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  • Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case

    Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case
    In the large, rarely used ceremonial courtroom of Baltimore's federal court on Wednesday, a few defendants and their lawyers challenged prosecutors who say they helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang take over the city jail. Many of the cases against...
  • Drug charges dropped against man over Seymour Hoffman's death -New York Times

    Aug 29 (Reuters) - The Manhattan district attorney has dropped drug-selling charges against a jazz musician and friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an accidental drug overdose in February, the New York Times newspaper reported....
  • Aide to Guinea-Bissau ex-navy chief gets 6-1/2 years in U.S. prison

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A onetime aide to a former navy chief of Guinea-Bissau was sentenced Wednesday to 6-1/2 years in a U.S. prison for his role in cocaine trafficking, more than a year after the two were arrested in a drug sting off the West African...
  • Migration outlier: How Nicaragua escaped neighbors' deadly spiral

    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer. After stints in jail and treatment and therapy for drug addiction, he took part in a...
  • Reinstated Nazareth police officer claims in lawsuit firing was retaliation for union advocacy

    A Nazareth police officer who said he raised concerns about racial and sexual discrimination toward fellow officers and misconduct in the police department and in borough government claims he was fired in retaliation for his actions. Fred Lahovski, who...
  • U.S. government to grow 30 times more marijuana this year

    U.S. government to grow 30 times more marijuana this year
    The U.S. government has upped the quantity of marijuana it’s growing this year, to more than 1,400 pounds from the originally planned 46. The federal government classifies marijuana as a substance that has no medical use and is more dangerous than...
  • Hartford Police Seize Arrest Two, Seize 1,500 Bags Of Heroin

    Hartford Police Seize Arrest Two, Seize 1,500 Bags Of Heroin
    HARTFORD — Officers seized more than 1,500 bags of heroin and arrested two local men after a motor vehicle stop last week in the area of Park and Washington streets, police said. Officers pulled over a car driven by Thomas Bruno, 22, just before...
  • Man linked to $7 million Mexico to Lehigh drug ring pleads guilty

     Man linked to $7 million Mexico to Lehigh drug ring pleads guilty
    A Whitehall man who was linked to a $7 million Mexico to Lehigh Valley drug trafficking operation pleaded guilty in Lehigh County Court on Monday and was sentenced to two years of probation. Mark Balas, 40, was one of 23 people arrested last year...
  • Surprise wake-up call on suspected drug dealers, gang members in Easton

    Surprise wake-up call on suspected drug dealers, gang members in Easton
      Easton police raided three residences early Friday in their continuing attack on street-level drug dealers, executing search warrants and several arrest warrants. City police said the raids and arrests, particularly of three suspects who identify as...
  • A foolish ban on food aid is finally lifted

    A foolish ban on food aid is finally lifted
    The Legislature on Monday enters the last week of its two-year session, making for a mix of emotions probably familiar to high school seniors. It's final exam time for the backers of all remaining legislative bills, which will pass or fail by the midnight...
  • Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings

    Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings
    Tyrus Murray was 13 years old when her father, Earl Murray, and his friend Ronald Beasley died in a hail of gunfire during a drug bust gone awry. Both men were black, and neither was armed. Their shooters were white law enforcement officers, and neither...