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Congress Could Restore Lifetime Secret Service Protection for Ex-Presidents

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Steve Neavling
tickltethewire.com

Former U.S. presidents would receive lifetime protection from the Secret Service under a bill that the House is expected to vote on Wednesday, the Washington Times reports.

Following the Cold War, about two decades ago, Congress approved legislation to cancel Secret Service protection a decade after presidents leave office.

But the House is poised to restore lifelong Secret Service protection because of new dangers in the world, such as terrorism, the Washington Times reported.

The ex-presidents who are still alive include Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.

Suspected Serial Killer Photographed Victim’s Body for Ransom, Then Cut Her Up

Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.xom 

A self-described serial killer who committed suicide in an Alaskan jail went on vacation for two weeks after he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman, strangled her and stored her body in a shed, the FBI revealed Tuesday in hopes that new information will help investigators find more victims, the Associated Press reports.

After returning from the cruise, the AP wrote, Israel Keyes photographed the body of Samantha Koenig as if she were still alive, cut up her body and tossed her remains in a frozen lake where Keyes cut a hole in the ice with a chain saw.

Keyes sent a photo of Koenig’s body to her family, demanding $30,000 to release the woman, the AP reported.

Keyes, 34, who was arrested after using the victim’s ATM, was awaiting trial for her murder in March.

Keyes said he killed seven other people across the country over the past decade.

Feds Investigate Border Agent’s Deadly Shooting of Illegal Immigrant in Tucson

Steve Neavling
ticklthewire.com

The feds are investigating a deadly shooting involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the mountains of Arizona, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

Authorities said the unnamed agent shot and killed a man after a confrontation with a group who had crossed the border illegally, the agency told the Arizona Daily Star.

More details of the case are unclear, including the nationality of the man who died.

The death is the third fatal shooting by a Border Patrol agent in a month in the Tucson Sector, the AP reported.

FBI: Border Patrol Agent Busted Smuggling Marijuana While on Duty

Steve Neavling
ticklthewire.com

 A U.S. Border Patrol agent is accused of smuggling bundles of marijuana with his patrol vehicle while he was on duty, the Associated Press reports, citing a complaint filed in federal court earlier this week.

Authorities says Aaron Anaya stopped along the international border and picked up about 147 pounds of marijuana that had been dropped over the fence from Mexico, the AP wrote.

Anaya was caught taking the pot by the Southwest Border Corruption Task Force.

Anaya was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and carrying a firearm while committing a crime, the AP reported.

The FBI was part of the task force.

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FBI Analyst Charged with Distributing Child Porn to Undercover Cop

Steve Neavling
ticklthewire.com

 An FBI analyst is accused of distributing child pornography to an undercover cop in Washington D.C., ABC 7 reports.

Keith Dietterle, 28, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges of possessing and peddling child pornography.

A task force of FBI agents and local police arrested Dietterle after authorities says he sent videos and images of children being sexual abused to a man he met on a seedy chat room, ABC 7 reported.

That man turned out to be a D.C. police detective, ABC 7 reported.

Arizona Man Charged with Bombing a Government Office Had Ingredients for a Disaster

Steve Neavling
ticklthewire.com

 An Arizona man charged with trying to blow up a Social Security Administration Office was researching how to build the type of powerful bombs used by terrorists, the Associated Press reports.

Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, 47, was charged in federal court Monday with maliciously damaging federal property by means of an explosive and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Despite evidence found at his home that suggested Aldosary was building a much more destructive bomb, the explosion was relatively small and injured no one at the Social Security Office in Casa Grande, about 50 miles south of Phoenix, the AP wrote.

ATF handed the investigation over to the FBI.

FBI Hunts for Victims of Self-Professed Serial Killer Who Committed Suicide

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The FBI is searching for victims of a self-professed serial killer who said he killed four people in Washington before committing suicide in an Alaskan jail, the Seattle Times reports.

The suspect, Israel Keyes, was awaiting trail for the killing of an 18-year-old barista when he killed himself at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.

Keyes claimed he killed at least four people between 2001 and 2006, but the bodies have the victims have never been found, the Seattle Times wrote.

“It is unknown if the victims were residents of Washington or if they were vacationing in Washington but resided in another state,” according to a news release out of the FBI’s Anchorage office. “It is also possible Keyes abducted them from a nearby state and transported them to Washington.”

Border Patrol Helps Nab Illegal Moose Hunters

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Border Patrol agents are best known for protecting the border from drug smugglers and illegal immigrants.

But agents in New Hampshire are on the hunt for something different this fall – Canadian hunters slipping illegally into the U.S. to poach moose, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Agents teamed up with Canadian officials and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to search for illegal hunters who are setting up shacks in the U.S. with heaters, stoves and beds as they stake out moose, the department said Monday.

A dog helped lead authorities to a man who was poaching moose.

Meat from the dead moose was used to feed hungry families in New Hampshire.

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