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Dozens Attack Police Station

Fireworks light up Parisian suburb as dozens try storming the station, police say

(Newser) - Officials say dozens of people tried storming a police station outside Paris on Saturday night with metal bars and fireworks, Reuters reports. "Violent attack last night on the police station of Champigny with mortar shots and various projectiles," police tweeted . "No police officer was injured." Police... More »

Hitler's Birthplace to Get 'Downright Most Suitable Use'

Austrian cops to move in after $5.6M refurbishment

(Newser) - Austrian authorities have presented the winning plan to redesign the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889: They will turn it into a police station and try to make it unattractive as a pilgrimage site for people who glorify the Nazi dictator. A design by Austrian architects Marte.Marte... More »

Unexpected Odor at Tampa Police HQ: 'At Times It's Really Bad'

A ventilation problem is apparently the cause

(Newser) - Recreational marijuana laws are quickly becoming more and more lax in states around the US, but Florida is not one of them. So why does the headquarters of the Tampa Police Department frequently reek of weed? The Tampa Bay Times wanted this question answered, so it went to the source.... More »

Her Court Visit on Pot Charges Goes Comically Wrong

Woman is charged with smoking more pot while parked in the police chief's spot

(Newser) - If you're heading to court to answer a marijuana possession summons, it's not advisable to light up a joint in the parking lot. But if you just can't resist, it's even less advisable to do so while parked in the police chief's parking space. Such... More »

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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