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On the Calendar:  Monday, 8/17/2015 6:00 PM
***BOOK CLUB***: EVERY 3RD MONDAY! Make some new friends and join the monthly adult book club to read Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead! Stop by the library and pick up your copy of the book! Calendar

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Americans say blacks treated less fairly in 2015 than 2007: Gallup

A protester wears tape over her mouth during a silent demonstration against what they say is police brutality after the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer, in St. LouisWhites, blacks and Hispanics also expressed a new low in their satisfaction with the way blacks are treated in U.S. society, according to the Gallup 2015 Minority Rights and Relations poll. Overall, about 49 percent of respondents said they were satisfied, compared to 62 percent just two years ago, pollsters said. The survey of more than 2,000 respondents, conducted from June 15 until July 10, comes at a tense time between U.S. law enforcement and the communities in which they operate, particularly after grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City.

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:51:26 -0400
Man found guilty of 2010 killing of Chicago police officer

A judge on Tuesday found a man guilty of fatally shooting a Chicago police officer after a scuffle in a police station parking lot in 2010, prosecutors said. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Timothy Joyce rejected a defense argument that Bryant Brewer, 29, was insane at the time he shot and killed Officer Thor Soderberg. Brewer was convicted of first degree murder in the killing of Soderberg and the attempted murders of Officers Kim Thorpe, Officer Lynn Casey and Sgt. Jason Kazinski, said Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:01:37 -0400
University of Cincinnati creates safety post after fatal shooting

Body cam video shows University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing standing near Dubose vehicle in CincinnatiRobin Engel, a criminal justice professor and researcher at the university, has been named to the post and her appointment will be effective immediately, it said. "I am fully committed to making any needed changes to our UC Police Department. University police officer Raymond Tensing was indicted in July on murder charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose.

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:04 -0400
Police, FBI search for missing boy in Delco

Police, FBI search for missing boy in DelcoPolice and the FBI are searching for an 11-year-old boy who went missing on Monday from Folcroft, Delaware County.

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:23:29 -0400
Vandals attack vacation home of dentist who killed Cecil

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) Police in southwest Florida say vandals spray painted the words "lion killer" on the garage door of the vacation home owned by a Minnesota dentist who has been identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:13:23 -0400
2nd man questioned after report of shooting on National Mall

Members of the U.S. Park Police investigates the site of a reported shooting near the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. U.S. Park Police say they believe someone fired shots from a vehicle on the National Mall, a broad expanse of parkland in the heart of the U.S. capital. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Park Police have detained a second man for questioning after someone fired a gun inside a car on the National Mall.

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:07:34 -0400
Officials: Alabama home quarantined over possible Ebola case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Officials say a quarantine is in place at a Birmingham home over concerns about a possible case of the Ebola virus.

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:06:33 -0400
Court appearance for Memphis police shooting suspect

This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. The ex-con accused of killing Memphis, Tenn., Police Officer Sean Bolton, turned himself into federal authorities Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, after a two-day manhunt. (Memphis Police Department via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal on a Memphis street has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, the same day a memorial service is set for the slain officer.

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:53:59 -0400
8 cities cited in data program from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg

NEW YORK (AP) Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time. Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to make its data releases more useful for the public. Seattle wants to use contract data to help ensure vendors deliver on their promises.

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:52:43 -0400
Courthouse shooting suspect remains jailed; bail at $300,000

William B. Wells is shown in this image provided Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, by the Madison County Miss., Detention Center. Wells was a former firefighter who had never been in any more serious legal trouble than some traffic tickets. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said Wells fatally shot 37-year-old Kendrick Armond Brown once in the chest Monday at a courthouse in Canton, Miss. Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said Monday that authorities are investigating whether Wells was seeking revenge for the Saturday night shooting of his mother, Sherry Wells. (Madison County Detention Center via AP)CANTON, Miss. (AP) A man accused of fatally shooting a defendant outside a Mississippi courthouse remained jailed early Wednesday, a day after his bail was set at $300,000.

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:50:25 -0400
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