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    Cops Risk Frigid Hudson Waters To Rescue Man

    Cops Risk Frigid Hudson Waters To Rescue Man
    NEW YORK - Two cops plunged into the frigid Hudson River Thursday to rescue a man who dropped his coat in the water and fell in trying to fish it out. Sapped of his strength by the numbing water, Eddie Morales, 29, was bobbing in the waves, perilously close to the jagged remnants of an old pier off W. 16th St. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +43
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    Montgomery Co. Officer Celebrates 55 Years on Job

    Montgomery Co. Officer Celebrates 55 Years on Job
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Montgomery County police officer has just celebrated 55 years on the job. At 77, Lt. Thomas B. Jacocks is the longest-serving law enforcement officer in any Maryland agency. The court liaison officer says he never set out to break a record - he just never got tired of being a police officer. Chief Tom Manger describes Jacocks ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +43
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    Here Comes The Bride...In Handcuffs

    Here Comes The Bride...In Handcuffs
    JACKSON, MI - A Michigan bride's wedding celebrations came to an unexpected halt on Saturday, when she was arrested on a felony warrant after walking down the aisle. Tammy Lee Hinton, who had just exchanged vows at a Jackson-area church, declined to change clothes before posing for her booking photo. The blushing 53-year-old bride was wanted on a three-year-old warrant for ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +43
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    SWAT Team Takes Out Bomb-Wearing Hostage Taker

    SWAT Team Takes Out Bomb-Wearing Hostage Taker
    SILVER SPRING, Md. - A man who railed against the Discovery Channel's environmental programming for years burst into the company's headquarters with at least one explosive device strapped to his body Wednesday and took three people hostage at gunpoint before police shot him to death, officials said. The hostages - two Discovery Communications employees and a security guard - were unhurt ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +42
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    Oakland Mayor to Rehire Ten Laid Off Officers

    Oakland Mayor to Rehire Ten Laid Off Officers
    OAKLAND - Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced Monday that she would rehire 10 of the 80 officers the City Council laid off in July, one step in what she portrayed as a comprehensive effort to make the Police Department a top priority. Quan said she would assign computer technicians to the Police Department and prioritize patrol car repairs. She also announced ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +42
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    Police Bust Serial Killer After 25 Years

    Police Bust Serial Killer After 25 Years
    LOS ANGELES — Police arrested a man in the city’s “Grim Sleeper’’ serial killings yesterday after decades of frustrated investigations into at least 11 slayings going back 25 years, authorities said. Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County district attorney, said Lonnie Franklin Jr. will be charged with 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and special circumstance allegations that could ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +41
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    Perp Shot, 16-Month-Old Saved By SWAT

    Perp Shot, 16-Month-Old Saved By SWAT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After 55 1/2 hours, it finally was over. The stalemate between authorities and a mentally unstable and wanted man holed up for more than two days in a Sacramento apartment with a 16-month-old boy as his hostage ended Friday evening with the man dead and the boy safe. "This is, in fact, by any measure a very, very ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +41
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    The Barefoot Bandit Captured by Bahaman Police

    The Barefoot Bandit Captured by Bahaman Police
    NASSAU, Bahamas — Bahamian police captured a teenage U.S. fugitive Sunday, bringing to an end the "Barefoot Bandit's" two-year flight from U.S. justice, a senior police official said. Colton Harris-Moore was arrested before dawn on northern Eleuthera island, the police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case. He said the suspect would ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +41
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    Raw Video and Details of the bin Laden Raid

    Raw Video and Details of the bin Laden Raid
    According to the LA Times SEALs from DEVRGU and some CIA Special Activities Division shooters and analysts flew a combination of four MH-60 Pave Hawk and MH-47 Chinooks from “an Afghan base” (Jalalabad?/Bagram?) to the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad. About 40 troops, largely Navy SEALs, were involved, with 24 rappelling into the compound from the hovering Chinooks. Officials said the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +41
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    K-9 Receives Special Retirement Gift: A New Lease on Life

    K-9 Receives Special Retirement Gift:  A New Lease on Life
    MARLBORO — He's been sniffing out narcotics, chasing down suspects and protecting residents for the better part of the last decade. And now, it's time for Vaik a 9-year-old German shepherd and eight-year veteran of the Marlboro Police Department's K-9 unit to relax and let someone else take care of him. Vaik was retired in August after being diagnosed with degenerative ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +40
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    Interesting Origins of Police Words

