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The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Joseph C. Reiser 103 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Joseph C. Reiser 103 Years ago today. On Sunday, January 20, 1918, Officer Reiser was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a burglary suspect inside an apartment building on Jersey Street in the Fenway.

Officer Reiser was 34 years old at the time of his death and had been employed by the Boston Police Department for ten years. He was laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan.

His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, panel 2, east line 1, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign has been placed in honor of Officer Reiser on Jersey Street in District D-4 (South End).

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Officers Arrest and Charge Dorchester Man with Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon

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At about 9:03 AM on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 31 Brookview Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival officers located the victim and suspect. The victim stated the suspect, later identified as a 41-year-old male of Dorchester, displayed a firearm during an argument over garbage barrels.

The suspect was placed under arrest for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun). The address was frozen pending a search warrant.

At about 6:37 PM, officers executed a search warrant issued out of Dorchester District for 31 Brookview Street and recovered a Sig Sauer 1911 .45 Caliber Semi-Automatic Firearm, an FTL Marketing Corp Auto Nine .22 Caliber Pistol, four magazines and seventy-eight rounds of ammunition.

The suspect was arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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John Deere Earns Six 2021 AE50 Awards

John Deere was recently presented with six 2021 AE50 Awards for outstanding innovations that improve production agriculture.


Designing resilience into your farm operation

Looking ahead to 2021, some Canadian farm producers are wrestling with their relationship with risk. While 2020 was the year of COVID-19, recent years have also focused attention on risks associated with climate change, trade-partner disagreements and changing consumer demands.


CFO – Leadership Announcement – President & CEO

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) Board of Directors is announcing an upcoming transition in leadership.


Government of Canada takes next step in compensating Canada’s dairy farmers

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has mailed letters to all dairy producers that gives them directions on how to access the second payment under the Dairy Direct Payment Program. Dairy farmers will receive, on the basis of their milk quota, cash payments of $468 million in 2020-21, $469 million in 2021-22, and $468 million in 2022-23.


Roquette Begins Operations at World’s Largest Pea Protein Plant

Food Ingredient Company Roquette Has Begun Accepting Deliveries of Peas from Local Farms to its Plant at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba


Boston 96 and Public Journal for Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Data includes 96–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 7
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 26

Residential Break-ins: 7
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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Political Parties-They Are All The Same

Our country has two main political parties-Democrat & Republican. Each would like to make you think they are different then the other. Put the reality of it is that both are exactly the same. Both parties want control and will do anything to get it. They spin every issue to suit their purpose. When Bill Clinton was President the Republicans wanted you to think he should be removed from office for having an affair with an intern. The Democrats wanted you think it was no big deal and not an Impeachable offense. Recently the Democrats wanted you think every single thing President Trump did was Impeachable, while the Republicans were just the opposite. And the main stream media is no help. If you turn CNN you think the President is the worst thing since Hitler. If you turn Fox you think the President is the best thing since the Rubix Cube. And now that Biden is in office it will all reverse and CNN will have nothing but good things to say about the President and Fox will only say bad things about him. So with all of this double standard who is right? What is the actual truth? Well the answer is there is no truth and no one is right. They all are lying. They all just want to move their view points to you so you will vote their way. In getting you to vote their way they hope to move their agenda. For some the agenda is getting laws passed to help “their people”. For others their agenda is more underhanded-some just want to pass laws that will help the companies they have investments in or have been paid to lobby for. Everyone in politics has an agenda. Don’t ever believe that anyone in Washington ran for office to do good things for their country. They did it for the power, the control and yes for the money. Think about it-someone is Congress makes about $175,000. But yet some of these people in Congress have 2 and 3 homes. How do you think they got them? From rolling change and returning their soda bottles? I don’t think so. And sadly, the very few (and there are very few) that actually ran for Congress to do good things quickly get swallowed up by the Washington world. Because in Washington if you don’t become one of them you can’t be one of them. They slap you on the rear and send you home.

