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Colo. law enforcement switches message to safe pot use

April 17, 2015

By Kristen Wyatt Associated Press DENVER — Breaking from decades of “Just Say No”-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed … […]

2 cops, 3 others injured in Chicago crash

April 17, 2015

By Quinn Ford Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Two police officers were among five people hospitalized early Friday after a West Side crash that caused a police SUV to flip over, officials said. The two-vehicle … […]

Mo. police combine cameras, other tech in new crime-fighting effort

April 17, 2015

By Christine Byers St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — When a 911 call comes in, St. Louis police now may be able to see the scene before responding officers have time to arrive. It’s part of … […]

Police: Infamous Mass. ‘Tree Ninja’ caught

April 17, 2015

Associated Press BOSTON — Boston police say they have arrested a 65-year-old man they believe is the infamous “Brighton Tree Ninja.” For several years a vandal has been damaging newly planted … […]

Man who saved Miami cop: “How could I not?”

April 17, 2015

By Charles Rabin and David Ovalle The Miami Herald MIAMI — William Ramirez was driving to his boat-maintenance job Tuesday morning when he spotted a chilling sight on Northwest 79th Street: A Miami … […]

Parents of youngest Boston bombing victim: Take death penalty off table

April 17, 2015

Associated Press BOSTON — The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted … […]

Officials investigate after Md. man dies in custody

April 17, 2015

Associated Press HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A man died in police custody early Friday after officers used a stun gun to subdue him outside a home he had broken into, prompting the frightened children inside … […]

Investigation continues into ambush of La. deputy

April 17, 2015

By Kevin McGill Associated Press LULING, La. — In what authorities call an apparent ambush by an angry motorist, a south Louisiana sheriff’s deputy was shot three times Thursday, sustaining injuries … […]

Police History: How Trooper Charlie Hanger caught the Oklahoma City bomber

April 17, 2015

In the 20 years since the deadly blast that killed 168 and injured 680 at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, we in law enforcement have learned numerous lessons. We’ve improved … […]

Drug strategy agency mixing health, safety proposed in NYC

April 16, 2015

By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — A new drug policy agency would focus as much on health as on policing under a proposal a lawmaker plans to formally introduce Thursday to shift how the … […]

US Marshals nab 7,100 fugitives in 6-week nationwide sweep

April 16, 2015

Associated Press CAMDEN, N.J. — The U.S. Marshals Service says it has rounded up 7,100 fugitives in a six-week nationwide sweep that focused on seven cities shown to have a high number of people wanted … […]

La. deputy shot in ambush while directing traffic

April 16, 2015

Associated Press PARADIS, La. — Authorities say a 36-year-old Louisiana sheriff’s deputy has been shot multiple times while directing traffic in a school zone. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg … […]

K-9 dies in vehicle fire on way to Md. prison complex

April 16, 2015

Cumberland Times News FLINTSTONE, Md. — A K-9 assigned to the Cumberland state correctional complex died in a vehicle fire that occurred on westbound Interstate 68 in the area of 15 Mile Creek at … […]

DHS chief: Gyrocopter that landed on US Capitol lawn came in ‘under the radar’

April 16, 2015

By Erica Werner Associated Press WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that a gyrocopter that landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol “apparently literally flew in … […]

Ga. chief who shot ex-wife faces misdemeanor

April 16, 2015

By Ray Henry Associated Press ATLANTA — A Georgia police chief who said he accidentally shot his ex-wife while they slept was indicted Wednesday on a misdemeanor reckless-conduct charge, a prosecutor … […]

Ill. cop, suspect shot serving warrant

April 16, 2015

By Nathan Grimm The Telegraph EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Seizure of a personal computer on a quiet Edwardsville street turned into a struggle that left an Edwardsville police officer with a gunshot wound … […]

Ill. cop, suspect shot as officers serve warrant

April 16, 2015

By Nathan Grimm The Telegraph EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Seizure of a personal computer on a quiet Edwardsville street turned into a struggle that left an Edwardsville police officer with a gunshot wound … […]

Suspect in NC college shooting says he’s a neo-Nazi

April 16, 2015

Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — The man charged with killing a print shop employee at a North Carolina community college says he’s a neo-Nazi who hates gay people. Kenneth Morgan Stancil III … […]

Tulsa County to audit reserve deputy program after OIS

April 16, 2015

Associated Press TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an internal review of its deputy reserve program following national scrutiny of a 73-year-old volunteer who says … […]

Calif. cops shoot woman who rammed undercover car

April 16, 2015

Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — A Northern California police officer shot a woman who rammed a stolen vehicle into an undercover police car. San Leandro police in marked police vehicles tried to … […]