Author Archives: Bridgit Stoffer

With upcoming Downtown events, city up for challenge of keeping visitors safe

Steelers fans line the Boulevard of the Allies in downtown Pittsburgh for the Super Bowl XLIII victory parade in February 2009.

March 26–In his 25 years with the FBI, Wendell Hissrich had to concern himself with security of large crowds while working at ...

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South Florida mother makes up story of daughter’s kidnapping

Nataly Irias. Image credit: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

March 26–The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a Greenacres mother could be facing charges after falsely reporting her daughter was kidnapped. ...

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Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures several

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Gunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded nightclub with a history of violence, killing one person and wounding more ...

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Deputy justified in shooting of suspect near Hayward

Tyler Ladwig. Image Credit WCSO

March 25–A Washburn County sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting a Minong man who was under the influence of methamphetamine and appeared ...

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Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

This photo provided by the Winchester Police Department shows Jeremy Putman, who police in Winchester, Va., arrested Friday, March 24, 2017, after callers reported seeing him walking, wearing a cape, carrying a sword and made up as the Batman villain the Joker. Authorities charged Putman with wearing a mask in public, a felony that can result in a sentence of a year in jail. (Winchester Police Department via AP)

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly ...

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Westminster attacker told friend of desire to kill people

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The terrorist behind the Westminster attack sought professional help for anger issues and told friends he dreamed of killing someone, according to ...

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K-9 fatally shot before police could return fire, suspect killed

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Lawmen in Wichita, Kansas are investigating a deadly weekend shooting that left one suspect and a K-9 dead. WPD reports that  officers ...

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Waco Police Department takes critic to task on social media

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A sergeant from the Waco Police Department responded to a disrespectful tweet Sunday by offering the culprit a job. Sgt. W. Patrick ...

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Stolen Tom Brady Super Bowl jerseys found in possession of member of international media in Mexico

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prepares to pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. Tom Brady's missing jersey from the Super Bowl has been found in the possession of a member of the international media. The NFL said in a statement Monday, March 20, 2017,  that his jersey was found through the "cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots' security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities."  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

March 20–The story of Tom Brady’s mysterious vanishing Super Bowl LI jersey is quickly turning into the tale of an international memorabilia ...

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