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    Arizona Fugitive Planned Suicide By Bear

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A convicted killer who escaped from an Arizona prison said after his capture that he had planned to overdose on heroin at Yellowstone National Park and let bears eat him to end the fear and panic he was experiencing while on the lam. Tracy Province told Mohave County sheriff's Detective Larry Matthews that he had wanted to ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -17
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    Pontiac Disbanding Police Department

    PONTIAC, MI — City officials signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday to disband the Police Department and turn patrols in Pontiac over to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office as soon as December. Faced with mounting red ink, the cash-strapped city of 66,000 residents has chipped away at its Police Department in recent years with layoffs and cutbacks that required help at ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -16
  • -24

    Corrections Office Slain On Way To Work

    Corrections Office Slain On Way To Work
    PHILADELPHIA - Police said a prison guard was fatally shot late Sunday night in North Philadelphia home as he was leaving for work. The shooting happened on the 2400 block of West Elkhart Street. According to officials, 36-year-old Lonnie Rowland was in his prison uniform and preparing for his shift at the time he was killed. Rowland's grandmother said she was ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -24
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    Man Denies Cocain Hidden in Buttocks Is His

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - When sheriff's deputies allegedly discovered a bags of marijuana and cocaine between a man's buttocks, they said he gave a quick explanation. Manatee County deputies said Raymond Stanley Roberts told them "The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is." Deputies stopped the 25-year-old Wednesday in Bradenton for speeding. Officers said they smelled marijuana and searched ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    Would-Be Teen Robber Asks Clerk Not To Tell Mom

    SALT LAKE CITY - Police said a teenager who botched a robbery at a Salt Lake City convenience store asked the clerk not to tell his mom. Salt Lake City police said the teen went into the store early Saturday morning and approached the counter with several items. As the clerk rung them up, the teen tried to sneak behind him ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +11
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    Police Dash Cam Records Massive Mid-West Fireball

    Police Dash Cam Records Massive Mid-West Fireball
    MILWAUKEE—A large meteor streaked across the Midwestern sky momentarily turning night into day, rattling houses and causing trees and the ground to shake, authorities said Thursday. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Witnesses say the meteor lit up the sky Wednesday about 10:10 p.m. National Weather Service offices across the Midwest said it was visible from southwestern Wisconsin and northern ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Man Drifts One Mile Out to Sea on Pool Float

    BELLEAIR BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man who apparently passed out on a pool float at a Tampa area beach ended up drifting about a mile from Florida's shore in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued the man, identified as Jerry Whipple, on Wednesday afternoon. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Mariana O'Leary says they suspect the man ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -10
  • +17

    Man Accidentally Dials Police to Set Up Drug Buy

    SALT LAKE CITY - A wrong-number dial landed one man in jail for drug possession Wednesday afternoon. The 30-year-old man was looking to purchase Oxycontin when he mistakenly called a police officer’s cellphone, Salt Lake City police said. The officer made arrangements to meet the man near 2100 South and 700 East. The man had a pound of marijuana, scales and ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +17
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    Boy Attempts to Carjack Uniformed, Off Duty Officer

    Boy Attempts to Carjack Uniformed, Off Duty Officer
    A 14-year-old boy attempted to carjack an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer at gunpoint yesterday, but he was foiled when the officer, who was wearing her uniform, got out of her car and chased him down. Officer Caytlin Wood was sitting in her own car yesterday afternoon, idling on Pearl Street in Bloomfield, when a group of five teenagers caught her attention, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +192
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    Police: Mass. Suspect Cut Fingers To Hide ID

    BOSTON - Police say a Boston man wanted for drug trafficking tried to conceal his identity by cutting the tips of his fingers to hide the prints. State Police spokesman David Procopio said Monday that Francis Viliar admitted to police that he paid someone $400 to slice off the fleshy pads at the ends of his fingers. [widget:news__massachusetts] The 36-year-old was ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +13
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    Impersonator Flags Down Cops to Complain Victim Didn't Obey Orders

