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    Severed Finger Leads Florida Police to Suspected Arsonist

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- A piece of a severed finger inside a glove led police to a suspected arsonist. Investigators found the finger near the door of a burning home along North Dixie Highway on Friday night. They checked local hospitals and found that 24-year-old Ismael Ortiz had been treated for a similar injury. Ortiz was arrested and charged with arson of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Officers Defend Case Work In Levy Investigation

    WASHINGTON, DC - District crime-scene and U.S. Park Police officers testifying in the Chandra Levy case on Thursday defended how they handled and processed the slain woman's remains and other items found in Rock Creek Park a year after she disappeared. The testimony came a day after Dupont Circle cabinetmaker Phillip Palmer told the court that he found Levy's skull in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Face Cleaver-Wielding Suspect at Temple Service

    Police Face Cleaver-Wielding Suspect at Temple Service
    CLEVELAND — A man entered his Sikh temple in suburban Cleveland early Thursday, raised a meat cleaver near two members preparing for morning prayers, and was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Police don't believe Ravinder Nijjar, 41, of Bedford, had a religious motive for his behavior at the temple, where he worshipped, Police Chief Greg Duber said. Nijjar entered ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +4
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    Suspect in Girl's Kidnapping Shoots Self When Police Arrive

    Suspect in Girl's Kidnapping Shoots Self When Police Arrive
    HAWK POINT, MO — A man police wanted to talk to regarding the kidnapping of four year old Alisa Maier shot himself when officers came to his door.. Paul S. Smith shot himself about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon on Highway D in Hawk Point, Missouri, west of O'Fallon. Police would not say if Smith, was the primary suspect in the case. In ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +2
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    FBI No-Show in NYC Terror Probe Raises Questions

    NEW YORK - The glaring absence of federal authorities at this week's announcement of the arrests of two men accused of plotting to attack a New York City synagogue is raising questions about the strength of the case against them and how severe the threat was. The terrorism arrests were announced with fanfare in City Hall and a dramatic photo of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -8
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    Sheriff Joe to Get Ruling On Attendance at Meeting

    PHOENIX (AP) - A judge is expected to rule Monday morning on whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has to attend a meeting to explain why his office hasn't handed over records that the Board of Supervisors had subpoenaed. Arpaio asked the judge to throw out the subpoena that supervisors issued in an attempt to see whether the sheriff had misused ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -2
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    Suspect Pleads Guilty in Failed NY Car Bomb Attempt

    Suspect Pleads Guilty in Failed NY Car Bomb Attempt
    NEW YORK - Calling himself a "Muslim soldier," a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to the failed Times Square car bombing, saying his attack was the answer to "the U.S. terrorizing . . . Muslim people." Faisal Shahzad entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan days after a federal grand jury had indicted him on 10 terrorism and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +4
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    Publishers Sue Va. Prisons for Banning Law Guide

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia prison officials have unconstitutionally banned inmates from receiving a book that teaches them how to file lawsuits concerning mistreatment or poor prison conditions, the book's publishers claim in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. National Lawyers Guild and the Center for Constitutional Rights, both nonprofit civil rights organizations, sued state Department of Corrections Director Gene Johnson, officials at ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -10
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    State Police Confirm Shooting, Arrest of Idaho Fugitive

    BOISE, ID - Police wounded an armed Idaho man who had eluded authorities since late last week following a robbery, kidnapping and car theft near a central Oregon campground. James Patrick Powers, a 47-year-old Boise resident, was shot Saturday evening by an Oregon State Police trooper as he walked toward the city limits of the town of Oakridge. He’s being treated ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Girl, 6, Killed By Car Fleeing LA Police

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police pursuit has ended in a deadly crash, with the suspects' car hitting and killing a 6-year-old girl. Officer April Harding says police were responding to a report of a man with a gun when the pursuit began Thursday night. Harding says the suspects' car lost control in a residential area of Lakeview Terrace and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -6
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    Extra Security Called for England-Germany World Cup Game

    Extra Security Called for England-Germany World Cup Game
    JOHANNESBURG — Extra security will be enforced at the England-Germany second-round game at the World Cup on Sunday, with South Africa police describing it as a "high priority" match. England and Germany will play at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, which has a relatively small capacity of 40,911. "Those are high-priority teams for us," South Africa Police Service spokeswoman Brigadier ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    To Help With Department Backlog, Outside Labs Will Test DNA Kits

    LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA - Local officials reacted positively Monday to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announcement that it had assigned nearly 5,000 DNA evidence kits from rape and sexual assault cases to outside labs for testing. The 4,763 kits from the Sheriff's Department and some smaller police departments that rely on the county still need to be tested and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: Parade Bomb Had Chemicals Mixed With Shrapnel

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Authorities in Washington state say the person who left a bomb along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in downtown Spokane had mixed a chemical with shrapnel. Spokane County Ozzie Knezovich told the Spokesman-Review that tests are being conducted to determine the chemical and whether it made the bomb potentially more deadly. The bomb was found ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -14
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    Police Take Over from Army at Mexico Border

    Police Take Over from Army at Mexico Border
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican army troops were pulled off Ciudad Juarez's streets Thursday and replaced by thousands of federal police officers who will take over the fight against drug-related violence that claimed over 2,600 lives last year in this border city. With lights flashing and helicopters churning overhead, dozens of blue-and-white federal patrol cars, trucks and armored cars streamed onto ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +2
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    Police Protection for Family of BP Boss

    Police Protection for Family of BP Boss
    UK - Police have launched an operation to protect the family of Tony Hayward, BP's British boss, after they received hate mail and threatening phone calls. The chief executive's wife Maureen said the material had made her and her two children feel "rather uncomfortable" at their home in Kent. The family has been targeted amid growing hostility to the firm in ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -3
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Roads Closed For Arlington Officer's Funeral

    Roads Closed For Arlington Officer's Funeral
    A memorial service will be today for an Arlington police officer killed last week in the line of duty, and motorists passing through town between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. should be prepared for traffic delays. Craig Story, 34, was killed Wednesday while trying to pull over a speeding motorist on South Cooper Street. His motorcycle struck a school bus ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated +5
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    Trooper Rescues Man, 90, from Rushing River

    Trooper Rescues Man, 90, from Rushing River
    GRANT COUNTY, OR - An Oregon State Police Trooper rescued a 90-year-old man from the swift currents of the John Day River today, state police reported. Grant County emergency dispatchers received reports of a car submerged in the river about 1:55 p.m. in the Picture Gorge area of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, about five miles west of Dayville. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +4
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Woman Picks Up Fast Food Before Allowing Cop to Charge Her With DUI

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a woman insisted on picking up some fast food before she allowed an officer to charge her with drunken driving. The Plain Dealer newspaper of Cleveland reports police in suburban North Royalton got a call about a car weaving and going off a road at a little after 1 a.m. earlier this ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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