Arpaio Will Disband HisWorkplace Raid Unit

     PHOENIX (CN) - Sheriff Joe Arpaio told a federal court he will disband his group whose workplace immigration raids are at the heart of a federal civil rights lawsuit.     The Maricopa County sheriff said in a court filing that his Criminal Employment Unit would end its work "after the current identity theft investigation concludes in the end of January or early February of 2015."     The unit has conducted immigratio...

Residents Blast Utility Over Gas Explosion

     (CN) - A utility's failure to properly maintain a major gas line near an apartment complex in Birmingham, Ala., led to a violent explosion that killed one person and destroyed a residential building, residents of the complex claim in court.     Aza Ames, along with 24 other residents from the Marks Village Apartments, sued the Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco) and the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District in the Circuit Court of Jeff...

EPA Accused of Dropping Ball on Nano-Silver

     (CN) - The EPA has failed to adopt safety regulations for nano-silver, which is becoming increasingly widespread in consumer products as an antibacterial agent, a federal complaint from the Center for Food Safety alleges.     The center and five other organizations sued the Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator, Gina McCarthy, on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.     Six years ago, the plaintiffs say, they ...

Police make massive drug bust in Winder

Police make massive drug bust in Winder Police make massive drug bust in WinderWXIA-TVA Barrow County task force seized cash, guns and thousands of dollars worth of drugs while executing a search warrant Thursday. Sheriff's investigators also made two arrests while raiding the house in the 900 block of Hancock Bridge Road. Brothers John ...
  December 19, 2014  

4 women arrested in robbery of 99-year-old Carson woman

4 women arrested in robbery of 99-year-old Carson womanReno Gazette JournalCarson City Sheriff's deputies arrested four women in the robbery a 99-year-old woman earlier this month. Victoria Mora, 37, Bexy Mora, 30, and Joanna Grajeda, 21 were all arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a robbery and robbery against a ...Carson City Deputies Arrest 4, Say Robbed 99-Year-Old Woman KTVN
  December 19, 2014  

S.C. Teen Exonerated 70 Years After Execution

     MANNING, S.C. (CN) - A black teenager convicted of murdering two white girls in Jim Crow-era South Carolina was exonerated Tuesday, 70 years after his speedy trial and execution.     George Stinney Jr. was charged with murder for the death of 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and 7-year-old Mary Emma Thames in March 1944. Alcolu, S.C., where Stinney and the victims lived, was a deeply segregated lumber mill town, with blacks and whites living...
  December 19, 2014  

A woman was hospitalized after she was shot by a police officer Thursday in …

A woman was hospitalized after she was shot by a police officer Thursday in ...Chippewa HeraldSmith noted that another county needs to be called in to investigate when an officer-involved shooting leads to a fatality. Although the suspect was only injured, he called on St. Croix County to help by investigating the incident. "It's just cleaner ...Deputies investigating officer-involved shooting in Dunn County WEAUOfficer involved shooting in Colfax WQOW TV News 18Police: Officer shoots w...
  December 19, 2014  

Hundreds Pay Respect At Funeral For Perryopolis Police Officer

Hundreds Pay Respect At Funeral For Perryopolis Police OfficerCBS LocalPITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hundreds attended the funeral for a Perryopolis Police officer who was killed in a tragic accident last weekend. Richard Champion, 34, was killed Sunday after crashing into an SUV.Funeral for Perryopolis Police officer killed in crash today WTAE Pittsburgh
  December 19, 2014  

Four arrested in Rainsville drug bust

Four arrested in Rainsville drug bustWAAYDEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) - Four people have been arrested after authorities said they found drugs in a home Wednesday in DeKalb County. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said the DeKalb County Drug Task Force searched a home on County ...Drug bust lands four people in jail WRCB-TVChild removed from house after drug bust near Rainsville WAFF
  December 19, 2014  

Suspects in Fort Bragg armed robbery still at large

Suspects in Fort Bragg armed robbery still at large Suspects in Fort Bragg armed robbery still at largeThe Willits NewsThe male suspect was described as mid-twenties, Hispanic or light-skinned African American, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and approximately 200 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a blue stocking cap, light blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
  December 19, 2014