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Texas Governor Threatens Jail for ‘Sanctuary’ Sheriff

Brendan Kirby, Abbott says bill would put Travis County official behind ‘bars that she has tried to release people from’ Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday showed no sign of backing down in his high-profile battle  with the sheriff of Travis County over her “sanctuary” policy. He aims to hit recalcitrant officials on multiple fronts.

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens to oust officials who promote sanctuary cities

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to pursue legislation to “remove from office” any official who promotes sanctuary cities — potentially raising the stakes for local sheriffs and mayors who defy federal law. The proposal also could set up a legal showdown between local and state officials in the Lone Star State.  Abbott announced the

Suspected cop-killer on the loose wanted to be on ‘America’s Most Wanted’

The wanted murder suspect who led Orlando police on a frantic manhunt Tuesday after a shooting that killed an officer once apparently posted on Facebook that he wanted his face on one of America’s most popular crime shows. “Goals!!!! To be on Americas most wanted,” a November 2016 post on Markeith Loyd’s page read. A

Louisiana votes to send Republican John Kennedy to U.S. Senate

Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation’s last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January. Kennedy had always been the runoff election’s front-runner in a state that overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump. He

California loft fire’s toll rises to 33, with more victims expected

A fire that devastated an Oakland, California, loft building during a weekend dance party has taken at least 33 lives and the toll will likely rise, authorities said on Sunday, as criminal investigators joined recovery teams at the charred ruin. Firefighters in Oakland, east of San Francisco, found the remains of nearly three dozen victims

U.S. veterans to meet with tribe elders in pipeline protest

U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans Stand for Standing Rock members will meet with Standing Rock Sioux elders to determine how the potentially 3,500

Son accused of killing, dismembering parents during Thanksgiving visit

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Louisiana on charges of killing and dismembering his parents at their Tennessee home. Joel Michael Guy Jr. was arrested Tuesday on a fugitive warrant in Baton Rouge, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said. He’s accused of killing his parents, Joel Michael Guy Sr., 61, and Lisa Guy, 55. They

Sheriff Clarke to Meet Trump Monday For Possible DHS Appointment

President-elect continues to assemble law and order administration. Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is scheduled to meet Monday in New York with President-elect Donald Trump, according to news reports quoting a Trump aide. Clarke, who runs as a Democrat, was a high-profile surrogate for Trump during the campaign. Clarke has been mentioned as a potential

President-elect Trump’s Cabinet Possibilities Gingrich, Guiliani, and Sheriff Clarke?

Mark Tapson, Politico posted a rundown of President-elect Donald Trump’s potential cabinet picks, and they include some exciting heavy hitters “who could comprise one of the more eclectic and controversial presidential Cabinets in modern history.” Check out the list below, including commentary from Politico: Secretary of state Former House Speaker Gingrich, a leading Trump supporter,

Two Police Officers are on paid leave, In Patrol Car Death of a 3-year-old

Hancock County investigators on Monday identified the two police officers on leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of a 3-year-old daughter of one of the officers. Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker has been identified as the mother of Cheyenn Hyer, who died Friday after she was left unattended in a

Veteran Arizona sheriff defeats three in Republican primary

The Arizona sheriff famous for his tough stance on illegal immigration and keeping jail inmates in tents easily won his Republican primary on Tuesday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is seeking election to a seventh term as the top lawman for the area around Phoenix, had won about 66 percent of the vote, according

3 officers dead, 3 hurt in Baton Rouge shooting

Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said Sunday. One suspect is dead and law enforcement officials believe two others are still at large, the spokeswoman said. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement