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3 hrs ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Broadened Clemency Rules Could Affect Thousands of Inmates

Prison inmates serving sentences for nonviolent crimes have been offered broader guidelines for seeking clemency, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

7 hrs ago | ABC News

Bolivia Approves Downing of Drug-Smuggling Planes

A new Bolivian law authorizes the country's military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine, though it cannot yet be put into practice because it doesn't have sufficient radar coverage.

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9 hrs ago | ABC News

4th Grader Sells Pot in Northern Colorado

School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado, Education Etc.

13 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

In October, three Americans and one Panamanian were killed while conducting drug surveillance.

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Related Topix: US Military, Langley Air Force Base, US Air Force, Air Accidents

17 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Justin Bieber trial on Florida DUI, resisting arrest charges delayed to July

Trial was delayed Wednesday until July for pop star Justin Bieber on driving under the influence and other charges after his lawyers asked for more time to examine evidence and discuss whether to accept a possible plea deal.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL

18 hrs ago | National Public Radio

APNewsBreak: Clemency After 10 Years In Prison?

The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Prison

21 hrs ago | Castanet.net

BC medical bud recalled

A BC producer of medical marijuana has voluntarily recalled a batch of its "purple kush" strain and is advising consumers not to smoke the weed, following a Health Canada inspection of the grower's operations.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Canada

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KSWO

Man gets 11 years for methamphetamine conviction

A DeSoto, Texas, man who pleaded guilty in western Arkansas to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine has been sentenced to 11A1 2 years in federal prison.

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Related Topix: DeSoto, TX, Federal Prisons, Prison

ABC News

Officer Shot During Undercover Buy in New Jersey

An undercover drug buy ended in gunfire in a shopping center parking lot on Tuesday, leaving a police officer wounded and two suspects in custody and another hospitalized.

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Related Topix: Paramus, NJ

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Pa. Patient Arrested for Allegedly Dealing Heroin from ICU Bed

A Pennsylvania woman will be charged Tuesday with allegedly dealing heroin from her bed in the intensive care unit of a Pittsburgh area hospital, police said.

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KEPR CBS 19

Justin Bieber seeks delay in Fla. DUI trial

Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

ABC News

Colombia Arrests 10 Cocaine Smugglers at Airport

Colombia's anti-narcotics police force says it arrested five foreigners and five Colombians trying to smuggle cocaine through Bogota's international airport during Holy Week.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia

CBS Local

Dallas Man Sentenced For Pot Smuggling Ring

A Dallas man has been sentenced to 17A1 2 years in prison for helping lead a marijuana trafficking ring headquartered in North Texas.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Chris Christie, US Governors, San Francisco, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

TheCourier.com

Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring

This photo shows drugs, money, guns and other illegal items that were seized when Lower Merion Police broke up a drug distribution ring during a new conference in Montgomery County, Pa, Monday, April 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Marijuana, Ardmore, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Haverford, PA

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Mom pleads guilty in McDonald's play area overdose

A mother who police say was with her two children when she and her boyfriend overdosed on heroin at a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of child endangerment and could be released from jail in less than two months.

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Related Topix: Dillsboro, IN

WFMZ

High school, college drug ring busted in eastern Pennsylvania

The ring supplied marijuana and cocaine to a number of high schools in Philadelphia's affluent Main Line suburbs and to three colleges, including Lafayette College in Easton, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Lafayette College, Easton, PA, Montgomery County, PA, Haverford, PA

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison

National Public Radio

High Court Will Hear Case Of Mistaken Traffic Stop

The Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law.

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National Public Radio

10 Things To Know For Today

President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ship committed "unforgivable, murderous acts," leaving more than 300 dead or missing.

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Related Topix: Park Geun-hye

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