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AP NewsBreak: Dunleavy eyes repeal of alcohol, pot boards

Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska - State officials say Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to repeal the boards tasked with regulating alcohol and marijuana in Alaska.

The plan was outlined in a letter to commerce department employees by commissioner Julie Anderson and in a memo from Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office director Erika McConnell.

Video of officer punching teen prompts AG investigation

The Associated Press, AP Member

WILMINGTON, Del. - A video showing police repeatedly punching a 16-year-old during an arrest has prompted the Delaware Attorney General's Office to review the case.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports the video shows New Castle County police punching the male teen during an arrest Friday. The video shows a teen pinned on a driveway by one officer and punched in the face several times by a second officer.

Evers wants to decriminalize marijuana, legalize medical use

The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday that his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize medical marijuana.

The new Democratic governor said it was time for Wisconsin join more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana. The governor, who previously advocated for decriminalizing marijuana, noted that citizens in 16 counties and two cities in Wisconsin voted by significant margins in non-binding referendums last year to approve medical marijuana.

Bengals RB Mark Walton is facing a drug charge in Florida

The Associated Press, AP Member

MIAMI - Prosecutors say Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a marijuana possession charge in Florida.

Walton was arrested late Friday on an unrelated battery charge after police say he got into an argument with a Miami couple about his SUV blocking a parking garage entrance.


Judge failed to consider Cree heritage: appeal court

The Canadian Press

CHARLOTTETOWN - An appeal court has found that a judge mistakenly failed to consider the Cree background of a drug trafficker who had been taken from his Manitoba parents as an infant and raised by a non-Aboriginal family on Prince Edward Island.

Police seize drugs, guns, ammunition in raids

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A 42-year-old Ottawa man has been arrested and Toronto police say they are looking for two others after seizing guns, ammunition and drugs — including a large amount of the deadly opioid fentanyl — in a series of raids in the city.

DC's many prankster activists turn anger into street theatre

Ashraf Khalil, The Associated Press

Seven people charged for drug trafficking

The Canadian Press

HALIFAX - Police say six adults and a youth are facing charges after officers raided a Halifax-area home early Saturday morning following a drug trafficking investigation.

Fairbanks North Star Borough to remove CBD ads on buses

The Associated Press, AP Member

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Advertisements for a cannabinoid commonly called CBD were mistakenly posted on public buses, said a Fairbanks North Star Borough official.

Man sentenced for theft, damage at marijuana business

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 40-year-old man who stole or damaged $144,000 in marijuana at an Anchorage cultivation facility has been sentenced to two years in prison.

The Latest: 21 Savage surrenders on outstanding warrant

The Associated Press

ATLANTA - The Latest on saga involving Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage (all times local):

Chief: Officer lied in affidavit before deadly Houston raid

Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press

HOUSTON - A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle, the city's police chief said Friday.