OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Liquor Control Board has approved draft rules for the state's new marijuana industry. Four public meetings on the proposed rules will be held across the state Aug. 6-8. The rules are scheduled to take effect Sept. 16.
1. Increased penalty: The penalty for operating a boat under the influence will change from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor with a penalty up to $5,000 and 1 year in jail.
2. Breath testing: Any person who operates a vessel is deemed to have given consent for breath testing for
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A former FBI agent who admitted taking payoffs from James "Whitey" Bulger appeared to choke back tears as he offered a dramatic apology to the family of one of the reputed gangster's alleged murder victims.
"Not a day in my life has gone by
By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday after officers found a semi-automatic pistol in the car he was riding in, police said.
Lefeged was a front-seat passenger in a Chevy Camaro that fled a traffic stop for speeding in
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Children walk across the U.S.-Mexico border with crystal methamphetamine strapped to their backs or concealed between notebook pages. Motorists disguise liquid meth in tequila bottles, windshield washer containers and gas tanks.
The smuggling of the
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has led investigators to his hometown of Bristol, Conn., the working-class Hartford suburb where he began a meteoric rise that would carry him to the upper echelons
SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) - Seattle residents can now have marijuana pork chops on the dinner table. Bolstered by the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pig farmer Jeremy Gross and Seattle butcher William von Schneidau began feeding pot excess earlier this
By MANUEL VALDESAssociated Press
SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) - The white van with tinted windows pulled up to the driveway with its cargo - cardboard boxes full of marijuana. And the customers eagerly awaited it, grunting and snorting.
The deal was going down for three hungry Berkshire pigs from a
By MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated Press
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - In the final minutes of his life, Odin Lloyd sent a series of texts to his sister.
"Did you see who I was with?" said the first, at 3:07 a.m. June 17. "Who?" she finally replied.
"NFL," he texted back, then added: "Just so you know."
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal agencies served hundreds of search and arrest warrants across the U.S. Wednesday in what officials described as the largest ever crackdown on those who make and distribute synthetic