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Washington state couple plead not guilty to overdose death

Apr. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state couple has pleaded not guilty to killing a man by selling him the heroin that caused his overdose death. The Union-Bulletin reported Wednesday that 35-year-old Amanda J. Geoghegan and 39-year-old Adam R. Sellers, both of Walla Walla, entered the pleas Monday to...

Trump to keep fighting opioids 'until our job is done'

Apr. 24, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done," and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished. Trump spoke at an annual conference of health, law enforcement, elected and other...

Court: Prosecutor had evidence but comments spoil conviction

Apr. 24, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor's provocative comments about a man charged with dealing heroin have spoiled the conviction in Jackson County. The Michigan appeals court this week ordered a new trial for Keante Kiya, who was sentenced to eight years in prison. The court cited statements by assistant...

Wife of Wyoming doctor accused in opioid case pleads guilty

Apr. 24, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The wife of Wyoming doctor accused in a prescription drug conspiracy that prosecutors say included the overdose death of an Arizona woman has pleaded guilty to a criminal count. The Casper Star-Tribune reports 47-year-old Lyn Kahn pleaded guilty in Casper federal court Wednesday to a...

Indictments: Sheriff took money, spent on food, window tint

Apr. 24, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff was indicted Wednesday after authorities said his chief deputy reported he was using county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged with two felony counts of...

The Latest: Chief deputy reported sheriff spending to cops

Apr. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of a South Carolina sheriff (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Authorities say the chief deputy in a South Carolina county reported what he thought was improper spending by the sheriff, who has now been arrested. Interim Florence County Sheriff Billy Barnes said...

The Latest: Eulogy: Slain Washington deputy 'extraordinary'

Apr. 24, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for slain Washington state sheriff's deputy (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A slain Washington state deputy is being remembered at his funeral as an extraordinary law enforcement officer with a contagious smile and an impressive work ethic. Several thousand...

Man pleads guilty in massive Minnesota methamphetamine bust

Apr. 24, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A north Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty in connection with what federal authorities believe to be the largest single methamphetamine bust in Minnesota history. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Fernando Ramos-Meza pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to distribute about 191 pounds...

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Apr. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S. In morning...

Man who admitted using meth sentenced in fatal WVa wreck

Apr. 24, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who admitted using methamphetamine before causing a fatal accident has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. News outlets report 50-year-old Timothy Wayne Carper of Charleston was sentenced Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say Carper...