    Interesting Origins of Police Words
    If Only Graffito Were as Nice as Gelato Who knew? Graffiti is the plural of the Italian word graffito, which means "an inscription or design." It comes from a Latin word meaning "to write, scratch, or scribble." In English, graffiti can be either singular or plural. You won't hear graffito much around the station; archaeologists do use it, however, to describe ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +40
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    Army Says It Will Seek Death Penalty in Ft. Hood Case

    Army Says It Will Seek Death Penalty in Ft. Hood Case
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Military prosecutors sent a notice Wednesday indicating they plan to seek the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a defense attorney said. Maj. Nadal Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 shooting. Premeditated murder ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +40
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    Police Cadets Rescue Man Pinned by Vehicle in Pond

    Police Cadets Rescue Man Pinned by Vehicle in Pond
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD - At the sound of the crash, the three police-officers-in-training turned their heads see a sport-utility vehicle rolling down an embankment and into a large collection pond in Lanham. While one of the cadets parked the car, the other two rushed to find a man pinned by the vehicle. Only his nose and mouth were visible above ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +40
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    Bikers Protect Procession Of Tuscon's Youngest Victim

    Bikers Protect Procession Of Tuscon's Youngest Victim
    TUSCON - Mourners at the funeral of Christina-Taylor Green were greeted by more than a thousand sympathizers who lined North Shannon Road for a quarter-mile south of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Many wore white, and many had responded to an Internet call to counter the possible appearance of an out-of-state hate group. They arrived on nearly 200 motorcycles, on foot ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +40
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    Copycat: Wa. Man Busted for Plot to Kill Deputies

    Copycat: Wa. Man Busted for Plot to Kill Deputies
    EVERETT — An Everett man who police believe was planning to kill Snohomish County sheriff's deputies had guns, ammunition and bulletproof vests to carry out an assault. It was to be a killing similar to the Thanksgiving weekend assassination of four Lakewood police officers, police said. Deputies arrested transient Michael McConnachie, 19*, on Sunday at a south Everett motel, according to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +40
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    Witnesses: Slain Ark. Officer Rescued Partner

    Witnesses: Slain Ark. Officer Rescued Partner
    A man suspected of fatally shooting an Arkansas policeman during a traffic stop sounded like he was reciting a prayer as the young officer approached his car door, a witness who was in the car told The Associated Press. "Tonight's the night. Tonight's the night," April Swanner recalled the suspected gunman Jerry Lard saying. Swanner didn't know what her friend meant ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +40
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    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist

    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist
    ASHBY, MA - A plainclothes state trooper shot and killed a man who allegedly drove his car at him yesterday in Ashby, a small town in north central Massachusetts. Authorities said a member of the State Police gang unit discharged his weapon, killing Roger Reyes Padilla, 21, of Fitchburg, on Pine Road around 1:15 p.m. The trooper, whose name was not ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +39
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    Video: Officer Jumps, Narrowly Avoids Being Pinned

    Video: Officer Jumps, Narrowly Avoids Being Pinned
    A Michigan officer narrowly escaped an oncoming car while investigating a crash on a busy interstate. Officer Brian Kashyk was taking information from one of the drivers involved in a crash when he noticed an oncoming car that had lost control in the snow was sliding towards him. Police said Kashyk originally tried to run from the car, but at the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +39
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    9/11 Hero Cop Wins $1M in TV Poker Game

    9/11 Hero Cop Wins $1M in TV Poker Game
    NEW YORK CITY - After he was severely injured on 9/11, city cop Mike Kosowski started playing online poker to escape the pain. All those hours in front of a computer paid off - Kosowski just won $1 million on a TV poker show. "Talk about lucky," said Kosowski, 53, of Staten Island. "I was one of the luckiest guys in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +39
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    Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Home Intruder

    Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Home Intruder
    CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago Police officer fatally shot a man who tried to break into the officer’s Far South Side Roseland neighborhood home Tuesday morning. Just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, an intruder armed with a weapon entered the home of an off-duty officer in the 10000 block of South Princeton Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. “The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +39
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