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Teen girl missing from Lexington, SC called runaway: Police

A search is over for an “at-risk” teenage girl who ran away after she returned home, the Lexington Police Department said Monday evening.

She was last seen Sunday at her Lexington home on Creek Side Lane at about 10 p.m. and police began searching for her Monday, the department said in a release. The 17-year-old was called a “runaway in crisis,” by Chief Terrence Green in the release.

Sgt. Cameron Mortenson told The State there is a mental-health issue, but did not provide more information why the teen was considered at risk.

Officers responded to her home Monday after it was discovered she had run away, according to the release.

Police said it was not known where she might have gone, or if she was alone or with others.

Information on why the teen ran away was not made available by police.

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Dawn French and Lenny Henry lived with police officers due to racism

LONDON - APRIL 26: Dawn French and Lenny Henry pose in the press room at the BAFTA Television Awards 2009 held at The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre on April 26, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Dawn French and Lenny Henry at the Bafta Television Awards 2009. (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Dawn French has revealed she and ex-husband Sir Lenny Henry were forced to have police officers live in their home due to “continual racism”.

Henry, who was knighted in 2015, has often spoken about the racism he has suffered in his life, and French, who was married to him for 25 years, has now spoken of the shock of witnessing it first-hand.

Speaking on Times Radio, she said: “I had never experienced anything like that until I met him and I just couldn’t believe the continual racism that happens in his life, the casual, insidious racism which I found really offensive.  

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“But then the big giant ‘let’s smear s**t on your door and try to set fire to your house’ kind of racism, and I was

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Kalamazoo man shot while asleep at home ID’d by police

KALAMAZOO, MI — A Kalamazoo man shot and killed early last Friday was asleep in his home when a bullet passed through a wall of his Northside home and hit him, police say.

Robert Earl Johnson, 54, was shot and killed while asleep in his home in the 1600 block of N. Church Street at around 1 a.m. Oct. 9, according to a news release issued by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

Police and medical workers tried to resuscitate the victim on scene but were not successful, police said last week. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later.

The suspect in the shooting, a 23-year-old Kalamazoo man, was arrested Sunday and lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail on murder and weapon charges, as well as on an outstanding warrant, police said.

A collaborative team consisting of Kalamazoo Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Response Team, Kalamazoo Valley

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Police suspect foul play as flames destroy Shiawassee County home

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI – Police suspect a Saturday night house fire in Shiawassee County was not an accident.

Troopers responded to reports of a fire at 8:15 p.m., Oct. 10 in the 1500 block of South Riniel Road in Venice Township about 20 minutes west of Flint, said Michigan State Police in a release.

Upon arrival, troopers found a two-story single-family home engulfed in flames, police said. The residence and a nearby parked truck were both destroyed, police said.

There were no occupants in the home at the time of the fire, police said. No further details were immediately available, though police acknowledged circumstances of the incident are “considered suspicious” at this time.

The Lennon Fire Department assisted on scene.

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1 killed in Charlotte home late Friday, police say

Police are investigating the killing of a person in a Charlotte home late Friday.

The victim was stabbed, Charlotte Observer news partner WBTV reported.

Police said they responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in a home in the 5000 block of Cheval Place just after 8:30 p.m. The house is off North Sharon Amity Road in east Charlotte.

MEDIC responders pronounced the victim dead, police said in a news release.

CMPD has not disclosed how the person died, only that they found the victim with a wound.

The victim was a 20-year-old man who was arguing with someone he knew, WSOC-TV reported. Police haven’t released the victim’s name and age or said if anyone was arrested.

Officers have talked with witnesses and are “not looking for any suspects at this time,” according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department release.

Anyone with information is asked to call

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Alabama Woman Gunned Down in Own Home Was Revenge Killing, Police Say

A 62-year-old woman from Alabama was gunned down and killed in her own home in an act of revenge, according to police.

Martha McGinsey was shot dead on September 29 in Roderick Road, Mobile.

