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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +8
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    911 Recording: Calm Exchange in NH Bus Bomb Scare

    CONCORD, N.H. — A police dispatch log made during a Greyhound bus bomb scare that drew a massive police presence describes what appeared to be someone holding a handgun on board, a man taking his shirt off and a woman who tried to get off the bus but stopped, according to records released Tuesday. The transcript of comments made among police ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives

    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives
    NEWARK, NJ - When a skeletal staff in the city clerk’s office can’t get to a ringing phone, citizens can leave a message and wait for a return call. But when a phone goes unanswered in a police or fire station, people could die. The ultimate bottom line in the massive budget cuts rolling violently throughout the state might not be ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Villasenor: Feds, Not cops, Must Handle Immigration

    Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor met with President Obama on Tuesday to discuss how to "fix the broken immigration issues," and told the president separations between the roles of local law enforcement and the federal government are necessary. Villasenor told a group of elected officials, law enforcement, and religious, business, labor and civil-rights leaders that local law enforcement should focus on ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Officer Wounded; Gunman Killed in Drugstore Shootout

    Officer Wounded; Gunman Killed in Drugstore Shootout
    SAN FRANCISCO - A robbery suspect was killed and a California Highway Patrol officer was wounded in a shootout early Wednesday at a 24-hour drugstore in North Oakland, police said. The incident began shortly before 1:30 a.m. when several masked robbers burst into the Walgreens pharmacy at 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue and herded employees into a back room at gunpoint, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Houston Police Probe Constable's Shooting Death

    Houston police say a Harris County deputy constable has been fatally shot. City police officers responding to a pre-dawn 911 call Tuesday found the body of 47-year-old Deputy Constable Ronnie Earl Brewer in his car. Houston police said in a Thursday news release that a woman is facing a weapon theft charge in connection with the case. Two other people have ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Officers Learn Latest Surrounding Identity Theft Crimes

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared the week of April 24 as "Identity Theft Awareness Week", state law enforcement officials heard the latest about identity theft crimes from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) and LifeLock, the industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. The free Identity Theft Summit was hosted by ITT Technical ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    Wounded Wisconsin Officer's Recovery Progressing

    FOND DU LAC, Wis.— The Fond du Lac police officer shot and wounded during a confrontation with a suspect has been moved out of intensive care. Physicians at Theda Clark Medical Center say 33-year-old Ryan Williams "is doing phenomenal." Williams was critically injured by two gunshots to the chest last weekend. His comrade, Officer Craig Birkholz, was killed by the gunman, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +12
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    Group Raising Money to Help Protect Sheriff Joe's Image

    Group Raising Money to Help Protect Sheriff Joe's Image
    PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's image has taken a hit lately for his illegal immigration crackdowns and allegations he may have abused his power. Arpaio is also under investigation by the federal government and could face criminal charges. A close political ally has now come forward to help the sheriff protect his reputation. Vernon Parker is the former mayor ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Lieutenant Struck by Car During Pursuit 'Going to be OK'

    A Baltimore police lieutenant hit by a car involved in a chase of suspects Wednesday evening is "going to be OK," a spokesman for the city department said. The lieutenant, whose name was not made available, remained hospitalized Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Anthony J. Guglielmi, the spokesman. The lieutenant, who is assigned to the patrol division, was manning a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Tulsa-Area Officers to Give Tornado Aid

    Tulsa-area law enforcement officers are reaching out to help their counterparts in Alabama and Mississippi who were hardest hit by the tornadoes last week. Ten-Four Ministries is working with law enforcement officers in the Tulsa area to help officers in the communities of Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, Ala., and Smithville, Miss., said Tulsa Police Capt. Travis Yates. The police departments in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    BART to Redistribute Tasers to Police Force

    SAN FRANCISCO - The BART Police Department will start redistributing Tasers to its force this week, nearly two months after the use of stun guns was halted so that officers could be retrained and updated on new department policies. "Beginning this week and hopefully completed by next Monday or Tuesday, we will redeploy Tasers to all police zones," police Cmdr. Dan ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs

    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs
    PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 TASERs to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people. The cost, about $850,000, will be paid from a pool of federal stimulus money the city received last year. In total, the department is to receive $1.9 million to buy ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +6
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    San Francisco Police Rescue Man From Water Near Pier

    San Francisco police rescued a man in the water near Pier 45 today, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A man was seen swimming in the water near the Harbor Queen vessel and encountered some sort of difficulty, Petty Officer David Font said. Police were notified of the issue by Harbor Queen crewmembers just before 4 p.m., Font said. "Police made sure ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Inner-City Students Honoring Sheriff With Ceremony, Award

    CHICAGO — A non-profit organization that helps inner-city students is honoring Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart. Minds Matter of Chicago says Dart has a commitment to education and has tried to ensure a bright future for Chicago youth. The organization was founded in 2006 and serves dozens of students from low-income families by providing help with college preparation. An awards ceremony ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Chicago to Spend $25M to Fight School Violence

    Mayor Daley today unveiled plans to use $25 million in federal economic stimulus funds to save “lost” students at Chicago Public high schools and expand the reach of three programs aimed at combating school violence. The cornerstone is a $10 million mentoring program for 1,500 high-risk students at 13 high schools. Currently, 250 students get the special attention. Mentors drawn from ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Feds Award $46 Million to Help State Police Health Insurance Rate Increases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurance premium hikes will get a harder look in most parts of the country, thanks to an infusion of federal cash for state regulators. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced $46 million in federal grants to help states strengthen their oversight of health insurance rate hikes. It's the first installment of $250 million ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    New Law Requires Police Rape Kits to be Analyzed

    CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a new law requiring police departments to get all rape kits analyzed. Starting Sept. 1, police must submit evidence in sexual assault and rape cases to the Illinois State Police laboratory or one approved by that agency within 10 business days. The kits must be analyzed within six months. Illinois Attorney General Lisa ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Police, Clergy Teaming Up for Community Ambassadors Program

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Des Moines police, local pastors and other volunteers are preparing a new liaison program that will use community ambassadors. The Des Moines Register says the program will be coordinated by the police department and members of Des Moines' Black Ministerial Alliance. It builds on the work of the Rev. Irvin Lewis, the police chaplain who died last summer ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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