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    Man Shot in Struggle With Police Officer

    BOSTON - A man was shot in the shoulder last night during a struggle with a Boston police officer on Washington Street in Roxbury, a department spokesman said. Several officers went to a Washington Street address around 7:32 p.m. after getting a report of a person with a gun, said David Estrada, police spokesman. The suspect, who was not identified, was ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +12
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    Standoff Ends With Suspect In Custody

    WALLINGTON — A man who barricaded himself inside an Azalea Drive house and threatened suicide after police came to evict him from the foreclosed residence was taken into custody early Thursday afternoon. Bergen County and local police were on the scene in Wallington. The man was led out of the home in handcuffs at 12:55 p.m. and placed in an ambulance. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +4
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    Suspect In Toddler's Drowning is 5-Year-Old Girl

    KANSAS CITY, MO - An 18-month-old boy’s drowning death in a bathtub last week is now being investigated as a possible homicide, police told The Kansas City Star on Wednesday. But even more shocking to authorities is that their suspect is a 5-year-old girl. Kansas City police and local juvenile court officials said they could not remember ever investigating such a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -18
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    Murder Case Dropped Against Immigrant After Botched Translation of Rights

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH - An aggravated murder case against an illegal immigrant in Ohio has been dropped because a judge ruled that a Spanish interpreter botched reading the man his rights during a police interview. Assistant prosecutor Mark Wodarcyk said there wasn't sufficient evidence to go to trial after Franklin County Common Pleas Judge John Bessey ruled last month to suppress the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -11
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    Officer Forced to Fatally Shoot Teenage Son

    Officer Forced to Fatally Shoot Teenage Son
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA - A Montgomery County police officer fatally shot his 17-year-old son when the teenager attacked him with a hunting knife Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Stephen Schmitz, a junior at North Penn Senior High School, was shot in his Towamencin Township home about 3 p.m. by his father, Eric B. Schmitz, 56, a lieutenant with the Hatfield Township Police ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -83
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    Chicago Mayor: Flash Mobs Should Be Brought To Justice

    CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Tuesday that downtown Chicago’s reputation as a safe place to live, work, play and shop is being undermined by text-messaging flash mobs and violent incidents of wilding. Emanuel insisted the police department will hunt down every one of the thugs responsible for five weekend robberies in Streeterville. The mayor said he was on the phone ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +4
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    Police: Missing Nursing Student Was Murdered

    HAYWARD, CA - Police in Hayward, Calif., said Monday night that “compelling evidence” now indicates that a nursing student who has been missing for more than a week was murdered. Michele Le, 26, who grew up in San Diego County, was last seen about 7 p.m. on May 27, when she left Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Hayward, where she was doing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -9
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    Two Deputies Injured During Pursuit of Alleged Murderer

    JACKSON COUNTY, IA - An Iowa man was arrested in Philip on Sunday after his wife was found dead and his two-year-old son went missing at their home in Greene, Iowa. Police arrested 39-year-old Thomas Petersen on Highway 73 near Philip around 7:30 Sunday morning. An Amber Alert had been issued for Petersen's son. South Dakota police tracked down the car ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -11
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    Throw the Book At Ruthless TX Cop Killer

    Throw the Book At Ruthless TX Cop Killer
    SAN ANTONIO — Detectives continue to seek clues to the motive — if any — behind the ambush-style slaying of a Bexar (BAYR) County sheriff's deputy at a San Antonio intersection. Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz has scheduled news conference Monday to discuss what has been learned about the May 28 death of sheriff's Sgt. Kenneth Vann. That's after the Sunday arrest of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +8
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    Bail Reduced for Cop-Killer's Relative

    FOND DU LAC, WI - A Fond du Lac woman charged with threatening the girlfriend of a man accused of gunning down a Fond du Lac police officer is out on bail. [photo:604813] Hlee Y. Cruckson, 29, of 159 Mary's Ave. was released Friday from Fond du Lac County Jail. She was being held on charges of reckless endangerment and pointing ...
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    Officer Stable After Being Stabbed in Chest

