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    Hero Officer Helps Family Escape House Blaze

    ST. CLOUD, MN - St. Cloud police officer Matt Gannon was mere seconds away from the end of his Sunday morning shift and on his way home when he happened upon a burning house. "I got out of my squad car and started pounding on doors, trying to get people out of there," Gannon said. Thanks to his action, two adults ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Trooper Arrests Illegal Alien with 12 Aliases in Traffic Stop

    Boston -- An illegal alien with 12 aliases, 10 outstanding warrants and disfigured fingerprints was nabbed Sunday in Wakefield after he handed a fake driver's license to a trooper, state police said. Lorenzo Echevacia, 39, of Brockton, was arraigned Tuesday in Malden District Court on the motor vehicle charges and then transported to Middlesex Superior Court on the outstanding warrants, most ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +5
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    Tulsa-Area Officers to Give Tornado Aid

    Tulsa-area law enforcement officers are reaching out to help their counterparts in Alabama and Mississippi who were hardest hit by the tornadoes last week. Ten-Four Ministries is working with law enforcement officers in the Tulsa area to help officers in the communities of Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, Ala., and Smithville, Miss., said Tulsa Police Capt. Travis Yates. The police departments in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
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    LA Police Reveal Two New 'Grim Sleeper' Cases

    LA Police Reveal Two New 'Grim Sleeper' Cases
    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police detectives say they are investigating two additional killings that may be linked to the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer case. The Los Angeles Times reports detectives revealed the probes during a community meeting Wednesday night at a church just a few blocks from the home where Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested last summer. The detectives declined ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -2
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    Man Bits Officer at Bar Fight

    BURLINGTON, Iowa - A Burlington man has been arrested for allegedly biting a police officer who was trying to break up a fight at a bar early on New Year's Day. [widget:news__all_discussion] Thaddeus Purnell is charged with serious assault and aggravated assault on a peace officer. Police were called to the Boogaloo Cafe. When officers arrived, authorities say Purnell was standing ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Towing Turf War Leads to Shootings, Fire

    Towing Turf War Leads to Shootings, Fire
    PHILADELPHIA — A tow truck driver is shot, allegedly by a rival, at an accident scene. Two days later, properties linked to both companies are torched or riddled by gunfire. A towing turf war has broken out in Philadelphia. "I've never seen problems where it erupted into this kind of violence," Philadelphia police spokesman Frank Vanore said. Philadelphia has tried in ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    San Francisco Police Rescue Man From Water Near Pier

    San Francisco police rescued a man in the water near Pier 45 today, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A man was seen swimming in the water near the Harbor Queen vessel and encountered some sort of difficulty, Petty Officer David Font said. Police were notified of the issue by Harbor Queen crewmembers just before 4 p.m., Font said. "Police made sure ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Gets 5 Years for Trying to Run Down Cop

    WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) ― A Carroll County judge has sentenced a 38-year-old Westminster man to five years in prison for trying to run down a woman and a police officer trying to help her. Gary Wolfe was convicted Wednesday of two counts of first-degree assault and sentenced to 20 years with all but five years suspended. Prosecutors say Taneytown (TAW'-nee-town) police ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Deputy Takes Over RI State Police on Interim Basis

    NORTH SCITUATE, R.I.—The Rhode Island State Police is getting a temporary new leader following the resignation of Col. Brendan Doherty. Doherty says his deputy will take over as superintendent on an interim basis once his resignation becomes effective Friday. Lt. Col. Raymond White will serve as the acting superintendent of the state police until Doherty's successor, Steven O'Donnell, can officially assume ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -2
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    Officer Wounded; Gunman Killed in Drugstore Shootout

    Officer Wounded; Gunman Killed in Drugstore Shootout
    SAN FRANCISCO - A robbery suspect was killed and a California Highway Patrol officer was wounded in a shootout early Wednesday at a 24-hour drugstore in North Oakland, police said. The incident began shortly before 1:30 a.m. when several masked robbers burst into the Walgreens pharmacy at 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue and herded employees into a back room at gunpoint, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Poll Finds That most NJ Residents Don't Feel Budget Cuts Have Impacted Public Safety

    NEW JERSEY - A new poll finds most New Jerseyans are satisfied with local police services and do not feel budget cuts have impacted public safety. The Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Press Media Poll out today also finds a majority of respondents see little benefit to merging police departments. Fifty-two percent oppose the idea of a countywide police force, while 38 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    Police Lieutenant Struck by Car During Pursuit 'Going to be OK'

    A Baltimore police lieutenant hit by a car involved in a chase of suspects Wednesday evening is "going to be OK," a spokesman for the city department said. The lieutenant, whose name was not made available, remained hospitalized Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Anthony J. Guglielmi, the spokesman. The lieutenant, who is assigned to the patrol division, was manning a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +4
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    BART to Redistribute Tasers to Police Force

    SAN FRANCISCO - The BART Police Department will start redistributing Tasers to its force this week, nearly two months after the use of stun guns was halted so that officers could be retrained and updated on new department policies. "Beginning this week and hopefully completed by next Monday or Tuesday, we will redeploy Tasers to all police zones," police Cmdr. Dan ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +7
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    Man Named Stoner Arrested on Drug Charges

    A Florida man with the suggestive surname Stoner was arrested on marijuana-related charges for the second time in four years, police said. Clearwater police said officers executed a search warrant Tuesday night on the home of Glenn Stoner, 56, and discovered 19 marijuana plants along with indoor growing equipment in the suspect's bedroom, the St. Petersburg Times reported Thursday. The arrest ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
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    Yale Killing Suspect Plans to Plead Not Guilty

    Yale Killing Suspect Plans to Plead Not Guilty
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An animal research technician charged with killing a Yale graduate student is expected to plead not guilty. Twenty-four-year-old Raymond Clark III is scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday. Joe Lopez, Clark's attorney, said Clark also plans to waive his right to a probable cause hearing at which prosecutors would have to prove they ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Pa. Burglar Got Ride to Scene from Mom

    GROVE CITY, PA - A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he burglarized a home after getting a ride to the crime scene from his mom. That woman, 50-year-old Judith Martin, of Cochranton, still faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 3 on conspiracy and other charges she faces in the Jan. 13 break-in allegedly committed by her ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Officers Learn Latest Surrounding Identity Theft Crimes

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared the week of April 24 as "Identity Theft Awareness Week", state law enforcement officials heard the latest about identity theft crimes from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) and LifeLock, the industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. The free Identity Theft Summit was hosted by ITT Technical ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
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    Houston Police Probe Constable's Shooting Death

    Houston police say a Harris County deputy constable has been fatally shot. City police officers responding to a pre-dawn 911 call Tuesday found the body of 47-year-old Deputy Constable Ronnie Earl Brewer in his car. Houston police said in a Thursday news release that a woman is facing a weapon theft charge in connection with the case. Two other people have ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -1
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    Chicago to Spend $25M to Fight School Violence

    Mayor Daley today unveiled plans to use $25 million in federal economic stimulus funds to save “lost” students at Chicago Public high schools and expand the reach of three programs aimed at combating school violence. The cornerstone is a $10 million mentoring program for 1,500 high-risk students at 13 high schools. Currently, 250 students get the special attention. Mentors drawn from ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    FBI: 5.5 Percent Drop in Violent Crime

    FBI: 5.5 Percent Drop in Violent Crime
    WASHINGTON - Crime levels fell last year compared to 2009, continuing a downward trend that saw a 5.5 percent drop in the number of violent crimes last year and a 2.8 percent drop in the number of property crimes. Figures released by the FBI Monday also showed that there were declines in all four categories of violent crime in 2010 and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -1
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