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April 20, 2021

James David Hampton Charged With Making Online Threats

Madison County man, James David Hampton charged with making online threats to kill individuals connected with abortion services non-profit COLUMBUS, OH (STL.News) A federal grand jury has charged James David Hampton, 40, of London, Ohio, with 10 counts of making online threats to individuals connected with a non-profit organization whose...

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March 31, 2021

Columbus Area Drug Trafficking Organization Disrupted

Columbus Area Drug Trafficking Organization Disrupted Seizure consisted of over 114 pounds of methamphetamine, along with heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, and 115 firearms Indianapolis (STL.News) Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Childress announced today that an extensive drug trafficking organization that was responsible for selling large quantities of illegal drugs in the...

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March 11, 2021

Hyun Dong Jo Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud

South Korean National , Hyun Dong Jo Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud U.S. Department of Defense (STL.News) A South Korean national pleaded guilty today to participating in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Defense. According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Columbus, Ohio, Hyun...

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March 5, 2021

Ohio treatment facilities & corporate parent agree to pay

Ohio treatment facilities & corporate parent agree to pay $10.25 million COLUMBUS, OH (STL.News) A Florida company that operates two Ohio inpatient psychiatric hospitals and one Ohio substance abuse treatment facility will pay $10.25 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act. Oglethorpe Inc. and its three Ohio...

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March 5, 2021

Ricco Lamonte Maye charged with falsely obtaining dollars

Local alleged drug dealers, Ricco Lamonte Maye also charged with falsely obtaining tens of thousands of dollars through Pandemic Unemployment Assistance COLUMBUS, OH (STL.News) A federal grand jury has charged four Central Ohioans in a narcotics conspiracy involving bulk quantities of fentanyl, crack, cocaine and methamphetamine.  Three of the four...

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February 24, 2021

Daniel Heintz charged with federal child pornography crimes

Daniel P. Heintz charged with two federal child pornography crimes COLUMBUS, OH (STL.News) A Franklin County corrections officer has been charged federally with advertising for and receiving child pornography. Daniel P. Heintz, 38, of Columbus, turned himself in this morning and will appear in federal court for an initial appearance...

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February 16, 2021

Texas Lottery: Columbus Resident Claims $1 Million

Columbus Resident Claims $1 Million Powerball® Prize Winning Ticket Was Purchased In Weimar (AUSTIN) – A Columbus resident claimed a Powerball® prize worth $1 million for the drawing on Jan. 16.  The ticket was purchased at Weimar Food Mart, located at 202 N. Center St., in Weimar.  The claimant elected...

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February 10, 2021

Columbus: Osorio-Flores sentenced to 40 years

MS-13 member, Pedro Alfonso Osorio-Flores sentenced to 40 years in prison Defendant stabbed a victim to death, attacked another murder victim with machete, participated in shooting homicide of third victim COLUMBUS, OH (STL.News) A local man was sentenced in federal court in Columbus to serve 480 months in prison for...

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February 9, 2021

Three-time Columbus Bank Robber Sentenced to Prison

Three-time Columbus Bank Robber Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison COLUMBUS, GA (STL.News) A Columbus resident with a lengthy criminal history who went on a crime spree in March 2020, robbing three banks over several days, was sentenced to 90 months in prison today, said Peter D. Leary, the Acting...

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January 30, 2021

WPG Update: Western Colorado’s Retail Powerhouse Mesa Mall

COLUMBUS, OH (STL.News) Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) today provided an update on adaptive reuse initiatives at Mesa Mall in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Dick’s Sporting Goods, with its first location in Grand Junction, will replace the space formerly occupied by Herberger’s, and construction recently kicked off with the interior...

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