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Jury finds Mahaska County Supervisor guilty of three charges

Duane Nollen, The Oskaloosa Herald – OSKALOOSA — The jury Friday afternoon found Mahaska County Supervisor Henry “Willie” VanWeelden guilty on all three charges he faced during a week-long trial. The…

Hit-and-run driver sentenced for killing Bloomington woman, 85

Abby Simons, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Bud Hanson’s doctors were confident he could return home from the Bloomington nursing home where he was receiving kidney dialysis in the fall of 2010.…

Austin, MN teen will be charged for hitting mom in face

Amanda Lillie, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – An Austin teen was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly hitting his mother in the face. Jeremy Brandl, 19, is being held in the Mower…

Minnesota deputy did not touch a minor

Tim Engstrom, Albert Lea Tribune – Freeborn County District Court files from a 2001 case involving a now-suspended Freeborn County sheriff’s deputy confirm he never touched a child. Lynne Torgerson, a…

Jury awards $1 million to inmate who gave birth alone in cell

By Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — A federal jury on Friday awarded nearly $1 million to a severely mentally ill homeless woman who gave birth alone on the…

New Jersey Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Offering Child Rape Videos on Internet

CAMDEN, NJ—An East Greenwich, N.J., man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for advertizing child pornography for others to download over the Internet, including videos of infants being…

Civil rights groups seek probe into how NYPD investigated Muslims

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The New York Police Department found itself under increasing pressure Friday over how it has investigated Muslims as part of its…

Nine Indicted for Conspiring to Receive, Distribute, and Possess Child Pornography

WASHINGTON—Nine men have been indicted in the Western District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to receive, distribute, possess, and access with intent to view child pornography, Assistant Attorney General Lanny…

Des Moines Man Found Guilty of Bank Robbery and Gun Charges

DES MOINES, IA—Robin T. Brooks, Jr., age 27, of Des Moines, was found guilty today by a jury in federal court of bank robbery, using a firearm in furtherance of…

Special agents and officers seize more than $4.8 million in fake NFL merchandise and seize 307 websites

INDIANAPOLIS — Speaking at a National Football League (NFL) news conference on Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director of…

Nine Indicted for Conspiring to Distribute, Receive and Possess Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – Nine men have been indicted in the Western District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to receive, distribute, possess and access with intent to view child pornography, Assistant Attorney…

Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty for Role in the Vandalism and Arson of a Mobile Home

Teresa Witthar, 43, of Independence, Mo., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to federal hate crime charges in connection with the vandalism and arson of a…

Danish Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography and Extorting a Minor

WASHINGTON – A Danish man was sentenced today in the Western District of Missouri to 30 years in prison for producing and transporting child pornography and for extortion against an…

Federal Court Orders Iowa Man and Eight Companies to Pay Employment Taxes

Watts Trucking Service, Inc., and Other Corporations Allegedly Owe Over $30 Million A federal court has ordered James Watts and eight corporations to begin paying employment taxes to the United…

South Florida Corrections Officers Sentenced on Federal Civil Rights and Obstruction Charges

MIAMI – Two corrections officers were sentenced to prison today for civil rights and obstruction charges stemming from prisoner abuse that took place at the South Florida Reception Center (SFRC),…

Former Massage Parlor Operator Convicted of Human Trafficking of Four Women in Illinois

CHICAGO – A federal jury today convicted Alex Campbell, 45, a northwest Chicago suburban massage parlor owner, of various federal crimes including sex-trafficking, forced labor, harboring illegal aliens, confiscating passports…

Illinois high school cracks down on drugs by checking students’ text messages

By John Keilman and Susan Berger, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — An Illinois high school is cracking down on campus drug sales by confiscating the cellphones of student suspects and using…

Teacher accused of lewd acts was investigated in ’94

By Richard Winton and Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A veteran Los Angeles teacher charged this week with lewd acts on 23 children was also investigated in…

Hundreds turn out for funeral of woman who died after launching hunger strike in jail

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Hundreds of people turned out for funeral services Wednesday for Lyvita Gomes, a native of India who died after launching a hunger strike…

