Ohio mall terrorism defendant facing deportation.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federal authorities are preparing to deport a Somali immigrant who federal prosecutors say plotted to attack an Ohio shopping mall. Nuradin Abdi completed his prison sentence last month and is in federal custody in Louisiana while final preparations are made to return him to Somalia. Continue reading

Ottawa police officer to open school in Somalia.

After leading four years of fundraising, Ottawa police Const. Mahamoud Elmi leaves Sunday to open a new school in his native Somalia. Elmi, a police officer at Ridgemont and St. Patrick’s High School, raised $55,000 with the support of students, parents and fellow police officers. Another $35,000 came from an Ottawa development agency. Continue reading

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