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2010-05-06 08:00:00

SPRINGFIELD, MO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ - Springfield, Missouri Police Department (SPD) is the first US municipal force to implement the leading police records management system, Niche RMS, currently used by more than 75,000 officers in Canada, the UK and Australia. The third largest city in the State of Missouri, Springfield has a population of 156,206 with a total of 426,144 in the surrounding region, which covers 74 square miles. Established in 1829, SPD has 326 sworn officers and 81 civilian...

2008-12-29 10:39:44

Police in England's Merseyside county said Monday they have arrested Liverpool Football Club star Steven Gerrard in connection with a brawl. An unidentified police spokesman said the British midfielder was arrested early Monday along with five other men and charged with suspicion of assault, The Times of London reported. Merseyside police (are) investigating an assault that took place in the early hours of Monday, Dec. 29, on Bold Street in Southport, the spokesman said. A 34-year-old man...

2008-12-12 14:22:49

Police in the English county of Leicestershire say they are attempting to use nostalgia to lure former British police officers back from Australia. The Leicestershire Police said it asked the overseas officers what they missed most about Britain as part of the force's Homesick and Away campaign, The Daily Telegraph said Friday. Tops on the nostalgia list were real British ale, a cup of authentic British tea and the traditional Sunday roast. The police recruitment campaign is targeting the...

2008-12-10 22:47:58

British police say a gun supply company's error resulted in a woman mistakenly receiving what appeared to be a black sub-machine gun in the mail. Dorset Police said the Heckler & Koch gun, which had been modified to shoot only infra-red beams instead of bullets, had been bound for their headquarters in Winfrith but the gun supply company put the wrong address on the package and it was received by Catherine Roots, 56, The Sun reported Wednesday. You don't expect something like that to to...

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2008-12-04 14:50:00

Europe's human rights court ruled on Thursday against practices in Britain that retained DNA information for two individuals whose cases had been dismissed. One of the individuals was an 11-year-old boy who had been accused of attempted robbery, and was later acquitted. The other individual was a man who was charged with harassing his partner; his case was formally discontinued.However, even as police were asked to destroy their DNA samples, they kept the information on the basis of a law...

2006-08-21 09:58:40

LONDON (Reuters) - About a dozen people arrested over a suspected plot to blow up several airliners in mid-Atlantic are to be charged with conspiracy to murder, Sky TV reported on Monday. Police declined to comment on the report but said there would be a statement at 1515 GMT. The statement will be given by Peter Clarke, head of London police's anti-terrorist branch, and Susan Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service's counter-terrorism division. British police said on August...

2006-08-16 16:07:52

LONDON (Reuters) - A British court on Wednesday gave police more time to question 23 people they were holding on suspicion of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners. A police statement said the warrants for 21 suspects were extended until August 23 and for the two others until August 21.

2006-08-16 06:14:28

LONDON (Reuters) - Police will seek more time on Wednesday to question suspects in the alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners, as it emerged a 12-year-old boy with no documents had managed to board a plane at UK's Gatwick Airport. Detectives must apply to extend the detention warrants for 23 of the 24 suspects arrested since police said they had foiled a plan to carry out suicide bombings on planes bound for the United States using liquid explosives disguised as drinks. The...

2006-08-08 17:56:44

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Three men have been arrested on suspicion of intercepting telephone calls at the official residence of the heir to the British throne, Britain's Prince Charles, London police said on Tuesday. The royal correspondent for top-selling Sunday newspaper The News of the World is among the three suspects, the paper said. The alleged phone tapping may have compromised the security of members of the royal family and other public figures outside the...

2006-07-31 17:24:32

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will launch a new security alert system on Tuesday which it says will keep the public better informed about the threat of terrorist attack. Analysts say the move is part of a concerted effort -- not only by the government but also by the two security services MI5 and MI6 -- to be seen as more accountable. The new system is similar to the one used in the United States for the past four years, with five levels ranging from 'low'...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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