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Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement

Sep. 21, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia's capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. Some of the German shepherds, pit bulls and golden retrievers were treated to special...

Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain, records show. Ames police reports show that 22-year-old Collin Richards struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, mental health problems...

Malaysian death sentences commuted for 3 Mexican brothers

Sep. 21, 2018 2:51 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The deaths sentences against three Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to prison terms, a lawyer said Friday. Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said the prison department confirmed the sentences had been commuted by the state sultan on March...

Colombian police shut down Pablo Escobar museum

Sep. 20, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Police have shut down a small museum in Medellin that showcased the life and times of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar because its managers do not have a tourism license, authorities said Thursday. Officials said seven tourists were visiting when officers staged the raid Wednesday...

Rally seeks answers on St. Louis police shootings

Sep. 20, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Supporters of a St. Louis man killed in a SWAT raid at his home 15 months ago rallied Thursday to demand answers about the internal police investigation of his death. The police department's Force Investigation Unit launched an investigation shortly after the death of 21-year-old Isaiah...

Police: Cocaine, heroin found hidden inside onions in truck

Sep. 20, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

NETCONG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities have seized 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine and heroin they say was hidden inside a shipment of onions in a tractor-trailer. Morris County prosecutors say the drugs and more than $100,000 in cash were found during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Netcong. They...

Judge refuses to delay US trial of 'El Chapo'

Sep. 20, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request to put off the trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Lawyers for Guzman told U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn that they needed more time to review evidence in the drug-trafficking...

Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

Sep. 20, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share. But for all the talk of murderers, rapists and other "bad...

Kingpin who trafficked cocaine sentenced to life in prison

Sep. 20, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say an upstate New York drug kingpin convicted of operating a nationwide cocaine trafficking ring has been sentenced to life in prison. Federal prosecutors in Rochester say 63-year-old Colin Montague was convicted in June following a seven-week trial. Montague was convicted...

Correctional officers accused of smuggling drugs into prison

Sep. 20, 2018 5:14 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Two correctional officers in South Carolina are accused of smuggling drugs including cocaine and synthetic marijuana into a prison. News outlets report Shavonia Shara Glaze and Amanda Nicole Wells were arrested this week on charges including furnishing or attempting to furnish...