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Missouri News: Demante Syms, Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for his Role in Three Homicides and Witness Tampering



ST LOUIS, MO – Demante Syms, 26, of Saint Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to life imprisonment plus one year for his participation in the killing of three individuals in furtherance of drug trafficking and his tampering with a witness.  Syms was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Ross.

According to court documents, Jacobi Temple, Syms and Samuel Spires traveled in a vehicle to the area of 4467 Itaska Street. 

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DALLAS | 5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash



DALLAS — Federal prosecutors charged five people Tuesday in a scheme to smuggle immigrants illegally after an SUV driven by one of them crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers.

The crash happened Sunday after Border Patrol became suspicious of three vehicles traveling in a convoy between El Indio and Carrizo Springs, Texas, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the western district of Texas. When agents tried to make “immigration inspections,” two of the three vehicles — a 2007 Suburban and a 2008 Tahoe — led authorities on a high speed chase.

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Missouri News: Former Director of Information Systems, Leaman George Crews, III, for BSI Indicted on Wire Fraud Charges



ST LOUIS, MO – Leaman George Crews, III, 44, of St. James, Missouri, surrendered this morning in federal court to an Indictment charging him with five counts of wire fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud the company he worked for – Brewer Science Incorporated (BSI), Rolla, Missouri.

The indictment alleges that between May 2, 2008 and August 11, 2017, Crews was employed as the Director of Information Systems for BSI. 

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KANSAS CITY, Mo | Rangers send Mendez to minors for breaking team rules



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Texas Rangers sent rookie left-hander Yohander Mendez back to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday for violating team rules.

Mendez was supposed to start Wednesday’s series finale against Kansas City. But right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx will get the ball instead.

“It’s not criminal, nothing involving MLB or the police,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “There will be a program that we’ll work with Yohander on.”

Daniels said at least one other player was involved, but his discipline will be handled in-house.

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Florida News: Colombian Drug Kingpin, Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño Sentenced to 31 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking



Florida – Colombian drug kingpin Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño was sentenced yesterday to 31 years in prison for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine into the United States.

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Adolphus P. Wright, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, made the announcement.

A Miami jury had found Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño, a/k/a “Mi Sangre,” 47, a citizen of Colombia, guilty of conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine with the knowledge that it would be unlawfully imported into the United States, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 959 and 963.

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NEW YORK News: California Man, Charles Rainer Sinek Sentenced to 87 Months for Conspiring to Distribute Opioids



ALBANY, NEW YORK – Charles Rainer Sinek, age 53, of Oakland, California, was sentenced today to 87 months in prison, to be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute opioid pills.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Sinek was convicted in September 2016, after a 3-day trial.

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WEST VIRGINIA News: ELKINS, Two Department of Defense employees indicted on embezzlement charges



ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Sergeant First Class Shane Morgan with the West Virginia Army National Guard and Master Sergeant (retired) Russell Morgan were indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges related to the embezzlement and unlawful sale of government property, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Shane Morgan, age 35, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, and Russell Morgan, age 61, of Helvetia, West Virginia, are each charged with one count of “Conspiracy to Embezzle Government Property,” and one count of “Embezzlement of Government Property.” Shane is also charged with one count of “Unauthorized Sale of Government Property” and one count of “False Written Statement.”

The two men are accused of stealing at least 80 items of United States government property worth an estimated total of more than $80,000. 

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Missouri News: Kirksville Man, Scott Walsh Faces Twenty-Five Years for Enticement of a Minor



St. Louis, MO —Scott Walsh, 46, of Kirksville, was taken into federal custody today on an Indictment charging him with enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct.  Specifically, it is alleged Walsh contacted a minor online and caused him to produce an obscene video of himself and share it with Walsh.  Walsh, a prior sexual offender, is charged under Title 18, United States Code Section 2251(a), punishable under Section 2251(e), which calls for a minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years.

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South Carolina News: Greenville Woman, Julie A. Nelson Pleads Guilty to a Mail Theft Conspiracy



Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Julie A. Nelson, age 42, of Greenville, pled guilty in federal court in Greenville, to a conspiracy to defraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks, of Charleston, accepted the plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Nelson and co-conspirator Julie K.

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WASHINGTON | Trump speaking at super PAC fundraiser at his DC hotel



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is speaking at a fundraiser held by his biggest super PAC.

