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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.

Police Say Oregon Bank Bombing a Father-Son Job

December 17, 2008
The bomb that ripped through a West Coast Bank branch in Woodburn on Friday and killed two police officers was the product of a plot that dates to at least November involving a father-and-son team, according to information released by authorities Tuesday.

Police Arrest Father of Oregon Bombing Suspect

December 17, 2008
The father of a Salem man accused of planting a bomb at a Woodburn bank that killed two police officers and critically injured another was arrested Tuesday on aggravated murder and bomb-making conspiracy charges.

Florida Police Say They've Solved 'America's Most Wanted' Murder

December 16, 2008
Police aren't talking about the case, but have scheduled a 2:30 press conference with John Walsh and the crew from "America's Most Wanted.'' Walsh became a vocal advocate for the plight of missing children after his son's death, testifying before Congress, founding the Adam Walsh Foundation and, in 1988, debuting his crime-fighting television program.

MPRI Sells 12 Driver Simulators to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

December 16, 2008
MPRI today announced that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) has purchased 12 PatrolSim IV driver simulators. The simulators will be used to provide basic training to uniformed police and land management professionals.

Salem Man to be Arraigned in Oregon Bombing That Killed Two Officers

December 16, 2008
A 32-year-old Salem man whose family has deep roots in the area is to be arraigned this morning on aggravated murder for the deaths of two police officers in Friday's bank bombing in Woodburn.

Bomb Found at Paris Dept. Store

December 16, 2008
The French television station LCI said a group calling itself the Afghan Revolutionary Front claimed in a statement to AFP that it had planted the explosives. The statement said the group was demanding the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan, LCI said. France has about 3,000 troops deployed with the NATO-led force in Afghanistan.
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