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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...

Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

Sep. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were going to grow...

Officials: Gang members killed 3, caught with drugs and guns

Sep. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Members and associates of a Waterbury gang are accused of committing three murders, eight attempted murders, assaults, and drug and gun crimes over the past four years, according to federal grant jury indictments announced Friday. Federal and...

2 charged with using drone to fly drugs into California jail

Sep. 16, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A man living under a stolen identity and a female inmate have been charged with using a drone to smuggle drugs into a Southern California jail, prosecutors said Thursday. The drone is suspected of carrying heroin, methamphetamine, Xanax and muscle...

Feds charge 55 in 'takedown' of California prison-based gang

Sep. 16, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fifty-five people were charged with conspiracy and racketeering-related crimes as part of a sweeping “takedown” of a California prison-based gang that federal authorities said was responsible for brutal street violence in northern and central parts of the state....

Philippines' Duterte will 'die first' before facing ICC

Sep. 16, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would rather “die first” before facing an international tribunal, his spokesman said Thursday, the day after the International Criminal Court announced it would investigate allegations of crimes against humanity during his...