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Michael Avenatti accused of embezzling almost $2M from girlfriend of NBA player

Embattled celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been accused of embezzling almost $2 million after he struck a lucrative settlement for the former girlfriend of NBA player Hassan Whiteside.Avenatti, as the attorney for Alexis Gardner, 27, negotiated a $3 million deal for the actress and barista, $2.75 million of which Miami Heat player Whiteside, 29, wired……

Coast Guard offloads seized drugs worth $62.5M

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear handle drugs intercepted off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. (U.S. Coast Guard)The U.S. Coast Guard is offloading marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $62.5 million dollars at The agency said in a news… …

Police kill suspect at North Carolina shopping center

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina investigators are conducting a probe into the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in the state’s capital city, authorities said Sunday.Soheil Antonio Mojarrad, 30, was killed in an encounter with an officer Saturday night at a shopping center in the eastern part of the city, Raleigh police……

Florida deputy on restricted duty after seen forcefully restraining pepper-sprayed HS student, hitting him in head

A Florida sheriff’s deputy was placed on restricted duty after cellphone video showed him forcefully restraining a pepper-sprayed high school student, at one point hitting him in the head while he was on the ground.Deputy Christopher Krickovich was ordered to surrender his gun and badge until an investigation into Thursday’s fight is completed by the Department of……

Police: Peeping Tom suspect with shotgun killed by officer

ATHENS, Ga. – Police in Georgia have identified an armed man shot to death by one of the officers who responded to a “Peeping Tom” call.The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a news release that the man was shot Saturday night. The victim who had made the call identified a suspect and officers went……

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Man sentenced after father-in-law dies in drug test scam

LAWRENCE, Kan. – A 35-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to prison after his father-in-law died while taking methadone to help the younger man cheat on a drug test.Justin Jones was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the 2017 death of 47-year-old Eric Everts. Both men lived in Baldwin City.The……

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2 children shot in road rage incident involving father

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – Authorities say a North Carolina man has been arrested after two children were shot in a road rage incident.Surry County officials say 41-year-old Byron Donnell Green of Mount Airy is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, discharging a weapon into an occupied property……

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Speed trap by Florida police foiled by handmade sign to alert drivers

Authorities in Florida were getting ready to crack down on speeding drivers last week when they discovered they couldn’t catch any because someone tipped off drivers.The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that officers were initially set up to conduct a speed enforcement operation in the Golden State Estates neighborhood after requests from……

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