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Louisiana News: Mandeville, JEFFERY B. MONTALBANO, Former Investigator with District Attorney’s Office for the 22nd Judicial District Charged with Making False Statements to Federal Authorities

Mandeville, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JEFFERY B. MONTALBANO, age 58, a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, was charged yesterday in a one-count bill of information with making false statements to federal authorities, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ‘ 1001(a)(2). According to the bill of information, on January 23, 2018, MONTALBANO met … Continue reading Louisiana News: Mandeville, JEFFERY B. MONTALBANO, Former Investigator with District Attorney’s Office for the 22nd Judicial District Charged with Making False Statements to Federal Authorities

MINNEAPOLIS | Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. The petition to the U.S. Attorney‘s Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people. One of the petition’s organizers, Nicole Welage, says more answers are needed about the rock star’s accidental fentanyl overdose in 2016. … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince’s death

MONTEZUMA, Iowa | Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

MONTEZUMA, Iowa — A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death … Continue reading MONTEZUMA, Iowa | Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

BERLIN | German minister declares nation’s bridges safe and reliable

BERLIN — Germany’s transport minister says the country has reliable procedures for checking bridges “that I trust and citizens can trust too.” Andreas Scheuer told the weekly Bild am Sonntag that while the recent deadly bridge collapse in the Italian port of Genoa was grounds for reflection “I am not worried when I use a … Continue reading BERLIN | German minister declares nation’s bridges safe and reliable

DILLEY, Texas | Texas lockup is epicenter of family immigration detention

DILLEY, Texas  — A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn’t quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from two children nearby. It’s … Continue reading DILLEY, Texas | Texas lockup is epicenter of family immigration detention

PHILADELPHIA | Jury convicts man of murder in 1973 death of wife

PHILADELPHIA  — Federal authorities say they have intercepted a shipment of 108 phony replica Super Bowl rings representing many past champion teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the rings were found in an express consignment parcel that arrived June 18 from Hong Kong marked as alloy rings. Trade enforcement … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Jury convicts man of murder in 1973 death of wife

PHILADELPHIA | More than 100 phony replica Super Bowl rings found

PHILADELPHIA — Federal authorities say they have intercepted a shipment of 108 phony replica Super Bowl rings representing many past champion teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the rings were found in an express consignment parcel that arrived June 18 from Hong Kong marked as alloy rings. Trade enforcement … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | More than 100 phony replica Super Bowl rings found

WASHINGTON | FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria

WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Federal authorities for the first time are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for more than five years. Austin Tice, of Houston, Texas, disappeared in August 2012 while covering Syria’s civil war. A video … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria