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Ex-head of police gun unit is found dead before scheduled questioning – by Stephanie Farr, Mark Fazlollah, and Jeremy Roebuck The former commander of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Firearms Identification Unit died of an apparent suicide Wednesday, a day before he was scheduled to face questions from prosecutors about thefts from the department, law enforcement officials said. A police spokeswoman confirmed that Lt. Vincent J.

GOP’s midterm strength could be problem in 2016

 Republican strength in this year’s House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party’s presidential chances by stalling the changes in style and policy advocated after Mitt Romney’s defeat in the 2012 presidential campaign. GOP officials and strategists say it’s hard to persuade party leaders to adjust the political recipe when they feel increasingly

Protesters call for justice in the shooting of 93-year-old woman by Hearne police officer

HEARNE — For many of the 150 Hearne residents who showed up for a march and rally following the fatal shooting of a 93-year-old woman by a police officer, Thursday was about putting an end to years of accepting what they call unfair and unequal treatment by police. “We can’t bring Ms. Golden back, but