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Kentucky State Police Stepping up Enforcement During Holiday

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say troopers are stepping up their enforcement efforts on the state’s roads through Labor Day weekend. Police say the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign focuses on removing impaired drivers. Troopers will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints statewide to enforce all traffic laws, with attention to seat… Read More

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Police Recruits in Kentucky Can Earn Associate’s Degree For Free

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a new initiative will allow Kentucky police academy recruits to earn an associate’s degree for free. A statement from the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet says it has partnered with the Department of Criminal Justice Training and Bluegrass Community & Technical College to offer the program, which is… Read More

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New Hemp Law Doesn’t Make Marijuana Possession Legal But It Is Harder To Prosecute Now

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There continue to be concerns by cities and police agencies that they can no longer easily prosecute people who are carrying small amounts of marijuana because of the state’s new law allowing hemp and CBD oil. Some say the problem is there’s no good way to test marijuana to see whether it complies with the… Read More

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Feds: Man Who Threatened Agents Lived in Gun-Filled House

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an 18-year-old Ohio man charged with making online threats against federal agents was arrested at a home filled with guns and a huge stockpile of ammunition. Court documents say Justin Olsen also wrote that he supported mass shootings and attacks on Planned Parenthood. Federal prosecutors say Olsen has been… Read More

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West Virginia City Gets First Ever Female Police Officer

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VIENNA, W.Va. (AP) — The city of Vienna, West Virginia, has finally welcomed a woman into its police department as a sworn officer. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports Allyssa Kern, of Williamstown, was sworn in Monday by Mayor Randy Rapp. Rapp says Kern is the 84-year-old city’s first female police officer. The newspaper notes the Vienna… Read More

Cleveland Hires its First Police Inspector General

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CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland has hired its first police inspector general to provide oversight of city police policies and practices. A city statement announced Tuesday that Solon police Chief Christopher Viland has accepted the civilian position that was created through the city’s court-mandated police department reform efforts. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s office… Read More

Patrol Warns Against Drinking and Driving Over Holiday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol warns it will be cracking down on motorists in Ohio who drink and drive during the Fourth of July holiday reporting period. The reporting period beginning at midnight Wednesday continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The patrol’s zero-tolerance policy is part of the national Drive Sober or Get… Read More