Suspect arrested in Molotov cocktail attacks at the University of South Carolina

By Noelle Phillips, McClatchy Newspapers – COLUMBIA, S.C. — A University of South Carolina senior is in jail after police charged him with throwing seven Molotov cocktails at buildings on campus…

Law Enforcement Agencies Investigate Death of Boone Woman

Boone, IOWA – On Sunday, January 29, 2012 at approximately 8:02 PM, the Boone County Communications Center received a 911 call in reference to an unresponsive female at 1210 Southview…

Iowa drug dealer admits to crime

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Scared. That was how Quiana Lynn Saunders described what she was feeling Monday morning, as she answered questions from a district court judge.…

High-speed chase yields drug charges for Iowa pair

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Two people face habitual offender and enhanced drug charges after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit through three jurisdictions last month. The charges…

Minn. diamond retailer admits dealing in high-grade pot, stolen gems

Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – A onetime diamond seller in southeastern Minnesota has admitted to dealing millions of dollars of high-grade marijuana and stolen gems as part of a long-running…

Former Suburban Massage Parlor Operator Convicted of Human Trafficking of Four Women in Illinois

CHICAGO – A federal jury today convicted Alex Campbell, 45, a northwest Chicago suburban massage parlor owner, of various federal crimes including sex-trafficking, forced labor, harboring illegal aliens, confiscating passports…

Doctor testifies ‘unreasonable amount of force’ injured 46-day-old infant

Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A doctor testified Tuesday when he picked up 46-day-old Kaitlyn Holderfield, he could feel a crunching of her left rib and the rib…

Los Angeles teacher charged with lewd acts

By Scott Gold, Richard Winton and Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In the fall of 2010, a drugstore photo technician was running a batch of 35-millimeter film…

Police chief retires in Connecticut city accused of anti-Latino actions

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — A suburban police chief whose officers were accused of harassing Latinos is stepping down, but the mayor who appointed him —…

Arkansas Men Sentenced in Cross-Burning Case

WASHINGTON – Bradley Branscum, 23, and Tony Branscum, 26, who are first cousins, of Salado, Ark., and Curtis Coffee, 19, of Batesville, Ark., were sentenced for charges relating to their…

Arkansas Man Sentenced in the Firebombing of Interracial Couple’s Home

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that Jason Barnwell, 37, of Evening Shade, Ark., was sentenced in Little Rock, Ark., for his involvement in firebombing the residence of…

Former Maryland Detention Officer Indicted for Death of Inmate

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that a federal grand jury in Greenbelt, Md., has indicted Anthony McIntosh, 48, a former corrections officer at the Prince George’s County Detention…

Army Recruiter Pleads Guilty for Role in Scheme to Illegally Obtain Military Recruiting Bonuses

A U.S. military recruiter pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to obtain approximately $190,000 in fraudulent recruiting bonuses from various U.S. military components and their contractor, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny…

California police officer, facing arrest, is killed by colleague

By Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A Santa Maria, Calif., police officer suspected of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed…

Illinois Man Sentenced to More Than 27 Years for Child Porn Offenses

EAST ST. LOUIS – Christopher H. McCoy, 48, of Granite City, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court in East St. Louis on January 27, 2012, to a total of…

Ukrainian man, hockey coach charged in sex tourism case

PHILADELPHIA — A Ukrainian hockey coach was charged Thursday with traveling for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct and transporting a person to engage in criminal sexual activity.…

Two More Defendants Sentenced in Florida Pill Mill Operation

Additional Defendants Sentenced in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Operation Oxy Alley Jan 20 – Miami – Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami…

4 locals accused of running meth lab

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – KEOKUK – Four local residents were arrested on serious drug manufacturing charges after authorities discovered what they described as an active meth lab…

Felony charge for man accused of hiding drugs in his groin area

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Instead of a simple possession charge, a Burlington man will face a felony offense on allegations he hid pot in his groin area…

Jailed Iowa thief faces more charges

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Michael Shay Grady thought his legal troubles were over in November when a judge sentenced him to serve 10 years in prison for…

Davenport man sentenced for maintaining drug house

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 26, 2012, Roger Dengler, age 55, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment for maintaining a drug house announced United States Attorney Nicholas…