Wednesday, December 15, 2010

weekly roundup

recent news from around the country

Mother Admits to Killing Infant With Methadone
A Tennessee woman is being held without bail after she admitted to killing her 11-month old daughter by giving her methadone pills. Angela Davis Murphree was charged with homicide after she admitted to police that she crushed the methadone pills a put them in the baby's food.

Former NFL Linebacker Busted for Cocaine
Former NFL linebacker Keith McCants is facing cocaine possession charges after being arrested as he left a strip club in St. Petersburg, Florida. His vehicle was searched after police saw a crack pipe in plain view in the center console of his SUV.

Kings Assistant Coach Facing DUI Charge
Maria Elie, assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings, was been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after police stopped him for a broken tail light. In a statement, Elie said, "I'm very sorry, embarrassed and disappointed for the position in which I put myself and team. Rest assured, it won't happen again as I take full responsibility for my actions."

School Chief Had Blood-Alchol Level of .316
A State College, Pennsylvania school superintendet has been arrested for drunk driving after recording a blood-alcohol level of 0.316. Police said they followed Richard Mextorf for more than two miles with their lights and sirens on before he pulled his Jeep over.

Drunk Driving Killer Charged Again
An Illinois man who was convicted in 1999 for in a drunk driving case in which a 10-year-old girl was killed has been arrested again with aggravated driving under the influence. Glen Ray Higginbotham was stoppled for drunk driving again just two months after pleading guilty to diving with a revoked license.

5 Columbia U. Students Arrested in Drug Bust
Five students at Columbia University have been arrested for selling cocaine, LSD, marijuana and other drugs on campus and out of a fraternity house. Arrested in early-morning raids were Michael Wymbs, 22, and Chris Coles, Harrison David, Adam Klein and Joseph Stephen Perez, all 20.

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