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    Officers: Six Children Robbed Nine Homes in FL

    PALATKA, Fla. -- Six children are accused of being responsible for a string of burglaries in north Florida. Palatka police say the children range in age from 10 to 15. The children face felony charges for allegedly stealing computers, jewelry, guns and other items in nine burglaries since April. Detective Danette Evey said Monday that the children didn't think they had ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Student Hostage-Taker Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

    MARINETTE, WI - A teenager who held fellow classmates hostage at a Wisconsin school Monday night has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. The 15-year-old sophomore from Marinette High School was pronounced dead this morning, according to Police Chief Jeff Skorik. Skorik says the teenager gave no reason for holding 23 students and a teacher at ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -5
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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 8 years ago | Rated +9
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +10
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    Feds Taking Action Against Bogus STD Drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are cracking down on bogus pills and supplements that their makers claim will cure or prevent sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, herpes and genital warts. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has sent warning letters to a dozen companies selling non-prescription products with names like Medavir, Herpaflor and C-Cure. The agency said ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    LA Police Identify Suspect in 1994 Murder

    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles police detectives have identified a suspect in the 1994 murder of an elderly Studio City man who was killed by a burglar. Police said Wednesday that Kevin Bernard Smith, an inmate serving time in a Mississippi prison for a narcotics conviction, was tied to the murder of Rupert Thompson with DNA evidence. Thompson and his wife were sleeping ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Art to Raise Funds for Cancer Patients Stolen from NH Hospital

    EXETER, N.H.—Police in New Hampshire are investigating the theft of two paintings from Exeter Hospital that were part of a program designed to raise money for cancer patients. The watercolor paintings belong to Exeter artist Sandy McDermott. The hospital says they disappeared on Monday. Hospital spokesman Ray Lawrence says officials aren't sure how someone could leave the hospital with the paintings. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Armed Bandit Gets $2 Million in Chips From Bellagio Casino

    Armed Bandit Gets $2 Million in Chips From Bellagio Casino
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are looking for an armed casino bandit who escaped on a motorcycle with perhaps $2 million worth of gambling chips from the posh Bellagio hotel-casino. Police Lt. Clinton Nichols told The Associated Press the robbery happened quickly. He says the bandit wore a full-face motorcycle helmet as he displayed a gun in a casino ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Armed Suspect Barricades Self, Toddler in Apartment During Standoff

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—An armed robbery suspect who authorities say fired at an officer last week before fleeing from police barricaded himself and a 1-year-old boy Wednesday inside a Sacramento apartment complex, according to a sheriff's spokesman. By late afternoon, Sacramento police outside the building had made intermittent contact with the 25-year-old, whom police have not named, said Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Tim ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -5
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    British Kickboxer Sought in Slaying of US Tourist

    BANGKOK -- A manhunt was underway Monday in Thailand for a British kickboxer police say is believed to have killed a former U.S. Marine after provoking a barroom brawl on a tropical island. Police have named 28-year-old Lee Aldhouse of Britain as the prime suspect in the weekend stabbing death of Dashawn Longfellow, 23, who was vacationing on the island of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -6
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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 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Mass Shooting Survivor Wants Federal Ban on Large-Capacity Magazines

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The critically wounded receptionist who phoned police during a gunman's rampage two years ago has broken her public silence to ask for a renewed federal ban on large-capacity gun magazines like those Jiverly Wong used to fire 97 bullets in under two minutes, killing 13 and wounding four others. Shirley DeLucia, who played dead under her desk at the American ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -8
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    San Jose Chief Sworn In By Department's Watchdog

    SAN JOSE - The biggest news at San Jose police Chief Chris Moore's swearing-in ceremony Thursday may have been who administered the oath of office. In a move heavy on symbolism, Moore was sworn in by former Judge LaDoris Cordell, the city's official police watchdog whose office had a rocky relationship with Moore's predecessor, Rob Davis. Moore asked Cordell to perform ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -9
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    CA Police One Step Closer to ID'ing Victim In 1968 Cold Case

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Huntington Beach police may be closer to identifying a woman found dead in a drainage ditch more than 40 years ago. Lt. Russell Reinhart tells the Orange County Register Tuesday that a friend of a woman named "Rosie" told detectives she recognized the woman from a sketch of a sexual assault and murder victim that authorities posted on Facebook ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Man Charged With Pointing Pistol On NH Highway

    EXETER, N.H.—The New Hampshire State Police says a 74-year-old Hampton man is facing charges that he pointed a handgun at another driver on Route 101 in Exeter. Police say three troopers stopped the car at about 3:20 p.m. Thursday, shortly after the incident was reported. As police approached they noticed the driver's hands were inside a canvas bag on the passenger ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Is there a Serial Killer in Houston?

    HOUSTON - Houston police asked for the public's help Monday as they investigate if the slayings of three women in or around downtown Houston since mid-June are related. The woman were strangled, and two were found within a few blocks of each other. Authorities are offering rewards totaling $15,000 for information. The body of Raquel Mundy, 24, was found June 18 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -4
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