Education funds for migrant children undetermined

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

Education funds for migrant children undetermined NORTH COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Some taxpayers are wondering how the education for children of asylum seekers will be funded. Local officials said they have funds to get the children started but need to monitor the situation closely.North Colonie Central School District Superintendent Kathleen Skeals said for now they have the capacity to get the new group started this fall. “So initially we are ready to go. I think we have appropriate resources but it is something we will have to continue to watch and monitor,” said Skeals. She credits Mohonasen Central School District for paving the way and helping them get answers from DocGo.“I have to say we have been helped a lot by our partners at Mohonasen. You know they have a similar situation and they’ve been a little bit ahead of us, so thanks to them we have been able to get some names of some contacts. I will say we have had probably an easier time with it than they did in getting information,” said Skeals.Mohonasen Central Sch...

Saint Louis Zoo launches new effort to save elephants from wildlife trafficking

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

Saint Louis Zoo launches new effort to save elephants from wildlife trafficking ST. LOUIS - The Saint Louis Zoo has launched a new effort to save elephants from wildlife trafficking known as "Toss the Tusk."The zoo hosted "Toss the Tusk" on Friday ahead of World Elephant Day on Saturday. The effort encouraged visitors to participate in a fight to save elephants by handing over unwanted ivory pelts, animal artifacts, or parts of endangered animals. Zookeepers will hand over these items to federal law enforcement for safekeeping. St. Louis County prosecutor not licensed attorney, must resubmit 114 cases The effort was also meant to teach families about conservation and ivory trade within the United States. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service also joined the Saint Louis Zoo in the effort. "Wildlife trafficking is a serious crime that impacts elephants and other imperiled species throughout the world," said Martha Williams, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "The Service is committed to working with the AZA, WT...

Bar K to expand nationwide with 100 locations by 2027

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

Bar K to expand nationwide with 100 locations by 2027 ST. LOUIS—Bar K has made a deal with Diversified Partners to purchase the dog-friendly bar chain. Currently, there are three Bar K locations: Kansas City, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City. Diversified Partners is preparing an accelerated expansion plan and is set to open 100 new locations by 2027.The main Bar K site is in Kansas City, and it opened in 2018. Since then, it has served more than 500,000 people and 350,000 dogs. Pets+ Magazine named this business "America's Coolest" in 2019.Diversified Partners plans to grow by opening 100 new Bar K locations in big cities in the U.S. and Canada by 2027 as part of its expansion plans. St. Louis County prosecutor not licensed attorney, must resubmit 114 cases Markets will include: Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Baltimore, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Texas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Florida, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Tennessee, Orlando, ...

“Banking while Black”: Woman sues Chase bank alleging discrimination at Aurora branch

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

“Banking while Black”: Woman sues Chase bank alleging discrimination at Aurora branch A Black woman is suing JP Morgan Chase Bank and one of its managers over allegations that the branch manager in Aurora discriminated against her because of her race and called the cops on her “merely for engaging in routine and mundane chores the rest of us do daily.”Jeanetta Vaughn has been a Chase bank customer since 2019, and on June 9, 2022, she went into the branch location at 1101 South Buckley Road to pick up some checks, she said. She had been sitting in the lobby for less than two minutes when branch manager and vice president Trina Pelech, a white woman, approached her and loudly asked if she could help her, according to the complaint. After Vaughn told her she would get in line after unlocking her card, according to the complaint, a short confrontation ensued that ended in Pelech telling Vaughn that she was “not welcome here” and requesting police response.Pelech called 911 about Vaughn, alleging she was being aggressive, trespassing and recording ...

CHP officers chase fleeing driver in South Bay area

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

CHP officers chase fleeing driver in South Bay area California Highway Patrol officers are chasing a fleeing driver in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County Friday afternoon.The chase began around 2:35 p.m., when the driver failed to yield, according to the CHP. Check back for updates on this developing story.

