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Lack of wills leaves deceased S.C. firefighters' families 'in limbo'

Editor's Note — While this article relates to a firefighting incident, the underlying issue of the need... - Full Story

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Tattoos: Official blots on reputations?

By Matt Reed USA TODAY MELBOURNE, Fla. — Tattoos are becoming increasingly taboo for police and military... - Full Story

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Balt. mayor's registry bill part of national trend to expose gun offenders

By Annie Linskey The Baltimore Sun Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, at podium, speaks during a news conference... - Full Story

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Feds says ex-police chief in Ill. was shaking down businesses

By Shamus Toomey The Chicago Sun-Times MELROSE PARK, Ill. — The feds Thursday called it "an illegal... - Full Story

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Man convicted of murder of Mo. trooper

By Kim Bell St. Louis Post-Dispatch UNION, Mo. — The subject of a police manhunt in 2005 was convicted... - Full Story

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N.C. Woman gets life in killing her LE spouse

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A Mooresville woman convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the death of her Concord... - Full Story

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Va. officer's killer sentenced to death

The Virginian Pilot NORFOLK, VA. — A judge imposed the death penalty Monday on Thomas A. Porter, the... - Full Story

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List of officers with more than 10 complaints remains a secret

CHICAGO — Records involving cops with more than 10 complaints against them will remain secret until a... - Full Story

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Editorial: Chicago officer's sentence is hogwash

The following is an editorial that appeared in the Chicago Tribune July 15, 2007 By John Kass The Chicago... - Full Story

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New law will allow Calif. officials to sue gang members

By Ruby Gonzales The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin CALIFORNIA — Beginning next year, gang-infested neighborhoods... - Full Story



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