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Oscar-Winner Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead from apparent drug overdose

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman


By Mike Jaccarino, Jana Winter / Fox News

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday of an apparent drug overdose at his Manhattan apartment.

Police responded to the 46-year-old’s apartment in the West Village shortly after 11 a.m., police sources told

A friend found his body in the apartment and phoned police. Hoffman was alone in his bathroom when he was discovered with a heroin-filled needle in his arm, law enforcement sources said.

One police source told that authorities are investigating whether Hoffman received a more potent type of heroin that’s [...]

K-9 Saves Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy During Hostile Encounter

Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Danielle D

Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Danielle D


A local dog has been named “K-9 Hero of the Year” for his heroic efforts in saving his partner during a hostile encounter. Amy Johnson reports.


Deputy killed, another injured in ‘evil run through Utah County’

Utah County Sheriff's deputy Cory Wride and partner K-9 Dex

Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride and partner K-9 Dex


By Pat Reavy / Deseret News

UTAH COUNTY — Utah County Sheriff Jim Tracy called it an “evil run” though his county Thursday — “a horrific set of events.”

One sheriff’s sergeant was killed, a second deputy was injured, a vehicle was carjacked, gunfire erupted at four different scenes along a 50-mile stretch over two counties, and a suspected gunman was critically injured after being shot by police.

Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride, who was beginning his 20th year with the department, was ambushed while [...]

Pittsburgh police K-9 Rocco dies (videos)

Fallen K-9 Officer Rocco, Pittsburgh PD

Fallen K-9 Officer Rocco, Pittsburgh PD


By Marcie Cipriani / WTAE

PITTSBURGH —Rocco, the Pittsburgh police K-9 who battled bravely while enduring two surgeries and several blood transfusions after he was stabbed in a scuffle with a wanted man, has died.

The 8-year-old German shepherd went into cardiac arrest Thursday evening and died at 6:17 p.m. He had been a member of the bureau since 2008.

With an American flag draped over his coffin, Rocco’s body was escorted out of the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty Emergency Center on Camp Horne Road Thursday night by his fellow officers [...]

2 police officers, dog injured making arrest in Lawrenceville

Rocco, a Pittsburgh police K-9, was critically injured in a stabbing while helping to make an arrest in Lawrenceville

Rocco, a Pittsburgh police K-9, was critically injured in a stabbing while helping to make an arrest in Lawrenceville


By Michael Hasch / Triv Live

A K-9 officer was stabbed in the back and two city policemen were injured Tuesday night in Lawrenceville while trying to apprehend a man wanted for a home invasion and statutory sexual assault.

The injured K-9 was rushed to an animal hospital where a veterinarian was waiting to treat what police were calling a severe wound.

The two policemen were taken to UPMC Mercy hospital for treatment of leg, foot and [...]

Decorated Raytown Police K-9 Dies

K-9 Aik, Raytown PD (MO)

K-9 Aik, Raytown PD (MO)

Press Release For Release: 01/29/2014 Prepared By: Cpl. D. Harper

Decorated Raytown Police K-9 Dies

Raytown, MO – On Wednesday, 01-29-2014, retired Raytown Police K-9 “Aik” was euthanized at a Raytown veterinarian clinic, due to deteriorating health.

Aik von der Berger-Ranch, “Aik,” a German Shepherd, was born on November 2nd, 2001, in Jena, Germany, in a litter of 9 pups. In March of 2003, he came to the United States to begin his training as a Police K-9. Aik was trained in narcotic detection, building search, obedience, aggression control, and article search.


K-9s on Duty: Clean-cut kids new target of drug traffickers

NPD K-9 Officer John Zuniga, right, prepares to demonstrate how his canine Deuce detects hidden drugs during an Operation Detour assembly last week at Nogales High School


By Curt Prendergast / Nogales International

Three men stand by their pickup truck at a gas station and offer two young men a job “delivering tires,” code for making drug deliveries.

That scene was projected on a screen at the Nogales High School auditorium last Thursday morning as hundreds of students heard about the dangers of getting involved in drug trafficking during Operation Detour, an annual presentation by U.S. [...]

Davie Co. deputy injured in shooting, K-9 dies

Shooting in Davie County

Shooting in Davie County


DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — A Davie County deputy and his K-9 were shot while conducting a raid to apprehend a suspect Wednesday evening.

The K-9, a Russian Shepherd named “Gorky” died Thursday.

The deputy who was injured has been identified as Christopher Fleming.

Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes said in a press conference Thursday that he shot Fleming in the shoulder by accident during the incident.

Officers went to a residence to serve a warrant on 19-year-old Nicholas Scott Tilley around 4 p.m. in reference to a suspected home invasion.

Tilley fled [...]

Davie County Deputy, K9 Shot During Hostage Situation

K-9 team in Davie County

K-9 team in Davie County


WFMY News 2

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. – A Davie County Sheriff Deputy and a K9 were shot Wednesday evening in Davie County.

According to Davie County EMS, Deputy Chris Fleming and a K9 were shot during a hostage situation.

Authorities say the incident began after deputies tried to serve a warrant to the suspect.

The suspect ran off to a house on South Angell Road with two hostages inside.

After negotiations with authorities, the suspect released the hostages unharmed.

Chief Deputy JD Hartman said “Finally the two hostages were [...]

K-9s on Duty: As meth problem grows, Richland County to label lab locations

Richland County Sheriff's Department (SC)

Richland County Sheriff’s Department (SC)



RICHLAND COUNTY — A growing number of meth lab discoveries has Richland County officials worried about public safety.

In the past two years, the number of meth labs discovered by law enforcement in Richland County has more than tripled — from seven in 2011 to 23 last year. And no one is sure how many other labs are in operation but haven’t been discovered.

The chemicals used in manufacturing meth are dangerous, Lott warned, and can cause respiratory problems and pose a flammable or explosive [...]