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Morning Roundup: May 20, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Kate Major sentenced to eight months for DUI arrest, naked man on LSD gets hit by car, and Florida senate panel okays needle exchange program. MORE  

Will Drug Prison Sentences Be Lowered?

By Chrisanne Grise

The Justice Department recommends reduced sentences for low-level drug offenders to address crowded prisons and tight budgets. MORE  

West Virginia Mayor "Relieved" Over Son's Drug Arrest

By Ben Feuerherd

Charleston Mayor Danny Jones believes jail could save his addicted son's life. MORE  

Beanie Sigel Sentenced for Rx Drug Possession

By McCarton Ackerman

The jailed rapper faces up to two more years in prison for illegal possession of painkillers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 30, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Veterans are more likely to seek help for alcohol problems, the Supreme Court will decide if a drug-sniffing dog needs a warrant, and a drunk mistakes Tom Cruise's home for his own. MORE  

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