Public Safety Committee

Latest stories

1d
Daily Journal
Matthew Walker Sr. takes seat on Buena councilBUENA – The Borough Council on Monday night chose Matthew Walker Sr. to join th
Matthew Walker Sr. takes seat on Buena council
Daily Journal / Posted yesterday
BUENA – The Borough Council on Monday night chose Matthew Walker Sr. to join the six-seat governing body as a replacement for the recently retired Councilman Edward Cugini Sr. Walker was one of three possible replacements nominated by the local... Read more
1d
News 10 WILX
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Go Unregulated, Residents Fed UpLansing, MI (WILX) - Nancy Mahlow has lived in Lansing for more than 30 years.
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Go Unregulated, Residents Fed Up
News 10 WILX / Posted yesterday
Lansing, MI (WILX) - Nancy Mahlow has lived in Lansing for more than 30 years. She's the president of the Eastside Neighborhood Organization. She knows the city. And she doesn't like what's happening to it. "If you drive down Cedar Street or MLK... Read more
1d
East Bay Express
BREAKING NEWS: Oakland May Green-Light Eight New Pot Clubs a Year City staffers are seeking to lift Oakland’s cap on dispensaries and to license
BREAKING NEWS: Oakland May Green-Light Eight New Pot Clubs a Year
East Bay Express / Posted yesterday
City staffers are seeking to lift Oakland’s cap on dispensaries and to license vapor lounges, commercial gardens, hash-makers, kitchens, and labs.By David Downs Oakland stands poised... Read more
1d
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Dallas Police Suspect K2 Fueling Spike In Aggressive PanhandlingDALLAS (CBS11) – Dallas Police are linking aggressive downtown panhandling with
Dallas Police Suspect K2 Fueling Spike In Aggressive Panhandling
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted yesterday
DALLAS (CBS11) – Dallas Police are linking aggressive downtown panhandling with an epidemic spike in the use of the synthetic drug K2 and they’re promising aggressive enforcement in response. Downtown commuters already run a gauntlet of panhandlers... Read more
1d
Bangor Daily News
Maine’s corrections department outlines major overhaulGov. Paul LePage’s administration is proposing an overhaul of the state’s corre
Maine’s corrections department outlines major overhaul
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is proposing an overhaul of the state’s correctional system that would expand the capacity for female inmates and prisoners with substance abuse issues. Lawmakers are being told that the plan could cost more than... Read more
1d
The Florida Times-Union
Utility workers and vehicles could be added to Georgia Move-Over lawATLANTA | Georgia drivers may have to switch lanes for more than police and amb
Utility workers and vehicles could be added to Georgia Move-Over law
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
ATLANTA | Georgia drivers may have to switch lanes for more than police and ambulances under a proposed change to the so-called move-over law. Under a bill the House adopted Monday, utility vehicles and workers would be added to the list qualifying... Read more
2d
Daily Journal
Buena council to pick new memberBUENA – Borough Council is expected to fill a recent vacancy on the six-member
Buena council to pick new member
Daily Journal / Posted 2 days ago
BUENA – Borough Council is expected to fill a recent vacancy on the six-member governing body at its meeting Monday night. Councilman Edward Cugini Sr. created the opening with his resignation, submitted on Jan 20 and effective as of Jan. 25. Cugini... Read more
2d
Daily Record
LETTER: Towns must act to ban puppy millsAn open letter to Mayor Neil Henry and Fred Semrau, attorney for Mendham Boroug
LETTER: Towns must act to ban puppy mills
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
An open letter to Mayor Neil Henry and Fred Semrau, attorney for Mendham Borough, On July 2015 a number of citizens first addressed the Mendham Borough Council about an ordinance banning retail sale of dogs. Little controversy arose regarding the... Read more
2d
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Dallas May Steep Up K2 RegulationsDALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Considered more toxic to the human brain than marijuana b
Dallas May Steep Up K2 Regulations
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 2 days ago
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Considered more toxic to the human brain than marijuana by experts, K2 may soon be regulated in Dallas. The city’s public safety committee will look at options Monday after police said the drug recently led to hundreds of... Read more
3d
KOMU Columbia
Missouri Senate bills aim to change driving requirements in MissouriJEFFERSON CITY - A hearing is scheduled in the Missouri Senate Transportation,
Missouri Senate bills aim to change driving requirements in Missouri
KOMU Columbia / Posted 3 days ago
JEFFERSON CITY - A hearing is scheduled in the Missouri Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee for four bills related to driving in Missouri. The transportation hearing is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 10. The committee... Read more
3d
The Herald News
Fall River man charged with breaking into King Philip Mill FALL RIVER — Police arrested a Fall River man for allegedly breaking into the
