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Bag theft in Royal Wootton Bassett

Wiltshire Police (UK) - 2 hours 28 min ago

We're appealing for information after an elderly lady had her handbag stolen in Royal Wootton Bassett.

The incident happened shortly before 12.30pm on 21 September - the woman, who is aged in her 80s, was in the Boroughfields shopping centre when she had her bag snatched from her mobility trolley.

The handbag contained a number of sentimental items which cannot be replaced, including a locket with a photograph of the victim's parents inside.

Her purse was also inside the bag and is described as blue with a zip with red lining - it contained a number of bank cards and change.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Widow of Murdered PA Trooper Sues Parents of His Killer

Police Magazine - 2 hours 32 min ago

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The parents of convicted cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein were aware of and fostered their son’s disdain for law enforcement that led to his slaying of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II outside the Blooming Grove barracks three years ago, the officer’s widow alleges in a lawsuit.

Tiffany Dickson filed the survival and wrongful death action Thursday in Lackawanna County Court, seeking damages from Frein and his parents, Eugene M. and Deborah Frein of Canadensis, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

The lawsuit contends Eugene and Deborah Frein psychologically manipulated their son “into developing a strong dislike for the police and acting on that dislike” in carrying out his Sept. 12, 2014, ambush attack at the barracks.

Eric Frein, 34, was living with his parents when he shot and killed Bryon Dickson and seriously wounded Trooper Alex T. Douglass. He spent the next 48 days evading a massive manhunt in Pike and Monroe counties before his capture outside an abandoned airport hangar in Pocono Twp.

He was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges April 19 and later sentenced to death.

The lawsuit contends Eugene and Deborah Frein supported their son financially and knew he was storing weapons, ammunition and other supplies that he subsequently used in his attack on the barracks and while evading police during the manhunt.

 

 

 

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FDNY EMT Honored 20 Years After Death

Flightsafetynet.com - 2 hours 33 min ago
—Tracy Lee was 17 months into her EMT position when she contracted HIV in the line of duty.

NEW YORK — The first Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to contract HIV while treating a patient in New York City was honored 20 years after her death.

According to FOX News, Tracy Lee was 17 months into her EMT position when she contracted HIV from a patient who was bleeding to death. The station reported that a memorial stone marker was placed outside an East Harlem EMS station for EMT Lee.

Lee’s glove was ripped when she was pulling a man into a hallway for treatment, and her blood mixed with his. She tested positive for HIV in May 1994.

“I was 31 when she died,” Lee’s widower, Victor Lee, said. “When you’re that age, you think you’re invincible. We were going to grow old together and have kids.”

Lee’s request to have her diagnosis listed as a line-of-duty illness was denied, but Lee continued to work in the offices of the FDNY until she died in Sept. 1997. The next year, New York passed a law requiring HIV contracted on the job to automatically be designated as a line-of-duty injury for responders.

“I still think about her every day,” retired EMS Lt. and Lee’s co-worker Adelaide Connaughton said. “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. It seems like yesterday.”

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Umpqua North Complex - Taking Care of Camp (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 2 hours 44 min ago
Camp crews are key for keeping fire camp clean, orderly, and safe. A 10-person crew made up of Tribal Nations Response Team (TNRT) members from Arizona have been busy keeping the Umpqua North Complex command post in tip top shape since they arrived. TNRT is a Type2 inital attack hand crew made up of seasonal "Emergency As Needed" firefighters. Camp Crew Boss Anthony Allen gives us a sneak peek into this camp crew assignment in southwest Oregon.Link to Taking Care of Camp

Umpqua North Complex - 9/25/17 Operations Briefing (Umpqua North Complex Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - 2 hours 46 min ago
Crews have completed more than half of the needed suppression repair work on roads, hand, and dozer line. Great Basin IMT #3 Planning Operations Section Chief Dan Gustafson outlines today's operational tasks.Link for Monday's Ops

Mavs Rookie, 19, Jokes About Dirk's Age

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 3 hours 5 min ago


 Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr., 19, jokes about Dirk Nowitzki's age before saying the 20-year veteran is a great guy and that he's thankful for the opportunity to play with him.

Mavs Rookie Looking Forward to First Season

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 3 hours 8 min ago


Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. says fans have a right to be excited and that the team has a lot of great pieces to compete in the upcoming season. Smith also joked about the video game version...

Carlisle Plans to Start Rookie Dennis Smith Jr.

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 3 hours 14 min ago


During media day Monday, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said he plans to start rookie Dennis Smith Jr. and that people should be excited to see him play. "This kid is going to show some...

MO Trooper Gets 10 Days in Jail for Accidental Drowning of Handcuffed Suspect

Police Magazine - 3 hours 15 min ago

Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Anthony Piercy will spend 10 days in jail, thanks to the negotiated guilty plea that kept a felony off his record and got him two years of probation for the 2014 accidental drowning death of a handcuffed suspect, Brandon Ellingson, 20.

The sentence was pronounced by Judge Roger Prokes in the Morgan County Justice Center last week. Judge Prokes sentenced Piercy to:

*180 day Suspended jail sentence (which means if Piercy doesn’t violate his probation, he will avoid six months in jail)

* 10 days shock time in jail, which will start in the next few days, when Piercy surrenders himself

* 2 years supervised probation

Special Prosecutor William Camm Seay had additionally asked for Piercy’s law enforcement certification to be removed. But Piercy’s attorney Shane Farrow argued such a decision would deprive the trooper of due process, since there is a process for such removal. Judge Prokes agreed.

Normally a road trooper, Piercy was working as a Missouri State Highway Patrol “supplemental trooper” on the water, in 2014 on a busy weekend at Lake of the Ozarks. The weekend after Memorial Day, he arrested Ellingson for allegedly boating while intoxicated. Ellingson fell overboard while Piercy was driving the MSHP boat back to shore for processing. Piercy tried—unsuccessfully—to hook Ellingson with a pole. Then, Ellingson’s life jacket came off; testimony later revealed Piercy had put the lifejacket on incorrectly. Piercy jumped into the water to try and rescue Brandon, but the 20-year-old sank in more than 70 feet of water, and drowned. The Ellingson family won a $9 million settlement from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in late 2016.

Piercy was charged with 1st Degree Involuntary Manslaughter (Class C Felony) in December of 2015 by Seay. But Seay ultimately agreed to a guilty plea that took the felony off the table and left Piercy with a misdemeanor: Negligent Operation of a Vessel. That crime carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and/or a $500 fine. LakeExpo.com reports.

 

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Dirk's 20 Years in Dallas is 'Amazing': Rick Carlisle

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 3 hours 17 min ago


Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle says Dirk Nowitzki's 20-year run with the same team is amazing and that most people may not be able to really fathom the amount of work he puts in.

Irving Man Warns Stroke Can Happen To Anyone At Any Age

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 3 hours 18 min ago


People are suffering from stroke at younger ages than before, according to a new study. Doctors say prevention is key, and one Irving man warns others to heed doctors' warnings.

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Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle on Trump, Sports and Politics

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 3 hours 21 min ago


 Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle says he supports his players if they want to protest, but he's ready to focus on basketball.

Harrison Barnes on NFL Protests, Trump

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 3 hours 23 min ago


Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes talks about President Donald Trump's tweets and the protests made by athletes. 

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