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Lawsuits: Officer Used Excessive Force In Several Cases

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Lawsuits: Officer Used Excessive Force In Several Cases

- HARTFORD (AP) - Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint a disturbing picture of a former Connecticut police officer accused of beating people while they were handcuffed and ordering his police dog to attack others who were not resisting arrest. Among other allegations, former Enfield officer Matthew Worden is accused of punching people in the face when they were already subdued, smashing a man's face to the pavement causing him to lose two front teeth, using a stun gun multiple times on a man with a heart condition and striking a man in the groin with a baton, causing him to lose consciousness

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Greenwood police use Taser on suspect who climbed atop stolen minivan

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Greenwood police use Taser on suspect who climbed atop stolen minivan

- GREENWOOD, Ind. - Authorities in Greenwood have arrested a man for robbery Friday afternoon, after police used a Taser on him after he climbed on top of a stolen minivan, police say, according to Fox59.com. Jameson McCarthy was arrested and accused of robbing the Greenwood Discount Tobacco store and injuring the store clerk. Police say he then stole a customer's van and injured the driver during the altercation

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Police arrest man who pointed rifle at helicopter, fired at officers

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Police arrest man who pointed rifle at helicopter, fired at officers

- Police arrested a man in Cave Creek on Sunday who authorities said pointed a rifle at a department helicopter and fired at officers on the ground. The shooting happened near Cave Creek Road and Desert Willow Parkway at 10 a.m., The intersection was closed because of heavy police activity. Some residents of the area were evacuated, police said. Police responded to a domestic violence call

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Gun arrest, murders and thefts: June 25, 2017 Trentonian Police Blotter

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Gun arrest, murders and thefts: June 25, 2017 Trentonian Police Blotter

- The information below was provided by police unless otherwise noted, Willingboro Gun Arrest: Eon Delapara, 24, was arrested after police allegedly found him in possession of marijuana, a loaded handgun and drug paraphernalia. Officials say cops working a proactive crime detail stopped the car Delapara was driving at Charleston Road and Levitt Parkway. While speaking with him, police smelled marijuana coming from the car

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When Should Police Pursue? Bridgeport Shooting Spurs Calls For Reform

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When Should Police Pursue? Bridgeport Shooting Spurs Calls For Reform

- At a vigil on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport in May, mourners gathered in the hundreds to remember a slain 15-year-old boy. Relatives and friends screamed in grief at the police who were watching from a Walgreens parking lot. The appearance of Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and Police Chief Armando Perez was not greeted warmly. The chief was heckled as he tried to place a candle at the site where one of his officers shot and killed Jayson Negron the day before

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Police pursuit on Oregon coast ends with gunfire and suspect killed

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Police pursuit on Oregon coast ends with gunfire and suspect killed

- FLORENCE, Ore. — Highway 126 outside Florence, Oregon, has re-opened after police were involved in the pursuit of a suspect and exchanged gunfire. KVAL-TV reports that the pursuit began Saturday night. The Lane County Sheriff's Office said its deputies, the Florence police and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office were involved in a pursuit with a suspect. It was not immediately known what sparked the chase

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Charlotte teen missing a year found alive in Gwinnett County

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Charlotte teen missing a year found alive in Gwinnett County

- A 17-year-old girl who left her Charlotte home more than a year ago was found alive in Gwinnett County on Sunday, the FBI said. Overnight, FBI Atlanta agents and detectives with the Gwinnett County Police Department found Burns at a home located at 2723 Seneca Trail in Duluth. They are grateful for the outpouring of support they have received while she’s been missing, but they ask for privacy at this time to focus on their daughter

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Suffield police investigating after tanker truck hits home

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Suffield police investigating after tanker truck hits home

- SUFFIELD — Suffield Police say they are currently investigating a collision of a tanker truck and a home that happened Sunday morning. Police say around 10:30 a.m., they received a report of a motor vehicle collision of a tanker type truck into a home on Mountain Road in the area of the Suffield Police Department. Initial reports were that the tanker truck, believed to be transporting milk, went off the roadway and struck the residence at 916 Mountain Road

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Police say Tulsa officers fatally shoot gun-wielding man

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Police say Tulsa officers fatally shoot gun-wielding man

