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    Police Fear Social Media Will Help Keep Drunk Drivers on the Road

    Police Fear Social Media Will Help Keep Drunk Drivers on the Road
    Police around the country will be setting up the usual sobriety checkpoints tonight, but this year there's a new factor in play to outfox them: Twitter. In Fresno, Calif., police say they know their checkpoints are being avoided by young drivers sending tweets. Sgt. Dave Gibeault, head of the traffic unit, tells McClatchy Newspapers his own daughter has sent him text ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -19
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    Cyclist Suing NY Cop For Hitting Him With Patrol Car

    BRONX, NY - A Bronx bicyclist is suing the NYPD claiming a reckless cop hit him with a car near the Macombs Dam Bridge. Michael Molina was cycling last April 25 when officer Patrick McKenna hit him with a patrol car, according to the suit filed Monday in Bronx Supreme Court. Molina suffered from a number of scratches and bruises in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -25
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    Police Commissioner Hospitalized After Collapse

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Police Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson is expected to remain hospitalized for the next day or two after collapsing during a news conference. Gipson was in suburban Cheektowaga to discuss a new law involving driving while intoxicated when he fell to the floor while standing behind a podium with other law enforcement officers Wednesday morning. [widget:news__all_discussion] Police ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Two Deputies Injured by Inmate at Courthouse

    Two Deputies Injured by Inmate at Courthouse
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An inmate awaiting a court hearing shot a deputy and stabbed another in a holding cell at a northern Virginia courthouse Wednesday, authorities said. Fauquier County sheriff's Lt. James Hartman said George Golder Phillips II, 30, of Warrenton shot one deputy in the leg, and stabbed the other in the face around 1 p.m. Both were taken ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -21
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    Police Recover Stolen Defibrillators

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police say five defibrillators recently stolen from central Ohio hospitals have turned up at a secondhand store. Columbus police say the lifesaving heart devices were recovered Wednesday on a tip from someone who had seen them and heard about the thefts. Detective Brian Lacy says the shopkeeper is cooperating and didn't know the equipment was stolen. [widget:news__career_profiles] Ohio ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Guard and Robber Injured at McDonald's

    An armed robber and a security guard were wounded during a shootout at a McDonald's restaurant Wednesday night, police said. Police said the guard tried to persuade the man not to rob the restaurant in the 1100 block of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and they exchanged shots. They said the guard was wounded in the arm and neck and is expected ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Horrific Scene Awaited Police Officers in Philadelphia Home

    Horrific Scene Awaited Police Officers in Philadelphia Home
    PHILADELPHIA - Officer George Bengal, director of law enforcement at the Pennsylvania SPCA, came out of a Feltonville house yesterday carrying box after box of dead animal parts and skins. After hours of digging through the dirt in an enclosed back area of the house and searching through the clutter of the house, PSPCA investigators found the remains of about 400 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -33
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    Escaped Convict Taunts Police on Facebook

    Escaped Convict Taunts Police on Facebook
    BRITAIN - British police would likely love to defriend an escaped prisoner who continues to taunt them by posting photos of himself enjoying his Christmas on Facebook. Craig "Lazie" Lynch, a 28-year-old convicted burglar, has gained an Internet following as he has posted regular updates on the social networking site since his escape from Suffolk's Hollesley Bay Prison on Sept. 23, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -62
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    Off-Duty Officer Shot, Friend Killed, in Philly Shooting

    Off-Duty Officer Shot, Friend Killed, in Philly Shooting
    PHILADELPHIA - An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was in serious condition and a friend was dead after the two were shot during a robbery attempt in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood last night. Police later shot a man who matched the description of one of the assailants and arrested a man with him. The officer, Martin P. Campbell, was hit in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -10
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    FDA Cautions Against Agent Impersonators

    FDA Cautions Against Agent Impersonators
    Extortionists posing as federal agents have taken up to $31,000 from frightened people who thought they would be prosecuted for purchasing their medications from outside the country, federal regulators said this week. The Food and Drug Administration has 75 to 100 recent reports nationwide of people receiving calls from individuals claiming to be FDA special agents or law enforcement officials.The targets ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009

