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Bizarre Beat

The Bizarre Beat topic gives police officers a place to get news articles of the weird, including the naked protesters, drunks in clown costumes, and all other oddball encounters cops have on the street on a daily basis. The job is deadly serious, but there are dozens of calls for service that leave the responding officers shaking their heads and laughing as they get back into their squads.
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Anger over nude photos of small-town Okla. chief's wife prompts him, 2 others to resign

By TIM TALLEY Associated Press Writer SNYDER, Okla.- The police chief, the mayor and a councilman in... - Full Story


Ala. police use macadamia nuts in sting

The Associated Press MOBILE, Ala.- Mobile police have found a new use for macadamia nuts that's not... - Full Story


A once-in-a-lifetime bust

"How many people can say they have pinched a Keebler Elf? We all know those cookies are just as addictive... - Full Story


Wash. police pursue stolen doughnut truck

The Associated Press RICHLAND, Wash.- When someone stole a truck full of doughnuts, police sprung into... - Full Story


Mel Gibson's remarks to officer after arrest anti-Semitic

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES- A stunned Hollywood debated the future of one of... - Full Story


The smallest police dog? Meet Midge (short for midget)

By CONNIE MABIN Associated Press Writer CHARDON, Ohio- Though she's only a 6-pound (2.7-kilogram) Chihuahua-rat... - Full Story


Man looking for a "hot chick" rings N.Y. police

The Associated Press CANDOR, New York- A man who called emergency authorities because he wanted to see... - Full Story


Man accused of burglary found sleeping in Wash. police van

The Associated Press BELLEVUE, Wash.- Police in a Seattle suburb didn't have to go far to arrest a man... - Full Story


Conn. officer finds stalled car was stolen

The Associated Press Cromwell, Conn.- A Cromwell police officer who stopped to help a stalled motorist,... - Full Story


Two pythons tie up Calif. officers

By Angela Woodall, Staff Writer Inside Bay Area Copyright 2006 MediaNews Group, Inc. and ANG Newspapers... - Full Story

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