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    LA Police Reveal Two New 'Grim Sleeper' Cases

    LA Police Reveal Two New 'Grim Sleeper' Cases
    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police detectives say they are investigating two additional killings that may be linked to the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer case. The Los Angeles Times reports detectives revealed the probes during a community meeting Wednesday night at a church just a few blocks from the home where Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested last summer. The detectives declined ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Officers Release Image of Suspected Bank Robber

    HOUSTON, TX - Authorities are asking the public to help them identify a man they say robbed a bank on Interstate 45 in southeast Houston. Money was taken at the Capital One Bank in the 11400 block of the Gulf Freeway near Almeda-Genoa Road Tuesday. [photo:572889] The suspect walked into the bank, went to the customer check-writing counter and wrote a ...
    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 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Police Search For Motive In Restaurant Shootings

    Police Search For Motive In Restaurant Shootings
    LOS ANGELES — Police searched for a motive yesterday for a fatal shooting at a San Bernardino restaurant in which a gunman attacked his stepdaughter’s family, killing her husband and 6-year-old son, and then fatally shooting himself. The woman and another child were wounded in the attack. Jimmy Schlager, 56, arrived at the Del Taco restaurant in San Bernardino on a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -4
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    Feds Award $46 Million to Help State Police Health Insurance Rate Increases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurance premium hikes will get a harder look in most parts of the country, thanks to an infusion of federal cash for state regulators. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced $46 million in federal grants to help states strengthen their oversight of health insurance rate hikes. It's the first installment of $250 million ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Wounded Wisconsin Officer's Recovery Progressing

    FOND DU LAC, Wis.— The Fond du Lac police officer shot and wounded during a confrontation with a suspect has been moved out of intensive care. Physicians at Theda Clark Medical Center say 33-year-old Ryan Williams "is doing phenomenal." Williams was critically injured by two gunshots to the chest last weekend. His comrade, Officer Craig Birkholz, was killed by the gunman, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +12
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    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs

    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs
    PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 TASERs to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people. The cost, about $850,000, will be paid from a pool of federal stimulus money the city received last year. In total, the department is to receive $1.9 million to buy ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated +6
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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 9 years ago | Rated +8
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    Police Lay More Charges Against Base Commander

    Police Lay More Charges Against Base Commander
    BELLEVILLE, Ontario — A former top Canadian military commander and elite pilot accused of murdering two women and sexually assaulting two others has now been charged with 82 counts of burglary, police said Thursday. Col. Russell Williams, who once flew Queen Elizabeth II and other dignitaries around Canada, was the commander of Canada's largest Air Force base until he was charged ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -3
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    Chicago to Spend $25M to Fight School Violence

    Mayor Daley today unveiled plans to use $25 million in federal economic stimulus funds to save “lost” students at Chicago Public high schools and expand the reach of three programs aimed at combating school violence. The cornerstone is a $10 million mentoring program for 1,500 high-risk students at 13 high schools. Currently, 250 students get the special attention. Mentors drawn from ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +4
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated +6
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    Trooper Arrests Illegal Alien with 12 Aliases in Traffic Stop

    Boston -- An illegal alien with 12 aliases, 10 outstanding warrants and disfigured fingerprints was nabbed Sunday in Wakefield after he handed a fake driver's license to a trooper, state police said. Lorenzo Echevacia, 39, of Brockton, was arraigned Tuesday in Malden District Court on the motor vehicle charges and then transported to Middlesex Superior Court on the outstanding warrants, most ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +5
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    San Francisco Police Rescue Man From Water Near Pier

    San Francisco police rescued a man in the water near Pier 45 today, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A man was seen swimming in the water near the Harbor Queen vessel and encountered some sort of difficulty, Petty Officer David Font said. Police were notified of the issue by Harbor Queen crewmembers just before 4 p.m., Font said. "Police made sure ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Yale Killing Suspect Plans to Plead Not Guilty

    Yale Killing Suspect Plans to Plead Not Guilty
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An animal research technician charged with killing a Yale graduate student is expected to plead not guilty. Twenty-four-year-old Raymond Clark III is scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday. Joe Lopez, Clark's attorney, said Clark also plans to waive his right to a probable cause hearing at which prosecutors would have to prove they ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -6
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    Authorities Make Arrest In Deadly Mass. Arson

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a fire in Northampton that claimed the life of an elderly man and his son. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel (SHY'-buhl) said in a statement that 25-year-old Anthony P. Baye was arrested at about 8 p.m. on Monday. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Northampton District Court ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -1
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    No Charge For La. Police Officer in Shooting Death

    NEW ORLEANS -- A grand jury on Thursday declined to indict a white police officer who shot an elderly black man in the small Louisiana town of Homer in a case that heightened racial tension and sparked protests. The panel returned a "no true bill," meaning the case won't go to trial, after considering and rejecting a range of charges including ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +3
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    Vatican to Bishops: Report Sex Abuse to Police

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has told bishops around the world to cooperate with police in reporting priests who rape and molest children and to develop guidelines for preventing abuse by May 2012. But the suggestions in the letter Monday from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are vague and non-binding and fall short of recommending the tough ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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