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Respected Doctor-Legislator Busted in Sex-for-Drugs Sting

Long Island's 'Doc' Spencer could face up to 9 years in prison if convicted

(Newser) - A New York doctor and legislator who advocated for opioid addiction prevention is now accused of offering drugs to an undercover officer in exchange for sex. Suffolk County legislator William "Doc" Spencer, 53—also an ordained minister and married father of three—was arrested Tuesday in the parking lot... More »

2 American Teens Jailed in Death of Italian Policeman

Mario Cerciello Rega was investigating the theft of a bag in Rome

(Newser) - Two American teenagers were jailed in Rome on Saturday as authorities carry out a murder investigation in the killing of an Italian police officer, the AP reports. A detention order issued by prosecutors was shown on Italian state broadcaster RAI, naming the suspects as Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth and Finnegan... More »

2 Dead After Warehouse Drug Sting

One Houston suspect fled, hid in a quarry

(Newser) - It was a scene that could have been taken from countless TV dramas: Nine armed gang members arrived for a drug deal at a warehouse Wednesday night, only to discover they had been set up by undercover officers in a sting operation. Police in Houston say two of the suspects... More »

Teen Claims WWII Vet Killed Over Bad Crack Deal

Alleged murderer Adams-Kinard says victim was a dealer

(Newser) - One of the two Spokane teens charged with beating an 88-year-old WWII vet to death claims they committed the alleged attack after the victim ripped them off in a drug deal. Police say they found a letter written by Kenan Adams-Kinard; in it, the 16-year-old reportedly says he and... More »

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