Category: General

How to Protect the Environment from Home

(STL.News) It may sound almost impossible, but you can help save the world.  Your actions and inaction’s make a difference in the well-being of not just the people around you, but the environment as well.  Because we spend a lot…

Bureau of Land Management to Burn Piles in South Steptoe Valley, NV

ELY, NV (STL.News) Weather permitting, the Bureau of Land Management Ely District this Wednesday through Friday, January 13-15, will burn slash piles of pinyon pine and juniper on public lands located near Monument and Sawmill canyons in south Steptoe Valley. …

Federal Inmate Death: Stuart Manley Dies From COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, inmate Stuart Manley tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts, and was immediately placed in medical isolation.  On Sunday, December 27, 2020, he was transported…

FTC Publishes Inflation-Adjusted Civil Penalty Amounts for 2021

(STL.News) The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the FTC enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.  The Act directs…

CBP Newark Seizes Swine Meat

NEWARK, NJ (STL.News) An arriving passenger was ‘sniffed’ out by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection K-9 at Newark Liberty International Airport trying to import swine meat into the United States. On January 8, CBP agriculture specialists conducted a canine…

Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Warns of Life-Threatening Conditions

Agents Recover Body of Pregnant Woman From Rio Grande DEL RIO, TX (STL.News) Freezing temperatures, winter mixes of snow and ice, and unforgiving river water pose an increased risk of life threatening conditions to people attempting to enter the United…

“Understanding America: The Legacy of Martin Luther King”

(STL.News) Washington Foreign Press Center Briefing on the “Understanding America: The Legacy of Martin Luther King.” ? YouTube video provided courtesy of US Department of State Continue reading “Understanding America: The Legacy of Martin Luther King” at STL News. Source…

Berne: Samuel G. Graber Fined For Killing A Bald Eagle

Berne Man, Samuel G. Graber Fined For Killing A Bald Eagle FORT WAYNE (STL.News) Samuel G. Graber, age 24, of Berne, Indiana, was sentenced before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Susan Collins following his plea of guilty to unlawfully killing a…

Pittsburgh: Ronika Somerville Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Pittsburgh Woman, Ronika Somerville Sentenced for Role in Drug Trafficking Activity of South Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (STL.News) A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 2 years’ probation on her conviction of narcotics trafficking in connection with…

Chandra Harmon pleads guilty to aiding and abetting witness tampering

Kentucky woman, Chandra Harmon pleads guilty to aiding and abetting witness tampering in case involving murder of her ex-son-in-law DAYTON (STL.News) A Burlington, Ky. woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Dayton today to aiding and abetting her daughter…

Houston: David Mearis gets life for trafficking girls for sex

Houston man, David Mearis gets life for trafficking girls for sex HOUSTON (STL.News) A 45-year-old Houston man has been sent to prison and ordered to pay nearly $1 million following his convictions on five separate counts of sex trafficking involving…

January 11, 2021 is National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness

January 11, 2021 is National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness (STL.News) Mention “human trafficking” in the same sentence with “Vermont,” and the reaction may be one of surprise and disbelief.  Although Vermont may seem insulated from such a horrendous and…