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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated -9
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    Officer's Quick Actions Saved Drowning Teen

    Officer's Quick Actions Saved Drowning Teen
    KENT, Ohio— A Kent Police Department Patrolman made a snap decision and saved a teen from drowning in the Cuyahoga River. Saturday evening, Officer Jim Ennemoser heard an emergency call for the fire department over the scanner, and decided to head to the river himself. He got there first. "I was coming down the path right here, I could hear people ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +32
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    5 American Soldiers Killed in Baghdad Rocket Attack

    BAGHDAD — Five American troops serving as advisers to Iraqi security police in eastern Baghdad were killed Monday when rockets slammed into the compound where they lived. The deaths were the largest single-day loss of life for American forces in two years. The U.S. military announced the deaths in a brief statement, excluding details. Two Iraqi security officials later said the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -12
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    Two Deputies Injured During Pursuit of Alleged Murderer

    JACKSON COUNTY, IA - An Iowa man was arrested in Philip on Sunday after his wife was found dead and his two-year-old son went missing at their home in Greene, Iowa. Police arrested 39-year-old Thomas Petersen on Highway 73 near Philip around 7:30 Sunday morning. An Amber Alert had been issued for Petersen's son. South Dakota police tracked down the car ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -11
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    Throw the Book At Ruthless TX Cop Killer

    Throw the Book At Ruthless TX Cop Killer
    SAN ANTONIO — Detectives continue to seek clues to the motive — if any — behind the ambush-style slaying of a Bexar (BAYR) County sheriff's deputy at a San Antonio intersection. Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz has scheduled news conference Monday to discuss what has been learned about the May 28 death of sheriff's Sgt. Kenneth Vann. That's after the Sunday arrest of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +8
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    Cop Rescues Puppy Trapped in Tornado Debris

    Cop Rescues Puppy Trapped in Tornado Debris
    MONSON, MA - Amid the devastation left by the tornadoes that ripped through Central and Western Massachusetts Wednesday, a state trooper has brought a measure of joy to a family in one of the hardest hit towns. State Police said in a statement that Trooper Brian Pearl rescued a 25-pound, dark brown shar-pei-chow mix puppy from a collapsed home on Stewart ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +19
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    Former Officer Killed In Afghanistan IED Blast

    Former Officer Killed In Afghanistan IED Blast
    KENTON COUNTY, KY - Brett Benton, a former Kenton County police officer, was killed in Afghanistan Saturday, according to a statement issued by the police department Saturday night. The Dry Ridge man, in his mid-30s, was working as a private contractor in the war-torn country, just months after leaving the local force. It's unclear for which company he was employed. Details ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -13
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    Bail Reduced for Cop-Killer's Relative

    FOND DU LAC, WI - A Fond du Lac woman charged with threatening the girlfriend of a man accused of gunning down a Fond du Lac police officer is out on bail. [photo:604813] Hlee Y. Cruckson, 29, of 159 Mary's Ave. was released Friday from Fond du Lac County Jail. She was being held on charges of reckless endangerment and pointing ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Officer Stable After Being Stabbed in Chest

    Officer Stable After Being Stabbed in Chest
    CAMDEN — A veteran police officer was stabbed in the chest trying to break up a fight on a city street corner, according to a report by the Gloucester County Times. The officer, a 14-year veteran of the force, was in critical but stable condition Sunday at Cooper University Hospital. A spokesman for Camden Count Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk did not ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -12
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    Police: Children Witness Mother's Fatal Shooting

    CANTON, GA - A Canton man was in the Fulton County Jail Monday, charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and mother of his two children Sunday while the toddlers looked on. The slaying was the third deadly domestic incident of the weekend in metro Atlanta. According to Milton police, the shooting happened around 2 p.m. Sunday when Christopher Erdman met Shannon Lawrence ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    Officer Struck By MO Tornado's Lightening Dies

    Officer Struck By MO Tornado's Lightening Dies
    RIVERSIDE, MO - The Riverside police officer struck by lightning while helping with the Joplin tornado died this morning at a Springfield hospital. Jefferson “Jeff” Taylor, who volunteered to go to Joplin, was 31 years old. He is the first Riverside officer ever to die in the line of duty. “We are heartbroken,” Riverside Police Chief Greg Mills said today in ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -44
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    John Edwards To Be Indicted On Criminal Charges

    John Edwards To Be Indicted On Criminal Charges
    RALEIGH - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards reportedly will be indicted today on criminal charges that he broke campaign finance laws to cover up his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter. ABC News, citing unnamed sources, says the indictment will be handed down in Raleigh today unless a plea deal is reached. A "person with knowledge of the investigation" says Edwards' ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +20
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    Jaycee Dugard Tells Terrifying Tale of Captivity

    Jaycee Dugard Tells Terrifying Tale of Captivity
    Placerville, CA -- For 18 years, Jaycee Dugard never said her own name. And, she said, she never tried to flee from Phillip Garrido, the predator who used a stun gun to abduct her from her South Lake Tahoe bus stop at age 11. At first, Dugard told an El Dorado County grand jury, the threat of being shocked again kept ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -7
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    Dugard's Kidnapper Sentenced to 431 Years

    Dugard's Kidnapper Sentenced to 431 Years
    PLACERVILLE, Calif. — The couple who kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and held her captive for nearly two decades were sentenced to prison yesterday, after listening to angry and emotionally wrought statements from the victim and her family. Philip Garrido, 60, received a term of 431 years in prison. His wife, Nancy, 55, was sentenced to 36 years to life. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +63
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    Riot Protests More Police Power Over Homeless

    PHILADELPHIA - More than 100 advocates for the homeless protested outside City Hall on Thursday, trying to thwart efforts in City Council to bolster police power in dealing with people living on the streets. Council was supposed to have taken up an amendment that would have changed the rules on how police officers interact with the homeless. The bill was drafted ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -6
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    UK Police Cleared of Assaulting Terror Suspect

    LONDON (AP) — Four British police officers have been cleared of attacking a terrorist suspect they were arresting on a U.S. extradition warrant. Constables Nigel Cowley, Roderick James-Bowen, Mark Jones and John Donohue were found not guilty on Friday of assaulting Babar Ahmad in December 2003. Ahmad, a 37-year-old computer specialist, is accused by the United States of running websites used ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +9
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    Police Carry Special Olympics' 'Flame of Hope'

    Police Carry Special Olympics' 'Flame of Hope'
    LAGUNA BEACH – Though a coastal breeze temporarily blew the torch out, local police, fire and marine safety officers didn't falter as they ran to herald in the Special Olympics. About 20 Laguna Beach officers escorted the "Flame of Hope" along Pacific Coast Highway Thursday morning before handing off to Newport Beach police and firefighters. After starting its journey at the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +13
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    Woman Sets Home Ablaze, Shoots Self When Police Serve Order

    CANONSBURG, Pa. — Authorities say a 76-year-old Pennsylvania woman being served an order to stay away from her husband kept police at bay for two hours, then set her house on fire and shot herself to death. Police in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Peters Township say the standoff began Thursday afternoon when officers tried to serve Claire Rush with a protection from abuse ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police Shoot Concrete Alligator

    A police officer in Independence, Mo., who thought he was killing an alligator on the loose, discovered he had shot a life-size concrete lawn ornament. The police department ended up apologizing to Rick Sheridan, the cement gator's owner, WDAF-TV, Kansas City, reported. Sheridan said he heard gunfire as he worked in his garage last weekend and went out to investigate, discovering ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +49
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