Canada News: Seizure of contraband, unauthorized items at Donnacona Institution

Canada News: Seizure of contraband, unauthorized items at Donnacona Institution

Donnacona, Québec (STL.News) – The Correctional Service Canada released the following statement:

On August 10 and 11, 2019, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum security institution.

These seizures are the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers, the detector-dog team and security intelligence officers.

Seizure of contraband items

On August 10, at about 10 a.m., correctional officers intercepted a visitor who was attempting to bring contraband into the institution. 

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State Department News: On the Prosecution of Cuban Journalist Roberto Quinones

State Department News: On the Prosecution of Cuban Journalist Roberto Quinones

Washington DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement:

The U.S. government strongly condemns the prosecution of Roberto Quinones.  We call upon the Cuban regime to immediately release Mr. Quinones and to cease their abuse and mistreatment.  On April 22, Cuban police arrested journalist Roberto Quinones.  His “crime” was reporting a story regarding a pastor and his wife who were imprisoned for home-schooling their child.

On August 7, the Cuban regime convicted Quinones on dubious charges of resistance and disobedience and sentenced him to one year in a labor camp. 

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Senior services offered in Dallas, TX

Senior services offered in Dallas, TX

Senior services are offered by the City of Dallas Office of Community Care (OCC

Dallas, TX (STL.News) – The City of Dallas Office of Community Care (OCC) offers a variety of senior services.

OCC Senior Affairs was created to help Dallas seniors maintain the highest quality of life possible by providing information, referrals on senior services, educational programming and other resources that support and promote financial and social well-being.

OCC is hosting Age-Friendly Dallas Expo, a free wellness event for seniors, on September 10. 

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments 8.20.19 – 2

California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments 8.20.19 – 2

California Governor Gavin Newsom Appoints Brenda Crowding, Noemi Gallardo and John Connolly as described below

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) – California Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday announced the following appointments:

Brenda Crowding, 52, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Office of Internal Affairs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  She served in several positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Adult Parole Operations, from 2000 to 2017, including assistant deputy director, associate director, chief deputy regional administrator, parole administrator I, parole agent III, parole agent II, regional GPS coordinator and parole agent I. 

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State Department News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic

State Department News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic

Washington DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement:

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in New York City with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.  Secretary Pompeo praised the strong U.S.-Serbia relationship.  The Secretary and President Vucic discussed the shared bilateral vision of a stable, secure, and prosperous Western Balkans region, and continued U.S. support for Serbia’s goal of integration into the European Union. 

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St Louis News: President Lewis Reed Reaction to MLS Announcement

St Louis News: President Lewis Reed Reaction to MLS Announcement

Today, MLS announced the City of St. Louis will be the next City to have a MLS team

St. Louis, MO (STL.News) – The City of St. Louis released the following statement (s) from President Lewis Reed:

“It is an exciting day for St. Louis.  Today, the MLS affirmed that the City of St. Louis is ready for soccer to come to town.  We couldn’t be more thankful and grateful for the Taylor and Kavanaugh families for their continued investment to the future of our City.

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St. Louis Missouri Lands New MLS Franchise

St. Louis Missouri Lands New MLS Franchise

Will Be the First Female-Majority Owned Soccer Expansion

St. Louis, MO (STL.News) – Major League Soccer has chosen St. Louis for the site of its next expansion franchise.

St. Louis’ ownership group includes Enterprise Holdings Foundation president Carolyn Kindle Betz and other female members of the Taylor family, making it the first female majority-owned team in MLS history.  The investor group is rounded out by World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh, and Enterprise Holdings executive chairman Andy Taylor. 

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Hundreds of Fugitives Arrested, Firearms and Illegal Drugs Seized During Violent Crime Initiative

Hundreds of Fugitives Arrested, Firearms and Illegal Drugs Seized During Violent Crime Initiative

Operation Triple Beam

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – Operation Triple Beam, an initiative led by the U.S. Marshals Service to track down some of the metropolitan area’s most violent and persistent offenders, resulted in hundreds of arrests and the seizure of dozens of firearms and illegal drugs.  Results of the 10-week initiative were announced today by U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison, U.S. Marshal Mark James, and Missouri Governor Mike Parson.

“Operation Triple Beam brought a laser focus by all levels of law enforcement – federal, state, and local – to combat violent crime by targeting the worst offenders,” Garrison said. 

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California Governor Newsom Announces Launch of $50 Million “Listos California” Campaign to Help Build Community Resilience to Wildfires

California Governor Newsom Announces Launch of $50 Million “Listos California” Campaign to Help Build Community Resilience to Wildfires

Governor announces grantees awarded $50 million for local disaster resilience grants
Governor announces Karen Baker as Senior Advisor for Disaster Volunteering and Preparedness at Cal OES

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) – California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and California Volunteers today released the grantees awarded $50 million in local disaster resilience grants and announced the official launch of the state’s new emergency preparedness campaign, known as Listos (Ready) California, to build resiliency in vulnerable communities at high risk for wildfires and other disasters.

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Blood Bank of Hawaii to Pay $175,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit

Blood Bank of Hawaii to Pay $175,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit

Blood Collection Company Fired Employees with Disabilities for Needing Additional Time Off, Federal Agency Charges

HONOLULU, HI (STL.News) – Blood Bank of Hawaii, a non-profit blood collection company, will pay $175,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Blood Bank of Hawaii did not provide employees with disabilities leave beyond the required 12-weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and required employees to return to work without limitation at the end of their medical leave. 

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