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    Mishawaka Remembers 'Outstanding Officer' as Quiet

    MISHAWAKA — Mishawaka police Cpl. James Szuba's death Saturday night in a crash with a suspected drunken driver left Dan Green angry and saddened. Szuba was one of four officers who in 2004 rescued Green's then-5-year-old grandson, Jaran Newgent, from an icy retention pond near his Normain Heights home. [widget:news__all_discussion] "It hurts me," Green said. "He did what he had to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -1
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    NFL Running Back Accused of Stealing $20 from Officer’s Wife

    NFL Running Back Accused of Stealing $20 from Officer’s Wife
    Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch reportedly has been accused of stealing $20 from a police officer's wife. The Buffalo News reported Saturday on its website that a complaint to police said Lynch took money from the woman last month at a restaurant in Hamburg, N.Y. The woman's husband, Buffalo Police Sgt. William Crawford, filed the complaint with Hamburg police a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -21
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    Calif. Judge Orders 60 lbs. of Pot Returned to Defendant

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge has ordered that 60 pounds of pot confiscated by the California Highway Patrol during an arrest be returned to the defendant. Superior Court Judge William Sterling on Friday ordered the marijuana returned to Saguro Doven. The 33-year-old's attorneys successfully argued that he had the legal right to transport it under medical marijuana guidelines issued ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -21
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    Early Release: 48 of 56 Freed Inmates Back in Jail

    Early Release: 48 of 56 Freed Inmates Back in Jail
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When Gov. Pat Quinn halted a secret early prison release program last week, he acknowledged that 56 of the freed inmates were already back behind bars -- 48 of them for violating rules of their parole. What he didn't say was that those broken rules included at least 17 allegations of violent crimes, including attempted murder, armed robbery ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -29
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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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    Okla. Police Officials Charged in Drug Case

    Catoosa's assistant police chief and court clerk were charged Thursday in federal court in Tulsa with illegally possessing and distributing controlled drugs. Assistant Police Chief Paul Richard Whitmire, 44, is charged with three counts of illegally obtaining hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever. Court Clerk Phyllis June Matthews, 55, is charged with three counts of distribution of hydrocodone. [widget:news__narcotics] The charges, unsealed ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -3
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    Officer's Jaguar, Gun, Credentials Stolen When Car Left Running

    Officer's Jaguar, Gun, Credentials Stolen When Car Left Running
    A law enforcement officer's Jaguar was stolen in Prince George's County on Saturday night with the officer's gun and credentials inside, authorities said. Just after 5:45 p.m., police were dispatched to a shopping area near Central Avenue and the Capital Beltway for the report of a stolen auto. An officer from the District had left his Jaguar unattended with the keys ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -22
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    Police Looking for Shooters in Officer Ambush

    Police Looking for Shooters in Officer Ambush
    ANCHORAGE, AK - The chance of a full recovery "looks very good" for the Anchorage police officer who was shot as many as five times over the weekend, a police spokesman said Sunday as detectives chased leads on his attackers. No arrests have been made in what police are calling an ambush on 47-year-old Officer Jason Allen on Saturday in Fairview. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -3
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    Language Barrier Causing Problems for Houston Police

    Language Barrier Causing Problems for Houston Police
    Police officers arriving at a murder scene at a north side apartment complex could not speak Spanish to the residents, so a cameraman from a local TV station translated until bilingual officers arrived hours later. It is a situation that plays out across Houston several times a week as officers who speak only English rely on wrecker drivers, bystanders or victims' ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Corporal and K-9 Killed in Crash

    Corporal and K-9 Killed in Crash
    MISHAWAKA, Ind. — A Mishawaka policeman and his police dog have died in a traffic accident in the northern Indiana city. Mishawaka Police Chief Mike Samp says 42-year-old Cpl. James Szuba (SOO'-buh) and his dog Ricky died Saturday night. Szuba was providing assistance on a call when the squad car was sideswiped by another vehicle. Samp says the officer was using ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -58
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    Cop's Search Justified by Car's Odors Court Says

    Cop's Search Justified by Car's Odors Court Says
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The strong whiff of air fresheners and other odor-masking agents was enough reason for a highway officer to suspect a pulled-over driver might be a drug trafficker, according to the Utah Court of Appeals. Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Jensen pulled over Heather Richards in 2007 for crossing the fog line and following another vehicle too ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated +22
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    Former NYPD Commissioner Backed into Pregnant Woman; Drove Off

    Former NYPD Commissioner Backed into Pregnant Woman; Drove Off
    NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police commissioner has been accused of backing his SUV into a pregnant woman, then driving away. Police say Howard Safir bumped the woman with his Cadillac Friday afternoon in Manhattan. She was treated for a bruised shoulder, but wasn't seriously hurt. [widget:news__new_york_city] Police detectives decided not to press charges. They say Safir ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -13
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    Officer Shot Multiple Times in Drive-By Attack

    Officer Shot Multiple Times in Drive-By Attack
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage police officer was ambushed without provocation by unknown gunmen early Saturday as he sat in his patrol car working on an apparently unrelated assault case, police said, and city officials vowed to catch those responsible. "We are shocked, we are outraged, we are angered," Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan said at an afternoon press briefing. "This ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -16
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    Police Impersonator Fires Shot Through Homeowner's Door

    Police Impersonator Fires Shot Through Homeowner's Door
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - As his door was being kicked in during the middle of the night, George Lemmon grabbed his gun and his phone and yelled at the door, "I have a gun pointed at you, and I'm on the phone with police." That's when a bullet came through Lemmon's front door and hit his kitchen chair. A police dispatcher ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -17
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    Officer Shot by Man Firing Out Window

    Officer Shot by Man Firing Out Window
    BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an upstate New York man firing shots from his second-floor window injured a neighbor and a responding police officer before surrendering. Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn says the man began shooting randomly from the house early Friday afternoon. That was hours after a dispute with his partner. A male deputy was hit in the leg ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -20
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    Cops Nail Newark Airport Scare Guy

    Cops Nail Newark Airport Scare Guy
    The roving Romeo who threw Newark Airport into panic and chaos when he breached security to cozy up to his girlfriend was tracked down and arrested Friday. Rutgers University student Haisong Jiang, 28, admitted he was the man caught on security cameras walking down a security checkpoint exit lane into the secure area, Port Authority police said. Jiang said, "You got ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -7
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    Santa Fe Officer Shoots Suspect After 110-MPH Chase

    SANTA FE, NM - A Santa Fe police officer shot and wounded a man who sped away after he was stopped for speeding and led police chase that hit 110 mph, officials said. [widget:news__pursuits] The chase ended and the shooting happened soon after 11 p.m. in a wooded area near FM 2004 and the Interstate 45 feeder road in La Marque ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated +9
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    Mind-Reading Systems Could Change Air Security

    CHICAGO (AP) - A would-be terrorist tries to board a plane, bent on mass murder. As he walks through a security checkpoint, fidgeting and glancing around, a network of high-tech machines analyzes his body language and reads his mind. Screeners pull him aside. [widget:news__airport_police] Tragedy is averted. As far-fetched as that sounds, systems that aim to get inside an evildoer's head ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -13
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    Obama Orders More Air Marshalls

    Obama Orders More Air Marshalls
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of law enforcement officers are being trained as federal air marshals to ramp up security as the Obama administration tries to prevent a repeat of the near-catastrophic attempt to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day. President Barack Obama ordered the U.S. intelligence agencies to do a better job of recognizing serious terror threats ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated +2
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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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