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    Man Calls 911 After 'Dared' to Jump Onto Moving Semi

    SABINA, Ohio — Police say a man called 911 from the back of a moving tractor-trailer after he jumped onto the truck on a dare from friends, then traveled about 10 miles on an Ohio highway. In the call early Friday, 24-year-old Brandon Farmer tells a Fayette County dispatcher that it was a stupid idea and that he's "holding on for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -12
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    PD Apologizes For Shutting Down Girls' Lemonade Stand

    A Wisconsin police officer shut down two sisters' lemonade stand, but city officials say it won't happen again. Ten-year-old Lydia Coenen and her 9-year-old sister Vivian Coenen were near their Appleton home Sunday morning, preparing to sell lemonade to people heading to a car show. But an officer told them the sales were prohibited by city ordinance. The law went into ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -12
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    Police: Headless Woman Died of Natural Causes

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa police say they don't suspect foul play in the death of a woman whose headless body was found in a home. Officer Jason Willingham says officers received a call Monday afternoon to check on the welfare of a person at a residence on east 21 Street. Willingham says officers and firefighters forced their way into the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -13
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    Horrific MVC Takes the Lives of 5 Passengers; Injures 4

    Horrific MVC Takes the Lives of 5 Passengers; Injures 4
    THORTON - A horrific three-vehicle crash that sent an SUV hurtling through the air and landing on top of a pickup truck, killed five people and injured four others in suburban Denver Thursday, authorities said. Police in Thornton said those killed were in the Chevrolet S-10 pickup. "All five occupants were pronounced dead at the scene," police spokesman Matt Barnes said. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -13
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    Bizarre Home Invasion Could Land 'High Bride' Behind Bars

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Hagerstown jury has convicted a woman of burglary, assault and reckless endangerment for breaking into her neighbor's house wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil on a snowy night in February. Thirty-three-year old Melissa Wagaman testified Thursday that a combination of cold medicine and marijuana apparently made her hallucinate she was getting married and that her ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -13
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    Suspect's Body Found In Chimney 27 Years After Disappearance

    Suspect's Body Found In Chimney 27 Years After Disappearance
    ABBEVILLE, LA - The body of a man who went missing while apparently trying to escape police has been found inside a chimney - 27 years after he first disappeared. Joseph Schexnider went missing in 1984 in Abbeville, Louisiana, after running away when police arrived at his house to arrest him. The then 22-year-old had been due in court charged with ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -13
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    Guards Find Cell Phone Inside NC Inmate's Rectum

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina prison officials said an inmate from Raleigh tried to smuggle a cell phone into prison in his rear end. Court documents obtained by The News & Observer of Raleigh show that 25-year-old Eric Chambers was charged after setting off metal detectors at Central Prison. Chambers handed over a flattened piece of metal hidden in his ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -15
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    Federal Inmate Sues Over Discarded Sandwiches

    LORETTO, Pa. (AP) - An inmate of a federal prison in central Pennsylvania is suing, saying he was wrongly punished for "theft" when all he did was take about 30 sandwiches that a vendor threw in the garbage while restocking a dining hall machine. Thirty-five-year-old George Crute III, is suing officials at the Federal Correctional Institution-Loretto over the Feb. 5 incident. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -16
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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
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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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    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
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    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 7 years ago | Rated -19
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    Woman Threatens Cop With Sex Toy

    A northwest suburban woman is charged with allegedly threatening an officer with what police called a "rigid female pleasure device." [photo:579485] Carolee Bildsten, 56, of Gurnee, faces one misdemeanor count each of aggravated assault and theft of labor after her Tuesday evening arrest, Gurnee police Cmdr. Jay Patrick said. Bildsten apparently walked out on a tab at Joe's Crab Shack in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -22
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    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 7 years ago | Rated -24
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    Jury to Decide Life or Death for Convicted Cop Killers

    Jury to Decide Life or Death for Convicted Cop Killers
    PHILADELPHIA - If all goes as the prosecution hopes, a Philadelphia jury as early as this week will make Eric Deshann Floyd and Levon T. Warner the 221st and 222nd death-row inmates in Pennsylvania. Convicted last week by the same jury for the first-degree murder of police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski in the aftermath of a 2008 bank robbery, Floyd, 35, and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -29
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    CA Highway Patrol Officer Killed in Plane Crash ‎

    CA Highway Patrol Officer Killed in Plane Crash ‎
    IMPERIAL, Calif. — A highway patrol pilot flying to monitor freeway speeders was killed when his aircraft crashed in Southern California, officials said Saturday. Officer Danny Benavides, 39, was flying solo when his plane went down about 9:30 a.m. Friday in a desert area near Highway 78 and Split Mountain Road in Imperial County, the patrol said in a news release. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -32
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    CHP Officer Killed During Pursuit

    CHP Officer Killed During Pursuit
    LOS ANGELES - The California Highway Patrol officer who was killed Friday morning during a pursuit in Redlands was identified as Tom Coleman, an officer in the San Bernardino division of the agency, officials said. Chp2 Coleman, a seven-year veteran of the department, was killed about 6:30 a.m. during a pursuit that began minutes earlier when he tried to pull over ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -38
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    Deputy Struck, Killed by Drunk Driver

    Deputy Struck, Killed by Drunk Driver
    EAGLE RIVER, WI - Deputy Kory Dahlvig was struck and killed by a drunk driver while responding to a mutual aid call in Lac du Flambeau. He was approaching the the suspect's vehicle, which was parked on Highway 47. The driver started driving away and struck Deputy Dahlvig, killing him. Deputy Dahlvig had previously served with the Lac du Flumbeau Police ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -42
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    Man Calls 911 For Ride to Bar, Gets Cuffs Instead

    Man Calls 911 For Ride to Bar, Gets Cuffs Instead
    OLDSMAR, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man who called 911 claiming he'd been beaten and shot at was hoping the tale would get him a ride to a bar. Instead, 37-year-old Gregory J. Oras is facing charges of misusing the 911 system and battery of a law enforcement officer. An arrest report says Oras called 911 three times before ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -45
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    Toy Soldiers Run Afoul of School's Weapons Ban

    Toy Soldiers Run Afoul of School's Weapons Ban
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Christan Morales said her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures. But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district's zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns. "His teacher called and said it ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -70
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