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    Stepmother of Missing Boy Urged to Cooperate With Police

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The biological parents of a missing Oregon boy say the 7-year-old's stepmother hasn't responded to their public pleas to fully cooperate with investigators. Kyron Horman's father, mother and stepfather said in an e-mail to news organizations late Monday that they believe Terri Moulton Horman still hasn't resumed speaking to law enforcement. Kyron's mother and father asked Terri Horman ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -1
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    Gun Permit Allows Visitors Quick Access to Texas Capitol

    Gun Permit Allows Visitors Quick Access to Texas Capitol
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Everyone from lobbyists to lawyers and journalists is rushing to get permits to carry guns inside the Texas Capitol, where legislators already often tote pistols in boots and purses or stow them away inside their desks. A unique loophole in a new security procedure means a gun permit is like a special-access pass into the domed building, allowing ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    APD to Get New Dash Cams

    AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police cars will be outfitted with improved dashboard cameras in a plan to abandon use of outdated videotape. The Austin City Council on Thursday approved spending $15.5 million for the new cameras and digital equipment. The cameras can be set to automatically activate when officers open the doors of the patrol car. Officers currently must manually start ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +6
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    Four Pistols Vanish from Israeli Prime Minister's Bodyguard's Luggage During Trip to U.S.

    Four Pistols Vanish from Israeli Prime Minister's Bodyguard's Luggage During Trip to U.S.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - In what's being called "an incredible comedy of errors" that has embarrassed U.S. officials, four semiautomatic pistols belonging to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bodyguards vanished after arriving at New York's JFK Airport, the New York Post reports. A source characterized the hunt for the 9mm Glock 17s as "priority No. 1 in American law enforcement." The ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -9
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    Slain Officer's Portrait Joins Wall of Honor

    DETROIT- The son of slain Detroit Police Officer Brian Huff wants to become a police officer when he grows up, his mother said Thursday. " 'I'm going to follow in my dad's footsteps,' " Blair Huff, 10, told her about two weeks ago, Melissa Alexander-Huff said, after a plaque memorializing her husband was unveiled Thursday at the Detroit Police Department's Central ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    New Report Shows Spike in LA Sheriff's Deputies Drinking

    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been involved in 33 alcohol-related incidents since January—more than during all of last year, a report published Tuesday found. The report was carried out by the county's Office of Independent Review, which monitors the sheriff's department. It found that in several instances, deputies were intoxicated while working. In one case, a supervisor who appeared ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Officer Critically Shot by Oakland Gang Member

    Officer Critically Shot by Oakland Gang Member
    FREMONT, CA - A Fremont police officer was critically wounded in a shootout Friday with an alleged gang member in East Oakland, who then stole a car at gunpoint and fled, authorities say. The officer, a six-year veteran of the force whose name has not been released, suffered gunshot wounds to the pelvis and groin during the exchange at 2:38 p.m. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -24
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    Cops Writing Fewer Tickets Due to Cumbersome Computer System

    FAIRFAX, Va. - A new system that's supposed to reduce paperwork and instantly allow police in Fairfax County to share isn't quite working as it should. Fairfax County Police officers are writing fewer tickets because the system is cumbersome and time-consuming. Officer Marshall Thielen, president of the Fairfax officers' union, tells The Washington Post one day it took 2 1/2 hours ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Officers Policing Certain Agencies Get Lesser Benefits

    WASHINGTON - Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd didn't hesitate when they got a call about the Fort Hood shooter. As cops on patrol, it was their duty to rush toward the danger. Munley was shot in three places, now walks with a cane and may not be able to work as a patrol officer again. They have been praised widely for ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Eighth Grader Honored for Helping Police K9

    BOSTON - A 13-year-old Massachusetts girl who struggled for months to raise $750 to buy a bulletproof vest for a police dog is being honored for her generosity. MBTA Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan says Anna Barowsky made dog-shaped biscuits, doggie earrings out of clay, homemade whole wheat dog biscuits and sold lemonade at lemonade stands to raise money for a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +30
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    More Police, Fire Recruits are Flunking Fitness Test

