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    LA Police Identify Suspect in 1994 Murder

    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles police detectives have identified a suspect in the 1994 murder of an elderly Studio City man who was killed by a burglar. Police said Wednesday that Kevin Bernard Smith, an inmate serving time in a Mississippi prison for a narcotics conviction, was tied to the murder of Rupert Thompson with DNA evidence. Thompson and his wife were sleeping ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    CA Police Ask for Public's Help in Solving Slayings

    SAN FRANCISCO - Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for gunning down two people in the past month. In the most recent shooting, which occurred May 4, 15-year-old Jose Manuel Lopez was shot dead while walking with a friend. South San Francisco police Detective Ken Chetcuti said investigators ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +2
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    TN Police Find Pipe Bombs At Injury Scene

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Tennessee say they found two pipe bombs and bomb-making material after being called to an accidental injury scene in a Memphis suburb. Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chip Washington says officers went to a home in Lakeland at 7:30 a.m. CDT Saturday and found a man suffering from a serious foot injury. Washington told ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Police: FL Man Killed After Confronting Car Burglers

    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Authorities say a Florida Gulf Coast man is dead after confronting several suspects who were breaking into cars outside his apartment building. Pinellas Park police say the 58-year-old man called 911 early Thursday to report that he had been attacked by the suspects and was bleeding profusely. The man, who has not been identified, suffered multiple stab ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -9
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    Border Patrol Plans to Pave Nature Trail Causing Backlash

    The U.S. BOrder Patrol's plan to pave over the Paseo Del Indio Trail at Laredo Community College has sparked a fighting from local environmentalists. Other Top News: Chief Speaks Out Against Paid Gym Time for Officers FBI Broke Law For Years in Phone Record Searches Man Dies After Tussling With County Police, Taser Used Video: Ohio cop who survived quake in ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -1
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    Scammer Sends $4,000 Check to Police in Washington

    RICHLAND, Wash. - Not even the police are immune from those offers of free money from African countries that are really scams. Richland police could use another $4,000, but the department wasn't tempted by the cashier's check it received Friday in the mail from the country of Benin. Officer Erica Tungesvik said officers immediately recognized it as a bogus attempt to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Messages Sent to Rival Lead to Charges Against Officer

    A St. Paul police officer has been charged with harassment and unauthorized computer access after she allegedly sent taunting, sexually explicit messages to a romantic rival. Jessica Elizabeth Phillips, 28, left voice mail and sent text messages and e-mails to a victim identified as K.T. between May 2008 and September 2009, according to a criminal complaint filed late Tuesday in Ramsey ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -4
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    FBI: DC Schools Evacuated After Receiving Suspicious Letters

    FBI: DC Schools Evacuated After Receiving Suspicious Letters
    WASHINGTON -- Nearly 30 letters that contained a white, powdery substance delivered to District of Columbia schools on Thursday are similar to those mailed to schools elsewhere in the U.S. over the last several weeks, the FBI said. Preliminary testing by hazardous materials crews found the powder in the letters received in the district was not harmful, two law enforcement officials ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    $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 about 9 years ago | Rated -1
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    Police Recover Religious Relic Stolen from Church

    BOSTON - The man on the phone had a crazy story, something about a religious artifact stolen from a church in Boston. As Vermont State Trooper Steven Cuttita waited for him to come to the barracks, he started Googling. “It seemed a little far-fetched to me, but I had to check it out anyway,’’ Cuttita said in an interview yesterday. Six ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Off-Duty Officer Shoots, Critically Injures Man

    An off-duty Philadelphia police officer shot and critically wounded a 23-year-old man in the city's East Frankford section Monday afternoon after, he said, he saw the man carrying a gun. The victim, whose name has not been released, was in critical condition Monday night at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. The officer, whom police would not identify, told authorities he was helping a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police: Give Wash. Judges More Leeway to Deny Bail

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Law enforcement officers asked lawmakers Tuesday to support several bills introduced in response to the murder of four Lakewood police officers, including a constitutional amendment that would give judges leeway in denying bail. "The question is 'Would these bills have made a difference?'" in preventing the murders of Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens and ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +6
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    Severed Finger Leads Florida Police to Suspected Arsonist

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- A piece of a severed finger inside a glove led police to a suspected arsonist. Investigators found the finger near the door of a burning home along North Dixie Highway on Friday night. They checked local hospitals and found that 24-year-old Ismael Ortiz had been treated for a similar injury. Ortiz was arrested and charged with arson of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Man Wearing Nothing But Sneakers, Underwear Tasered

    BRIDGEPORT -- A man wearing nothing but sneakers and underwear was Tasered twice and arrested following an altercation with officers at around midnight Tuesday, police said. Police spokesman Tim Quinn said the incident took place at the intersection of Bunnell and Williston streets. Police believe the man was high on PCP at the time of the incident. Robert Frye, 30, of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    NJ Man Suspected of Shooting Officers Kills Self

    TRENTON, N.J. - A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty New Jersey correction officer and wounding another has committed suicide in a cemetery after being spotted by police. The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office says Ralph Johnson shot himself in the head at around 4 p.m. Wednesday and died later at a hospital. Prosecutors say the 60-year-old Johnson shot his ex-wife ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -3
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    Man With Grudge Busted by Surveillance Photos

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -A Port St. Lucie man who stole a delivery driver's keys to get back at him over a grudge has been arrested on felony burglary charges. Matthew Everett Gray allegedly admitted swiping the keys of a Pepsi-Cola service truck because he wanted the driver to get in trouble at work. The keys unlocked some 20 vending machines. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -1
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    Police Face Cleaver-Wielding Suspect at Temple Service

    Police Face Cleaver-Wielding Suspect at Temple Service
    CLEVELAND — A man entered his Sikh temple in suburban Cleveland early Thursday, raised a meat cleaver near two members preparing for morning prayers, and was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Police don't believe Ravinder Nijjar, 41, of Bedford, had a religious motive for his behavior at the temple, where he worshipped, Police Chief Greg Duber said. Nijjar entered ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +4
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    Girl, 6, Killed By Car Fleeing LA Police

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police pursuit has ended in a deadly crash, with the suspects' car hitting and killing a 6-year-old girl. Officer April Harding says police were responding to a report of a man with a gun when the pursuit began Thursday night. Harding says the suspects' car lost control in a residential area of Lakeview Terrace and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -6
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    Suspect Pleads Guilty in Failed NY Car Bomb Attempt

    Suspect Pleads Guilty in Failed NY Car Bomb Attempt
    NEW YORK - Calling himself a "Muslim soldier," a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to the failed Times Square car bombing, saying his attack was the answer to "the U.S. terrorizing . . . Muslim people." Faisal Shahzad entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan days after a federal grand jury had indicted him on 10 terrorism and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +4
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    State Police Confirm Shooting, Arrest of Idaho Fugitive

    BOISE, ID - Police wounded an armed Idaho man who had eluded authorities since late last week following a robbery, kidnapping and car theft near a central Oregon campground. James Patrick Powers, a 47-year-old Boise resident, was shot Saturday evening by an Oregon State Police trooper as he walked toward the city limits of the town of Oakridge. He’s being treated ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +1
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