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    NJ Men Accused in Somali Terror Plot Due in Court

    NJ Men Accused in Somali Terror Plot Due in Court
    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — The young men's intentions were sinister, investigators say: to head to Somalia to seek terror training from al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists and unleash attacks against fellow Americans. But their preparations apparently were unsophisticated. They lifted weights, bought military-style pants and water bottles, played violent video games and watched terrorist videos online. They had no known connections to terrorist groups, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Current Budget Draft Means 120 Less Baltimore Officers

    More than 600 city workers - including 120 police officers - would lose their jobs under a stark budget scenario presented Wednesday by Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake's administration. Seven fire companies would close, 90 firefighters would be let go and more than half of the city's recreation centers would be shuttered under the preliminary plan, which would cut key services to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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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 8 years ago | Rated +5
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated +12
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    Authorities: Man Used Van to Ram, Steal Parking Meters

    CHICAGO - A suspect was charged early this morning in connection with the theft of several of the hefty pay-and-display parking boxes from city streets, police said. Jeffery Kaput, 38, of the 5500 block of West Cortez Street, was charged with four felony theft counts related to the 200-pound LAZ boxes, according to police. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated +6
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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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    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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    Accused Mass Murderer Vowed Death to Police, Congresswoman

    Accused Mass Murderer Vowed Death to Police, Congresswoman
    Jared Loughner, accused of shooting U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords wrote "die bitch" and "die cops" on a letter he received from the lawmaker in 2007, officials said. The note was found by FBI investigators searching the Tucson home of Loughner and his parents, Captain Chris Nanos of the Pima County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday. On the morning of the shooting, That ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -3
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +9
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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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    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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    Border Sheriffs Get Fed Funding

    WASHINGTON — A $446.8 billion spending bill for various federal agencies, passed by the House on Thursday, includes $4.8 million in funding for county sheriff departments along the U.S.-Mexico border. The funds were tucked into the bill by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas. She said the money would be used to pay for overtime, hire additional personnel and purchase equipment. [widget:news__chiefs__sheriffs] ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +9
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated +3
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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 7 years ago | Rated +7
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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 7 years ago | Rated +10
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    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself

    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself
    NEW YORK - Lawyers for three cops on trial for a sodomy attack on a suspect branded the alleged victim a lying scammer who caused his own injuries - while his hands were cuffed behind him. "He was digging and digging at his backside," John Patten, lawyer for Officer Richard Kern, said in opening arguments Thursday. The accuser, Michael Mineo, was ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -2
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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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    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 about 7 years ago | Rated +1
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