- TULSA, Okla. – Police in Tulsa say three officers opened fire and fatally shot a man who pulled a gun as he tried to break into a home following a traffic stop. Officer Jeanne MacKenzie told reporters the man was inside a possibly stolen vehicle that was stopped by an officer in east Tulsa. MacKenzie says the man ran from the car to a nearby home and tried to kick in the door while pulling out a gun and three officers fired at him

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Florida Man Arrested In Quincy Stabbing

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Florida Man Arrested In Quincy Stabbing

- QUINCY (CBS) — A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested Saturday after Quincy Police say he stabbed a man early Saturday morning. Bruce Gorzynski is charged with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Quincy Police say he stabbed a 22-year-old man in the chest around 1:30 a.m. on Rogers Street. The victim, who has not yet been identified, is in critical but stable condition

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Milford Police Investigate Man’s Death

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Milford Police Investigate Man’s Death

- MILFORD (CBS) — Police are investigating after a man was found dead in his apartment Saturday night. The man was found dead in his Columbus Avenue apartment. Milford Police said they took extra precautions in investigating the man’s death, because they were concerned about potentially hazardous materials inside. No hazardous materials were found. They have not released the man’s name, or said what caused his death

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One charged with attempted murder after Sunday morning stabbing in Mercer County

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One charged with attempted murder after Sunday morning stabbing in Mercer County

- One person was injured in a Sunday morning stabbing in Mercer County, which police are calling an attempted murder. The stabbing happened at a residence on Louisville Road in the McAfee area, according to a statement on the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page. Puckett has been charged with one count of attempted murder and will be lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center after he is released from the hospital, the statement read

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25-year-old woman is shot in downtown Omaha near Gene Leahy Mall

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25-year-old woman is shot in downtown Omaha near Gene Leahy Mall

- Police identified that woman as Taylor Anderson, 25. She was shot in the back of her upper left thigh. She was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, but the injury was not life-threatening, police said. Anderson was shot about 1:30 a.m. on Douglas Street, just east of 13th Street. Police found casings from a .40-caliber handgun on the sidewalk that runs along the Gene Leahy Mall

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Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

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Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

- The Defense Ministry said the arrests involved four women and four men. . Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb The Defense Ministry said the arrests involved four women and four men BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Eight people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of being involved in the explosion of a homemade bomb at a shopping mall that killed three people last weekend, Colombian authorities said

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Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

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Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

- The Defense Ministry said the arrests involved four women and four men. . Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb The Defense Ministry said the arrests involved four women and four men BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Eight people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of being involved in the explosion of a homemade bomb at a shopping mall that killed three people last weekend, Colombian authorities said

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Saudi student now a US fugitive after skipping bail paid by consulate

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Saudi student now a US fugitive after skipping bail paid by consulate

- A Saudi student accused of killing an Oregon teenager in a traffic accident is on the run after skipping bail paid by a Saudi consulate. Authorities in Portland said Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah, 21, escaped house arrest this month while awaiting trial for manslaughter for the hit-and-run accident that killed 15-year-old Fallon Smart last summer. Authorities discovered Noorah had managed to remove his ankle bracelet nine days before his trial was scheduled to begin, said Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Shawn Overstreet

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Dunwoody officer skips ticket, helps man buy and install child car seat

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Dunwoody officer skips ticket, helps man buy and install child car seat

- Leach, who joined the Dunwoody Police Department last March, pulled a car over when he suspected a child wasn’t properly seated in a car seat, police said. The driver admitted he didn’t have a seat for his youngest child and Leach, who works as one of the department’s car seat installation technicians, gave the man a choice. Rather than pay a citation, the driver and his two children followed Leach to Target, where he helped them choose a safe and affordable seat

