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    Suspect Shot, Killed After Theft Of Police Cruiser, Chase

    Suspect Shot, Killed After Theft Of Police Cruiser, Chase
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Kentucky State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Tennessee man on Christmas by two police officers in Hardin County. According to police, 39-year-old Thomas Everett, of Elizabethton, Tenn., was shot after he brandished what officers believed was a pistol at two Radcliff police officers. Police started pursuing Everett after getting a report that he failed to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +13
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    How the Officer Saved Christmas

    How the Officer Saved Christmas
    CHICAGO - Tondonlia Brown and her two young children escaped a Christmas morning fire, only to return to their South Side apartment and find burglars had stolen their gifts and much of what they owned. Just as the holiday was looking grim, Chicago Police Officer Michael Lawrence stepped in with toys and a gift card. He'd responded to the burglary call, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +86
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    Another Officer Shooting in Wash. May Lead To New Laws

    Another Officer Shooting in Wash. May Lead To New Laws
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The murders of five police officers and this week's shooting of two more have lawmakers thinking about more than a looming budget deficit as they prepare to return to the state capital in January. A handful of bills sparked by the recent shootings have already been prefiled in advance of next month's start of the 60-day legislative session, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -5
  • -11

    Fort Collins Cop, Burglar Wounded in Shootout

    Fort Collins Cop, Burglar Wounded in Shootout
    Fort Collins Police Department have released the names of the police officer and burglary suspect who were shot and injured at a Fort Collins home late Christmas night. The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Loveland resident Andrew Nardello. The officers involved in the shooting are Sgt. Richard Zeigler and Officer Allen Heaton, who was wounded. Zeigler has been with Fort ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -11
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    Police: Rescue Of Kidnapped Girl A 'Christmas Miracle'

    Police: Rescue Of Kidnapped Girl A 'Christmas Miracle'
    PHOENIX, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A man suspected of abducting a 5-year-old girl in Arizona has been taken into custody after a police chase ended in a crash, authorities said. Police, who had been looking for the girl for eight hours Friday, spotted a suspicious vehicle in north Phoenix, which sped away, leading police on chase that ended in a crash, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +21
  • -32

    Terrorist Tries to Blow Up Plane During Final Approach

    Terrorist Tries to Blow Up Plane During Final Approach
    WASHINGTON — - In what was described as an act of terrorism, a Nigerian passenger attempted to ignite an incendiary device Friday aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit as the plane began its approach for landing, federal officials said. The plane landed safely shortly before noon. The suspected would-be bomber suffered burns as the result of his attempt, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -32
  • -68

    Missouri Trooper Fatally Struck on Christmas Day

    Missouri Trooper Fatally Struck on Christmas Day
    EUREKA, Missouri. — A Christmas blast of winter weather led to dozens of stranded motorists and injuries on Friday, including the death of a state trooper who was responding to an accident. Missouri Highway Patrolman Dennis Engelhard, 49, was on the scene of a minor accident on Interstate-44 near Eureaka when he was struck by an SUV that had lost control ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -68
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    One of Two Wounded Officers Home for Christmas

    One of Two Wounded Officers Home for Christmas
    SEATTLE — Shortly after being released from a hospital on Christmas Eve, one of the two Pierce County sheriff's officers shot in an ambush by a drunken man visited his partner, who is fighting for his life in a Seattle medical center. A motorcade of police escorts accompanied Sgt. Nick Hausner as he left Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma on ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +26
  • +11

    Search Of Car Turns Up Gift-Wrapped Marijuana

    Search Of Car Turns Up Gift-Wrapped Marijuana
    JOPLIN, Mo. -Some people won't be getting the Christmas presents they were expecting. Missouri troopers seized about 20 pounds of marijuana from a car this week — some of it in luggage, and some in boxes wrapped as Christmas gifts. [widget:news__narcotics] The Highway Patrol says troopers found the marijuana in the car they stopped for speeding on Interstate 44 near Joplin. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +11
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    Just Like Santa Claus, Dispatcher Delivers

    Just Like Santa Claus, Dispatcher Delivers
    A message that Toledo police officers look forward to came across their service radios without fail at 7:30 p.m. yesterday, just as it has on Dec. 24 for more than three decades. Three times on every Christmas Eve for the last 35 years, Officer James "Jim" Ogle has made the announcement over police channels: "Attention all units, attention all units: Be ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +20
  • +17

