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Pittsburgh officials pursue 'active-shooter training' for police force
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pittsburgh police officers could soon be better trained to respond to incidents like this month's shooting rampage at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Public Safety Director Michael Huss said recently. Already offered by many other departments, "active-shooter training" would prepare patrol officers to hunt down a gunman and rescue the injured through mock scenarios in a variety of realistic environments. More

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Summit seeks to deter nuclear-armed terrorism
The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Material that can be used to make nuclear bombs is stored in scores of buildings spread across dozens of countries. If even a fraction of it fell into the hands of terrorists, it could be disastrous. Nearly 60 world leaders who gathered in Seoul for a nuclear security summit agreed to work on securing and accounting for all nuclear material by 2014. But widespread fear lingers about the safety of nuclear material in countries including former Soviet states, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran and India. More

Full body scanner makes debut at Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey
Gloucester County Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Traveling through the Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey is now faster and more secure with full body scanners, officials say. The South Jersey Transportation Authority — owner and operator of the Atlantic City International Airport — and the Transportation Security Administration recently opened a new passenger screening checkpoint including a tube-shaped full body scanner. More

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Detroit seeks answers to long-term debt problems
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Faced with a mountain of debt and burdensome union contracts, Detroit's financial predicament appears similar to the one General Motors and Chrysler confronted during the economic meltdown. However, while the motor companies received a bailout, the Motor City likely will not. More

City requires $100,000 insurance for pit bulls
KOAT-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One New Mexico town is requiring owners of pit bulls, rottweilers and German shepherds to get special liability insurance. In Elephant Butte, something is keeping pit bull owner Chastity Cervantes worried. She has three blue-nose pit bulls. Cervantes said the dogs have no history of bad behavior. More

The Best Time to Train

Don’t wait for adverse conditions. Offer drivers a seasonal tune up BEFORE they need it, and next winter reduce the expenses you saw THIS winter. MORE

Colorado Springs City Council in Colorado gives initial OK to downtown surveillance camera
The Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ten city-owned video surveillance cameras likely will be in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., by this summer. The City Council recently approved a proposal to buy the cameras that the Police Department plans to install mostly along Tejon Street. More

Missouri senator seeks insurance for inspection shops
The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Vehicle inspection stations in Missouri would have to carry insurance to cover vehicle damage done by employees, under legislation moving through the state Senate. Missouri requires inspections every two years for older vehicles. They can be performed at auto repair shops or other stations certified by the State Highway Patrol. More

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