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New York City shows new law enforcement technology
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Top New York City officials recently revealed capabilities of a next-generation situational awareness platform being used in the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative Command Center. The software, called the Domain Awareness System, is New York City's attempt to build a truly one-stop shop for crime and counterterrorism data that's accessible in real time to New York Police Department officers and other law enforcement personnel. More

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Pennsylvania cities underfund pension plans by $6 billion
Pocono Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New figures show municipalities in Pennsylvania are facing more than $6 billion in unfunded liabilities. That total is actually a slight improvement over where things stood two years ago, but the state and its municipalities have a long way to go. The new numbers provide a snapshot of Pennsylvania's roughly 1,400 municipal pension plans at the end of 2011. More

Judge orders new trial on D.C. liability for inmate stabbing
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U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras recently ordered a new trial in a lawsuit against the District of Columbia filed by Antoine Wilkins, a former inmate who was attacked by another prisoner. Wilkins sued the city for negligence after he was stabbed at the District of Columbia Jail in 2005. More

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Detroit Water dept. may slash staff 80 percent
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The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department could slash more than 80 percent of its staff over the next five years in a drastic overhaul to cut costs and reduce customers' rate increases. A consultant hired by the Board of Water Commissioners presented its plan recently with suggested job cuts that even shocked department leaders, who argue change is needed because of soaring personnel and infrastructure costs. More

Owners say FEMA flood maps call for unnecessary insurance
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An Altoona resident recently appealed to City Council to support his effort to yank Toytown back off the recently revised Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain maps. Council was sympathetic, but noncommittal. More


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Fort Lauderdale, Fla., mulls a big gamble on pension costs
Orlando Sun-Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fort Lauderdale administrators want the city to borrow nearly $300 million by issuing new bonds and then give the money to investment pros. In turn, the finance wizards will invest in stocks, hedge funds, real estate and other things, with returns hopefully outperforming the 3.8 percent payout to bondholders. More

Flood insurance too late for some, helpful for others
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After the shocking realization of how devastating flash floods can be, many in our region are starting to clean up and move forward. Some, however, have a little more help than others. A muddy and soaked mobile home in Washington County, Va., was the place Tabitha McCurry once called home. That changed when a nearby creek welcomed itself into her four walls, devastating all she owns. More
 



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