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Enterprise Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Dispatch enterprise and federal court reporter

Jury couldn't agree on whether man prostituted teen

dispatch.com — A federal jury deadlocked today as it struggled to decide if a former Akron man had prostituted a 17-year-old girl at a Whitehall motel. U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost declared a mistrial on the charge against Antonio L. Sibley, 38, after the jurors - nine men and three women - said they could not agree.

Court overturns ruling allowing tunneling under Burr Oak

dispatch.com — An appeals court has overturned a federal judge's decision to allow tunneling beneath Burr Oak State Park in southeastern Ohio. In a ruling on Thursday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered U.S. District Judge James Graham to reinstate an Army Corps of Engineers lawsuit against Buckingham Coal Co.

Cats saved under new program at Capital Area Humane Society

dispatch.com — Not one healthy cat has been euthanized at the Capital Area Humane Society since October, thanks to a new program known as ReVision. "The transformation is remarkable," Executive Director Rachel Finney said last week. The program takes a three-pronged approach: offering help to foster parents, dramatically lowering adoption fees and providing immediate veterinary checks for turned-in cats.

Orphaned moose finds new home at Columbus Zoo

dispatch.com — A mama-less moose from Minnesota has joined the menagerie at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The 2-week-old male, named Ojibwe, is settling into the reindeer yard of the North America exhibit, a zoo spokeswoman said today. The addition brings the zoo's moose population to four. Ojibwe was found in Cook County in northeastern Minnesota.

Man gets probation in car-dealership case

dispatch.com — A lengthy government investigation and a 28-count indictment against a used-car dealership and its owners has been reduced to a single misdemeanor count against one man. Today, U.S. District Judge Michael Watson sentenced Jerry Browner, 44, of Old Church Way in Reynoldsburg, to six months of probation for receiving more than $10,000 in cash and not reporting it on a government form.

Selling counterfeit goods brings man 18 months in prison

dispatch.com — Imagine buying a pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes for $55 or a Polo shirt for $30. Great bargains, right? Not if you wanted the real thing. Those were just two of the counterfeit items that businessman Rami Hisham Mohammed sold as legitimate products at Rock Star Fashions on the South Side.

Discarded cigarette started massive South Side fire

dispatch.com — A massive South Side fire on May 1 started from a discarded cigarette butt, Columbus fire investigators have determined. Fire Division Capt. Jeff Martin said investigators reached that conclusion after interviewing employees and reviewing video. Employees told investigators that, in violation of company policy, they had been smoking on the property shortly before the fire was discovered, Martin said.

3 men indicted as part of federal fraud investigation

dispatch.com — Three more central Ohioans have been indicted as co-conspirators in a complex stolen-credit-card scheme that involved ATM and lottery machines from a wide swath of local businesses. The indictment against Francois G. Toure, 25, of Reynoldsburg, Robert A. Kamara, 26, of Canal Winchester and Enouch J. Kermue, 26, of Columbus was released today.

New Albany interior designer facing fraud charges over business, taxes

dispatch.com — A New Albany interior designer has been accused in federal court of defrauding her clients and the government out of $724,465. The Internal Revenue Service announced a 44-count indictment against Connie L. Christy on Thursday.

Ohio State Fair bans birds from states affected by avian flu

dispatch.com — Poultry from states where the H5 avian flu has surfaced won't be permitted at the Ohio State Fair this year. And the Ohio Department of Agriculture could cancel the fair's poultry show altogether if the flu gets worse. "It's an evolving situation, and we're constantly re-evaluating what our level of response will be," Erica Hawkins, the department's communications director, said on Thursday.
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May 27, 2015

FIFA soccer officials, others charged with lining own pockets for 24 years @FBI shar.es/1rTB1H via @DispatchAlerts

May 27, 2015

Federal jury in Cbus couldn't agree on whether man prostituted teen at Whitehall motel shar.es/1rTRIi via @DispatchAlerts

May 26, 2015

Court overturns ruling allowing tunneling under Burr Oak @Ohiodnr shar.es/1rFFJ8 via @DispatchAlerts

May 26, 2015

Orphan cats purring over new program @CapitalAreaHumaneSoc shar.es/1rFfEq via @DispatchAlerts

May 20, 2015

what's a dedicated foot? Is this golf course shaped like a foot or something? twitter.com/nbc4i/status/6…

May 20, 2015

Rifqa Bary details running away, becoming Christian in new book shar.es/1rlkia via @DispatchAlerts

May 19, 2015

Mama-less moose from Minnesota settling in at Columbus Zoo shar.es/1rdkRx via @DispatchAlerts

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