And do not ever think that this is something new. We like to put our founding fathers up on a shelf and make them out to be these great men. And yes they were great men but they were no different then the people we have in Washington today. They were business people wanting to make money and to control their fortunes. They would have never sent England packing if their wallets were not being hurt. They didn’t have any grand plan to make the world a better place-they were elitist just like the people in Washington are today.

So with all of this being said how can Washington be changed? Well the simple answer is-IT CAN’T BE CHANGED! It is just to broken. We need to cast our vote, walk out of the voting booth and then forget it. We need to turn off the main stream media and stop watching all of the political talking heads. We need to go about our day to day activities and not worry about what Washington is doing. They are going to do what they want no matter if we like it or not. We need to stop losing sleep and losing friends over politics. It just is not worth it.

So the next time your turning the channel around and feel like turning CNN or Fox or CNBC to see what is happening in Washington, just remember this-METV now shows the old Bugs Bunny Cartoons. Turn that channel-your time will be better spent.

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Public Health Officials Announce 4,318 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,318 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.The post Public Health Officials Announce 4,318 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease first appeared on News Time Global.


Governor Pritzker and President Preckwinkle Announce Location of Four State-Supported Vaccination Sites Across Cook County

CHICAGO - Building on the state's Vaccination Administration Plan Governor JB Pritzker announced the locations of four state-support vaccination sites across Cook County that will begin vaccinating Illinois residents today - Tuesday, January 19. The sites are being stood up through support from the Illinois National Guard (ILNG).The post Governor Pritzker and President Preckwinkle Announce Location of Four State-Supported Vaccination Sites Across Cook County first appeared on News Time Global.


Youth Habitat Enhancement Projects Receive Funding Through Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Grant Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) today announced that 43 Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants have been awarded from the fall 2020 application period. A total of $35,524.59 will be distributed.The post Youth Habitat Enhancement Projects Receive Funding Through Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Grant Program first appeared on News Time Global.


BPD Community Alert: Investigators Seeking the Public’s Help in Efforts to Locate Motor Vehicle Wanted in Connection to Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Dorchester

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BPD Community Alert: Boston Police Detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate the above pictured motor vehicle in connection to an ongoing investigation into a hit and run which resulted in serious bodily injury. The incident occurred at about 5:18 PM on Sunday January 3, 2021, in the area of 618 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The vehicle is believed to be a blue 2019 or 2020 Hyundai Elantra and was last seen travelling on Harvard Street towards Morton Street. The vehicle sustained serious damage to the front driver’s side windshield and possibly the front hood and roof line during this incident.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to the vehicle pictured is asked to contact BPD Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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NPPC Applauds Proposed Change in Regulation of Gene-Edited Livestock

The National Pork Producers Council is voicing its support for a proposal that would see the U.S. Department of Agriculture assume primary regulatory jurisdiction over the development of gene-edited livestock.


Cooperation, Coordination, Communication, Key to ASF Preparedness

The Swine Health Information Center credits sector wide cooperation for helping the North American pork industry prepare for and defend against African Swine Fever. "ASF Research: An Update from the USA" was discussed last week as part of a Swine Innovation Pork seminar on African Swine Fever preparedness.


Biosecurity Key to Keeping Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Under Control

The Chair of Manitoba Pork says focussing on biosecurity remains key to keeping the number of cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea low in Manitoba.


SHIC Invites Input for 2021 Plan of Work

The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center is encouraging pork sector stakeholders to provide input to assist the Board of Directors as it formulates its 2021 plan of work.


Reducing food waste through sustainable insect production in Calgary

Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that Enterra Feed Corporation (Enterra) received $6 million under the AgriInnovate Program to help increase the production of sustainable, nutritious products to feed animals while helping to keep food out of landfills.


Regions Across Illinois Advance Tiers as State Launches Surge Staffing Program to Support Hospitals in Expanding Capacity

SPRINGFIELD - With the state of Illinois launching multiple health care staffing contracts to increase hospital staffing, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adjusting its mitigation metrics to reflect the additional staff. With the change, Regions 8, 9, 10, and 11 will move from the most restrictive Tier 3 to Tier 2. In addition, Region 1 and 6 have met the metrics to move to Tier 1, and Regions 3 and 5 have met the metrics to return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.The post Regions Across Illinois Advance Tiers as State Launches Surge Staffing Program to Support Hospitals in Expanding Capacity first appeared on News Time Global.


