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    Happy 236th Birthday Army

    Happy 236th Birthday Army
    When the American Revolution broke out, the rebellious colonies did not possess an army in the modern sense. Rather, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various New England militia companies. They had no unified chain of command, and although Artemas Ward of Massachusetts exercised authority by informal agreement, officers from other colonies were not obligated ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +6
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    Detectives Make Arrest In 4-Year Cold Case

    Detectives Make Arrest In 4-Year Cold Case
    SACRAMENTO - Sacramento County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the 2007 slaying of 39-year-old John Pogacar near Rancho Cordova, the sheriff's department reported. Kirk Jared Rivers, 22, left, walked into the sheriff's department Monday afternoon and handed a security officer a note in which he claimed responsibility for the killing of a man in 2007, said ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +9
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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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    Crows and Police Face Off In Unusual Turf War

    Crows and Police Face Off In Unusual Turf War
    EVERETT, Wash. -- Officers at a Seattle-area police department have found themselves in a flap with some unusual suspects: an angry flock of birds. Crows have been attacking police in the parking lot of an Everett Police Department precinct station. They've been swooping down and dive-bombing the officers as they walk to and from their cars. Lt. Bob Johns said he ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    It's Life in Prison for Dallas Cop Killer

    It's Life in Prison for Dallas Cop Killer
    DALLAS - A jury on Monday sentenced Charles Payne to life in prison for the murder of Dallas police Senior Cpl. Norm Smith in January 2009. After State District Judge Rick Magnis read the jury’s verdict, Smith’s mother, Carolyn Long, smiled slightly and reached over and briefly clasped the hand of Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Teena Schultz. Schultz is a member ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +17
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    BART Officer Convicted in Killing Released

    BART Officer Convicted in Killing Released
    LOS ANGELES — A white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer convicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man that has drawn continuing protest was released from jail early Monday after serving one year of a two-year sentence, officials said. Johannes Mehserle managed to slip away from the Los Angeles County's Twin Towers jail shortly after midnight unseen ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +8
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    Police Bust International Pedophile Ring

    Police Bust International Pedophile Ring
    LINCOLNSHIRE, UK - A gang of pedophiles used such a large internet server to store millions of indecent images that when it was switched on by detectives the lights in the building dimmed. Officers in Lincolnshire who helped to jail the gang had to sift through more than five million indecent images of children in a four-year operation. The images and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +11
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    Is Peanut Butter Smeared On Mail Assault?

    CALHOUN COUNTY, MI - A Michigan woman who told police she's highly allergic to peanuts wants assault charges against her husband's ex-wife for sending him a letter smeared with peanut butter. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports the woman told police she believed the peanut butter on a bill was an attempt to harm her. The case is being reviewed by the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    DC to Enter Redesigned Squad Cars In National Contest

    DC to Enter Redesigned Squad Cars In National Contest
    WASHINGTON — The police officers responsible for Capitol Hill are engaged in some friendly competition — involving their squad cars. The U.S. Capitol Police, in the process of a fleet redesign that officials believe will save money while also producing sleeker-looking cars, is entering its new vehicles in a national design competition. “We’re proud of our design. We want it to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
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    Head-On Collision Kills Deputy Sheriff

    Head-On Collision Kills Deputy Sheriff
    ASHLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an on-duty sheriff's deputy and a 77-year-old man have been killed in a collision on an upstate New York road near the Pennsylvania border. The Chemung County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Jeffrey Alexander was traveling on Route 427 in the town of Ashland when he collided head-on with another vehicle around 11 a.m. Sunday. The ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -28
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    Chicago to Add 150 More Beat Cops

    Chicago to Add 150 More Beat Cops
    CHICAGO - Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his plan to reshuffle 500 Chicago police officers primarily to beat-patrol duties as part of his campaign pledge to send more officers to the streets. On Sunday, Emanuel told several reporters and dozens of patrons huddled at the Illinois Centennial Monument in Logan Square that he would continue to beef up the city's ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +1
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    Officer Injured In Hit-and-Run

    CHICAGO - Chicago police this morning were holding a motorist who they said struck a police officer during a North Side traffic stop and then took off. The officer, assigned to the Near North police district, was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a Jaguar at about 2:10 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Sheffield Avenue in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
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    Veteran Cop Passes Away After Being Hit by Wrong-Way Driver

    Veteran Cop Passes Away After Being Hit by Wrong-Way Driver
    DETROIT - A veteran of the Detroit Police Department who was hit by a car while on foot patrol in Greektown last Sunday has died. Police were notified around midnight this morning that Charles Armour had died, Detroit Police spokeswoman Sgt Eren Stephens said. Armour worked for the department for more than 16 years, she said. A news conference is scheduled ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -16
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    Woman Gets Back $30K Ring After 14 Years

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A woman in New Mexico has been reunited with a $30,000 diamond engagement ring that she lost while making dinner in 1997. Santa Fe police say the ring was returned to its owner Wednesday. It had been in a police evidence room for more than two years. The police department said a few weeks ago it ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +15
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    State Police Chopper Forced to Make Emergency Landing

    WAKERFIELD, MA - A state police helicopter made an emergency landing on a ball field behind a Wakefield supermarket this morning due to “mechanical issues.” The helicopter, Air 4, swooped down in a baseball field behind a Shaw’s off Route 129 in after two warning indicator lights came on in the cockpit, according to state police. The helicopter’s pilot and tactical ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +9
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    Standoff Ends With Suspect In Custody

    WALLINGTON — A man who barricaded himself inside an Azalea Drive house and threatened suicide after police came to evict him from the foreclosed residence was taken into custody early Thursday afternoon. Bergen County and local police were on the scene in Wallington. The man was led out of the home in handcuffs at 12:55 p.m. and placed in an ambulance. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +4
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    Man Shot in Struggle With Police Officer

    BOSTON - A man was shot in the shoulder last night during a struggle with a Boston police officer on Washington Street in Roxbury, a department spokesman said. Several officers went to a Washington Street address around 7:32 p.m. after getting a report of a person with a gun, said David Estrada, police spokesman. The suspect, who was not identified, was ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    Officer's Missing Firearm Located, Returned

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT - A Salt Lake City police officer was breathing a sigh of relief Friday after his lost and loaded duty firearm was recovered. The officer had lost the matte black Glock semi-automatic handgun on Wednesday after leaving the weapon on the trunk of his car and then driving off. Details on where the gun was found and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -11
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    Deputy Assigned to US Marshal Task Force Killed Serving Warrant

    Deputy Assigned to US Marshal Task Force Killed Serving Warrant
    KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina deputy was shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant in a recent killing. U.S. Marshal Service spokeswoman Nikki Credic said the deputy shot Thursday night in Kinston was part of an agency task force that included local and federal officers. Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said the victim was a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -41
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    Cop Found Guilty In Marine’s Shooting Death

    Cop Found Guilty In Marine’s Shooting Death
    BALTIMORE - Baltimore police Officer Gahiji Tshamba was found guilty of manslaughter Thursday in the shooting death one year ago of Tyrone Brown, a Marine veteran and father of two. "The defendant overreacted and in fact exacerbated this whole tragic" set of event, said Baltimore Circuit Judge Edward R.K. Hargadon. More than 21 witnesses appeared over six days, offering varied accounts ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +18
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