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Man arrested after standoff at Kansas police station

Apr. 5, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man with a long-handled ax was taken into custody after a standoff at a police station in southern Kansas. Arkansas City Police Chief Dan Ward said Douglas Gleaves 38, entered the lobby of the police department Sunday afternoon and hit the interior door of the department's...

Authorities say Oklahoma deputy fatally shoots man in Ada

Apr. 5, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

ADA, Okla. (AP) — A southeastern Oklahoma deputy fatally shot an armed man in Ada early Sunday, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. A Pontotoc County deputy had responded to a home after 911 call about 5:30 a.m. Sunday and was met at the home by a 44-year-old man who was holding a...

Police: Maryland officers go on leave after armed man shot

Apr. 4, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Police officers in a Maryland city will be on administrative leave after critically wounding a man who was armed with a rifle that he pointed toward them, according to their department. Westminster Police Department officers responded late Friday afternoon to a resident’s...

Woman to be sentenced in 2018 Hawaii Police officer death

Apr. 4, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Sentencing has been scheduled in June for a woman accused of helping a man who fatally shot a Hawaii Police Department officer in 2018. Jamie Jason, 37, was one of four passengers inside a vehicle with Justin Waiki, 33, when they were stopped by police days after Waiki fatally...

SC state police receive accreditation and high honor

Apr. 4, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state police agency has again been accredited by a major law enforcement organization. The State Law Enforcement Division said it was also given an extra award by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. CALEA gave the state agency its...

New program to distribute strips to test drugs for fentanyl

Apr. 4, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Eleven Massachusetts police departments have been selected to participate in a pilot program aimed at distributing fentanyl test strips to help stem the number of overdose deaths in the state. Organizers said the three-month pilot project was made possible by a $150,000 grant from the...

Utah jail counts fall as some offenders receive citations

Apr. 4, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Northern Utah jail populations are falling and police are delivering fewer detainees for jailing, except violent offenders, as law enforcement responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The Weber County Jail in Ogden had about 780 inmates this time last year, but the head count is down to...

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Tulsa River Spirit Expo Center is mostly empty at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Okla. (Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting

Apr. 4, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —CDC recommending Americans cover their faces when leaving...

This undated photo released by the Riverside County, Calif., Sheriff's Office shows Deputy David Werksman. Werksman has died from the coronavirus. The sheriff's office announced Friday, April 3, 2020 that Werksman had died the day before.  (Riverside County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Second Southern California sheriff's deputy dies of COVID-19

Apr. 3, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Riverside County sheriff's deputy has died from the coronavirus, becoming the third member of law enforcement to die of COVID-19 in California. The Sheriff's Department announced Friday morning that Deputy David Werksman had died the day before. Deputy Terrell Young also died of...

FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Dallas Police Chief David Brown briefs the media about a shooting at Dallas Police headquarters in Dallas. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, April 2, 2020, named Brown to lead the police force in the nation's third largest city. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Chicago's new top cop guided by Dallas tenure, son's death

Apr. 3, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As daunting as the challenges that await him as the new chief of a Chicago Police Department under pressure to implement sweeping court-ordered reforms may seem, they pale compared to what David Brown Sr. had to overcome 10 years ago following an afternoon phone call on Father’s Day....