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Woman faces 15 years in prison in DUI crash that killed 2

Sep. 22, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol when she lost control of her SUV, killing two of her passengers, has pleaded no contest to murder charges. She faces 15 years to life in prison, authorities said Wednesday. Lauren...

Alleged Mexican drug cartel boss charged in California

Sep. 22, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An alleged top lieutenant of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel has been accused of helping smuggle tons of methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and other drugs into the United States, federal authorities said Wednesday. A 2018 indictment by a federal grand jury...

3 McNeese FB players among 5 arrested after campus shooting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Three freshmen defensive backs on the McNeese State football team are among five 18- and 19-year-old men accused of various crimes, including one linked to a drive-by shooting near a campus apartment complex, authorities said Wednesday. The...

Honduras' president at U.N. denies ties to drug trafficking

Sep. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a bizarre speech to the UN General Assembly, Honduras’ president defended his crimefighting chops and hinted that convicted drug traffickers testifying against him in the U.S. were doing so in exchange for favorable treatment. President Juan...

2 men convicted in 2016 death of federal witness in Arkansas

Sep. 22, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two men have convicted of conspiring to kill a federal witness in Arkansas in 2016. A federal jury deliberated for about 6 1/2 hours before delivering the verdicts Tuesday against Donald Smith, 37, of Malvern, and Samuel...

Bellevue man pleads guilty to drug, gun and porn charges

Sep. 22, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 29-year-old Bellevue man pleaded guilty Tuesday to four federal felonies that carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years, prosecutors said. Steve Godina Ochoa was arrested in February 2020 after a 13-year-old runaway told counselors that he...

Iowa teen gets probation, deferred judgment in fatal robbery

Sep. 21, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Tuesday gave an 18-year-old Cedar Rapids man probation for a botched drug robbery that ended in the shooting death of his cousin last year. Tyrell Gaston was sentenced to three years’ probation for his conviction of second-degree...

Police in northern Virginia sound warning after 6 overdoses

Sep. 21, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia are warning the community about a potentially fatal batch of cocaine laced with fentanyl after six people overdosed early Tuesday morning. At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin...

Colombia, Nicaragua present cases in long maritime dispute

Sep. 20, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia and Nicaragua went before the International Court of Justice on Monday to present their arguments in a long running dispute over what the Nicaraguan government alleges are violations of its sovereignty in the western Caribbean. The case...

Shooting death investigation uncovers illegal pot farm

Sep. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The shooting death of man in rural Northern California has led to five arrests, including his father and two brothers who are accused of trying to hide the body to prevent investigators from discovering an illegal marijuana growing operation, authorities said. ...