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Police ID Norcross teen found shot to death; 2 juveniles arrested

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Sheriff: 'Armed, dangerous' Coosa County fugitive breaks into home

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Hartford Police Probe Two Violent Downtown Robberies

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Police dog to regularly search public schools in Springfield

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Gadsden police investigating robbery at check cashing business

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Chicago cop given 5 years in prison for shooting at car, wounding two teens
A veteran Chicago police officer was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for firing 16 times into a moving vehicle filled with teens, wounding two. Marco Proano, 42, who was the first Chicago cop in memory to be convicted in federal court of criminal charges stemming from an on-duty shooting, said he continues to feel strongly he did nothing wrong   Read More ...
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Driver arrested, manhunt continues in deadly police shooting
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Police in suburban Pittsburgh said they arrested the driver of an SUV who fled a traffic stop and left behind a passenger who fatally shot a rookie police officer. State police on Monday were continuing to search for 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt, who is accused of killing New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop Friday night   Read More ...
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New Haven police warn of snow removal enforcement
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The New Haven Police Department is warning residents about its snow removal enforcement this winter. The department says any snow or sleet that falls on a sidewalk or footpath that the public uses must be removed by the owner of the land, building or bridge. In addition, it is illegal to throw, place or plow snow or ice into the street from private property or the sidewalk   Read More ...
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2 arrested when cops find backpacks full of ammunition
Two men were arrested in Trenton Saturday when they were found in possession of ammunition, high capacity magazines and a silencer, police said. James Abbott, 49, was stopped by police on the 200 block of Ashmore Avenue just before 6 p.m. when they received a call that he was carrying a backpack full of ammunition. Upon searching, police discovered Abbott was in possession of a silencer   Read More ...
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3rd suspect in Somerville shooting surrenders to police
SOMERVILLE - The third person charged in an October shooting in the borough has turned himself in, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said Monday. Joseph N. Wright, 25, of Bridgewater Township, surrendered on Friday morning at the Franklin Township Police Department, according to a news release. He was held in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, charged with first-degree attempted murder, and second-degree possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm and certain persons not to possess a firearm, according to the news release   Read More ...
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Video shows break-in at Waldo jewelry store | The Kansas City Star
Kansas City police on Monday circulated surveillance video that they say shows a man committing an early morning smash-and-grab burglary at a jewelry store. The video appears to show a man throwing a hammer into the front window of Waldo Jewelers at 7437 Broadway. The burglary occurred about 3:40 a.m. Saturday, according to police. Waldo Jewelers was closed Monday. The owner told that the burglar got away with jewelry worth about $1,000   Read More ...
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Police investigate reported shooting in northwest Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are investigating a reported shooting in northwest Oklahoma City. Police responded around 3:30 p.m. on Monday to the scene in the 7600 block of N.W. 6th Street. 911 callers reportedly said there were gunshots and they saw people run away. Officials said two people were hit and transported to be treated for injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time   Read More ...
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Police: Man planned to sell baking soda as cocaine to 'dumb' college students
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Treynor man is facing charges after Iowa City police said he planned to sell baking soda as cocaine to "dumb" college students. According to a criminal complaint, officers stopped 23-year-old Nicholas Carolus near Linn and Washington Streets after he failed to obey a traffic sign. Police then arrested Carolus on an outstanding warrant. Police said Carolus admitted to drinking and "seemed very confused   Read More ...
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Woman accused of kicking cop, putting sugar in ex's gas tank
A 40-year-old Coatesville woman is charged with kicking a police officer in the chest and causing $2,300 worth of damage to her ex-boyfriend's vehicles. Jasmin Y. Perkins was charged with aggravated and resisting arrest, public drunkenness and criminal mischief after an incident at 2:51 a.m. Oct. 7 in the first block East Cocalico Township. She is accused of refusing to leave a home in the first block of North Reamstown Road, and fought with police called to the scene, and kicked one in the chest   Read More ...