And Mobile police chief Lawrence Battiste said McGinsey’s murder was retaliation for the killing of 25-year-old Keontae McCants earlier that day in Lyric Street in Prichard.

McGinsey’s son, Sidney Zireef Burke, has been charged with murder in that case.

Now police have announced they have arrested five men suspected of being involved in the death of McGinsey who officers have described as an innocent victim.

Speaking to Fox 10 News, Battiste said the incident should never have happened.

“I think there is bad blood between the families. I haven’t seen anything that suggests that it is a gang problem,” he said. “It is an aggressive family revenge type of situation.

“We can prevent this, we can

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Finding a legal driver to take car home no easy task: Olmsted Township Police Blotter

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio

Warrant: Stearns Road

An officer stopped a car at 1:27 a.m. Oct. 4 on Stearns Road because the owner showed an open warrant out of Florida. He also learned that the motorist was driving on a suspended license.

Florida authorities told Olmsted Township officers that they should just tell the driver about the warrant, as he was out of the pickup radius. The driver was cited and given the option to have a friend take possession of the car rather than have it towed.

When the friend arrived, however, she had an open warrant for her arrest through North Olmsted. That city’s police arrived shortly to pick her up.

Eventually, enough people — without warrants — arrived and drove the two cars away.

Juvenile complaint: Tuttle Road

Police went to the pond area on Tuttle Road at 6:26 p.m. Oct. 3. A caller said he had seen

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Police used ‘geofencing,’ surveillance video to ID suspects in shooting at cops’ home

The Camden County Police Department and several federal law enforcement partners used high-tech tools in their investigation of the gunfire into the home of two sleeping police officers in the city last month.



a man standing in front of a car: Friday, September 18, 2020 - A Camden County police officer stands guard in front of the home of two married county police officers after their home was hit with gunfire.


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – A Camden County police officer stands guard in front of the home of two married county police officers after their home was hit with gunfire.

They netted four suspects using surveillance video, spent shell casings and a new practice called geofencing, where police ask tech companies for information on any cell phones near a crime scene and then work backward to determine possible suspects or build a case against someone.

Julio Nieves, 19, Jeremiah McDonald, 18, Jaqwa Styles, 19, all of Pennsauken, and Kobbie Johnson, 30, of Collingswood, are all charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to

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Home entered, keys and SUV stolen: Westlake Police Blotter

WESTLAKE, Ohio

Vehicle stolen: Fernwood Drive

Officers at 7 a.m. Sept. 28 responded to a Fernwood Drive home regarding a missing SUV. Officers learned that during the overnight hours, someone had entered the rear door to the house, which had inadvertently been left unlocked.

The perpetrator took car keys from a nearby tabletop and used the keys to steal a Mitsubishi Outlander, which officers entered into police databases as stolen.

Suspected drugs: Center Ridge Road

A man called Westlake police at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 26 to report that a man was down on the ground on Center Ridge Road near King James Parkway. Onlookers were trying to help him.

Officers arrived to find the 23-year-old Euclid resident leaning against a signal box and slurring his speech. As paramedics assessed the man’s condition, officers discovered that he possessed suspected marijuana, syringes, a suspected narcotic and other drug paraphernalia, according to police.

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Police officers rescue man from Springfield, IL house fire

Illinois cops rushed into an 83-year-old man’s house after a car crashed into it, igniting a fire.

Dramatic video from a Springfield Police Department officer’s body camera shows him run into the home as the blaze raged Wednesday night. The officer smashed through a door that was lodged shut before carrying the coughing man outside to safety.

The fire started after a speeding car went airborne over nearby railroad tracks before crashing into the home, police say.

The police department identified the officers as Nicholas Renfro and Juan Resendez.

“Because of their selfless and heroic actions, Officers Renfro and Resendez were able to save a person’s life,” officials said in a news release.

The 29-year-old female driver of the vehicle and two teens were found near the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening before she was arrested and taken to jail,

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