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CAT Team makes Drug Bust on I-10

CPSO

CPSO

ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On May 1, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) Detectives Cpl. Kevin Hoover and Pfc. Chad Booth conducted a stop on a car traveling eastbound on I-10 between Vinton and Sulphur for a traffic violation.

When the driver of the car, Karl M. Rankine, 28, Tamarack, Florida, began to act suspiciously, Cpl. Hoover asked for permission to search the car and he refused.

Cpl. Hoover then allowed his trained and certified drug detection K-9 “Mako” to conduct a free air sniff around the car. After Mako provided a positive response to the odor of controlled substance coming from the car, a search was conducted and a black suitcase containing approximately 5 pounds of marijuana wrapped in cellophane and duct tape, with an estimated street value of $6,000, was recovered from the trunk of the car.
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Senator wants Justin Bieber deported

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Getty

Sen. Mark Warner is not a Belieber.

Although the whitehouse.gov petition to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has already surpassed the 100,000-signature threshold that triggers a White House response, the Democrat from Virginia told FM 99 he wants to add his name. “As a dad with three daughters, is there some place I can sign?”
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Bieber held for 10 Hours after DUI & Drag Racing

Reuters

Reuters

Singer Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach before dawn Thursday after a street-racing incident, police said. He spent 10 hours in custody and was released from a Miami Dade county jail Thursday afternoon.

Bieber, 19, was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence and having an expired driver’s license from the state of Georgia, Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Hernandez said.
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Florida to pass New York State’s Population

AP

AP

Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation’s third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth.

The milestone is validation of the increasing influence of the Sunshine State as it approaches being home to 20 million residents. Once Florida passes New York, only California and Texas will have more people.
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AP

AP

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend said he tried to choke her about a week ago during an altercation that wasn’t initially reported to police, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday during his first court appearance on domestic violence-related charges.

Assistant State Attorney Lymary Munoz said Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, feared for her life because Zimmerman mentioned suicide and said he “had nothing to lose.” Zimmerman’s public defenders said after the hearing that he didn’t appear to be suicidal.
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AP

AP

Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he’d be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.

But the 64-year-old recently received a letter notifying him the plan was being canceled because it didn’t cover certain benefits required under the law.
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CPSO

CPSO

ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On June 2, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a call in reference to a theft of a credit card.

During the investigation, deputies discovered Briar Guitrau, 22, Pierre Part, LA, had activated and used the victim’s credit card. The credit card was used at several different locations in Lake Charles totaling $589.11.

During the course of investigation deputies attempted to locate Guitrau. When deputies went to a possible location to arrest him, they discovered the vehicle Guitrau had been driving, a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee, was reported stolen through NCIC out of Florida. The vehicle was recovered and towed from the scene; however Guitrau was not there.
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AP

Mitt Romney launched a full-speed fall campaign for the White House on Thursday with a prime-time speech to a unified Republican convention and a nation divided politically as it struggles in a weak economy.

Though Romney has been pursuing the presidency for the better part of a decade, his acceptance speech was an important chance to introduce himself and forge a connection with millions of Americans who feel they need to know him better.
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AP

When Republicans nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, their vote brought to an end a long primary fight and set the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama.

In a roll call of states Tuesday, New Jersey put Romney over the top, giving him the prize that eluded him four years ago. Romney is scheduled to accept his party’s nomination in a speech Thursday night.
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