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Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren’t even under review bec…

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Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found

CANADENSIS, Pa. — 

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Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.

September 20, 2014 3:10 pmLoading…

Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

CANADENSIS, Pa. — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leavin…

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Police taking precautions in ambush suspect search

Police taking precautions in ambush suspect search

CANADENSIS, Pa. — Authorities wearing bulletproof vests and carrying heavy rifles fanned out Saturday in the neighborhood around the home of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, exercising extreme caution as they combed a heavily wooded area for a sus…

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Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases

BOSTON — Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn’t due a lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin.

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Feds: Man shot by Border Patrol posed no threat

Feds: Man shot by Border Patrol posed no threat

Agent had been cleared in 2010 shooting.

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Ruth Marcus: Janay Rice is the real victim

Ruth Marcus: Janay Rice is the real victim

Domestic abuse expert says it's hard to believe this is only episode.

September 09, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Local homicide rate dips slightly in Tucson

Tucson’s homicide rate declined slightly in 2013, although it remains above the national average, new data show.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am

Dupnik challenger spent 21 years with TPD

A retired Tucson Police Department captain with nearly three decades of experience in law enforcement will face longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik in November's sheriff's election.

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Man gets 9 years in Tucson pot-trafficking, hostage case

A Mexican man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after Arizona prosecutors say he tried to distribute 600 pounds of marijuana and was involved in holding a man hostage in a Tucson house while demanding ransom money from his family.

June 29, 2012 10:05 am

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