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    Guns On Texas Campus Gets First Approval

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- On her first day of class, 51-year-old Marie Kilian was talking with other students at Sam Houston State University about what to do if a gunman walked in and started shooting. Run. Tackle him. Throw textbooks. But all of those ideas seemed likely to get her killed. "I am better able to protect myself in a Walmart ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +15
  • -17

    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 7 years ago | Rated -17
  • -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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -24
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    Police Pick Up Owl For Public Intoxication

    Police Pick Up Owl For Public Intoxication
    PFORZHEIM, GERMANY - Apparently public intoxication is a reason for police to intervene with animals as well as humans. German police recently found a drunk owl out in public and took in the animal, saying it would be released once it has sobered up. A spokesman for the Pforzheim police reported to Spiegel Online that "a woman walking her dog alerted ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +27
  • -19

    Police Charge Man For Random Store Kid Punchings

    Police Charge Man For Random Store Kid Punchings
    COLUMBUS - The 68-year-old grandfather accused of punching random children in a Northwest Side Walmart remained in jail after his first court appearance yesterday. Franklin County Municipal Judge Mark Hummer set bond for Ralph Conone of 5687 Shadowbrook Dr. at $150,000. Should Conone post bond, he is ordered to stay away from his victims and Walmart while the case proceeds. Conone ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -19
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    Man Strips in Lobby of Sheriff's Department

    MONROE, Mich. — A 43-year-old man bared more than the truth while trying to surrender on an outstanding warrant in Michigan. The Monroe Evening News reported that the man was arrested after taking off all his clothing Sunday afternoon in the lobby of the Monroe County sheriff's office, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit. Authorities said the man told a records ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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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 7 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 about 8 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 about 8 years ago | Rated +3
  • -10

    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 almost 8 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 about 7 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 over 8 years ago | Rated +192
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    Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Kills Teen Robber

    CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said. The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +64
  • +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 7 years ago | Rated +16
  • -9

    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 7 years ago | Rated -9
  • +6

    Goldilocks Turns Rogue

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A blonde, pony-tailed burglar ate some food, drank some alcohol, tried on clothes and then found the bed in a New Zealand home just right. But upon finding a modern-day Goldilocks asleep in his bed, the homeowner in the southern city of Christchurch exercised an option The Three Bears didn't: He called police. In court Monday, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
  • +15

    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 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 about 7 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 almost 7 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 almost 7 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 about 8 years ago | Rated +1
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