    Impersonator Flags Down Cops to Complain Victim Didn't Obey Orders
    CHICAGO - A South Side man faces federal felony charges after he allegedly pulled a gun on a Chicago motorist while impersonating a police officer. Dashonne T. Creamer, 32, appeared in Cook County Court for a bond hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors said he flagged down two real police officers Sunday afternoon to complain that the motorist disobeyed his attempts to direct traffic ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +25
  • +16

    Good Samaritan Directs Traffic in NW DC

    The traffic signal at the corner of Nebraska and New Mexico avenues in northwest Washington was broken. It was stuck on red for the motorists on Nebraska, bringing them to a stand-still from Ward Circle to Foxhall Road. Commuters were getting frustrated. Pedestrians -- many trying to get to American University -- dodged cars to cross the street. And traffic poured ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +16
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    Man Shot in Head Drives Himself Home

    LODI - A Lodi gun store owner who was shot in the forehead Thursday night during what police believe was an armed robbery drove himself home after the incident. Carl Nick Flores, owner of Nick's Gunworks, was wounded in the apparent robbery at his gun store at 440 E. Lodi Ave., Lodi police Detective Nick Rafiq said. Rafiq said it appears ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +4
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    Carted Off: NY Police Hunt for Stolen Wiener Stand

    ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Police in a suburb northwest of New York City are searching for a stolen hot dog stand. Owner Fred Martucci told the Journal News that he's devastated over the loss of "Fred's Franks." He used the 10-foot-long, 7-foot-wide stainless steel trailer to support his family in Orangeburg for more than a year. Orangetown Police Detective Sgt. George Garrecht ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -9
  • +7

    New York Court: Strip Club Lap Dances Are Taxable

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Getting a lap dance isn't the same as taking in a ballet, so an alcohol-free strip club will have to pay the tax man, a New York state court has ruled. Four Appellate Division justices agreed with a state tax appeals commission's earlier finding that dances onstage or in private rooms at the club Nite Moves in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +7
  • +12

    Nicolas Cage Taunted Police: 'Why Don't You Just Arrest Me?'

    NEW ORLEANS - The erratic actor Nicolas Cage was arrested early Saturday in New Orleans after he loudly argued with his wife - and then taunted police, according to reports. Cage was charged with one count of domestic abuse and one count of disturbing the peace, according to the gossip website TMZ.com. Cage and Alice Kim, the actor's third wife, were ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +12
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    92-Year Old Shoots Up Neighbor's House After Being Refused a Kiss

    92-Year Old Shoots Up Neighbor's House After Being Refused a Kiss
    MARION COUNTY, FL - Helen Staudinger, 92, was arrested on Monday, accused by authorities of shooting several times at the home of a 53-year-old neighbor who refused to give her a kiss, according to an Ocala.com report. According to the report, Marion County deputies said that, during an argument with the man, Staudinger refused to leave without a kiss — and ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +15
  • -17

    Police: Woman Was Dead 8 Years Before Remains Found

    SYDNEY (AP) — When an elderly Australian woman apparently vanished from view eight years ago, no one bothered to call the police. Not her relatives, her neighbors, or government officials, who kept paying her welfare benefits into a bank account that sat untouched. New South Wales state police said Wednesday that they discovered the woman's skeletal remains on the floor of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -17
  • +16

    Cops Credit Good Samaritans With Liftng Truck Off Woman, Saving Her Life

    NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Police say 10 good Samaritans lifted a pickup truck off a woman who was struck on her bicycle in New Jersey. North Plainfield police say 57-year-old Katie Miller was riding the bike through an International House of Pancakes parking lot in North Plainfield when she was hit Monday. Restaurant manager Jose Preciado tells The Courier News of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +16
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    Police: Motel Guest Assaults Man with Live Python

    ROCK HILL, SC - Police in South Carolina have arrested a man who allegedly assaulted another guest at a motel with a four-ft python after a row over loud music. The alleged victim, who was not badly injured, told police he had complained about music coming from the other man's room and they had had a row. Hours later, the man ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +1
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