Illinois News: CHICAGO, More Than 50 Defendants Charged in Joint Federal and State Narcotics Investigation Centered on West Side of Chicago

CHICAGO,Illinois – More than 50 individuals, including an alleged Mexico-based drug trafficker and a Wisconsin-based courier, are facing criminal charges as part of a joint federal and state investigation into heroin and fentanyl sales in Chicago. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Full Circle,” centered on drug sales on the city’s West Side, and resulted in the seizure … Continue reading Illinois News: CHICAGO, More Than 50 Defendants Charged in Joint Federal and State Narcotics Investigation Centered on West Side of Chicago

Volkswagen to pay Vermont $6.5 million in emissions lawsuit

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont and people who bought certain Volkswagen diesel models that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests will be getting a total of $6.5 million from the automaker, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Wednesday. Under the terms of the settlement VW will pay Vermont consumers up to … Continue reading Volkswagen to pay Vermont $6.5 million in emissions lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS | St. Paul raccoon reaches roof after scaling 25-story tower

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped early Wednesday, and animal control officials were preparing to release it back into the wild. The caged raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught before dawn atop the … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | St. Paul raccoon reaches roof after scaling 25-story tower

Arkansas News: Crossett Man, Ian Mitchell Ashcraft Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison For Receiving And Possession Of Child Pornography

El Dorado, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Ian Mitchell Ashcraft, age 28, of Crossett, Arkansas was sentenced yesterday to 72 months in federal prison followed by fifteen years of supervised release on one count each of Receiving Child Pornography and Possession of Child … Continue reading Arkansas News: Crossett Man, Ian Mitchell Ashcraft Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison For Receiving And Possession Of Child Pornography

South Dakota News: Arlington, Craig Christeson, Court Orders Former Postmaster to Pay $353,441.42 for Defrauding the United States Postal Service

Arlington, S.D – A man from Arlington, South Dakota, has been ordered to pay $353,441.42 to the United States for defrauding the United States Postal Service. As postmaster from 2010 until 2015, Craig Christeson devised a scheme whereby he falsely certified receipt of spoiled postage meter strips, printed and cashed money orders, then kept the … Continue reading South Dakota News: Arlington, Craig Christeson, Court Orders Former Postmaster to Pay $353,441.42 for Defrauding the United States Postal Service

South Dakota News: Eagle Butte Woman, Lynsi Bad Warrior Sentenced for Assault

Eagle Butte, S.D – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on June 11, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Lynsi Bad Warrior, age 34, was sentenced to 34 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years … Continue reading South Dakota News: Eagle Butte Woman, Lynsi Bad Warrior Sentenced for Assault

COLUMBUS, Ga | Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two sisters. Two new babies around the same time — again. Piedmont Columbus Regional said in a statement that sisters Mara Meighan and Jennifer Solis went into labor on the same day last week and gave birth nearly at the same time at the hospital’s midtown campus in west Georgia. The … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ga | Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

The Latest: Shares in homebuilders fall ahead of Fed meeting

WASHINGTON/ June 13, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve policy meeting (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Homebuilders are taking a beating on Wall Street ahead of Wednesday afternoon’s Federal Reserve meeting, where analysts are expecting a rate increase. The Fed’s rate hikes can translate into higher interest rates for credit card holders … Continue reading The Latest: Shares in homebuilders fall ahead of Fed meeting