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    Amber Alert Issued for Fresno Girl, 8

    FRESNO - Fresno police have issued an Amber Alert for an 8-year-old Fresno girl, Elisa Cardenas, who they believe has been kidnapped. They will be holding a news conference shortly. A call came in at 8:28 p.m. concerning an incident on the 2700 block of East Almond in central Fresno. The girl was with a group of six other girls at ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Armed Suspect Barricades Self, Toddler in Apartment During Standoff

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—An armed robbery suspect who authorities say fired at an officer last week before fleeing from police barricaded himself and a 1-year-old boy Wednesday inside a Sacramento apartment complex, according to a sheriff's spokesman. By late afternoon, Sacramento police outside the building had made intermittent contact with the 25-year-old, whom police have not named, said Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Tim ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police: Man's Murder-Suicide Leaves Six Dead

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — South Florida authorities were at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide early Monday that left six people dead, including four children. A police officer was checking a suspicious vehicle around 2 a.m. when he heard what sounded like muffled gun shots, Riviera Beach Police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said. When the officer approached the home, Patrick Dell, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Long Beach Gang Crackdown Ends With Thirteen Arrests

    Long Beach, Calif. (AP) -- Long Beach police say 13 people were arrested following a crackdown on one of the city's oldest gangs believed responsible for multiple shootings in recent months, including the attempted murder of two police gang detectives last week. Police Chief Jim McDonnell says a total of 45 homes were searched Wednesday resulting in the arrests of 11 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Inmate Phone Calls May Save Maryland Jobs

    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Inmates in Montgomery County could help the county save two jobs. How? Higher charges for phone calls. Right now, when an inmate in Montgomery County phones home from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, there's a 65 cent charge to that inmate's family. The county is considering an additional surcharge of 35 cents. The higher fee could save $122,000, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Student Hostage-Taker Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

    MARINETTE, WI - A teenager who held fellow classmates hostage at a Wisconsin school Monday night has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. The 15-year-old sophomore from Marinette High School was pronounced dead this morning, according to Police Chief Jeff Skorik. Skorik says the teenager gave no reason for holding 23 students and a teacher at ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Detectives Shoot Man Who Rammed Their Cruiser; Kill Suspects Dog

    UPPER DARBY, PA -- A wild scene unfolded Thursday evening in South Philadelphia when police shot a man in one hand after he rammed his pickup truck into their unmarked car, authorities said. The driver's dog, which was in the passenger seat, was killed when the two detectives from Upper Darby opened fire, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Fire at Police Shooting Range May be Linked to Other LEO Attacks

    Fire at Police Shooting Range May be Linked to Other LEO Attacks
    LOS ANGELES - Authorities are investigating whether an early morning fire Monday at a Hemet police shooting range was yet another attack on the department, which has been hit with repeated booby traps over the last three months. The fire at the remote training facility off Warren Road broke out shortly after 2 a.m. Much of the building was destroyed in ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -7
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    Police Wound Man Who Drew Gun On Detectives

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville police have wounded a man who pulled a gun on detectives who were executing a search warrant. Deputy Police Chief Vince Robison told The Courier-Journal the man was taken to University Hospital in serious condition after the shooting Monday night. His identity was not immediately released. No officers were injured. Robison says the 22-year-old man refused orders ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +12
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    Man Charged With Pointing Pistol On NH Highway

    EXETER, N.H.—The New Hampshire State Police says a 74-year-old Hampton man is facing charges that he pointed a handgun at another driver on Route 101 in Exeter. Police say three troopers stopped the car at about 3:20 p.m. Thursday, shortly after the incident was reported. As police approached they noticed the driver's hands were inside a canvas bag on the passenger ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Police: 911 Did Not Put Carjacking Victims on Hold

    Police: 911 Did Not Put Carjacking Victims on Hold
    ATLANTA - Audio provided Monday night by the Atlanta Police department showed that the students kidnapped Sunday night from Morehouse were not put on hold when they called 911. Two of the students, who were placed in the trunk of a car during the carjacking used a cell phone to call for help, and said they eventually had to call Morehouse ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Two Shot In D.C. Public Works Parking Lot

    Two Shot In D.C. Public Works Parking Lot
    WASHINGTON -- A double shooting in a Department of Public Works lot that killed one worker does not appear to be random, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says. Police say 51-year-old Larry Hutchins of Suitland, Md., died after being shot around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday at the entrance to a lot in the 1200 block of W Street in Northeast. The other ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Pot-Firing Catapult Found at Arizona-Mexico Border

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border apparently are trying a new approach _ a catapult. National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening. Tucson TV station KVOA ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    CA Police One Step Closer to ID'ing Victim In 1968 Cold Case

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Huntington Beach police may be closer to identifying a woman found dead in a drainage ditch more than 40 years ago. Lt. Russell Reinhart tells the Orange County Register Tuesday that a friend of a woman named "Rosie" told detectives she recognized the woman from a sketch of a sexual assault and murder victim that authorities posted on Facebook ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Unhappy Robber Gripes About Loot

    A man who robbed a Wendy's at gunpoint Saturday night apparently was so upset with his haul that he twice called the restaurant to complain, Atlanta police said. "Next time there better be more than $586," he said during one call. He made "a similar threat" in the second call, police said. About 11:15 p.m., a man wearing a ski mask ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Man Tied to Hollywood Publicist Slaying Kills Self

    Man Tied to Hollywood Publicist Slaying Kills Self
    The murder mystery of top Hollywood film publicist Ronni Chasen took a shocking new twist Wednesday when a suspect in the grisly slaying committed suicide. The man, whose name was not released, shot himself as Beverly Hills cops approached him at his dingy Hollywood apartment building lobby and tried to serve him a search warrant in connection with the Nov. 16 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +9
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    Armed Bandit Gets $2 Million in Chips From Bellagio Casino

    Armed Bandit Gets $2 Million in Chips From Bellagio Casino
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are looking for an armed casino bandit who escaped on a motorcycle with perhaps $2 million worth of gambling chips from the posh Bellagio hotel-casino. Police Lt. Clinton Nichols told The Associated Press the robbery happened quickly. He says the bandit wore a full-face motorcycle helmet as he displayed a gun in a casino ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Police Report 45 DUIs, 171 Crashes in Three Days

    Police Report 45 DUIs, 171 Crashes in Three Days
    WATERBURY, CT - Forty-five people were charged with drunken driving between midnight Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday, according to state police. State and local police departments increased patrols during the holiday weekend. State troopers set up sobriety checkpoints on many roads. As of Saturday at 1 p.m., state police had responded to 171 accidents, 23 of which had injuries. Troopers issued ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    British Kickboxer Sought in Slaying of US Tourist

    BANGKOK -- A manhunt was underway Monday in Thailand for a British kickboxer police say is believed to have killed a former U.S. Marine after provoking a barroom brawl on a tropical island. Police have named 28-year-old Lee Aldhouse of Britain as the prime suspect in the weekend stabbing death of Dashawn Longfellow, 23, who was vacationing on the island of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    New Effort Launched to Catch 'East Coast Rapist'

    FAIRFAX, Va.—The FBI and local police from several states are launching a new effort to catch the so-called East Coast Rapist, believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997. Authorities are hoping a tip from the public will break the case. Billboards featuring sketches of the suspect are running in the four states where attacks occurred -- ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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