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    Security Increased for Hospitalized Clairton Officer

    Clairton police have increased security in an Uptown hospital for a police officer who was shot while responding to a report of a home invasion, Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said Thursday. Officer James Kuzak Jr., 39, has been undergoing treatment in UPMC Mercy since the April 4 shooting. The decision for additional security was made after telephone threats against Kuzak, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +7
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    Officer Injured In Collision After Driver Runs Red Light

    HOWARD COUNTY, MD - A Howard County Police officer was hospitalized early Monday morning after a traffic collision in Columbia with a driver who ran a red light, according to the police department. The officer, Kirk Brown, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment, police said. Brown, an officer for eight years, had been driving south on Columbia ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -11
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    Police Board Favors Sales Tax for Buildings, Vehicles and Equipment

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas City’s police board on Tuesday supported the police chief’s recommendations to seek a 15-year renewal of the public safety sales tax for new facilities, vehicles and equipment. The resolution ignored Mayor Mark Funkhouser’s recommendation to use sales tax proceeds to hire 100 police officers. Funkhouser, who sits on the five-member board, voted against the resolution. The resolution ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    San Francisco Beefs Up Police Patrols In Response to Recent Attacks

    SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco police will soon deploy 32 officers to foot-beat patrols around transit stops in the Bayview and Visitacion Valley in the aftermath of attacks near Muni lines that have victimized Asian Americans, the police chief said Wednesday. Chief George Gascón said the added officers will be deployed starting this week and remain in the area for at ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Trial Begins in Death of DC Intern Chandra Levy

    WASHINGTON — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man charged in the death of Washington intern Chandra Levy, more than nine years after her disappearance generated headlines around the world. [photo:575998] Ingmar Guandique (wahn-DEE'-kay) is charged with murder, kidnapping and other counts. Authorities say he attacked Levy while she was jogging alone in Rock Creek Park in May ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Toronto Police Fire Tear Gas Fired in Downtown Rampage

    Toronto Police Fire Tear Gas Fired in Downtown Rampage
    TORONTO - A breakaway group of violent protesters blazed a trail of destruction through downtown Toronto Saturday, leaving windows smashed, stores looted and left police cruisers in flames. In what seemed a carefully choreographed breakout, about 70 black-clad protesters ran amok through mostly deserted streets, largely eluding the $1-billion security operation centred on the Metro Convention Centre. The rampage was so ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Driver Plows Into Deputy's Car, Crashes Into House After Running Stop Sign

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Shelby County Sheriff's deputy's attempt to stop a driver for a traffic offense started a chain of events that included the suspect ramming a police cruiser and heavily damaging a house. A news release from the department said Deputy Richard Henderson tried to stop a driver after seeing his car run a stop sign Tuesday morning. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Kansas City Police Show Up for Health Insurance Debate In Full Force

    KANSAS CITY - Hundreds of Kansas City police officers packed the board room at police headquarters Thursday for a discussion about whether to merge their health insurance with the city’s plan. The officers — along with some police retirees and family members — showed up because they’re worried what a merger would mean for their health costs and benefits. City officials ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Carnegie Heroes Name 19 Recipients

    Carnegie Heroes Name 19 Recipients
    Recipients of Carnegie Heroes Fund medals being awarded Thursday. Ages listed are how old each person was at the time of the event described: -Jeffrey R. Heimbach, 29, of Denville, N.J., pulled an 18-year-old man from a burning vehicle that crashed in Roxbury Township, N.J., on Sept. 23, 2008. -Garrett T. Townsend Jr., 58, of Detroit, drowned helping to save a ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    LA On Track for Record-Low Number of Homicides

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday that the city is on pace to finish the year with fewer than 300 homicides, which would mark about a 75% decline in killings since the city’s peak in the early 1990s, reaching a low not seen in several decades. To date this year, 216 people have been killed at ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    Sheriff Has Questions About Sobriety Program

    Sheriff John Walsh is trying to iron out details on how he will handle the state's newly adopted 24/7 Sobriety Program. The new law puts the sheriffs in each county in charge of managing the program. The law requires people accused of more than one DUI offense to take a breath test for alcohol consumption twice a day while they are ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Sheriff Joe to Get Ruling On Attendance at Meeting

    PHOENIX (AP) - A judge is expected to rule Monday morning on whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has to attend a meeting to explain why his office hasn't handed over records that the Board of Supervisors had subpoenaed. Arpaio asked the judge to throw out the subpoena that supervisors issued in an attempt to see whether the sheriff had misused ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -2
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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 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Officers Defend Case Work In Levy Investigation

    WASHINGTON, DC - District crime-scene and U.S. Park Police officers testifying in the Chandra Levy case on Thursday defended how they handled and processed the slain woman's remains and other items found in Rock Creek Park a year after she disappeared. The testimony came a day after Dupont Circle cabinetmaker Phillip Palmer told the court that he found Levy's skull in ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    FBI No-Show in NYC Terror Probe Raises Questions

    NEW YORK - The glaring absence of federal authorities at this week's announcement of the arrests of two men accused of plotting to attack a New York City synagogue is raising questions about the strength of the case against them and how severe the threat was. The terrorism arrests were announced with fanfare in City Hall and a dramatic photo of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -8
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    Extra Security Called for England-Germany World Cup Game

    Extra Security Called for England-Germany World Cup Game
    JOHANNESBURG — Extra security will be enforced at the England-Germany second-round game at the World Cup on Sunday, with South Africa police describing it as a "high priority" match. England and Germany will play at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, which has a relatively small capacity of 40,911. "Those are high-priority teams for us," South Africa Police Service spokeswoman Brigadier ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Take Over from Army at Mexico Border

    Police Take Over from Army at Mexico Border
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican army troops were pulled off Ciudad Juarez's streets Thursday and replaced by thousands of federal police officers who will take over the fight against drug-related violence that claimed over 2,600 lives last year in this border city. With lights flashing and helicopters churning overhead, dozens of blue-and-white federal patrol cars, trucks and armored cars streamed onto ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    To Help With Department Backlog, Outside Labs Will Test DNA Kits

    LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA - Local officials reacted positively Monday to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announcement that it had assigned nearly 5,000 DNA evidence kits from rape and sexual assault cases to outside labs for testing. The 4,763 kits from the Sheriff's Department and some smaller police departments that rely on the county still need to be tested and ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Protection for Family of BP Boss

    Police Protection for Family of BP Boss
    UK - Police have launched an operation to protect the family of Tony Hayward, BP's British boss, after they received hate mail and threatening phone calls. The chief executive's wife Maureen said the material had made her and her two children feel "rather uncomfortable" at their home in Kent. The family has been targeted amid growing hostility to the firm in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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