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After 11-year-old hits a clown with selfie stick, police issue warning to creepy clowns

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Colorado children's hospital patients receive superhero surprise from police

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Fire destroys abandoned farm in East Providence

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Accused cop-killer halts jury selection in New Orleans by rubbing feces on his face

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Rockford woman wanted in connection with attempted armed robbery

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One person in custody after shootout in Rockford

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Former Birmingham policeman among 277 arrested in human trafficking, online prostitution sting in Florida

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'Most Wanted' suspect in 2002 murder of California girl, 15, killed in Mexico
Investigators say a fugitive gang member on a federal most-wanted list suspected in the 2002 kidnapping and slaying of a teenage girl in Southern California has been killed in Mexico. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say detectives had been tracking George Barraza and hoped to extradite him to the U.S. for prosecution in the death of 15-year-old Brenda Sierra. The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that officials recently learned Barraza died in the Mexican state of Sinaloa   Read More ...
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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware
(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said. The suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, was apprehended by U.S. agents and others, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter, without providing further details. Prince was also being sought for a shooting in Delaware that took place after the Maryland shooting   Read More ...
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New Madison police procedures: Officers should exhaust all options before using a gun
The police department was ordered by the City Council in May to change its standard operating procedures for how officers use deadly force, as well as one for how they use non-deadly force and to include language emphasizing an officer’s duty to intercede, de-escalate and preserve life. The changes were recommended by a special committee that studied police policy and practices   Read More ...
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Ex-Oklahoma cop in murder trial: 'It was either him or me'
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend told jurors Wednesday he had no choice but to shoot the young man. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, 57, was the last witness called in the case. He doesn't deny that he shot Jeremey Lake, but he said he did so because he believed Lake was armed   Read More ...
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After 11-year-old hits a clown with selfie stick, police issue warning to creepy clowns
Are creepy clowns back again? The Volusia County, Fla. Sheriff's Department issued a warning Tuesday on Facebook to all “evil clowns and anyone considering creepy clown activity” after an 11-year-old told police he was chased by a clown who tried to grab him. The boy told police that while he was riding his bicycle on Friday, a person dressed as a clown jumped out from behind a light pole and chased him, according to the Facebook post   Read More ...
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Edgewood, Maryland, shooting suspect Radee Labeeb Prince in police custody
EDGEWOOD, Md. -- Radee Labeeb Prince -- suspected of opening fire at a Maryland office park just before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, -- was caught in Delaware, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) confirmed to CBS News. ATF released a statement Wednesday evening: "ATF Baltimore Field Division and our allied law enforcement partners can confirm that the suspect, Radee L   Read More ...
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Ex-Oklahoma cop in murder trial: 'It was either him or me'
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend told jurors Wednesday he had no choice but to shoot the young man. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler was the last witness called in the case. He doesn't deny that he shot 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, but he said he did so because he believed Lake was armed   Read More ...
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Man Shoots 6, 3 Fatally, at Two Places He Worked, Police Say
Photo An employee at a Maryland countertop business opened fire on five co-workers on Wednesday morning, killing three of them, and then drove to Delaware and shot a former colleague at a car dealership, the authorities said. Police departments along Interstate 95 from Maryland to New Jersey conducted a widespread manhunt for the gunman, identified by the authorities as Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, who escaped officers during a brief chase after the second shooting, in Wilmington, Del   Read More ...
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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed 3 arrested in Delaware
An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said. The suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, was apprehended by U.S. agents and others, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter, without providing further details. Prince was also being sought for a shooting in Delaware that took place after the Maryland shooting   Read More ...
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Suspected Maryland office park shooter arrested, police say
WILMINGTON, Del. - Police said the man suspected in a Maryland office park shooting where three people were killed has been taken into custody. Prince was apprehended a short time ago in Delaware by ATF and allied law enforcement agencies. pic.twitter.com/XSo1OGZMZM — Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) Police say Radee Labeeb Prince shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Edgewood, Maryland, then drove to Wilmington, Delaware, and shot a man he knew at an auto sales and service business   Read More ...
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'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' star Nicholas Brendon arrested after dispute with girlfriend
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actor Nicholas Brendon was arrested in Tallahassee on Friday after police say he caused as much as $1,000 in damage to his hotel room. While speaking about the arrest, he revealed secrets from his troubled past. VPC. Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander Harris on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was arrested in Palm Springs, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct   Read More ...
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Walt Disney World Greatly Increases Spending For Law Enforcement Presence At Parks And On Property
Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of security scares around the planet and Walt Disney World is paying attention to all of them. For the second year in a row, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which provides governmental services to WDW, approved a multi-million dollar spending increase to hire more Orange County sheriff’s deputies. Guests will begin seeing more officers at park entrances and other locations on the property   Read More ...
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2 law enforcement agencies investigate after bodies found
