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Cop apologizes to firefighter with ‘sorry I tased you’ cake

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MAINEVILLE, Ohio – A police officer in Ohio who accidentally shocked a firefighter with a Taser has made amends with cake.

The Hamilton Township Police Department in Maineville, Ohio, outside Cincinnati, posted the story on its Facebook page on Saturday.

“Ofc. Workman was assisting our FD on an EMS call. When they arrived at the hospital an altercation ensued with the patient in the life squad,” the post read.

The police department said Workman used her Taser to subdue the person but accidentally shocked firefighter Rickey Wagoner.

So, as one does in these situations, the officer gave Wagoner a cake that said, “Sorry I tased you!”

It seemed to have smoothed things over.

Police continue to hunt for man who shot two officers, one civilian at Dallas Home Depot

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(CNN) -- Two Dallas police officers were shot and critically wounded Tuesday, the city's police department said.

A civilian also was wounded, the department said, but that person's condition was not known.

Dallas police are looking for a 29-year-old Hispanic man named Armando Luis Juárez in connection with the shooting at a Home Depot, Chief Reneé Hall told reporters Tuesday night.

The man fled in a white pickup, she said.

The truck is a Ford, possibly F250, police said on Facebook. The back fender has "GX4" on it and the truck bed has a ladder rack and large exhaust pipes rising from the front.

The incident began Tuesday afternoon, she said, when an off-duty officer at the Home Depot called to request backup officers for an arrest.

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Dallas police are looking for a 29-year-old Hispanic man in connection with the shooting of two police officers and a loss prevention officer at a Home Depot, Chief Reneé Hall told reporters Tuesday night.

The chief asked for people to keep the officers, their families and department in their prayers.

"We need you right now, our hearts are very heavy," she said.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings also tweeted on the shooting: "We are closely monitoring the situation in northeast Dallas and praying for our officers and their families."

No further details were immediately available.

Five Dallas officers were killed and seven others injured in July 2016 when a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan fired on them. The shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, was killed after a lengthy standoff with police.

Union representing faculty at WIU getting closer to reaching contract deal

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Macomb, Illinois - The union representing faculty at Western Illinois University has announced it's getting closer to reaching a deal on a new contract.

The union said it made progress during the last meeting with a mediator on April 23. While that meeting was happening, students and staff held a march for mediation at the Macomb Campus.

On April 24, a statement from university officials said they are closer to making a deal that was "subject to finalizing the specific language contained within the new contract."

The statement said that details of the contract will not be disclosed until the final language has been approved by both sides.

 

Related: Union supporters march during WIU contract negotiations 

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