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Prince found unresponsive in elevator, CPR failed: Sheriff

Los Angeles - Emergency personnel tried and failed to revive music legend Prince, who died Thursday at age 57, after finding him slumped unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studios in Minnesota, the local sheriff said.

Police confirm agent's lost gun was used to kill S.F. woman

San Francisco - San Francisco police have confirmed that a handgun stolen from a federal agent's parked car in June was the weapon that killed a San Francisco woman a few days later as she walked with her father on the waterfront.

Sheriff: Feds could have demanded arrest of S.F. slaying suspect

San Francisco - San Francisco would have kept an illegal Mexican immigrant locked up and unable to attack a young woman he is suspected of killing if federal authorities had demanded it, a top official said this week.

A Single mom’s dream: Sheriff deputy retirement Special

Dreams still come true. Major Jenell Atlas recently retired from Florida's Martin County Sheriff’s Office after a 26-year career.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Sheriff determined to withstand 'shunning' by Mayor Special

San Francisco - City politics, especially in San Francisco has a reputation for sometimes being like a small town, intense, rudimentary and seemingly personal.

Canadian native Dan Ackroyd's latest gig on right side of the law

Jackson - If you thought Canada's own Dan Ackroyd was just a "wild and crazy guy" that hangs with the likes of Steve Martin and Garret Morris, boasting about their great bulges, think again.

L.A. County deputies arrested for prisoner abuse

Eighteen L.A. sheriffs deputies face charges of prisoner abuse, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice in an ongoing FBI jail abuse investigation.

LA County Sheriff’s Department knowingly hires bad cops

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hired hundreds of officers with troubling pasts. The new hires were placed in positions at the county jail and as deputies on the road, even though background checks revealed the incidents.

Rally for embattled Florida Sheriff calls for reinstatement Special

Bristol - Sheriff Nick Finch was arrested on charges of official misconduct on June 4th. He has been suspended and will stand trial at the end of this month, but on October 12th a rally at the Liberty County Courthouse hopes to change all of that.

Sinkhole opens up under home, trapping one man now presumed dead

Seffner - Rescuers in Florida are attempting to reach a man trapped in a sinkhole after the hole opened up late Thursday evening, swallowing the man as he slept.

Sheriff says spontaneous combustion may be behind man's death

Muldrow - Authorities investigating the unusual death of an Oklahoma man have determined that the man was not murdered, but they have not ruled out spontaneous human combustion as a cause of death.

Meth lab investigation turns up nothing but maple syrup

An Illinois woman was shocked to find car loads of police officers swarming her property in search of an alleged meth lab operation.

Sheriff: 'Take a firearms course, 911 no longer best option'

Milwaukee - A Wisconsin Sheriff is urging residents in his community to arm themselves, telling citizens that calling 911 is no longer their best option.

Op-Ed: Neighbor feuds in a world of uncertainty

Neighbor feuds are becoming more common across the world. Neighbor feuds can lead to murder, abuse, violence and other crime.

Former Sheriff of the Year jailed over meth-for-sex case

A former sheriff who was once dubbed sheriff of the year spent Tuesday night in a jail that was named in his honor. The night marks the start of a 30-day sentence.

Review: The Sheriffs Are Coming

In the old Wild West, a certain type of cowboy would end up in the bad books of the sheriff. In modern Britain, the same thing often happens.

Officer involved shooting

In the small town of Arnold California, a Deputy Sheriff was involved in an incident with a fatal outcome for the suspect.

GOP sheriff, Congressional hopeful, outed by former gay lover

Florence - (Updated at 4:23 pm ET 2/18/12) Tough-guy sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Ariz., faced a press conference Saturday afternoon to deny charges leveled at him by a former gay lover. The formerly closeted gay man was blunt and frank.

Teen's text to buy pot goes to sheriff instead of drug dealer

A teen from Montana wanted to buy some marijuana and sent a text to his dealer. The problem was the text wasn't sent to the intended number.

LA sheriff investigates extortion allegations in Mel Gibson case

Extortion allegations are being investigated by Los Angeles County Sheriff's instigators in the case involving Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson.

Men in Nova Scotia fight in sheriff's van

People sometimes end up in the back of a sheriff’s van because of fighting, but most don’t fight while in the van. A couple of 20-year-old Nova Scotia men were the exception.

Chicago police seize enough explosives to level a city block

Chicago - It took 81 detonations to destroy the large quantity of explosive chemicals, gunpowder and fuses Cook County Sheriff deputies seized from a trailer in a gated mobile home community. Police speculate they were being used to make illegal fireworks.

America's Toughest Cop Under Fire

Joe Arpaio has been called the toughest sheriff in America, he has been questioned about his tactics in how he handles criminals and now he is facing pressure from his own people.

Charges Will Be Filed in Balloon Boy Incident

Press agencies are reporting that criminal charges will be filed in the "balloon boy" incident. Sheriff Jim Alderden says the parents are not under arrest.

Murder released on YouTube from Nevada Sheriff's Department

Digital Journal has got the YouTube video just released by the Nye County Sheriff's Department on Friday September 3rd of the murder of Valentyna Kram at Pahrump gas Station.

Steven Seagal to Star in Reality Show for A&E

Actor Steven Seagal will play the role of a cop once again, only this time for real as a deputy sheriff in a new A&E reality show set for later this year.

L.A. Sheriff Backs Off Jail Closures, Suggests Lower Bail

Embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca backed off his premature announcement that he will be closing two L.A. jails due to budget shortfalls, and is now suggesting reducing bail for non-violent offenders.

Charles Barkley Sentenced to Ten Days in 'Tent City' Jail

Former NBA star Charles Barkley will soon find himself serving ten days at Tent City, a controversial outdoor jail facility located in downtown Phoenix, as a result of a DUI arrest on New Year’s Eve.

Sheriff Held in his Own Jail After Underfeeding Inmates

A Northern Alabama Sheriff was today in Federal Custody in his own jail after underfeeding inmates and keeping the money that the jail saved.

Op-Ed: Homeless Family of 12 Blames Law Enforcement For Destroying Home

What could be construed as the "money pit," a Kentucky family attempts to move their mobile home and belongings for $200 US via a farm tractor and trailer despite warnings to the contrary. After about a mile, the whole lot creates quite an issue.
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Some of the explosives found by the Sheriff s Department in a mobile home in Cook County Illinois.
Some of the explosives found by the Sheriff's Department in a mobile home in Cook County Illinois.
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A mugshot of Krystle Rochelle Tanner
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A promo still for BBC's The Sheriffs Are Coming
Officers with the Washington County Sheriff s Department stand guard at Dalai Lama event.  Universit...
Officers with the Washington County Sheriff's Department stand guard at Dalai Lama event. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.. May 11, 2011
Ross Mirkarimi former City Supervisor is now Sheriff  elected by the San Francisco voters and is det...
Ross Mirkarimi former City Supervisor is now Sheriff, elected by the San Francisco voters and is determined to serve his term, despite being given the 'cold-shoulder' by the Mayor's office.
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