RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police have occupied a group of adjacent favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the latest slum "pacification" aimed at driving out drug traffickers and improving security in the coastal city.
Col. Luis Castro Menezes, commander of the military police in Rio, says not a single shot was fired during the 50-minute operation Sunday involving 590 police officers and 180 military troops in the Lins de Vasconcelos slums in the city's north. The slums include 12 communities with about 15,000 inhabitants.
Authorities plan to install two permanent police stations in the slums as part of the city's "pacification" program.
Television images showed the zone's commercial section opening Sunday without incident and inhabitants going about their regular business.
With the two new stations, Rio now has 36 Police Pacification Units in its slums.
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The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer crashed on Route 39, in the Town of Eagle.
One letter was about the violent altercation between Jim Ying and another employee, and in the other letter Ying described why the restaurant is closing.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
TYRE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York developer says he wants to build a $350 million casino in the Finger Lakes.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.