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Missouri News: Auditor Galloway finds inaccuracies in Department of Revenue’s computerized mapping system results in inefficiencies for taxpayers in rural communities
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the state’s sales and use tax collection processes, which are administered through the Department of Revenue. The report found inefficiencies affecting citizens at license offices throughout the state, especially in rural counties. “Taxpayers should not have to provide the same documentation time and time again just to ensure they are not overcharged on tax for a new vehicle,” Auditor Galloway said. Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway finds inaccuracies in Department of Revenue’s computerized mapping system results in inefficiencies for taxpayers in rural communities at STL.News. […]
TETERBORO, N.J | Plane blows 2 tires on takeoff, will try emergency landing
TETERBORO, N.J — A plane that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport was circling over Connecticut before what authorities said would be an attempt to make an emergency landing at an airport in Massachusetts. The Gulfstream IV jet was carrying 16 passengers when it left Teterboro Airport around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. The pilot soon realized what had happened and began circling the airport for about 30 minutes before the jet was diverted. Continue reading TETERBORO, N.J | Plane blows 2 tires on takeoff, will try emergency landing at STL.News. […]
ATLANTA | With Amazon courting Atlanta, mayor touts “Gulch” project
ATLANTA — With Amazon.com expected to soon name its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta’s mayor said a colossal development planned for downtown represents a once-in-a-lifetime shot to transform the city. Amazon launched a high-stakes municipal beauty pageant in January by narrowing its list of potential locations to 20 finalists, including Atlanta. The company has said it expects to declare the winner of the headquarters and its roughly 50,000 jobs by year’s end. Continue reading ATLANTA | With Amazon courting Atlanta, mayor touts “Gulch” project at STL.News. […]
SEOUL, South Korea | At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible
SEOUL, South Korea — A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn’t seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know. The scenes of Koreans meeting this week, likely for the last time before they die, are heartbreaking, but they often bely a highly political and tightly controlled event in which participants often struggle to have genuine conversations. Much of the awkwardness centers on the defining fact of the Korean Peninsula: For decades it has been divided between the authoritarian North, originally backed by the Soviet Union and then, during the war, communist China, and the U.S.-backed capitalist South. Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible at STL.News. […]
MOSCOW | Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow
MOSCOW — Russia said Tuesday that the Taliban have accepted an invitation for talks next month, in what promises to be one of the insurgent group’s biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The announcement of the planned talks comes as the Taliban have expanded their footprint across Afghanistan and launched an unrelenting wave of attacks, including a prolonged assault on Ghazni, a strategic city near Kabul, earlier this month. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow invited the Taliban to the Sept. Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow at STL.News. […]
LONDON | The Latest: EU, Britain agree to fast-track Brexit talks
LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The European Union and Britain say they will accelerate Brexit negotiations and hold regular talks to try to bridge important differences in an effort to seal an agreement before the end of the year. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that both sides “have agreed that the EU and the U.K. will negotiate continuously from now on.” He says work will focus on how to keep goods, services and people flowing over the border between Northern Ireland in the U.K. Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU, Britain agree to fast-track Brexit talks at STL.News. […]
BERLIN | The Latest: German official: Holocaust justice ‘obligation’
BERLIN — The Latest on the deportation of former Nazi death camp guard Jakiv Palij from the U.S. to Germany (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Germany’s Foreign Minister says that the country has a “moral obligation” to seek justice for victims of the Holocaust, after 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij was deported to Germany. Heiko Maas says “there is no line under historical responsibility,” adding in comment to German newspaper Bild that doing justice to the memory of Nazi atrocities “means standing by our moral obligation to the victims and the subsequent generations.” Palij landed in the western German city of Duesseldorf on Tuesday. Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: German official: Holocaust justice ‘obligation’ at STL.News. […]
Indiana News: Warsaw Man, Darin Devon Hurd Sentenced To More Than 20 Years In Prison
For Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime and Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin SOUTH BEND, Indiana – Darin Devon Hurd, age 26, of Warsaw, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. Darin Devon Hurd was sentenced to 248 months in prison followed by 6 years of supervised release. Continue reading Indiana News: Warsaw Man, Darin Devon Hurd Sentenced To More Than 20 Years In Prison at STL.News. […]
LONDON | UK, EU give glimmer of Brexit optimism amid no-deal warnings
LONDON — British and European Union negotiators expressed cautious optimism Tuesday that they would reach a deal to prevent a disorderly U.K. exit from the bloc, saying talks will be intensified and take place “continuously” over the next few crucial months. After meeting U.K. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab in Brussels, chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said differences remained between the two sides on future economic relations and maintaining an open border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland. Continue reading LONDON | UK, EU give glimmer of Brexit optimism amid no-deal warnings at STL.News. […]
New Jersey News: Hudson County Man, Rayfeal Roman Admits Role In Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine
NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy operating in Jersey City, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Rayfeal Roman, 34, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Roman admitted that from September 2017 through Feb. Continue reading New Jersey News: Hudson County Man, Rayfeal Roman Admits Role In Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine at STL.News. […]
VIRGINIA News: Duffield Man, Claude Gene Sloan Pleads Guilty to Manufacturing Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Claude Sloan was on Supervised Release for a Previous Conviction Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A Duffield, Virginia man, who was on supervised release for a previous federal conviction after having served a lengthy state prison sentence for arson, pled guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to federal marijuana and firearms charges, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced today. Claude Gene Sloan, 75, pleaded guilty last week to one count of manufacturing and possessing with the intent to distribute more than 100 marijuana plants, one count of distribution of marijuana, and one count of being a previously convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm. Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Duffield Man, Claude Gene Sloan Pleads Guilty to Manufacturing Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm at STL.News. […]
MERIDEN, Conn | Arts school teacher charged with sexually assaulting student
MERIDEN, Conn— A former teacher at a Connecticut magnet school has been charged with engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. The Record-Journal reports that 28-year-old Brian Marshall was arraigned Monday on charges of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor and released on $25,000 bond. According to his arrest warrant, the Meriden man had been the student’s seventh-grade teacher at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Continue reading MERIDEN, Conn | Arts school teacher charged with sexually assaulting student at STL.News. […]
ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can’t agree on 1 count?
