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Blood from Mosquito Traps Finnish Suspect

December 22, 2008
Police in Finland believe they have caught a car-thief thanks to a DNA sample taken from a sample of his blood found inside a mosquito.

St. Louis Police Kept Seized Cash that Should Have Been Returned

December 19, 2008
For years, St. Louis police wrongly kept and earned interest on millions of dollars seized in the arrests of suspects, the department admitted Wednesday. It amassed a cache of up to about $6 million.

L.A. County to Send 112 Deputies to Inauguration

December 19, 2008
The move will make the L.A. County department one of the largest contingents helping with crowd control and other duties at what are expected to be high-turnout festivities surrounding President-elect Barack Obama's swearing in.

New Hampshire Cop Killer Gets Death Penalty

December 18, 2008
Michael Addison was sentenced to death this morning for the murder of Manchester police Officer Michael Briggs, making him the first New Hampshire man to face execution in nearly 50 years.

Robert Ellis Acquitted of Murdering NYPD Officer Russel Timoshenko

December 18, 2008
An ex-con accused of the cold-blooded slaying of Police Officer Russel Timoshenko in a Brooklyn traffic stop was cleared of murder Wednesday night - a verdict that drew outrage and bewilderment.

Arizona Lags in Share of New Border Patrol Agents

December 18, 2008
The Border Patrol has met its goal of hiring 6,000 new agents in two years, but Arizona, which has the busiest stretch of border, saw the smallest percentage increase. Along the Southwestern border, 45 percent more agents now patrol than did two years ago. But along Arizona's border, where nearly half of all illegal immigrants traveling from Mexico were arrested last year, the Border Patrol bolstered its forces by 23 percent.

Alabama Law Enforcement Teams with Truckers to Combat Aggressive Drivers

December 18, 2008
Two nurses on their way home to Walker County on Wednesday morning got more than a surprise on Interstate 65. The driver got a ticket for going 80 mph and a second ticket for failing to signal a lane change. The ticket was courtesy of Alabama's latest twist to catch bad drivers - spying them from the cab of an 18-wheeler.

Los Angeles City Council Bans Sale of .50 Caliber Rifle Ammo

December 18, 2008
The measures ban the sale of .50-caliber ammunition, capable of penetrating a car's engine, and would require the city's ammunition vendors to be licensed, to sell ammunition face-to-face instead of over the Internet and require gun dealers to report a full accounting of their inventory twice a year to the Police Department.

S.C. Chief Proposes Incentive Pay for Officers to Move into Crime-Ridden Neighborhoods

December 18, 2008
Columbia Police Chief Tandy Carter wants to let officers take their cars home and to pay them up to $10,000 each to buy a house in one of the city’s most unsafe neighborhoods — and City Council members want to borrow money to pay for it.

3 Men Accused of Illegally Exporting Night Vision Goggles to Vietnam

December 17, 2008
Federal authorities are trying to determine the whereabouts of dozens of state-of-the-art goggles capable of illuminating battlefields at night and potentially undercutting the tactical advantage of U.S. soldiers if they were to fall into the wrong hands.
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