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    Nearly 1000 Drug Cases Not Analyzed; LA Sheriff Says Cutbacks are to Blame

    LOS ANGELES - Sheriff Lee Baca says budget cuts have significantly slowed his agency’s analysis of narcotics evidence. The average backlog in 2009, before the cuts, was 256 cases. That number has more than tripled, according to the department, swelling to 920 unanalyzed cases. Baca recently cut overtime expenses in an effort to compensate for a $128-million budget cut. News of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Amazing Dog Leads Troopers to Massive Blaze [Video]

    Amazing Dog Leads Troopers to Massive Blaze [Video]
    CASWELL LAKES, AK -– German shepherds were bred for intelligence to protect sheep flocks from predators. They are revered for their loyalty and renowned to be sensitive to people’s emotions. While a collie named Lassie may be best known as a dog hero for the saying “Lassie, go get help,” Buddy carried on the tradition set by German shepherds Strongheart and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    Sources Say Man Shot By Officer Had Hands In Air

    Sources Say Man Shot By Officer Had Hands In Air
    BALTIMORE - The unarmed man fatally shot by an off-duty Baltimore police officer outside a Mount Vernon bar early Saturday had his hands in the air when the officer fired 13 rounds, striking him nine times in the chest and groin, according to department sources. Two top police commanders said Thursday that four witnesses — two friends of victim Tyrone Brown ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -10
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    Suspect in Girl's Kidnapping Shoots Self When Police Arrive

    Suspect in Girl's Kidnapping Shoots Self When Police Arrive
    HAWK POINT, MO — A man police wanted to talk to regarding the kidnapping of four year old Alisa Maier shot himself when officers came to his door.. Paul S. Smith shot himself about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon on Highway D in Hawk Point, Missouri, west of O'Fallon. Police would not say if Smith, was the primary suspect in the case. In ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals

    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson has proposed roughly doubling New York's DNA database to include samples from even low-level offenders, making it the first in the nation to so broadly collect and use that evidence to solve crimes and exonerate people wrongly convicted. New York's law would require adding about 48,000 samples a year to a laboratory system that state ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Ohio Tornado Rips Through Police Station

    Ohio Tornado Rips Through Police Station
    TOLEDO, OHIO -- At least seven people have been confirmed dead after two bands of strong thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through the area late Saturday into early Sunday morning. Areas from Fulton County to eastern Wood County were hit hardest in the severe weather which is being blamed for widespread damage to homes, vehicles and even a high school. Lake Township ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -26
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    Major Cities Consider Fighting Immigration Law

    PHOENIX (AP) - At least three Arizona cities are considering a lawsuit to block the new immigration enforcement law. The cities include Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff. Their possible legal action could lend momentum to the backlash over the harsh immigration crackdown. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon criticized the measure as "economically devastating." But he was unable Tuesday to muster support from Phoenix ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -11
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    Atlanta Mayor Shakes Up Police Department

    ATLANTA, GA - In his first full day on the job, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled a reorganization of the police department's command staff and announced other plans, including one to hire an economic development czar. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] Acting Police Chief George Turner promoted several longtime leaders to new positions to boost morale among officers. The moves included promoting Peter Andresen ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Bay Area Residents, Police Come Together for National Night Out

    SAN FRANCISCO - Bay Area neighborhoods are in the last stages of planning for Tuesday's National Night Out, a block party touted by police for strengthening communities. Police departments nationwide target the event, an evening of food and conversation on closed-off streets organized by the National Association of Town Watch, as an opportunity to educate residents about crime prevention. San Jose ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound

    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound
    SHREVEPORT, LA - The 12-year-old Shreveport girl who went missing for several days is home safe after her father picked her up from a convenience store early Wednesday. After pushing for the public's help in finding Amber White, police are being tight-lipped about the facts of the case. However, they confirmed the girl's father picked her up and never contacted authorities. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +19
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    NYC Responders Sent to Haiti Draw on 9/11

