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    Villasenor: Feds, Not cops, Must Handle Immigration

    Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor met with President Obama on Tuesday to discuss how to "fix the broken immigration issues," and told the president separations between the roles of local law enforcement and the federal government are necessary. Villasenor told a group of elected officials, law enforcement, and religious, business, labor and civil-rights leaders that local law enforcement should focus on ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated -4
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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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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 about 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Pa. Burglar Got Ride to Scene from Mom

    GROVE CITY, PA - A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he burglarized a home after getting a ride to the crime scene from his mom. That woman, 50-year-old Judith Martin, of Cochranton, still faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 3 on conspiracy and other charges she faces in the Jan. 13 break-in allegedly committed by her ...
    Published almost 9 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Group Raising Money to Help Protect Sheriff Joe's Image

    Group Raising Money to Help Protect Sheriff Joe's Image
    PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's image has taken a hit lately for his illegal immigration crackdowns and allegations he may have abused his power. Arpaio is also under investigation by the federal government and could face criminal charges. A close political ally has now come forward to help the sheriff protect his reputation. Vernon Parker is the former mayor ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs

    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs
    PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 TASERs to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people. The cost, about $850,000, will be paid from a pool of federal stimulus money the city received last year. In total, the department is to receive $1.9 million to buy ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +6
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    Va. State Workers Kick Off Weight-Loss Challenge

    RICHMOND, Va. - State workers have started a team competition to lose weight. Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday kicked off the "Governors Challenge 2010" program aimed at reducing obesity among the state's 110,000 employees. An estimated 70 percent of them are considered overweight or obese, according to state officials. State officials also hope the program will encourage other Virginians to lose ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +10
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +5
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Inner-City Students Honoring Sheriff With Ceremony, Award

    CHICAGO — A non-profit organization that helps inner-city students is honoring Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart. Minds Matter of Chicago says Dart has a commitment to education and has tried to ensure a bright future for Chicago youth. The organization was founded in 2006 and serves dozens of students from low-income families by providing help with college preparation. An awards ceremony ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +3
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated -1
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated +3
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    Vatican to Bishops: Report Sex Abuse to Police

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has told bishops around the world to cooperate with police in reporting priests who rape and molest children and to develop guidelines for preventing abuse by May 2012. But the suggestions in the letter Monday from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are vague and non-binding and fall short of recommending the tough ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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