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    Pleasanton Chief Retires After 30 Years Of Service

    Pleasanton Chief Retires After 30 Years Of Service
    PLEASANTON -- After being a fixture in the city's police department for the past 30 years, Chief Michael Fraser has decided to retire. Fraser was appointed to the city's top police spot in 2007 and held numerous positions from beat officer to SWAT to detective and was one of the city's first motorcycle officers. His last day is Nov. 12. "You ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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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 over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Gets 5 Years for Trying to Run Down Cop

    WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) ― A Carroll County judge has sentenced a 38-year-old Westminster man to five years in prison for trying to run down a woman and a police officer trying to help her. Gary Wolfe was convicted Wednesday of two counts of first-degree assault and sentenced to 20 years with all but five years suspended. Prosecutors say Taneytown (TAW'-nee-town) police ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +1
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Wanted Gunman's Camp Uncovered by Police

    Wanted Gunman's Camp Uncovered by Police
    The camp where suspected armed killer Raoul Moat has been living rough while on the run has been found by police. A letter addressed to his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, who he is alleged to have shot, was discovered with a tent near Rothbury, north-east England. Police have offered a £10,000 reward for information that leads to his capture and vowed they ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +2
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    Pa. Burglar Got Ride to Scene from Mom

    GROVE CITY, PA - A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he burglarized a home after getting a ride to the crime scene from his mom. That woman, 50-year-old Judith Martin, of Cochranton, still faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 3 on conspiracy and other charges she faces in the Jan. 13 break-in allegedly committed by her ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -6
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated -2
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated -2
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    Sheriff's Captain Rescues Fishermen Buried in Mud

    OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - A couple has cleaned off the mud after a nighttime fishing trip went wrong and left them buried up to their armpits in the mud of a North Carolina marsh. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Tuesday the couple were rescued after a Brunswick County sheriff's deputy in an air boat tracked them down in the dark. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +4
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    NY Police Arrest Two In Terrorist Plot

    New York, NY (AP) -- A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that two men are in custody in an investigation that may be related to terrorism in New York City. The official would not give further details about the charges the men face. The official wasn't authorized to speak about the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Officer Wounded; Gunman Killed in Drugstore Shootout

    Officer Wounded; Gunman Killed in Drugstore Shootout
    SAN FRANCISCO - A robbery suspect was killed and a California Highway Patrol officer was wounded in a shootout early Wednesday at a 24-hour drugstore in North Oakland, police said. The incident began shortly before 1:30 a.m. when several masked robbers burst into the Walgreens pharmacy at 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue and herded employees into a back room at gunpoint, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Gilroy Man Fires at Cops, Arrested

    Gilroy, Calif. -- A Gilroy man fired at police officers who had lined up outside his home on Tuesday morning, although no cops were hit, authorities said. Huriel Escalante, 36, eventually came out of his home and surrendered to Gilroy police, and was arrested for attempted murder of a police officer. Investigators said people living at a home on the 1400 ...
    Published about 8 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 almost 8 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated +7
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Va. State Workers Kick Off Weight-Loss Challenge

    RICHMOND, Va. - State workers have started a team competition to lose weight. Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday kicked off the "Governors Challenge 2010" program aimed at reducing obesity among the state's 110,000 employees. An estimated 70 percent of them are considered overweight or obese, according to state officials. State officials also hope the program will encourage other Virginians to lose ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +10
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Bank Employee, Two Civilians Held in $140K Heist

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Police say two West Palm Beach bank robbers who rode their motorcycle right into the lobby during their heist had an "inside man." Or in this case, a woman - the bank's assistant manager, whose live-in boyfriend was one of the alleged robbers. The Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday the three were arrested on federal bank ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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