January 18-24 Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Week in Illinois

Springfield, Ill- Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a data-driven process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources (emergency response and prevention) to reduce their occurrence and impact. Governor JB Pritzker has proclaimed the week of Monday, January 18, 2020 through Sunday, January 24th, 2021 CRR Week in Illinois.The post January 18-24 Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Week in Illinois first appeared on News Time Global.


Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted on Several Outstanding Warrants, while Recovering Firearm and Drugs in the area of 112 Southampton Street, Roxbury

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About 1:41am on Sunday, January 17, 2021, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) were on patrol in the area of 112 Southampton Street, when they noticed a large crowd gathered around a motorcycle at the corner of Southampton Street and Atkinson Street. The officers observed that the motorcycle did not have a license plate, and the crowd appeared to be gathered around an individual wearing a motorcycle helmet and black backpack.

As the officers exited their cruiser and began to approach, the individual wearing the motorcycle helmet attempted to flee, but struggled to start the motorcycle. They noticed that he was holding a clear plastic bag in his right hand, and as they attempted to gain control of this hand, a violent struggle ensued. During the struggle the plastic bag dropped to the ground, revealing multiple small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine. With the assistance of other officers, the suspect was secured. Prior to being transported, officers removed the black backpack, and recovered a two-pronged fixed blade knife from his jacket pocket.

During the booking process, officers recovered $5,349.00 in US Currency from the suspects clothing. Further investigation into the backpack revealed a Glock 22 .40 caliber firearm, with 20 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. Officers also recovered (24) white pills, as well as (2) scales, and (3) cell phones.

A query of the suspect, identified as Jamal Harrold, 43 years old from Dorchester, revealed (4) outstanding warrants issued out of Boston Municipal Court, charging him with Distribution Class B, Distribution Class B Subsequent Offense, Possession of Class B, Drug Violation near School/Park, Disorderly Conduct, Attempt to Commit a Crime, Assault and Battery, Refuse to Identify, Resisting Arrest, Possession to Distribute Class A, and Larceny over $1200 by Single Scheme. Harrold was also wanted out of Lawrence District Court for a Possession Class B Drug charge.

Jamal Harrold was arrested and charged with Possession to Distribute Class B (crack cocaine), Possession to Distribute Class B (Oxycodone), Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Knife), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Large Capacity Firearm, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Receiving Stolen Property. Further inquiry of the motorcycle revealed that it had been reported stolen out of Washington, DC.

Harrold was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

Jamal Harrold is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. 

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Public Health Officials Announce 4,162 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 2, North Central Illinois (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford), has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2 mitigations and into Tier 1 mitigations, which will allow limited indoor dining.The post Public Health Officials Announce 4,162 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease first appeared on News Time Global.


Arrest Made and Victim Identified in Ongoing Homicide Investigation Stemming from Shots Fired Call in the area of 29 Ferndale Street in Dorchester

At about 6:47 PM on Friday January 15, 2020, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 29 Ferndale Street in Dorchester. On arrival officers were unable to establish a crime scene in the immediate area of the call. While on scene, officers were advised that a possible suspect vehicle had fled prior to their arrival. After a period of time, a vehicle matching the given description was located in the City of Quincy, Massachusetts, by members of the Quincy Police Department. Officers located a juvenile male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased on scene. The victim has since been identified as Akeem Polimis, 17, of Dorchester.

