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Duo charged with robbing Austin, MN Walmart, Target

Amanda Lillie, Austin Daily Herald – Two women were charged with second-degree aggravated robbery Tuesday after allegedly stealing more than $750 in merchandise from the Austin Walmart and Target. Amanda Lynn…

Austin, MN man who allegedly exposed himself fired

Amanda Lillie, Austin Daily Herald – An Austin Housing and Redevelopment Authority worker who allegedly exposed himself to a female tenant has been fired. Marv Repinski, chair of the HRA board,…

Charges brought in Albert Lea Chevy fight

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune – An Albert Lea man accused of striking and injuring another man with a Chevy Blazer on Saturday was charged in Freeborn County District Court on…

823 arrested for DWIs midway through MN campaign

Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. ST. PAUL — Midway through a month-long statewide DWI enforcement campaign, preliminary reports from 191 law enforcement agencies indicate 823 DWI arrests were made Dec. 1–11.…

BRIEF: Police investigate Chicago slaying

Chicago Tribune A man was shot and killed Saturday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The assailant walked up to and confronted the victim outside on the 500 block…

Cops go online to get a clue

C.J. Lin, Daily News, Los Angeles – When Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in the Antelope Valley saw an explosion in the number of graffiti and monikers of taggers painting the…

Many are mistakenly imprisoned in L.A. County

By Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of people have been wrongly imprisoned inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department jails in recent years, with…

Justice Department report puts spotlight on Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio

By Ashley Powers and Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times – Armando Nido spotted the flashing lights of a Maricopa County sheriff’s patrol car. He stiffened in fear. It was February…

Summary judgment for ex-Iowa deputy granted

By Justine Wettschreck, The Daily Globe, Worthington, Minn. – Dec. 24–SIBLEY, Iowa — A memorandum opinion and order was filed Thursday with the federal court in the northern district of…

Wal-Mart employee slain on way to work

By Laura Figueroa, McClatchy Newspapers MIAMI — Hector Vichot died over $1.25. That’s what was in his back pocket when he was gunned down while walking to his nightshift job at…

2 accused of luring robbery victims with fake iPad ad on Craigslist

By Mitch Mitchell, McClatchy Newspapers – FORT WORTH, Texas — Police have arrested two men who are suspected of robbing people at gunpoint after luring them to a restaurant parking lot…

Guard accused of sexually abusing inmate

By Darren Barbee, McClatchy Newspapers FORT WORTH, Texas — A former correctional officer at Federal Medical Center Carswell was indicted this week on a federal count of sexual abuse of a…

Iowa ex-school secretary charged with theft

Jermaine Pigee, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – A second Grimes Elementary School employee suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization has been arrested. Dana Dee Hanson,…

Second man charged in Cedar Rapids slaying

Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – UPDATE: The second man accused of slaying Andre Herron,who was found dead on 7th Street SW in November, was charged with first-degree murder…

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…