Fall River man charged with breaking into King Philip Mill
The Herald News / Posted 3 days ago
FALL RIVER — Police arrested a Fall River man for allegedly breaking into the King Philip Mill Complex on Friday evening.Fall River police officers and firefighters responded to the call... Read more
4d
Hawaii News Now
Chief defends major's promotion, domestic violence pastBy JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Police C
Chief defends major's promotion, domestic violence past
Hawaii News Now / Posted 4 days ago
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha is defending the promotion of a major who was arrested in 1994 for domestic violence. Kealoha said Thursday he's confident Maj. Ryan Borges will be an... Read more
5d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Benton County officials OK court needs studyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials agreed Thursday to spend $80,000 to stud
Benton County officials OK court needs study
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials agreed Thursday to spend $80,000 to study the proposed new justice center. The Finance Committee voted to proceed with a needs analysis of the courts facility by the consulting team of Perkowitz & Ruth,... Read more
5d
The Post-Standard
'Why can you boot people but not cars?' Syracuse business owner asksSYRACUSE, N.Y. -- People whose vehicles are booted for parking illegally aren't
'Why can you boot people but not cars?' Syracuse business owner asks
The Post-Standard / Posted 5 days ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- People whose vehicles are booted for parking illegally aren't victims, a Westcott business owner said today. They're the criminals. Gaetano Colozzi owns the Papa John's Pizza franchise at 500 Westcott St. He took exception with... Read more
6d
Bangor Daily News
Maine bill aims to prevent gun bans for public housing tenantsAUGUSTA, Maine — The plight of a disabled Rockland man who shot an alleged intr
Maine bill aims to prevent gun bans for public housing tenants
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — The plight of a disabled Rockland man who shot an alleged intruder in his apartment last August has prompted legislation that would prohibit gun bans in publicly subsidized housing. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing,... Read more
6d
TribLIVE
Investigation under way in use of deadly force against man in Wilkinsburg | TribLIVE Neighborhoods By Tony Raap, Aaron Aupperlee and Elizabeth Behrm
Investigation under way in use of deadly force against man in Wilkinsburg
TribLIVE / Posted 6 days ago
| TribLIVE Neighborhoods By Tony Raap, Aaron Aupperlee and Elizabeth Behrman| Wednesday, Feb. 3,... Read more
28 related stories
6d
The Columbian
Bill: Make it easier to prosecute policeOLYMPIA — A bill that would make it easier to charge police officers with crime
Bill: Make it easier to prosecute police
The Columbian / Posted 6 days ago
OLYMPIA — A bill that would make it easier to charge police officers with crimes for improper use of deadly force received its first public hearing Wednesday, drawing testimony from many who argued that it’s too difficult to prosecute law enforcement... Read more
2 related stories
6d
The Kitsap Sun
Bill to make prosecuting police killings easier has hearingOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A House hearing on a bill that would make it easier to ch
Bill to make prosecuting police killings easier has hearing
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 6 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A House hearing on a bill that would make it easier to charge police officers with crimes for improper use of deadly force drew testimony that it's too difficult to prosecute law enforcement for shooting people in... Read more
2 related stories
6d
Berkshire Eagle
A challenge, a debate, a recommendation to keep North Adams' winter parking banNORTH ADAMS >> A Veazie Street resident wants the city to eliminate its o
A challenge, a debate, a recommendation to keep North Adams' winter parking ban
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 6 days ago
NORTH ADAMS >> A Veazie Street resident wants the city to eliminate its overnight wintertime parking ban, but has yet to win over any city officials. After an hour of debate Monday, the City Council's Public Safety Committee voted unanimously... Read more
6d
Barrow Journal
Winder police to receive pay increaseThe Winder Police Department is getting a raise this month. The Winder City Cou
Winder police to receive pay increase
Barrow Journal / Posted 6 days ago
The Winder Police Department is getting a raise this month. The Winder City Council approved an increase in its pay schedule at its Feb. 2 meeting. The council’s public safety committee recently met to discuss the pay increases for the department’s... Read more
6d
New Haven Independent
Alders Pick Committee ChairsThe Board of Alders opted for continuity over shaking up the status quo in sett
Alders Pick Committee Chairs
New Haven Independent / Posted 6 days ago
The Board of Alders opted for continuity over shaking up the status quo in setting committee assignments for the term that began Jan. 1. In all but three of the committees — finance, public safety and youth services — the chairperson stayed the... Read more
