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Wrong-way fleeing driver charged in fatal crash
WARRIOR, Ala. (AP) - A driver has been charged after authorities say he refused to stop for police and went the wrong way before crashing into another vehicle, killing one person. Citing jail records, news outlets report 36-year-old Donald Hornsby Wright II of Hanceville is charged with murder in 67-year-old ...
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Detroit police revisit arming officers with Tasers
Chief supports them as a way to avoid using deadly force; others say there’s still risk of death when deployed        
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Lawmaker questions Nevada Transportation Authority director in wake of DUI scandal
The head of the state department that oversees the Nevada Transportation Authority spoke on Thursday before an Assembly panel, one day after firing two officials after a Review-Journal investigation found lapses in background checks for an agency supervisor with multiple DUI arrests.
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AG's Office: $238,000 in heroin seized in 2 drug busts; 3 Philly men arrested

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Immigration law firm holds 'Know Your Rights' workshop at Painesville library
The free workshop was Wednesday night held in Painesville, a community that holds a large Latino community. Watch video PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- A law firm that specializes in immigration law held a "Know Your Rights" workshop Wednesday in response to the country's current immigration climate. "We want to make sure that [immigrants] know that Trump's not God. He's not the king. They can't just rip up the Constitution," Richard Herman, an immigration attorney who heads the Herman Legal Group, told He said he has many clients in Painesville and wanted to inform and remind immigrants that they have protected rights under the Constitution, even if they are not U.S. citizens. The meeting was held at the Morley Library in Painesville, a community that includes a large Latino community. The city's Latino population doubled between 2000 and 2010, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, and the majority of them trace back to central Mexico. Within the past week, about 700 immigrants were arrested across the country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. While the raids were mostly targeted to catch individuals for whom ICE had a warrant to detain, they did break with Obama-era policy that prohibited collateral arrests -- arrests of additional undocumented immigrants who were not named in an arrest warrant, according to Though Northeast Ohio has not yet seen an ICE raid under the Trump administration, the attorneys at Wednesday's workshop wanted the community to be aware of their rights if law enforcement comes knocking. "The immigrant community has to prepare for worst-case scenarios under the new administration, which may include an increase in immigration arrests and placement in removal proceedings, and repeal of some of Obama's executive orders like DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)," a news release from the law firm regarding the presentation says. Herman addressed the group of about 15 immigrant attendees in English. His colleague Frank Krajenke translated the presentation into Spanish. Packets of information, including samples of an ICE warrant and a warrant signed by a judge, were handed out to the attendees. Herman also touched on the importance of a family emergency plan -- like what to do if a parent is arrested while their American child is in school. A small group of protesters lingered outside the meeting room before the workshop began, Herman said, though they left by the time it began. See and hear more of what the immigration rights workshop had to offer in the video above.
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Customs officer busted for letting smugglers through JFK airport
A customs officer has been arrested for allegedly trying to let smugglers sail through inspections at JFK airport.
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273 DUI arrests in Colorado on Super Bowl weekend
The number of DUI arrests in Colorado over Super Bowl weekend totaled 273, according to state officials.
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Immigration arrests heighten fears in Southern California as hoaxes, false rumors swirl
The alarm sounded a few minutes past 3. A leading advocacy group for immigrant rights blasted out an email alert Thursday afternoon, warning that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were sweeping up immigrants in raids throughout Los Angeles and nearby counties. As many as 100 people had...
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'Targeted' immigration operations in Chicago are 'routine,’ not part of Trump crackdown: officials
Immigration officials said Friday evening they are conducting regular “targeted enforcement” operations in Chicago they say aim to apprehend deportable foreign nationals. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Spokeswoman Gail Montenegro declined to say if there was a surge recently in...
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GOP preparing plan to gut CFPB, roll back Wall Street regulations
WASHINGTON - A Republican plan to dismantle Wall Street reform would strip the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of many of its powers, including eliminating its consumer complaint database and scaling back its enforcement powers, according to a five-page memo distributed by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.
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Police face complaints about “third-shift terror squad”
A lawyer calls it the "third-shift terror squad": a band of white officers who patrol the South Side of Providence at night and, residents say, strike fear into blacks and Latinos by harassing and in some cases beating them.
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Brandon Pettigrew: Former Detroit Lions tight end arrested for public drunkenness
Alex ButlerFeb. 6 (UPI) -- Tight end Brandon Pettigrew played seven seasons for the Detroit Lions before being waived in December.
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Knife-wielding man busted trying to confront Elizabeth Smart
A knife-wielding octogenarian ex-con pummeled a police captain when he tried to approach famous kidnap survivor Elizabeth Smart at a book signing at Indiana State University, according to published reports. Claude Hudson, who once served time for attempted murder, was attending the “Elizabeth Smart Speaker Series” in the Heritage Lounge at Tiery Hall on Monday...
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Tribes' talk to North Dakota lawmakers canceled over protest
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American tribal leaders' biennial address to the North Dakota Legislature will not happen in 2017, a committee said Thursday in deciding to forgo formal events at the state Capitol due to security reasons involving the…
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Portugal arrests military instructors after commando deaths
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's attorney general says detectives have arrested five military instructors as part of an ongoing investigation into the deaths of two soldiers who died during commando training. A statement from the attorney general's office said an army doctor and the officer in charge of the training ...
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KING: Philando Castile's killer still getting special treatment
This is a mess and it’s just getting started.
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Five JMB operatives held from Dhaka, RAB says
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) says it has arrested five key operatives of the Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
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Man accused of fake GoFundMe for slain officer
A man was arrested on suspicion of creating a fake GoFundMe in the name of slain Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil.        
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Washburn jail escape who barricaded himself charged
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - A man who escaped from a Washburn jail over the weekend and then barricaded himself at a trailer home has been charged. The Bismarck Tribune ( ) reports 35-year-old William Lyn Rawson has been charged with felony counts of preventing arrest, reckless endangerment and terrorizing. Law ...
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Ansarullah Bangla Team's chief coordinator for Gazipur arrested, RAB claims
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) say it have arrested a leader of Ansarullah Bangla Team, who, according to them, was planning a jailbreak.
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Ansarullah Bangla Team's chief coordinator for Gazipur arrested, RAB claim
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) say it have arrested a leader of Ansarullah Bangla Team, who, according to them, was planning a jailbreak.
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Adams 14 school board member arrested on attempted child sex assault charge
A school board member for the Adams County School District 14 was arrested Friday accused of trying to have sex with a child.
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Texas police find millions of dollars worth of meth after traffic stop
The Greenville Police Department discovered millions of dollars worth of meth after pulling over a driver during a routine traffic stop on Tuesday. 
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One of Texas' 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders caught by U.S. border patrol
One of Texas' most wanted sex offenders is back in custody after the alleged gang member was caught trying to cross the U.S. border from Mexico, the state Department of Public Safety announced Friday. John Albert Gover, 40, was convicted in 2009 of indecency with a child by sexual contact in an incident involving a 12-year-old girl in the San Antonio area. 
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