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India News: Drone footage shows scale of massive farmer protests

(STL.News) The massive scale of a protest against farm laws in India’s Punjab state could be seen in drone footage on Sunday, February 21st. One of the leaders of the protest said approximately 200,000 people had gathered at the rally in Barnala, including 50,000 women. Farmers in India have been protesting for months against new agricultural laws they say will devastate their livelihood, and which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government claims are needed to modernize Indian farming. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Global News Continue reading India News: Drone footage shows scale of massive farmer protests at STL.News....

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Israel reopening starts as Covid-19 vaccination rate nears 50%

(STL.News) Israel reopened swathes of its economy on Sunday in what is called the start of a return to routine enabled by a Covid-19 vaccination drive that has reached almost half the population. Wikipedia – COVID-19 pandemic in Israel ? YouTube video provided courtesy of France 24 Continue reading Israel reopening starts as Covid-19 vaccination rate nears 50% at STL.News....

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I couldn’t save my brother from suicide

(STL.News) Alice Hendy lost her brother Josh after taking his own life at just 21, following a search for harmful content online. Now she has created an online intervention tool that she hopes will save lives. Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org or talk to CALM on 0800 58 58 58 or via webchat on thecalmzone.net. Wikipedia – Mental health during COVID-19 pandemic ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Sky News Continue reading I couldn’t save my brother from suicide at STL.News....

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Myanmar: Deadly violence as security forces shoot into anti-coup protest

(STL.News) A police raid on a shipyard in Myanmar‘s second-largest city turned violent on Saturday when authorities fired live rounds at protesters gathering to stop arrests, killing two people and injuring several more, emergency workers said. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of France 24 Continue reading Myanmar: Deadly violence as security forces shoot into anti-coup protest at STL.News....

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Texas Governor Abbott Convenes Emergency Meeting

Texas Governor Abbott Convenes Emergency Meeting To Address Spike In Texas Energy Bills Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today is convening an emergency meeting with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, and the Legislature members to discuss the spike in energy bills affecting many Texans following the recent power outages throughout the state. “It is unacceptable for Texans who suffered through days in the cold without electricity or heat to now be hit with skyrocketing energy costs,” said Governor Abbott. “To protect families, I am actively working with the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House, and members of the Legislature to develop solutions to ensure that Texans are not on the hook for unreasonable spikes in their energy bills.” In addition

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Texas Governor – Regulations Waived – Qualified Plumber’s Apprentices

Texas Governor Abbott Waives Certain Regulations For Qualified Plumber’s Apprentices Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain regulations for certain registered and qualified Plumber’s Apprentices in Texas.  These waivers allow a Plumber’s Apprentice, who has met all other qualifications, to temporarily perform plumbing repairs without ‘direct’ supervision by a licensed plumber so long as the qualified Plumber’s Apprentice works under the general supervision of a responsible master plumber. “These waivers will help meet the plumbing needs of Texans who have experienced burst pipes and other related damage from the severe winter weather,” said Governor Abbott.  “By allowing certain registered and qualified Plumber’s Apprentices to perform these repairs, we will be

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Wilmington: Antonio Blake Sentenced for Gun Offense

Wilmington Man, Antonio Blake Spencer Sentenced to 99 Months for Gun Offense NEW BERN, N.C (STL.News) Antonio Blake Spencer, 32, of Wilmington, North Carolina was sentenced to 99 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Spencer was charged with one count of felon in possession of a firearm on April 30, 2019 and pled guilty on October 17, 2020. According to court documents and other information, on April 21, 2019, while on probation for multiple prior state offenses, including a felony drug conviction, Spencer was involved in an altercation with a pregnant female in the Houston Moore housing complex in Wilmington.  During the altercation – which was captured on Wilmington Housing Authority surveillance video – Spencer brutally assaulted the female.  The female ult

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Sioux Falls: Julio Rodriguez Indicted for Sexual Abuse

Sioux Falls Man, Julio Rodriguez Indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor (STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Julio Rodriguez, III, a/k/a Julio Rodriquez, III, age 19, was indicted on February 8, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 12, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, five years up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. The Indictment alleges that on July 10, 2020, in Todd County, South Dakota, Rodriguez knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in,

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Peever: Brandon Lee Renville Charged with Multiple Crimes

Peever Man, Brandon Lee Renville Charged with Interstate Domestic Violence, Kidnapping, and Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person (STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Peever, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Interstate Domestic Violence, Kidnapping, and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person. Brandon Lee Renville, age 29, was indicted on January 12, 2021. He last appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on February 12, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. According to the Indictment, on or about November 6, 2020, Renville caused his spouse to travel in interstate commerce and to enter and leave Indian country by force, coercion, duress, and fraud, and in the course of and as a result of that conduc

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Renton: Darrell N. Winston sentenced For fraud scheme

Renton man, Darrell N. Winston sentenced to home confinement and community service for role in facilitating fraud scheme Repeatedly lied to federal investigators about work for King County Drainage District Seattle (STL.News) A 63-year-old Renton, Washington, man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to three years of probation, including six months of home detention with electronic monitoring, and 40 hours of community service for lying to federal agents about a fraud scheme carried out by a former Drainage District Commissioner and his wife, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  In September 2020, DARRELL N. WINSTON pleaded guilty to making a false statement.  At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones told him he had not shown respect for the law,

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Detroit: Lamont Thomas Pleads Guilty to Drug Crime

Detroit Man, Lamont Thomas Pleads Guilty to Drug Crime CHARLESTON, W.V (STL.News) United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Lamont Thomas, 42, of Detroit, Michigan, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine and a quantity of heroin. “This Detroit drug dealer brought eight pounds of meth and some heroin into Charleston for distribution,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Great work by the Charleston Police Department and DEA to catch Thomas soon after he got off of the bus.” Thomas admitted that on May 14, 2020, he traveled from Detroit to Charleston by Greyhound bus.  He further admitted that he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by officers of the Charleston Police Department after leaving the Greyhound

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France: Launched nuclear program of nuclear submarines

(STL.News) France has launched a nuclear program to build a new generation of nuclear submarines for the country.  French defense minister Florence Parly announced on Friday the launch of the program to design the 3rd generation nuclear power ballistic missile submarines to boost the countries military Provence. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News Continue reading France: Launched nuclear program of nuclear submarines at STL.News....

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