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana law enforcement agencies are investigating after at least three bodies were found in two separate locations. The Town Talk reports Pineville Police investigators were working Wednesday to determine what happened to 42-year-old Latish White, of Alexandria. Her body, with multiple stab wounds, was found about 3:23 a.m. Wednesday. About three hours later, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office got a call about a fire in a ditch in the Boyce area   Read More ...
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Ex-Oklahoma cop in murder trial: 'It was either him or me'
TULSA, Okla. – A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend told jurors Wednesday he had no choice but to shoot the young man. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, 57, was the last witness called in the case. He doesn't deny that he shot 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, but he said he did so because he believed Lake was armed   Read More ...
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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed 3 arrested in Delaware
(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said. The suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, was apprehended by U.S. agents and others, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter, without providing further details. Prince was also being sought for a shooting in Delaware that took place after the Maryland shooting   Read More ...
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Colorado children's hospital patients receive superhero surprise from police
Colorado children got an exciting surprise after police officers dressed as superheroes rappelled from the roof of an Aurora hospital on Tuesday. The Aurora Police Department officers, dressed as Spiderman, Iron Man and other superheroes, were seen swinging outside the windows of Children's Hospital Colorado and waving to the kids inside, reported. The department said the exercise was part of their training as a SWAT team   Read More ...
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The Latest: Jury deliberating in trial of ex-Oklahoma cop
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on the fourth murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with killing his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local): Jurors in the fourth trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend are deliberating a verdict. The jury left a Tulsa County courtroom at 5:20 p   Read More ...
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Seekonk police investigating Santander robbery
SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) – Seekonk police are looking for a man who they say robbed the Santander Bank on Central Avenue Wednesday morning. Police say a man with a dark complexion walked into the bank just after 9 a.m. and handed a note to the tellers, claiming he had a weapon and demanded money. He was last seen running out of the bank towards Baker’s Corners and Newman Avenue   Read More ...
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Fire destroys abandoned farm in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Officials are investigating a fire that destroyed an abandoned house in East Providence on Wednesday. The house is located on the property of Old Leonardo’s Farm on Wampanoag Trail. The fire was reported at about 5:45 p.m. and the smoke plume could be seen from the other side of the bay in Warwick and Cranston. “It’s an abandoned house, approximately 1,800 square feet of space,” East Providence Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian said   Read More ...
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Minneapolis chief open to revisiting 2003 agreement to improve police-community relations
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said he is open to revisiting a 2003 agreement between the department and the U.S. Justice Department — dealing with police issues such as use of force, diversity and race relations — amid criticism that few of the promises of reform made then have been kept. Chief among the criticisms was that the department still isn't doing enough to attract women and minority candidates, to keep pace with the area's rapidly growing diversity   Read More ...
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Colorado teen killed siblings, injured father so he could be alone, police say
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his two young siblings to death and wounding his father in Colorado told investigators he carried out the attack so he could be alone in the house, documents say. Officers called to the home early Tuesday found the 5-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, along with the father of all three siblings, police spokesman Lt   Read More ...
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Ainsworth woman accused of stealing from school booster group
WASHINGTON, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Police accuse a southeast Iowa woman of stealing money from an elementary school booster organization. 32-year-old Ashlee Snakenberg of Ainsworth is facing a charge of first degree theft, a class C felony. The Washington School District reported the theft from the Stewart Boosters earlier this month. Police have not released how much money was involved in the incident or any other details   Read More ...
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Sweet Surrender: Detroit-area man arrested with doughnuts
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a suburban Detroit police station — with a dozen doughnuts for officers. The sweet gesture didn’t help Michael Zaydel. He still was sentenced to 39 days in jail Tuesday, a day after walking into the Redford Township police department. Sgt. Duane Gregg says Zaydel had promised to turn himself in if a post on the department’s Facebook page was shared 1,000 times   Read More ...
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SF police officer in critical condition following hit-and run, suspect in custody
A San Francisco police officer is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Turk Street between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue Wednesday afternoon.   Read More ...
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Accused cop-killer halts jury selection in New Orleans by rubbing feces on his face
NEW ORLEANS -- Jury selection was halted Wednesday afternoon for a man charged with killing a New Orleans police officer after the defendant rubbed feces on his face, head and mouth in the courtroom, according to two law enforcement sources. Travis Boys, 35, has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to the charge that he murdered NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway during an escape from custody on June 20, 2015   Read More ...
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The Latest: Jury deliberating in trial of ex-Oklahoma cop
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fourth murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with killing his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local): Jurors in the fourth trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend are deliberating a verdict. The jury left a Tulsa County courtroom at 5:20 p   Read More ...
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Suspect in officer's death rubs feces on face, halting trial
NEW ORLEANS – Jury selection for the trial of a man charged in the 2015 killing of a New Orleans police officer came to an abrupt end after the suspect smeared feces over his face and head while seated in the courtroom. Media outlets covering Wednesday's jury selection for Travis Boys' first-degree murder trial report that Boys pulled what appeared to be a napkin from his clothing after a bathroom break and rubbed feces on his head, face and mouth   Read More ...
