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When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a ser... Full Story

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  • Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task
    Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

    When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.

  • Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death
    Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

    DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.

  • Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn
    Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

    The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or killed by his client.

  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking
    Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.

  • Victim had helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings
    Victim had helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.

  • In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts
    In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.

  • Public housing safety policy can hit whole family
    Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door.

  • Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness
    Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — As Eileen Brown and her dog stand on a bluff at Santa Monica's Palisades Park and survey endless miles of sparkling blue ocean, clear skies and shimmering sandy beaches, she ponders how life could possibly get any better in this corner of paradise.

  • Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image
    Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star.

  • Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure.

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