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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Scammer Sends $4,000 Check to Police in Washington

    RICHLAND, Wash. - Not even the police are immune from those offers of free money from African countries that are really scams. Richland police could use another $4,000, but the department wasn't tempted by the cashier's check it received Friday in the mail from the country of Benin. Officer Erica Tungesvik said officers immediately recognized it as a bogus attempt to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 7 years ago | Rated -6
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Police Protection for Family of BP Boss

    Police Protection for Family of BP Boss
    UK - Police have launched an operation to protect the family of Tony Hayward, BP's British boss, after they received hate mail and threatening phone calls. The chief executive's wife Maureen said the material had made her and her two children feel "rather uncomfortable" at their home in Kent. The family has been targeted amid growing hostility to the firm in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated +3
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +8
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    NY Police Arrest Two In Terrorist Plot

    New York, NY (AP) -- A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that two men are in custody in an investigation that may be related to terrorism in New York City. The official would not give further details about the charges the men face. The official wasn't authorized to speak about the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +5
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    Officers Nab Suspected Illegal Immigrants

    GOLDEN VALLEY — The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the arrest of more than half a dozen suspected illegal immigrants in Golden Valley over the weekend. The suspected immigrants were arrested early Saturday morning following an all-night search effort coordinated between the Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Public Safety and the office of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. According to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +7
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated +4
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated +13
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    DA Seeks Hate Crime Charges in Swastika Case

    FARMINGTON, N.M. — Prosecutors in New Mexico say they plan to pursue hate crime charges against three men accused of branding a swastika on a mentally challenged man's arm with a heated metal clothes hanger. Jesse Sanford, William Hatch and Paul Beebe — all in their 20s — were charged Friday with kidnapping, aggravated battery and other felonies. The three white ...
    Published about 8 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 over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated +4
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police: Give Wash. Judges More Leeway to Deny Bail

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Law enforcement officers asked lawmakers Tuesday to support several bills introduced in response to the murder of four Lakewood police officers, including a constitutional amendment that would give judges leeway in denying bail. "The question is 'Would these bills have made a difference?'" in preventing the murders of Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    The Hunt is On for Suspect In LA School Officer's Shooting

    The Hunt is On for Suspect In LA School Officer's Shooting
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles city councilman says he will ask the council to approve a $75,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a school police officer. Councilman Dennis Zine also said at a news conference Thursday that the Los Angeles Unified School District police officer's association has offered a $5,000 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated -3
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated -2
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