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Ex-Trooper Kills 2 in Failed Turnpike Holdup

Former Pa. trooper was shot dead at scene

(Newser) - A retired state trooper killed a turnpike toll collector and a security guard in a holdup attempt at a toll plaza and then was shot dead by troopers while trying to escape with the money, authorities say. Clarence Briggs, who retired four years ago, confronted two Pennsylvania Turnpike toll collectors... More »

Woman at Trooper's Killing May Play Big Role in Case

Suspect's attorney makes dicey allegations

(Newser) - The murder of a state trooper in Texas has just taken an uncomfortable legal turn, as evidenced by this unusual editor's note atop the coverage at KHOU : "We want to let you know this is the first time we've reported these claims about Deputy Darren Goforth and ... More »

Guy Walks 46 Miles in Minus-35 Cold

'He had been drinking,' says Alaska police officer

(Newser) - An Alaska man who attempted to walk 50 miles between two villages at 35 below zero was found in good shape 4 miles from his goal by searchers called by his family. Lawrence James, 52, wore heavy winter gear and carried water and a .22-caliber rifle. He walked nonstop for... More »

Guy Applies for Cop Job, Admits to Underage Sex

Joseph White allegedly made admissions during polygraph test

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after allegedly telling state police he'd had sex with an underage girl. What's unusual: He told them while applying for a job as a state trooper, the AP reports via the Patriot-News . Police say Joseph White, 29, made the admission during a... More »

Merry Troopers Eschew Tickets, Hand Out $100 Bills

'Secret Santa' funds WVa. giveaway

(Newser) - Being pulled over by a state trooper and asked if you feel lucky might sound like the start of an unpleasant encounter but for 10 motorists in West Virginia, it really was their lucky day. Instead of a ticket, the drivers were handed a $100 bill as part of a... More »

Troopers Drive Woman Across Utah to See Sick Son

Helen Smith, 87, got pulled over first

(Newser) - When 87-year-old Helen Smith of Nevada learned that her son was near death in a Utah hospital, she hopped in her car and began the 350-mile trip. The problem is that she buzzed by a Utah trooper en route, and he pulled her over to issue a warning, reports KUTV... More »

Crowd Taunts Captured Fugitive Frein

He is arraigned in Pennsylvania on murder charges

(Newser) - As officers led newly captured fugitive Eric Frein from a courthouse in Pennsylvania today, the New York Times reports that they stopped for a moment as if to give the 150 or so bystanders a good look. Shouts of "Rot in hell," "You're not a real... More »

Fugitive Eric Frein Caught in Pennsylvania

Suspected cop-killer captured at small airport

(Newser) - The manhunt for Eric Frein is over: Authorities in Pennsylvania have captured the suspected cop-killer at a small regional airport in the Pocono Mountains, reports NBC News . Frein surrendered without any shots fired, an FBI official tells the Philadelphia Inquirer . The 31-year-old Frein had been on the run after allegedly... More »

Survivalist's 'Chilling' Diary Found at Campsite

Eric Frein is 'pure evil,' police say

(Newser) - Eric Frein has been a fugitive in the mountains of Pennsylvania for almost a month—and police say a journal has left them in no doubt that the man they're trying to hunt down is "pure evil." The journal found at an abandoned campsite appears to recount... More »

Cops Find Tuna, Ramen Left by Fugitive Survivalist

Troopers say they're closing in on Eric Frein

(Newser) - Accused cop killer Eric Frein continues to elude authorities in the mountains of Pennsylvania, but police think his task just got a lot harder: He left behind a stash of tuna, ramen noodles, clothes, and ammo at a campsite, reports NBC News . “I would surmise we pushed him out... More »

Pa. Trooper Shot, Killed During Gun Training

David Kedra, 26, was 2-year member of state police

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania state trooper was killed yesterday when he was shot in the chest during annual gun training, the Express-Times reports. David Kedra, 26, had been with the state police since 2012. "He died serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the men and women of the... More »

Cops Find 2 Pipe Bombs in Hunt for Survivalist

Authorities say Eric Frein is making 'significant mistakes' in woods of Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Authorities on the trail of suspected trooper-killer Eric Frein have found diapers , cigarettes, and now two pieces of evidence with more sinister overtones: two fully functional pipe bombs, reports the Scranton Times-Tribune . Pennsylvania police, however, say Frein never got a chance to deploy the bombs because they were "hastily... More »

Cops: Ambush on Troopers Was Planned for Months

Suspect Eric Frein continues to elude FBI and police during massive manhunt

(Newser) - The man suspected of shooting two Pennsylvania State troopers 10 days ago may have been planning both the shooting and his escape for months if not years, police say, perhaps explaining why he's been able to elude captivity for so long . Even the clues uncovered yesterday in the huge... More »

Shot Pennsylvania Trooper Regains Consciousness

No arrests yet over deadly ambush

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania state trooper injured in an ambush that killed another trooper outside their barracks in the northeast of the state Friday night regained consciousness yesterday and investigators hope to speak to him soon, the AP reports. No arrests have been made over the attack that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson,... More »

Shot Pennsylvania State Troopers IDed

No one in custody in attack

(Newser) - Pennsylvania state police have identified two troopers who were shot last night : Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed, while trooper Alex Douglass is currently in critical but stable condition in the hospital, the AP reports. No suspects are currently in custody, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports. Police have interviewed a person of... More »

Shooter Ambushes, Kills Pennsylvania State Trooper

Another trooper injured; man is being questioned

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania state trooper was killed and another wounded in ambush attack outside their barracks last night, authorities say. A "person of interest" is being questioned, but no charges have been filed against the man, reports the Times-Tribune of Scranton. The troopers were shot outside their barracks in Blooming... More »

State Trooper Stole From Dying Motorist

Crooked Conn. trooper pleads guilty, faces jail time

(Newser) - A Connecticut state trooper who stole cash from the pocket of a dying motorcyclist and took a crucifix he found in a pool of the man's blood has pleaded guilty and faces more than a year in jail. Aaron Huntsman, 45, was caught by his own dashboard camera and... More »

Man Allegedly Kills 2 Troopers, Says 'Sorry'

Nathanial Kangas shot troopers who came to arrest his dad

(Newser) - As two state troopers struggled to arrest his father, a 19-year-old man armed himself with an assault rifle and shot them seven times, killing them outside his home in a remote Alaska village, authorities said in charges filed yesterday. Nathanial Lee Kangas appeared in a Fairbanks court two days after... More »

Alaska State Troopers Shot Dead in Remote Village

Few details available on deaths of 2 troopers

(Newser) - Two Alaska State Troopers who had appeared in a television show about Alaska officers on the job have been shot and killed during an investigation in a remote village. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters identified the two killed yesterday in Tanana as Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich and Sgt. Patrick "... More »

Iowa Motorcyclist Convicted in 188MPH Chase

James Foldenauer eluded patrol cars, but not the plane

(Newser) - An Iowa man fleeing the cops on his motorcycle reached an astounding 188 mph on a public highway. James Foldenauer was convicted this week of eluding a peace officer for the breakneck chase in 2009, reports the Des Moines Register . Troopers say the speed is almost surely a state record,... More »

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