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$10 Million In Drugs Seized, 12+ Arrested In Connection With Drug Operation In Ventura County

Detectives say they’ve seized more than $10 million dollars worth of drugs, and arrested more than a dozen people after breaking up a drug ring in Ventura County with links to a Mexican drug cartel. Ventura County narcotics investigators first learned that there was a large scale dealer operating in the county just over a year ago.

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Santa Barbara is planning more analysis and discussion about new alcohol licenses, controls and possible limitation on serving hours.

This comes after police have released information comparing the number of liquor licenses in the area and calls for service.

Authorities are now calling a hit and run collision on the South Coast which left a man dead a murder.

Oxnard police were called to the intersection of Fifth, and Meta Streets early on the morning of September 23rd by reports of a collision. They found Jorge Tejeda lying in the street. He died a short time later at a hospital from his injuries.

(Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo)

Detectives say they’ve seized more than $10 million dollars worth of drugs, and arrested more than a dozen people after breaking up a drug ring in Ventura County with links to a Mexican drug cartel.

Ventura County narcotics investigators first learned that there was a large scale dealer operating in the county just over a year ago.

A major concert planned for the South Coast Tuesday night featuring rock music star Sting has been cancelled, because of illness. Sting and Shaggy were set to perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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In Philadelphia, a battle between local officials and the Trump administration is heating up.

In defiance of threats from the Justice Department, public health advocates in Philadelphia have launched a nonprofit to run a facility to allow people to use illegal drugs under medical supervision. It is the most concrete step yet the city has taken toward eventually opening a so-called supervised injection site.

The non-profit, called Safehouse, was formed after a political heavyweight, former Pennsylvania governor, Ed Rendell, joined the board.

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The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday against a suspected Chinese spy for allegedly conducting economic espionage and trying to steal trade secrets from U.S. aerospace companies.

The alleged Chinese intelligence officer, Yanjun Xu, was extradited to the United States on Tuesday from Belgium, where he was arrested in April at Washington's request.

His extradition marks what appears to be the first time that a Chinese spy has been brought to the U.S. to face prosecution, according to U.S. officials.

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New York State Police have arrested the son of the owner of Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service, the company involved in the crash that left 20 people dead about 40 miles outside Albany last weekend. Nauman Hussain, whom police described as the company's "operator," was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide for his role in the fatal incident.

More than a week has passed since Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished after visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Turkish authorities are telling journalists what they think happened, citing released video footage: that Khashoggi was targeted and murdered.

President Trump said Wednesday that he has spoken to the Saudi government "at the highest levels" about the situation.

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