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Life Term for East Texas Man Convicted of Shooting at Deputy



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    Evan Cossette, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of unreasonable force and lying in a report, is trying to get the surveillance video of the incident disallowed from the trial.

    An East Texas man convicted of shooting at a sheriff's deputy and then fleeing to Arkansas has been sentenced to life in prison.

    Jurors in Smith County who convicted 33-year-old Ricardo Pineda of aggravated assault against a peace officer also decided Friday the Tyler man should be fined $10,000.

    Pineda was the target of a federal and county drug investigation when he fired a dozen rifle shots at a Smith County deputy during a March 2016 car chase. The deputy's car was disabled. Pineda later was arrested in Corning, Arkansas, about 400 miles (643.71 kilometers) to the northeast.

    Pineda had a federal conviction in 2000 for possession and distribution of methamphetamine.

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    Emergency crews rescued a dog from icy waters in northern Colorado. A fire crew in the city of Centennial was dispatched to a frozen pond where a dog named Bri was found trapped. One firefighter donning a dry suit made his way through the chilly waters to save her. Authorities saved the day by quickly pulling the dog to out of the cold water and safely bringing her to shore.

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    Prosecutors told jurors to send a message that shooting at law enforcement officers is not acceptable.

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