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    Police Safely Locate Missing 3-Year-Old Boy Who Was Lost By Intoxicated Father

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After a frantic all-day search, a 3-year-old boy who authorities said was lost by his intoxicated father was found safe Sunday night, sleeping peacefully strapped into his car seat in a parking garage. Dylan Kurihara was found by a private citizen helping police search for the boy some 25 hours after he was last seen leaving a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    One of California's Finest, Chief Fagen, Passes Away

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Alex Fagan Sr., a larger-than-life police officer who survived a scandal that involved his rookie cop son and a bag of fajitas and rose to lead San Francisco's force, died Monday in London, friends and authorities said. The former police chief collapsed after walking his dog, friends said. He had turned 60 on Nov. 2. A Scotland Yard ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives

    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives
    NEWARK, NJ - When a skeletal staff in the city clerk’s office can’t get to a ringing phone, citizens can leave a message and wait for a return call. But when a phone goes unanswered in a police or fire station, people could die. The ultimate bottom line in the massive budget cuts rolling violently throughout the state might not be ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Crime-Ridden Camden to Rehire Fifty Officers

    Crime-Ridden Camden to Rehire Fifty Officers
    CAMDEN, NJ - Some Camden police officers and firefighters will be back in uniform April 1 thanks to an influx of funds. City officials today announced a plan that rehires 50 police personel and 15 firefighters via $2.5 million in "payment in lieu of taxes," or PILOT, funds. Mayor Dana Redd made the announcement weeks after city council shot down a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +22
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    9/11 Kin Praise bin Laden Death While Nursing Pain

    9/11 Kin Praise bin Laden Death While Nursing Pain
    NEW YORK - Nearly 10 years after his wife was killed at the World Trade Center, Charles Wolf still falls asleep each night on one side of his bed. On Monday, news of the death of the man who helped orchestrate that emptiness brought Wolf a muted joy. He declared himself glad it was finally over - still aware that, for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Park Police Forced to Shoot Man Who Refused to Drop Gun

    HAINS POINT, DC - An officer shot and wounded a man who allegedly refused to drop a gun during an overnight encounter with police at Hains Point, a U.S. Park Police spokesman said. The man was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries, and police continue to investigate what prompted the shooting in Southwest Washington, said Sgt. David ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    Man Approaching With Ax Shot by Police

    DES PLAINES, Ill. - Authorities in suburban Chicago say a Des Plaines police officer fatally shot a 24-year-old man who refused to drop the ax he was holding. [widget:news__illinois] The Cook County medical examiner's office says Krzysztof Kaczor (KRISH'-stof kot-CHUR') was pronounced dead early Monday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Des Plaines Police Chief Jim Prandini says his ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Key Security Agencies Lack Permanent Leaders

    Key Security Agencies Lack Permanent Leaders
    WASHINGTON – Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off airplanes and out of the country have been without their top leaders for nearly a year. It took the Obama administration more than eight months to nominate anyone to lead the Transportation Security Administration and the Customs and Border Protection agency. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of U.S. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
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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 7 years ago | Rated +22
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    L.A. Intersection Named for City's First Black Officer Killed in Line of Duty

    L.A. Intersection Named for City's First Black Officer Killed in Line of Duty
    His widow was too poor to buy a headstone for his grave. So Los Angeles' first black police officer to be killed in the line of duty was buried in an unmarked grave when he was laid to rest 87 years ago. This week, city leaders took steps to remedy that oversight by designating the downtown intersection of Central Avenue and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +22
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    Police: Motel Guest Assaults Man with Live Python

    ROCK HILL, SC - Police in South Carolina have arrested a man who allegedly assaulted another guest at a motel with a four-ft python after a row over loud music. The alleged victim, who was not badly injured, told police he had complained about music coming from the other man's room and they had had a row. Hours later, the man ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Sheriff's Deputy Dies One Week After Vehicle Crash

    Sheriff's Deputy Dies One Week After Vehicle Crash
    RICHMOND, VA - A Richmond sheriff's deputy has died a week after she was involved in a single vehicle crash at VCU Medical Center. On Friday, June 11, Caroline Green, 51, a two-year sheriff's department veteran, crashed an unmarked vehicle into a wall next to a VCU Medical Center entrance around 10:45 p.m. The car ran into a concrete and glass ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -19
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    Rally Targets Youth Violence As Crime Rate Drops

    CHICAGO - As Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis released preliminary crime statistics Sunday morning showing a 2.3 percent decline in murders, downtown and North Side community groups prepared to rally for action to stop violence against youth. Weis said there were 343 murders committed from January through September, eight fewer than last year at this time. The drop puts the city ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Charged In Detective's Parking Lot Death

    Man Charged In Detective's Parking Lot Death
    BALTIMORE - A 25-year-old Southeast Baltimore man was charged Sunday with killing an off-duty Baltimore police detective, who died after being struck in the head with a piece of concrete during an argument over a parking spot in Canton. Detective Brian Stevenson, an 18-year veteran and married father of three, had gone out to have dinner on the eve of his ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +17
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    Six Officers Fired Days After Agreement Is Reached

    Six Officers Fired Days After Agreement Is Reached
    NAPERVILLE, IL - Only four days after announcing a contract agreement that raises the salaries of its rank and file police officers, Naperville officials on Monday laid off six members of the force. “This is very upsetting, to say the least,” said officer Vince Clark, president of Naperville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42, which represents 137 officers. “It’s just shocking, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -33
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    Wife Bites Off Husband's Tongue During Goodnight Kiss; Sings Christmas Carols

    Wife Bites Off Husband's Tongue During Goodnight Kiss; Sings Christmas Carols
    WAUWATOSA, WI - A 79-year-old man had his tongue bitten off by his wife after he tried to give her a goodnight kiss. Victim Willard Lueders was able to mumble to emergency dispatchers that he needed an ambulance at his home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. When police arrived at the house his wife Karen, 57, threw coffee at the officers. They were ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -15
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    Murder Suspect Dies in Shootout After Injuring 3 Cops

    Murder Suspect Dies in Shootout After Injuring 3 Cops
    WEST UNION, Ohio - Investigators hope forensic evidence and autopsies on an Ohio man and four relatives he's suspected of murdering will help them piece together the links between the rural home where the relatives' bodies were found and the city neighborhood about 90 miles away where the man died in a shootout with police. Autopsies on the four victims are ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +9
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    Police: Missing Nursing Student Was Murdered

    HAYWARD, CA - Police in Hayward, Calif., said Monday night that “compelling evidence” now indicates that a nursing student who has been missing for more than a week was murdered. Michele Le, 26, who grew up in San Diego County, was last seen about 7 p.m. on May 27, when she left Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Hayward, where she was doing ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -9
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    Police Arrest Suspect In 53-Year-Old Murder

    Police Arrest Suspect In 53-Year-Old Murder
    SEATTLE - More than 50 years had passed since she’d seen the clean-cut teenager, but Kathy Chapman still recognized him when a detective dropped his photo in front of her. He was the young man she’d last seen talking with her best friend, Maria Ridulph, just before the 7-year-old Sycamore girl vanished from their neighborhood on Dec. 3, 1957, Chapman recalled ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +11
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    Court Restricts Police Use of Tasers to Immediate Threats

    Court Restricts Police Use of Tasers to Immediate Threats
    Police who use stun guns must first believe their target represents an immediate threat, not simply acts erratically or refuses to obey orders, a federal court has ruled. The San Francisco Chronicle says that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' 3-0 ruling "sets judicial standards for police and for people hit by a Taser who claim they were victims of excessive ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -84
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