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The Latest: Council hands control of police over to sheriff
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a Mississippi police chief (all times local): 7:35 a.m. The city council in a Mississippi town where the police chief shot and killed himself has turned control of the police department over to the sheriff's office. The Sun ...
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Officials: Police chief shoots himself just after suspension
Officials say a Mississippi police chief had been suspended just before he shot and killed himself outside the station. Hancock County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Don Bass says Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo shot himself in the chest Thursday. He says the shooting appeared to be intentional. Bass ...
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Calif. officer shot after responding to domestic disturbance
The unidentified deputy is a 10-year department veteran, according to Sheriff Vern Warnke.
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Mississippi police chief kills self moments after being suspended
"It's just a bad day — a bad day for law enforcement," a sheriff's office deputy said.
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The Latest: Mayor: Chief suspended just prior to shooting
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on shooting death of Mississippi police chief (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The mayor of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, says the city's police chief had just been suspended when he shot himself to death in the police department's parking lot. Mayor Les ...
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Cops: Man fleeing police crashes car into Waukegan home
A Beach Park man slammed his car into a Waukegan home while fleeing from police Wednesday afternoon, police said. A Lake County sheriff's deputy on patrol attempted to stop the 2004 Lincoln SUV driven by Lee Hernandez, 31, of the 38000 block of North Cornell Road, because Hernandez had a revoked...
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Wife of slain Baton Rouge officer announces pregnancy
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The wife of an officer killed in a lone gunman's ambush in Baton Rouge in July has announced that she's pregnant.
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Harford corrections deputy charged in alleged domestic assault
A Harford County Sheriff's Office corrections deputy has been charged with allegedly assaulting his estranged wife, according to the Sheriff's Office. Court documents say Senior Deputy Michael Vasiliou, 40, allegedly threatened Katelyn Vasiliou with a handgun during an argument, and also struck...
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Man ordering food at taco truck in Compton shot dead, 2 workers hurt
A man ordering food at a taco truck in Compton was shot dead Saturday night during a shooting that also wounded two of the vendor’s employees, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. when a brown sedan pulled up next to the taco truck in the 13500 block of Alameda Street and a gunman...
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Off-duty Cook County correctional officer shot in Englewood
An off-duty Cook County sheriff's officer was shot in the leg in Englewood late Saturday evening, Chicago police said. The attack occurred about 8:35 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Aberdeen Street.  The deputy works as a correctional officer at Cook County Jail, said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman...
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Fort Bend County deputy injured by drunk driver
A suspected drunk driver plowed into a Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputy outside a high school in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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Dance off? Not a problem for this cop!
A North Carolina deputy was challenged to a dance off, and his moves did not disappoint.       
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White supremacy fliers distributed in Fountain Green neighborhood near Bel Air
White supremacy fliers were distributed through a Fountain Green neighborhood east of Bel Air early Wednesday morning, the Harford County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Deputies were called to the 1400 block of East Banavie Terrace in the Fountain Glen neighborhood Wednesday for a report of a suspicious...
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1,000 pound chicken statue stolen from North Carolina town
Daniel UriaFeb. 15 (UPI) -- A town in North Carolina is searching for a massive chicken statue that was stolen from a local road last weekend.
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Geneva man was unarmed when Ashtabula County sheriff's deputy shot him, BCI says
The shot Wednesday during a confrontation with an Ashtabula County Sheriff's deputy was unarmed, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation said. GENEVA, Ohio -- The man killed Wednesday during a confrontation with an Ashtabula County Sheriff's deputy was unarmed, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation said. Vincent Palma, 26, died shortly after a deputy shot him outside a house on South Ridge Road near Tuttle Road in Geneva, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said. Investigators did not recover any other weapons at the scene, BCI spokeswoman Jill Del Greco said Friday. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. The sheriff's office has not released the deputy's identity. Palma's aunt, Sharon Regal, believes the shooting might have been avoided if multiple deputies were at the scene. If Palma was not armed, the deputies could have tackled Palma and handcuffed him rather than shoot him, the Wickliffe resident said. "I think if there were more officers there, Vinny never would have been shot and killed," she said. Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson said in a statement that Palma charged at the deputy, who had gone to the house to investigate a disturbance. The deputy first used a Taser and a baton to try to subdue Palma, but was unsuccessful, Johnson said. The deputy then fired several warning shots at the ground as he called for backup. The deputy shot Palma before backup arrived, Johnson said. Palma had been fighting with his half-sister before she called 911. Family members are unsure why Palma came toward the officer; some relatives feel he might have been trying to run away, as he'd done during previous run-ins with Florida law enforcement officers, Regal said. Palma had a temper that he developed as he grew older, Regal said. He struggled after the Dec. 24, 2005 deaths of his brother Salvatore Palma III and half-brother Anthony Michael Palma in a Geneva car crash. Palma and his father were also in the car, she said. In Florida, Palma had a series of convictions for offenses such as assault and disorderly conduct, court records show. But he moved to Geneva six months ago for a "fresh start," his aunt said. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the Wednesday's shooting. A BCI spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit Friday's crime and courts comments section.
