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SUPERIOR, Wis | Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — An explosion rocked a refinery in northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital, and sending a plume of noxious smoke into the air. Authorities said a tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded at the Husky Energy oil refinery in … Continue reading SUPERIOR, Wis | Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

Texas Governor Abbott Encourages Mayors & County Judges To Take Advantage Of Harvey Relief Funds

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Mayors, County Judges and Emergency Management officials in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, urging them to take immediate advantage of the $500 million in funds from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program that are available now. “The hazard mitigation funds available today can provide … Continue reading Texas Governor Abbott Encourages Mayors & County Judges To Take Advantage Of Harvey Relief Funds

SUPERIOR, Wis. | The Latest: Evacuation area expands near Wisconsin refinery

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Authorities have expanded the evacuation zone around a Wisconsin refinery that was rocked by an explosion and are now saying anyone within a three-mile (five-kilometer) radius should leave. Douglas County authorities also say those in … Continue reading SUPERIOR, Wis. | The Latest: Evacuation area expands near Wisconsin refinery

Minnesota Governor Dayton Announces New State Guidelines & Grants to Combat Opioid Abuse, Urges Legislative Action to Save Lives

Governor Dayton releases final guidelines to cut the risk of opioid addiction, developed by health care and community partners under bipartisan legislation enacted in 2015 Governor Dayton also announces $700,000 in opioid prevention grants to eight Greater Minnesota communities, to use proven strategies to reduce opioid abuse before it begins Governor urges Legislature to support … Continue reading Minnesota Governor Dayton Announces New State Guidelines & Grants to Combat Opioid Abuse, Urges Legislative Action to Save Lives

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Modifies Burn Ban

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Due to significant rainfall across the state, Governor Mary Fallin today issued a proclamation reducing the number of counties included in the burn ban from 36 to 14.  This change came at the recommendation of Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) after an analysis of the impact of the rainfall in the affected … Continue reading Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Modifies Burn Ban

Missouri News: MO AG Hawley Announces Conviction of Dustin R. Thomas as part of Sex Trafficking Investigation

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, along with Camden County Prosecutor Heather Miller, announced that Dustin R. Thomas, 23, of Osage Beach, has been sentenced to 14 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to three counts of second degree statutory rape, two counts of second degree statutory sodomy, … Continue reading Missouri News: MO AG Hawley Announces Conviction of Dustin R. Thomas as part of Sex Trafficking Investigation