Private Detective: Businessman Rescued Newborn Girl From Dumpster

Police in Paducah credit a local businessman with saving a newborn girl’s life after hearing the baby crying in the dumpster where she had been placed.

The Sheriff’s Office says the witness saw a young man walking away from the dumpster near his business, then found the baby and called authorities. A 17-year-old boy was later charged with attempted murder and other charges. The teen is the boyfriend of the 15-year-old mother, who was taken to a local hospital.

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Authorities don’t yet know if the teenager is the baby girl’s father. No word yet on the mother’s condition, or if she will face charges. A captain with the Sheriff’s Office tells The Paducah Sun there’s no doubt the man saved the baby’s life.

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Private Detective: FBI Louisville Seeks the Public’s Assistance in Identifying Public Corruption within the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Special Agent in Charge Howard S. Marshall of the FBI’s Louisville Division, joined by John E. Kuhn, Jr. United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, and Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, announced today a new initiative designed to solicit the public’s help in identifying public corruption within our community. The initiative includes the launch of a new, toll-free tip line (844) KYNOPC1 (596-6721), a billboard campaign, and a dedicated e-mail address Kentucky_PC_Complaints@ic.fbi.gov.

Public corruption is the FBI’s top criminal priority because it undermines the public’s trust in our government. A 2014 study by Harvard University’s Center for Ethics identified Kentucky as one of the most corrupt states in the country. In fact, in Kentucky between 2003 and 2012, approximately 300 individuals were convicted of federal crimes related to public corruption. It is a violation of federal law for any federal, state, or local government official to receive anything of value in exchange for or because of an official act. While the vast majority of public officials in Kentucky are dedicated and honest, SAC Marshall stressed “there is simply no acceptable level of corruption.”

“Public corruption victimizes everyone—taxpayers, voters, communities,” stated U.S. Attorney John Kuhn. “Public officials, whether elected or appointed, are more than mere employees. They are servants of the public interest, and we must insist on absolute honesty, integrity and trustworthiness from every one. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky will continue working with our law enforcement partners to ensure crimes involving public corruption are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey agreed stating, “Public corruption is a terribly destructive force throughout Kentucky and has been a particularly pernicious problem in certain areas of the Eastern District of Kentucky. While the overwhelming majority of public officials serve honorably, those who corrupt the operations of government rob their communities-their friends and neighbors-of the fundamental right to honest government. We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with the FBI as we work together to combat this statewide problem.”

In a few short months, Kentucky will go to the polls for significant state-wide elections with a national election looming in 2016. SAC Marshall noted, “There is simply no greater right than to elect our political leaders. Anyone attempting to corrupt this process will be investigated as a top priority for our office.”

This year also presents a new opportunity for our state government to partner with the FBI to address a potential, long term problem. For the first time ever, audits for Special Purpose Government Entities will be due in September. The FBI will work with the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts to identify individuals who have violated the public’s trust and misused SPGE funds.

The FBI relies on our federal, state, and local partners to address corruption matters, but concerned citizens are our biggest asset when it comes to exposing officials who use their positions for personal gain. As a result, the Louisville Division has set up the following hotline and e-mail address seeking the public’s assistance in combating public corruption:

You will also see billboards around the state bearing this number and e-mail address. SAC Marshall noted, “The End Corruption Now campaign seeks to unite the commonwealth in the fight against corruption at every level, from the proverbial dog catcher, to the police officer, to the highest state and federal officials in the commonwealth.”

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Fraud Investigation Email Extortion Campaigns Threatening Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently received an increasing number of complaints from businesses reporting extortion campaigns via e-mail. In a typical complaint, the victim business receives an e-mail threatening a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack to its Website unless it pays a ransom. Ransoms vary in price and are usually demanded in Bitcoin.

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Victims that do not pay the ransom receive a subsequent threatening e-mail claiming that the ransom will significantly increase if the victim fails to pay within the time frame given. Some businesses reported implementing DDoS mitigation services as a precaution.

Businesses that experienced a DDoS attack reported the attacks consisted primarily of Simple Discovery Protocol (SSDP) and Network Time Protocol (NTP) reflection/amplification attacks, with an occasional SYN-flood and, more recently, WordPress XML-RPC reflection/amplification attack. The attacks typically lasted one to two hours, with 30 to 35 gigabytes as the physical limit.

Based on information received at the IC3, the FBI suspects multiple individuals are involved in these extortion campaigns. The attacks are likely to expand to online industries and other targeted sectors, especially those susceptible to suffering financial losses if taken offline.

If you believe you have been a victim of this scam, you should reach out to your local FBI field office, and file a complaint with the IC3 at www.IC3.gov. Please provide any relevant information in your complaint, including the extortion e-mail with header information.

Tips to protect yourself:

  • Do not open e-mail or attachments from unknown individuals.
  • Do not communicate with the subject.
  • If an attack occurs, utilize DDoS mitigation services.
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Missing Person Jonathan Daniel Smith of Jasper County, TX

Jasper County’s Sheriff’s office has requested the public’s assistance in finding Jonathan Daniel Smith.

Smith is a white male, 6’1″, weighs approximately 175 lbs and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in Jasper County on FM 252 at CR 348, and also in the city of Jasper, around the Tri-A-Nite Motel.

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“his family called in, and asked us to do a welfare check,” said Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman. “he’s been gone two weeks.”

Newman also said that Smith has no warrants, and his family is truly concerned about his whereabouts.”

Newman said that if anyone knows his whereabouts, please contact the sheriff’s office at (409) 384.5417.

Jonathan Daniel Smith, has been missing for two weeks.  Smith is a white male, 6'1", weighs approximately 175 lbs and has brown hair and brown eyes.