ALEXANDRIA, Va— The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort asked the judge Tuesday what it should do if it cannot reach a consensus for a single count in the case. Jurors posed the question to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III on their fourth day of deliberations, asking how they should fill in the verdict form if they are unable to agree on one of the charges. Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can’t agree on 1 count? at STL.News. […]
New York News: Brighton Man, Richard Dzionara Norsen Arrested For Child Pornography Charges
CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Richard Dzionara-Norsen, 26, of Brighton, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession and distribution of child pornography. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 5 years imprisonment and maximum of 20 years imprisonment, a lifetime period of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Continue reading New York News: Brighton Man, Richard Dzionara Norsen Arrested For Child Pornography Charges at STL.News. […]
New Jersey News: NEWARK, Sixteen People Charged In Second Takedown Of Newark Drug Trafficking Organization
Total of 27 Individuals Charged to Date NEWARK, N.J. – Sixteen people were charged today in connection with their alleged roles in a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin and crack cocaine in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Anthony Brinson, 27; Kayron Caldwell, 26; Calvin Cheek, 47; Murad Fleming, 18; Sherod Green, 25; Furad Loyal, 30; Jaquwin Marlin, 30; Khalif Nash, 20; Zahir Nash, 19; Dimani Newby, 25; Nasir Sanders, 21; Shawn Scott, 32; Kahlid Windley, 31; Stephan Young, 19; all of Newark, and Jeray Alson, 28; of Vauxhall, New Jersey, are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Sixteen People Charged In Second Takedown Of Newark Drug Trafficking Organization at STL.News. […]
Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team
Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David Sills V. Love, along with Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell, Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards and Utah kicker Matt Gay, were the only players who made first team All-American after last season and first team to start this season. Continue reading Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team at STL.News. […]
NEW YORK | Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks
NEW YORK— Jon Stewart has helped make a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about “two very baaaaad boys” along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn’t clear where the goats came from. Police arrived on the scene, tranquilized the male goats, and took them to an animal shelter. The shelter contacted Farm Sanctuary. That’s when Stewart stepped in to help. Continue reading NEW YORK | Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks at STL.News. […]
CHAPEL HILL, N.C | Top UNC leaders condemn Confederate statue toppling
CHAPEL HILL, N.C — Top leaders of the University of North Carolina system condemned the actions of protesters, who toppled a memorial known as “Silent Sam” that was dedicated more than 100 years ago with praise for the Confederate veterans who terrorized former slaves. The UNC president and the chairman of the Board of Governors promised a full criminal investigation of the events of Monday night, when the figure of a Southern soldier atop a tall stone pedestal was pulled down by protesters using banners to mask their action and ropes to pull down the statue. Continue reading CHAPEL HILL, N.C | Top UNC leaders condemn Confederate statue toppling at STL.News. […]
NEW YORK | Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with accuser
NEW YORK — The Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento says she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor whom she paid $380,000 after he accused her of sexual assault. In a statement Tuesday, Argento said reports were “absolutely false” and that she was linked “in friendship only” to Jimmy Bennett, a now 22-year-old Los Angeles actor who filed a legal notice of intent to sue Argento. As detailed in a New York Times story published Sunday, Bennett claimed Argento sexually assaulted him when he was 17. Continue reading NEW YORK | Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with accuser at STL.News. […]
GOSFORD, Australia | Usain Bolt trains for 1st time with Central Coast Mariners
GOSFORD, Australia — Usain Bolt practiced with Australian soccer club Central Coast Mariners for the first time Tuesday, taking part in light passing drills and agility tests on his 32nd birthday. Bolt, who said he passed up chances to try out for clubs in Europe before accepting an offer to come to Australia, pledged to stay with the club for an “indefinite” period. The eight-time Olympic champion, who retired from the track last year, has a long-held ambition to play professional soccer. Continue reading GOSFORD, Australia | Usain Bolt trains for 1st time with Central Coast Mariners at STL.News. […]