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    FBI: 5.5 Percent Drop in Violent Crime

    FBI: 5.5 Percent Drop in Violent Crime
    WASHINGTON - Crime levels fell last year compared to 2009, continuing a downward trend that saw a 5.5 percent drop in the number of violent crimes last year and a 2.8 percent drop in the number of property crimes. Figures released by the FBI Monday also showed that there were declines in all four categories of violent crime in 2010 and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Officer Who Arrested Yale Murderer May Have Saved Additional Lives

    Officer Who Arrested Yale Murderer May Have Saved Additional Lives
    BRANFORD, CT - The police officer who arrested a man charged with killing a Yale University doctor says he might have prevented two more homicides when he stopped the suspect's minivan shortly after the killing. Branford Officer Joe Peterson pulled over Lishan Wang on Monday near I-95 after Yale physician Vajinder Toor was gunned down outside his Branford home. Police say ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Officers Release Image of Suspected Bank Robber

    HOUSTON, TX - Authorities are asking the public to help them identify a man they say robbed a bank on Interstate 45 in southeast Houston. Money was taken at the Capital One Bank in the 11400 block of the Gulf Freeway near Almeda-Genoa Road Tuesday. [photo:572889] The suspect walked into the bank, went to the customer check-writing counter and wrote a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    FDA Cautions Against Agent Impersonators

    FDA Cautions Against Agent Impersonators
    Extortionists posing as federal agents have taken up to $31,000 from frightened people who thought they would be prosecuted for purchasing their medications from outside the country, federal regulators said this week. The Food and Drug Administration has 75 to 100 recent reports nationwide of people receiving calls from individuals claiming to be FDA special agents or law enforcement officials.The targets ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    No Charge For La. Police Officer in Shooting Death

    NEW ORLEANS -- A grand jury on Thursday declined to indict a white police officer who shot an elderly black man in the small Louisiana town of Homer in a case that heightened racial tension and sparked protests. The panel returned a "no true bill," meaning the case won't go to trial, after considering and rejecting a range of charges including ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Authorities Make Arrest In Deadly Mass. Arson

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a fire in Northampton that claimed the life of an elderly man and his son. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel (SHY'-buhl) said in a statement that 25-year-old Anthony P. Baye was arrested at about 8 p.m. on Monday. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Northampton District Court ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Vatican to Bishops: Report Sex Abuse to Police

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has told bishops around the world to cooperate with police in reporting priests who rape and molest children and to develop guidelines for preventing abuse by May 2012. But the suggestions in the letter Monday from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are vague and non-binding and fall short of recommending the tough ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Pa. Man Fined for 'Dirty' Words on State Truck

    HERMITAGE, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man has been fined $50 for using his finger to write derogatory words on the dirty cab of a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission truck. Charles J. Vranich, 33, of South Pymatuning Township, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct last week on a citation filed by Fish Commission Officer Jeffrey Giardina. Vranich wrote the words on ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Seattle Officers Arrive to Help Investigate Officer Ambush

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two Seattle police detectives have arrived in Anchorage to help authorities investigate a shooting that left an officer with serious injuries. [widget:news__washington] Lt. Dave Parker says the detectives played pivotal roles in investigating an Oct. 31 ambush on a parked patrol car in Seattle that killed Officer Timothy Brenton and injured another officer. Christopher Monfort has pleaded not ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Deputies Arrest Suspect Following Four-Hour Standoff

    BROOKSVILLE - A man is facing battery and resisting arrest charges following a 4 1/2-hour standoff with deputies and striking his brother in the head with a rifle. Deputies arrived Sunday at 25114 Richbarn Road, Brooksville, where they were advised that Cameron Marshall, 28, discharged a firearm and struck his brother in the head with it during a verbal altercation in ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Cash Seizures Quadruple On U.S.-Mexico Border

    PHOENIX — Seizures of money bound mostly for Mexico's violent drug cartels more than quadrupled this year on the Arizona border, and government officials are crediting beefed-up screening at checkpoints. Inspectors intercepted $1.1 million heading into Mexico in fiscal 2008. This year, they netted $4.9 million. [widget:news__narcotics] Brian Levin, a Customs and Border Protection spokesman, said the seizures reflect a new ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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