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    Authorities: Man Used Van to Ram, Steal Parking Meters

    CHICAGO - A suspect was charged early this morning in connection with the theft of several of the hefty pay-and-display parking boxes from city streets, police said. Jeffery Kaput, 38, of the 5500 block of West Cortez Street, was charged with four felony theft counts related to the 200-pound LAZ boxes, according to police. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    NH Police Chief Rescues Dog from Icy Water

    KINGSTON, N.H. — A New Hampshire police chief says he did what anybody would do when he waded into the icy Great Pond in Kingston to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice. Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs says he saved a little boy’s dog. Jennifer Jenkins says her dog named Chloe, the constant companion of her 3-year-old son ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +6
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    Confidential Data Stolen from Officer's Cruiser

    KENT, UK - Confidential documents have been stolen from the boot of a car belonging to a Kent Police officer. A member of the public found the paperwork dumped in the street the day after the theft and took it to a local police station. An investigation by the Information Commissioner concluded the force needed to improve its safeguards for documents ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Man Tied to Hollywood Publicist Slaying Kills Self

    Man Tied to Hollywood Publicist Slaying Kills Self
    The murder mystery of top Hollywood film publicist Ronni Chasen took a shocking new twist Wednesday when a suspect in the grisly slaying committed suicide. The man, whose name was not released, shot himself as Beverly Hills cops approached him at his dingy Hollywood apartment building lobby and tried to serve him a search warrant in connection with the Nov. 16 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    Beatles Impersonator Arrested Outside of Gig

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's going to be a hard day's night in jail for a Beatles impersonator after police arrested him on an old warrant outside an appearance on a San Diego morning news show. Carlsbad police Lt. Marc Reno says Theodore "Ted" Felicetti was arrested Friday on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a drunken driving charge ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    22 Cab Drivers Arrested in Undercover Police Operation

    SEATTLE - Nearly two dozen taxi drivers were arrested or targeted by police Thursday after investigators say a months-long investigation showed they were trafficking stolen goods in downtown Seattle. The effort, dubbed Operation Yellow Jacket, lasted at least 10 weeks and targeted what police said was an open-air market for stolen goods in the Westlake Avenue area. The operation was launched ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: Man Kills Self After Failed Heist

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Authorities have identified the 66-year-old man who shot himself to death after what police said was a failed attempt to rob a bank in Lowell. Investigators said William Champagne, of Lowell, took his own life on Saturday after firing two shots at a police officer. The officer had responded an alarm at the Lowell Cooperative Bank. Authorities ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    AMW Nets Few Tips In Hunt for Officer's Shooter

    LINCOLN CITY, OR - A quick segment on "America’s Most Wanted" television show Saturday night brought in a few tips in last week’s shooting of Lincoln City police Officer Steven Dodds. But none panned out, said Lincoln City police Lt. Jerry Palmer. [photo:590379] "It was what we expected," Palmer said. "This week’s show was already in intact. The best they could ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Police: 911 Did Not Put Carjacking Victims on Hold

    Police: 911 Did Not Put Carjacking Victims on Hold
    ATLANTA - Audio provided Monday night by the Atlanta Police department showed that the students kidnapped Sunday night from Morehouse were not put on hold when they called 911. Two of the students, who were placed in the trunk of a car during the carjacking used a cell phone to call for help, and said they eventually had to call Morehouse ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Driver Faces Multiple Charges in Theft of Deputy's Cruiser

    RUSKIN, FL - A man who crashed his car into a culvert this morning tried to steal the cruiser driven by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputy investigating the crash, according to HCSO. Shortly before 6 a.m., Deputy Richard Paul responded to a traffic crash at 809 2nd Ave. N.E. where a 1993 Mercury had driven into a culvert in front ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    CA Police Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

    SAN FRANCISCO - Bay Area drivers who text or chat on their cell phones should consider themselves warned: State and local law-enforcement agencies are looking for you this month. The California Highway Patrol and other agencies started a zero-tolerance enforcement period this week, assigning officers to issue tickets to the ever-increasing number of drivers violating the state's hands-free law. While texting ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +1
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    Standoff Involving Father, Child Ends Peacefully

    O'HARA, PA - A lengthy police standoff in O'Hara that followed a child custody dispute ended peacefully Sunday afternoon. Emergency dispatchers had said authorities had surrounded a Linwood Avenue home in which a man had barricaded himself with his 7-year-old child. A dispatch supervisor said the incident began shortly after midnight when a child welfare caseworker alerted authorities of a heated ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +10
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    Police Wound Man Who Drew Gun On Detectives

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville police have wounded a man who pulled a gun on detectives who were executing a search warrant. Deputy Police Chief Vince Robison told The Courier-Journal the man was taken to University Hospital in serious condition after the shooting Monday night. His identity was not immediately released. No officers were injured. Robison says the 22-year-old man refused orders ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    New Effort Launched to Catch 'East Coast Rapist'

    FAIRFAX, Va.—The FBI and local police from several states are launching a new effort to catch the so-called East Coast Rapist, believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997. Authorities are hoping a tip from the public will break the case. Billboards featuring sketches of the suspect are running in the four states where attacks occurred -- ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: Man With Gun, Package Found Near Pentagon

    ARLINGTON, VA - A highway ramp near the Pentagon was shut down for hours Monday night while authorities investigated what they said appeared to be a suspicious package. They said it was determined shortly before midnight, about three hours into the incident, that no explosive or suspicious device was involved. Virginia state police said the item was in a vehicle that ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
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    SWAT Team Able to Talk Robbery Suspect Out of House

    MANCHESTER, N.H.—A New Hampshire robbery suspect is in custody after a police SWAT team talked him out of a Goffstown home that he had refused to leave for about five hours. Police say 22-year-old Logan Janas refused to leave the Goffstown residence where he was tracked by police after the clerk at a Manchester store wrote down the license plate of ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Border Sheriffs Get Fed Funding

    WASHINGTON — A $446.8 billion spending bill for various federal agencies, passed by the House on Thursday, includes $4.8 million in funding for county sheriff departments along the U.S.-Mexico border. The funds were tucked into the bill by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas. She said the money would be used to pay for overtime, hire additional personnel and purchase equipment. [widget:news__chiefs__sheriffs] ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +9
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    Armed 81-Year-Old Charged After Struggle With Police

    CAMDENTON, Mo. | An 81-year-old Camdenton man is facing several charges after an altercation with police after he walked away from a Morgan County care facility. The Camden County Sheriff's Office says the man was armed with a gun when deputies found him at a home west of Camdenton on Saturday. He was taken into custody immediately, but fired one shot ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +9
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    Arpaio Offers Security for Elected Officials

    PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is offering to provide security for elected officials and judges during public events. The offer was made in response to the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Arpaio on Wednesday sent letters with the offer to members of Congress, leaders of the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +7
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    Current Budget Draft Means 120 Less Baltimore Officers

    More than 600 city workers - including 120 police officers - would lose their jobs under a stark budget scenario presented Wednesday by Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake's administration. Seven fire companies would close, 90 firefighters would be let go and more than half of the city's recreation centers would be shuttered under the preliminary plan, which would cut key services to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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