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    Ill. Sheriff Jailed On Drug Charges Faces New Allegations of Murder For Hire

    Ill. Sheriff Jailed On Drug Charges Faces New Allegations of Murder For Hire
    MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — A southern Illinois sheriff already accused of selling marijuana, often while on duty, now faces charges of solicitation of murder for hire. Gallatin County Sheriff Raymond Martin was arrested Saturday at the Jackson County Jail, where he's being held on the drug charges. [widget:news__illinois] His wife, 36-year-old Kristina Martin, and son, 20-year-old Cody Martin, were arrested as they ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -25
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated +13
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    Man With The Colony Patch Not Cop In Texas City

    TEXAS CITY, Texas — A bicyclist in Texas City is accused of impersonating an officer by wearing a jacket with a patch from a police force about 300 miles away. Texas City police say the 20-year-old man is also facing a public intoxication charge. [widget:news__texas] The cyclist wore a coat with a police "communications" patch on it, from The Colony, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -8
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    Georgia Jury Gave Bailiff Breast-Shaped Chocolate

    Georgia Jury Gave Bailiff Breast-Shaped Chocolate
    WASHINGTON - Something strange happened during the 1993 murder trial of Marcus Wellons. Outwardly, the Supreme Court observed Tuesday, the trial "looked typical." But "there were unusual events going on behind the scenes." For example: The Georgia judge in the case spoke outside court to jurors who had gathered at a local restaurant. And after Wellons was convicted and sentenced to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -16
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    Sheriff Calls for Death Penalty in Child Murder Case

    DOVER, Del. - Investigators say the kidnapping and murder of a Maryland girl, whose body was found on Christmas Day, calls out for the death penalty. "I was a believer in capital punishment before this, but I'm a stronger believer today," says Wicomico County Sheriff Michael Lewis. The body of 11-year-old Sarah Foxwell was found two days after she was abducted ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +5
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    Police Take Down St. Louis Plant Shooter

    ST. LOUIS — A disgruntled worker embroiled in a pension dispute with his company walked into the plant and opened fire Thursday, killing three people and wounding five before apparently killing himself. The shooting spree at ABB Group's plant sent frightened co-workers scrambling into closets and to the snow-covered roof for safety. [widget:news__shootings] Fire officials identified the shooter as 51-year-old Timothy ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    After 70 Deaths, Drug Suspect Remains in Jamaica

    After 70 Deaths, Drug Suspect Remains in Jamaica
    KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican don sought in a major military operation is believed to still be on the island but his whereabouts remain a mystery, the country's police chief said Friday. Jamaican police and soldiers have killed 73 people since Sunday in an effort to capture Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a powerful leader in the Kingston slums who is sought by ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -9
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    Convicted Killer Shoots Parole Officer; "I'm Just Sorry He's Not Dead"

    Convicted Killer Shoots Parole Officer; "I'm Just Sorry He's Not Dead"
    The remorseless shooter of a Brooklyn parole officer had only two regrets Friday: blowing his point-blank chance to kill the man over an old grudge and walking out of the victim's office alive. Robert Morales made a 16-minute videotaped confession where he admitted visiting his parole officer Thursday night with murder on his mind, sources told the Daily News. Morales said ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -42
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    Police Rescue Woman Caught in Elevator For 8 Days

    MADRID - Police say they rescued a woman who was trapped for eight days in an elevator in her house in northeastern Spain. Police said Friday they were alerted by relatives of the 45-year-old woman who said they had not been able to contact her for five days. Officers on Tuesday heard the woman's cries for help as soon as they ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    VA Shooting Ends in Fatal Car Crash

    RICHMOND, VA — A high-speed chase with police ended with one man dead and two others injured Saturday morning after officers attempted to pull over a vehicle while investigating an earlier shooting, a department spokeswoman said. Police initially responded to several reports of shots being fired in the 500 block of Fifth Street around 3:40 a.m. Officers found a man in ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Former Officer Sentenced For Stealing Weapons

