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New Trend: Police Stations as Craigslist 'Safe Havens'

Authorities urge buyers, sellers to meet there just in case

(Newser) - It's understandable if you're a bit nervous about meeting up for a business transaction with a stranger you met on Craigslist—but in Illinois and many other places, you may not have to. Police departments in the state are starting to offer up their lobbies as "safe... More »

Cop: Footage Shows Ghost at Station

Straight-faced New Mexico officer says he spotted it on surveillance video

(Newser) - Bust out the Ghostbusters jokes: A police officer in New Mexico swears his station is haunted, and he says he's got video to back it up, KOAT reports. Officer Karl Romero was working last weekend and spotted something weird moving on surveillance footage of the Espanola Police Department, he... More »

110 Pounds of Cocaine Vanishes From Police HQ

Investigation underway to track down $3.3M worth of coke in Paris

(Newser) - Even Inspector Clouseau could figure out that someone messed up at Paris police headquarters. More than 110 pounds of cocaine—worth about $3.3 million—had been seized over the summer in raids and was assumed to still be stacked up behind a specially fortified door at HQ—until someone... More »

Egypt: Strong Explosion Rocks Police Station

5 are killed and 80 injured in apparent car bombing

(Newser) - Egypt's official news agency and a security official say five people were killed and scores others injured when a strong explosion rocked a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo. The Middle East News Agency says the explosion took place at 1:10am on Tuesday, at... More »

Police Station Shooting Kills Mississippi Detective

Suspect he was interviewing dead as well

(Newser) - A murder suspect and the detective who was questioning him were both found dead at police headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi. As detective Eric Smith, 40, interviewed Jeremy Powell, 23, other officers heard gunshots. They entered the room to find the men dead, CNN reports. Police haven't offered a sequence... More »

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