At about 11:30 AM on Saturday January 16, 2021, BPD Homicide Detectives arrested Juan Nazario, 18, of Dorchester in connection to the incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit will continue to investigate this incident in conjunction with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office along with members of the Massachusetts State Police and the Quincy Police Department.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

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BPD Officers and Detectives Arrest Wanted Suspect Attempting Motor Vehicles Breaks in Roslindale

At about 1:45 AM on Saturday January 16, 2021, Detectives assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) and members of the BPD Auto Theft Unit arrested Aaron Weil, 29, of Boston, on numerous charges pursuant to an ongoing investigation into several recent incidents involving vehicles being broken into or stolen in West Roxbury and Roslindale. The officers were conducting surveillance in the area when they observed the suspect walking in the area of Cornell Street and Newburg Street in Roslindale. The suspect attempted to open each parked motor vehicle he passed and walked up and down several private driveways. When the officers and detectives stopped the suspect to speak with him, he provided them with a Russian Passport which they knew belonged to a victim of a recent motor vehicle break in the area several days prior. While continuing to speak with the suspect, it was confirmed that he was wanted on three outstanding warrants sought out of West Roxbury District Court, Malden District Court and Roxbury District Court on charges of Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class B Drugs and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.

The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on new charges of Attempt to Commit a Crime (to Wit: Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle), Receiving Stolen Goods and Trespassing. This investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.

The Boston Police Department reminds residents that the easiest step you can take to avoid being the victim of a motor vehicle break is to make sure your vehicle is locked and secured whenever unattended. Please click here for additional tips to ensure the safety of your vehicle and your property.

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The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman John T. Lynch Killed 113 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: Today, the men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Officer John T. Lynch who was killed in the line of duty 113 years ago today. On Thursday, January 16, 1908, Officer Lynch was shot and killed as he and another officer were searching for three men who had just robbed a store at 364 Washington Street in Downtown Boston. After Officer Lynch and the other officer split up, he found one of the suspects and was shot by the suspect as he grabbed him. The other officer who heard the shot ran back to find Officer Lynch holding on to the suspect. Officer Lynch died minutes later. 

The suspect was arrested and later convicted of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison but was paroled 34 years later on December 24, 1942.

Officer Lynch is Buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign has been placed in the area of Summer Street and Kingston Street on District A-1 (Downtown).

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New president for SHF

The Board of Directors of the Société Hippique Française yesterday elected Michel Guiot as their new president, replacing Yves Chauvin who had expressed a wish to resign from his role. Michel Guiot is a director and vice president of the Selle Français studbook, as well as chairman of the SHF Breeding Commission. Based in the […]


Unsolved Murder-Melissa Ellison-Jacksonville Florida


Melissa Ellison, called Missy, was 20-years-old.

It was Dec. 28, 1987. Missy was living in mobile home off Coljean Road in Taylor’s Trailer Park, which was owned by her parents. She had recently separated from her husband and had invited a friend and the friend’s boyfriend to move in with her to help with the bills.

Around 11:30 p.m., Missy spoke to her mother on the phone. Missy told her mother she was scared, but she wouldn’t say why.

By 4 a.m., Missy was found dead. She was beaten to death with a charred log taken from the fireplace, which was then left by the front door.

Missy’s roommate told officers she woke up because she heard Missy’s baby, Casie, crying.

Why was little Casie on the couch? Whose vehicle had left tire tracks outside the home? There were so many questions investigators worked to find answers to.

There is another strange thing that stands out to Missy’s family. They say when they were asked to look at the scene and see if anything was out of place, they noticed two pictures from her mantle were missing. Both were pictures of Missy at the beach. Its unclear what happened to the pictures, if they were taken by her killer or if they were taken by an investigator.

Maybe the biggest clue of all was a 911 call. A man called and referred to Missy’s murder and said “I’m sorry… I had to do it.”

It left 13-month-old Casie to grow up without her mother. Now 32 years old and a mother herself, Casie says it is hard to hear about her mother because she never got the chance to know her.

For her, she says justice can never be served, but she wants closure. She wants to know who killed her mother and why.

Police thinks it was someone that knew her, which means there is likely someone that knows more than what they told police 31 years ago.

“There’s got to be someone out there that saw something or heard something throughout the years,” he said. “Like I said, this happened in 1987. Throughout the years, someone might have said something about what they heard. Call us and let us follow up on that.”

No matter how small a piece of information may seem, they want someone to come forward to police.

If you know anything about the death of Missy Ellison, please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $3,000 for information in this case.