Trump is the keynote speaker at the first America First Action Leadership Summit, which is being held at his hotel in Washington.

It’s the first official fundraiser for America First Action, the primary super PAC supporting Trump and working to elect candidates who support his agenda.

Donors are paying $100,000 for general admission tickets and $250,000 for VIP tickets.

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WASHINGTON | Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution



WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

GOP leaders and lawmakers, increasingly fearful of voter reaction in November, met with Trump for about an hour at the Capitol to try to work out some resolution.

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Arkansas News: Texarkana Man, Deadrick Lamar Tatum Sentenced To Over 4 Years In Federal Prison For Firearms Violation



El Dorado, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Deadrick Lamar Tatum (aka “Toda”), age 26, of Texarkana, was sentenced yesterday, to 54 months in federal prison on one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in El Dorado.

According to court records, On November 8, 2016, officers with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (“TAPD”) were on routine patrol in Texarkana, Arkansas. 

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Missouri News: Springfield Man, Anthony Cotter Faces 30 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of Children



SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to sexually abusing a child and taking sexually explicit photographs of his victim.

Anthony Cotter, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Monday, June 18, 2018, to the sexual exploitation of children.

By pleading guilty, Cotter admitted that he received and distributed child pornography over the Internet.  Cotter also admitted that he had a substantial amount of child pornography on his computer and cell phone.

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Connecticut News: Waterbury, BYRON ELLIOTT VAUGHN, Former Waterbury Resident Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Sex Offender Registration Law



Waterbury, Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that BYRON ELLIOTT VAUGHN, 32, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

According to court documents and statements made in court, in July 2009, VAUGHN was convicted in the Commonwealth of Virginia of rape. He was sentenced to 10 years of incarceration, suspended after serving two years, and 15 years of probation. 

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New York News: Bloomingburg, VOLVY SMILOWITZ, Consultant To Real Estate Developers Pleads Guilty In White Plains Federal Court To Conspiracy To Corrupt The Electoral Process In Bloomingburg



Bloomingburg, New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that VOLVY SMILOWITZ, a/k/a “Zev Smilowitz,” pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process, in connection with an election in Bloomingburg, New York. SMILOWITZ pled guilty before United States District Judge Vincent Briccetti in White Plains federal court.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman stated: “In the biggest federal voter fraud case in the modern era, Volvy Smilowitz admitted to taking part in a cynical scheme to rig an election in Bloomingburg.

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St Louis Local News: Horse Drawn Vehicle Regulations June 12, 2018 Revised June 19, 2018



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ST LOUIS, MO – The rules and regulations for horse-drawn vehicles in the City of St. Louis have several sources.  There are a number of ordinances that relate to the care and health and welfare of animals, and other ordinances that relate to the business of operating horse-drawn vehicles.  These ordinances are collected and organized in the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis.

Specifically in regard to operating horse-drawn vehicles, these ordinances give the City’s Board of Public Service the power to issue certificates that allow horse-drawn vehicles to operate within the City. 

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WASHINGTON News: Deputy Attorney General Recognizes Western Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney’s Office Employee at the National Director’s Awards Ceremony



WASHINGTON – Tamara L. Collier, Community Outreach Specialist and Reentry Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Pennsylvania, was one of 162 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director James Crowell, IV at the 34th Director’s Awards Ceremony Friday in Washington D.C.

The Western District of Pennsylvania was one of 35 districts represented at the ceremony, which was held in the Great Hall at the Robert F.

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South Dakota News: St. Francis Woman, Tara Red Kettle Indicted for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Child Abuse



St. Francis, South Dakota – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Child Abuse.

Tara Red Kettle, a/k/a Tera Red Kettle, age 20, was indicted on June 12, 2018. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 18, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

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Missouri News: Crane Man, Kenneth A. Hoffman Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy



SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Crane, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court Monday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri.

Kenneth A. Hoffman, 47, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years in federal prison without parole.

Beginning in 2012, the Drug Enforcement Administration, assisted by other agencies, investigated one of the largest methamphetamine distribution rings in southwest Missouri. 

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South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. Attorney’s Office Participates in Sioux Falls PRIDE Festival



SIOUX FALLS, SD – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota participated in this year’s Sioux Falls PRIDE Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018, as part of its ongoing effort to increase awareness of the various civil rights protections available to South Dakotans under federal statute.

The U.S. Department of Justice enforces a number of laws that prohibit various forms of discrimination in areas covering employment, education, housing, police practices, and other Department-funded programs. 

