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FILE - This Nov. 10, 2016, file photo released by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows the execution chamber at Ely State Prison in Ely, Nev. A nearly two-year fight over drugs that Nevada obtained for an execution it never carried out has ended with pharmaceutical companies taking their expired products back, the state accepting refunds and no clear decision about how a lethal injection could be carried out in the Silver State. State Attorney General Aaron Ford's office and attorneys for two drug companies involved in the case did not immediately comment Thursday, April 9, 2020, about a terse court order issued Tuesday by a judge in Las Vegas dismissing the case that arose from former death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier's push to be executed. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Battle over drugs for Nevada execution ends with no decision

Apr. 9, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A nearly two-year court fight over drugs that Nevada obtained for an execution it never carried out has ended with pharmaceutical companies taking back their expired products and the state accepting refunds, with no clear decision about how a lethal injection could be carried out. A judge...

Feds: Online drug dealer boasted venture unfazed by pandemic

Apr. 9, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Maryland man has been arrested after federal prosecutors accused him of selling large-scale quantities of narcotics and other drugs over the internet. William Burgamy, 32, of Hanover, Maryland, was arrested Thursday and charged with illegal distribution of controlled substances and...

Topeka police make arrests in man's shooting death

Apr. 9, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

Police have announced several arrests in the shooting death last week of a 28-year-old man in central Topeka. James Boatwright, 22, and Davontra Alston, 26, both of Topeka, were arrested Wednesday after officers served search warrants in the case, police said. They were charged with first-degree murder in the...

Prosecutor seeks special investigation in fatal shooting

Apr. 8, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana prosecutor has asked a judge to approve a special investigation into a murder case after the defendant alleged investigators lied about details under oath. Kyle Doroszko, 19, was charged with murder in the 2019 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Traychon Taylor in South Bend,...

Washington state man gets 3 years after Yakima jailbreak

Apr. 8, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state inmate has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after breaking out of the Yakima County jail with 13 other inmates last month, a judge said. Yakima County Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson sentenced 27-year-old Scott Fidencio Lopez after he pleaded guilty...

Ex-inmate who escaped conviction in fatal riot back in jail

Apr. 7, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware inmate who escaped conviction for his alleged involvement in a fatal prison riot is back behind bars on unrelated charges. Obadiah Miller, 27, was being held Tuesday at Howard Young prison in Wilmington after being charged with violating probation and possession of...

FILE- In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical company CEO, Martin Shkreli, arrives at federal court in New York. The convicted former drug company wants out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus. Shkreli's attorney said Tuesday, April 7, 2020, that he will be filing court papers asking federal authorities to release Shkreli for three months so he can do laboratory work “under strict supervision.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

'Pharma Bro' wants out of prison to research coronavirus

Apr. 7, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Convicted former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as “Pharma Bro,” wants to get out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus, his lawyer said Tuesday. Defense attorney Ben Brafman said that he will file court papers asking federal authorities to...

Man heading to trial in shooting outside motel that killed 1

Apr. 7, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A man is heading to trial in a shooting outside a Pennsylvania motel last month that killed one man and wounded another after what authorities allege was a drug deal. Tyler Elian Gonzalez-Inthiphan, 19, waived his preliminary hearing in Lancaster County on Monday on homicide,...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, right, answers questions concerning the state's response to the coronavirus Monday, March 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Lee has asked all schools in Tennessee to close by the end of the week due to coronavirus spreading across the state. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee gov sees good news in virus model, urges vigilance

Apr. 6, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Monday he sees “some good news” in a model projecting the coronavirus' spread and demand on health care resources in his state, but he cautioned that models change and depend on people following strict social distancing orders. The...

Topeka police investigate man's shooting death

Apr. 5, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

A 28-year-old man has been fatally shot in east Topeka, police said. Officers were responding to a call Saturday night about shots being fired and a vehicle crash when they found the body of D’Angelo L. Payne, Lt. Ron Ekis said. The circumstances of the homicide and vehicle crash have not been released....