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VERMONT GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO MODERNIZE AND UNIFY


Governor Phil Scott today announced organizational changes to modernize the State’s public safety and select permitting and regulatory functions to better serve Vermonters, increase efficiency and improve these systems.

Through Executive Order 01-21 Governor Scott has created the Agency of Public Safety, though the Order is structured as a framework for the Agency with a gradual implementation. This approach allows for discussion and input from the Vermont Legislature, which has contemplated this move in previous years, as this important reorganization progresses.

“By bringing together our public safety and enforcement functions under one agency, we will see better coordinated operations, including training and accountability, as well as a consistent culture of fair and impartial policing so this is the right time to begin this process,” said Governor Scott. “There has been a lot of agreement between the executive and legislative branches on the benefit of unifying these functions under one agency, and we look forward to working closely with lawmakers to take this step forward.”

The Agency would initially be comprised of a Department of Fire Safety & Emergency Management, and a Department of Law Enforcement, which would bring the Vermont State Police and Motor Vehicle Enforcement under one roof. It also calls for a study on if and how the Fish & Wildlife Warden’s Service, the Department of Liquor & Lottery Enforcement and other state sworn law enforcement and regulatory operations could eventually be brought under this structure.

Finally, the new agency would include a Division of Support Services, bringing several communications and administrative resources and functions together to serve state and local law enforcement as well as the health, safety and welfare needs of the public. This step will include the E911 Board, as well as the Fire Service Training Council and Criminal Justice Council, all of which would retain the full scope of jurisdiction and responsibility of their current boards.

“This executive order is part of a larger plan to modernize public safety delivery and allows us to organize the State’s public safety assets to achieve operational efficiency and provide better and more uniform service to Vermonters,” said Public Safety Commissioner Michael Schirling. “This move is also important to our ongoing fair and impartial policing work and adopting a mindful, equitable and fair system of criminal justice.”

Governor Scott also signed Executive Order 02-21, to professionalize and modernize the Natural Resources Board and its district commissions. The existing iteration of the Board was developed under Act 250, which has operated under similar administrative structures for over 50 years. This move is the culmination of numerous studies, reports, and bills that have all recommended similar action dating back as far as 1974.

“Act 250 has served our state well by protecting the natural resources that Vermonters value, providing a voice for citizens, and ensuring adequate planning within Vermont’s regions,” said Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore. “However, the Act’s basic administrative structure and governance has not been updated in a half century and has not kept pace as the complexity of environmental, planning and regulatory issues has increased substantially.”

This concept was introduced during the 2020 legislative session, and while robust discussions were initiated in the House, it was put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Executive Order unifies policy authority across the nine Environmental Commission Districts, and will maximize natural resource protections, enable well-planned growth, increase predictability and uniformity, and reduce redundancy and inconsistency with other state regulatory programs.

Effective July 1, 2021, the Order will reconstitute the current 5-member Board with a chair and two full time professional members. Two district commissioners will join the Board to review the major project applications from the region where the application originated. This structure will provide increased expertise and consistency, while still ensuring a local voice in the process. That means the Board will handle all major projects, a system which both ensures a consistent and predictable permit review process and remains responsive to community concerns. Regional commissions will continue to review minor project applications when a public hearing is not requested, with enhanced policy guidance from the professional board. Legislation will also be introduced that complements this restructuring and furthers the work needed to modernize Act 250.

“There is broad agreement on the need to modernize Act 250 to better manage environmental and economic issues, including climate change, forest fragmentation, Vermont’s demographic challenges and growing economic inequity from region to region,” said Governor Scott. “We can and must protect our environment and support regional economic development reliant on vibrant downtowns and village centers. That’s our focus in this work, because we cannot achieve these goals with the outdated and cumbersome administrative structure we have today.”

These realignments were launched through executive orders, under a provision that allows a governor to make changes in the organization of the Executive Branch. Both orders take effect April 15, 2021 unless both houses of the General Assembly act to disapprove.

“While we’re moving these important reorganizations forward via an executive order, we are committed to working closely with the Legislature through this process to meet our shared goals of better, more efficient and effective service to Vermonters,” added Governor Scott.

