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Man killed by deputy recalled as storyteller, jokester

Apr. 22, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Andrew Brown Jr.’s easy smile, which belied hardship, loss and troubles with the law, was memorable for his dimples, his relatives said. He was quick to crack a joke at the family gatherings he tried not to miss after losing both of his parents. He encouraged...

Crow Tribe to approve cannabis ordinance in Montana

Apr. 22, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Montana is expected to enter the cannabis industry after approving an ordinance last week to oversee its own cultivation and sale of marijuana, and benefit from the revenue. Crow Tribe Chairman Frank White Clay is...

Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

Apr. 22, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a potentially fatal blow to supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana under certain circumstances. The justices ruled that the initiative's ballot...

Woman facing manslaughter in shooting at a Phoenix apartment

Apr. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the alleged accidental shooting of another woman at a Phoenix apartment, police said Thursday. Police said officers responded to a report of a shooting around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and found...

Justices stand by ruling striking down drug possession law

Apr. 21, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is standing by its decision striking down the state’s drug possession law, as lawmakers race to address it before the Legislature's regular session ends Sunday. The court on Tuesday rejected a request from the state to...

Nebraska patrol seizes 230 pounds of pot in 2 traffic stops

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Patrol troopers seized more that 230 pounds of marijuana and arrested four people in traffic stops in Interstate 80 this week. On Monday afternoon, a trooper who stopped a pickup truck on an exit ramp between Lexington and Cozad found...

Man pleads in drug collection plot that ended with 2 slain

Apr. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to charges in a drug debt collection plot that ended in the killings of two brothers whose bound bodies were found in a Philadelphia river almost seven years ago. Lam Trieu, 49, insisted as he pleaded guilty in federal court...

Nebraska fugitive pleads guilty to ID theft in Florida

Apr. 21, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of fleeing a drug conspiracy charge in Nebraska more than three decades ago and living under a false identity has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Florida. Howard D. Farley Jr., 72, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Ocala federal court to...

Indiana woman reaches plea deal in baby's meth-related death

Apr. 21, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana woman whose three-month-old son died last year from methamphetamine intoxication has agreed to plead guilty to a neglect charge in the infant's death. Jennifer F. Young, 35, would plead guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting...

Montenegro arrests alleged criminal gang boss

Apr. 21, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s police have arrested an alleged boss of a criminal gang which has spread fear and bloodshed in the Balkans and across Europe, officials said Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic hailed the arrest of Slobodan...