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Woman with knife arrested during LA mayoral candidate stop

Jun. 07, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said a homeless woman with a knife was arrested Monday morning at a campaign stop by a mayoral candidate, who was blasting the city for its response to the homeless crisis. The LAPD said a police captain received a minor cut from a 6-inch...

Sheriff: 3 killed in apparent Florida murder-suicide

Jun. 07, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who had been drinking and using cocaine fatally shot his longtime girlfriend and a man before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Monday. Seven children who were in the home at the time were not harmed, Polk County Sheriff...

Louisiana lawmakers vote to end jail time for marijuana use

Jun. 07, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a demonstration of the changing opinions about marijuana use, Louisiana lawmakers have agreed that people caught with small amounts of pot for recreational use should not go to jail, voting Monday to send the bill lessening the penalties to the governor's desk. ...

Constable charged with using seized drugs for dog training

Jun. 04, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee constable has been charged with using drugs seized during traffic stops to train drug detection dogs, authorities said. Hawkins County Constable William Creasy has been indicted on charges including official misconduct and drug...

Since the nose doesn't know pot is now legal, K-9s retire

May. 29, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Asking dogs to follow their noses won't work anymore in states that have legalized marijuana. As Virginia prepares to legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana on July 1, drug-sniffing police dogs from around the state are being...

Marijuana arrests in state parks drop after policy changes

May. 27, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marijuana arrests in Missouri state parks dropped nearly 60% last year after changes in enforcement policies prompted by the legalization of medical marijuana. The Department of Natural Resources said 51 people were arrested in 2020 for...

Kentucky search warrant task force has 1st meeting

May. 24, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A panel tasked with reviewing the search warrant process in Kentucky is holding its first meeting. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the Search Warrant Task Force meeting in Frankfort on Monday would be open to the public and...

3 found dead in hotel room identified; drug use suspected

May. 22, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has identified three people found dead in an eastern Pennsylvania hotel room but says further tests are needed for a determination of the cause and manner of their deaths. The Northampton County coroner said the...

Middle school teacher charged with growing marijuana in yard

May. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

LELAND, N.C. (AP) — A middle school teacher in North Carolina grew large quantities of marijuana using a greenhouse at her home, authorities said. Catherine Teague was charged Wednesday with manufacturing and trafficking marijuana and possession with intent to sell or...

Law to police doping in horse races not in play 'til 2022

May. 12, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

For five years, a bill that would place the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in charge of fighting illicit drug use in horse racing went nowhere in Congress. In 2020, it finally passed — but that milestone came too late to resolve the crisis that enveloped the sport and its latest Kentucky Derby...