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BRIEF: Two charged for detonating ‘MacGyver’ bombs

Jeff Raasch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Two men face criminal charges after two small explosions late Wednesday night in northwest Cedar Rapids. Jacob W. Boots, 21, and Brett M. Moore,…

Iowa Man Sentenced For Receiving Child Pornography Following Prior Conviction

A who obtained child pornography using the Internet was sentenced on December 21, 2011, to 15 years in federal prison. Justin Michael Hinz, age 26, from Marion, Iowa, received the…

Kansas City Man Sent To Prison For Sioux City Shooting Case

A Kansas City man was sentenced December 15, 2011, to ten years in federal prison for his illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Michael Anthony Johnson, age 29, of…

New Jersey Solid Waste Management Facility Sentenced After Illegally Dumping in Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Lieze Associates, dba Eagle Recycling, of New Jersey, was sentenced today in federal court in Utica, N.Y., following their guilty plea to conspiring to violate the Clean Water…

Mayweather is sentenced to 90 days in jail

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times – A Las Vegas judge Wednesday sentenced boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to 90 days in jail for his role in a 2010 domestic violence…

Police: Iowa dad was drunk in crash that seriously hurt two kids

Jeff Raasch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Two weeks after a crash that seriously injured two of his children, a Cedar Rapids father has been accused of being drunk…

Former Flight Attendant Sentenced for Setting Plane on Fire

FARGO, ND—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Dec. 16, 2011, Eder H. Rojas, 23, formerly from Woodbury, Minn., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson on…

Former Iowa Real Estate Agent Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

DAVENPORT, IA—On December 19, 2011, Mary Pat Harper, formerly Mary Pat Lord, age 57, of Davenport, was sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to 24 months’ imprisonment…

Minnesota Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography

MINNEAPOLIS—On December 16th in federal court in St. Paul, a 43-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced for photographing and filming pornographic images of three girls and one boy who were…

Iowa Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register

A sex offender who failed to register when he moved to Iowa pled guilty on December 19, 2011, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Bruce Myers, age 44, from Kentucky,…

Former Des Moines Police Officers Indicted for Civil Rights Violations and Obstruction of Justice

WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in Des Moines, Iowa, returned an indictment today charging two former Des Moines Police Department Officers Mersed Dautovic and John Mailander with violations of…

Twelve Charged in Cleveland for Assaulting Practitioners of the Amish Religion

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that a federal grand jury in Cleveland returned a seven-count indictment charging 10 men and two women, all residents of Ohio, with federal…

Former Denison, Iowa Fire Chief Faces Charges

Denison, IOWA — On Wednesday, December 21, 2011, a complaint was filed in Crawford County charging Michael McKinnon with Theft in the First Degree, a Class C Felony; and Felonious…

Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Attempted Bombing of Martin Luther King Unity March

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Justice Department announced today that Kevin William Harpham, 37, of Colville, Wash., has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for the placement of the improvised…

Volunteer search group wants Casey Anthony to answer questions under oath

By Anthony Colarossi and Bianca Prieto, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The question of whether Casey Anthony will be compelled to fully answer some or all questions in…

8 soldiers charged in Army private’s ‘apparent’ suicide in Afghanistan

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — In October, Danny Chen, a U.S. Army private from New York City, was found dead in a guard tower in…

Reputed Mexican drug cartel czar charged in killing of US agent

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A reputed Mexican drug cartel leader was charged in federal court in Washington in the ambush slaying this year of…

Warriors, Ellis being sued for harassment

By Marcus Thompson II, The Oakland Tribune OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors and guard Monta Ellis are being sued by a former employee for sexual harassment. According to an…

Three sentenced for beating death of fan

By Mike Newall, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — A judge sentenced three men Tuesday who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in October for beating a man to death after a…

Minneapolis bank robbed

On December 20, 2011, at approximately 1:45 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at Franklin Bank located at 1527 East Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The robber, who was described as…

Victim testifies at hearing for alleged captor of handicapped adults in Philadelphia

