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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. ...

2 state prisoners accused of escape found in Rapid City

Sep. 19, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota state prison inmates who drove away from a community service project are back in custody, authorities said Sunday. Thomas Wilson, 32, and Peyton Laird, 22, were assigned to the task in Sioux Falls when they stole a car and drove...

Sioux Falls man convicted in meth case sentenced to 20 years

Sep. 19, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, SD. (AP) — Authorities say a Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was convicted for dealing large quantities of methamphetamine. Christopher Walker, 50, was indicted by a federal grand jury in January on a charge of conspiracy...

Latin American leaders divided on OAS at regional meeting

Sep. 18, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to leave questions of human rights and democracy to the United Nations, as part of his continuing criticisms of the Organization of American States. López Obrador spoke Saturday at the meeting of...

South Dakota inmates drive away from community project

Sep. 18, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota authorities are searching for two inmates who drove away from a community service project in Sioux Falls. Thomas Wilson, 32, and Peyton Laird, 22, were assigned to a community service project when they stole a car and drove away...