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    Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Kills Teen Robber

    CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said. The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +63
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    L.E. Forest Ranger Hailed as Hero for Fugitive Capture

    L.E. Forest Ranger Hailed as Hero for Fugitive Capture
    PHOENIX — After nearly three weeks on the run, an escaped state prison inmate and his fiancee who were targets of an intense nationwide manhunt were captured Thursday at an Arizona campground after an alert forest ranger spotted the suspicious couple, along with their stolen vehicle hidden in the trees. John McCluskey, 45, and Casslyn Welch, 44, who also is the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +46
  • -57

    CA Mom Charged With Murder After Microwaving Baby

    SACRAMENTO - In what police say is an extremely rare and disturbing case, a Sacramento woman was arrested this morning for allegedly killing her 6-week-old daughter in March by placing her in a microwave oven. Ka Yang, 29, was arrested at her Sacramento home this morning and charged with homicide after a three-month investigation into what caused unusual burns on the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -57
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    Serial Butt Stabber Loose In D.C. Metro Area

    Serial Butt Stabber Loose In D.C. Metro Area
    FAIRFAX, VA - A woman was slashed and cut in a Fairfax County shopping mall Monday evening in what may be the latest of a series of similar incidents, Fairfax County police said. The woman, whose wound was not considered life-threatening, was cut about 5:30 p.m. in a store that caters to young women in the Fair Oaks Mall, said police ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated -15
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    Police: Video Shows Gang Punishing One of Their Own

    Police: Video Shows Gang Punishing One of Their Own
    CHICAGO - The beating officially started with a quick crack to the back of the gang member's head. And then about 15 others descended, punching and kicking him for two minutes. The rapid-fire punches landed from all directions on his body, sounding strangely like corn popping. Then the victim fell to the floor and the group continued to pummel him with ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -8
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    Four SWAT Officers Shot During TX Drug Raid

    Four SWAT Officers Shot During TX Drug Raid
    SAN ANTONIO, TX - Four San Antonio SWAT officers executing a narcotics search warrant at an East Side home were wounded in a hail of assault rifle fire Thursday afternoon. One was in critical condition and underwent surgery late in the day, Brooke Army Medical Center spokesman Dewey Mitchell said. He said another was in serious but stable condition. Both were ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -51
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated +49
  • +69

    Undercover Cop Shoots Gang Member In Sting

    Undercover Cop Shoots Gang Member In Sting
    NEW YORK - A reputed Bloods member was shot to death by an undercover cop Thursday when a drug sting in the Bronx led to a life-or-death gun fight, police said. Nelson (Boss) Reeves, 17, had arranged to sell the undercover cop $20 of crack at an apartment building in Crotona around 11:20 a.m., police said. But once they got inside ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +69
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    Officer Defends His Family During Intrusion At Own Home

    Officer Defends His Family During Intrusion At Own Home
    YUKON, OK — A retired Yukon firefighter was shot and killed by a Piedmont police officer after forcing his way into the officer's home in Yukon. Police say 47-year-old Devin Nemecek was killed Tuesday by officer Jack Neumann Yukon police spokeswoman Klare Ly said Neumann returned home to find Nemecek banging on a door. Ly said Nemecek forced his way into ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +36
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    Vid: Transformer's 'Bumblebee' Wrecks Real Police Car

    Vid: Transformer's 'Bumblebee' Wrecks Real Police Car
    WASHINGTON -- Forget the Decepticons. The Transformers Monday took on D.C. Police. In a filming area for "Transformers 3" near the National Mall Monday afternoon, a police SUV responding to an emergency with lights and sirens blaring entered an intersection at Third Street and Maryland Avenue in Southwest. The SUV collided with a yellow Chevy Camaro, known to "Transformers" fans as ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +15
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    Rick Springfield to Sheriff: I Will Kill You And Your Family

