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Former Florida deputy arrested for planting drugs on drivers during traffic stops

A former Florida sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday after authorities alleged he planted drugs and falsely charged dozens of innocent motorists after pulling them over under the guise of a minor traffic stop. Jackson County Deputy Zachary Wester was taken into custody in Crawfordville, about 20 miles south of Tallahassee, after a yearlong investigation by […]

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Deputy who resigned over anti-LGBTQ Facebook response to gay teen’s suicide gets new police job

A former Alabama deputy who resigned from the sheriff’s office after being investigated for homophobic Facebook comments, posted on a story about the suicide of a gay teenager, has been hired as a police officer with a different Alabama law enforcement agency. Jeff Graves was hired by the Owens Cross Roads Police Department, which has […]

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Hurricane warning in effect as Tropical Storm Barry heads for Gulf Coast

A hurricane warning was in effect Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry, threatening as much as 20 inches of rain and dangerous storm surges, headed for a likely Friday night collision with the Louisiana coast. The National Hurricane Center said Barry was creeping along at 3 mph on a track that would take it over the […]

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Brigham Young University announces changes to its honor code after protests

Brigham Young University announced Wednesday that it has made changes to its honor code system in response to recent protests from students and alumni. In a detailed update on the university’s website, Kevin Utt, director of the BYU Honor Code Office, said that the changes would “help reduce misunderstanding and anxiety” surrounding how the Utah […]

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Know your rights’: Immigration advocates, attorneys ramp up efforts ahead of planned mass ICE raids

Immigration advocates and lawyers have ramped up efforts to combat widespread raids threatened by the Trump administration by sharing information with immigrant communities about their rights. The raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement scheduled to begin Sunday are set to target about 2,000 undocumented families in major cities across the United States, officials told. […]