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Parkland siblings detail #NeverAgain inception in new book



FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The polarizing survivor of the Parkland mass shooting has been falsely labeled a crisis actor, vilified by the NRA and called names by TV hosts. And David Hogg isn’t avoiding self-criticism in his new book. In fact, he calls himself “arrogant,” ”skinny” and details his rejection by girls.

Eighteen-year-old Hogg admits he was super cocky after being named debate captain at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

“I was just so narcissistic and pretentious back then, even more than I am now … Pretentiousness was probably my substitute for actual confidence,” Hogg writes in “#NeverAgain,” which he co-authored with his sister Lauren Hogg.

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WASHINGTON | Herrera happy to change role with contending Nationals



WASHINGTON (AP) — As compensation for losing his job as a closer, Kelvin Herrera gets to pitch for a contender.
Herrera joined the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after being traded from the last-place Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers.

A two-time All-Star, Herrera had 14 saves and a 1.05 ERA this season. Washington already has a closer, Sean Doolittle, so Herrera will be entering the game earlier than usual for now.

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Missouri Lottery News: Ste. Genevieve Woman, Mary Martini Wins $93,000 Playing Show Me Cash



JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Mary Martini of Ste. Genevieve was feeling “good, but nervous” when she claimed a $93,000 Show Me Cash jackpot on June 7.

Martini purchased her Show Me Cash ticket at The Point, 799 Ste. Genevieve Drive, in Ste. Genevieve.  Her ticket matched all five numbers drawn in the June 5 drawing.  The numbers were: 2, 16, 22, 33 and 35.

“Show Me Cash” is a daily Draw Game with jackpots starting at $50,000 and grow until won. 

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U.S. Department of State News: United States Welcomes New Head of MACCIH in Honduras



WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement:

The United States welcomes the June 18, announcement by the Government of Honduras of the appointment of a new Chief of Mission of the Organization of American States’ Mission of Support Against Impunity and Corruption in Honduras (MACCIH), Dr. Luiz Antonio Marrey Guimaraes of Brazil.  We commend President Juan Orlando Hernandez’s decision to support this important anti-corruption work.

MACCIH has been instrumental in supporting Honduras’s efforts to combat corruption and impunity. 

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AUSTIN, Texas | Cruz’s flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP



AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters this fall.

The Texas senator, who has become a frequent ally of President Donald Trump, initially blasted criticism of the White House crackdown.

“When you see Democrats saying, ‘Don’t separate kids from their parents,’ what they’re really saying is don’t arrest illegal aliens,” he said last week

But he’s now softened substantially, telling reporters in Washington on Tuesday, “All of us are horrified at the images we’re seeing.” Cruz also said he talked with the White House about legislation he introduced to stop family separations.

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LOS ANGELES | Judge denies Stormy Daniels’ request to reverse case delay



LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied porn actress Stormy Daniels’ request to reconsider delaying her legal fight against President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer.

U.S. District Judge S. James Otero’s decision came weeks after Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, argued that the judge should reconsider his order from April delaying the case and force Trump to answer questions under oath and allow him to obtain documents in the lawsuit.

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SEATTLE | ‘Don’t leave me, Mom’: Detainee tells of separation from son



SEATTLE (AP) — The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son’s life.

So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States.

Two months later, she sits in a federal prison south of Seattle. The boy, Abel Alexander, is in custody at a children’s home across the country in upstate New York.

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Homeland Security News: DHS Officials Discuss Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis



WASHINGTON – On June 19, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials participated in a hearing titled “Opioids in the Homeland: DHS Coordination with State and Local Partners to Fight the Epidemic.”  The hearing took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and was held by the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.

During the hearing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director of Field Operations, Baltimore Casey Durst and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge, Philadelphia Marlon Miller discussed DHS efforts to both stop the flow of illegal opioids into American communities and dismantle criminal networks responsible for drug trafficking.

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Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Five To The Texas Workforce Investment Council



AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Gina Aguirre Adams, Lindsey Geeslin, Adam Hutchison, Wayne Oswald, and Paul Puente to the Texas Workforce Investment Council for terms set to expire on September 1, 2021.  The council assists the Governor and the Legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system to promote the development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for Texas.

Gina Aguirre Adams of Jones Creek is the president and CEO of the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

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WASHINGTON | Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border



WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling on the Trump administration to end its “insensitive policy,” the Rev. Al Sharpton and a coalition of social justice leaders announced Tuesday that they plan to visit immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border with Mexico.

