuals claiming to be FDA special agents or law enforcement officials.The targets ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Officers Release Image of Suspected Bank Robber

    HOUSTON, TX - Authorities are asking the public to help them identify a man they say robbed a bank on Interstate 45 in southeast Houston. Money was taken at the Capital One Bank in the 11400 block of the Gulf Freeway near Almeda-Genoa Road Tuesday. [photo:572889] The suspect walked into the bank, went to the customer check-writing counter and wrote a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Feds Award $46 Million to Help State Police Health Insurance Rate Increases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurance premium hikes will get a harder look in most parts of the country, thanks to an infusion of federal cash for state regulators. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced $46 million in federal grants to help states strengthen their oversight of health insurance rate hikes. It's the first installment of $250 million ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Authorities Make Arrest In Deadly Mass. Arson

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a fire in Northampton that claimed the life of an elderly man and his son. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel (SHY'-buhl) said in a statement that 25-year-old Anthony P. Baye was arrested at about 8 p.m. on Monday. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Northampton District Court ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    No Charge For La. Police Officer in Shooting Death

    NEW ORLEANS -- A grand jury on Thursday declined to indict a white police officer who shot an elderly black man in the small Louisiana town of Homer in a case that heightened racial tension and sparked protests. The panel returned a "no true bill," meaning the case won't go to trial, after considering and rejecting a range of charges including ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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