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  • Drug bust leads Gettysburg College to sanction 27 students

    More than 25 students were found to have violated Gettysburg College's policy, resulting in expulsions, suspensions and dismissals from campus, according to a letter from college president Janet Morgan Riggs. In an email sent July 14 to parents and...
  • Baltimore native ran cross-country drug ring that brought heroin to city, authorities say

    Baltimore native ran cross-country drug ring that brought heroin to city, authorities say
    From a home base in Houston, federal authorities say, a Remington native has been directing a cross-country drug operation that shipped large quantities of heroin to Baltimore, New York, New Orleans and elsewhere. Fred Douglas Brooks III, 46, had...
  • None of your beeswax? Man charged with stealing from honey farmer

    None of your beeswax? Man charged with stealing from honey farmer
    A Chowchilla man allegedly stole nearly 200 pounds of beeswax from a honey farmer to melt into blocks and sell to support his drug habit, authorities said. Karl Robert Glick, 26, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of burglary and possessing stolen...
  • What's the price tag for the border crisis? Try $3.7 billion

    What's the price tag for the border crisis? Try $3.7 billion
    Protecting the border is getting even more expensive. The Obama administration has announced that it will seek another $3.7 billion — substantially more than the $2 billion it talked about before — to deal with the flow across the southern...
  • Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case

    Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case
    A Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in a high-profile murder case, leading a city judge to declare a mistrial in city prosecutors' first battle with what they say is a murderous group within the Black Guerrilla Family gang. A juror who...
  • Seven charged in widespread drug and firearms trafficking operation

    Seven charged in widespread drug and firearms trafficking operation
    Federal authorities have charged seven men with running a drug and firearms trafficking operation that stretched from central Ohio to the streets of south suburban Harvey. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said today that 19 assorted firearms...
  • 3 men linked to Mexican drug ring charged in kidnapping of S.C. man

    3 men linked to Mexican drug ring charged in kidnapping of S.C. man
    Three men said to be members of a Mexican drug organization have been accused of kidnapping for ransom a South Carolina man who allegedly owed them $200,000 in marijuana, according to court documents. Ruben Ceja-Rangel, 57, Luis Castro Villeda, 22,...
  • The mother of marijuana legalization: Pot comes 'out of the shadows'

    The mother of marijuana legalization: Pot comes 'out of the shadows'
    Alison Holcomb, criminal justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state, is known in these parts as the mother of marijuana legalization. She drafted Initiative 502, which voters passed overwhelmingly in 2012; the measure...
  • Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor

    Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor
    Julie Shemitz watched warily as the judge asked prospective jurors whether they or anyone close to them had a card for medical marijuana. Ten hands lifted, a third of the jury pool. "Look at all those hands," the judge said. An assistant U.S....
  • Police say Allentown man confessed to shooting teen

    An Allentown police detective on Wednesday told a Lehigh County judge that a city man admitted shooting a 16-year-old boy in the chest during a botched drug deal last year. Ruben D. Pichirilo, 19, of the 1300 block of Chew Street, is awaiting trial on...
  • When crime stops being lucrative

    When crime stops being lucrative
    I had dinner a few weeks ago with crime policy expert Mark Kleiman, who pointed out something I hadn’t realized: stealing cars is getting a lot harder. Later model cars have electronic security systems designed to thwart thieves, and although they&...