In a Capitol Hill news conference, Sharpton accused U.S. officials of applying a different standard to the children “because these are children of color.”

“There is a different policy here, and that is playing hardball with the future of these young people,” Sharpton said.

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Virginia News: Attorney General Herring Joins 20 Attorneys General to Demand Sessions End Illegal, Cruel Immigration Tactics



RICHMOND, VA – Today, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general calling on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the cruel attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as they seek protection from domestic, sexual and gang violence.  In recent weeks, the federal government has separated thousands of asylum-seeking children from their parents, and reclassified the protective status of international domestic violence survivors. 

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WASHINGTON | US commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly



WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warned senators Tuesday that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. or its allies.

Lt. Gen. Scott Miller, a former Army Delta Force commando who heads U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that, if confirmed, he’ll reassess the troop numbers in Afghanistan to see if the force size is right.

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Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers



Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without their owners’ knowledge or consent. Verizon said that about 75 companies have been obtaining its customer data from two little-known California-based brokers that Verizon supplies directly — LocationSmart and Zumigo.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russian fans celebrate once-maligned team as heroes



ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — What a transformation. Russia’s World Cup soccer team, metamorphosed from national laughingstock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week.

And no one is more stunned than their own fans.

Chants of “Ro-see-ya! Ro-see-ya!” reverberated through the St. Petersburg Stadium and along the nearby wind-whipped shores of the Baltic on Tuesday after Russia beat Egypt 3-1.

“Incredible!” said science student Daniil Stefaychuk.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1



ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era.

Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down on Tuesday.

Confounding grim pre-tournament predictions, the host nation earned a second straight emphatic victory to start the group stage by beating Egypt 3-1.

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Delaware News: Delaware Governor John Carney’s Statement on the Delaware National Guard, Deployment to the Southern Border



DOVER, DE – Delaware Governor John Carney on Tuesday issued the following statement on the Delaware National Guard and deployment to the southern border:

“I take my job as Commander-in-Chief of the Delaware National Guard extremely seriously.  In the last year, we’ve sent Guardsmen and women to Texas, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico to help our fellow citizens cope with natural disasters.  We’ve sent Delaware Guardsmen and women overseas to keep us safe.  I’m extremely proud of Delaware’s soldiers and airmen and women. 

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WASHINGTON News: FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek Information on D.C.-Area Serial Hotel Rapist



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WASHINGTON – The FBI Washington Field Office along with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Montgomery County Police Department, Prince George’s County Police Department, Arlington County Police Department, and Greenbelt Police Department seek information from the public to identify an unknown male named the “D.C.-Area Hotel Rapist.”

Between August 22, 1998 and February 6, 2006, a serial rapist violently assaulted six to nine women in the D.C.

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Texas Political News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Jaime Tijerina Judge Of The 93rd Judicial District Court



AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jaime Tijerina as judge of the 93rd Judicial District Court in Hidalgo County for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Jaime Tijerina of McAllen is deputy city attorney for the City of Mission.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the College of the State Bar, fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Texas Prosecutor’s Society, and a former member and director of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association. 

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WASHINGTON | Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council



WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

Haley, Trump’s envoy to the U.N., said the U.S. had given the human rights body “opportunity after opportunity” to make changes. She lambasted the council for “its chronic bias against Israel” and lamented the fact that its membership includes accused human rights abusers such as China, Cuba, Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Iowa News: Dyersville, Fernando Nevarez-Carreon, Fugitive from Federal Court in Nebraska Sentenced to Federal Prison for Document Fraud



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Dyersville, Iowa –  A Mexican man who was on the run from federal court in Nebraska to avoid being sentenced for committing aggravated identity theft there was sentenced June 18, 2018, in Iowa to one year in federal prison for fraudulent using the name and Social Security number of another person.

Fernando Nevarez-Carreon, age 61, a citizen of Mexico and lawful permanent resident of the United States residing in Dyersville, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 20, 2017, guilty plea to one count of unlawful use of identification documents while on pretrial release.

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Washington State News: Philips to Pay $7M for Price-Fixing Scheme Affecting Millions of Washingtonians



OLYMPIA, WA – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Philips, a multinational electronics company, will pay $7 million as part of the Attorney General’s price-fixing lawsuit against manufacturers of cathode ray tubes, or CRTs, a technology once ubiquitous in television screens and computer monitors.

