Guns

Biden admin announces crackdown on illegal ghost guns

The Biden administration has announced its intention to crack down on illegal ghost weapons and gun trafficking along the East Coast’s “iron pipeline” – just in time for the president’s visit to New York on Thursday to discuss rising gun violence. President Biden is expected to address the new effort when he and Attorney General […]

Hiking

Police investigate attacks on hiking trails

LOS GATOS — Police are investigating two separate attacks on trails at St. Joseph’s Hill Open Space Preserve in the past month, potentially involving the same man described as assaulting trail-goers while threatening them with a knife. The most recent assault was reported around 5:10 p.m. Sunday, when a woman told police she was on […]

Humor

NJ cops use humor to warn drivers during monstrous snowstorm

By Amy Kuperinskynj.com JERSEY CITY, NJ — Local police departments across the state took to Facebook in the hours leading up to the major snowstorm expected to hit New Jersey Friday through Saturday. Most shared weather reports and sent reminders about snow removal, alternative parking solutions, shoveling around fire hydrants and staying home in dangerous […]

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Bill would sue parents for allowing children access to firearms | Local News

The August shooting death of a 13-year-old Albuquerque boy by one of his classmates prompted a bill before the Legislature to hold gun owners accountable if their guns fall into the hands of children. The Bennie Hargrove gun safety law, named after the student killed in the shooting at his downtown Albuquerque school, would make […]

Humor

West Seneca PD connects with the community through humor

WEST SENECA, NY — When you think of comedians, you probably don’t conjure up the image of a police officer, but more and more departments are using humor to help connect with audiences. “We are part of this community. We’re not just monitoring him,” said West Seneca Police Department Lt. Jonathan Luterek. “We think it’s […]

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Weapon Humor: How Fallen Officer Brandon Stalker’s Partner Keeps His Memory Alive

Toledo Police Officer Mitchael Vanderhorst shares what his police partner meant to him on the first anniversary of his death in the line of duty. TOLEDO, Ohio — Humor is Officer Mitchael Vanderhorst’s weapon of choice. “I saw him open a new Gatorade, so I braked pretty hard, and he flipped over it,” Vanderhorst said, […]

Humor

Texas police chief uses humor to connect with community

When a shoplifter steals dandruff shampoo from a local store or a motorist is arrested on multiple felony charges, Lytle Police Chief Richard “Richey” Priest keeps his community informed with a wry humor and folksy, unassuming demeanor. For at least 10 years, Priest has published weekly written reports summarizing crimes, arrests and traffic stops in […]

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Lytle Police Chief Uses Humor To Connect With Community

When a shoplifter steals dandruff shampoo from a local store or a motorist is arrested for multiple misdemeanors, Lytle Police Chief Richard “Richey” Priest keeps his community informed with wry humor and folkloristic and unpretentious behavior. For at least 10 years, Priest has published weekly written reports recapping crimes, arrests and traffic stops in his […]

Hiking

Virginia tourist family murdered by sniper while hiking near Highland Park begging for help to find gunman

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Three months after senseless murder, the family of a tourist who was shot and killed by a suspected sniper on a popular hiking trail in Highland Park are asking for help in locating the gunman as they prepare for a heartbreaking holiday season. Jason Cortez, 29, was murdered while hiking in […]

Hiking

Attempted armed robbery closes some Boulder hiking trails on Saturday

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on two people who allegedly showed a gun while attempting to hijack a woman in Boulder on Saturday. The situation has led authorities to temporarily close several hiking trails in the area and Flagstaff Road. The sheriff’s office was notified of the attempted hijacking at 6:23 a.m., […]

Hiking

Brian Laundrie’s parents seen hiking in Myakkahatchee Creek after son’s death

Parents of late fugitive Brian Laundrie, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, were spotted walking in the park on Tuesday where their son’s remains were found in October. Chris and Roberta Laundrie spent about three hours hiking in the park in North Port, Florida, where, a month earlier, they helped law enforcement find their son’s remains and […]

Guns

Los Angeles City Council bans ghost weapons – NBC Los Angeles

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the possession, purchase, sale, receipt and transportation of “phantom weapons” in Los Angeles. The ordinance was requested by a motion from councilors Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian, which was also passed unanimously by council. It will then go to Mayor Eric Garcetti, whose office has […]

Hiking

Thieves target popular parking lots on Tri-Cities hiking trails

Thieves target vehicles parked at the start of the Badger Mountain and Candy Mountain trails in the Tri-Cities. Wallets and purses with credit cards, cash and ID are among the most frequently stolen in burglaries, said Shyanne Palmus, Benton County communications coordinator. “Windows are broken to get into cars, but we always urge everyone to […]