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Man accused in La. death recent border-crosser


Alicia A. Caldwell | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Guatemalan immigrant accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana illegally crossed the Mexican border with his children last month and was released from custody after being issued a notice to report back to immigration authorities once he got settled in the United States, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday. Pedro Alberto ...

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Drugs, violent crime, prostitution increased in ND in 2013

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ North Dakota’s state 2013 crime report was released Tuesday. The report confirmed that North Dakota’s crime is increasing significantly. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is making an active attempt to increase funding for the western part of the state to try to bring the crime rates back down. The preliminary budget has been set at ...

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‘Most wanted’ man with Abilene ties caught in Louisiana


A Staff Report from the Abilene Reporter-News Hours after being added to the “Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list, a man with Abilene ties was reported captured in Louisiana. Cory James Fisher, 35, whom the DPS says has ties to Abilene, was arrested without incident by the Ville Platte Police Department and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, WFAA-TV in Dallas ...

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FBI asks oil industry to partner against crime

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The FBI wants the oil industry’s help in tackling crime in North Dakota’s oil patch. John Dalziel is a supervisory senior resident agent with the FBI. He says local and state law enforcement are overtaxed by the growth in the oil country, making it difficult to go after certain crimes. He says the FBI has just ...

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New Mexico oil country struggles as cities boom

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By JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press he oil field trucks and big rigs rumble through morning and night, creating a first-ever rush hour in this otherwise sleepy 1960s-era tourist and mining town. Hotel rooms along the clogged two-lane highway are mostly booked, some of them fetching nightly rates that rival those in Manhattan. Businesses desperate for workers will hire anyone who ...

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Sheriff seeks to return cache of stolen property


STANLEY, N.D.  (A.P.)— The Mountrail County Sheriff’s Office is trying to track down the owners of stolen items recovered during a two-year investigation into thefts in four counties and on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of items were recovered, Sheriff Ken Halvorson said. Some items have been returned to owners. Halvorson said he doesn’t ...

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Nigeria Navy destroys 260 illegal oil refineries

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WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Navy says it destroyed 260 illegal oil refineries and burned 100,000 tons of contraband fuel to try to halt oil thefts bedeviling the economy of Africa’s biggest petroleum producer. Commanding officer Capt. Musa Gemu said sailors of the NNS Delta destroyed the refineries in the Warri South-West area of southern Delta region Friday night ...

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Oil Patch influence seen in Jamestown Crime statistics


By Chris Olson Overall crime statistics for the city of Jamestown are down compared to last year, but Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger said he is seeing some upward trends related to the population increases out west. The Jamestown Police Department released its annual report for 2013. The department responded to 16,661 calls for service in 2013, which is down 3 ...

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Drug case highlights underside of Bakken oil boom


The Associated Press Prosecutors have netted a string of guilty pleas among the suspects in an interstate drug trafficking case that’s highlighted the criminal underside of an oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains. The latest to admit to federal charges was Robert Farrell Armstrong of Moses Lake, Wash., described by authorities as the supplier for a large methamphetamine ring that ...

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Criminal defendants in fed court up 31 percent in western N.D. in 2013


By Mike Nowatzki on Jan 9, 2014 at 4:31pm BISMARCK – The number of criminal defendants charged in federal court in western North Dakota jumped by 31 percent in 2013 and has nearly doubled since 2011, a trend U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon expects to continue as drug trafficking intensifies in the state’s oil-producing counties. “I don’t expect that to stop anytime soon,” Purdon ...

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