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Retired Ann Arbor police officer suspected of fatally strangling wife in Pittsfield Township
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A retired Ann Arbor police officer is suspected of killing his wife by strangulation in a Pittsfield Township home, officials said. The Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety received a call at 10:52 a.m. Sunday from a man who said he had killed his wife by strangulation inside their home, officials said. Police said the 66-year-old man stayed at the scene and was taken into custody   Read More ...
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Lake Forest teen charged in attempted armed robbery: police
A 16-year-old Lake Forest boy has been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery Friday in which a woman fought off the attacker using her cellphone, according to Lake Forest Police Chief Karl Walldorf. Walldorf said the teen was taken into custody Monday morning and charged with aggravated armed robbery, possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis. He was transported to the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center; bond information was not available, according to police   Read More ...
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Investigators Seek Public’s Help In Millbury Arson Case
MILLBURY (CBS) – Investigators are looking to the public for help in finding the person responsible for setting a fire on Railroad Avenue. State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Millbury Fire Chief Richard P. Hamilton and Millbury Police Chief Donald Desorcy said the Sunday night fire at 9 Railroad Ave. in Millbury was intentionally set. The commercial building houses several business including the Phoenix Exposition Services but is commonly referred to as “the old NENSCO site   Read More ...
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FBI, Justice Department investigating St. Louis police conduct during protests
ST. LOUIS • The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating police conduct during protests after September's acquittal of the St. Louis officer for a fatal 2011 shooting. The investigation centers on "allegations of potential civil rights violations by law enforcement officers in the St. Louis area on Sept. 15, 2017, and in the weeks that followed," said Jeffrey B. Jensen, U   Read More ...
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Woman robbed by armed suspect in Fall River
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Police in Fall River are searching for a suspect after a woman reported being robbed Friday morning on Pleasant Street. The woman told police she was walking towards the SRTA Terminal on Fourth Street at about 10:30 a.m. and was about to cross Harrison Street when she felt someone grab her and put a sharp object against her back   Read More ...
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Vegas police: Girl killed, boy hospitalized after stabbings
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are investigating after a girl was found dead and a teenage male was injured when both were stabbed at a south Las Vegas hotel. Las Vegas police Officer Jay Rivera said officers were called to the extended-stay hotel Monday morning and found the two minors in a room. The girl had been stabbed to death and the boy was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition   Read More ...
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Baltimore detective shot dead during homicide investigation
A Baltimore police detective was pronounced dead on Thursday, a day after a gunman shot him in the head, police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. Homicide Detective Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran with the Baltimore Police Department, was investigating a killing Wednesday afternoon in west Baltimore when he observed a man exhibiting suspicious behaviors, Davis said. Suiter, a 43-year-old father of five, was shot by that man in the head, Davis said   Read More ...
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3 cops injured in wild 2-town chase with suspect in stolen car
SECAUCUS - A 27-year-old man led police on a wild chase through two towns Sunday morning, at times driving up sidewalks and on the wrong side of the road, authorities said. Richard Murphy, of West New York, was driving a stolen car when police first tried to pull him over near Cedar Lane and Paterson Plank Road, Capt. Dennis Miller said in a statement   Read More ...
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Texas man who beat, stomped victim unconscious for $35 sentenced
Warning: The following content may be graphic for some audiences. Graphic security footage released by Lufkin police in August showed a 21-year-old beating, kicking and stomping a man unconscious for $35. The attacker, Andrea Franks-Vanzandt, recently agreed to a 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to the aggravated robbery seen in the video, as well as an unrelated felony charge, reports KTRE   Read More ...
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Woman suspected of assaulting employee, showing gun during downtown Portland robbery
A woman is suspected of assaulting a store employee, showing a gun and demanding money during a robbery Monday in downtown Portland, the employee told police. The suspect got an undisclosed amount of cash from a grocery and deli at 332 S.W. Third Avenue, according to Portland police. She was last seen going north on Southwest Third Avenue. Police described the suspect as being 5-foot-10 and in her 30s   Read More ...