7d
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
City police hirings get backingApproval to hire candidates Christopher Salisbury and Nicholas Carrita received
City police hirings get backing
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Approval to hire candidates Christopher Salisbury and Nicholas Carrita received a positive recommendation from the finance committee. Money for their salaries and benefits would be taken from part of an escrow account of business privilege tax, said... Read more
7d
WAGT 26 Augusta
First proposed changes to Augusta Animal Services Code in 30 yearsRevisions to 30 year old Augusta Animal Services Code being proposed in coming
First proposed changes to Augusta Animal Services Code in 30 years
WAGT 26 Augusta / Posted 7 days ago
Revisions to 30 year old Augusta Animal Services Code being proposed in coming weeks. AUGUSTA, G.a. – City officials and community members have spent almost a year revising the 35-year old Augusta Animal Service Code. The new ordinances will be... Read more
8d
The Columbus Dispatch
Klein would make fine prosecutor Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion Columbus City Council Pr
Klein would make fine prosecutor
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion Columbus City Council President Zach Klein is prepared to serve as Franklin County prosecutor. I have had the honor of serving as a judge on the U.S. District... Read more
8d
Hawaii News Now
17 HPD officers fired in 2015, big increase from previous years2015 was a scandalous year for the Honolulu Police Department with 17 officers
17 HPD officers fired in 2015, big increase from previous years
Hawaii News Now / Posted 8 days ago
2015 was a scandalous year for the Honolulu Police Department with 17 officers being fired. That's a jump from previous years. The annual disciplinary report was submitted to the state legislature last Friday. Several of the firings involved... Read more
8d
WWLP Springfield
Gun owners seek law to prevent patchwork of local ordinancesSTATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 1, 2016….Describing locally imposed restrictions in M
Gun owners seek law to prevent patchwork of local ordinances
WWLP Springfield / Posted 8 days ago
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 1, 2016….Describing locally imposed restrictions in Massachusetts as threats to their constitutional rights, some gun owners have lined up behind a bill that would prevent municipalities from instituting their own ordinances... Read more
8d
Daily Pennsylvanian
How the popular use of drones in Philadelphia creates problems for usersThe Federal Aviation Agency estimated that more than 700,000 drones were sold d
How the popular use of drones in Philadelphia creates problems for users
Daily Pennsylvanian / Posted 8 days ago
The Federal Aviation Agency estimated that more than 700,000 drones were sold during the last holiday season, making them one of the hottest-selling toys in the last two years. Due to their popularity, drones have been creating problems for both... Read more
8d
Lowell Sun
Lowell gun owners seek law uniformity in lawsBy Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Describing locally imposed r
Lowell gun owners seek law uniformity in laws
Lowell Sun / Posted 8 days ago
By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Describing locally imposed restrictions in Massachusetts as threats to their constitutional rights, some gun owners have lined up behind a bill that would prevent municipalities from instituting... Read more
8d
The Herald News
Fall River public safety committee to discuss federal designation as high drug-trafficking area at Tuesday meeting FALL RIVER — The City Council Committee on Public Safety is set to discuss Br
Fall River public safety committee to discuss federal designation as high drug-trafficking area at Tuesday meeting
The Herald News / Posted 8 days ago
FALL RIVER — The City Council Committee on Public Safety is set to discuss Bristol County’s recent designation as a “High Intensity... Read more
8d
WLWT-TV Cincinnati
CPD chief introduces new violence reduction strategyCincinnati's police chief presented a new strategy for reducing the amount of v
CPD chief introduces new violence reduction strategy
WLWT-TV Cincinnati / Posted 8 days ago
Cincinnati's police chief presented a new strategy for reducing the amount of violent crime taking place in the city. Chief Eliot Isaac said Monday that the Place-based Investigation of Violent Offender Territories is a data driven approach that is... Read more
6 related stories
9d
Daily Pennsylvanian
How the popular use of drones in Philadelphia creates problems for usersThe Federal Aviation Agency estimated that more than 700,000 drones were sold d
How the popular use of drones in Philadelphia creates problems for users
Daily Pennsylvanian / Posted 9 days ago
The Federal Aviation Agency estimated that more than 700,000 drones were sold during the last holiday season, making them one of the hottest-selling toys in the last two years. Due to their popularity, drones have been creating problems for both... Read more
10d
WSFA 12 Montgomery
Tuscaloosa 'close' to finalizing plans to bring Uber to townYou may be able to use your Uber app in Tuscaloosa soon, and legally this time.