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Wrongful Death One Arrested in Jessamine Co. Murder

Deputies opened up a death investigation after an incident at a Jessamine County home Friday morning and now they believe they have the man responsible in custody.

Deputies were called to the home on 378 Hartley Drive after neighbors say they heard dogs barking and a commotion outside. Once Jessamine County deputies got on scene, they found the 43-year old man dead on the porch. And now they believe they have the man responsible in custody.

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“We are charging 48-year-old Thomas W. Carson of Nicholasville with murder in reference to this incident at this address this morning,” Chief Deputy Allen Peel told LEX 18′s Claire Crouch.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

The man’s body is headed to Frankfort for an autopsy. It is an active homicide investigation.

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Missing Person Reward Offered for TN Teen Missing in Colorado

Authorities in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley say they will continue searching into the weekend for a 19-year-old Tennessean missing since July 23.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the safe return of Joseph Keller, of Cleveland, Tenn. He was on a cross-country road trip with friends when he went for a jog in Conejos County the afternoon of July 23 and has not been seen since.

“This is still an active search for a missing person,” Conejos County Sheriff Howard Galvez said Wednesday in a statement. “There are many different possible scenarios for what could have happened. At this point we are not ruling anything out.”

Galvez has said he is hopeful Keller will be found alive.

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Officials say they have not ruled out foul play in the teen’s disappearance.

Keller was last seen west of the town of Antonito, about 285 miles southwest of Denver.

The search has included ground and air units, including an aircraft with heat and infrared sensors. Authorities say rough, mountainous terrain has complicated their efforts.

Anyone with information on the teen’s whereabouts is asked to call 719-376-6778.

Joe Keller of Cleveland, Tenn.

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Private Detective: Anderson Man Who Tattooed Vulgar Word on Wife’s Back Receives Two Year Sentence

An Anderson County man accused of tattooing a vulgar word on his wife’s back is given a two year sentence after entering a guilty plea this morning.

Michael Joseph is housed at the Shelby County Detention Center, where he declined our request for an interview. He was sentenced for assault, wanton endangerment, and terroristic threatening–and until now he’s claimed the entire thing was a setup.

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“I don’t own a tattoo gun,” Joseph said. “I don’t do tattoos, I’ve never worked at a tattoo shop. There’s no one out there that could say I’ve ever done a tattoo on them.”

That’s what Joseph told us back in January, but it’s not what his wife says. Court documents show on May 11 the couple was driving from Lexington to Lawrenceburg when they began arguing about an ex-boyfriend. The victim claims Joseph hit her repeatedly with a pistol. Then when they got home he held her against her will and tattooed the word “slut” in red ink.

The commonwealth’s attorney says when the judge asked him if the charges were true, he replied yes. The Anderson News is also reporting that Joseph must pay his wife a thousand dollars to remove the tattoo.

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Fraud Investigation St. Petersburg, FL Assisted Living Facility Owner Arrested

A St. Petersburg woman who is supposed to be caring for some of the most vulnerable people — the elderly and the sick — was arrested Tuesday, accused of taking advantage of them in a credit card fraud scheme.

St. Petersburg Police said 43-year-old Maria Isabel Matos Infante, is accused of using residents’ identities to obtain fraudulent credit cards and in some cases, using the victims’ own cards to make illegal purchases.

“We believe there is probably a number of victims out there, that this has been a very prolific activity on her part,” said Mike Puetz, a spokesperson for the police department.

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Investigators said their investigation into Matos Infante started last month when the daughter of a resident at the suspects’ facility, Access Adult Family Care Home on 38th Avenue North, noticed unauthorized activity on her mother’s card.

“She started to see some of the credit card statements come in and she saw charges that her mother had no capability of making,” Puetz told FOX 13.

In this one case, detectives are looking into whether Matos Infante made more than 20 charges totaling in excess of $2,000. Police said they were able to obtain surveillance video of Matos Infante making at least one of the purchases.

Officers expanded their investigation and said they have identified at least 10 other potential victims of either identity theft, credit card fraud or both. Police are trying to determine how many are residents, family members of residents or victims who are not associated with the facility.

Detectives said the owner also did not have a valid license to operate the facility.

There were six residents currently living at the home. Throughout the day, family members arrived to pick up their loved ones.

“Mind-boggling. If it’s true, it’s insane to exploit the elderly like that,” said Luis Guerrero, whose 84-year-old father had been living at the home since October. “Everybody’s innocent until proven guilty. I know they take very good care of him here.”

“It’s hard for me to believe that she was involved in something like that,” added Jorge Vidal, who has a child living there.

Investigators are now looking into whether anyone else might have been involved in the fraud scheme.

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Missing Person William LaPree of Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is looking for a 39-year-old man who is without his medications and was last seen Monday in the city’s Greenfield neighborhood.

William LePree was last seen in the 700 block of Hazelwood Avenue in Greenfield on at 4 p.m. Monday and is considered an endangered person, having not had his prescription medications since Monday, police said.

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LePree was last seen wearing a dark gray T-shirt and blue jeans. He is 6 feet tall, has black hair and brown eyes, and weighs approximately 230 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141

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Accident Reconstuction: Crash Shuts Down Westbound I-64

An injury accident along I-64 in Franklin County shut down westbound lanes Thursday morning.

A semi and a box truck collided near mile marker 58 at around 6 a.m. The driver of the box truck was airlifted to UK Hospital. Officials say he is in critical but stable condition.

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As of 8:15 a.m., the left lane was opened as a police reconstruction team worked to determine the cause of the crash. Police are detouring westbound traffic off the interstate at exit 58.

No charges are pending at this time.

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