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Washington Standoff Ends Peacefully When Shooting Suspect Surrenders

The search for a drive-by shooting suspect turned violent in Yakima, Wash., on Thursday when gunfire broke out, wounding a corrections officer and setting off a 90-minute standoff punctuated by occasional gunshots fired from inside a home containing the suspect.

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Investigating Identity Theft and Car Rental

Loyalty rewards programs offered by certain rental car companies are designed with convenience in mind—in one case, all too convenient for a car thief. By using fake credit cards and stolen drivers' licenses, a woman in Orange County, Calif., engineered the theft of 42 rental vehicles in 2012 from a major rental car company.

FBI: Oakland Man Wanted To Bomb Bank To Start Civil War

Matthew Llaneza hoped detonating a car bomb at a Bank of America branch would cause a civil war. He hoped the bombing would cause a governmental crackdown if it was made to look like it was caused by anti-government militias.

Ga. Drug Unit's Hi-Def Dash Cams

The Albany-Dougherty (Ga.) Drug Unit showed off its high-definition video system to WALB. The unit, which is comprised of officers from three agencies, acquired a Watchguard system that produces 720p imagery.

Baltimore Cop Shot By Colleague During Task Force Raid

A Baltimore County Police officer accidently shot a Baltimore Police detective when he fired his gun inside a house in Odenton on Tuesday returned fire at the "perceived threat."

Calif. Sheriff Apprehends 'Bad Hair Bandit' Bank Robber

The Placer County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office has arrested Cynthia Van Holland, who authorities dubbed the "bad hair bandit." Van Holland has been connected with 20 robberies or attempted robberies of banks mostly in Seattle and Sacramento.

Convicted Oregon Felon Caught with 17 Firearms

The seizure included a wide range of firearms: seven handguns, five rifles, five shotguns, and one stun gun. Police also seized more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition.

Metro Atlanta Agencies Join Forces for "Street Sweep"

About 30 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies in Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, Henry and Gwinnett counties participated in the first joint effort of its kind, which was dubbed “Operation Street Sweep.” The joint detail was designed to increase police visibility in high-crime areas and get offenders off the streets.

Birmingham Special Police Unit Stalks Criminals

Birmingham police have put together an elite team of officers to roam the city, looking for the worst of the worst criminals and the most violent of neighborhoods to turn around.