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Police: Bicyclist killed in collision involving car

Oct. 16, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

HANNAFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine police say a 67-year-old bicyclist who collided with a car earlier this month has died. The Bangor Daily News reports Lisa Cavanaugh, of Boothbay Harbor, died Thursday. Police say Cavanaugh was riding home from work Oct. 4 on Route 27 near Hannaford when her bike "veered...

Firing of 2 Chicago cops who fired at car recommended

Oct. 16, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The recommendation by Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to fire two officers who shot at a stolen car in 2016 has been submitted to the board that will make the final decision. Johnson recommended months ago that Officers Michael Coughlin Jr. and Jose Torres be fired but the...

Sheriff: Man shot off-duty officer, tried to ram deputies

Oct. 16, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man shot an off-duty police officer and then was shot by responding deputies and troopers when he tried to ram them with his car. Citing a release from the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, news outlets report deputies received a report that an...

3 Utah officers invoke 5th in use-of-force investigations

Oct. 16, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three Utah police officers have invoked their right against self-incrimination in the seven use-of-force investigations completed so far this year by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. Officers across the country have been refusing to give statements to prosecutors for...

Police seek man who threatened woman with hammer

Oct. 16, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

STANTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware are looking for a man who allegedly threatened a woman with a hammer for refusing to speak with him. Delaware State Police say the unidentified man followed a 31-year-old woman around the aisles at a store, prompting her to leave out of discomfort. They say he then...

Man dies after shirt gets caught in subway escalator

Oct. 16, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say a man who died after he was found unconscious in a subway station probably choked to death when he fell on an escalator and his shirt got caught. Police say 48-year-old Carlos Alvarez fell at a station in the Bronx early Sunday, where he was found unresponsive. He was...

Report questions New Orleans police homicide unit

Oct. 16, 2018 7:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An internal investigation questions how the New Orleans Police Department homicide unit operated for several years. Nola.com/The Times-:Picayune reported the unit was led for nearly three years by an officer whose behavior was described by some as "shocking" and "vulgar." The results of...

Mississippi agency to stop probing police shootings in city

Oct. 16, 2018 5:51 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says it is no longer going to investigate police shootings in the city of Jackson, citing issues with a recent move by the mayor's office. The Clarion Ledger reports the Mississippi Department of Public Safety confirmed Monday that it has ended...

New Mexico police chief resigns 2 weeks into job

Oct. 16, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A newly hired police chief in a northern New Mexico city has resigned after less than two weeks on the job. Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron told The Las Vegas Optic last week that Police Chief Jerry Delgado stepped down but declined to give a reason why. After the city council...

Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 policemen in country's north

Oct. 16, 2018 1:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a Taliban attack on a security outpost in northern Samangan province has killed seven policemen, including a deputy provincial police chief. The provincial governor, Abdul Latif Ibrahimi, says the attack occurred late on Monday in Dari Suf district....