SEC relaxes transfer rules, clearing path for UF’s Jefferson

The Southeastern Conference has relaxed a rule regarding intra-league transfers, clearing the way for former Mississippi receiver Van Jefferson to play at Florida this fall. The powerhouse league passed legislation Friday during its meetings in Destin, Florida, that allows players at a school under NCAA sanctions to transfer to another institution within the conference without … Continue reading SEC relaxes transfer rules, clearing path for UF’s Jefferson

WASHINGTON | Ex-chemical industry lawyer to lead Superfund task force

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer tapped to lead a task force at the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing cleanups at the nation’s most polluted places worked until recently for a top chemical and plastics manufacturer with a troubled legacy of creating some of those toxic sites. Steven D. Cook has been named as the new chair … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-chemical industry lawyer to lead Superfund task force

Iowa News: Dunkerton,Patrick Ryan Lindquist,Serial Waterloo Area Burglar Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearm

Convicted Felon Stole Firearm During Burglary Dunkerton, Iowa – A convicted felon who stole a firearm during a burglary of a Waterloo truck and trailer repair shop was sentenced May 30, 2018 to more than four years in federal prison. Patrick Ryan Lindquist, age 38, of Dunkerton, Iowa, received the prison term after a January … Continue reading Iowa News: Dunkerton,Patrick Ryan Lindquist,Serial Waterloo Area Burglar Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearm

Iowa News: Independence, Troy Postel-Vargason,Possession of Firearms and Methamphetamine Leads to More Than 22 Years in Prison

Loaded handgun found next to large amount of “ice” methamphetamine Independence, Iowa – A man who was found lying in a field in the possession of a loaded handgun and over 500 grams of ice methamphetamine was sentenced today to more than 22 years in federal prison. Troy Postel-Vargason, age 36, from Independence, Iowa, received … Continue reading Iowa News: Independence, Troy Postel-Vargason,Possession of Firearms and Methamphetamine Leads to More Than 22 Years in Prison

PORTLAND, Maine | Maine lawmakers to Trump: No taxes on China seafood imports

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Congressional members are urging President Donald Trump’s administration not to place tariffs on seafood imports from China because it could hurt the state’s lobster industry. They say that could be devastating to the industry, which sends millions of dollars in lobsters to China, a growing market for the seafood. The … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Maine lawmakers to Trump: No taxes on China seafood imports

Iowa News: Dubuque,Scott Harry,Repeat Dubuque Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over Two Decades in Federal Prison

Previously Convicted of Trafficking Cocaine in 1998 Dubuque, Iowa – A Dubuque man who was found in possession of over 660 grams of ice methamphetamine was sentenced May 31, 2018, to more than 23 years in federal prison. Scott Harry, age 42, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 20, 2017, jury … Continue reading Iowa News: Dubuque,Scott Harry,Repeat Dubuque Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over Two Decades in Federal Prison

JERUSALEM | Palestinian woman killed in Gaza protest, ministry says

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian woman was killed by Israeli fire Friday during mass protests in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Thousands of Palestinians thronged to the Israeli border in the eastern Gaza Strip, marking the 10th weekly protest aimed at drawing attention to the crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade and demanding the right … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Palestinian woman killed in Gaza protest, ministry says

Iowa News: Waterloo,Marijuana Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing Sawed-Off Shotgun

Two Guns and Marijuana Found During a Search of His Home Waterloo,Iowa – A Waterloo man who illegally possessed a sawed-off shotgun was sentenced on May 31, 2018, to more than two years in federal prison. Traeves Dashonn Bowers, age 33, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 27, 2017, guilty plea … Continue reading Iowa News: Waterloo,Marijuana Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing Sawed-Off Shotgun