Thursday, July 24 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:35:51 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:52:54 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:37:16 GMT
Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists. More >>
NOGALES, AZ (AP) -
A former Santa Cruz County law enforcement officer has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a criminal charge for his role in a marijuana smuggling conspiracy.
The Nogales International reports that 46-year-old Pio Martin Ahumada of Rio Rico received the sentence on Dec. 17.
He had pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.
Ahumada and two other men were accused of possessing with intent to distribute about 500 pounds of marijuana near Nogales on April 26, 2009.
Ahumada is a former Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputy and Nogales police officer.
He was fired by the city in 2003 after he was accused of assaulting another officer, but was acquitted of an assault charge filed in the incident.
Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
12 East Delano Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36105