    NYC Responders Sent to Haiti Draw on 9/11
    NEW YORK - When the twin towers came down on Sept. 11, 2001, deputy police inspector Robert Lukach was there, working on the pile, digging through the rubble for survivors. Joe Downey, a New York City fire chief, was there too. He also was in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after Hurricane Gustav. Now, the men are leading ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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    Man Suspected of Stabbing K9 Turns Self In

    Man Suspected of Stabbing K9 Turns Self In
    MINNEAPOLIS - A suspect who stabbed a Minneapolis Police K-9 and eluded a massive manhunt in Blaine last week turned himself in to authorities Sunday. L.C. Wesley Armstrong is being held in the Anoka County Jail. The Anoka County Sheriff's department confirmed that Armstrong surrendered, and said they would be providing more details later this morning. Armstrong fled after Minneapolis police ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    SF Police Chief: Protect and Preserve the Tenderloin

    SF Police Chief: Protect and Preserve the Tenderloin
    As a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, George Gascón isn't exactly new to tough neighborhoods. During the late 1970s, he worked the Hollywood Division when the once-fabled neighborhood was known primarily for its transvestite streetwalkers and drug sales. In the late 1980s, he moved to Hollenbeck, a proud Chicano community in East L.A. with deep roots-and some of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +18
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    Detective Volunteers For Layoff to Save Co-Worker's Job

    Detective Volunteers For Layoff to Save Co-Worker's Job
    HAMILTON — Becoming a Butler County sheriff’s deputy was a great fit and a dream come true for Ed Tanner. Protecting people is all he ever wanted to do. On July 22, that dream will end when he becomes one of many to lose his job due to budget cuts. But it didn’t have to happen. The 31-year-old has worked 10 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +52
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    Obama Thanks NYPD for Times Square Bomb Response

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama made a stop in New York City Thursday to thank the city's police department for its work in tracking down and arresting a man accused of attempting to detonate a car bomb in Times Square on May 1. Mr. Obama told officers their swift work and cooperation with federal investigators in the case serves as ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Man Gets Life for Slaying of Officer

    Man Gets Life for Slaying of Officer
    REVERE - Robert Iacoviello Jr. was sentenced today to life in prison for the murder of off-duty Revere police Officer Daniel Talbot, who was shot to death after a chance encounter led to an exchange of words and gunfire between a group of alleged gang members and drunken police officers in 2007. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Patrick Brady imposed the mandatory ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +21
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    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops

    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops
    NEW YORK - A retired NYPD police officer and his wife scuffled with cops in a Manhattan stationhouse after their teenage son was stopped, frisked and handcuffed, cops said. Merault Almonor, 49, punched a female officer in the face during the March 20 fracas in the 30th Precinct stationhouse in Harlem, cops said. But Almonor's lawyer said the former cop, his ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -16
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    Police Chief Testifies Against Chicago Cop in Aggravated Battery Case

    Police Chief Testifies Against Chicago Cop in Aggravated Battery Case
    CHICAGO - After North Chicago police officer Carl Sain found his estranged wife with another man, the cop stuck a pistol in the man's face and demanded to know why he was there. That's the scenario laid out by Waukegan Police Chief Artis Yancey, who testified Tuesday that he was the man threatened and attacked by Sain during a 2009 altercation. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    San Francisco Can't Opt Out of Immigration Check

    SAN FRANCISCO—California Attorney General Jerry Brown has denied the San Francisco sheriff's request to opt out of a federal program that checks the immigration status of all people arrested using their fingerprints. Brown told the sheriff in a letter Tuesday that he believed the program would help speed the identification of individuals in the country illegally who have a history of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +10
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    Teen Becomes Hero To Sheriff's Office Canines

    Asheboro, NC-- Thanks to teenager in Randolph County, Canines will beat the heat with a cool gadget. Wednesday, Sgt. Scottie Hicks, a canine handler with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, was presented with four K-9 Cool Ventilation Systems. The systems were donated by a Kaitlyn Carr, a Providence Grove High School graduate. They will be installed in each of the Sheriff's ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +33
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