By Allison Steele, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — During more than 10 years of living with alleged kidnapper Linda Ann Weston, Edwin Sanabria never yelled for help or tried…

Illinois woman shot 4 family members before taking own life, authorities say

Illinois woman shot 4 family members before taking own life, authorities say

By Becky Schlikerman, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — A central Illinois mother was responsible for the chilling murder-suicide that claimed the lives of two adults and three children in tiny…

Teen gets 21 years in prison for killing gay classmate

By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times – VENTURA, Calif. — The father of an openly gay Oxnard, Calif., junior high school student spilled his rage in a Ventura courtroom Monday,…

Dad who had 9-year-old drive pleads guilty

By Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — A father who admitted he had his 9-year-old daughter drive his van while he was intoxicated pleaded guilty Monday to a…

In Texas, angst over withheld evidence

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – HOUSTON — The case of a grocery store clerk wrongly convicted of murdering his wife has rocked the legal…

Court overturns sex-for-tickets case

By Alfred Lubrano, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Tuesday reversed the attempted prostitution conviction of a woman who was famously tried for trying to…

Chicago bomb plot suspect could plead guilty in February

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A suspect in a plot to set off a bomb near Chicago’s Wrigley Field could plead guilty to federal charges in February. U.S.…

Underwear bomber asks judge for new lawyer

By David Ashenfelter, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian student who pleaded guilty against the advice of his standby lawyer to trying to blow up…

BRIEF: Iowa drug dealer avoids prison, given probation

A Burlington, Iowa man police say peddled crack cocaine in the area will not have felony convictions in his record. Carlos Darvell Thompson was placed on probation for five years…

Convicted Child Killer and Prison Escapee Added to 15 Most Wanted List

Convicted Child Killer and Prison Escapee Added to 15 Most Wanted List

Washington – The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the addition of Edward Salas to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. A convicted child killer, Salas escaped from the Curry County Detention Center in…

FBI Releases Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2011

Statistics released today in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report indicate that the number of violent crimes reported in the first six months of 2011 declined 6.4 percent when compared with…

Loan Officer Sentenced in Connection with $2.5 Million Reverse Mortgage Scheme

WASHINGTON – A Florida loan officer was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge William P. Dimitrouleas in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for his participation in a nationwide $2.5 million reverse…

Illinois Company to Pay $500,000 Fine for Violating Do Not Call Rules

WASHINGTON – Americall Group Inc. (AGI), a Naperville, Ill., telemarketing company specializing in sales for financial service and insurance companies, has agreed to settle charges that AGI violated “do not…

Texas businessman sentenced over 18 years in prison for child porn offenses

San Antonio businessman sentenced to more than 18 years in federal prison for possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man was sentenced Wednesday to…

ICE arrests NFL player in Chicago on federal drug charge

DALLAS – Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested Chicago Bears football player Samuel George Hurd III, 26, of Lake Forest, Ill., Wednesday night…

Felon was school-trip chaperone

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — An elementary-school field trip turned into a police manhunt Wednesday afternoon when a parent chaperone recognized another chaperone as a wanted felon…

Teen suspect in Craigslist shooting considering deal to testify vs. alleged mentor

By Phil Trexler, Akron Beacon Journal CALDWELL, Ohio — Brogan Rafferty, the teenage suspect in the Craigslist shootings, is cooperating with investigators and is considering a plea deal to testify…

Former Iowa principal faces disciplinary charges

Meredith Hines-Dochterman Former Mount Vernon Washington Elementary School Principal Terry Eisenbarth is facing disciplinary charges of unethical practice and physical abuse of a student for his controversial birthday celebrations. An…

Police find drugs, drunk driver after police chases in Cedar Rapids

by Jeff Raasch Two men were jailed after separate high-speed police chases Thursday in Cedar Rapids. Terrell McBride, 23, of Cedar Rapids, faces six criminal charges after police found three…

Autopsy rules hazing trauma killed FAMU drum major

By Jeff Weiner ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion died as a result of blunt-force trauma suffered in a hazing attack, according to the results of…