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Hundreds attend vigil in Danville, Ky., for 3 people slain at pawnshop
Lexington Herald-Leader
Heartbreak and hope filled the candlelit courtyard of the Boyle County Courthouse in Kentucky as several hundred people celebrated the lives of three people who were shot to death Sept. 20 in a pawnshop. Pastor Jason Kilby, wearing a bright red shirt that read "Live Love Now," urged the crowd to use the deaths as a springboard to making God a priority in the life of the community. Kilby, who leads Centerpoint Church and is a lifelong Danville resident, said the slayings were just the latest example of evil in the form of drugs and violence that seems to be encroaching on the town of 16,000.
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Danville, Ky., police: Pawnshop customer apparently was robbed by shooter (Lexington Herald-Leader)
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Reward offered in triple murder at Danville, Ky., pawnshop (The Courier-Journal)




Pawnbrokers work closely with law enforcement
The Business Journal
It’s a foolish or desperate thief indeed who tries to sell what he stole to one of the eight independent pawnbrokers in the Mahoning Valley, Ohio. At the Ohio Pawnbrokers Association's annual dinner, police officials, state regulators and association President Lou Tansky, praised the eight members for their prompt and detailed cooperation with law enforcement agencies in the Mahoning Valley.
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Inside the high-security pawnshop for the 1 percent
Bloomberg TV
Ever wanted to borrow against that $50,000 ring or a $3 million painting? Bloomberg Television's Alix Steel has found a gold mine for the top one percent.
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The value of gold and silver
Resource Investor
Everyone know that gold and silver have value, but few people understand their real value. Some people say that the current price of gold and silver is too high after rising 12 years. Is that true? If we know the real value of gold and silver, we will have a clear answer to the question.
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New upscale pawn shop opens in Pocatello, Idaho
Idaho State Journal
After several months of renovating the building, Pawn 1 — a Spokane, Wash.-based pawnbroker and retail operation — officially opened its Gate City, Idaho, location for business.
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A Tennessee pawnshop owner arrested for no license,
wearing customer's jewelry

The Kingsport Times-News
A pawnshop owner in Kingsport, Tenn., was arrested for not having a license and wearing jewelry she purchased from a customer, according to the Kingsport Police Department. Tabitha S. Taylor, 37,c was arrested and charged with converting property obtained by a pawnbroker for personal use, violation of the 20-day holding period for precious metal sales, seven counts of failure to report precious metal sales and failure to have a license to operate as a pawnbroker.
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How many guns are for sale online in your state?
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Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis originally attempted to purchase an assault rifle from a Virginia gun shop, the New York Times reported, but had to settle for a pump-action shotgun because state law prohibited the sale of the military-style AR-15 to an out-of-state buyer, even though Alexis passed a background check.

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Phone unlocking will be legal again, with help from the White House
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After a brief stint of illegality, it now seems increasingly likely that Americans will regain the right to unlock their phones. The White House sent a petition to the Federal Communications Commission, seeking to rewrite its rules and to force mobile carriers to let consumers take phones to rival networks.

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Blackberry plans to go private
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Well, that didn't take long. BlackBerry announced plans to become a private company in a deal that is worth just $4.7 billion. Hedge fund Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry's largest shareholder, hopes to buy the company outright for $9 per share, BlackBerry said.
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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office investigate pawnshop armed robbery
WPTV-TV
Three men robbed Value Pawn & Jewelry in Lake Worth, Fla., the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reported. According to Sheriff's Office, three armed men walked into the store and left with an undisclosed amount of jewelry.
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Bloomington, Ind., pawnshops to gather customer information
WFIU-FM
Pawnshops in Bloomington, Ind., are being required to submit transaction records and customer information to an online database agency that is designed to aid law enforcement with theft recovery. The Bloomington Police Department has been contracting to Leads Online since 2010, a third party data holding house, which gives police the ability to search nationwide the records of items pawned as well as the customers who pawned them.
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Suspect dies after gunfight with officer at Houston pawnshop
Houston Chronicle
A volunteer reserve deputy with the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Texas shot and killed a man in a gunfight outside a Cash America. The man was struck twice and taken by ambulance to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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