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Near-Century-Old Plans Considered for WTC Site

January 23, 2003
Revolutionary architect Antoni Gaudi drew plans in 1908 for a rocket-shaped skyscraper intended for the then-future site of the World Trade Center. Now, some are campaigning to include the design in the new plans for rebuilding the site.

Marine Fights Back in Carjacking

January 15, 2003
A Marine sergeant based in North Carolina who served in Afghanistan last year shot and killed a would-be carjacker.

Man Gets Jail Time for Lying About Seeing Sniper

January 8, 2003
A Fairfax County judge has ordered a man who lied to police about witnessing one of October's DC-area sniper shootings to spend six months in jail, saying he deserved the maximum punishment because he showed "incredible callousness for the public welfare."

New Arrest in London Toxin Case

January 8, 2003
London's Metropolitan police arrested a seventh suspect after the discovery of the deadly toxin ricin in a London apartment.

Number of Executions Decreased in 2001

January 8, 2003
Fifteen states and the federal government executed 66 prisoners in 2001, 19 fewer than in 2000, according to the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics.

33,000 California Sex Offenders Missing

January 8, 2003
California has lost track of more than 33,000 convicted sex offenders, although a law requires all rapists and child molesters to register each year

Maine Sheriff Suggests Regionalized Policing

December 27, 2002
Sheriff Philip Cote of York County, Maine, says now is the time to regionalize the county's municipal police departments and charge rural towns a premium for sheriff's patrol services.

Bell Offers Night Vision Helicopter Course

December 18, 2002
Bell Helicopter has developed a new training program to teach law enforcement officers how to fly using night vision goggles (NVG). The program is designed for experienced pilots and includes routine flying with NVG systems, pursuit flying, and even emergency procedures.

Broward County Truancy Program Trips Juvenile Crime

December 18, 2002
Although it's not illegal for students to skip school in the state of Florida, Broward County authorities saw a correlation between truancy and crime and enlisted the Sheriff's Office in an anti-truancy program. The result has been a marked drop in both truancy and youth crime.

Course Gives Teens a Taste of Law Enforcement Careers

December 11, 2002
A 10-week program in Los Angeles' Valley introduces high school students to fire and police careers with hands-on learning.
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