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Maryland city upgrades surveillance cameras

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05/23/2013

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—A surveillance system operated by the Hagerstown Police Department soon will have "smart-camera" technology featuring motion-activated capabilities and will allow officers to view more than 100 cameras on laptop computers in their cruisers, according to an

Pa. universities to review gun policy

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05/23/2013

HARRISBURG, Pa.—In the wake of Kutztown University's decision to lift its ban on firearms, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has directed a task force to take a closer look at the issue, according to an article from the Intelligencer Journal, a newspaper b

Global Entry kiosks draw praise

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05/21/2013

WASHINGTON—Global Entry, the program that allows expedited clearance for low-risk, pre-approved travelers arriving in the United States,  is looking like a sound choice by the U.S. government, according to a report from travelweekly.com.

Experts: Schools can prepare successfully for disasters like tornadoes

Designated shelter, alignment with emergency management offices also key
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05/21/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—What can a school do when a monstrous EF5 tornado is barreling down upon it, packing winds of at least 200 mph? Follow through on what should already have been practiced many times, school security experts say.

Law that IDs semiautomatics now in effect in California

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05/20/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A California law requiring all semiautomatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps a code with the weapon's make, model and serial number on bullet casings is now in effect, according to NBCNEWS.com.

Major League Soccer deploys training for game-day security

Program addresses issues 'unique' to soccer
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05/20/2013

NEW YORK—If you've been to a Major League Soccer game, you're aware of the scene in the stands. Large, loud, fervid fan groups choreograph displays of support with banners, signs, songs and chants.

Update: Six arrested in New Orleans Mother's Day shootings

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05/17/2013

NEW ORLEANS—Police in New Orleans have arrested six people in connection with last Sunday's mass shooting at a Mother's Day parade. Two brothers have been charged with 20 counts of attempted murder, for firing guns into a dancing crowd, according to NPR. 

Update: Police ID suspect in New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting

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05/14/2013

NEW ORLEANS—Police have identified a 19-year-old man as a suspect in the Mother's Day shooting that wounded 19 people, including two young children, marching in a parade.

Community college deploys incident-reporting platform

System helps school comply with Clery Act
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05/13/2013

LOCUST GROVE, Va.—Germanna Community College, here, has launched an online incident reporting platform.

New Orleans chaos caught on camera

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05/13/2013

NEW ORLEANS—New Orleans police released a menacing image early Monday showing what authorities believe is the moment a Mother's Day celebration was interrupted by a spell of gunfire, according to an article from U.S. News.

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