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Botched copper theft causes Freon leak at Concord library
Oh sure, you think you have it bad because people keep stealing your DVDs. Anyone tried to steal your PIPES? A would-be copper thief trying to cut pipes from the Concord library caused a release of a cooling agent that prompted the building's closure over the weekend, authorities said.
A Denver jury yesterday found Sandra Jacobson guilty of drunk driving and vehicular homicide in the deaths of Connecticut librarians Kathleen Krasniewicz, 54, and Kate McClelland, 71, on the morning of January 27, 2009.
Both were on their way to the Denver airport, returning from the American Library Association’s midwinter meeting, when Jacobson’s white pick-up truck swerved into their lane at 10:30 a.m., striking the purple and white taxi minivan and throwing both Krasniewicz and McClelland (left) from the vehicle. The two were not wearing seatbelts.
I have never figured out why people find it necessary to steal books from a library. We are a public library, open to anyone who wants to walk through the door. We let you borrow any book and all we ask for is one thing, a valid library card.
Teen accused of stealing CDs, Bible from library
A 17-year-old boy ran away from a librarian Saturday afternoon at the Bethlehem Public Library after she stopped him for allegedly stealing some CDs -- but, police said, he left behind a backpack, a diary and photo identification.
Drew University student is accused of stealing, trying to sell historical documents
As an 18-year-old freshman at Drew University, William J. Scott was hired to work at the school’s archives center. He was entrusted with a key to the climate-controlled rooms housing centuries-old letters signed by presidents, generals and the founders of the Methodist faith.
AMHERST, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo has evacuated a library on its suburban Amherst campus after receiving a call of a suspicious person seen entering the building, possibly with a gun.
Campus police officers have been searching the six-floor Lockwood Memorial library since receiving the report about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Spokesman Joe Brennan says no one has been hurt and no shots have been fired. Classes have been canceled for the evening.
Freshman Claire Kerstein says her English class was on the bottom floor of the building when a librarian came in and, without explanation, ordered everyone out.
All Headline News reports that the Lockwood Library on the North Campus in Amherst was evacuated after someone reported seeing someone with a gun inside.
The order to evacuate the library went out at about 4:40 p.m. and local and campus police are on the scene.
Confessions of a Book Pirate
He lives in the Midwest, he’s in his mid-30s and is a computer programmer by trade. By some measures, he’s the publishing industry’s ideal customer, an avid reader who buys dozens of books a year and enthusiastically recommends his favorites to friends. But he’s also uploaded hundreds of books to file sharing sites and he’s downloaded thousands. We discussed his file sharing activity over the course of a weekend, via email, and in his answers lie a critical challenge facing the publishing industry: how to quash the emerging piracy threat without alienating their most enthusiastic customers.
Suspected thief caught in library bathroom
Deputies caught an 18-year-old man rifling through the cash drawer late Wednesday at the north central branch of the Hamilton County Library. The suspect saw authorities and hid in the building. Deputies called library security officers to the scene so they could unlock the building for a search.
Stolen artwork returns to library
A valuable painting which was stolen from an Edinburgh legal library has been returned.
A member of staff found the I Cannae Hear Ye watercolour hanging on a railing outside the Signet Library on Thursday morning.
The painting, by Borders artist Tom Scott, had been stolen earlier this month.