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City Of Pittsburgh Reaches New Agreement for Crossing Guards


Mayor William Peduto announced that the City has finalized a new contract for City of Pittsburgh crossing guards. The five-year contract was negotiated with the crossing guards’ representatives from the Service Employees International Union – 192B.

The new contract increases the base wage for crossing guards to $15 per hour with an annual wage increase to 2024. Under previous contracts, crossing guards were not eligible for municipal pension plans since the position was considered part-time. Under the new agreement, crossing guards who work over 200 hours in a year will be able to participate in the municipal pension plan.

“We are excited to have reached this agreement with our crossing guards who provide an important service for our city,” said Mayor William Peduto. “I’d like to thank SEIU-192B for their cooperation and our crossing guards for their commitment to the safety of our communities.”

The School Crossing Guards division operates from the administrative branch of the Department of Public Safety. In addition to the primary responsibility of ensuring school children and pedestrians can safely cross busy streets and intersections, crossing guards provide additional support and traffic control during special events. During the pandemic, crossing guards have continued to assist children in schools who have been attending in-person classes.

“Being a school crossing guard is a very self rewarding job,” said Elaine Alter, crossing guard supervisor. “Children, parents, motorist, and tourists all rely on the guards daily and look to them for direction. They have become the ambassadors for the City of Pittsburgh — assisting with lost children, directions, or just general information. They are the eyes and ears of the community. Children in the city of Pittsburgh become the guards’ ‘children’ and they love them and worry about them no less than if they were their own.”

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City Of Pittsburgh Reaches New Agreement for Crossing Guards


Mayor William Peduto announced that the City has finalized a new contract for City of Pittsburgh crossing guards. The five-year contract was negotiated with the crossing guards’ representatives from the Service Employees International Union – 192B.

The new contract increases the base wage for crossing guards to $15 per hour with an annual wage increase to 2024. Under previous contracts, crossing guards were not eligible for municipal pension plans since the position was considered part-time. Under the new agreement, crossing guards who work over 200 hours in a year will be able to participate in the municipal pension plan.

“We are excited to have reached this agreement with our crossing guards who provide an important service for our city,” said Mayor William Peduto. “I’d like to thank SEIU-192B for their cooperation and our crossing guards for their commitment to the safety of our communities.”

The School Crossing Guards division operates from the administrative branch of the Department of Public Safety. In addition to the primary responsibility of ensuring school children and pedestrians can safely cross busy streets and intersections, crossing guards provide additional support and traffic control during special events. During the pandemic, crossing guards have continued to assist children in schools who have been attending in-person classes.

“Being a school crossing guard is a very self rewarding job,” said Elaine Alter, crossing guard supervisor. “Children, parents, motorist, and tourists all rely on the guards daily and look to them for direction. They have become the ambassadors for the City of Pittsburgh — assisting with lost children, directions, or just general information. They are the eyes and ears of the community. Children in the city of Pittsburgh become the guards’ ‘children’ and they love them and worry about them no less than if they were their own.”

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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on Vaccine Distribution Efforts


New York’s Health Care Distribution Sites Have Administered 75 Percent of Doses Received from Federal Government.

Over 7 Million New Yorkers Are Currently Eligible but the State Only Receives 300K/Week From the Federal Government.

All Vaccines Are By Appointment Only; Appointment Scheduling for Second Dose Occurs Immediately Following First Dose.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine after the first four weeks of availability for non-long term care facilities. The State’s vaccine supply is determined by the federal government, and although over 7 million New Yorkers are now eligible for the COVID vaccine, the state only receives 300,000 doses per week from the federal government. To date, New York’s health care distribution sites have administered 75 percent of doses received from the federal government.

Due to the federal government’s limited allocation, appointments have filled up quickly. New Yorkers are being urged to call your local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments. To determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site, visit the ‘Am I Eligible’ website.

