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August 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Townspeople lined the black-draped Main Street in Colebrook, N.H., as nearly 2,000 police officers from around the nation gathered for the funeral of two state troopers killed in a gunman's rampage. The long police procession was led by 50 motorcycle officers from around the region and color guards from as far away as Pennsylvania. State Troopers Leslie Lord and Scott Phillips were killed Tuesday before the gunman also killed part-time judge Vickie Bunnell and newspaper editor Dennis Joos.
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February 1, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Louis Mitchell Jr. saw a brilliant opportunity when thousands of Georgia motorists abandoned their cars on snow-paralyzed roads this week, authorities say. Police say he used a tow truck he had stolen earlier in January to haul away four cars left on roads -- and without anyone's permission. Online jail records show the Atlanta Police Department also arrested Mitchell on suspicion of driving with a suspended or revoked license, using a fake license plate, damaging property and three instances of forgery.
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NATIONAL
September 2, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Two state troopers staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend in the rural town of Pomfret were shot in an ambush, and authorities were searching for the fugitive. Neither trooper saw the gunman when they were shot Thursday evening, and neither returned fire, but one was able to radio for help, State Police Superintendent Wayne Bennett said. Both officers were hospitalized in critical condition.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- Mitt Romney has taken plenty of heat for the family vacation he took with his dog in a carrier on the roof of his car, but it appears a woman in Washington state has lowered the bar. Speeding down the freeway near the town of Bothell, she was arrested, along with her fiance, when state troopers found the family dog in the trunk. Oh, and the woman's three kids were in there too. Officers were alerted when they stopped the car, which had been traveling at 77 mph in a 60-mph zone, and heard "a thumping sound," Washington State Patrol spokesman Keith Leary said in a statement.
NEWS
October 3, 1995 | From Associated Press
Fifty state troopers arrived Monday in a convoy of 25 squad cars, emergency lights flashing, to patrol violence-racked Gary. The police presence, including a helicopter and a blue-and-white mobile command center on a college campus near downtown, drew a mixed response from residents. Some waved to welcome the cars, others were skeptical. Gov. Evan Bayh ordered the troopers in for 30 days to help local police patrol the streets.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A fugitive suspected of fatally shooting a New York state trooper and wounding two others surrendered to police Friday night after being cornered in a field. As 25 SWAT officers and 12 dogs began to move in, Ralph "Bucky" Phillips walked out with his hands raised, New York State Police Investigator Gary Colon said. Authorities had been after the career thief since he broke out of a Buffalo jail in April.
SPORTS
June 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
David Palmer, a wide receiver and punt returner entering his sophomore season at the University of Alabama and the most valuable player in the Crimson Tide's 30-25 victory over Colorado in the Blockbuster Bowl, is charged with drunken driving after a crash on a highway in Westover, Ala., state troopers said.
NEWS
December 18, 1987 | United Press International
National Guardsmen and state troopers brought in to prevent looting went home Thursday when a dusk-to-dawn curfew was lifted for the tornado-ravaged sections of this Mississippi River town, authorities said. The tornado that struck Monday night killed six people and injured 250 others.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A 14-year-old boy survived a frigid night in the wreckage of a helicopter after it crashed, killing four other people, and was recuperating at a hospital, state troopers said. The helicopter was carrying state Department of Administration technicians when it went down in snow about 120 miles northeast of Anchorage. The injured boy was the stepson of one of the victims.
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June 29, 1989 | From United Press International
The resignations of three state troopers and the firing of two more has ended an investigation into steroid use by members of the state Highway Patrol. The five troopers' careers ended after an internal investigation showed that they had obtained or used steroids in a Raleigh gym, Joseph Dean, secretary of crime control and public safety, said Wednesday.
NATIONAL
February 20, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
The case of the missing Wisconsin lawmakers echoes a previous legislative walkout. In May 2003, more than 50 Texas Democratic state lawmakers crossed state lines to block a vote on a GOP-backed redistricting plan. Last week, all 14 Democratic state senators in Wisconsin left the Capitol to deny the GOP-controlled Senate a quorum to vote on a plan to slash collective bargaining rights for state workers. For part of Thursday, some stayed at a hotel and water park in Illinois.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Another day, another cocky, good-looking, maverick TV detective in another out-of-the-way town. This time we are in South Florida, for "The Glades," premiering Sunday on A&E. That network has not produced much original scripted drama, but with mysteries taking off all over basic cable — "The Glades" is created by Clifton Campbell from USA's "White Collar," with Gary Randall, from TNT's "Saving Grace" as an executive producer — it must have...
NATIONAL
November 22, 2009 | Mcclatchy Newspapers
If you're a state trooper, losing your hat can get you in trouble. Lying about how you lost your hat, however, can get you fired. Thomas C. Wetherington, 22, says he was treated unfairly when the North Carolina Highway Patrol dismissed him in August over a lost hat -- especially considering that other troopers have done worse things yet kept their jobs. "Look, we've got guys having sex in patrol cars just about every day," said Wetherington, a trooper since 2007. "Why did I get dismissed when other guys get slaps on the wrist?"
NATIONAL
June 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The leader of the Narragansett tribe, Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas, was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service for brawling with state troopers during a police raid on a tribal smoke shop in Charleston. The sentencing ends a case that began five years ago after tribal members fought with state police who were shutting down a shop on tribal land that was selling cigarettes without collecting state taxes.
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April 17, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A 14-year-old boy survived a frigid night in the wreckage of a helicopter after it crashed, killing four other people, and was recuperating at a hospital, state troopers said. The helicopter was carrying state Department of Administration technicians when it went down in snow about 120 miles northeast of Anchorage. The injured boy was the stepson of one of the victims.
NATIONAL
May 10, 2007 | Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writer
An Alabama grand jury indicted a former state trooper Wednesday in the fatal 1965 shooting of a black civil rights activist, a death that was a catalyst for the historic march from Selma to Montgomery. Jimmie Lee Jackson, a 26-year-old church deacon, died from two gunshot wounds during a voter registration march in Marion, Ala. Witnesses have said he was protecting his mother and grandfather from state troopers wielding billy clubs.
NATIONAL
December 14, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Mitt Romney signed an agreement in Boston that allows state troopers to detain illegal immigrants they encounter over the course of their normal duties. Under the terms of the agreement, made with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, an initial group of 30 troopers will receive five weeks of specialized training next year, paid by the federal government.
NATIONAL
June 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The leader of the Narragansett tribe, Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas, was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service for brawling with state troopers during a police raid on a tribal smoke shop in Charleston. The sentencing ends a case that began five years ago after tribal members fought with state police who were shutting down a shop on tribal land that was selling cigarettes without collecting state taxes.
NATIONAL
April 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities recovered a body from the shell of a house in Arkville destroyed by fire after police raided it in search of a man suspected of shooting three state troopers, one fatally. Police could not immediately confirm the body was that of Travis D. Trim, 23, whom police had been looking for since a trooper was shot during a routine traffic stop. The other troopers were shot at the house.
NEWS
April 26, 2007 | Mike Boehm
Tom West is the new vice president of development at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, where job one will be raising about $75 million needed to complete funding for the new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, along with an additional $11 million or so for annual operations. West, whose hiring was announced Wednesday, spent the last nine years as a fundraiser for the Kennedy Center in Washington, most recently as vice president of development.
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