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Today in history

...prisoners inside.On this date:In 1881, outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias "Billy the Kid," was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in present-day New Mexico.In 1913, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., the 38th president of the United...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-15
Local
Summer books roundup

...as part two of a triology, following part one, "Ellipses." His second book focuses on the relationship between a deputy sheriff who believes in second chances and Priscilla, a heroin addict.To read a Capital City Weekly interview with author Griffin...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/summer-books-roundup
Art
Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; two dead

...a 5-year-old girl, Calista Dixon, said Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger. Cody Murphree, the girl's brother, said in...spotted southwest of Pilger, according to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office. Shortly afterward, the town suffered a "direct...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-18/tornadoes-flatten-tiny-rural-nebraska
Not For Web
Feds: NC sheriff and deputies targeted Latinos

...Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated...the federal agency said Alamance County Sheriff Terry S. Johnson and his deputies violated...persons in any way, shape or form," the sheriff said Tuesday. "The Obama administration...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-09-19/feds-nc-sheriff-and-deputies-targeted
Not For Web
Pro-pot legalization group targets Alaska

...Lance Buchholtz, a 59-year-old retired sheriff from Wisconsin, told the Empire on Wednesday...years in law enforcement. He was a deputy sheriff for Green Lake County, Wisc., for 16 years and sheriff for 10 years before retiring in 2005...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-27/pro-pot-legalization-group-targets-alas
Local
Prosecutors, defense argue over Montana murder's link to Alaska trial

...Fayette called two investigators from the Flathead County, Mont. Sheriff's Office to testify about Morin's death. One of the men was Ernie Freebury, a now-retired sheriff's deputy who interviewed Kowalski three times about the shooting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-03/prosecutors-defense-argue-over-montana-
Local
'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

...rehab facility has a six-month wait. One school recently referred an 11-year-old boy who was shooting up intravenously.Sheriff Richard Jones has seen crack, methamphetamine and pills plague his southwestern Ohio community but calls heroin a bigger scourge...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/were-all-paying-heroin-spreads-misery-u
State
On day one of murder trial, jury hears from victim's oldest son

...while, and his friends came over and drank beer with him to help calm him down. Then, it came: a knock at the door."A sheriff was there and told me she died," recalled Padgett, of Graham, Wash., who is now 34 and has a wife and kids of his own...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-21/day-one-murder-trial-jury-hears-victims
Local
Air search launched for 2 Washington hikers

SEATTLE - The Skamania County sheriff's office says helicopters and a plane are searching for a man...can't fathom coming this far and giving up."The Yakima County Sheriff's Office search and rescue team was on standby to provide assistance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-04/air-search-launched-2-washington-hikers
State
Injured Mount St. Helens climber now in hospital

...Thursday and taken to a Vancouver hospital.The Skamania County sheriff's office says 28-year-old Alana McCammon of Vancouver...with 25-year-old Kyle Knight of Petersburg, Alaska.The sheriff's office received a call for help and rescuers reached her...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-06/injured-mount-st-helens-climber-now-hos
State

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