Dec 04, 2019 5:36 PM

Man gets prison for enticing Nebraska girl

Posted Dec 04, 2019 5:36 PM

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving to Nebraska to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.

Federal prosecutors for Nebraska said in a news release that 27-year-old Alexander Kingston, of Monroe, North Carolina, was sentenced Tuesday in Lincoln's federal court after earlier pleading guilty to enticement of a minor.

Investigators say Kingston had met the girl through social media and told her he would drive to Lincoln to meet her and a friend of the girl’s. Prosecutors say the mother of the girl alerted police in March after finding sexually explicit messages Kingston had exchanged with the girl.

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Wyoming tribe considers hemp, medical marijuana for economy

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming tribe is considering hemp and medical marijuana as possible opportunities to bolster its economy and treat illnesses.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported the Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s General Council approved a group’s study of the benefits of legalizing medical marijuana and producing hemp.

The group whose Shoshone name So-go-Beah Naht-Su’ translates to Mother Earth and Medicine in English says it has no plans to push for legalizing recreational marijuana.

The group is expected to present research and a proposal at the next general council meeting, possibly in January.

Advocates say the measures could help diversify the Wind River Reservation economy while offering an additional option to treat some medical conditions.

The group says some older tribal citizens have expressed hesitance, with support coming from many younger tribal members.