Tuscaloosa 'close' to finalizing plans to bring Uber to town
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 10 days ago
You may be able to use your Uber app in Tuscaloosa soon, and legally this time. A city spokesperson told WBRC a final agreement with the ride-hailing service is close but the city and Uber are still trying to hash out a few things. There's a... Read more
10d
WTVM 9 Columbus
Tuscaloosa 'close' to finalizing plans to bring Uber to townYou may be able to use your Uber app in Tuscaloosa soon, and legally this time.
Tuscaloosa 'close' to finalizing plans to bring Uber to town
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 10 days ago
You may be able to use your Uber app in Tuscaloosa soon, and legally this time. A city spokesperson told WBRC a final agreement with the ride-hailing service is close but the city and Uber are still trying to hash out a few things. There's a... Read more
10d
The Sacramento Bee
Dan Morain: Matters of life, death, guns and politicsGun sales and violent crime are on the rise. So are the politics of crime and p
Dan Morain: Matters of life, death, guns and politics
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 10 days ago
Gun sales and violent crime are on the rise. So are the politics of crime and punishment. Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a criminal justice initiative for the November ballot that would grant authorities greater flexibility to release prisoners who... Read more
12d
Live 5 News Charleston
Sullivans Island considers parking restrictionsSULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Sullivans Island is considering parking restricti
Sullivans Island considers parking restrictions
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 12 days ago
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Sullivans Island is considering parking restrictions after the neighboring town of the Isle of Palms approved some restrictions. Multiple media outlets reported that Sullivans Island officials are considering limiting... Read more
2 related stories
12d
WBTV Charlotte
Sullivans Island considers parking restrictionsSULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Sullivans Island is considering parking restricti
Sullivans Island considers parking restrictions
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 12 days ago
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Sullivans Island is considering parking restrictions after the neighboring town of the Isle of Palms approved some restrictions. Multiple media outlets reported that Sullivans Island officials are considering limiting... Read more
2 related stories
12d
WECT 6 Wilmington
Sullivans Island considers parking restrictionsSULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Sullivans Island is considering parking restricti
Sullivans Island considers parking restrictions
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 12 days ago
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Sullivans Island is considering parking restrictions after the neighboring town of the Isle of Palms approved some restrictions. Multiple media outlets reported that Sullivans Island officials are considering limiting... Read more
2 related stories
12d
Hawaii News Now
Prisons officials seek private partnership for new jailState prisons officials said the $489 million cost of building a new jail on Oa
Prisons officials seek private partnership for new jail
Hawaii News Now / Posted 12 days ago
State prisons officials said the $489 million cost of building a new jail on Oahu could be reduced significantly and constructed more quickly under a public-private partnership that's exempt from certain environmental requirements. Meanwhile, the... Read more
12d
Hawaii News Now
Prisons officials seek private partnership, environmental exemptions for new jailState prisons officials said the $489 million cost of building a new jail on Oa
Prisons officials seek private partnership, environmental exemptions for new jail
Hawaii News Now / Posted 12 days ago
State prisons officials said the $489 million cost of building a new jail on Oahu could be reduced significantly and constructed more quickly under a public-private partnership that is exempt from certain environmental requirements. The state... Read more
12d
Anderson Independent-Mail
Anderson’s municipal court running more smoothly with extra judgesDrivers with traffic tickets and the Anderson police officers who issued the ci
Anderson’s municipal court running more smoothly with extra judges
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 12 days ago
Drivers with traffic tickets and the Anderson police officers who issued the citations are wasting less time in court since the city added several assistant judges last year. The wait time for traffic cases in the city's municipal court has... Read more
12d
Live 5 News Charleston
Sullivan's Island leaders explore new plan to limit beach parkingThe Sullivan’s Island Public Safety Committee is taking first steps to devise a
Sullivan's Island leaders explore new plan to limit beach parking
