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  • Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial...

    09/28/2013 3:53:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies ^ | Friday, Sep 27, 2013 | By Jonathan Dienst
    "Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial, Accused of Recruiting, Training for Al-Qaida Federal authorities say Lawal Babafemi received al-Qaida money to recruit English-speaking people to engage in acts of terror against America" SNIPPET: "A Nigerian terror suspect accused of trying to help al-Qaida in Yemen was flown to New York to appear Friday in a federal courtroom. Lawal Babafemi is accused of training with members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and using his English skills to help publish the terrorist magazine "Inspire." Judge John Gleason ordered Babafemi, also known as "Ayatollah Mustafa," held without bail." SNIPPET:...
  • U.S. Army soldier arrested on suspicion of espionage

    11/01/2011 6:45:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011
    A U.S. Army specialist has been arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on suspicion of espionage, an Army spokesman said on Tuesday. Specialist William Colton Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman, was taken into custody on October 28, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll told Reuters. Coppernoll said Millay, of Owensboro, Kentucky, was arrested following a joint espionage investigation conducted by the FBI and Army Counterintelligence special agents.
  • After 75 years, last public hanging haunts city

    08/14/2011 5:27:47 PM PDT · by KyGeezer · 43 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 08/13/2011 | Brett Barrouquere
    OWENSBORO, Ky. - Bob Howe points to an overgrown, muddy patch of land in a cemetery in Owensboro, gesturing to where the grave of the last man publicly executed in the United States may be. "I think it was over there," said Howe, an 81-year-old lifelong Owensboro resident and retired county coroner. "I used to pass it on the way to school. That's what I was told. It was over there somewhere." The grave is anonymous and unmarked, like other places associated with Rainey Bethea's hanging Aug. 14, 1936. On the 75th anniversary of the execution, it is something some...
  • Fletcher (R), Chandler (D) Court Daviess County (Owensboro)

    08/27/2003 6:04:19 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 328+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 08-27-03 | Cross, Al
    <p>OWENSBORO, Ky. – Democrat Ben Chandler opened the door to gambling in Owensboro during a debate between gubernatorial candidates in the Ohio River city yesterday, but turned his back on a higher cigarette tax.</p> <p>Republican nominee Ernie Fletcher, who says he doesn't support expanded gambling but wouldn't oppose passage of it as governor, said Chandler is changing his tune from place to place. Fletcher said any gambling proposal must not hurt Owensboro.</p>