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Portland Police Plan to Appoint Gun Violence Team by End of Week

The Focused Intervention Team joins an increasingly crowded field of initiatives aimed at curbing a surge in shootings and homicides. That includes the police bureau’s team dedicated to investigating gun crimes, a federal task force led by the FBI, federally deputized Portland police officers, and $6 million allocated to non-police interventions.

GA Standoff Ends with Explosion and Fire

Smoke rises from an explosion and fire at house in LaGrange, GA, after a tactical standoff....

Around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a fire started from the garage of the home. Reporters on the scene saw heavy smoke in the sky and heard multiple rounds of gunfire. Police say Jessee had an arsenal stored in the garage, including Tannerite explosives.

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