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  • -8

    Loophole Lets Mentally Ill Texas Juveniles Go Free

    TYLER, Texas — A 16-year-old former juvenile detainee is accused of stabbing a high school teacher to death with a butcher knife. Another teen was convicted of killing a roofer during a 30-minute robbery spree. Both were released by the Texas Youth Commission because the agency wasn't equipped to treat their mental illnesses and had to let them go under the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -8
  • -30

    Minn. Man, Police Dog Dead After 16-hour Standoff

    Minn. Man, Police Dog Dead After 16-hour Standoff
    A Ham Lake man was found shot to death in his house Thursday after a 16-hour standoff that culminated with a SWAT team storming the residence behind a patrol dog, which was killed during an ensuing exchange of gunfire. Authorities say an autopsy will reveal whether the man, identified by friends and neighbors as 70-year-old Theodore Kowalzek, shot himself or was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -30
  • +21

    MS-13 Member Gets Life Behind Bars for Murder of Gang Rival

    A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, was sentenced to life plus ten years in prison Friday for his role as a gang leader and getaway driver in the slaying of a rival gang member in Fairfax County in 2007. Carlos Bladimir Montoya, 26, of Sterling, headed an MS-13 clique called Unidos Locos Salvatrucha, and was part of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +21
  • -12

    Florida Officer Dies in Crash

    LAKE WALES, Fla. - A Lakeland police officer working an off-duty detail died in a vehicle crash. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 56-year-old Officer Charlie Dallas was driving out of Lake Wales Monday afternoon when a driver in the oncoming lane swerved into Dallas' lane and smashed into his sport utility vehicle's side. The impact reportedly caused Dallas to lose ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -12
  • +6

    One Victim in Triple Murder Was Affiliate of Bloods Gang

    BRANDON - One of three men slain at a Brandon home this morning is affiliated with the Bloods street gang, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies say. Authorities say Bloods member Tony Black, 22, was found dead in the back yard of 507 S. Oakwood Ave. along with Vincent Thomas, 22, and Rafael G. Guadalupe, 21. Ralph Arroyo, 21, was assaulted but survived ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
  • -31

    Three Hold Woman Against Her Will for Months; Collect Checks

    Three Hold Woman Against Her Will for Months; Collect Checks
    INDIANAPOLIS — Three people kept a 65-year-old woman with dementia locked in a tiny room with a urine-soaked mattress to sleep on and a dog bowl to drink from so that they could live off her monthly Social Security checks, authorities said. A police officer sent to the suspects' home in Anderson on Thursday found Anna Turner locked in the 6-foot ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -31
  • -101

    Police Commander Arrested On Battery Charge

    CHARLESTOWN, Ind.— State police say a top commander in a southern Indiana sheriff's department has been arrested on domestic battery charges after his wife reported being beaten by him. Troopers arrested Lt. Col. John Shelton of the Clark County Sheriff's Department at his home in Charlestown early Sunday. Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden tells the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., (http://bit.ly/qL4ULJ ) ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -101
  • -7

    Balitmore Police Still Seeking Missing Infant

    Balitmore Police Still Seeking Missing Infant
    UPDATE: Baltimore police are headed to Washington to investigate a possible sighting of the child. BALTIMORE - More than 70 people gathered Sunday evening on an Edmondson Village street corner, rallying for the safe return of an infant who disappeared Friday with the teenager who had been left to watch him briefly. Pastors and relatives surrounded Whitney McGee, the mother of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -7
  • -1

    $500 Tip Leads Police to $66 Million in Fake Bills

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police have arrested a Lebanese man allegedly carrying fake currency with a face value of $66 million after he tipped a hotel staff with a $500 note, an official said Friday. The largest U.S. note currently in wide circulation is a $100 bill. But police found bundles of $1 million, $100,000 and $500 notes in the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -1
  • -4

    FBI Investigating Video of Cop Beating

    FBI Investigating Video of Cop Beating
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island attorney general's office says the FBI is investigating Providence police after an officer was caught on videotape beating a suspect. [widget:news__fbi] Spokesman Michael Healey says a separate probe by the attorney general into the arrest of 20-year-old Luis Mendonca (men-DAHN'-kah) will continue as the FBI conducts its own investigation. The FBI would not confirm or ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
  • -5

