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Search expands for pilot of crashed U.S. military jet in rural Virginia

Search expands for pilot of crashed U.S. military jet in rural Virginia

DEERFIELD, Va., Aug. 28 (UPI) --The U.S. Air National Guard said Thursday that the search is expanding for the missing pilot whose F-15C Eagle crash landed in rural Virginia on Wednesday.
JC Finley
Speed, dangerous road factors in crash that killed 5

Speed, dangerous road factors in crash that killed 5

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y., Aug. 27 (UPI) --Family and friends are mourning five people including three children killed in a fiery crash on New York's Southern State Parkway on Saturday night.
Gabrielle Levy
Former FBI director Louis Freeh injured in car accident

Former FBI director Louis Freeh injured in car accident

BARNARD, Vt., Aug. 26 (UPI) --Former FBI director Louis Freeh was hospitalized Monday following a car crash in Vermont.
Gabrielle Levy
'True Detective' season two 'not as dark,' says HBO

'True Detective' season two 'not as dark,' says HBO

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 22 (UPI) --HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said season two of "True Detective" is "not as dark" as season one, but still looks "into the crevices of the soul."
Annie Martin
Michael Brown shot six times, autopsy shows

Michael Brown shot six times, autopsy shows

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 18 (UPI) --Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, preliminary autopsy results released Sunday night revealed.
Gabrielle Levy
Ferguson, Mo., stores looted overnight

Ferguson, Mo., stores looted overnight

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) --Protesters return to looting, vandalizing businesses overnight in Ferguson, Mo.
Danielle Haynes

Fire under the Pulaski Skyway quickly extinguished

KEARNY, N.J., Aug. 15 (UPI) --A fire under New Jersey's aging Pulaski Skyway was quickly extinguished Friday afternoon.
Frances Burns
Mo. State Highway Patrol to take over security in Ferguson [UPDATE]

Mo. State Highway Patrol to take over security in Ferguson [UPDATE]

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 14 (UPI) --Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will remove St. Louis County police from Ferguson, after five days of clashes between protesters and cops showed no signs of slowing.
Gabrielle Levy
3 members of Vermont family arrested for DUI at the same crime scene

3 members of Vermont family arrested for DUI at the same crime scene

FLETCHER, Vt., Aug. 13 (UPI) --Three members of a Vermont family, Nicholas, Joshua and Brian Woodward, were arrested for DUI at the same crime scene after a single-car crash in Fletcher.
Evan Bleier
Teen charged with killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright

Teen charged with killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright

BREMERTON, Wash., Aug. 11 (UPI) --A 17-year-old who lived in the same Bremerton, Wash., mobile home park has been charged with killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright.
Frances Burns
2 men brawl after arguing about golf rules at Pennsylvania course

2 men brawl after arguing about golf rules at Pennsylvania course

FAYETTE COUNTY , Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) --Two men may face assault charges after they allegedly brawled following an argument about golf rules at the Springdale Golf Course in Fayette County.
Evan Bleier
Washington mom in jail for murdering 2-year-old daughter at Oregon resort

Washington mom in jail for murdering 2-year-old daughter at Oregon resort

CANNON BEACH, Ore., Aug. 4 (UPI) --A woman has been arrested in Oregon in connection with the death of her 2-year-old daughter in a beach resort.
Matt Bradwell
Virginia dad kills wife and three daughters before committing suicide

Virginia dad kills wife and three daughters before committing suicide

CULPEPER COUNTY, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) --Two adults and three children were found dead in their Virginia home Sunday, apparently shot to death in what investigators are treating as a murder-suicide.
Matt Bradwell
Idaho grandmother writes thank-you note to police after speeding ticket

Idaho grandmother writes thank-you note to police after speeding ticket

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 1 (UPI) --After getting pulled over for speeding, Idaho grandmother Tana Baumler wrote a thank-you note to police.
Evan Bleier
Justice Department sues Pa. State Police: Kill the sexist fitness test

Justice Department sues Pa. State Police: Kill the sexist fitness test

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 (UPI) --The U.S. federal government is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, claiming its physical fitness test discriminates against women.
Matt Bradwell
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State police (or State troopers) are a type of sub-national territorial police force, particularly in Australia and the United States. Some other countries have analogous police forces, such as the provincial police in some Canadian provinces, while in other places, the same responsibilities are held by national police forces.

Each state of Australia has its own state police force. Municipalities do not have police forces and it is left to the state forces to police the geographic areas within their respective states. Australia does have a national police force, the Australian Federal Police, whose role is to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth, both criminal law and civil law, as well as to protect the interests of the Commonwealth, both domestically and internationally. The AFP does, however, provide 'state' policing for the Australian Capital Territory, Jervis Bay Territory, and Australia's other external territories such as Norfolk Island.

Prior to the Federation of Australia, each Colony within Australia had numerous police forces, but these were largely amalgamated well before Federation.

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