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Wed Mar 23 20:04:41 EDT 2016 | NJ.com
Investigators examine a car that authorities say struck a Union County police officer as he was directing traffic in front of the Union County Prosecutor's Office on Rahway Avenue at Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth. (Tom Haydon | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)  ELIZABETH — A Union County police officer directing traffic in front of the county prosecutor's office Wednesday was struck by a driver who had a suspended license and was carrying a handgun in his car, authorities said. The offi..

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Investigators examine a car that authorities say struck a Union County police officer as he was directing traffic in front of the Union County Prosecutor's Office on Rahway Avenue ..
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina officer has been shot by a suspect he had just brought to the county jail. Durham police spokesman Wil Glenn tells the News & Ob..
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Authorities have confirmed that Ater Manyang, a 2012 graduate of Rochester Century High School and star basketball player, died by suicide Friday at a state addiction treatment cen..
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Bail was set at $40,000 cash or bond for a Jersey City man accused of dragging a police officer with his car as he attempted to flee officers breaking up a large crowd on Martin Lu..
As plans take shape for a medical campus in Burlingame proposed by the Peninsula Health Care District, officials are exploring the purchase of a neighboring property owned by the l..
A man and woman were shot as they were driving in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side early Saturday. The two, both 29, were in a vehicle in the 4200 block of..
JERSEY CITY – Bail was set at $40,000 cash or bond for a Jersey City man accused of dragging a police officer with his car as he attempted flee officers breaking up a lar..
A man fatally shot by authorities in Gainesville allegedly had been walking around an apartment complex with assault rifle. According to a statement from Gainesville Police and the..
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor will ask a judge not to give jail time to a New York City police officer convicted of accidentally firing a stray shot into a dark public housing stair..
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A man fatally shot by a Fredericksburg police officer on Tuesday has been identified as a 33-year-old resident of the Virginia city, state police said Wednesday. Travis J. Blair di..