Illinois News: LaSalle County Physician, CONSTANTINO PERALES Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Illegally Dispensing Prescription Opioids

CHICAGO, Illinois — A LaSalle County physician was sentenced today to 12 years in federal prison for illegally dispensing prescription medications, including opioids, in exchange for cash or sex. CONSTANTINO PERALES, M.D., illegally prescribed Oxycodone and Xanax to a patient, ANDREW STRANDELL, knowing that Strandell would sell the pills on the black market and then kick … Continue reading Illinois News: LaSalle County Physician, CONSTANTINO PERALES Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Illegally Dispensing Prescription Opioids

WEST VIRGINIA News: Randolph County residents indicted for drug distribution

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Three Elkins, West Virginia residents were indicted today by a federal grand jury on drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Jeffrey Lynn Woods, age 57, was indicted on one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute More than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine,” two counts of “Distribution of Methamphetamine,” one count of … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Randolph County residents indicted for drug distribution

LLANO, Texas | Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding

LLANO, Texas  — A body was found in a rain-swollen lake in Central Texas after fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues Tuesday following days of heavy rains. Video shows the bridge crumbling as it was overrun by the bloated, roiling Llano River in Kingsland, … Continue reading LLANO, Texas | Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding

LONDON | Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale ‘Milkman’

LONDON — Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with “Milkman,” a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland‘s years of Catholic-Protestant violence. Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound ($66,000) prize, which is open to English-language authors from around … Continue reading LONDON | Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale ‘Milkman’

WEST VIRGINIA News: Randolph County man, Mark Jay Courtney admits to heroin distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Mark Jay Courtney, of Montrose, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing heroin, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Courtney, age 39, pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Courtney admitted to selling heroin in Randolph County in January 2018. Courtney faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Randolph County man, Mark Jay Courtney admits to heroin distribution

WEST VIRGINIA News: Randolph County woman, Sara Payge Gibson admits to methamphetamine distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Sara Payge Gibson, of Elkins, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Gibson, age 25, pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Gibson admitted to selling methamphetamine, also known ‘Ice,” in Randolph County in November 2016. Gibson faces up to 20 years … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Randolph County woman, Sara Payge Gibson admits to methamphetamine distribution

WEST VIRGINIA News: Tyler County woman, Desiree Morgan admits to drug distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Desiree Morgan, of Paden City, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Morgan, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Morgan admitted selling methamphetamine in February 2017 in Tyler County. Morgan faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Tyler County woman, Desiree Morgan admits to drug distribution

NEW YORK | MeToo, Kavanaugh topics of talk at women filmmakers’ event

NEW YORK — The midterm elections, #MeToo, and the recent confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: All were key topics of discussion at an annual gathering for women filmmakers Tuesday in Manhattan. “Nevertheless, we persisted,” intoned Jane Rosenthal, executive chair of Tribeca Enterprises, using the popular feminist slogan over and over as … Continue reading NEW YORK | MeToo, Kavanaugh topics of talk at women filmmakers’ event