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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Eritrea closes border crossings to Ethiopian travelers

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An Ethiopian official says Eritrea has partially closed two border crossings that opened this year after the former rivals made peace and restored relations. Thousands of people have crossed the border that was closed for two decades. Spokeswoman Liya Kassa with Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region tells The Associated Press it is … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Eritrea closes border crossings to Ethiopian travelers

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

Mandeville, Louisiana – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JEFFERY B. MONTALBANO, age 58, a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Susie Morgan to 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 court documents, MONTALBANO was … Continue reading Louisiana News: Mandeville, JEFFERY B. MONTALBANO, Former Investigator with District Attorney’s Office for the 22nd Judicial District Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Federal Authorities

PITTSBURGH | Synagogue suspect at courthouse; survivors recall ordeal

PITTSBURGH  — The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was released from a hospital and turned over to federal authorities for a court appearance Monday on charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Robert Gregory Bowers, 46, who was shot and wounded … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Synagogue suspect at courthouse; survivors recall ordeal

NEW YORK | Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

NEW YORK  — An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged in U.S. District Court with kidnapping. It … Continue reading NEW YORK | Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

Louisiana News: NEW ORLEANS, RYAN S. CORTEZ, Manager of Kenner Post Office Arrested by Federal Authorities

NEW ORLEANS, La. – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today the arrest of RYAN S. CORTEZ, Manager of Customer Service Operations at the North Kenner Post Office located at 390 West Esplanade Avenue. CORTEZ, age 46, of Des Allemands, Louisiana, was arrested by special agents with the United States Postal Service, Office of … Continue reading Louisiana News: NEW ORLEANS, RYAN S. CORTEZ, Manager of Kenner Post Office Arrested by Federal Authorities

NEW YORK | Limo company owner was a controversial FBI informant

NEW YORK — The owner of a limousine company in the crash that killed 20 people was someone already familiar to law enforcement, but not in the way you might think. The company is owned by Pakistani immigrant Shahed Hussain, according to federal transportation records. Before the tragedy, authorities knew him best as a paid … Continue reading NEW YORK | Limo company owner was a controversial FBI informant

LATHAM, N.Y. | The Latest: Over 1,000 honor limo crash victims at vigil

LATHAM, N.Y.  — The Latest on a limousine crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Over 1,000 people have jammed a riverside park to honor the victims of a limo crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York. Some relatives of the dead shed tears as local … Continue reading LATHAM, N.Y. | The Latest: Over 1,000 honor limo crash victims at vigil

NEW YORK | Limo company operator has history as FBI informant

NEW YORK — The owner of a limousine company in the crash that killed 20 people was someone already familiar to law enforcement, but not in the way you might think. The company is owned by Pakistani immigrant Shahed Hussain, according to federal transportation records. Before the tragedy, authorities knew him best as a paid … Continue reading NEW YORK | Limo company operator has history as FBI informant