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  • Six Philly cops arrested in federal corruption probe

    Six Philly cops arrested in federal corruption probe
    PHILADELPHIA — Six Philadelphia police officers were arrested Wednesday in a predawn roundup and charged with robbing, kidnapping, and extorting drug suspects over a nearly seven-year period. The officers all were veterans of a narcotics squad that...
  • Courts going soft on pot-smokers and sellers

    Courts going soft on pot-smokers and sellers
    Alan H. Oren was at home in Upper Mount Bethel Township when state police showed up a couple years ago and did something that, in his words, "wasn't too cool." Acting on what Oren believes was a tip from a neighbor, troopers searched a shed near his...
  • US export: Central America's gang problem began in Los Angeles

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Andy Romero remembers when a tattooed man showed up in his neighborhood with baggy pants, T-shirts with rock band logos and sneakers like none he'd seen before. "His clothes were totally different," Romero recalled of that time,...
  • War on drugs not working: New Voices

    On May 12, 1996, Miami police raided the home of Richard Brown on a false tip that the 73-year-old retiree with no criminal record was selling drugs. After busting the door open, police claim that Richards began firing a gun, prompting officers to pump...
  • Newport News man convicted on federal drug conspiracy, firearms charges

    A Newport News man was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury on drug conspiracy and three firearms charges in connection to crimes prosecutors said spanned a decade.   Kelvin L. Brown, 34, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 8 on charges of distributing...
  • Abandoned 30-foot boat found near Crystal Cove

    An abandoned 30-foot panga boat was found on a beach near Crystal Cove State Park just south of Newport Beach by a passerby Thursday morning, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. The Coast Guard's Los Angeles-Long Beach office received the call...
  • In California, a way out of the medical marijuana morass

    In California, a way out of the medical marijuana morass
    Nearly two decades after California voters legalized medical marijuana, legislators are as close as they've ever been to passing the first comprehensive statewide regulations for the cultivation, transportation and distribution of the drug. This is long...
  • N.J. brothers face drug, gun charges after arrest in Poconos motel

    A pair of New Jersey brothers were arrested early Wednesday at a Poconos motel and face drug and weapons charges, according to Stroud Area Regional police. Police said they found more than 130 bags of heroin, drug paraphernalia and a 9 mm handgun when...
  • 2 held on $1.5M bail in killing during botched drug deal

    2 held on $1.5M bail in killing during botched drug deal
    Two south suburban men were charged with first-degree murder in connection to a botched drug deal that led to one of their crew -- a local rapper -- being killed Friday in Calumet City, police said today. The shooting happened about 8:45 p.m. in the...
  • Police say tip led to arrest, seizure of $22K worth of marijuana

    Police say tip led to arrest, seizure of $22K worth of marijuana
    Anne Arundel County Police say a tip from a family member led to the arrest of a Glen Burnie man on charges of possession and intent to distribute drugs — as well as seizure of 2.4 pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $22,246. Police...
  • 6 Philadelphia cops charged with robbery, kidnapping, extortion

    PHILADELPHIA Stories of shakedowns, brutality, kidnapping and theft have dogged a group of the city's Narcotics Field Unit officers for nearly a decade. But despite multiple investigations, cases against them never stuck. That changed Wednesday, as...