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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Washington coach headed to prison for 25 years in kiddie porn case

Special Agent in Charge Brad Bench of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Seattle Field Office and U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran announced today that the former coach More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Iowa Man, Mark Spicer Pleads Guilty for Interstate Transportation of a Minor for Prostitution

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced that Mark Spicer, a/k/a Chief, age 24, of Iowa, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of interstate transportation of an individual under the age of eighteen More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Cash Burch Guilty of Distributing Meth from Prison is Sentenced to 10 Years

A man who was responsible for distributing pounds of ice methamphetamine while he was in state prison was sentenced May 17, 2019, to ten years in federal prison.drugs Cash Burch, age 35, from Des Moines, Iowa, received More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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North Sioux City Man, Brendon Reed Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Robbery

A man who led law enforcement on a high speed chase after robbing a bank was sentenced May 14, 2019 to more than eight years in federal prison. Brendon Daniel Reed, age, 43 from North Sioux City, South Dakota, received More...

By Taylor Reed On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Mega Con 2019: ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not!’ teases ‘giant human hair ball’ and new show with Bruce Campbell

‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not!’ has been around for 100 years, starting in 1918 with their founder Robert Ripley who wanted to show the odd and unusual by giving his audience a physical representation More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Youth Basketball Coach, Gregory Stephen Sentenced to 180 Years for Sexual Exploitation of Children

On May 2, 2019, Gregory Scott Stephen, age 43, of Monticello, Iowa, was sentenced by United States Northern District of Iowa Judge C.J. Williams to 180 years – the maximum statutory penalty – in federal prison, More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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How Are Drug Laws Changing Across the US in 2019?

A law passed by the federal government is only as functional as a state’s agreement to enforce it. That’s why laws passed at the federal level can often have little to no effect on state jurisdictions. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
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Florida Man, Patrick Colvin Sentenced to 10 Years for Unlawfully Possessing a Handgun

A Florida man who formerly lived in Cresco, Iowa, was sentenced today to the maximum possible sentence of ten years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm. Patrick Colvin, age 29, from Lake Whales, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Omaha Woman, Valeria Ramirez Sentenced to Prison for Laundering Drug Money

On April 2, 2019, Valeria Ventura Ramirez, age 48, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced to 24 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to launder money, announced United States More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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Democrats and Republicans work together to make changes to retirement savings, easier for businesses to offer plans

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are considering bipartisan bills aimed at making it easier for Americans to save for retirement. This story should be the headline in every retiree heavy state, like Florida More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Who Is Afraid of Gun Owners and Why?

Gun ownership in America is a serious problem – and often, people even flee from a firecracker, of fear that guns may be implicated. A worrying statistic from 2017 shows that 42% of American households own at More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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Prescription drug prices falling to 47 year low as generics rise, Amy Klobuchar wrong on talking points

The cost of prescription drugs are falling for the first time in 47 years. photo/ Andrea The government on Tuesday said prescription prices sank 1% in February, marking the biggest one-month decline ever. The cost More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Border wall battle will rage on as Trump vetoes the block to his national emergency

President Trump used his veto power to block legislation against his border wall emergency declaration, setting up the first veto of his administration. The President signed the veto in the Oval Office Friday afternoon More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Iowa Man, Mondell Olson Sentenced to Prison for Mailing Powder Letter to School

On February 19, 2019, Mondell V. Olson, age 67, of Nevada, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for the offense of false information and hoaxes, or mailing More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Clemson professor Bart Knijnenburg calls all Republicans racist…again

Clemson University Professor Bart Knijnenburg drew a firestorm of controversy two years ago when he said on his personal Facebook page that all Republicans are “racist scum” as he called for violence against More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Green Bay Man, Michael Propst Indicted for Threatening Telephone Calls to Daycare Centers

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on February 5, 2019, a federal grand jury issued an indictment against Michael J. Propst (age: 46) of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo/Tero The More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, November 10th, 2018
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Iowa: Zachary Koehn convicted for murder of 3-month baby, Sterling Koehn, found rotting in swing last year

The Iowa father of a 3-month-old baby whose body was found rotting in a baby swing, rotting with maggots, was convicted for murder and child endangerment, Zachary Paul Koehn, 29, was found guilty Tuesday in the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Riverton Woman, Carol Jennings Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

Carol S. Jennings, age 57, of Riverton, pleaded guilty on November 1, 2018, to Bank Fraud, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. In the plea agreement, Jennings admitted that while employed as the clerk More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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Ghana Native, Henry N. Asomani Indicted for $5 Million romance Fraud Scheme

A Ghana native residing in Dumfries, Va., has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies as part of a more than $5 million romance fraud scheme. Henry N. Asomani, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
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Iowa: Investment advisor Darrell Smith sentenced for stealing $2.4 million from clients

A North Iowa former investment adviser who stole over $2.4 million from his clients was sentenced on October 5, 2018, to 175 months in federal prison. Darrell Smith, age 62, from Forest City, Iowa, received the More...


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