PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a delivery driver was abducted and sexually assaulted in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Police say the 32-year-old woman had been making deliveries for a private company Saturday afternoon in the city’s Germantown section when a man wielding a gun jumped into her vehicle.
Police say he coerced her to drive to another location where he then raped her.
An investigation remains ongoing.
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigations says a driver was fatally shot after pulling a gun on officers in northwest Georgia.
WSB-TV reports that the GBI says Canton police officers saw the driver Saturday about 10:10 p.m. parked outside a closed business.
GBI spokesman Rich Bahan says after speaking to officer the driver sped off, striking an officer.
The officer was treated at a hospital and released.
Police say the car crossed into Woodstock at about 2 a.m. and officers used a tire deflating device to stop the car.
Police blocked all lanes on I-75 northbound as officers pursued the driver. They say he got out of his car holding a gun. Two Woodstock police officers fired at the driver. He later died of his injuries.
Authorities did not identify the driver or the officers.
The GBI is investigating.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a woman was killed in a car after a firearm accidentally discharged while she and her friends were handling it.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says the incident took place about 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the 3800 block of Cambridge Street.
Investigators say the victim and her female friend were in the parked car with two men they had met at a New Year’s Eve party.
Police say no arrests have been made, but the incident remains under investigation. The department did not release the identity of the victim.
The department says this is the first homicide it has investigated this year.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says the roughly 30,000 concealed carry permits issued in 2016 is a record.
Krebs said Friday that the previous high was nearly 27,000 permits issued in 2013. She says South Dakota residents value Second Amendment rights.
She says national events and discussions about limiting gun rights directly influence the number of permits issued.
January saw the highest volume, with 3,879 permits issued. The secretary of state’s office says there are roughly 96,000 active permit holders, or about one in six adults in South Dakota.
The state’s two most populous counties, Minnehaha and Pennington, each have over 14,000 active permit holders.
Krebs’ office issues a permit after it gets approved by an applicant’s county sheriff. People must meet age, criminal record and mental competency requirements, among other conditions.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s department’s newest police dog will soon have his own protective vest thanks to a roughly $2,000 donation.
Dan and Teresa Kalianov decided to donate after they heard about a case last summer when a K-9 named Jarvis and his handler, Deputy Chad Chase, were chasing someone who had a gun, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2hHfPgW ).
The couple’s financial adviser is Chase’s wife. They also are related to Capt. Rick Abben, who worked with the department’s first K-9, Buck, before the dog died in 2003.
Teresa Kalianov said she and her husband wanted the dog to have the kind of protection police officers have.
“We wouldn’t send police out without some type of protection,” she said, adding that the same should apply for police dogs.
Jarvis is a 3-year-old mix of a golden retriever and yellow Labrador who has been with the department since August 2015. He was originally trained to be a service dog before being converted to a law enforcement dog because of his energy and drive.
Jarvis’ vest has been ordered through a nonprofit called Vested Interest in K9s Inc. It should be ready in about two months.
“I think it’s great,” said Abben, Buck’s handler. “It’s protection for the dog. It’s also good the citizens support law enforcement and the dogs. They do play a vital role in what we do.”
The vest will be similar to one worn by the other K-9 in the sheriff’s office and by several dogs in the Waterloo Police Department.