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    Dept. Raises $60K in Drug Seizure Vehicle Auction

    DETROIT - To John Clark, the 1989 Chevrolet Caprice represented a possible buy: It was cruddy under the hood, but had sparkling rims and a killer sound system. To Detroit police, it represented dollar signs. The vehicle -- seized in a drug investigation -- was among 75 auctioned off Tuesday, generating more than $60,000 for the department's growing narcotics forfeiture fund. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +6
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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 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    Deputy Takes Over RI State Police on Interim Basis

    NORTH SCITUATE, R.I.—The Rhode Island State Police is getting a temporary new leader following the resignation of Col. Brendan Doherty. Doherty says his deputy will take over as superintendent on an interim basis once his resignation becomes effective Friday. Lt. Col. Raymond White will serve as the acting superintendent of the state police until Doherty's successor, Steven O'Donnell, can officially assume ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Man Captured After Jumping Into River to Escape Police

    CHICAGO - A man allegedly stealing catalytic converters who attempted to flee police by jumping into the North Branch of the Chicago River Wednesday night was taken into custody a short time later. Police arrived in the 2200 block of North Elston Avenue about 9:35 p.m. and a male fled on foot and jumped into the river, police News Affairs Officer ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Hero Officer Helps Family Escape House Blaze

    ST. CLOUD, MN - St. Cloud police officer Matt Gannon was mere seconds away from the end of his Sunday morning shift and on his way home when he happened upon a burning house. "I got out of my squad car and started pounding on doors, trying to get people out of there," Gannon said. Thanks to his action, two adults ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +8
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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 8 years ago | Rated +1
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Tulsa-Area Officers to Give Tornado Aid

    Tulsa-area law enforcement officers are reaching out to help their counterparts in Alabama and Mississippi who were hardest hit by the tornadoes last week. Ten-Four Ministries is working with law enforcement officers in the Tulsa area to help officers in the communities of Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, Ala., and Smithville, Miss., said Tulsa Police Capt. Travis Yates. The police departments in ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +2
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Group Raising Money to Help Protect Sheriff Joe's Image

    Group Raising Money to Help Protect Sheriff Joe's Image
    PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's image has taken a hit lately for his illegal immigration crackdowns and allegations he may have abused his power. Arpaio is also under investigation by the federal government and could face criminal charges. A close political ally has now come forward to help the sheriff protect his reputation. Vernon Parker is the former mayor ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated -6
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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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    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 about 7 years ago | Rated +3
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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 7 years ago | Rated +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated +2
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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 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 about 7 years ago | Rated +6
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Police Sent Evidence to Exonerate Steelers' Holmes

    Police Sent Evidence to Exonerate Steelers' Holmes
    PITTSBURGH - The lawyer for Steelers WR Santonio Holmes said he completed an independent investigation and is "more confident than ever" that his client will be cleared of assault allegations. "This is nothing more than frivolous and extortion and we believe we are going to show that," Adam Swickle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I have an obligation to defend (Holmes') reputation. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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