• Police: Informant eats heroin she bought undercover for cops

    ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman has eaten some of the heroin she bought while working as an undercover informant for investigators.

  • This undated photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows inmate Alfredo Prieto. Virginia is poised to execute Prieto, a serial killer, who claims he’s intellectually disabled using lethal injection drugs from Texas because the state’s supply of another controversial drug will expire the day before the execution is supposed to take place. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)

    Judge calls for hearing hours before Virginia execution

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A scheduled court hearing for a Virginia inmate’s challenge of the drugs the state plans to use to put him to death was canceled Wednesday, and an order temporarily blocking Alfredo Prieto’s execution remained in place.

  • The Latest: Court hearing on Virginia execution is canceled

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest on the planned execution of a convicted serial killer in Virginia (all times local):

  • New Mexico councilor in troubled city arrested at meeting

    SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A councilor in a troubled New Mexico border city has been arrested on misdemeanor drug charges in the middle of a special council meeting.

  • New Mexico gets federal grant to target methamphetamine

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Public Safety is getting a $561,000 federal grant to combat methamphetamine trafficking and related violence.

  • The scene of where Delaware police officers fatally shot an armed man Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in wheelchair after responding to a call that he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound, is seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in Wilmington, Del. Authorities say a shooting occurred and the man died at the scene. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)

    Records show man killed by police was previously suicidal

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court records show a Delaware man who reportedly shot himself and refused commands to drop his weapon before being killed by police while in his wheelchair had previously expressed suicidal thoughts and had a history of being combative with police.