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Unusual weather traps smell of forest fire from 90 miles away over NYC

Unusual weather traps smell of forest fire from 90 miles away over NYC

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- New Yorkers woke Monday to the smell of a forest fire burning 90 miles away in southern New Jersey and trapped over the city by a temperature inversion.
Frances Burns
Authorities seize more than 300 bricks of heroin, $20K, and handguns in NJ drug bust

Authorities seize more than 300 bricks of heroin, $20K, and handguns in NJ drug bust

April 1 (UPI) -- Authorities break up drug ring, seizing more than 300 bricks of heroin, cash, and guns in drug bust that shuts down two heroin mills in Paterson, New Jersey.
JC Sevcik
Rhode Island House speaker's office raided

Rhode Island House speaker's office raided

March 21 (UPI) -- Officials raided the office of RI House Speaker Gordon Fox and his home Friday, removing evidence but refusing to reveal the nature of their investigation.
Gabrielle Levy

Burglary suspect fatally shot by Maryland state troopers at rest area

ABERDEEN, Md., March 21 (UPI) -- State police shot and killed a burglary suspect at a Maryland House Travel Plaza Friday after the man rammed a police car injuring an officer and fled.

Pickup truck launched into air by semi, hits Iowa State Police car

IOWA CITY, Iowa, March 21 (UPI) -- The Iowa State Police said a pickup truck struck by a semi on an interstate flew through the air and struck a patrol car, but there were no serious injuries.
Maine police surround man's home after gun tattoo is mistaken for a real firearm

Maine police surround man's home after gun tattoo is mistaken for a real firearm

March 19 (UPI) -- Tattoo of a life-size gun tucked in his waistband leads Maine State Police armed with assault rifles to surround the home of Michael Smith.
Evan Bleier

Fleeing carjacker leads Denver police on wild chase, caught

DENVER, March 12 (UPI) -- A carjacker with a long criminal history was arrested Wednesday after leading police on an hour-long rush-hour chase in three stolen vehicles, authorities said.
Tighter restrictions announced for 2014 Boston Marathon

Tighter restrictions announced for 2014 Boston Marathon

BOSTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Tighter restrictions for this year's Boston Marathons are meant to help reduce the risk to runners and spectators, police said.

West Va. county prosecutor investigated for child abuse

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Child abuse allegations by the ex-wife of a West Virginia county prosecutor have triggered an investigation by the State Police, officials said.
Keeping concealed carry free

Keeping concealed carry free

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Proponents of the right to carry a handgun outside the home are riding high after two federal appeals courts ruled in their favor in a wave of Second Amendment fervor.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Pilot, six passengers OK after disabled plane lands on frozen lake

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Seven people in a single-engine plane landed safely on frozen Lake Huron in Michigan after the aircraft developed mechanical problems, officials say.
Another storm brings more snow to winter-weary East Coast

Another storm brings more snow to winter-weary East Coast

DUNKIRK, N.Y., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Another storm system barreled up the East Coast Tuesday bringing more snow to the morning's commute ahead of another system carrying rain, forecasters said.

At least 100 killed in Nigerian terror attacks

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Boko Haram militants attacked villages in Nigeria's Borno state during the weekend, killing at least 100 people, the government said.

4 dead in Louisiana SUV-school bus crash

FRANKLIN, La., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A sport utility vehicle collided head-on with a school bus in Louisiana Saturday, killing the SUV's driver and three of its four passengers, police said.

Winds, snow cause power outages in U.S. Northeast

BOSTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Parts of New England got socked Saturday by more snow and high winds that knocked out power to thousands, officials said.

Upstate N.Y. man charged with shining spotlight at plane

MASSENA, N.Y., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- An upstate New York man is accused of shining a powerful spotlight into the cabin of a small plane as it landed, authorities say.

Gas line explosion injures 2 in rural Kentucky

KNIFELY, Ky., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Two people were hospitalized for injuries suffered in an underground gas line explosion in rural southern Kentucky, officials said.

State Police: N.J. Gov. Chris Christie did not fly over Fort Lee jam

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- New Jersey State Police said Tuesday Gov. Chris Christie did not fly over massive traffic jams on George Washington Bridge access roads in Fort Lee.

25 hurt in tour bus crash in Pennsylvania

CENTERVILLE, Pa., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A casino tour bus crashed on a snow-covered highway near Centerville, Pa., Sunday afternoon, injuring at least 25 of its 34 passengers, authorities said.

Tips sought in Va. police captain's disappearance

WAYNESBORO, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Virginia police said they are seeking two men who may have information about a police captain's suspicious disappearance.

Police: Reported scream was from copulating pig

CHINA, Maine, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Authorities said police responding to a report of screaming at a home in China, Maine, discovered the sound was made by an amorous pig.

Gay rights protesters blockade Idaho Senate chamber

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Protesters who blockaded the Idaho Senate chamber to demand anti-discrimination protection for gays were arrested Monday morning.
Escaped murderer still on the run in Indiana, car found

Escaped murderer still on the run in Indiana, car found

NEWBURY TOWNSHIP, Ind., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A convicted murderer is on the run after escaping from a Michigan prison Sunday night, with police intensifying a manhunt after he abducted a woman in her car.
Gabrielle Levy
The Band Perry pays for funeral expenses of family of nine

The Band Perry pays for funeral expenses of family of nine

GREENVILLE, Ky., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Country group The Band Perry plans to pay for burial expenses for a Kentucky woman and her eight children who were killed in a house fire, a family friend said.

19-year-old woman killed in skiing accident in Vermont

WARREN, Vt., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old woman was killed in a skiing accident at Vermont's Sugarbush Ski Resort, officials said.
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