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6 Cops Shot Friday in Separate Incidents

1 dead, 5 injured in separate shootings across 2 states

(Newser) - Three separate shootings in Florida and Pennsylvania Friday have taken the life of one police officer while injuring five more. NPR reports that Officer Matthew Baxter was killed and Sgt. Sam Howard remains in “grave critical condition” after responding to an incident in central Kissimmee, Fla., Friday evening. Per... More »

Cops TV Crew Member Killed in Police Shooting

Robbery suspect also shot dead at a Wendy's in Omaha

(Newser) - Another high-profile police shooting is in the news, this time because a crew member of the reality TV show Cops got killed while filming it. Omaha police also killed a robbery suspect at a Wendy's restaurant during last night's shooting, reports the Omaha World-Herald . It all unfolded as... More »

Speeding Granny Sends Ticketing Cop Thank-You Note

Seattle grandma thankful for trooper's professionalism and kindness

(Newser) - Giving stickers and toy sheriff badges to a Seattle woman’s grandkids earned one Idaho state trooper a heartfelt thank-you note … even though he gave the woman a speeding ticket. "Kids are always really inquisitive when the guy with the big hat walks up to their car on... More »

Man Robs Store on 'Shop With a Cop' Night

It didn't go well for David Sherman, 49

(Newser) - We don’t want to imply that there’s a right time to shoplift, but there’s definitely a wrong one, and that wrong one is on "Shop With a Cop" night. David Sherman, 49, tried to make off with a $79 DVD player from a Nebraska Walmart on... More »

Cops Probed After Beating Maryland Student

Man hit a dozen times with batons at celebration

(Newser) - Three Maryland cops are being probed after they were caught on video using their batons to repeatedly beat an unarmed, apparently unthreatening University of Maryland student. The attack occurred as the student was celebrating a basketball game victory on a College Park street with several other students last month. At... More »

French Cops Save Tourist Girl Snatched by Internet Stalker

(Newser) - French police rescued a vacationing Scottish girl who was snatched by an Internet stalker, reports the Daily Mail. The girl, 12, was whisked to the Marseille airport from a villa where she was vacationing with her parents by a 41-year-old Belgian man she had encountered earlier on the Internet. She... More »

Most Repulsive Reality TV Shows

(Newser) - Reality shows throw anyone who signs a waiver onto TV. Some have higher aspirations, but most rest solidly in "How low can they go?" territory. Annie Barrett of Entertainment Weekly looks at 35 of the most appalling reality TV shows.
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