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Just Released Robber Hits Same Shoe Store.  After serving 15 years in state prison for robbing a Stride Rite shoe store in 1999, New Jersey police say 40-year-old Christopher Miller headed back to the same store and robbed it again. NBC New York reports that after being released from prison on Friday, Miller took a bus to the same exact store, demanded money from the employees, and eventually took the cash register drawer which contained nearly $400.  Miller was found a few blocks away with the cash hidden in a nearby gutter.  He has been charged with robbery and held on $100,000 bail.

Oklahoma Introduces Five Execution Methods: After experiencing a shortage of its traditional lethal injection drugs, the state of Oklahoma has announced new drug protocols that can be used in upcoming executions.  Bailey McBride of the Associated Press reports that Oklahoma has adopted five 'acceptable ways' to put an inmate to death, making it easier for the Department of Corrections to obtain the drugs from different manufacturers.  Just last week, Oklahoma was forced to postpone two executions because lethal injection drugs were not available. 

AZ Sheriff Introduces Segregated Jail Unit for Veterans: Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona has introduced a new segregated jail unit designed specifically for inmates who have served in the military.  Aalia Shaheed of Fox News reports that unit, which is painted red, white, and blue and decorated with military flags, is home to 250 inmates and is designed to help get the veterans back on the right track.  The Maricopa County Jail is offering special services to the veterans including psychological attention and job training.

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