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  • Tornado alley sirens stripped of copper

    June 4, 2015 9:18 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA- A former town councilman of a small outside Oklahoma City faces charges for using work-release prisoners to steal copper wire from emergency sirens that warn of tornadoes. James Smith faces six counts of theft, and investigators say he sold the copper for $157.95 and paid the... more »
  • Proposed bill could help police track precious metal theft Play Video

    March 25, 2013 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposed bill could be cracking down on how you do business with secondhand merchandise dealers, including pawn shops. It's already illegal in Louisiana to perform a cash transaction for copper, and now that law might be expanded to include precious metals like gold, silver and... more »

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