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Life Term for East Texas Man Convicted of Shooting at Deputy

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    Life Term for East Texas Man Convicted of Shooting at Deputy
    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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    [NATL] Drone Saves Two Swimmers Caught in Rip Current

    In what local authorities are calling a "world first," a drone helped save two swimmers struggling to reach shore in Lennox Head, Australia on Jan. 18, 2018. Two teenagers were spotted struggling against rough waves when a drone was deployed to drop off a life raft.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018)

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

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