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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
  • +33

    Man Fights Intruder After "Beer Can Alarm" Set Off

    Man Fights Intruder After "Beer Can Alarm" Set Off
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo police said an apartment tenant who set empty beer cans in front of his door to alert him to intruders ended up fighting with an alleged burglar. Sgt. Bill Ahlfeldt said police were called early Tuesday after a report of two elderly men attacking each other. Ahlfeldt says a 61-year-old man who lives in the same ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +33
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -45
  • +5

    Wild Bears Used As Guard Dogs in Marijuana Fields

    Wild Bears Used As Guard Dogs in Marijuana Fields
    CHRISTINA LAKE, British Columbia — Marijuana growers in the B.C. Interior are using a new kind of bear trap, but its not bears they’re trapping. Police uncovered two separate outdoor marijuana crops of about 2,300 plants near Christina Lake, just a few kilometres from the Canada-U.S. border. When officers arrived in the area two weeks ago, they found 13 black bears ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +5
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -70
  • +48

    Man Finds $45K; Returns It to Rightful Owners

    Man Finds $45K; Returns It to Rightful Owners
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - When Josh Ferrin closed on his family's first home, he never thought he'd make the discovery of a lifetime _ then give it back. Ferrin picked up the keys earlier this week and decided to check out the house in the Salt Lake City suburb of Bountiful. He was excited to finally have a place his ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +48
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated -15
  • +27

    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 6 years ago | Rated +27
  • +28

    Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911; NY Suspects Caught

    Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911; NY Suspects Caught
    CLAY, N.Y. (AP) - An ill-timed, inadvertent 911 call led police to three larceny suspects overheard planning break-ins in upstate New York. Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh says police already looking for a suspicious person got the unlikely assist when one of the men "pocket dialed" his cellphone's emergency number while driving near the scene of an earlier heist. As a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +28
  • -13

    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 over 6 years ago | Rated -13
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    Video: Naked Jogger Gets Tazed By Florida Officers

    Video: Naked Jogger Gets Tazed By Florida Officers
    MELBOURNE, FL - A teen in Florida was Tasered by police in Florida while going on a leisurely jog earlier this week. Mind you, he was naked at the time. The incident, which was captured on video released on Wednesday, went down in West Melbourne. A patrol car passed 18-year-old Anthony King as he ran along the sidewalk, donning nothing but ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +10
  • +25

    Fleeing Suspect Hitches 'Getaway' Ride With Police Chief

    Fleeing Suspect Hitches 'Getaway' Ride With Police Chief
    BOSTON - A no-luck suspect who had just taken a beating when he tried to steal a farmer’s truck might have thought things were looking up early Wednesday morning when he finally caught a ride to get the heck away from the scene of the crime, cops said. “He said, ‘You look familiar,’ and my response was, ‘I should look familiar, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +25
  • +37

    Teen Accidentally Texts Sheriff to Buy Pot

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - General rule of thumb: when looking to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff. Authorities said a Helena teen sent out a text message last week in search of pot, but instead of contacting the drug dealer, he hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent the message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton. The text read, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +37
  • +13

    Men Attempted to Rob Sheriff Through Craigslist Scandal

    Men Attempted to Rob Sheriff Through Craigslist Scandal
    GARDEN CITY, Idaho - Authorities say two men attempted to rob a local buyer interested in purchasing a laptop computer off Craigslist. Only problem? The buyer was Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney. Garden City Police report Raney was looking to purchase a laptop computer and had agreed to meet the potential seller at 6650 Glenwood St. in Garden City. When Raney ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +13
  • +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 about 6 years ago | Rated +12
  • -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 about 7 years ago | Rated -24
  • -11

    Idiot Driver Films Self Speeding at 140mph; Gets Arrested

    Idiot Driver Films Self Speeding at 140mph; Gets Arrested
    OREGON - A driver who filmed his speedometer as he reached 140mph has been arrested after police saw the video. Stanislav Bakanov wanted to post the clip on Youtube so he could boast about the performance of his BMW M3. But he pulled over by police as he attempted the speed run in Marion County near Portland, Oregon. Officers clocked Bakanov ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -11
  • -8

    Naked Marathoner Determined to Finish Race Gets Tazed

    CINCINNATI, OH - A 35-year-old Ohio man pleaded not guilty to "public indecency and obstructing official business" yesterday, after being tazed over the weekend after attempting to run a marathon while naked. Brett Henderson was collared during Cincinnati's Flying Pig marathon on Sunday, after a wardrobe malfunction left him pounding the pavement sans culottes. When police attempted to extract him from ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -8
  • +15

    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 over 6 years ago | Rated +15
  • +17

    Police: 'Superheroes' Brawl At CT Parking Garage

    STAMFORD, Conn. — It is assault charges for Spider-Man and Captain America, and breach of peace for Poison Ivy. Police in Connecticut said a man dressed as Captain America and another as Spider-Man have been arrested after getting into a fight in Stamford over the Halloween weekend. Stamford Police Lt. Elizabeth Erickson said officers found 25-year-old Michael Sanchez, dressed as Captain ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +17
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