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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -5
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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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    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 about 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Police: Woman Planted Bomb In Revenge Plot

    VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL - Volusia County deputy sheriffs have arrested two people and are looking for two others in connection with the detonation of a bomb in a woman's car that was part of a revenge plot, officials said. Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson said deputies arrested 49-year-old Lisa Milligan on a probation violation and charged her for her part in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Standoff Involving Father, Child Ends Peacefully

    O'HARA, PA - A lengthy police standoff in O'Hara that followed a child custody dispute ended peacefully Sunday afternoon. Emergency dispatchers had said authorities had surrounded a Linwood Avenue home in which a man had barricaded himself with his 7-year-old child. A dispatch supervisor said the incident began shortly after midnight when a child welfare caseworker alerted authorities of a heated ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +10
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    Suspect Held Without Bail in Philly Stranglings

    [photo:589003] PHILADELPHIA -- The transient charged with raping and killing three women in Philadelphia is being held without bail on three counts of murder. Twenty-two-year-old Antonio Rodriguez wore a white sweat shirt and covered his face for part of his brief arraignment Thursday afternoon. Police say DNA evidence links Rodriguez with three strangling deaths that gripped the city's Kensington neighborhood since ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Authorities: Man Used Van to Ram, Steal Parking Meters

    CHICAGO - A suspect was charged early this morning in connection with the theft of several of the hefty pay-and-display parking boxes from city streets, police said. Jeffery Kaput, 38, of the 5500 block of West Cortez Street, was charged with four felony theft counts related to the 200-pound LAZ boxes, according to police. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: Man Kills Self After Failed Heist

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Authorities have identified the 66-year-old man who shot himself to death after what police said was a failed attempt to rob a bank in Lowell. Investigators said William Champagne, of Lowell, took his own life on Saturday after firing two shots at a police officer. The officer had responded an alarm at the Lowell Cooperative Bank. Authorities ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +2
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Driver Faces Multiple Charges in Theft of Deputy's Cruiser

    RUSKIN, FL - A man who crashed his car into a culvert this morning tried to steal the cruiser driven by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputy investigating the crash, according to HCSO. Shortly before 6 a.m., Deputy Richard Paul responded to a traffic crash at 809 2nd Ave. N.E. where a 1993 Mercury had driven into a culvert in front ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -2
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +3
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +1
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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 almost 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Released 911 Tapes Detail Terrifying Moments During Shooting

    Released 911 Tapes Detail Terrifying Moments During Shooting
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Breathless calls to emergency operators described the shots fired at an Albuquerque business where a gunman last week stormed through a courtyard and into a building, killing two people and wounding four others before killing himself. Albuquerque police said they received at least 30 calls reporting the July 12 shooting, and they released several 911 tapes Thursday. In ...
    Published about 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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    Two Men Sentenced for Attacking Police Informant

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Two men have been sentenced for beating and robbing a police informant after being tipped off to his identity by a suburban Rochester police officer. A judge sentenced 26-year-old Matthew Montrois (mahn-TROYCE') Tuesday to five years in prison, while 27-year-old Frank Arena was sentenced to six years. Both were convicted of burglary, robbery and assault charges. Authorities arrested ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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