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Officers shoot 3 in stolen car after confrontation
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have shot and killed one person and wounded two others inside a pickup truck after authorities said the occupants displayed a gun and drove toward the officers. Police in Hampton said in a statement Wednesday that the officers were following a stolen vehicle Tuesday night before it stopped at a convenience store. Five people were in the car   Read More ...
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FBI arrests another Honolulu police officer
HONOLULU (AP) — The FBI says agents have arrested a Honolulu Police Department officer, but cannot confirm that the arrest was connected to an ongoing federal corruption investigation into the former Honolulu police chief. FBI Special Agent Arnold Laanui says officer Derek Hahn was arrested without incident Wednesday. Laanui said it was not clear if Hahn had an attorney, but the officer will likely make an initial appearance in federal court later Wednesday   Read More ...
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Man who threw flares into Target store, cop car, gets 5 years in prison
A 23-year-old man who threw flares into a Target store and a police car during May 1 protests that overran downtown Portland was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison. Damion Zachary Feller offered no statements, but members of his family who sat in the gallery of the courtroom called out a message to him: “Please learn. We love you very much   Read More ...
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ICE researches possible Metro Detroit detention sites
Washington — The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is looking for possible detention sites in Metro Detroit to house 200 to 600 undocumented immigrants and other immigration violators. The request for bids includes other “turn-key” facilities to jail detainees in greater Chicago, Salt Lake City, south Texas areas and St. Paul, Minnesota. As described by the agency, the “ideal” facility or facilities in the Detroit area would have beds for minimum-, medium- and maximum-security adult detainees, both men and women, within 180 miles of the Detroit field office of ICE on Mount Elliott Street in Detroit   Read More ...
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Third man arrested in Lawrence triple shooting, charged with first-degree murder
A third suspect was arrested Wednesday and charged with first- and second-degree murder in the violence in downtown Lawrence Oct. 1 that left three people dead and two injured. Anthony Laron Roberts Jr., 20, of Topeka was taken into custody in Kansas City, Missouri, by U.S. Marshals earlier Wednesday. Roberts was charged in Douglas County with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, and one count of attempted second-degree murder   Read More ...
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Police launch investigation involving Idaho lawmaker
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Caldwell police say they have an active investigation involving an Idaho state lawmaker. Lt. Joey Hoadley confirmed Wednesday that an investigation involving Rep. Brandon Hixon of Caldwell has been opened, but declined to share details about the case and did not say what prompted officers to launch the investigation. Hixon, a Republican, told the AP in a brief phone interview that he does not plan to resign nor has he been asked to resign   Read More ...
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Detectives identify woman believed to have fraudulently withdrawn hundreds of dollars
SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: Detectives have identified the woman in the photos thanks to help from the public. Previous coverage: The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help identifying a woman suspected of stealing hundreds of dollars from a burglary victim. The woman seen in the photos attached is suspected of fraudulently withdrawing several hundred dollars from a STCU using personal information stolen during a home burglary   Read More ...
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Police launch investigation involving Idaho lawmaker
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Caldwell police say they have an active investigation involving an Idaho state lawmaker. Lt. Joey Hoadley confirmed Wednesday that an investigation involving Rep. Brandon Hixon of Caldwell has been opened, but declined to share details about the case and did not say what prompted officers to launch the investigation. Hixon, a Republican, told the AP in a brief phone interview that he does not plan to resign nor has he been asked to resign   Read More ...
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Officers shoot 3 in stolen car after confrontation
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have shot and killed one person and wounded two others inside a pickup truck after authorities said the occupants displayed a gun and drove toward the officers. Police in Hampton said in a statement Wednesday that the officers were following a stolen vehicle Tuesday night before it stopped at a convenience store. Five people were in the car   Read More ...
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FBI arrests another Honolulu police officer
HONOLULU (AP) — The FBI says agents have arrested a Honolulu Police Department officer, but cannot confirm that the arrest was connected to an ongoing federal corruption investigation into the former Honolulu police chief. FBI Special Agent Arnold Laanui says officer Derek Hahn was arrested without incident Wednesday. Laanui said it was not clear if Hahn had an attorney, but the officer will likely make an initial appearance in federal court later Wednesday   Read More ...
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Police: Burglars take tequila, cash after using hammer to bust into west Little Rock Mexican restaurant
A pair of burglars used a small sledgehammer to break into a Mexican restaurant in west Little Rock before escaping with cash and tequila from inside, authorities said. The break-in at Santo Coyote, 11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, happened shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, according to a Little Rock Police Department report. The business owner, who had reviewed surveillance footage, said the two intruders used the hammer to break through the glass on a patio door   Read More ...
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Accused cop-killer halts jury selection in New Orleans by rubbing feces on his face
NEW ORLEANS -- Jury selection was halted Wednesday afternoon for a man charged with killing a New Orleans police officer after the defendant rubbed feces on his face, head and mouth in the courtroom, according to two law enforcement sources. Travis Boys, 35, has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to the charge that he murdered NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway during an escape from custody on June 20, 2015   Read More ...
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Five arrested, thousands in cash, narcotics seized in Myrtle Beach drug investigation
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A drug investigation in Myrtle Beach ended with five people arrested and several thousands of dollars seized. According to information from the Myrtle Beach Police Department, officers began the investigation after receiving information of drug activity in the area of 12th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive. Search warrants were served at three homes and officers seized approximately $8,765 in cash, crack cocaine, marijuana and cellphones, according to MBPD Capt   Read More ...
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