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N.M. Man's Chain Saw Assault Foiled by Empty Gas Tank

March 1, 2008
A New Mexico man was arrested earlier this week for attacking his girlfriend with a chain saw. The saw ran out of gas before the woman was hurt.

Judge Orders Murder Trial for Convict Who Paralyzed Officer in 1966

February 29, 2008
A Philadelphia judge has ordered a 71-year-old onetime career criminal to stand trial for murder in the shooting of a police officer in 1966. The officer died last year after being paralyzed for 41 years by his assailant's bullet.

Shotguns Find Favor with New York City Criminals

February 29, 2008
Federal authorities report that shotguns are now one of the favorite weapons of criminals operating in New York City. It's the first time in seven years that shotguns have been so prevalent in Big Apple crime circles.
Tags: Shotguns, NYPD, ATF

Pennsylvania Capitol Police Seeking New Recruits

February 29, 2008
In order to provide additional police protection in the Capitol Complex, the Pennsylvania Capitol Police have announced the start of a statewide recruiting effort to add approximately 20 officers to its force by 2009.

Charlotte Officer Wounded in Shooting

February 29, 2008
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SWAT came under fire Wednesday as they served an arrest warrant in a north Charlotte home. An officer and a suspect were wounded in the gunfight. A Salvadorian illegal immigrant and his brother were charged and arrested.

Chicago Police Chief Suspends Weekly "CompStat" Meetings

February 28, 2008
Jody Weis, Chicago's new police superintendent, has decided to indefinitely postpone the department's weekly meetings in which high-ranking officers discuss trouble spots in the city.

NYPD and Amtrak Discuss Security Concerns

February 28, 2008
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly recently hosted a meeting of law enforcement officials whose agencies comprise the Northeast Corridor Coalition, to discuss security issues along the Amtrak rail line between New York and Washington, D.C.

S.C. Teen Charged with Huffing while Driving, Hitting Woman

February 28, 2008
A Lexington, S.C., woman was walking to a Wal-Mart Tuesday when she was hit by a car that authorities say was driven by a teen huffing aerosol cleaner.

Georgia Gang Members Convicted of Murder, Drug, and Multiple Violent Crimes

February 28, 2008
Five Georgia gang members were convicted earlier this week in federal district court of criminal charges that include racketeering, murder, attempted murder, assault, methamphetamine trafficking, and numerous related firearms offenses. The jury convicted the defendants after six weeks of trial and two days of deliberations.

Missouri City Council Shooter Used Stolen Gun

February 28, 2008
Authorities say the .44 caliber handgun used by Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton to kill Kirkwood, Mo., police Sgt. William Biggs may have been stolen. After killing Biggs, Thornton took the officer's .40 S&W duty weapon and used both to open fire on the St. Louis suburb's city council. Four people, including another officer, were killed in the Feb. 7 shooting before Thornton was shot and killed by police.
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