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Safety Video Goes Viral

Updated: 08/07/2012 - A new video tells people what they should do when a shooter opens fire in a public place.

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Drug Bust in Loves Park

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Diane Balcom's home was destroyed by the mobile park owner on Aug. 2, before her three daughters, ages 8, 13, and 16 had a chance to remove their personal belongings.

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Participate in the 29th Annual National Night Out

Updated: 07/27/2012 - The 29th Annual National Night Out, a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. We cordially invite you and your community to be a part of our NIGHT OUT 2012 team.

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Summer Domestic Violence Skyrockets

Updated: 07/25/2012 - This summer domestic violence has become an epidemic in Winnebago County. In June Rockford Police say there were 419 reported incidents of abuse - in other words, someone got hurt by a loved one every two hours.

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Prostitution Arrests

Posted: 07/24/2012 - On July 23, 2012 members of the Rockford Police Department M3 Street Team conducted a prostitution operation within the City of Rockford.

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Operation Clean Sweep: By the Numbers, Sort Of

Updated: 07/18/2012 - Operation Clean Sweep started in October, 2012. Hundreds of law enforcement officers and their agencies joined forced to serve warrants, check on parolees, and find drug dealers.

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Anti-Police Video Made in Rockford Goes Viral; Rappers Apologize

Updated: 07/04/2012 - A music video made in Rockford and posted on YouTube has been viewed more than 4,500 times in the last week. It's a re-make of the famous NWA song "F*** tha Police," except local rappers re-wrote the lyrics about incidents that have happened in Rockford over the last few years, including police-involved shootings.

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60-year-old Man Arrested 60 Times

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Posted: 07/02/2012 - A local man has been arrested more than 60 times over the course of his life..and he's just 60 years old.

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Cops on the Block: S. 6th St. and 15th Ave.

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Updated: 06/27/2012 - 23 News Operation Safer Streets teams up with Rockford Police to bring you Cops on the Block on Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer.

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State's Attorney rules officer justified in Jan. incident

Updated: 06/22/2012 - Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced today that the Winnebago County Integrity Task Force completed a thorough investigation of the officer involved shooting which occurred on January 28, 2012.

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Cops on the Block Kickoff

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Posted: 06/20/2012 - 23 NEWS has been bringing you Operation Safer Streets stories for near a year now, but today was the first time Operation Safer Streets actually teamed up with Rockford Police to try to make a neighborhood safer.

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Cops on the Block

Updated: 06/27/2012 - 23 News’ Operation Safer Streets program is teaming up with the Rockford Police Department to bring you Cops on the Block.

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Your Child's Identity may be at Risk for Theft

Updated: 06/12/2012 - What would you do if you went to open a checking account for your child only to discover someone else had already fraudulently opened one? Well it's happening here in the Stateline.

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911 Translators

Updated: 06/11/2012 - Rockford's 911 operators only speak English so what do they do when someone calls speaking a different language?

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Collecting 911 Witness Information

Updated: 06/07/2012 - When 23 News got recordings of the 911 calls made the night of the shooting at the BP on Auburn we were surprised when some callers weren't even asked for their names.

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