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    Wounded Wisconsin Officer's Recovery Progressing

    FOND DU LAC, Wis.— The Fond du Lac police officer shot and wounded during a confrontation with a suspect has been moved out of intensive care. Physicians at Theda Clark Medical Center say 33-year-old Ryan Williams "is doing phenomenal." Williams was critically injured by two gunshots to the chest last weekend. His comrade, Officer Craig Birkholz, was killed by the gunman, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +12
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    Trooper Arrests Illegal Alien with 12 Aliases in Traffic Stop

    Boston -- An illegal alien with 12 aliases, 10 outstanding warrants and disfigured fingerprints was nabbed Sunday in Wakefield after he handed a fake driver's license to a trooper, state police said. Lorenzo Echevacia, 39, of Brockton, was arraigned Tuesday in Malden District Court on the motor vehicle charges and then transported to Middlesex Superior Court on the outstanding warrants, most ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +5
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    BART to Redistribute Tasers to Police Force

    SAN FRANCISCO - The BART Police Department will start redistributing Tasers to its force this week, nearly two months after the use of stun guns was halted so that officers could be retrained and updated on new department policies. "Beginning this week and hopefully completed by next Monday or Tuesday, we will redeploy Tasers to all police zones," police Cmdr. Dan ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    Senate Passes Benefits for Officers Following Chimp's Horrific Attack on Cop

    STAMFORD, CT - A bill prompted by a Stamford police officer's fight with Travis the chimpanzee passed the Senate on Wednesday, 29-4. The bill, which now goes to the House for a vote, would extend workers' compensation benefits to state and local police officers in imminent danger of serious physical injury or death while on the job because of an interaction ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Man Named Stoner Arrested on Drug Charges

    A Florida man with the suggestive surname Stoner was arrested on marijuana-related charges for the second time in four years, police said. Clearwater police said officers executed a search warrant Tuesday night on the home of Glenn Stoner, 56, and discovered 19 marijuana plants along with indoor growing equipment in the suspect's bedroom, the St. Petersburg Times reported Thursday. The arrest ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives

    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives
    NEWARK, NJ - When a skeletal staff in the city clerk’s office can’t get to a ringing phone, citizens can leave a message and wait for a return call. But when a phone goes unanswered in a police or fire station, people could die. The ultimate bottom line in the massive budget cuts rolling violently throughout the state might not be ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Yale Killing Suspect Plans to Plead Not Guilty

    Yale Killing Suspect Plans to Plead Not Guilty
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An animal research technician charged with killing a Yale graduate student is expected to plead not guilty. Twenty-four-year-old Raymond Clark III is scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday. Joe Lopez, Clark's attorney, said Clark also plans to waive his right to a probable cause hearing at which prosecutors would have to prove they ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Houston Police Probe Constable's Shooting Death

    Houston police say a Harris County deputy constable has been fatally shot. City police officers responding to a pre-dawn 911 call Tuesday found the body of 47-year-old Deputy Constable Ronnie Earl Brewer in his car. Houston police said in a Thursday news release that a woman is facing a weapon theft charge in connection with the case. Two other people have ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    UK Police Hold Al-Qaida Suspect on US Terror Charges

    UK Police Hold Al-Qaida Suspect on US Terror Charges
    LONDON - Police on Wednesday arrested a Pakistani man suspected of being an Al-Qaeda operative in northeastern England after US authorities issued a warrant for his arrest. Abid Naseer, 24, is sought by the United States on charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organisation, conspiring to provide material support, and conspiracy to use a destructive device. He was ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    San Francisco Police Rescue Man From Water Near Pier

    San Francisco police rescued a man in the water near Pier 45 today, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A man was seen swimming in the water near the Harbor Queen vessel and encountered some sort of difficulty, Petty Officer David Font said. Police were notified of the issue by Harbor Queen crewmembers just before 4 p.m., Font said. "Police made sure ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Lieutenant Struck by Car During Pursuit 'Going to be OK'

    A Baltimore police lieutenant hit by a car involved in a chase of suspects Wednesday evening is "going to be OK," a spokesman for the city department said. The lieutenant, whose name was not made available, remained hospitalized Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Anthony J. Guglielmi, the spokesman. The lieutenant, who is assigned to the patrol division, was manning a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    LA Police Reveal Two New 'Grim Sleeper' Cases

    LA Police Reveal Two New 'Grim Sleeper' Cases
    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police detectives say they are investigating two additional killings that may be linked to the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer case. The Los Angeles Times reports detectives revealed the probes during a community meeting Wednesday night at a church just a few blocks from the home where Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested last summer. The detectives declined ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Chicago to Spend $25M to Fight School Violence

    Mayor Daley today unveiled plans to use $25 million in federal economic stimulus funds to save “lost” students at Chicago Public high schools and expand the reach of three programs aimed at combating school violence. The cornerstone is a $10 million mentoring program for 1,500 high-risk students at 13 high schools. Currently, 250 students get the special attention. Mentors drawn from ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    New Law Requires Police Rape Kits to be Analyzed

    CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a new law requiring police departments to get all rape kits analyzed. Starting Sept. 1, police must submit evidence in sexual assault and rape cases to the Illinois State Police laboratory or one approved by that agency within 10 business days. The kits must be analyzed within six months. Illinois Attorney General Lisa ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Officer Who Arrested Yale Murderer May Have Saved Additional Lives

    Officer Who Arrested Yale Murderer May Have Saved Additional Lives
    BRANFORD, CT - The police officer who arrested a man charged with killing a Yale University doctor says he might have prevented two more homicides when he stopped the suspect's minivan shortly after the killing. Branford Officer Joe Peterson pulled over Lishan Wang on Monday near I-95 after Yale physician Vajinder Toor was gunned down outside his Branford home. Police say ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Officers Release Image of Suspected Bank Robber

    HOUSTON, TX - Authorities are asking the public to help them identify a man they say robbed a bank on Interstate 45 in southeast Houston. Money was taken at the Capital One Bank in the 11400 block of the Gulf Freeway near Almeda-Genoa Road Tuesday. [photo:572889] The suspect walked into the bank, went to the customer check-writing counter and wrote a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    FDA Cautions Against Agent Impersonators

    FDA Cautions Against Agent Impersonators
    Extortionists posing as federal agents have taken up to $31,000 from frightened people who thought they would be prosecuted for purchasing their medications from outside the country, federal regulators said this week. The Food and Drug Administration has 75 to 100 recent reports nationwide of people receiving calls from individuals claiming to be FDA special agents or law enforcement officials.The targets ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Feds Award $46 Million to Help State Police Health Insurance Rate Increases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurance premium hikes will get a harder look in most parts of the country, thanks to an infusion of federal cash for state regulators. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced $46 million in federal grants to help states strengthen their oversight of health insurance rate hikes. It's the first installment of $250 million ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    No Charge For La. Police Officer in Shooting Death

    NEW ORLEANS -- A grand jury on Thursday declined to indict a white police officer who shot an elderly black man in the small Louisiana town of Homer in a case that heightened racial tension and sparked protests. The panel returned a "no true bill," meaning the case won't go to trial, after considering and rejecting a range of charges including ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Authorities Make Arrest In Deadly Mass. Arson

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a fire in Northampton that claimed the life of an elderly man and his son. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel (SHY'-buhl) said in a statement that 25-year-old Anthony P. Baye was arrested at about 8 p.m. on Monday. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Northampton District Court ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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