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$2.6 million in counterfeit Cartier jewelry seized in New Orleans

Customs officers said the shipment came from Hong Kong
        

Customs officers said the shipment came from Hong Kong


        

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Baton Rouge chef beats Food Network star Bobby Flay in cooking competition

Baton Rouge chef beats Food Network star Bobby Flay in cooking competition

BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge chef Jay Ducote bested famous chef Bobby Flay in a cooking competition Thursday night.

Ducote competed on the Food Network show "Beat Bobby Flay." The Advocate reports that Ducote beat Flay with his traditional, but sped-up-for-TV version, of a crawfish boil.


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Insiders 7/7/19: Iowa’s Efforts to Attract Workers, Why One Family Moved From Portland to Pella

DES MOINES, Iowa — There are more job openings than unemployed people in Iowa, so that means the state is trying to convince people who already live here to gain new skills or others who don’t live here to move. One man who left Portland for Pella shows what’s possible. The Iowa Business Council puts together what it calls “Iowa’s Competitive Dashboard” of the business landscape. They discuss why they believe Iowa is an attractive place to work. What is […]

DES MOINES, Iowa — There are more job openings than unemployed people in Iowa, so that means the state is trying to convince people who already live here to gain new skills or others who don’t live here to move. One man who left Portland for Pella shows what’s possible.



The Iowa Business Council puts together what it calls "Iowa's Competitive Dashboard" of the business landscape. They discuss why they believe Iowa is an attractive place to work.



What is it like for those new residents who decide to come to Iowa? One new resident talks about how Iowans have treated his family and what the state needs to do better to get more people to move here.



On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Education is scheduled to recommend to the administrative rules review committee that school buses have seat belts. It’s been a process to do this. Channel 13 showed what Des Moines was doing back in November of 2017.



Between smartwatches and smartphones, Generation Z is the technology generation. On the Quick Six, find out what they’ll want before they take a job.




Source: Insiders 7/7/19: Iowa’s Efforts to Attract Workers, Why One Family Moved From Portland to Pella
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Iowa / Congressman King Blames Triple Homicide on Lax Immigration Laws
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Congressman King Blames Triple Homicide on Lax Immigration Laws

DES MOINES, Iowa –Triple murder suspect Marvin Escobar-Orellana claims that he defended himself from 29 year- old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez after she had killed her children, 11 year-old daughter Grecia and five year-old Ever. Police say ballistics and witness testimony both show he killed all three. According to immigration documents this would be the third time Escobar-Orellana has been in the country illegally. Iowa Congressman Steve King has blamed the deaths on U.S. immigration policy. “A mother, an 11 year-old girl, […]

DES MOINES, Iowa --Triple murder suspect Marvin Escobar-Orellana claims that he defended himself from 29 year- old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez after she had killed her children, 11 year-old daughter Grecia and five year-old Ever. Police say ballistics and witness testimony both show he killed all three.


According to immigration documents this would be the third time Escobar-Orellana has been in the country illegally. Iowa Congressman Steve King has blamed the deaths on U.S. immigration policy.


“A mother, an 11 year-old girl, and a five year-old boy would be alive today if we didn't have sanctuary policies and if we enforced immigration laws evenly and steadily across the board,” said King.


Congressman King also said “There are thousands of graves across this countryside that are there because we didn’t enforce immigration law. If they are unlawfully present in America, and we enforce the law, they are not there to kill Americans or any of God’s children that would exist here in the United States.”


While researches say it's a fact that undocumented immigrants in this country have committed violent crimes, it's more complicated than that. Michael Light, a sociology professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied the crime rate among undocumented immigrants using data collected in Texas.


“What you can do then with that data is calculate the crime rate for native-born Texans, undocumented Texans, and then legal immigrants.  In general, what they find is undocumented immigrants tend to have lower rates of crime compared to native born Texans and this is true for violent crimes such as homicide and it's also true for property crimes such as larceny,” said Light.


Light offers an analogy. He says it's a statistical fact that women have committed less violent crimes than men, but women still commit nearly 1,000 homicides per year.


“That same logic holds that if there weren't women then obviously these homicides wouldn't have occurred. Let’s assume for the sake of argument that we remove women, then the violent crime rate would be the violent crime rate amongst men which would be substantially higher. In other words, even though nearly 1,000 homicides in a year, give or take, that doesn't mean that removing them would make us safer, in fact it's the exact opposite,” says light.


Light says there are two theories as to why the rate of crime is lower among undocumented immigrants. One, is that the threat of being deported is more of a deterrent than the threat of jail time. The other is that those who come to the United States aren't the types of people prone to violence.