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Myrtle Beach Police to get $1.25 million from DOJ to hire 10 new officers
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach Police Department will receive $1,250,000 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP), according to a release from the US Attorney’s Office. The grant is part of $98 million in funding for more police officers that Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today. The grants will fund awards to 179 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers   Read More ...
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Beaverton Police: Driver seriously injured in collision with semi-truck
ALOHA, Ore. – A driver was taken to a local hospital around noon Monday with serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash involving an SUV and a semi-truck in Aloha. The Beaverton Police Department responded to the report of the crash near the Costco on Southwest Jenkins Road around 11:52 a.m. Emergency personnel closed Southwest Jenkins Road from Southwest 158th Avenue to Southwest 170th Avenue while they responded to the crash   Read More ...
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He was a rookie cop in a small Pennsylvania town. Now there's a massive manhunt for his killer.
Investigators in Pennsylvania are still looking for the man who they say killed a police officer after a traffic stop Friday night.Officer Brian Shaw, a 25-year-old   Read More ...
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Police ID Norcross teen found shot to death; 2 juveniles arrested
Zachary Nelson of Norcross was found dead shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday after officers, who were in the area for an unrelated matter, heard three gunshots at the Rockbridge Court Apartments, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. At the time, a 17-year-old who was shot in the arm alerted police to Nelson, who was already dead, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said   Read More ...
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Drinking in Charlotte? Police may be waiting for you in the park - | WBTV Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas/The Charlotte Observer) - At first glance, it looks a lot like a drunk driving sting. Police waiting in a parking lot, looking for drunk people – especially the ones headed toward a car with keys in their hand. A police officer pulls them aside and asks if they’re too intoxicated to drive, and how they’re planning on getting home   Read More ...
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City seeks reversal of ruling in police shooting of Hawkes
.... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City attorneys are asking an Albuquerque judge to reconsider her decision to impose “severe” sanctions against the city in a lawsuit centered on the death of Mary Hawkes, a teenage car theft suspect shot and killed by a police officer in 2014   Read More ...
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Native American teen shot dead by cop after reporting himself in 911 call
The Wisconsin Department of Justice continues their investigation in the police-involved shooting death of a 14 year old Native American. The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior tribe of Chippewa Indians has many questions as it struggles to recover. RT America’s David Miller investigates. Find RT America in your area: Or watch us online: Like us on Facebook.   Read More ...
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Amber Alert canceled after 12-year-old girl found in Des Moines area
UPDATE: An Amber Alert for a 12-year-old girl reported missing by Denison Police has been canceled, according to the Denison Police Department. A Denison Police officer told the Journal around 2:15 p.m. that the Des Moines Police Department found Beyonce Carrasco and 13-year-old Rodolfo Penaflor Jr., her reported abductor, in the Des Moines area. Police say Penaflor Jr. had taken off with Carrasco in his mother's car   Read More ...
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FBI, Justice Department to investigate St. Louis-area police
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation will look into possible civil rights violations by police in the St. Louis area in the two months since protests broke out after a white former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the investigation in a statement Monday. The FBI and the U   Read More ...
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police doesn't receive federal grant money needed to add 15 officers
The Madison Police Department's hopes of adding 15 officers beginning in 2018 were dashed Monday when the city learned it was not awarded federal grant money to help pay for the additional manpower. The U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services program announced that 179 local, state and tribal law enforcement agencies from across the country received funding to hire additional officers but only three of them -- La Crosse (two officers), Rice Lake (one) and Sparta (one) -- were from Wisconsin, according to Jim Powell, the city's grant manager   Read More ...
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White ex-cop sentenced in killing of daughter's black boyfriend
TULSA, Okla. — A white former police officer in Oklahoma was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend, including three that resulted in hung juries. Tulsa County District Court Judge Sharon Holmes also issued him with a $10,000 fine. Kepler's lawyers said the 24-year police veteran was trying to protect his daughter because she had run away from home and was living in a crime-ridden neighborhood   Read More ...
