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Two women charged in Walmart cell phone heist

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Two Twin Cities-area women have been charged with felony theft in connection with allegedly stealing a large number of cell phones from Walmart in New Richmond.


Yolanda Louisa Coombs, 26, Minneapolis, and Tiara Lashon Ligon, 24, St. Paul, made initial appearances in St. Croix County Circuit Court on Monday, Aug. 26, and were each ordered to post $10,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing for both was set for Friday, Aug. 30.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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