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One Month of Warnings Kicks Off For Amarillo’s Cell Phone Ban

After much debate about cell phone usage while driving, the ordinance is now going into effect.  Beginning Thursday, January 3rd if you are caught on your cell phone, you will  be pulled over. 

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Florida ‘Grinch’ Issues Speeding Tickets

When he's not hating on Christmas, apparently The Grinch plays traffic cop.

That's what's been happening in the Florida Keys, where Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Bureau Chief Lou Caputo has been dressing up as the Dr. Seuss character as he operates a speed trap.

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Understaffed Detroit Police Say Enter the City at Your Own Risk

Abandon all hope ye who enter here. Here being Detroit.

A recent report by the Detroit Police Officers Association offers a strict warning to those who plan to visit the city, saying that due to “grossly understaffed” and overworked law enforcement, people now enter the Motor City at their own risk.

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Nude Alabama College Student Killed By Campus Police Officer

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Friends of a University of South Alabama student are questioning his fatal shooting by a campus police officer.

Colgan Meanor says 18-year-old Gil Collar of Wetumpka was an outgoing athlete who loved wrestling in high school

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Only Cop Left In Small Town Is A Dog

You've heard the phrase "top dog" before, right? Well, this dog is not only the top dog, he's also the highest ranking police officer in his small town. 

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Should Police Departments Be Allowed to Use Unmanned Drones? — Survey of the Day

Recently, Congress directed the FAA to revise its safety regulations on unmanned aircraft, clearing the way for more domestic use of drones. This would mean, among other things, that local police departments would be freer to use drones for surveillance.

While having a movable eye in the sky would clearly aid the cops in some of their duties, it also presents civil-liberties issues.  According to a new survey of 1,006 adults from the Associated Press-National Constitution Center , the public is split on whether police departments should have this new tool.

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Police Officer Killed After Shooting Near Campus of Texas A&M [VIDEO]

Three people are dead and four more were wounded after a gunman opened fire from inside his home near the campus of Texas A&M university.

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Will a New Product Help Drunks Avoid a DUI Arrest?

Breathalyzer tests have long been the standard for law enforcement officers to determine who’s driving while intoxicated. But they may have met their match in a new product called Breathalyzer Equalizer.

The team that came up with the item will really blow you away.

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Massachusetts Police Chief Comes Up with Shocking Plan to Curb Cursing in Town

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is.

The police chief in Middleborough, Mass. is considering enforcing a longstanding, but little-used ,law to help curb cursing in his town that could hit hard in the pocketbook.

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Woman Calls 911 to Report ‘Nasty’ Hardee’s Burger

Donna Marie Nichols isn’t the first person to use 911 to lodge a complaint about her fast food order. By our count Burger King, McDonald’s and Subway have all driven patrons to turn to emergency services.

But, as far as we know, this Tennessee woman is the first person to call 911 on Hardee’s. So welcome to the big time, home of the Thick Burger.

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