    Rick Springfield to Sheriff: I Will Kill You And Your Family
    MALIBU, CA - Rick Springfield, the man best known for “Jessie’s Girl,” was reportedly arrested for drunken driving earlier this month in California. Celebrity gossip website TMZ reported Monday that Springfield, who drove a 1963 Corvette on Pacific Coast Highway, yelled to an arresting deputy, “If you tow my car I will f**king kill you and your family.” The point was ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -24
  • -36

    Horror Awaited Police Behind Closed Suburban Doors

    Horror Awaited Police Behind Closed Suburban Doors
    WARRINGTON, PA - The caller was un-rushed and exceedingly polite, even thanking the police dispatcher as he reported that he had beaten his wife and their 7-year-old son to death with a baseball bat in their home in a handsome neighborhood in Warrington. When police arrived at 167 Redstone Dr. late Friday night, they found a typewritten note on the front ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -36
  • -34

    Standoff Ends With Three Deputies Shot; One Critical

    Standoff Ends With Three Deputies Shot; One Critical
    ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL - An Escambia County deputy is fighting for his life after a close-range gunfight with a Mississippi man in the living room of a suburban Pensacola home. Deputy Jeremy Cassady underwent surgery Friday afternoon and again Friday night at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was in critical condition this afternoon in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Two of his ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -34
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    How the Officer Saved Christmas

    How the Officer Saved Christmas
    CHICAGO - Tondonlia Brown and her two young children escaped a Christmas morning fire, only to return to their South Side apartment and find burglars had stolen their gifts and much of what they owned. Just as the holiday was looking grim, Chicago Police Officer Michael Lawrence stepped in with toys and a gift card. He'd responded to the burglary call, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +86
  • +39

    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist

    Trooper Shoots, Fatally Wounds Charging Motorist
    ASHBY, MA - A plainclothes state trooper shot and killed a man who allegedly drove his car at him yesterday in Ashby, a small town in north central Massachusetts. Authorities said a member of the State Police gang unit discharged his weapon, killing Roger Reyes Padilla, 21, of Fitchburg, on Pine Road around 1:15 p.m. The trooper, whose name was not ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +39
  • -22

    Job Applicant Caught Trying to Cheat On Polygraph

    Job Applicant Caught Trying to Cheat On Polygraph
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol manager arriving at the Olympia headquarters for a meeting noticed a book on the seat of a parked car about "how to beat the lie detector." The Patrol said Criminal Records Manager Heather Anderson called the Human Resources division last Wednesday and was told a job candidate was in the process of taking ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -22
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    Police Searching for Missing FL Police Cadet

    Police Searching for Missing FL Police Cadet
    INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Kelly Rothwell made a career change when she enrolled in the police academy last year. The 34-year-old was an enthusiastic recruit, excited about her new calling. She hadn't missed a day at the academy — until Monday. Now authorities are worried she may be in danger. Rothwell hasn't been seen since Saturday, and hasn't returned dozens of ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -73
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    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts

    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A Mount Rainier police officer was indicted Tuesday by a Prince George’s County grand jury on attempted murder and sex-offense charges after a July 2 shooting in Capitol Heights, the state’s attorney’s office said. The officer, who was off-duty at the time, maintained that he had been carjacked. A 12-count indictment alleges that Gene Gillette, 27, shot ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated -30
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    Update: 11 In Custody After Police Pinned Down By Sniper Fire

    Update: 11 In Custody After Police Pinned Down By Sniper Fire
    Update 4/5/2011: EDGEWATER, CO - Two police officers from Edgewater were pinned down behind a brick wall for about 30 minutes early this morning, bullets whizzing past them from an unknown location. A SWAT team intervened and 11 people are in custody. "We believe we have the shooter," Edgewater police spokesman Steve Davis said. Davis said it all started around the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +27
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    Boy Shot 8 Times By Police After Possessing BB Gun

    Boy Shot 8 Times By Police After Possessing BB Gun
    CHICAGO - Chicago police late Monday shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy who one official said was holding a BB gun, the second police-involved shooting of the night. No officers were injured in the roughly 11 p.m. shooting in the 1000 block of North Kedvale Avenue in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. His parents identified ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated -22
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