Ex-LAPD officer sentenced to 6 years in prison for raping woman

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

Ex-LAPD officer sentenced to 6 years in prison for raping woman A former Los Angeles Police Department officer has been sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of raping a woman while he was off-duty in 2015.William Rodriguez, 37, was found guilty of one charge of forcible rape back in June, and was sentenced on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.He was arrested in July 2019 on multiple counts of sexual assault, including two alleged rapes.Rodriguez, a ten-year LAPD veteran, was taken into custody and immediately relieved of his duties.Rodriguez was identified as the suspect in the rape after authorities received a “cold hit” on his DNA through the Combined DNA Index System, according to the LAPD.Detectives began investigating Rodriguez after a woman came forward to accuse him of rape in 2018. That incident led to the DNA hit tying him to the 2015 incident. Both alleged attacks happened while Rodriguez was off-duty. Former LAPD officer convicted of raping woman after DNA links him ...

Former Councilman Ridley-Thomas May Face 6 Years In Bribery Case

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

Former Councilman Ridley-Thomas May Face 6 Years In Bribery Case Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas could serve 6 years in prison, as was suggested by federal prosecutors.On March 30, Ridley-Thomas was found guilty of one count of conspiracy, one count of bribery, one count of honest services mail fraud, and four counts of honest services wire fraud.“This was a shakedown,” prosecutors wrote in a 32-page memo. “Not the kind in movies with bags of cash or threats of force. But the kind that is polite and pervasive. The kind that happens too often by sophisticated, powerful people. The kind to which society, sadly, has become so accustomed that it often goes unreported and rarely yields consequences for the offender but strikes a devastating blow to the integrity of our democratic system.”The defendant, Ridley-Thomas, seeks at-home probation with no prison time served.The charges could have amounted to 20 years in federal prison for each fraud count, 10 years for the bribery charge, and another five for the...

Vibes and The Last Prisoner Project Drop Release Papers

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

Vibes and The Last Prisoner Project Drop Release Papers Vibes and The Last Prisoner Project are releasing a new line of papers advocating for the release of cannabis prisoners. Founded by Cookies co-founder and rapper Berner, Vibes has carved a place for itself in the higher-end rolling paper scene traditionally dominated by Raw’s unbleached papers and Elements. Regardless of how difficult it is to truly claim a chunk of the rolling paper market, Vibes was able to pull it off. A variety of sizes and offerings you just don’t see from the competition also helped put the company on the map. Vibes will now turn that energy to aid the Last Prisoner Project(LPP). At the end of July, Vibes and LPP launched Release Papers in collaboration with the creatives at Mother. The papers now serve as the heart of an advocacy campaign looking to push the continued release of cannabis prisoners. “So many people are still locked up with lengthy sentences related to cannabis. While at the same time, so many states have made up their mind that cannabis ...

One Pronounced Dead Following Single-Car Crash on Highway 101 [Mountain View, CA]

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

One Pronounced Dead Following Single-Car Crash on Highway 101 [Mountain View, CA] Suspected DUI Crash in Mountain View Left 1 Dead; Driver ArrestedMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (August 11, 2023) – Early Thursday morning, a single-car crash on Highway 101 claimed the life of one person.The fatal incident occurred around 3:50 a.m. in the southbound lanes of 101, leading to the southbound high-occupancy vehicle off-ramp for State Highway 85.According to the police, a black Ford Edge with three occupants crashed into a concrete wall divider.Unfortunately, the front-seat passenger in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries and responders declared them dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics took the rear-left seat passenger –a 25-year-old San Pablo man – to a hospital for treatment of moderated injuries.The Ford driver, identified to be a 23-year-old man from San Jose, was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Hospital. At this time, the CHP is awaiting medical clearance for the driver before taking him to jail on suspicion of DUI.The Santa Clara County Office of the Medical Exa...

Several Hurt in Multi-Car Accident on Interstate 90 [Preston, WA]

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:44:57 GMT

Several Hurt in Multi-Car Accident on Interstate 90 [Preston, WA] Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash near Milepost 21PRESTON, WA (August 11, 2023) – Wednesday afternoon, several victims sustained injuries in a multi-car accident on Interstate 90.Police responded to the scene shortly after 2:08 p.m., near Preston-Fall City Road after receiving multiple dispatch calls in the area.According to reports, the driver of a vehicle stopped to avoid road debris when they were rear-ended by another car. Upon impact, both vehicles became engulfed in flames, igniting nearby trees in flames.Paramedics arrived and transported three victims to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Although, authorities have not yet released their identities.Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time before one westbound lane was reopened around 4:00 p.m. At this time, an active investigation to determine further information is still currently underway. Once available, more details will be provided.One small driving mistake can easily lead to a dangerous mul...

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