Coram Man Tried to Use Taser on Officers, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A parolee has been arrested for trying to use a taser on a pair of Suffolk County police officers that he stole the weapon from during a traffic stop in Central Islip over the weekend, authorities said.The officers stopped a Lexus for an equipment violation when found the driver, Dwayne Murray, had a loaded handgun and drugs in the car at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Willow Street at 6 p.m. Friday, police said.That’s when the 23-year-old Coram man started fighting with the officers in an attempt to flee, stole one of the officers’ tasers from his gun belt holster and aimed it at the officers, but could not get it to work, police said.Murray threw the taser to the ground and was subdued after additional officers responded to the scene.The officers and Murray were treated and released from Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for non-life threatening injuries.Murray, who was on parole for assault and armed robbery, charged with criminal possession of a weapon, robbery, menacing, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana.His bail was set at $50,000 cash or $250,000 bond.last_img read more

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Senate overturns new rule allowing class-action suits against banks

first_img continue reading » U.S. consumers are on the verge of losing the right to sue their banks and credit card companies through class-action lawsuits.Vice President broke a 50-50 Senate tie Wednesday night, narrowly approving the repeal of the rule that blocked financial companies from requiring consumers to resolve disputes via individual arbitration proceedings.The Senate vote followed earlier House approval and now goes to President Trump for expected signing. The action hands Wall Street and the financial industry a victory while dealing a defeat to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal watchdog that approved the rule in July.The bureau is headed by Richard Cordray, an Obama administration appointee who has been targeted for removal by some congressional Republicans. Created as a new safeguard after the national financial crisis, the watchdog agency had moved to ban most mandatory arbitration clauses found in the fine print of agreements that consumers typically agree to automatically and often unwittingly when they open a checking account or get a credit card. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Most read stories on Columbiancom week of Nov 13

first_imgMost read stories on Columbian.com last week:No. 1) Head-on collision kills driver in HockinsonA woman died and another was seriously injured Saturday morning when their vehicles collided head-on on Northeast 182nd Avenue near 139th Street in Hockinson, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.No. 2) Husband who killed Vancouver native attacked in prison The order barked from speakers in the prison yard: “Stop fighting.” But two inmates kept attacking a third, Brian C. Cole, who had arrived the day before at Snake River Correctional Institution. Cole, 38, was doubled up on the sidewalk, taking kicks to his head and stomach.No. 3) Child sex trafficking on rise in Clark County Over the past three years, police in Clark County have seen child sex trafficking emerge as one of the major crimes to watch. It’s no longer just a Portland problem. Fueled by online ads, johns and girls will routinely travel between Vancouver and Portland for “dates,” making the crime a regional issue.No. 4) Violations found in death of Clark County deputy’s sonA Clark County sheriff’s deputy violated policies on firearms storage, off-duty conduct, ethics, competency and employee responsibilities in connection with the 2010 shooting death of his 3-year-old son, according to an internal affairs investigation.No. 5) I-5 south ramp to Fourth Plain reopens after rollover accident The southbound ramp from Interstate 5 to East Fourth Plain Boulevard was temporarily closed Monday afternoon because of a crash involving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala.last_img read more

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