San Diego, California - Matthew Taylor Coleman of Santa Barbara was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for taking his two young children to Rosarito, Mexico and killing them.

Fresno, California - Benjamin Martin, 43, of Madera, was charged Wednesday by criminal complaint for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Fresno, California - Christina Smith, 38, who was formerly incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for conspiracy and aggravated identity theft charges for the submission of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims to the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in the names of current CCWF inmates, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

San Diego, California - San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan today announced that Jason Schrock, 46, charged with stealing tens of millions in public funds has been sentenced to four years in state prison and ordered by a judge to pay $37.5 million in fines with his co-defendant Sean McManus, 48.

Imperial, California - As of Friday evening, Imperial Irrigation District has fully restored electrical service to major transmission corridors located between Calipatria and Niland after a powerful storm hit Imperial County on August 31.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma man was sentenced Friday in the Northern District of Oklahoma to four years in prison for managing a group of money launderers in an online Nigerian romance scam that defrauded multiple victims, including elderly individuals across the United States, and caused losses of at least $2.5 million.