Texas News: Citizen of Mexico, Arana Ricardo Leon Cepeda Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking and Immigration Offenses

Houston, Texas – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ONEL ARANA-GERVACIO, also known as “Arana Ricardo Leon Cepeda,” 44, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Houston, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 48 months of imprisonment for heroin trafficking … Continue reading Texas News: Citizen of Mexico, Arana Ricardo Leon Cepeda Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking and Immigration Offenses

WICHITA, Kan | Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security numbers from nearly a thousand state voters. The complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas alleges “reckless maintenance” … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

LAWRENCE, Kan. | Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Democratic Party is calling for its lone candidate for state attorney general to drop out of the race because of a poster in her law office showing the superhero Wonder Woman pulling a lasso around a police officer’s neck. Lawrence attorney Sarah Swain apologized amid the resignation call from … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan. | Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop

Idaho News: Washington Man, Harley Lee Howell Pleads Guilty for Traveling to Idaho to Have Sex with a Minor

COEUR D’ALENE,Idaho – Harley Lee Howell, III, 35, of Colville, Washington, pleaded guilty yesterday to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Howell was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene on September 14, 2017. According to court records, on August 25, … Continue reading Idaho News: Washington Man, Harley Lee Howell Pleads Guilty for Traveling to Idaho to Have Sex with a Minor

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry. The legislation would require feature film and television projects that apply for the credits, which are assigned based … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

Verginia News: NORFOLK, Two Men Sentenced for Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

NORFOLK, Va. – Two Portsmouth men were sentenced yesterday to a combined 26 years in prison for their involvement in a massive heroin and crack cocaine conspiracy in Hampton Roads. According to court documents, Antonio Brown, aka “Tony Legal,” 42, was a lieutenant in the drug trafficking organization, and Roman Hurdle, aka “Rome,” 38, was … Continue reading Verginia News: NORFOLK, Two Men Sentenced for Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

NEW YORK | AP sources: Trump Jr cancels appearance at Bush fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has canceled plans to raise money for the eldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Trump Jr. decided to withdraw from a fundraiser for Texas land commissioner George P. Bush in New York City next week. That was after Jeb Bush criticized President Donald Trump for separating … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP sources: Trump Jr cancels appearance at Bush fundraiser

LOS ANGELES | Metal singer jailed in wife’s murder plot back with band

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend. Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired band As I Lay Dying performed together Saturday for the first time since May 2013. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Metal singer jailed in wife’s murder plot back with band