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Man charged in 2018 Iowa killing pleads to lesser count

Sep. 28, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man charged in the 2018 stabbing death of another man who was found buried at a Cedar Rapids home has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Paul Hoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing prosecution for his role in the death of Chris Bagley...

Sheriff's deputy accused of soliciting sex, nude photos

Sep. 28, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy has been accused of soliciting sex and nude photos from women in exchange for money prosecutors say they used to buy drugs. Stephen Bunnell, who was chief deputy of the Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department, called...

Sheriff proposes using jail to house people with addiction

Sep. 28, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts sheriff has proposed turning a part of his jail into a treatment center to help ease the drug use and homelessness in an area of Boston hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins last week said he wants to house...

Baltimore financier gets 18 months for prostitution charge

Sep. 28, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore financier accused of spending at least $90,000 for sex with women, including women he supplied with drugs, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison on a prostitution charge, according to federal prosecutors. Charles “Chuck” Nabit, 66,...

Albanian court orders retrial for former interior minister

Sep. 28, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the re-trial of a former interior minister who was convicted of abuse of office two years ago. The Supreme Court’s decision mentioned irregular steps taken from the court judges and the...

Mexico confirms deaths of 5 Yaqui Indigenous men

Sep. 27, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — DNA tests on six sets of skeletal remains found in northern Mexico have confirmed that five of them belong to some of 10 missing men from Mexico’s most persecuted Indigenous group. The prosecutors' office in the northern state of Sonora said Monday...

Police swoop on Balkan cartel's European ‘cocaine pipeline’

Sep. 27, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Law enforcement agencies from eight European countries pounced on a Balkan crime organization allegedly running the continent's largest cocaine distribution network, making 61 arrests and seizing more than four metric tons (4.4 tons) of the drug, authorities said Monday. ...

Officials: Football hiding drugs found near prison fence

Sep. 27, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

HOFFMAN, N.C. (AP) — Corrections officers at a North Carolina prison found a football filled with drugs near a prison fence last week, officials said. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a news release that staffers at Morrison Correctional...

Mexican soldiers discover 43-acre marijuana farm in north

Sep. 26, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers found a 43-acre (17.4-hectare) marijuana farm in the northern border state of Chihuahua, the army said Sunday. The army said the fields were capable of producing about 11 tons (22,000 kilograms) of marijuana. The fields were found in...

At least 16 indicted after federal firearms sweep in Iowa

Sep. 25, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — At least 16 people in eastern Iowa were charged with gun crimes after a two-day sweep by federal authorities this week. Grand juries met Wednesday through Friday in the U.S. District Court for Northern Iowa and issued the indictments, the...