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2008-08-05 03:00:22

By Augie Frost, The Oklahoman Aug. 5--You may think you deleted that file from your computer. You might think emptying the recycle bin will erase it forever. But deep in the recesses of your hard drive, the file remains intact and can be found -- by someone who knows how to look. The same is true for any device that stores data electronically, such as printers, cell phones and answering machines. That saved one Oklahoma City detective who accidentally deleted a key confession from...

2008-07-27 09:00:21

By Jesse Fray, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Jul. 27--Lawrence Police are ahead of the curve when it comes to fighting cyber crime. The department has three detectives trained in computer forensics. They investigate crimes such as identity theft, child enticement, child exploitation, pornography and counterfeiting cases, said Sgt. Bill Cory, police spokesman. "The increased use of computers, mobile telephones, digital cameras, the Internet and other portable electronic devices has...

2008-07-01 15:00:23

ROCKLAND - Police have arrested a 15-year-old girl and charged her in connection with three burglaries that took place between April 30 and May 10, according to Detective Sgt. Christopher J. Young of the Rockland Police Department. The burglaries being investigated occurred on Rankin Street, Talbot Avenue and Orchard Street. As a result of the investigation, police recovered two stolen computer modems. The investigation also led to the recovery of a stolen laptop computer, which was...

2008-06-24 06:02:47

By Tim Elfrink, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 24--An Omaha-area Army Reserve officer apologized Monday for hanging a noose in an office he shared with an African-American sergeant and Iraq war veteran. He said an investigation into the incident led to months of sensitivity training and a six-month separation from his unit. First Lt. Harold Hessig, who also works as a detective on the Bellevue Police Department, said he fashioned the noose with another soldier in their Reserve unit's...

2008-06-19 09:00:19

By Patti Dozier, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Jun. 19--THOMASVILLE -- The Thomas County teen charged Tuesday with aggravated child molestation will have to petition Thomas County Superior Court for a bond hearing. The suspect, John Duncan McCormick, 17, was denied bond in Thomas County Magistrate Court. He remains in the Thomas County Jail. McCormick, a Thomas County Central High School student, is charged with having sex with a girl under the age of 14. An act of sodomy is...

2008-06-17 18:00:00

WOBURN -- A Medford detective testified today that a computer taken from Neil Entwistle's home was used for a Google search on "how to kill with a knife" four days before the brainy Brit's wife and child were found murdered. Det. Lawrence James, the 40th witness called in the double-murder trial of the electrical engineer, said six key words were tapped into a Toshiba computer on Jan. 16, 2006. The words "how to kill with a knife" were uncovered by an analysis of the computer's hard drive,...

2007-07-08 09:16:28

By Elise Ackerman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 8--Veteran San Jose detective Mike Niehoff's dogged persistence has been the undoing of criminal street gangs and Internet frauds. It was an out-of-place detail in an out-of-town theft that tipped San Jose police detective Mike Niehoff to a massive Internet fraud. The case involved a small criminal crew that took advantage of three of the Silicon Valley's most trusted brands -- Craigslist, eBay and PayPal -- to steal tens of...

2006-06-28 14:45:47

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - A Rhode Island man who killed a detective in a police station and tried to escape by jumping out a window and hailing a taxi could face life in prison with no parole after a jury rejected his insanity plea. Esteban Carpio, 27, will be sentenced in a week after a jury of nine women and three men convicted him on Tuesday of fatally shooting Detective Sgt. James Allen at Providence police headquarters on April 16, 2005. Jurors deliberated for nine...

2006-04-04 23:49:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The deputy press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been arrested in a sex sting operation on charges of trying to seduce someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said on Tuesday. Brian Doyle, 55, faces 23 charges in Polk County, Florida, related to use of a computer to seduce a child and transmitting harmful material to a minor, Judd said in a statement. Doyle was taken into custody at his home in...

2006-04-04 04:50:17

By Ed Stoddard KAGISO, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African detective shot dead eight people including four fellow officers and a one-year-old baby before police killed him, a spokeswoman for the force said on Tuesday. The killing spree in Kagiso township west of Johannesburg was shocking even by the standards of South Africa, which has one of the world's highest rates of violent crime. "We are still trying to establish a motive," said police spokeswoman Mary...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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