    Officer Stable After Being Stabbed in Chest
    CAMDEN — A veteran police officer was stabbed in the chest trying to break up a fight on a city street corner, according to a report by the Gloucester County Times. The officer, a 14-year veteran of the force, was in critical but stable condition Sunday at Cooper University Hospital. A spokesman for Camden Count Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk did not ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -12
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    Police: Children Witness Mother's Fatal Shooting

    CANTON, GA - A Canton man was in the Fulton County Jail Monday, charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and mother of his two children Sunday while the toddlers looked on. The slaying was the third deadly domestic incident of the weekend in metro Atlanta. According to Milton police, the shooting happened around 2 p.m. Sunday when Christopher Erdman met Shannon Lawrence ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -5
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    John Edwards To Be Indicted On Criminal Charges

    John Edwards To Be Indicted On Criminal Charges
    RALEIGH - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards reportedly will be indicted today on criminal charges that he broke campaign finance laws to cover up his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter. ABC News, citing unnamed sources, says the indictment will be handed down in Raleigh today unless a plea deal is reached. A "person with knowledge of the investigation" says Edwards' ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +20
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    Jaycee Dugard Tells Terrifying Tale of Captivity

    Jaycee Dugard Tells Terrifying Tale of Captivity
    Placerville, CA -- For 18 years, Jaycee Dugard never said her own name. And, she said, she never tried to flee from Phillip Garrido, the predator who used a stun gun to abduct her from her South Lake Tahoe bus stop at age 11. At first, Dugard told an El Dorado County grand jury, the threat of being shocked again kept ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -7
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    Dugard's Kidnapper Sentenced to 431 Years

    Dugard's Kidnapper Sentenced to 431 Years
    PLACERVILLE, Calif. — The couple who kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and held her captive for nearly two decades were sentenced to prison yesterday, after listening to angry and emotionally wrought statements from the victim and her family. Philip Garrido, 60, received a term of 431 years in prison. His wife, Nancy, 55, was sentenced to 36 years to life. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +63
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    Woman Sets Home Ablaze, Shoots Self When Police Serve Order

    CANONSBURG, Pa. — Authorities say a 76-year-old Pennsylvania woman being served an order to stay away from her husband kept police at bay for two hours, then set her house on fire and shot herself to death. Police in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Peters Township say the standoff began Thursday afternoon when officers tried to serve Claire Rush with a protection from abuse ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police Shoot Concrete Alligator

    A police officer in Independence, Mo., who thought he was killing an alligator on the loose, discovered he had shot a life-size concrete lawn ornament. The police department ended up apologizing to Rick Sheridan, the cement gator's owner, WDAF-TV, Kansas City, reported. Sheridan said he heard gunfire as he worked in his garage last weekend and went out to investigate, discovering ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +49
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    Lead Investigator Questioned in Casey Anthony Trial

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Prosecutors handling the Casey Anthony murder trial shifted away from the raw emotion of the young woman’s friends and family members Wednesday to the factual testimony of law-enforcement officers. Orange County deputies who first responded to the Anthony home late one mid-July night in 2008 told jurors their observations and tasks early in the investigation. Then the case’s ...
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    Gun Found In Car Of Man Killed By Miami Police

    Gun Found In Car Of Man Killed By Miami Police
    MIAMI, FL - Miami Beach police Wednesday identified the man killed by police gunfire early Monday and said they found a gun in his car. Fatally shot by police was Raymond Herisse, 22, of Boynton Beach. Inside the blue, four-door Hyundai he was driving, police said, they found a black Berretta 92-F semiautomatic pistol that was out of plain sight. Herisse ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +1
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    Distinct Face Tattoo Leads to Arrest

    STOCKTON -- A bold gang tattoo of the number 14 inked on a Stockton man's face turned out to be the identifying mark that led investigators to a suspected carjacker, a prosecutor said. Vincent Torres, 26, and brother 22-year-old Raymond Torres now await potential life prison sentences after a jury found them guilty of charges stemming from the Dec. 12, 2008, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +5
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