    PARMA, Ohio — A former suburban Cleveland police officer convicted of stealing machine guns, night-vision goggles and a silencer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and now faces more time behind bars. [widget:news__ohio] Parma police officer Mark McCombs apologized in Cuyhaoga County Common Pleas court before the sentencing for tampering with evidence and theft in office. McCombs is awaiting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -15
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    Chairman: Sheriff Thought He Was Above the Law

    GALLATIN COUNTY, IL - Federal charges that the longtime sheriff of Gallatin County in southern Illinois sold marijuana while in uniform seemed odd enough to county board chairman Randy Drone. But new allegations the sheriff plotted from jail to have someone killed made the case even stranger. "Is it greed? Ignorance? I don't know," Drone said Tuesday before Sheriff Raymond Martin's ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -14
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    Handcuffed Man Pulls Gun on Officer

    Handcuffed Man Pulls Gun on Officer
    Chandler Q. Saxton, the Columbus man accused of pulling a gun on a police officer as he was being handcuffed early Sunday, will have his first appearance hearing in court this morning. Saxton, 31, was seen walking along 13th Street at Third Avenue around 2 a.m., reports state. He was wearing a black jacket, black pants and had a hood over ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -32
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Wanted Man's Social Media Postings Led to His Arrest

    Wanted Man's Social Media Postings Led to His Arrest
    LOCKPORT, N.Y. - Police didn't have to wear out any shoe leather tracking down Christopher Crego (KREE'-goh). The 39-year-old fugitive from western New York all but turned himself in by posting his workplace on the social networking sites Facebook and MySpace. [widget:news__facebook] Police in the city of Lockport passed the information along to U.S. Marshals, who arrested Crego Wednesday at the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +32
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    Anchorage Officer Shot During Traffic Stop

    Anchorage Officer Shot During Traffic Stop
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Anchorage police officer was shot multiple times as she approached a car during a routine traffic stop Wednesday. Officer Jean Mills, 45, suffered wounds to her abdomen and arm and underwent surgery until early afternoon, said a police spokesman, Lt. Dave Parker. Doctors were pleased with the results of the surgery, he said. The officer, who is ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -29
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    D.C. Officer Serving as Lookout Charged with Murder

    D.C. Officer Serving as Lookout Charged with Murder
    WASHINGTON, DC - A D.C. police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony murder in connection with a fatal shooting about two weeks ago in Southeast Washington, police officials said. In a case that appeared to be without recent precedent, police said Reginald Jones, who has been a member of the force for six years, was arrested in the death ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -48
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    Search Of Car Turns Up Gift-Wrapped Marijuana

    Search Of Car Turns Up Gift-Wrapped Marijuana
    JOPLIN, Mo. -Some people won't be getting the Christmas presents they were expecting. Missouri troopers seized about 20 pounds of marijuana from a car this week — some of it in luggage, and some in boxes wrapped as Christmas gifts. [widget:news__narcotics] The Highway Patrol says troopers found the marijuana in the car they stopped for speeding on Interstate 44 near Joplin. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +11
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    AZ Deputy Shot with AK-47; Illegal Immigrants Suspected

    AZ Deputy Shot with AK-47; Illegal Immigrants Suspected
    PHOENIX — Law officers backed by helicopters hunted gunmen in Arizona's desert early Saturday after a sheriff's deputy was wounded by suspected illegal immigrants believed to be smuggling marijuana, officials said. The violent episode came amid nationwide debate over the state's tough new immigration law. Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll was patrolling alone Friday afternoon in a rugged area near Interstate ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -49
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    Colo. Woman Accused Of Making 48 False 911 Calls

    GREELEY, Colo. — Sheriff's officials arrested a woman suspected of making up to 48 false distress calls to 911 in a four-month period. [widget:news__off_beat] The woman, 44, was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempting to influence a public servant, false reporting and resisting arrest. Sheriff's officials said a caller using a prepaid mobile phone would say she was going to kill ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
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