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Police in Port Huron to get body cameras for use on patrol

PORT HURON (AP) — Police in Port Huron are expected to get body cameras by around the start of 2018.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports the city is spending more than $38,000 to purchase 48 body cameras.

The money will be reimbursed by St. Clair County Emergency Management and a 2015 Homeland Security law enforcement grant program.

Police Chief Jeff Baker says the department is still working on a camera policy.

The cameras would be used primarily by anyone on patrol, but Baker says members of the department's neighborhood enforcement team could use them as well.

U.S. Supreme Court asked to hear  West Virginia gas case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Landowners have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the reversal by West Virginia's highest court concluding natural gas companies can deduct post-production costs from the royalties paid landowners for mineral rights.

In May, the West Virginia Supreme Court reversed its November ruling in the case after Justice Beth Walker was elected and replaced Justice Brent Benjamin.

In their petition, the landowners say the reversal could have been significant for energy companies in which Walker's husband owned stock.

The issue is whether Walker therefore should have recused herself from the case.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Walker in a court memo said her husband divested energy stocks.

Cops: Man’s GPS led him to drive into  Pennsylvania river

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a driver's global positioning system device caused him to drive into a Pennsylvania river.

The (Easton) Express-Times says the motorist wound up in the Lehigh River in Easton shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

They say the man's GPS led him to drive along a bicycle path in a park. When the man realized he couldn't drive on the path, he reversed course but found he couldn't go that way either because of a tunnel under a low bridge.
Police say the man was unable to stay on the bike path because it narrowed, and his car rolled off the path sideways into the river.

Police say the driver wasn't hurt, but he was issued several traffic citations.

 

Hunky cops photo prompts Facebook users to ask for arrests

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A group selfie from some police officers has caused a social media stir, prompting some Facebook users to inquire about their marital status and others to ask to be arrested.

The photo of the three Gainesville officers was posted on their department's Facebook page as Hurricane Irma lashed the state Sunday. The caption said they were "getting ready to do some work."

The post produced more than 100,000 comments praising the officers' good looks.

One woman wrote that she would like to turn herself in for the thoughts running through her head.

The department issued an update asking people not to call 911 to "request this group respond to your 'incident.'"

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