• Fed judge says woman “most violent” he’s sentenced

    by  • October 6, 2014

    BENTON — According to Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois , a 29-year old woman, Yulonda Stewart, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 28 years in prison on a three-count indictment charging her with interference with commerce by robbery, use of a firearm during a crime of violence...

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    Prosecutors appeal bond ruling in SIU threat case

    by  • October 3, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP)  — Federal prosecutors are appealing a Chicago judge’s ruling to release pending trial a man accused of mailing threats of rapes, bombings and beheadings to southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox on Wednesday allowed 21-year-old Derrick Burns’ release but stayed it while prosecutors appealed. The government’s documents pressing for...

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    JPMorgan cyberattack hits 76M households

    by  • October 3, 2014

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. says that a recent cyberattack compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The New York-based bank said Thursday that customer information including names, addresses, phone numbers and email  addresses were stolen in the cyberattack. However, JPMorgan says there’s no evidence that the data breach...

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    Lawsuit delayed in fatal church van wreck near Vandalia

    by  • October 3, 2014

    A wrongful death lawsuit stemming from a church van crash last year in Illinois is on hold because the pastors of the Baltimore church have declared bankruptcy. Maryland attorney Jimmy Bell said Tuesday that the lawsuit he filed against Victory Outreach Baltimore on behalf of victim Andrew Canada’s estate will be stayed until the...

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