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Norway booting 30 royal guard members for illegal drug use

Aug. 17, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thirty members of Norway's prestigious royal guards unit will be booted out for using illegal drugs while on leave, the Norwegian armed forces said Wednesday. The military was tipped off about illegal drug use among conscripts during a private party this...

Former nurse sentenced to life for husband's death

Jul. 14, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala, (AP) — A former nurse was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the death of her husband, who prosecutors said was killed with an insulin overdose in 2018. A Madison County judge handed down the life imprisonment sentence for Marjorie “Nikki” Cappello...

Group seeking statewide vote on legal pot submits signatures

Jul. 05, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group seeking a statewide vote on whether to fully legalize adult use of marijuana in Oklahoma submitted boxes of signatures on Tuesday with hopes of getting the question on the November ballot. Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws submitted more than...

Man who had cache of weapons at home now faces state charges

Jun. 27, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man already facing federal charges in connection with an arsenal of more than 200 guns found at his home now also faces several state charges, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Monday. Ronald Andruchuk, 38, of Burrillville, faces state...

Family of jail inmate who died settles lawsuit for $2.45M

Jun. 07, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area county and a health care provider have agreed to a $2.45 million settlement with the family of a man who died while in jail for a minor driving offense. David Stojcevski, 32, suffered serious withdrawals from drug use while serving a...

California jail deputy suspected of meth use while on duty

Jun. 02, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

SHAFTER, Calif. (AP) — A jail guard was arrested on suspicion of possessing and being under the influence of methamphetamine while on the job at a Southern California lockup, authorities said. The 42-year-old detentions deputy with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office was taken into...

California bid to create legal drug injection sites advances

Jun. 01, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved a step closer Wednesday to creating sites where people could legally use drugs under supervision designed to save them from dying if they overdose, over the objections of opponents who said the state would be enabling dangerous and illegal activity. ...

Police: Driver in fatal Nebraska crash had used marijuana

Jun. 01, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One of the drivers in a crash that killed two women and injured 20 bystanders watching classic cars cruise down a Nebraska street tested positive for marijuana, police said. The 18-year-old Omaha man was driving a Ford Taurus that smashed into a Toyota Corolla...