    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009
    Five ambush-style incidents that ended in the shooting deaths of 15 police officers are putting a damper on a positive trend this year: The number of officers who died in the line of duty was the lowest in 50 years. "It really is a classic good news-bad news story," says Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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    Man Drinks at Bar then Attempts to Rob It

    HARRISBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Police arrested a man accused of robbing the same Harrisburg bar in which he had been drinking. Sheriff Tim Mueller of Linn County said the man had been drinking at MacEnzi's Bar and Grill on Saturday. He left around 10 p.m., but came back about 25 minutes later with a beanie pulled over his face. He allegedly ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    New York City Safer Than Ever Before?

    New York City Safer Than Ever Before?
    NEW YORK - New York is on pace to record fewer murders in 2009 than in any year in recent memory - and overall crime is plummeting, too, officials said Monday. "All of the experts said it couldn't be done, particularly in a down economy, but we've done it and we should all feel very proud," Mayor Bloomberg boasted in announcing ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    City Pays over $150K in Stun Gun Incident

    City Pays over $150K in Stun Gun Incident
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The El Paso County commissioners have voted to pay $56,000 to settle a federal lawsuit by a man shot by a sheriff's deputy with a stun gun. The commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday for the settlement with 48-year-old Jiles Theron Bennett of Peyton and his wife, Jill. The county also paid about $105,000 in legal fees and ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -14
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    Authorities Declare War on Graffiti

    Authorities Declare War on Graffiti
    VISTA - Vista authorities have their own message for taggers: “We want them to know that we’re going after them, and it’s going to cost them a lot of money — not only that but jail time,” said Elvys Cabrera, the graffiti investigator for the Vista sheriff’s station. The arrest Monday of a 16-year-old boy who is believed to be responsible ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Sheriff Calls for Death Penalty in Child Murder Case

    DOVER, Del. - Investigators say the kidnapping and murder of a Maryland girl, whose body was found on Christmas Day, calls out for the death penalty. "I was a believer in capital punishment before this, but I'm a stronger believer today," says Wicomico County Sheriff Michael Lewis. The body of 11-year-old Sarah Foxwell was found two days after she was abducted ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    One Victim in Triple Murder Was Affiliate of Bloods Gang

    BRANDON - One of three men slain at a Brandon home this morning is affiliated with the Bloods street gang, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies say. Authorities say Bloods member Tony Black, 22, was found dead in the back yard of 507 S. Oakwood Ave. along with Vincent Thomas, 22, and Rafael G. Guadalupe, 21. Ralph Arroyo, 21, was assaulted but survived ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Man Unloads 58 Guns at Gift Exchange

    Man Unloads 58 Guns at Gift Exchange
    COMPTON, Calif.—Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies say they expected a good turnout for the department's "gifts for guns" exchange in Compton, but even they were surprised when a man showed up with 58 guns. After the man unloaded the weapons Tuesday, he drove away with several thousands of dollars in supermarket gift certificates in return. Under the policy, there are no ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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    Police Prayer Policy Taken to Court

    Police Prayer Policy Taken to Court
    RICHMOND, Va. - A state legislator is renewing his effort to undo a Virginia State Police requirement that its chaplains deliver only non-denominational prayers at official events. Del. Charles Carrico claims that the 2008 directive from State Police Superintendent Steven Flaherty violates the chaplains' constitutional right to free exercise of religion. [widget:news__religion] The retired trooper and Grayson County Republican introduced legislation ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -18
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    Ex-Employee Shoots Manager, Then Self

    Ex-Employee Shoots Manager, Then Self
    LAKESIDE — A Barona Gaming Commission employee who was fired last month walked into a commission office armed with a shotgun Tuesday morning and shot and killed a manager, then turned the gun on himself, authorities said. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore identified the shooter in the murder-suicide as Donnell Roberts, 38, of El Cajon. He worked as an investigator ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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