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California authorities find nearly 15 tons of illegally-grown marijuana
Nastasic/iStock (LOS ANGELES) -- Authorities in Southern California have conducted a massive drug bust that includes 14.9 tons of illegally-grown marijuana in one area. In addition to the drugs, investigators also found 37 guns, multiple dogs and a honey oil lab at the properties in the Perris area, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. The dogs are now safe, authorities said.Authorities were serving 48 search warrants in the area and have made 27 arrests.Photos tweeted by the sheriff's department show plants being pulled from the ground and being placed into vans for...
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Boater attacked, possibly by a shark, near Miami Beach
ABC News (MIAMI) -- A boater was attacked and injured, possibly by a shark off the coast of Miami on Thursday afternoon, officials said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded about 12:40 p.m. to an emergency call from a boater who had been diving in an area about 2 miles off the Haulover inlet just north of Miami Beach, Erika Benitez, a spokeswoman for the agency, said in a video statement. Benitez said an emergency crew raced to the victim by boat and took the individual to a local hospital.The condition of the injured person was not immediately clear.The possible shark attack...
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Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein denied bail
Rick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A federal judge has denied bail to accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.Judge Richard Berman made the decision over the objections of defense attorneys who had argued that the wealthy financier was a “disciplined” defendant willing to pay a bond of $100 million or more.Federal prosecutors objected, saying the court “cannot rely on the self-discipline of a man with an appetite for children.”Epstein, appearing before the judge in a navy smock and brown T-shirt, appeared to have no visible reaction to the decision ordering him remanded to pre-trial detention. He was...
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