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Nine threats were reported in western Tennessee counties — including the Memphis federal building — six in middle Tennessee and 14 in eastern Tennessee, said Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security spokeswoman Dalya Qualls.
Cops: Suspect in girl’s death a family friend
BENTONVILLE — The neighbor charged in the killing of a 6-year-old Arkansas girl was a family friend, police said Tuesday.
Bentonville Police Chief Jon Simpson described Zachary Holly, 28, as “an acquaintance” and a family friend who is from the area. Mr. Holly is being held in the Benton County Jail on charges of capital murder, kidnapping and residential burglary.
Jersey Bridgeman, whose high-profile child-abuse case last year sent her father and stepmother to prison, was reported missing the morning of Nov. 20. Minutes after a search for her began, Jersey’s body was discovered in an abandoned house two doors from her home in Bentonville.
Justice to launch probe into Albuquerque police
ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Justice Department will investigate the Albuquerque Police Department after a string of officer-involved shootings and a number of high-profile abuse cases, Justice officials confirmed Tuesday.
The announcement, first reported by the Albuquerque Journal, comes months after the police department in New Mexico’s biggest city was the target of protests, lawsuits and demands for wide-scale agency overhaul from civil rights advocates amid 25 officer-involved shootings — 17 of them fatal — since 2010.
In addition, the Albuquerque Police Department has been plagued in recent months by a number of high-profile cases alleging excessive force by officers, including some cases caught on video.
Female military members sue to serve in combat
SAN FRANCISCO — Four female military service members have filed a lawsuit challenging the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in combat.
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