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Mesa County deputies find 14 pounds of heroin in car with Californians
Authorities in Mesa County on Tuesday morning found 14 pounds of heroin in a vehicle on Interstate 70.
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Harford remembers deputies Dailey and Logsdon a year after their deaths
Friday marks one year since Harford County Sheriff's Office Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon were murdered, responding to a call for a suspicious person as the lunch hour was beginning at the busy Panera Bread Cafe in Abingdon's Boulevard at Box Hill shopping area....
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One year later, lead detective reflects on fatal shootings of two Harford County deputies, friends
Detective Chris Sergent was heading out for lunch a year ago Friday when the call came over the police radio. A fellow Harford County sheriff's deputy had been shot at an Abingdon restaurant.Sergent flipped on his lights and siren and raced to the scene. When he arrived at the Panera Bread restaurant,...
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2 Durham police officers, sheriff's deputy hurt in accident
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Officials in Durham say two motorcycle officers and a sheriff's deputy were hurt in a crash in the northern part of the Durham County. Spokeswoman Cammie Michael says Tuesday's accident occurred shortly after 3 p. m. A subsequent statement said the motorcycle officers sustained injuries that ...
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Deputy resigns, facing drunken driving charges
PIPESTONE, Minn. (AP) - A southwestern Minnesota sheriff's deputy has resigned after he was charged the drunken driving and possessing a gun while intoxicated. Pipestone County Deputy Jeff Sanow reached an agreement with the county that ends an internal investigation into his possible involvement in two hit-and-run accidents in Jasper ...
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Man is fatally shot in Baldwin Park
A man was fatally shot on Monday night in Baldwin Park, authorities said. Police were called about 9:35 p.m. to the 700 block of Frazier Street, where a man was found with gunshot wounds, said Deputy Kimberly Alexander, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The man was...
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Georgia sheriff's deputy dies in sperm bank rescue after inhaling liquid nitrogen
Allen ConeFeb. 6 (UPI) -- A deputy in Augusta, Ga., died after inhaling liquid nitrogen while attempting to rescue a worker inside a sperm bank, authorities confirmed.
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Fallen Harford sheriff's deputies to be remembered on first anniversary of their deaths
It's been nearly two years since two Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies were killed in the line of duty, murdered while responding to call at Panera Bread restaurant at the Boulevard at Box Hill Shopping Center in Abingdon. Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey was shot and killed first as he approached...
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State agents investigate murder-suicide of Ohio deputy, wife
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - State crime agents are investigating the apparent murder-suicide of an Ohio sheriff's deputy and his wife. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called into help with the discovery of the couple's bodies Thursday near Newark. Licking County Sheriff Randy Tharp identified the two as 34-year-old ...
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Sex, drugs & EDM: 400+ arrested at 3-day rave in California
Sex, drugs and electronic dance music created the perfect atmosphere for lots of arrests at the Nocturnal Wonderland festival in San Bernardino, California over the long weekend. Nearly 430 people were arrested and five were hospitalized during the event. Read Full Article at
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Man fatally shot by law enforcement in Walworth County
TOWN OF GENEVA, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating a fatal shooting involving officers in Walworth County Sheriff Kurt Picknell says a deputy and a police officer from Elkhorn were involved in the shooting Thursday night. An adult male was fatally shot at Highway H and ...
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Rep. Ami Bera declared winner in his reelection race
Essential Politics: Ellison to speak to California Democrats, political strategists discuss the 2016 election Nov. 18, 2016, 4:27 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison will speak...
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Kendall County sheriff’s office adds auxiliary deputy
The Kendall County sheriff’s office added an additional auxiliary deputy to their office last week.
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Body of missing woman, 78, found in creek near her home
TRAFFORD, Ala. (AP) - Volunteer searchers have found the body of a missing 82-year-old Trafford woman who had Alzheimer's disease. Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Randy Christian tells media outlets that the body of Nora Wilson Hughes was found Thursday afternoon in a creek about a quarter of a ...
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Woman calmly calls 911 to say she killed her 2 children
DARLINGTON, Ind. — A central Indiana woman killed her two young children and then stabbed herself in the neck a day after her husband filed for divorce, a sheriff said Thursday. Brandi Worley, 30, of Darlington, confessed in a “matter-of-fact” demeanor to the killings in a 911 call about 4:30 a.m., Montgomery County Sheriff Mark...
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Sheriff: Indiana woman confesses to killing her 2 children
A central Indiana woman killed her two young children and then stabbed herself in the neck a day after her husband filed for divorce, a sheriff said Thursday. Brandi Worley, 30, of Darlington, confessed in a "matter-of-fact" demeanor to the killings in a 911 call about 4:30 a.m., Montgomery County...
