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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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Police, Clergy Teaming Up for Community Ambassadors Program

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Des Moines police, local pastors and other volunteers are preparing a new liaison program that will use community ambassadors. The Des Moines Register says the program will be coordinated by the police department and members of Des Moines' Black Ministerial Alliance. It builds on the work of the Rev. Irvin Lewis, the police chaplain who died last summer ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Pa. Man Fined for 'Dirty' Words on State Truck

    HERMITAGE, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man has been fined $50 for using his finger to write derogatory words on the dirty cab of a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission truck. Charles J. Vranich, 33, of South Pymatuning Township, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct last week on a citation filed by Fish Commission Officer Jeffrey Giardina. Vranich wrote the words on ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Oklahoma City Police Take Heat, Lose Pepper-Eating Contest

    Oklahoma City police officers and firefighters squared off against each other in a jalapeno eating contest Tuesday at the Whataburger at NW 36 and MacArthur Boulevard. [widget:news__off_beat] The firefighters won and received a $750 check to be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The police officers received a $250 check that will be donated to the Police Action League. The contest ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    NYPD Settles Police Shooting Case for $7M

    NEW YORK - The city of New York has agreed to pay more than $7 million to settle a civil lawsuit stemming from the fatal 50-bullet police shooting of an unarmed man on his wedding day. The settlement filed in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday pays $3.25 million to the estate of Sean Bell, who was killed in 2006 outside a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Deputies Arrest Suspect Following Four-Hour Standoff

    BROOKSVILLE - A man is facing battery and resisting arrest charges following a 4 1/2-hour standoff with deputies and striking his brother in the head with a rifle. Deputies arrived Sunday at 25114 Richbarn Road, Brooksville, where they were advised that Cameron Marshall, 28, discharged a firearm and struck his brother in the head with it during a verbal altercation in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Networking Helped ID Serial Stabbing Attacks

    Police Networking Helped ID Serial Stabbing Attacks
    Police believe Elias Abuelazam's stabbing spree started in late May when he killed a 31-year-old on a dark street in Flint, Mich., but Flint police did not begin discussing the possibility of a serial killer until late July, when the area had six stabbings over six straight nights. By the time they reached out to Michigan State Police to create a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Seattle Officers Arrive to Help Investigate Officer Ambush

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two Seattle police detectives have arrived in Anchorage to help authorities investigate a shooting that left an officer with serious injuries. [widget:news__washington] Lt. Dave Parker says the detectives played pivotal roles in investigating an Oct. 31 ambush on a parked patrol car in Seattle that killed Officer Timothy Brenton and injured another officer. Christopher Monfort has pleaded not ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Jail Inmates Being Put to Work Outside

    FAIRFAX, Va. - The chain gang is making a comeback in Fairfax County -- only without the chains. County corrections officials have been putting inmates to work mowing grass, removing snow, painting over graffiti and doing other outdoor work. Inmates volunteer for the program and get five days off their sentences for every 30 days of work. The workers wear gray ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Police Arrest Getaway Driver After Shoot-Out

    DETROIT - Detroit police have arrested a second person in a restaurant robbery Friday that ended after cops shot and critically wounded one of the suspects during a traffic stop. The 17-year-old boy, who is accused of being the getaway car driver, was nabbed around 4:30 p.m. Friday on the 12600 block of Riad on Detroit’s east side, police spokeswoman Sgt. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Cash Seizures Quadruple On U.S.-Mexico Border

    PHOENIX — Seizures of money bound mostly for Mexico's violent drug cartels more than quadrupled this year on the Arizona border, and government officials are crediting beefed-up screening at checkpoints. Inspectors intercepted $1.1 million heading into Mexico in fiscal 2008. This year, they netted $4.9 million. [widget:news__narcotics] Brian Levin, a Customs and Border Protection spokesman, said the seizures reflect a new ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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