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Lawsuits: Officer Used Excessive Force In Several Cases
Lawsuits: Officer Used Excessive Force In Several Cases HARTFORD (AP) - Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint a disturbing picture of a former Connecticut police officer accused of beating people while they were handcuffed and ordering his police dog to attack others who were not resisting arrest. Among other allegations, former Enfield officer Matthew Worden is accused of punching people in the face when they were already subdued, smashing a man's face to the pavement causing him to lose two front teeth, using a stun gun multiple times on a man with a heart condition and striking a man in the groin with a baton, causing him to lose consciousness   Read More ...
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Plainville PD looking for suspect in pro-shop robbery
Plainville PD looking for suspect in pro-shop robbery PLAINVILLE, Mass. (WPRI) – The Plainville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a robbery suspect. In a post on the department’s Facebook page, police say the robbery took place Friday at 5:00 a.m. at the Heather Hill Country Club. According to police, a country club employee said he caught the burglar breaking into the clubhouse. The suspect had pried open the cash register, and was leaving with an undetermined amount of money   Read More ...
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Fatal crash closes I-80 eastbound lanes, police say
Fatal crash closes I-80 eastbound lanes, police say ROXBURY TWP. -- State Police are investigating a fatal crash that forced the closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near mile marker 28, authorities said Sunday evening. The crash was reported around 4 p.m., according to a State Police spokesperson who did not have additional information. Thomas Moriarty may be reached at . Follow him on Twitter at @ThomasDMoriarty   Read More ...
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Who needs body cameras? Police testing cellphone cameras
Who needs body cameras? Police testing cellphone cameras A solution for police officers searching for more accessible and inexpensive body cameras may have been in their pockets all along. The Jersey City Police Department is the first in the nation to test a new smartphone app called CopCast that allows officers to turn everyday cellphones into body cameras. After months of testing the system with 10 officers, the department is expected to sign an agreement this week to expand the technology to as many as 250 officers   Read More ...
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State Police searching for victim of assault and bicycle robbery
Officials are searching for a victim who was assaulted and had his bicycle stolen on the Charles River Esplanade last week. A man was biking on the Esplanade at 8:26 p.m. Tuesday when he was assaulted and his bicycle was stolen by four people, State Police said in a statement. Several witnesses called police to report the incident, but the victim had left the scene by the time officers arrived   Read More ...
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White St. Louis officer shoots off-duty black cop in arm during shootout
White St. Louis officer shoots off-duty black cop in arm during shootout ST. LOUIS A St. Louis police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm after being fired upon by a fellow officer while responding to a crime scene while off duty. A lawyer for the injured officer says it was the victim’s race that caused him to be the target of the bullet. Last week, the unnamed officer saw and heard the end of a car chase in his neighborhood, according to KTVI   Read More ...
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Police: Gunshot victim shows up at Rock Hill hospital - | WBTV Charlotte
Police: Gunshot victim shows up at Rock Hill hospital - | WBTV Charlotte One person showed up to a Rock Hill hospital with a gunshot wound Sunday evening. According to the Rock Hill Police Department, one person arrived to the Piedmont Medical Center on South Herlong Avenue with a gunshot injury. The shooting occurred somewhere in the city, officers said. It is unclear what time the shooting occurred. Police said there is no threat to the hospital   Read More ...
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Race a factor in off-duty black St. Louis cop being shot by white cop, lawyer says
Race a factor in off-duty black St. Louis cop being shot by white cop, lawyer says ST. LOUIS -- An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends. The 38-year-old black officer was off duty Wednesday when he heard a commotion near his home and ran toward it with his service weapon to try to help his fellow officers, police said   Read More ...
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Greenwood police use Taser on suspect who climbed atop stolen minivan
Greenwood police use Taser on suspect who climbed atop stolen minivan GREENWOOD, Ind. - Authorities in Greenwood have arrested a man for robbery Friday afternoon, after police used a Taser on him after he climbed on top of a stolen minivan, police say, according to Fox59.com. Jameson McCarthy was arrested and accused of robbing the Greenwood Discount Tobacco store and injuring the store clerk. Police say he then stole a customer's van and injured the driver during the altercation   Read More ...
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Family, friends of Milwaukee man fatally shot by officers earlier this year want answers
Family, friends of Milwaukee man fatally shot by officers earlier this year want answers Family members and friends of Jermaine Claybrooks — a man who was fatally shot on Milwaukee's north side during an encounter with police officers earlier this year — say they're tired of the lack of clarity regarding his death. "We're not getting any type of information. We just want answers," Claybrooks' aunt Beverly Walker said. "We want closure on this and justice for his kids   Read More ...
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Police arrest man who pointed rifle at helicopter, fired at officers