Under the consent decree, filed in King County Superior Court, Philips will pay $7 million for the Attorney General’s price-fixing claims.  Ferguson will distribute the bulk of the money recovered through a claims process for Washington consumers and state agencies that purchased CRTs during the conspiracy period.

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Missouri Lottery News: Longtime Show Me Cash Player, Robert Duance Wins $96,000



JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On June 6, Robert Duane described his mood as wonderful.  He had just claimed $96,000 – half of the $192,000 Show Me Cash jackpot.  His Show Me Cash ticket was one of two winning tickets for the drawing on June 1.

“I didn’t know until yesterday (June 5),” said the St. Louis resident.  “I have been playing this for so long, I just put it on the kitchen table.”

Duane eventually got around to checking his ticket and when “See the Lottery office” lit up on the screen, he knew he had won but wasn’t sure how much.

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LOS ANGELES | Prosecutors decline assault charges against Scott Baio



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Scott Baio stemming from allegations by his former “Charles in Charge” co-star that he sexually assaulted her.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided Monday not to file charges, saying in an evaluation that the statute of limitations had expired.

His former co-star, Nicole Eggert, filed a police report against Baio in February, claiming that he sexually assaulted her while she was a teenager and working with him on the 1980s sitcom.

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Oregon News: Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum Looking for Information from Oregonians on Children Separated from Families at the Border



SALEM, OR – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today encouraged Oregonians who believe they may have family impacted by the Trump administration’s decision to separate families at the border, or know of children who have been separated and may have been placed in Oregon, to contact the Oregon Attorney General’s office.

“Right now, we have very limited information about who is impacted by the Trump administration’s cruel decision to separate children from their families once they cross the border into the U.S. 

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DETROIT | Ford, VW study commercial vehicle alliance that could grow



DETROIT (AP) — Ford and Volkswagen are exploring joint development of future commercial vehicles in a possible alliance that could lead to cooperation in other areas.

The companies announced the collaboration in a statement on Tuesday. They said that any alliance would not involve cross ownership stakes or including stock.

VW and Ford say an alliance would strengthen each company’s competitiveness and better serve global customers. Ford would not give specifics about other areas for collaboration.

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CHICAGO | Farmer PH double lifts Dodgers over Cubs in 1st game of DH



CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer doubled sharply down the left-field line with two outs in the ninth to drive in two runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers came back to edge the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Tuesday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

Farmer lined a 2-2 pitch from Justin Wilson into the corner after Wilson had walked pinch-hitter Austin Barnes and Justin Turner singled. Entering the game, Farmer was hitting .226, but was 5 for 15 as a pinch-hitter.

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South Carolina News: Attorney General Alan Wilson announces prison sentence for Lynette Lide for insurance fraud



COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that Lynette Lide, 43, of Timmonsville, South Carolina, entered a plea of guilty on June 15, 2018 on insurance fraud charges. Lide pleaded guilty to one count of Presenting a False Claim for Payment Between $2,000 – $10,000 and one count of Presenting a False Claim for Payment Greater Than $10,000.

The Honorable Thomas A. Russo accepted the plea and sentenced Lide to one year in prison on the charges.

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NEW YORK | Dow posts 6th loss in row on trade spat; small cos. rally



NEW YORK (AP) — Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the sixth day in a row and lost 287.26 points, or 1.1 percent, to 24,700.21. The S&P 500 index gave up 11.18 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,762.57.

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Iowa News: Cedar Rapids, Francisco Rivera-Cobo, Document Fraud Leads to Federal Prison for Illegal Alien



Used Another’s Social Security Number to Get Work and Register a Car
Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A Guatemalan man who unlawfully used fraudulent identification documents was sentenced June 18, 2018, to more than three months in federal prison.

Francisco Rivera-Cobo, age 20, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 25, 2018 guilty plea to one count of unlawful use of identification documents.

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TALLASSEE, Ala | Authorities: 3 dead in shooting outside a Walmart in Alabama



TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A gunman crashed into a vehicle outside a Walmart store on Tuesday morning, opening fire and killing two women before taking his own life, authorities said.

Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock said as an investigation unfolded that it appeared the shooter purposely rammed a car into another vehicle in the store parking lot before he opened fire.

Two women inside the vehicle were fatally wounded, he said, adding the gunman then turned the weapon on himself.

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