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    San Jose Chief Sworn In By Department's Watchdog

    SAN JOSE - The biggest news at San Jose police Chief Chris Moore's swearing-in ceremony Thursday may have been who administered the oath of office. In a move heavy on symbolism, Moore was sworn in by former Judge LaDoris Cordell, the city's official police watchdog whose office had a rocky relationship with Moore's predecessor, Rob Davis. Moore asked Cordell to perform ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -9
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Armed, Masked Man Steels $367 From Bingo Game

    Caledonia - Police continued their search Sunday for two robbers who stole $367.50 from a bingo game at the Racine Elks Lodge in Caledonia and for the driver who helped them escape. [widget:news__off_beat] The armed and masked robbers first encountered a 69-year-old Caledonia man Saturday as he was leaving the hall at 5844 Douglas Ave., forced him on the ground and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -6
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Scammer Sends $4,000 Check to Police in Washington

    RICHLAND, Wash. - Not even the police are immune from those offers of free money from African countries that are really scams. Richland police could use another $4,000, but the department wasn't tempted by the cashier's check it received Friday in the mail from the country of Benin. Officer Erica Tungesvik said officers immediately recognized it as a bogus attempt to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Kansas City Police Show Up for Health Insurance Debate In Full Force

    KANSAS CITY - Hundreds of Kansas City police officers packed the board room at police headquarters Thursday for a discussion about whether to merge their health insurance with the city’s plan. The officers — along with some police retirees and family members — showed up because they’re worried what a merger would mean for their health costs and benefits. City officials ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Messages Sent to Rival Lead to Charges Against Officer

    A St. Paul police officer has been charged with harassment and unauthorized computer access after she allegedly sent taunting, sexually explicit messages to a romantic rival. Jessica Elizabeth Phillips, 28, left voice mail and sent text messages and e-mails to a victim identified as K.T. between May 2008 and September 2009, according to a criminal complaint filed late Tuesday in Ramsey ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -4
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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 8 years ago | Rated -9
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    $500 Tip Leads Police to $66 Million in Fake Bills

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police have arrested a Lebanese man allegedly carrying fake currency with a face value of $66 million after he tipped a hotel staff with a $500 note, an official said Friday. The largest U.S. note currently in wide circulation is a $100 bill. But police found bundles of $1 million, $100,000 and $500 notes in the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -1
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    FBI: DC Schools Evacuated After Receiving Suspicious Letters

    FBI: DC Schools Evacuated After Receiving Suspicious Letters
    WASHINGTON -- Nearly 30 letters that contained a white, powdery substance delivered to District of Columbia schools on Thursday are similar to those mailed to schools elsewhere in the U.S. over the last several weeks, the FBI said. Preliminary testing by hazardous materials crews found the powder in the letters received in the district was not harmful, two law enforcement officials ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Recover Religious Relic Stolen from Church

    BOSTON - The man on the phone had a crazy story, something about a religious artifact stolen from a church in Boston. As Vermont State Trooper Steven Cuttita waited for him to come to the barracks, he started Googling. “It seemed a little far-fetched to me, but I had to check it out anyway,’’ Cuttita said in an interview yesterday. Six ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Off-Duty Officer Shoots, Critically Injures Man

    An off-duty Philadelphia police officer shot and critically wounded a 23-year-old man in the city's East Frankford section Monday afternoon after, he said, he saw the man carrying a gun. The victim, whose name has not been released, was in critical condition Monday night at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. The officer, whom police would not identify, told authorities he was helping a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: Give Wash. Judges More Leeway to Deny Bail

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Law enforcement officers asked lawmakers Tuesday to support several bills introduced in response to the murder of four Lakewood police officers, including a constitutional amendment that would give judges leeway in denying bail. "The question is 'Would these bills have made a difference?'" in preventing the murders of Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated +6
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    Man Wearing Nothing But Sneakers, Underwear Tasered

    BRIDGEPORT -- A man wearing nothing but sneakers and underwear was Tasered twice and arrested following an altercation with officers at around midnight Tuesday, police said. Police spokesman Tim Quinn said the incident took place at the intersection of Bunnell and Williston streets. Police believe the man was high on PCP at the time of the incident. Robert Frye, 30, of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Carnegie Heroes Name 19 Recipients

    Carnegie Heroes Name 19 Recipients
    Recipients of Carnegie Heroes Fund medals being awarded Thursday. Ages listed are how old each person was at the time of the event described: -Jeffrey R. Heimbach, 29, of Denville, N.J., pulled an 18-year-old man from a burning vehicle that crashed in Roxbury Township, N.J., on Sept. 23, 2008. -Garrett T. Townsend Jr., 58, of Detroit, drowned helping to save a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    LA On Track for Record-Low Number of Homicides

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday that the city is on pace to finish the year with fewer than 300 homicides, which would mark about a 75% decline in killings since the city’s peak in the early 1990s, reaching a low not seen in several decades. To date this year, 216 people have been killed at ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    Driver Plows Into Deputy's Car, Crashes Into House After Running Stop Sign

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Shelby County Sheriff's deputy's attempt to stop a driver for a traffic offense started a chain of events that included the suspect ramming a police cruiser and heavily damaging a house. A news release from the department said Deputy Richard Henderson tried to stop a driver after seeing his car run a stop sign Tuesday morning. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -3
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    Sheriff Has Questions About Sobriety Program

    Sheriff John Walsh is trying to iron out details on how he will handle the state's newly adopted 24/7 Sobriety Program. The new law puts the sheriffs in each county in charge of managing the program. The law requires people accused of more than one DUI offense to take a breath test for alcohol consumption twice a day while they are ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    NJ Man Suspected of Shooting Officers Kills Self

    TRENTON, N.J. - A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty New Jersey correction officer and wounding another has committed suicide in a cemetery after being spotted by police. The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office says Ralph Johnson shot himself in the head at around 4 p.m. Wednesday and died later at a hospital. Prosecutors say the 60-year-old Johnson shot his ex-wife ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -3
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    Man With Grudge Busted by Surveillance Photos

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -A Port St. Lucie man who stole a delivery driver's keys to get back at him over a grudge has been arrested on felony burglary charges. Matthew Everett Gray allegedly admitted swiping the keys of a Pepsi-Cola service truck because he wanted the driver to get in trouble at work. The keys unlocked some 20 vending machines. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -1
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