    Customer's Threats Fall on Police Officers' Ears

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - A 29-year-old Indianapolis man might not have noticed the other customers when he walked into an east side pizza parlor Monday shouting death threats into a cell phone with a gun sticking out of his pocket. But there, at a nearby table, were three police officers. [widget:news__indiana] Police said Cesar Augusto Torres made their job easy when he ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
  • -7

    Cops Nail Newark Airport Scare Guy

    Cops Nail Newark Airport Scare Guy
    The roving Romeo who threw Newark Airport into panic and chaos when he breached security to cozy up to his girlfriend was tracked down and arrested Friday. Rutgers University student Haisong Jiang, 28, admitted he was the man caught on security cameras walking down a security checkpoint exit lane into the secure area, Port Authority police said. Jiang said, "You got ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
  • -14

    Manhunt for Fugitive After Utah Officer's Murder

    Manhunt for Fugitive After Utah Officer's Murder
    SALT LAKE CITY — The man charged with Tuesday's fatal shooting of a Utah sheriff's deputy had just sold drugs to a relative of the slain officer on a remote desert road, according to court papers. Roberto Miramontes Roman was charged about 10 hours after the shooting with capital murder and tampering with evidence. A manhunt led authorities to a west ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -14
  • -5

    Three Jobs Puts Man on Two Sides of the Law

    Charles J. Herring has a day job. He's the deputy chief of the Towson University police force, earning $95,558 to protect a campus with 24,000 students, faculty and staff. Charles J. Herring has a second job. He's in charge of scheduling security at the Bel Air Cinema Stadium 14 in Abingdon. Until last week, one of the guards included Herring's boss ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -5
  • +10

    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 about 7 years ago | Rated +10
  • +56

    Deputies 'Fight for Their Lives' During Traffic Stop

    Deputies 'Fight for Their Lives' During Traffic Stop
    WEST PALM BEACH — Two deputies who were "fighting for their lives" this morning, wrestled with an impaired motorist and even used stun guns before one of the deputies fatally shot the man, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said. The man's name has not been released. Bradshaw said two deputies on patrol this morning spotted a blue Ford Explorer apparently broken down on ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +56
  • -33

    LAPD Face Bottles, Rocks in Violent Protest

    LAPD Face Bottles, Rocks in Violent Protest
    LOS ANGELES - A rally of about 40 white supremacists Saturday on the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall drew hundreds of counter-protesters, sparked brawls in which two people were severely beaten and ended with crowds of demonstrators hurling rocks and bottles at police and departing supremacists. The rally, conducted by the National Socialist Movement, prompted the Los Angeles Police Department ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -33
  • +15

    Woman With Knife at Playground Shot And Killed By Police

    Woman With Knife at Playground Shot And Killed By Police
    Police officers shot and killed a woman Tuesday after she walked onto the playground of a north Modesto elementary school, cutting herself in the head with a large knife in front of children and school officials. The unidentified woman charged at officers, who were forced to "resort to the use of deadly force," said Sgt. Brian Findlen, a Modesto police spokesman. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +15
  • +26

    One of Two Wounded Officers Home for Christmas

    One of Two Wounded Officers Home for Christmas
    SEATTLE — Shortly after being released from a hospital on Christmas Eve, one of the two Pierce County sheriff's officers shot in an ambush by a drunken man visited his partner, who is fighting for his life in a Seattle medical center. A motorcade of police escorts accompanied Sgt. Nick Hausner as he left Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma on ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +26
  • +32

    Police Arrest 30 Sex Offenders in Residence Check

    Police Arrest 30 Sex Offenders in Residence Check
    HAMILTON, OH — Cathy Jones, acting U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, was visiting Middletown in February when she picked up a copy of the local newspaper. On the front page of the Journal was a headline declaring the sheriff’s office was attempting to keep track of the county’s 475 registered sex offenders with two deputies, one part-time. “I ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +32
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