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 12 days ago
The Sullivan’s Island Public Safety Committee is taking first steps to devise a 2016 beach parking plan. "We've decided to explore a relatively simple approach,” Sullivan’s Island Mayor Pat O’Neill said. “The possibility of restricting parking to... Read more
12d
The Record-Journal
Meriden woman dies eight days after jail cell hanging incidentMERIDEN — An internal investigation is underway after police say a city woman a
Meriden woman dies eight days after jail cell hanging incident
The Record-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
MERIDEN — An internal investigation is underway after police say a city woman attempted to hang herself in a holding cell and died eight days later due to her injuries. Erica Moreno, 29, of Meriden was arrested just before midnight on Jan. 18 and... Read more
12d
Cincinnati CityBeat
Morning News and StuffIn the wake of a big municipal water scandal, Cincinnati officials are pushing
Morning News and Stuff
Cincinnati CityBeat / Posted 12 days ago
In the wake of a big municipal water scandal, Cincinnati officials are pushing for tests on some of the city’s water. You’ve probably seen the huge headlines about Flint, Michigan, where a change in water sourcing triggered the corrosion of pipes and... Read more
12d
The Chronicle Express
Gardner says state grant isn’t a good fit for Yates County Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 12:01 AM After consideration of a state grant progra
Gardner says state grant isn’t a good fit for Yates County
The Chronicle Express / Posted 12 days ago
Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 12:01 AM After consideration of a state grant program designed by N.Y.S. Department of Taxation & Finance to increase prosecutions of those who are accused of... Read more
13d
The Record Searchlight
Skeptics question proposed criminal sentences ballot measureSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to revamp California's cr
Skeptics question proposed criminal sentences ballot measure
The Record Searchlight / Posted 13 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to revamp California's criminal sentencing laws could have unintended consequences, skeptics said, even as it takes the next step in meeting a federal requirement for the state to reduce its... Read more
65 related stories
13d
The Register NorthJersey.com
Kinnelon supports state legislation to fund school safety officersMayor Robert Collins would like to see the school district staffed with a safet
Kinnelon supports state legislation to fund school safety officers
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 13 days ago
Mayor Robert Collins would like to see the school district staffed with a safety officer, and supports proposed state legislation that would create a new class of law-enforcement officers that would be able to provide security at schools in a... Read more
13d
The Chronicle Express
Prevention, treatment and criminal prosecutionAbout 250 people attended a community forum presented by the Yates Substance Ab
Prevention, treatment and criminal prosecution
The Chronicle Express / Posted 13 days ago
About 250 people attended a community forum presented by the Yates Substance Abuse Coalition Jan. 19 at Dundee Central School to learn more about the scope of drug use — in particular heroin — in the area, and what they can do about it.“The community... Read more
13d
WSFA 12 Montgomery
Birmingham councilwoman voices frustration with crime in her districtDrug pushers, pimps and prostitutes. These are the issues Birmingham City Coun
Birmingham councilwoman voices frustration with crime in her district
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 13 days ago
Drug pushers, pimps and prostitutes. These are the issues Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson addressed in Tuesday’s city council meeting. Tyson says she's sick of seeing them in her district. During Tuesday’s meeting, Tyson told Birmingham... Read more
13d
Baltimore Sun
Taser bids up to $12.8 million to provide city body cameras for five yearsTaser International wants to charge Baltimore up to $12.8 million over five yea
Taser bids up to $12.8 million to provide city body cameras for five years
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
Taser International wants to charge Baltimore up to $12.8 million over five years to outfit 2,500 police officers with cameras, according to a bid unsealed Wednesday by the city's spending board. The Rawlings-Blake administration will begin price... Read more
13d
The Norwich Bulletin
Norwich police chief: 'Unprecedented' drop in city crime Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:24 PM NORWICH — Over a nearly 50-year law enforcem
Norwich police chief: 'Unprecedented' drop in city crime
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 13 days ago
Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:24 PM NORWICH — Over a nearly 50-year law enforcement career, Norwich Police Chief Louis J. Fusaro Sr. has seen enough that he never speaks in superlatives.But a... Read more
More

People in this news