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    Police Arrest Four Boys, One 11-Year Old, in Armed Robbery Case

    Police Arrest Four Boys, One 11-Year Old, in Armed Robbery Case
    SEATTLE - Four Bellevue boys, one just 11 years old, may be charged with first-degree robbery this week after police arrested them early Monday morning on suspicion of robbing a gas-station attendant at gunpoint. Close to midnight Sunday Bellevue police responded to a report of a robbery at the Chevron on the 16200 block of Northeast Eighth Street. A boy grabbed ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated -6
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    Chicago Police Seize More than 4,000 Weapons

    CHICAGO -- Chicago police have collected more than 4,000 weapons during a turn-in program that offered cash for guns. Police say they gathered 55 assault weapons, 660 replica weapons, more than 3,300 handguns -- and two hand grenades. Even Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis was shocked by what the department took in. He wondered why anyone would need hand grenades in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    East St. Louis Laying Off 16 Officers

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — The newly approved city budget in East St. Louis calls for laying off 34 municipal employees, including 16 police officers. The East St. Louis City Council unanimously voted Thursday to accept the nearly $62 million budget, but several councilmen tell the Belleville News-Democrat the three-hour meeting was heated at times. Once councilman says he felt potentially ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Man Accused of Hitting Police Cruiser While Driving Under the Influence

    NORTHFIELD, N.H.—A Manchester man has been arrested on drunken driving and other charges after police say he struck the side of a state police cruiser on Interstate 93. A trooper was sitting in his cruiser with the emergency lights on on the side of the interstate on Sunday when he said a passing vehicle hit the front driver side of the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Driver Attempts to Run Over Police; Officer Forced to Shoot

    Driver Attempts to Run Over Police; Officer Forced to Shoot
    SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco police say an officer opened fire Monday on a woman who tried to run him down with her car after she smashed into several other vehicles. Police spokesman Officer Samson Chan said the plainclothes officer had no choice but to shoot the driver Monday afternoon when she ignored an order to stop and tried to ram him. The ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +3
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    Man Accused of Police Impersonation

    A convicted sex offender from West Seneca was operating an unlicensed security company under the guise of being a police officer, state police said. James J. Lewis, 46, of Alma Drive, was arrested Tuesday. Police said he had several items that led people to believe he was a police officer, including: --A bulletproof vest with "POLICE" on the back. --A badge ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Former Military Dog to Get Stem Cells to Help Heal Hip

    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A former Oregon military dog that did two tours of duty sniffing out bombs in Iraq is going to receive stem cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis in his hips. The Mail Tribune reports the 80-pound German shepherd named Basco was adopted in November by Debbie Richter in Medford after he was discharged by the military. Hip problems ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +8
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    Body of Missing Western University Student Located

    BELLINGHAM BAY - Police say the body found Wednesday in Bellingham Bay is Dwight Clark, the 18-year-old Western Washington University student who has been missing for more than a week. Investigators found Clark's driver's license with the body and made the identification from physical characteristics, police spokesman Mark Young said. A medical identification and cause of death are expected later this ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Militia Leader Advocates Killing of Police

    Militia Leader Advocates Killing of Police
    DETROIT — A Christian militia leader accused of plotting the mass murder of law enforcement as a prelude to a larger war against the government hoped killing police would help keep people from joining the force, according to a transcript of a secretly recorded audio tape. The Associated Press obtained the transcript Thursday. It lists David Brian Stone of rural southern ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -2
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    Lip Tattoo Leads to Burglary Arrest

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Police say a suspect in a Colorado home invasion had the evidence written all over his face. A tattoo on the upper lip of 20-year-old Anthony Brandon Gonzales led to his arrest last week in the home invasion of an Elvis impersonator in Pueblo County. A witness told police that one of the invaders had "East Side" ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +13
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    Expo to Review Security After Ten Injured in Shootout

    Expo to Review Security After Ten Injured in Shootout
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Black Expo will have police, ministers and business people review security and safety after weekend shootings that injured 10 young people marred the group’s Summer Celebration. Black Expo President and chief executive Tanya Bell said the task force she announced Tuesday also would examine "the root causes of youth violence" after three shootings Saturday night outside Circle Centre ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    FBI: Officer Slayings Up 17 Percent Last Year

    WASHINGTON—Forty-eight US police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2009, a 17 percent increase from the previous years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported Monday. The number of those killed in ambushes more than doubled last year, rising from six in 2008 to 15 last year, the FBI's preliminary data show. Nine officers died last year while ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police: LA Shooting Victims Targeted; Gunman at Large

    Police: LA Shooting Victims Targeted; Gunman at Large
    LOS ANGELES — Authorities on Sunday continued searching for a suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a San Fernando Valley restaurant as more details emerged, including the identities of the four victims and the fact that police believe the men were targeted. "We don't have a crazed gunman running around North Hollywood that presents an immediate threat to public safety, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -3
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    Police Shoot, Critically Wound Car Thief

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Salt Lake City police officer shot and critically wounded a car thief early Sunday after the man had rammed another officer’s car. Police were called at 3:35 a.m. to respond to a hit-and-run at 500 West and 400 South. Officers located the vehicle, which was stolen, at the front entrance of a trailer court at 1594 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Pleasanton Chief Retires After 30 Years Of Service

    Pleasanton Chief Retires After 30 Years Of Service
    PLEASANTON -- After being a fixture in the city's police department for the past 30 years, Chief Michael Fraser has decided to retire. Fraser was appointed to the city's top police spot in 2007 and held numerous positions from beat officer to SWAT to detective and was one of the city's first motorcycle officers. His last day is Nov. 12. "You ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Four Injured When Cruiser, SUV Collide

    MIAMI - A Miami-Dade police cruiser and an SUV collided on Thursday night at the intersection of Northwest 22nd Avenue and 75th Street, injuring four people, including two police officers. A passenger in the SUV and a pedestrian were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment, said Detective Roy Rutland, a Miami-Dade Police Department spokesman. The passenger, who was thrown from ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Sheriff's Captain Rescues Fishermen Buried in Mud

    OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - A couple has cleaned off the mud after a nighttime fishing trip went wrong and left them buried up to their armpits in the mud of a North Carolina marsh. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Tuesday the couple were rescued after a Brunswick County sheriff's deputy in an air boat tracked them down in the dark. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +4
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    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals

    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson has proposed roughly doubling New York's DNA database to include samples from even low-level offenders, making it the first in the nation to so broadly collect and use that evidence to solve crimes and exonerate people wrongly convicted. New York's law would require adding about 48,000 samples a year to a laboratory system that state ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Europe Terror Threat Still Active

    Europe Terror Threat Still Active
    LONDON – European security officials said Wednesday a terror plot to wage Mumbai-style shooting sprees in Britain, France and Germany is still active and that sites in Pakistan — where the threat was intercepted two weeks ago — are being scoured for al-Qaida operatives. The plot was still in its early stages and not considered serious enough to raise the current ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Man Crashes Twice, Flees from Police

    ANDERSON, Ind. -- An Anderson man was arrested after he caused two crashes -- leaving the scene of both of them -- and then ran from police. Stephen W. Humes, 55, of the 200 block of Church Drive, was arrested Saturday night in the 3200 block of Scatterfield Road. Bond was set at $5,000 on charges of Class D felonies resisting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
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