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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 13, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

Cops: Man steals pellet gun, robs store

Police say a man made quick use of a pellet gun he stole from Wal-Mart: He robbed a video game store across the parking lot. Suspect Merle A. Andrew, Jr., 36, was arrested early today for a robbery Tuesday at GameStop in Airway Heights. Surveillance…

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Forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick poses with her laptop showing two composite sketches of a suspect in the 1991 killing of a Washington teenager, in Huntington Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. The analysis on a DNA profile from the suspect shows that he is distantly related to three passengers who arrived in what is now Plymouth, Mass., on the Mayflower in 1620. Fitzpatrick who did the analysis believes there's a decent chance that the killer shares their last name, Fuller. ((AP Photo/Jae C. Hong))

Cops hope colonial ties reheat cold case

Forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick poses with her laptop showing two composite sketches of a suspect in the 1991 killing of a Washington teenager, in Huntington Beach, Calif., Wednesday. The analysis on a DNA profile from the suspect shows that he is distantly related to three…

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Suspect threatens to eat police, dogs

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police say a man in Indiana accused of stealing a car threatened to hunt down and eat his arresting officers, their families and police dogs. The Journal & Courier reports that 39-year-old Paul M. Brock of Frankfort was charged Wednesday with…

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Jury clears grandma of pot grow charge

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania grandmother says she's no marijuana grower, just a woman who wanted something that would look pretty next to her tomatoes. A Fayette County jury cleared 67-year-old Alberta Kelley of drug possession and manufacture charges on Jan. 6 after…

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Police ticket boy after toy bike hits SUV

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez ticketed a 6-year-old boy for reckless driving, driving without a license and not having his toy motorcycle registered after he crashed it into an SUV. The boy's mother, Karla Noriega, says…

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