Missouri News: NKC Woman, Tonya Topel, Indicted for Stealing from Employer

KANSAS CITY, MO – A North Kansas City, Missouri woman has been indicted for embezzling $116,367 from her employer. Tonya Topel, 41, was charged in an 11-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. According to the indictment, Topel worked at SunSource Homes, Inc., from October … Continue reading Missouri News: NKC Woman, Tonya Topel, Indicted for Stealing from Employer

U.S. Department of State News: Deputy Secretary John Sullivan’s Meetings with Bulgaria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zakharieva

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ In Sofia on December 14, during a meeting with Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva, Deputy Secretary John Sullivan advocated for NATO-interoperable U.S. systems as Bulgaria seeks to modernize its armed forces.  The Deputy Secretary also emphasized the importance of further … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Deputy Secretary John Sullivan’s Meetings with Bulgaria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zakharieva

U.S. Department of State News: On EU Resolve in Holding Russia Accountable

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State published the following statement: The United States welcomes recent steps by the EU and its Member States to hold Russia accountable for its aggression against Ukraine.  The European Parliament’s December 12 resolution reiterates the importance of Ukraine’s role in the European energy supply network and condemns the construction … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: On EU Resolve in Holding Russia Accountable

Missouri News: CPD investigate report of shots fired in 3800 block of Aspen Heights Parkway on Dec. 15

COLUMBIA, MO – Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 3800 block of Aspen Heights Parkway on Dec. 15 at approximately 2:40 p.m.  During the investigation, officers found one adult victim with non-life threatening injuries.  The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical assistance. Officers are still … Continue reading Missouri News: CPD investigate report of shots fired in 3800 block of Aspen Heights Parkway on Dec. 15

PARIS | Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

PARIS — The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week’s deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group. The state-run TV channel France 2 showed an interview with Abdelkrim Chekatt on Saturday night, two days after the son was killed … Continue reading PARIS | Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

U.S. Department of State News: Outcome of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State published the following statement: The United States participated in COP24 to protect U.S. interests, advance a level playing field for U.S. business, and promote the U.S. balanced approach to economic growth, energy security, and environmental protection.  Judith Garber, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Outcome of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

MCKINNEY, Texas | Valdosta State beats Ferris 49-47 for Division II title

MCKINNEY, Texas — Rogan Wells broke tied an NCAA Division II championship game record with five touchdown passes and Valdosta State won its fourth national title with a 49-47 victory over Ferris State on Saturday. Ferris’ rally from an 11-point deficit fell short when Jevon Shaw’s two-point conversion pass sailed wide of Keyondre Craig at … Continue reading MCKINNEY, Texas | Valdosta State beats Ferris 49-47 for Division II title

SRINAGAR, India | Troops kill 7 civilians as protest turns bloody in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India — Indian forces who were exchanging fire with insurgents in disputed Kashmir on Saturday fatally shot at least seven civilians when large crowds descended on the site of the gunbattle in support of the militants, police and residents said. Residents accused troops of directly spraying gunfire into the crowds. Police said in a … Continue reading SRINAGAR, India | Troops kill 7 civilians as protest turns bloody in Kashmir