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Iowa — Federal prosecutors say a north-central Iowa woman who threw away her employer’s mail in an

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Woman gets 90 days for tossing mail

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Federal prosecutors say a north-central Iowa woman who threw away her employer’s mail in an effort to avoid having her wages garnished has been sentenced to 90 days in prison.

Prosecutors say Terri Cosgrove, 55, of Badger, was sentenced Tuesday in Cedar Rapids’ federal court. She had pleaded guilty in August to one count of obstruction of correspondence.

Officials said Cosgrove was supposed to be paying toward an order for nearly $190,000 in restitution for a 2004 bank fraud conviction. After repeated attempts to collect, the federal government sent a garnishment letter to Cosgrove’s employer. When the employer didn’t respond, police questioned Cosgrove.

She told investigators she had destroyed the garnishment paperwork because she didn’t want her wages garnished.

Prosecutors drop 20-year-old assault

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge filed against an Iowa man more than 20 years ago.

Dawarn Moncrief, 41, turned up as a passenger in a car stopped Aug. 30 in Burlington for an illegal license plate. He was arrested on drug charges unrelated to the June 27, 1998, stabbing of another man in Burlington.

Prosecutor Justin Stonerook told the court last week that many of the witnesses have died or moved away and can’t be found.

Moncrief is awaiting trial later this month on new assault charges and is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 4.

Chicago man arrested in Iowa murder

DES MOINES — Police have announced an arrest in the September shooting death of a Des Moines man.

Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said Tyrone Hughes Jr., 28, was arrested Tuesday in Chicago by Des Moines detectives and members of the Chicago Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

He has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Aaron Ross. Ross, 28, was found Sept. 30 with gunshot wounds near a white car.

Hughes is awaiting extradition in Chicago.

Shopko: Dubuque store won’t close

ASHWAUBENON — Wisconsin retailer Shopko has announced that it soon will shutter 39 stores in 19 states, but the Shopko store in Dubuque is not one of the stores on the closure list, company offiicials said.

Shopko spokeswoman Michelle Hansen said each store employs 10 to 25 employees, putting the scope of job cuts at about 400 to nearly 1,000 positions. Liquidation sales begin Friday with the stores closing by the end of February.

The Green Bay area department store chain operates about 360 stores in 24 states. Just one store in Shopko’s home state will close. That store is in Mauston.

Hansen said the closures were dictated by the long-term outlook on profitability, sales trends, and growth potential.

Illinois sues creator of online event scams

CHICAGO — The Illinois Attorney General is suing the creator of such events as all-you-can-eat crab fests and 5K zombie races in Illinois and around the country because they turned out to be about as real as zombies.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office alleges that a California woman named Kristen Yvette Martin scammed people who bought tickets to these fake events out of $30,000.

Madigan’s lawsuit alleges that Martin advertised the events on social media sites and sold tickets on online ticket platforms. However, the locations where the “events’ were to be held either didn’t exist or could not accommodate the events.

Fake Illinois events included a “Skull Run Chicago” and “Taco Fest Chicago.”

Trial moved in case of Chinese scholar

URBANA — A federal judge has moved the trial of a man charged in the 2017 slaying of a University of Illinois scholar from China from Urbana to Peoria.

Peoria-based U.S. District Judge James Shadid this week approved a request from attorneys for Brendt Christensen to move the case, citing the convenience to parties in the case.

Christensen is charged in the kidnapping and death of Yingying Zhang, who went missing on June 9, 2017. Her body hasn’t been found.

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty because Christensen allegedly tortured Zhang before killing her.

The Associated Press

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