“People are doing it for economic opportunities or educational opportunities for them or their families. Those types of qualities, things like motivation, hard work, those things aren’t highly correlated with having a high crime prone disposition,” said Light.


Source: Congressman King Blames Triple Homicide on Lax Immigration Laws
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Indiana / Eating In Westfield
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Idaho / Jerome music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear
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Jerome music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

Jerome County Sheriff George Oppedyk said he didn't have information about ICE agents in the area.
        

Jerome County Sheriff George Oppedyk said he didn't have information about ICE agents in the area.


        

Source: Jerome music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear
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Fruitland native Garrett Larson named to Rimington Trophy watch list

The award is presented annually to the best center in college football.
        

The award is presented annually to the best center in college football.


        

Source: Fruitland native Garrett Larson named to Rimington Trophy watch list
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Hawaii / Maui Bus Public Transit System
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Maui Bus Public Transit System

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Connecticut / Damaged wires delaying Metro-North trains
« Last post by Connecticut on Today at 04:09:52 AM »
Damaged wires delaying Metro-North trains

Metro-North is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes because of damaged wires.


               

The overhead damaged power wires were discovered near Harrison, N.Y. on Friday.


               

Trains are running at a slower speed, causing delays on the New Haven Line.


               

To see if your train is on time, click here.


Source: Damaged wires delaying Metro-North trains

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Here’s why CDOT says U.S. 36’s westbound lanes won’t also collapse

Colorado transportation officials have assured the public that the westbound lanes of U.S. 36 are structurally sound and safe. What gives them that confidence?

Colorado transportation officials have assured the public that the westbound lanes of U.S. 36 through Westminster are structurally sound and safe — despite the utter collapse of the eastbound span, caused by soil shifting dramatically beneath it.


What makes them so sure the westbound side is safe?


The question is even more pointed since the westbound side is now pulling double duty, carrying an emergency configuration of two lanes in each direction while the eastbound side continues buckling and sinking.


A 300-foot stretch of the eastbound lanes and a retaining wall in the highway’s run-up to a railroad overpass began cracking, then collapsing, late last week just north of Church Ranch Boulevard in Westminster. The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun an investigation to figure out why.



The Denver Post spoke Friday to Josh Laipply, the chief engineer for CDOT, to get a better sense of the reasons behind CDOT’s assurances.


He detailed several key differences:


Distance above the ground


On the east side, the retaining wall was roughly 30 feet tall, and it was atop a 15-foot embankment. The west side’s wall is less than half as tall, and the embankment isn’t as steep, since the ground level is higher north of the highway.


As water-saturated clay weakened in the eastbound side’s embankment and behind the wall, there was significantly more soil above it, piling on weight.


“When we talk about slope failures, it’s that extra height that causes the extra strain,” Laipply said, adding: “The majority of weight on that is the soil — the cars (on the highway) are kind of de minimis in terms of the amount of soil pressure you have.”


Separate retaining walls


The independence of the two sides’ retaining walls provides additional safety, he said. Each was built with industrial-strength straps that are embedded in the soil, going for 30 to 40 feet toward the median. Even as the eastbound side’s soil has shifted down the embankment, he said, the westbound’s wall structure has remained secure.


Initially, Laipply said, the failure on the eastbound side showed through cracks in the pavement and bulges in the wall, as the structure was overwhelmed by the force of the soil shifting.


Bruce Finley, The Denver Post
A large crack along eastbound U.S. 36 between Wadsworth and Church Ranch boulevards is pictured on July 14, 2019.

Nearby wetlands


CDOT is still investigating whether the water that saturated the clay came from rainstorms in the wet spring, from groundwater or, likely, from the adjacent wetlands south of the highway.


“The westbound is inherently drier than the eastbound,” Laipply said. On the westbound side, “that clay layer is present, and may not be as wet. But it certainly doesn’t have the same amount of load” above it as on the eastbound side.



Of course, the eastbound side was supposed to be engineered to withstand wet and shifting soil, too. For now, though, CDOT is confident the westbound side won’t follow suit, since it hasn’t shown any of the troublesome early signs that were spotted on the eastbound side July 11, the day before CDOT closed the eastbound side and the deterioration accelerated.


But CDOT workers remain on the lookout just in case, Laipply said, performing detailed and recurring surveys with inclinometers in hand. (Haven’t heard of that tool? Think of incline, since those tools can be used to detect changes in slope and ground movement.)


“We’ve seen no cracks and we’ve seen no movement” on the westbound side, Laipply said. “If we do see movement, we’ll have plenty of time to say we’re concerned and pull people off.”





Source: Here’s why CDOT says U.S. 36’s westbound lanes won’t also collapse

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