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The federal appeals court shot down Alamo’s other arguments, including one that he wasn’t liable because he was exercising his First Amendment rights to freedom of religion.

NEW JERSEY

Feds say mail carrier distributed cocaine packages

NEWARK — A New Jersey mail carrier regularly received and distributed cocaine shipments in falsely addressed packages along her route on behalf of a drug trafficking organization based in Puerto Rico, federal authorities said Tuesday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey said Christina Nunez has admitted intercepting packages of cocaine from Puerto Rico and passing them to a co-conspirator in Camden.

Prosecutors say Miss Nunez, who was assigned to a post office in Secaucus, was responsible for moving more than 18 kilograms of cocaine from October 2010 until her arrest Friday. The 30-year-old from Lyndhurst is charged with conspiracy with intent to distribute cocaine and mail theft.

Her boyfriend also has been arrested and charged.

HAWAII

Flight attendant’s career lands in Guinness Book

HONOLULU — A flight attendant is landing in the Guinness Book of World Records after his 63 years of moving about the cabin ended in his home state of Hawaii.

Ron Akana, 83, finished his career as the longest-serving flight attendant for any U.S. carrier over the weekend on a United Airlines flight from Denver to Kauai.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the Honolulu-born Mr. Akana will go into the record book this fall.

Passengers aboard the trip to Mr. Akana’s professional final destination heard an announcement marking his longevity and wrote him well-wishes.

Mr. Akana says he decided to retire when he was offered a buyout. He was one of the first male flight attendants at United.

He returned to his home in Colorado on Monday and plans to spend his retirement traveling.

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