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    Police Report 45 DUIs, 171 Crashes in Three Days

    Police Report 45 DUIs, 171 Crashes in Three Days
    WATERBURY, CT - Forty-five people were charged with drunken driving between midnight Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday, according to state police. State and local police departments increased patrols during the holiday weekend. State troopers set up sobriety checkpoints on many roads. As of Saturday at 1 p.m., state police had responded to 171 accidents, 23 of which had injuries. Troopers issued ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +5
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    Residents Stunned At Shooting In Quiet Suburbia

    FAIRFIELD -- Residents of a normally quiet, upscale neighborhood were stunned Saturday afternoon as they watched police officers wearing tactical gear and with weapons drawn storm a home where four people had just been shot. Three of the people -- including the suspected gunman -- died of their wounds. The fourth was taken to a hospital for treatment. Their identities were ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Friction Between Police Union, Superintendent Grows

    CHICAGO - The rancor between Chicago's top police official and the union that represents rank-and-file officers continued to escalate on the eve of a protest planned for Wednesday outside police headquarters. In a letter posted on the union's Web site, Richard L. Aguilar, the union's financial secretary, called for Superintendent Jody Weis to "take a cue from our Mayor. Resign.'' On ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Current Budget Draft Means 120 Less Baltimore Officers

    More than 600 city workers - including 120 police officers - would lose their jobs under a stark budget scenario presented Wednesday by Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake's administration. Seven fire companies would close, 90 firefighters would be let go and more than half of the city's recreation centers would be shuttered under the preliminary plan, which would cut key services to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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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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    Thieves Pelt Police With Stolen Watches After Raid

    Thieves with sledgehammers broke into a jewellers in a south-west London shopping centre and then pelted police with some of the watches they had stolen as they tried to escape. Items valued at £500,000 were taken from Fraser Hart Jewellers at the Bentall Centre in Kingston upon Thames. One of the shop's windows was smashed and a security guard was threatened ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    New York's Finest Snow-Tow the Line

    A dozen NYPD cops are grabbing their mitts and putting on their coats to tackle Old Man Winter. The snowmen with badges are being trained to operate departmental tow trucks in the event civilian drivers get snarled by a winter storm, police sources said yesterday. The initiative arose in the aftermath of December's massive blizzard that practically brought the Big Apple ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Driver Faces Multiple Charges in Theft of Deputy's Cruiser

    RUSKIN, FL - A man who crashed his car into a culvert this morning tried to steal the cruiser driven by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputy investigating the crash, according to HCSO. Shortly before 6 a.m., Deputy Richard Paul responded to a traffic crash at 809 2nd Ave. N.E. where a 1993 Mercury had driven into a culvert in front ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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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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    Police: Man's Murder-Suicide Leaves Six Dead

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — South Florida authorities were at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide early Monday that left six people dead, including four children. A police officer was checking a suspicious vehicle around 2 a.m. when he heard what sounded like muffled gun shots, Riviera Beach Police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said. When the officer approached the home, Patrick Dell, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Long Beach Gang Crackdown Ends With Thirteen Arrests

    Long Beach, Calif. (AP) -- Long Beach police say 13 people were arrested following a crackdown on one of the city's oldest gangs believed responsible for multiple shootings in recent months, including the attempted murder of two police gang detectives last week. Police Chief Jim McDonnell says a total of 45 homes were searched Wednesday resulting in the arrests of 11 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself

    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself
    NEW YORK - Lawyers for three cops on trial for a sodomy attack on a suspect branded the alleged victim a lying scammer who caused his own injuries - while his hands were cuffed behind him. "He was digging and digging at his backside," John Patten, lawyer for Officer Richard Kern, said in opening arguments Thursday. The accuser, Michael Mineo, was ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    AMW Nets Few Tips In Hunt for Officer's Shooter

    LINCOLN CITY, OR - A quick segment on "America’s Most Wanted" television show Saturday night brought in a few tips in last week’s shooting of Lincoln City police Officer Steven Dodds. But none panned out, said Lincoln City police Lt. Jerry Palmer. [photo:590379] "It was what we expected," Palmer said. "This week’s show was already in intact. The best they could ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    New Report Shows Spike in LA Sheriff's Deputies Drinking

    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been involved in 33 alcohol-related incidents since January—more than during all of last year, a report published Tuesday found. The report was carried out by the county's Office of Independent Review, which monitors the sheriff's department. It found that in several instances, deputies were intoxicated while working. In one case, a supervisor who appeared ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    Suspect Held Without Bail in Philly Stranglings

    [photo:589003] PHILADELPHIA -- The transient charged with raping and killing three women in Philadelphia is being held without bail on three counts of murder. Twenty-two-year-old Antonio Rodriguez wore a white sweat shirt and covered his face for part of his brief arraignment Thursday afternoon. Police say DNA evidence links Rodriguez with three strangling deaths that gripped the city's Kensington neighborhood since ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    NJ Men Accused in Somali Terror Plot Due in Court

    NJ Men Accused in Somali Terror Plot Due in Court
    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — The young men's intentions were sinister, investigators say: to head to Somalia to seek terror training from al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists and unleash attacks against fellow Americans. But their preparations apparently were unsophisticated. They lifted weights, bought military-style pants and water bottles, played violent video games and watched terrorist videos online. They had no known connections to terrorist groups, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Pot-Firing Catapult Found at Arizona-Mexico Border

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border apparently are trying a new approach _ a catapult. National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening. Tucson TV station KVOA ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Detroit Mayor Bans TV Crews from Police Raids

    DETROIT -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has banned reality television crews from tagging along with police after TV cameras accompanied officers on a raid in which a 7-year-old girl was shot dead. Bing says he also has chided Police Chief Warren Evans for not telling him that he was permitting TV cameras on raids. [photo:552043] The Detroit News reports Bing saying ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Police Wound Man Who Drew Gun On Detectives

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville police have wounded a man who pulled a gun on detectives who were executing a search warrant. Deputy Police Chief Vince Robison told The Courier-Journal the man was taken to University Hospital in serious condition after the shooting Monday night. His identity was not immediately released. No officers were injured. Robison says the 22-year-old man refused orders ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +12
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