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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lafayette County Sheriff's Department

Fire tower area off limits

Several “explorers” have been arrested for trespassing recently near the old fire tower off Old Taylor Road.

 (January 29, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    Law enforcement gears up for holiday

    DUI arrests over the New Year’s Eve weekend have dropped over the past several years in the LOU community and local law enforcement are hoping the trend continues and to help, local agencies plan on being out in force this holiday weekend. (December 30, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Cops and cameras

      The state Legislature will be considering a bill to mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers. Local police officials discuss the possible new law.

       (December 15, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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        Crime time

        Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols in neighborhoods around the holidays and are asking neighbors to watch out for each other as well. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)

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          Murder-suicide leaves 2 dead

          A Lafayette County man shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself Monday morning.

           (October 14, 2014, Page 1)

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            C Spire requests for more antennas rejected

            The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors chose not to vote to add antennas to the tower behind the jail at Monday nights board meeting. The board thought it would over crowd the jail grounds. (August 20, 2014, Page 1)

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              County cuts budget requests

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed cutting several departmental budget requests Friday at the budget meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday at 8 a.m. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)

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                Plumber plunges out 8K from elderly woman

                The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local man for taking advantage of an elderly woman by charging her almost $8K for a plumbing job that took four hours to complete. (August 7, 2014, Page 2)

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                  Missing teen found safe

                  Project Lifesaver transmitter allowed deputies to quickly locate a teenager with autism. (July 22, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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                    UPD officer wins top award

                    Capt. Thelma Curry of the University Police Department was selected the 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association Tuesday. Sheriff’s secretary, Cathy Connor, was awarded Support Personnel of the Year. (January 30, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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