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Former sheriff's deputy gets 3 years in motorist's beating
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced former Madison County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Watson to three years in prison for beating a motorist in August 2012. Justin Adam Watson pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the arrest and assault of handyman Robert Bryant. Evidence showed Watson and ...
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Sheriff: Ind. woman confesses to killing her 2 children
The woman confessed in a “matter-of-fact” demeanor to the killings in a 911 call, the sheriff said       
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The Latest: Hunter found Washington family on logging road
MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing family in Washington state (all times local):
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The Latest: Missing Washington state family found alive
MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on the search for a missing family in Washington state (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Four members of a Washington state family missing since Tuesday have been found walking near a store in Mason County, about 55 miles southwest of Seattle. The sheriff's office ...
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Search on for missing couple, 2 children in Washington state
MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state are searching remote logging roads for a missing couple and two of their four children.
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Passer-by shoots man attacking Florida deputy during traffic stop
The bystander shot the man attacking the deputy after first warning him to stop, reports say. Watch video ESTERO, Florida -- A sheriff in Florida is hailing a man as a hero after the man shot and killed a person who was attacking a deputy during a traffic stop. Authorities with the Lee County Sheriff's Office are not identifying the man, who was driving on Interstate 75 Monday when he noticed the deputy being assaulted near an off-ramp. According to the News-Press, Deputy First Class Dean Bardes was at the scene of another crash on I-75 when a car speeding at an estimated 100 mph nearly struck the deputy. Bardes began pursuing the vehicle when the suspect, identified as Edward Strother, 53, pulled the car over at an off-ramp. Strother is accused of getting out of his car and attacking Bardes, wrestling him to the ground, reports say. "He just kept beating him and beating him," Shanta Holditch, a witness, tells  Witnesses tell that the armed passer-by got out of his car and ran up, telling Strother to stop attacking the deputy or he would shoot. When Strother continued to attack Bardes, the passer-by fired three shots, killing Strother. "[He] refused to get off the officer and the officer kept yelling, 'Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him,'" Holditch said. Bardes was treated and released at an area hospital, reports say. Officials with the sheriff's department are not releasing the shooter's name, saying it's an ongoing investigation, reports. But Sheriff Mike Scott is calling the man a hero and a good Samaritan. According to, a Fort Myers, Fla., gun dealer gave the shooter a new gun on Tuesday. The bystander has a concealed-carry permit, reports say. "We reached out to the Lee County sheriff," Shoot Straight manager Mark Williams tells "He had to impound the gun for evidence. We wanted to donate a gun so this man's not unarmed." If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the crime and courts comments section. 
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Cops: NY man tries to kill deputy with knife, takes his gun
POMFRET, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a western New York man tried to kill a sheriff's deputy with a knife and then fled the scene with the deputy's gun. The Chautauqua (shuh-TAH'-kwah) County Sheriff's Office says the deputy had responded to a traffic accident on state Route 60 early Sunday ...
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Suspect wounded after exchanging shots with Boulder deputy
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A person waving a gun who shot at a Boulder County sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after the deputy returned fire and shot the man. Authorities say the shooting happened Saturday evening when they got a call about a man with a gun on the ...
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'It felt like a bomb'
Vendetta Vannister had just returned from a medical appointment to her home on Glen Flora in Waukegan when she went into her kitchen for a glass of water. That's when a Lincoln SUV crashed through her living room wall last week. "I was in the kitchen," Vannister said. "And thank God I was getting...
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Man, son detain intruder who tried to bite them
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man is facing charges after authorities say he entered a home and tried to bite the residents as well as deputies who responded. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ( the homeowner and his 14-year-old son were holding the 25-year-old man down when a Marion County Sheriff's Office ...
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Memorial ride to help vets honors McHenry deputy who died after shooting
As the anniversary of the death of a beloved McHenry County sheriff's deputy nears, a community and his widow are honoring him by helping others.The inaugural Dwight "Maddog" Maness Veterans Assistance Fund Motorcycle Run was scheduled to set off Saturday morning from Woodstock Harley-Davidson...
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Northern California fire damages homes; DUI suspect arrested
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (AP) - A suspected drunk driver has been arrested for causing a crash that ignited a fast-moving wildfire that damaged three houses and forced residents to flee a neighborhood in Shasta Lake. The Shasta County Sheriff's Department says deputies who responded to the blaze Saturday afternoon found ...
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The Latest: Deputy: Police chief investigated over gun sales
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — The Latest on the death of a Mississippi police chief (all times local):2:30 p.m.A sheriff's deputy says a Mississippi police chief killed himself soon after learning that authorities were investigating allegations that he illegally sold city-owned firearms.Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass told The Associated Press on Friday that Bay St. Louis police chief Mike DeNardo illegally sold one city-owned assault rifle. He says authorities were looking into allegations that other city-owned weapons were sold as well.
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Florida deputy injured in line of duty loses home in Hurricane Hermine

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