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The Braves, Politics, Kickbacks & Murder of the Sheriff-Elect

1999 – Former Atlanta Braves star pitcher Pat Jarvis replaced Bonner as Dekalb County Sheriff. After nearly 20 years in office, Jarvis pleaded guilty to a massive kickback scheme in which he took money from vendors who had contracts with the jail. 146 more words

Department Of Public Safety

There's a New Sheriff in Town...Again

1965 – Dekalb County Sheriff Lamar Martin pleaded guilty to four counts of bribery in 1972. A bail bondsman in Decatur — the seat of DeKalb County and home of the jail — said Martin demanded 5 percent of every bond posted. 96 more words

Department Of Public Safety

Tractor-trailer plows into Texas interstate bridge, 1 killed

SALADO, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer slammed into construction beams along a major interstate in Central Texas on Thursday, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions, authorities said. 239 more words

National / World

Marijuana Wax Fire Leads To Grandmother's Death, 2 Men Charged With Murder

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — There’s a new warning from Public Safety experts Wednesday about the dangers of cooking concentrated marijuana oil.

It can lead to explosions and fires, like the one that has two St. 306 more words


Authorities Investigate Several Reported Assaults On And Near West Chester University

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – Police in West Chester want students to be on alert after three alleged assaults, two off campus and one on campus, were reported last week. 225 more words


Drug-bust stories becoming ... um, boring

“Police grab drugs in ‘traffic stop.'”

You hear and read these headlines all the time. I almost always chuckle when I see these stories. Why? Because the traffic stop, such as it is, usually is something of a ruse. 215 more words

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Senate confirms attorney general, public safety director

State senators unanimously voted Thursday to confirm Douglas Chin as attorney general of the Department of Attorney General.

“Mr. Chin brings to the State extensive and meaningful legal experience in public and private practice,” said Sen. 259 more words