Police arrest man who pointed rifle at helicopter, fired at officers Police arrested a man in Cave Creek on Sunday who authorities said pointed a rifle at a department helicopter and fired at officers on the ground. The shooting happened near Cave Creek Road and Desert Willow Parkway at 10 a.m., The intersection was closed because of heavy police activity. Some residents of the area were evacuated, police said. Police responded to a domestic violence call   Read More ...
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Chelan team recovers body of man who disappeared on pass
LEAVENWORTH (AP) — A mountain rescue team has recovered the body of a 19-year-old Mercer Island man who disappeared into a crevasse on Aasgard Pass on June 4. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says the team and a sheriff’s deputy recovered the body of Benjamin Gore at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. His body was turned over to the Chelan County Coroner’s Office   Read More ...
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Jet skier fighting to survive after colliding with boat near Liberty Island shore 
Jet skier fighting to survive after colliding with boat near Liberty Island shore  A jet skier was fighting for his life after colliding with a small boat near the Liberty Island shoreline Sunday, cops said. The unconscious and unresponsive man was rescued by officers from an NYPD Harbor unit. They took him to Brooklyn Army Terminal around 11:30 a.m., police said. EMS then rushed him to Lutheran Hospital, officials said. There was a trail of blood from the rescue boat to where the ambulance picked the man up   Read More ...
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Police investigation underway after local Michigan singer was found dead in her home 
Police investigation underway after local Michigan singer was found dead in her home  A police investigation is underway after a local Michigan singer was found dead inside her home Friday evening. A friend discovered Egypt Covington’s lifeless body in her Belleville home, and Van Burn Township cops responded to the scene, WJBK-TV reports. “She made our lives better. She made being around her better, and that’s why people would come to be around her because she lifted us up,” the victim’s distraught father, Chuck Covington, told the station   Read More ...
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Protesters stall Twin Cities Pride parade over police presence days after Philando Castile verdict
Protesters stall Twin Cities Pride parade over police presence days after Philando Castile verdict Dozens protested police presence at the Twin Cities Pride parade Sunday, days after the acquittal of the Minnesota cop who gunned down Philando Castile. About 150 activists carrying signs and banners reading “Black Lives Matter” and “No KKKops at Pride! Make Pride Revolutionary Again!” stalled the proceedings in the wake of ex-Officer Jeronimo Yanez skirting a manslaughter charge earlier this month, the Star-Tribune reported   Read More ...
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Gun arrest, murders and thefts: June 25, 2017 Trentonian Police Blotter
Gun arrest, murders and thefts: June 25, 2017 Trentonian Police Blotter The information below was provided by police unless otherwise noted, Willingboro Gun Arrest: Eon Delapara, 24, was arrested after police allegedly found him in possession of marijuana, a loaded handgun and drug paraphernalia. Officials say cops working a proactive crime detail stopped the car Delapara was driving at Charleston Road and Levitt Parkway. While speaking with him, police smelled marijuana coming from the car   Read More ...
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Chicago woman charged with running over, killing woman
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman accused of slamming her car into another woman and killing her last month has been charged with murder. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2sR0zAc ) reports that 28-year-old Kenya Washington was arrested on Saturday and appeared in court on Sunday, where a judge ordered her held in lieu of $1 million bail. Her arrest came shortly after the Cook County medical examiner's office announced that Weems died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle and ruled her death a homicide   Read More ...
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LA sheriff's officials say man killed mother, then himself
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 49-year-old man fatally shot his mother before killing himself. Officials say deputies responded late Saturday to reports of shots fired at an apartment in San Gabriel east of Los Angeles. They suspect the man killed his mother and then shot himself. Their names were withheld pending notification of next of kin   Read More ...
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Police use CPR to save man's life
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Police say two officers used CPR to save a man's life. Police spokesman T.J. Smith said two officers were on foot patrol Saturday when they saw a man who appeared to have fallen out of a chair. Police said the man had no heartbeat and was not breathing when the officers found him. The officers performed CPR and were able to get the man breathing again   Read More ...
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Suspect who assaulted, dragged police officer Friday still on the loose
Suspect who assaulted, dragged police officer Friday still on the loose New Bedford police say the altercation happened just before 7 p.m. Friday after the suspect allegedly shoplifted from the Stop and Shop on Dartmouth Street. The officer, working a security detail at the grocery store at the time, approached the suspect as he was entering his vehicle in the parking lot. While trying to place the suspect into custody for shoplifting several items, a struggle ensued   Read More ...
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When Should Police Pursue? Bridgeport Shooting Spurs Calls For Reform
