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May 24, 2013 | By Sari Horwitz and Jenna Johnson, Washington Post
A Chechen man linked to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot and killed early Wednesday in an unusual encounter with the FBI and other law enforcement officers in his apartment in Orlando, Fla. According to federal officials, the man was being interviewed about whether he and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the bombing suspects, were connected to a two-year-old triple slaying when he attacked an FBI agent and was shot and killed....
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May 19, 2013
Reserving a larger defense role The current guidance from the Defense Department is that the United States will no longer conduct long-term stability operations, despite 50 years of doing so in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Vietnam, and Korea. Presently, we are said to be "pivoting" to the Pacific Rim, needing to maintain a large military presence to defend that area. Given our precarious economy and exploding debt, the nation must find a way to provide an adequate land force at a sustainable cost.
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May 19, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just as the Internet made Caleb "Kai" Lawrence McGillvary a cyber celebrity, viral news of him as a fugitive - wanted in the slaying of a North Jersey lawyer - led to his capture, law enforcement agencies said in interviews Friday. And while McGillvary, "the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker," lived large for months as a YouTube sensation, he looked slight and dazed Friday night as he heard the fugitive charge against him read on closed-circuit TV. Arraigned about 5 p.m. in Philadelphia before Magistrate Sheila M. Bedford, McGillvary responded, "I hear you," after she asked if he understood the charge.
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May 18, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A relative of a boy who disappeared in 1972 from an orphanage outing in Burlington County has come forward to help investigators solve the cold case. It is the latest development in a 41-year-old mystery that has inspired a network of law enforcement officers using the latest technology to find Steven Soden, then 16, and his friend, Donald Caldwell, 12. This week, authorities announced that DNA samples from four bones found with a sneaker at Bass River State Park matched DNA from Soden's relatives.
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May 18, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
This time the painting was Monet's The Japanese Footbridge , an impressionist masterpiece depicting lush gardens and a lily pond. Ronald Sirianni of the Philadelphia Police Crime Scene Unit closed his eyes as instructed and concentrated as other officers fired off details: "Rust-colored water, falling foliage, a weeping willow-type tree . . . " With that, Sirianni opened his eyes and, though he had never seen the painting, selected it...
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May 17, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
An AR-15 rifle - with a big boost from a controversy - has helped the Chester County Sheriff's Department raise more than $20,000 for its K9 unit. But the man who won the rifle in a raffle said it is unlikely a single shot will ever be fired from his prize. Mike Ivey, who has owned an auto-repair shop in West Chester for 27 years, said he entered the raffle after hearing about it on a TV news program. And he's so proud of his prize that he plans to frame it and hang it on his wall, right next to his winning ticket.
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May 15, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden man who a year ago was described as one of that troubled city's most violent offenders has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling the powerful hallucinogenic drug PCP. Kevin J. Hannah, 48, also known as ICU, was sentenced Friday by Camden County Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel. The sentence stipulates that he is ineligible for parole for 41/2 years. Hannah had pleaded guilty April 1 to first-degree distribution of PCP. On two separate occasions, he sold an ounce of "oil," a liquid form of PCP, to a witness cooperating with law enforcement, according to a spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office.
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May 13, 2013 | By John Coyne, Associated Press
CLEVELAND - The three women rescued from a house a decade after they disappeared asked for privacy Sunday, saying through an attorney that while they are grateful for overwhelming support, they also need time to heal. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight remain in seclusion, releasing their first statements since they were found May 6. They thanked law enforcement and said they were grateful for the support of family and the community. "I am so happy to be home, and I want to thank everybody for all your prayers," DeJesus said in a statement read by an attorney.
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May 12, 2013 | By Angela K. Brown and Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press
WACO, Texas - Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident. The announcement came the same day federal agents said they found bomb-making materials belonging to a paramedic who helped evacuate residents the night of the explosion. Bryce Reed was arrested early Friday on a charge of possessing a destructive device, but law enforcement officials said they had not linked the charge to the April 17 fire and blast at West Fertilizer Co. "It is important to emphasize that at this point, no evidence has been uncovered to indicate any connection to the events surrounding the fire and subsequent explosion ... and the arrest of Bryce Reed by the ATF," a McLennan County Sheriff's Office statement said.
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May 7, 2013 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - As Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officials gathered in the Capitol recently to announce another jaw-dropping round of corruption charges, a Marine veteran in a dark suit stood quietly in the back. But when the time came to take questions about the pay-to-play allegations against the men who ran the Pennsylvania Turnpike, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan had the answers. Noonan, 66, may well be one of the most influential law enforcement officials you've never heard of. As the state's top cop for the last two years, and before that as head of criminal investigations at the state Attorney General's Office, he has helped guide some of the biggest prosecutions in recent Pennsylvania memory: The Bonusgate cases.
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