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Longmont man reward to work release, probation in sex assault case

May 20—A Longmont man accused of sexually assaulting and choking a woman was charged to probation and work release Friday. Aiden Cummings, 26, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree assault — strangulation and sexual contact. As part of the plea agreement, Cummings was charged Friday to 10 years of probation, along with another two-year probation …

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Clarksville police, Southern Indiana Drug Task Force involved in $40 million federal drug bus

May 20—CLARKSVILLE — Local law enforcement was part of a $40-million, multi-state drug bust that resulted in 15 people charged with federal drug trafficking and money-laundering offenses. A post on the Town of Clarksville’s website said this is one of the biggest drug cases ever involving the Clarksville Police Department. “Our department became involved with …

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Raytown man allegedly used his machete nicknamed ‘baby girl’ to attack neighbor: police

A 54-year-old man is accused of nearly killing his neighbor with a machete nicknamed “baby girl” after an argument and fight that unfolded late Saturday in his Raytown apartment. Donald C. Murphy, of Raytown, is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in Jackson County Circuit Court, documents filed Sunday show. Under Missouri law, …

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US stops controlled burns nationwide after New Mexico disaster

By Andrew Hay TAOS, NM (Reuters) – The US Forest Service (USFS) on Friday called a temporary nationwide halt to controlled burns meant to reduce fire risk after the agency accidentally started part of New Mexico’s largest ever wildfire. The Hermits Peak Calf Canyon fire has burned over 300,000 acres (123,000 hectares), destroyed up to …

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Woman fatally shot by an officer in Clermont County Friday, police say she was armed

A woman was fatally shot by a law enforcement official during a shootout in Clermont County Friday afternoon, according to Miami Township Police Department. The shooting happened around 5 pm in parking lot of the Berry Lane Apartments on Business 28 in Miami Township Miami Township Police Chief Mike Mills gave details on the shooting …

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One dead, one injured in shooting at car wash in West Manchester Township

One person has died and another was injured in a shooting at the West York Auto Spa Express in West Manchester Township on Friday afternoon, according to West Manchester Township Police. The names of the victims have not been released. Emergency responders were called to the York Crossing Drive location, near Carlisle Road and Route …

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Teacher defends LGBTQ lesson plan that was spiked by state

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A teacher whose LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergartners was removed from a state website said Friday that the governor and education department succumbed to outside pressure. The governor and department “caved to pressure instead of standing up for some of the most vulnerable people, families, and students in Maine,” Kailina Mills …

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Battery charge dropped against Florida rapper Rod Wave

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A domestic battery charge against a 23-year-old Florida rapper who goes by the name Rod Wave has been dropped, according to court documents. Prosecutors filed a notice Thursday in Osceola County court that the case against Rodarius Green was not suitable for prosecution. Green, whose song “Heart on Ice” broke into …

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