ST. LOUIS | Report: Missouri landfill emissions once posed health risks

ST. LOUIS— Emissions near a troubled St. Louis County landfill once posed health concerns for workers and nearby residents, but the risks have largely disappeared thanks to cleanup efforts, according to a state report released Friday. The report from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is based on air quality data collected near … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Report: Missouri landfill emissions once posed health risks

Dow hits another all-time high on mixed day for US stocks

Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. An afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&P 500 that had the benchmark index on track to eke out its own record high … Continue reading Dow hits another all-time high on mixed day for US stocks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Authorities arrest fugitive New Mexico priest in abuse case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday. Arthur J. Perrault, 80, a former Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a former Air … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Authorities arrest fugitive New Mexico priest in abuse case

WASHINGTON | Rep. Valadao Urges Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee to Pass Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), joined by 118 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives, sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee urging the timely consideration of H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act by the Committee. In January 2017, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rep. Valadao Urges Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee to Pass Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Legislation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska man tied to girl’s death pleads not guilty

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl’s death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage through an assistant public defender, Peter Wilson was scheduled for a Nov. 19 jury trial. Wilson, 41, is charged … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska man tied to girl’s death pleads not guilty

WILMINGTON, N.C. | APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

WILMINGTON, N.C.  — Florence’s floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the company does not believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton Power Station poses … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

WASHINGTON | More than $2 million DOT Grant Approved for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with U.S. Representative Steve Womack, announced that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) will receive $2.7 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to rehabilitate a taxiway in need of repair. “Investments in airport infrastructure keep Arkansas connected to the national and global economy. Northwest … Continue reading WASHINGTON | More than $2 million DOT Grant Approved for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Walnut Creek, CA | Congressman DeSaulnier Unveils Bipartisan Bill to Support Patients Before, During, and After a Cancer Diagnosis at East Bay Biden Cancer Summit

Walnut Creek, CA – Today, while hosting the East Bay Biden Cancer Community Summit, one of more than 450 across the globe, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) unveiled his bill to better support patients before, during, and after a cancer diagnosis. The bipartisan Patient Navigation Assistance Act (H.R. 6808), authored with fellow cancer survivor and co-chair … Continue reading Walnut Creek, CA | Congressman DeSaulnier Unveils Bipartisan Bill to Support Patients Before, During, and After a Cancer Diagnosis at East Bay Biden Cancer Summit