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Murderers who escaped from New York prison may have had help

Richard Matt, 48, is pictured in this handout photoTwo convicted murderers who used power tools to break out of a maximum security New York prison may have had help, and they left a taunting note for their jailors to "Have a nice day," authorities said on Sunday. More than 200 local, state and federal law enforcement officials set up roadblocks, took to the air and went door-to-door in their search for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, who went missing early Saturday morning from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, about 20 miles (30 km) south of the Canadian border.. "We are leaving no stone unturned. New York is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the men it describes as dangerous and have notified law enforcement in Canada and Mexico about the fugitives.


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Escaped New York prisoners may have had help from staff: governor

Manhunt for escaped N.Y. convicts expands(Reuters) - New York state officials are investigating whether a civilian staff member or contractor helped a pair of convicted murders to escape from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday. Several hundred law enforcement officials were in their third day of searching for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, who went missing from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, about 20 miles (30 km) south of the Canadian border.    "I would be shocked if a guard was involved, and that's putting it mildly," Cuomo told CNN. "But we're looking at the civilian employees now and the private contractors to see if possibly if a civil employee or contractor was assisting the escape because they wouldn’t have equipment on their own, that's for sure." A female employee of facility was interrogated by investigators who viewed her as a possible accomplice, the New York Post reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources.


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Radio hosts condemn unruly fans after concert melee

Fans at the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert confront police officers outside the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, June 7, 2015. Crowds on Sunday night became upset when the gates were closed and blocked off by police in riot gear, the Asbury Park Press reported. (Chris Jordan/The Asbury Park Press via AP) NO SALESEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Radio hosts from the New York station that sponsored a major hip-hop concert where crowds clashed with police Sunday night condemned the unruly fans on Monday, some of whom threw bottles or tried to climb a fence to get in without tickets.


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Governor: 2 inmates must have taken days to pull off escape

This photo provided by New York State Governor's office shows the area where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at a maximum-security prison in Dannemora, NY, near the Canadian border and escaped through a manhole, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday, June 6, 2015. He said Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, "are two dangerous individuals." (Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office, via AP)DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Two murderers who used power tools to escape from prison must have taken days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break through the bricks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as a $100,000 reward was posted for information leading to their capture.


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Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on teen at pool party

A Dallas-area policeman has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced in social media that showed him throwing a bathing-suit clad girl to the ground and drawing a gun on another at a pool party disturbance, officials said on Sunday. "...

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Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on teen at pool party

A Dallas-area policeman has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced in social media that showed him throwing a bathing-suit clad girl to the ground and drawing a gun on another at a pool party disturbance, officials said on Sunday. "...

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Michigan boy, 15, completes 57-mile walk with brother on his back

A 15-year-old Michigan boy on Sunday completed a three-day, 57-mile walk across the state, carrying his younger brother on his back, as part of a campaign to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy. Hunter Gandee started the long trek with little brother Br...

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Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on teens at pool party

A Texas police officer who drew his gun on unarmed teenagers while responding to a disturbance at pool party and threw a girl in a bathing suit to the ground has been placed on administrative leave, officials said Sunday.

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