    Improper Turn Signal Leads To Tenn. Meth Bust

    Improper Turn Signal Leads To Tenn. Meth Bust
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Two suspects charged with dealing methamphetamines were arrested Monday morning in a multi-state chase. The chase started in Southaven, Miss. and ended at I-40 and Covington Pike, leading to the arrest of Daniel Cox, 44, and Melissa Beckham, 39 for possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell. [widget:news__narcotics] Southaven police began pursuing the suspects about ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +17
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    Wounded WA Deputies Called Family Men, Good Officers

    SEATTLE — A Pierce County sheriff's deputy severely wounded during a domestic violence call is a family man who loves adventure and gave up a comfortable career in manufacturing to enter law enforcement, friends and family say. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] Kent Mundell Jr. was in critical condition Wednesday at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, spokeswoman Susan Gregg-Hanson said. He and sheriff's Sgt. Nick ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +5
  • -6

    Ex-Cop Indicted In Illegal Database Searches

    A former Marana police officer has been indicted on more than two dozen felony charges, including those alleging he conducted unauthorized computer searches on such people as former UA softball pitcher Taryne Mowatt and KOLD TV anchorwoman Heather Rowe. Calvin Ingram, 39, was arraigned Tuesday in Pima County Superior Court on 25 counts of computer tampering and one count each of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -6
  • -31

    District Wants PA SRO Fired After Fight with Student

    The Philadelphia School District is recommending that a school police officer who scuffled with a Frankford High School football player two months ago be fired and that a second officer be disciplined. Jeffione Thomas, 18, a sophomore, said that when he arrived late for school Oct. 29, the officers followed him in, then jumped him. One handcuffed him, he said, while ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -31
  • -6

    City Settles $44 Million Police Abuse Suit For $2 Million

    City Settles $44 Million Police Abuse Suit For $2 Million
    BALTIMORE - In August 2006, a Baltimore jury awarded Albert Mosley $44 million after concluding that he became paralyzed when a city police officer threw him against a jail cell wall. Baltimore officials have now agreed to pay less than 5 percent of that amount, with the city's spending panel approving $2 million Wednesday to settle the matter. The vote ends ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -6
  • -38

    Man Fires Several Rounds at WA Officer

    Man Fires Several Rounds at WA Officer
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man fired several rounds at a Spokane police officer early Wednesday, mising the officer but hitting his patrol car. The shooting happened as the officer, who has not been identified, was guarding the scene of an earlier shooting, where an 18-year-old man was injured.Related: Smith: 1970s Trend of Assassinating Cops Returning?The officer was not injured. Later in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -38
  • +6

    Police Talk Hostage-Taker in Wheelchair Out of Post Office

    Police Talk Hostage-Taker in Wheelchair Out of Post Office
    WYTHEVILLE, Va. - A daylong standoff at a small-town post office in western Virginia ended last night with three hostages being released and a suspect in custody, police said. Police had earlier cordoned off three blocks after an armed man in a wheelchair entered the post office and took a number of people hostage. The man made no demands other than ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
  • +49

    Balloon Boy Parents Get Jail Time for Hoax

    Balloon Boy Parents Get Jail Time for Hoax
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The parents who carried out the balloon boy hoax were sentenced to jail Wednesday and given strict probation conditions that forbid them from earning any money from the spectacle for four years. Richard Heene was sentenced to 90 days in jail, including 60 days of work release that will let him pursue his job as a construction ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +49
  • +4

    Police Stop Generous Ind. 5th-Grader With $10,000

    SELMA, Ind. — Police say a fifth-grader handed out about $300 to others on the bus ride to his eastern Indiana school. Problem is, they say, the cash was among some $10,000 he took from his grandparents' safe. Delaware County Sheriff George Sheridan says the boy was riding the bus to Selma Elementary School when he handed out the money on ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
  • +19

    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets

    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets
    Streamlining the upper management of the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday he plans to take 130 officers off desk duty and return them to the streets. "This will be the first wave of officers as we move forward," Beck said, outlining the organizational changes he is making during his first months as chief. "This will be extremely ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +19
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