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Report: 600 Shots Fired in Bank Robbery 'Excessive'

2 suspects, 1 hostage were killed in Stockton shootout

(Newser) - California police managed to stop three alleged bank robbers who they say took off in a getaway car with three hostages last year, but it took 600 bullets from 32 officers in one of the most violent conflicts between cops and criminals in law enforcement history, according to a new... More »

2 Robbers, Hostage Killed in Chase, Shootout: Cops

Fleeing suspects shot at cops, threw hostages from SUV

(Newser) - Fleeing bank robbers in Stockton, Calif., fired AK-47-style rifles at police and threw two hostages from a speeding SUV in a high-speed chase and shootout that left two suspects and one hostage dead and left bullet holes in 14 police cars and an unknown number of homes. A witness tells... More »

Thousands Swoon Over Felon's Dreamy Mugshot

6 felony charges, 30K fans for Jeremy Meeks

(Newser) - If a life of crime doesn't work out for California man Jeremy Meeks—and since he's being held on felony weapons charges, it apparently isn't—a career as a model awaits. After his mugshot appeared on the Stockton Police Department's Facebook page , it attracted 30,000... More »

Biggest Broke City Can Enter Bankruptcy: Judge

Stockton, Calif., allowed to pay less to bondholders

(Newser) - The biggest US city to file for bankruptcy was allowed to press ahead today despite outcry from its creditors, the Wall Street Journal reports. A federal judge approved Chapter 9 protection for Stockton, Calif., saying it "will not be able to perform its obligations to its citizens" without bankruptcy... More »

US' New Biggest Bankrupt City: Stockton

California city expected to file paperwork today

(Newser) - The city of Stockton, Calif. , will today file for bankruptcy, becoming the largest city in the US ever to do so, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Stockton, a river port and agricultural city of nearly 300,000 about 90 miles east of San Francisco, became a victim of California's... More »

Most 'Miserable' US Cities

Forbes list includes Memphis, Stockton, Detroit, and Miami

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its list of the "most miserable cities" in the US, based on a host of factors including unemployment, violence, weather, taxes, corruption, and sports teams. New York City made the list at No. 16, thanks its commute times and taxes. The top 10 honorees:... More »

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