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FBI, Justice Department to investigate St. Louis-area police
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation will look into possible civil rights violations by police in the St. Louis area in the two months since protests broke out after a white former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the investigation in a statement Monday. The FBI and the U   Read More ...
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No jail for retired cop who stole $105K from police union
A retired cop convicted of stealing $105,000 from his police union won't serve any time in jail. John Campbell, 49, of Cape May, was sentenced to six months of home confinement and also received five years of probation, the state attorney general's office said Friday. The former president and state delegate of PBA Local 59 in Cape May will also have to perform 300 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine   Read More ...
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Former Brookstone employee accused of stealing 2 million airline miles
Woman flew to France, Italy, Greece, police say. MERRIMACK, N.H. — A former employee of Brookstone in Merrimack has been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of airline miles, police said. Tiffany Tomaselli, 36, of Manchester, was arrested Saturday and charged with theft by unauthorized taking and computer-related offenses. Police said executives at Brookstone's headquarters in Merrimack told them that Tomaselli, a former executive assistant, had been using company airline miles since she left the company in 2013   Read More ...
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'Crime of passion:' Ex-husband charged with kidnapping, murder of woman found in shallow grave
SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - An arrest has been made in the murder of a Midlands woman who was found in a shallow grave in Sumter Co. late last week, with the sheriff calling it "a crime of passion." The Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office confirmed Jame Ginther will be charged with Suzette Ginther's kidnapping and murder. James Ginther will be extradited as soon as possible back to South Carolina on these charges   Read More ...
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Hammond police investigating after student reportedly assaulted teacher at high school
Hammond police are investigating a report that a Hammond High School student assaulted a teacher last week, a spokesman confirmed. The alleged assault occurred between about 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., after classes had ended, on Nov. 13 inside the high school in the 5900 block of Calumet Avenue, said Lt. Steve Kellogg, Hammond police spokesman. Kellogg said he could not comment on the nature of the assault due to the age of the juvenile   Read More ...
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False imprisonment, liquor theft, and weapons: Nov. 20, 2017 Police Blotter
The information below was provided by police unless otherwise noted. Trenton Liquor Theft: Albert Valletto, 46, of Bordentown, was arrested around 2:30 a.m. Friday after police allegedly found him in possession of two liquor bottles covered in blood. Police say the blood belonged to Valletto, who cut himself while burglarizing a bar in the 1800 block of South Clinton Avenue   Read More ...
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Driver arrested, manhunt continues for shooter in police killing
NEW KENSINGTON -- Police say they arrested the driver of an SUV that fled a traffic stop, leaving behind a passenger who fatally shot a rookie police officer in suburban Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania State Police are searching for 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt. He's accused of killing New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop Friday night. Police on Sunday arrested Tavon Jamere Harper, who they say fled the traffic stop after Holt bolted from the SUV   Read More ...
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Gun discharges in upstairs apartment; bullet hole found in bathroom, Madison police say
Nobody was injured in the shooting incident reported at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, but happened hours earlier, in the 2500 block of Monterey Drive. A 58-year-old woman called police Monday morning after noticing a bullet hole in the ceiling of the bathroom, a round that also hit the floor of the bathroom. "She said her son heard what he thought was a gunshot between 2 a   Read More ...
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Clerk Shot During Attempted Robbery
Police say the shooting that happened near 29th Avenue and Downing Saturday night started as an attempted robbery. Police say the shooting happened before 8 p.m. near a liquor store. UPDATE: This incident appears to have began as an attempted robbery. We do not have any suspect information available at this time. Adult male victim appears as though he will survive his injuries   Read More ...
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5 armed holdups in 2 days in Raleigh; police say 1 man did all of them
Police have charged a man with holding up five Raleigh businesses in two days last week – one of them for $10,000 in cash – and using a stolen handgun to do it. Charges against Ivan Laureano Vicente, 29, accuse him of using a stolen Glock handgun to rob Grewal Mart on Rock Quary Road on Nov. 13 as well as an Exxon station, a BP station and a Handee Hugo’s station the same day   Read More ...
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