    ACKSON, Miss. — When the Jackson Police Department tried to recruit new officers this spring, more than a third of the applicants were not able to pass the initial physical fitness test. The city's police academy's initial fitness exam includes push-ups, a 1½ mile run, an obstacle course and a flexibility test, Deputy Police Chief Gerald Jones said. Mississippi has the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Senate Passes Benefits for Officers Following Chimp's Horrific Attack on Cop

    STAMFORD, CT - A bill prompted by a Stamford police officer's fight with Travis the chimpanzee passed the Senate on Wednesday, 29-4. The bill, which now goes to the House for a vote, would extend workers' compensation benefits to state and local police officers in imminent danger of serious physical injury or death while on the job because of an interaction ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    NYPD Set to Aid Haitian Police

    NYPD Set to Aid Haitian Police
    NEW YORK CITY - New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly returned to Haiti on Monday to meet with the earthquake-devastated country's president and lay the groundwork for the deployment later this month of six Creole-speaking NYPD officers to help train the Haitian police force. Mr. Kelly, who helped establish an interim police force there after political chaos enveloped Haiti in the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +1
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    Former NH Officer Sues Over Resignation

    ALLENSTOWN, NH — A New Hampshire police officer is suing the town that used to employ him and two police superiors. Gregory Huard is alleging that Allenstown Chief Shaun Mulholland and Sgt. Michael Stark retaliated against him for publicly criticizing the department and for creating intolerable conditions that led to his resignation. The Concord Monitor says the suit was moved last ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Hero Officer Helps Family Escape House Blaze

    ST. CLOUD, MN - St. Cloud police officer Matt Gannon was mere seconds away from the end of his Sunday morning shift and on his way home when he happened upon a burning house. "I got out of my squad car and started pounding on doors, trying to get people out of there," Gannon said. Thanks to his action, two adults ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Officer Injured In Early Morning Shootout

    Officer Injured In Early Morning Shootout
    TAYLOR, MI - Neighbors said two people, including a police officer, were shot this morning in Taylor when gunfire erupted at a townhouse complex near Northline Road and Telegraph. Taylor Police were not commenting this morning, but an officer at the scene confirmed that two men, including the Taylor cop, were shot. Several neighbors said a dozen or more gunshots startled ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    Sheriff Joe Considers Entering Governor Race

    Sheriff Joe Considers Entering Governor Race
    MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't ready to abandon illusions of running for governor just yet. Arpaio said he was exploring the possibility of determining how much it would cost to hire someone to collect signatures for a petition to get him on the gubernatorial ballot, in case he decides to run. Arpaio, 77, said the only ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +34
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    Copycat: Wa. Man Busted for Plot to Kill Deputies

    Copycat: Wa. Man Busted for Plot to Kill Deputies
    EVERETT — An Everett man who police believe was planning to kill Snohomish County sheriff's deputies had guns, ammunition and bulletproof vests to carry out an assault. It was to be a killing similar to the Thanksgiving weekend assassination of four Lakewood police officers, police said. Deputies arrested transient Michael McConnachie, 19*, on Sunday at a south Everett motel, according to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +40
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    Feds Make Deal to Improve Cook County Jail Conditions

    Feds Make Deal to Improve Cook County Jail Conditions
    CHICAGO - Federal and county authorities announced Thursday they've reached a sweeping deal to settle decades-old problems at Cook County Jail by hiring 600 more guards, overhauling medical and mental health care and hiring monitors who will report progress to a judge. The deal comes after a federal inquiry into conditions at the jail exposed widespread trouble -- including inmates who ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +7
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    Suspect Arrested in Hit and Run of Miami Motorcycle Officer

    Suspect Arrested in Hit and Run of Miami Motorcycle Officer
    MIAMI - A 28-year-old motorist has been arrested after she allegedly hit a Doral police officer on his motorcycle and then drove away without stopping. Lisa Caridad Garcia of Miami was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries, according to Miami-Dade police. She was arrested Monday. Tuesday, she was out of jail on bail. Meanwhile, Officer Carlos ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -7
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