When Should Police Pursue? Bridgeport Shooting Spurs Calls For Reform At a vigil on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport in May, mourners gathered in the hundreds to remember a slain 15-year-old boy. Relatives and friends screamed in grief at the police who were watching from a Walgreens parking lot. The appearance of Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and Police Chief Armando Perez was not greeted warmly. The chief was heckled as he tried to place a candle at the site where one of his officers shot and killed Jayson Negron the day before   Read More ...
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Cop left Taser in locker. His partner called for it before fatal shooting
One of the Seattle police officers who fatally shot Charleena Lyles is under internal investigation for violating department policy by leaving his uncharged Taser in his locker for more than a week leading up to the shooting, the Police Department’s civilian watchdog said Saturday. Officer Jason Anderson, on the force for two years, told investigators after the shooting that he did not carry his Taser during his shift June 18, when the shooting occurred, according to interview transcripts released by Seattle police   Read More ...
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Police pursuit on Oregon coast ends with gunfire and suspect killed
Police pursuit on Oregon coast ends with gunfire and suspect killed FLORENCE, Ore. — Highway 126 outside Florence, Oregon, has re-opened after police were involved in the pursuit of a suspect and exchanged gunfire. KVAL-TV reports that the pursuit began Saturday night. The Lane County Sheriff's Office said its deputies, the Florence police and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office were involved in a pursuit with a suspect. It was not immediately known what sparked the chase   Read More ...
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FL Sheriff: If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one
Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd is encouraging his constituents to purchase and carry a firearm. His reasoning? He wants residents in his area to be prepared in case there is a chance of an active shooter. “The armed assailant doesn’t plan on you fighting back,” Judd told FOX 13. “He plans on having a gun, doing all the shooting, and you’re just a sitting duck   Read More ...
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LA sheriff's officials say man killed mother, then himself
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 49-year-old man fatally shot his mother before killing himself. Officials say deputies responded late Saturday to reports of shots fired at an apartment in San Gabriel east of Los Angeles. They suspect the man killed his mother and then shot himself. Their names were withheld pending notification of next of kin   Read More ...
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Police seek suspect in highway shooting in Mason County
The Mason County Sheriff’s office reported that a person was shot in the leg in an incident along Highway 3 north of Allyn on Sunday. In its Twitter account, the agency said that it sought assistance in locating the suspect, an older white male wearing a white shirt and khaki shorts. The suspect, who is armed with a pistol, drove a white SUV, possibly a newer Cherokee model   Read More ...
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Arrests made in St. Paul homicide
Two arrests were made Sunday in the shooting death of Da'Seion Pugh, the 19-year-old St. Paul man who was killed on Saturday afternoon on Aurora Avenue in St. Paul, authorities said. A man and a juvenile male were taken into custody early Sunday, according to Sgt. Mike Ernster, spokesman for the St. Paul Police Department. Pugh, who had recently graduated from Tartan High School in Oakdale, was shot between a multi-unit residence and a tennis court on the 200 block of Aurora Avenue, near Marion Street   Read More ...
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Police commander among at least 10 killed in Mexican state
XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed the federal police commander for Veracruz and a second officer in another bloody day for the Mexican state. The police officers were among at least 10 people slain in Veracruz state on Saturday, including four children from one family, according to local officials. Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes released a video calling the killers "beasts" and "cowards" and repeated his vow to crack down on organized crime in the troubled Gulf coast state   Read More ...
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Mexican governor denounces 'beasts' and 'cowards' who killed state commander of federal police
Mexican governor denounces 'beasts' and 'cowards' who killed state commander of federal police Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed a state commander for federal police and two other officers on another bloody day in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The policemen were among at least 11 people slain in the state on Saturday, including four children, according to local officials. Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes issued a video calling the killers "beasts" and "cowards" and repeated his vow to crack down on organized crime in the troubled Gulf coast state   Read More ...
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Charlotte teen missing a year found alive in Gwinnett County
Charlotte teen missing a year found alive in Gwinnett County A 17-year-old girl who left her Charlotte home more than a year ago was found alive in Gwinnett County on Sunday, the FBI said. Overnight, FBI Atlanta agents and detectives with the Gwinnett County Police Department found Burns at a home located at 2723 Seneca Trail in Duluth. They are grateful for the outpouring of support they have received while she’s been missing, but they ask for privacy at this time to focus on their daughter   Read More ...
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Oregon police pursuit ends in gunfire, suspect killed
FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — Highway 126 outside Florence has re-opened after police were involved in the pursuit and exchanged gunfire that left a suspect dead. KVAL-TV reports that the pursuit began Saturday night. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said its deputies, the Florence police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a pursuit with a suspect. It was not immediately known what sparked the chase   Read More ...
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Police pursuit ends with gunfire and suspect killed
FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — Highway 126 outside Florence, Oregon, has re-opened after police were involved in the pursuit of a suspect and exchanged gunfire. KVAL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2sbvm90 ) that the pursuit began Saturday night. The Lane County Sheriff's Office said its deputies, the Florence police and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office were involved in a pursuit with a suspect. It was not immediately known what sparked the chase   Read More ...
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Police: Girl, 4, rescued after officers fatally shoot gunman
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl was saved from a hostage barricade situation in Las Vegas after police fatally shot a heavily armed man. Police were initially called Saturday night about a woman suffering from a gunshot wound in a residential neighborhood in northwest Las Vegas. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said a man seen with a handgun started firing shots from the front and back of the house after officers approached the home where the domestic dispute and shooting reportedly occurred   Read More ...
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Towel-headed suspect steals unlocked car with keys in ignition, police respond
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A man flagged down a Myrtle Beach police officer early Saturday morning and said his car was missing – and he left it unlocked with the keys stuck in the ignition. According to a Myrtle Beach Police Department incident report, it happened at 204 Mr. Joe White Avenue, the Aquarius Motel, at 5 a.m. After noticing his car was gone, the man spoke to a front desk employee before calling police   Read More ...
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Police: Girl, 4, rescued after officers fatally shoot gunman
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl was saved from a hostage barricade situation in Las Vegas after police fatally shot a heavily armed man. Police were initially called Saturday night about a woman suffering from a gunshot wound in a residential neighborhood in northwest Las Vegas. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said a man seen with a handgun started firing shots from the front and back of the house after officers approached the home where the domestic dispute and shooting reportedly occurred   Read More ...
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Police commander, at least 10 others killed in Mexican state
XALAPA, Mexico – Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed a state commander for federal police and two other officers on another bloody day in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The policemen were among at least 11 people slain in the state on Saturday, including four children, according to local officials. Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes issued a video calling the killers "beasts" and "cowards" and repeated his vow to crack down on organized crime in the troubled Gulf coast state   Read More ...
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Suffield police investigating after tanker truck hits home
Suffield police investigating after tanker truck hits home SUFFIELD — Suffield Police say they are currently investigating a collision of a tanker truck and a home that happened Sunday morning. Police say around 10:30 a.m., they received a report of a motor vehicle collision of a tanker type truck into a home on Mountain Road in the area of the Suffield Police Department. Initial reports were that the tanker truck, believed to be transporting milk, went off the roadway and struck the residence at 916 Mountain Road   Read More ...
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Police Looking for Credit Card Theft Suspects
Police Looking for Credit Card Theft Suspects The Sparks Police Department is looking for two men and a woman suspected of using stolen credit cards. On June 16th, 2017 they say a woman's car was broken into on the 2200 block of Vista Terrace lane. Her digital camera and several credit cards were missing. The police say those stolen cards have been used at various locations in the Reno/Sparks area and they have captured the suspects on surveillance cameras   Read More ...
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1 suspect in custody, 2 at large after police chase in northern Harris County
1 suspect in custody, 2 at large after police chase in northern Harris County One suspect is custody and at least two still on the loose after a Saturday night police chase, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Around 10 p.m., authorities tried pulling over a stolen car in northern Harris County. The vehicle pulled into a Jack-in-the-Box parking lot by I-45 and Airtex, according to KTRK, and at least three teens hopped out and fled   Read More ...
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Standoff with couple ends in apparent murder-suicide: police
Standoff with couple ends in apparent murder-suicide: police CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (AP) -- Officials say a police standoff with a couple who allegedly shot at officers in Pennsylvania has ended in an apparent murder-suicide. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said late Saturday that two bodies had been found in an Upper Saucon Township home. Police said a man was armed with a .357 caliber handgun and fired at officers just before noon Saturday   Read More ...
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