“New York is working around the clock to get needles in arms quickly and efficiently, but we are being constrained by the federal government – they increased eligibility, but never increased supply,” Governor Cuomo said. “What they did was like opening the floodgates of eligibility. Now, 7 million New Yorkers are eligible, but we are still only receiving about 300,000 doses a week. Even worse, we actually got less doses this week at about 250,000. New York has done its part and now has one of the most expansive distribution networks to actually conduct the vaccinations and it’s time for the federal government to do theirs and actually increase the supply. If they don’t, it will only lengthen the amount of time it will take to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.”

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IDPH Announces Region 5 Moves into Tier 1 Mitigation – Limited Indoor Dining

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 5, southern Illinois (Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson), has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2 mitigations and into Tier 1 mitigations, which will allow limited indoor dining.The post IDPH Announces Region 5 Moves into Tier 1 Mitigation – Limited Indoor Dining first appeared on News Time Global.


Juvenile Suspect Wanted in Connection to Arson Incident in Boston Detained While Attempting to Board International Flight in New York City

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Earlier today, on Friday January 15, 2021, Boston Police Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office travelled to a Juvenile Detention Center in New York to take custody of a juvenile male suspect who was wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from the events which unfolded in Downtown Boston on May 31, 2020. At the time of his detention, the suspect was attempting to board a one-way, international flight when authorities discovered the outstanding warrant which had been issued out of the Juvenile Division of Boston Municipal Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Arson of a Motor Vehicle and Inciting a Riot.

The suspect had previously been placed in custody on Thursday June 11, 2020, by members of the BPD Fire Investigation Unit and the Framingham Police Department and was later released. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.

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Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, January 15, 2021

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 0
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 9

Residential Break-ins: 1
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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2021 top economic trends: Export risks and opportunities for grains, oilseeds and pulses

Following the massive setback of an estimated 4.2% global economic contraction in 2020 due to COVID-19, 2021 will likely see a rebound of similar proportions.


2020 Soybean Seasonal Summary

2020 was an exceptional year for many Ontario soybean growers. Although not all regions had good yields, much of the province harvested outstanding soybeans.


Ontario Supporting Horse Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Government of Ontario is investing up to $3 million through the Equine Hardship Program to help horse experience businesses cover animal maintenance costs incurred from COVID-19 disruptions.


Investigation Update: Boston Police Arrested Gary Zerola

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Update: Boston Police arrested Gary Zerola around 12:50pm on January 15, 2021. His vehicle has been located. Zerola is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court this afternoon.

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Lakeland announces bachelor of ag tech degree

The new program gives students the ability to graduate with more knowledge in the area of ag technology.


Changes May Be Coming For Canadian Grain Act

Tom Steve never thought he'd see a review of the Canadian Grain Act. The former broadcaster and now General Manager of the Alberta Wheat Commission was pleasantly surprised to hear federal Ag Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announce the consultation period for the review. It will continue until the end of April, as the federal government looks for input from stakeholders on how to make the act better. It hasn't had any real changes made to it in nearly half a century.


BPD Officers Recover Large Amount of Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Jamaica Plain

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At about 12:26 PM on Thursday January 14, 2021, officers assigned to the District E-13 Drug Control Unit arrested Osvaldo Medina, 33, of Jamaica Plain on numerous charges as a result of a lengthy drug investigation in the area of 25 Armstrong Street in Jamaica Plain. The suspect was placed in custody after a brief foot pursuit.

Officers continued their investigation, executing a search warrant at the suspect’s residence, which led to the recovery of over $260,000 in U.S. Currency, approximately 455 grams of cocaine along with several plastic bags of marijuana and other assorted drug paraphernalia.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Trafficking Class B Drugs (+200 Grams), Distribution of Class A and B Drugs (2nd and Subsequent) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

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BPD Officers Recover Large Amount of Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Jamaica Plain

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At about 12:26 PM on Thursday January 14, 2021, officers assigned to the District E-13 Drug Control Unit arrested Osvaldo Medina, 33, of Jamaica Plain on numerous charges as a result of a lengthy drug investigation in the area of 25 Armstrong Street in Jamaica Plain. The suspect was placed in custody after a brief foot pursuit.

Officers continued their investigation, executing a search warrant at the suspect’s residence, which led to the recovery of over $260,000 in U.S. Currency, approximately 455 grams of cocaine along with several plastic bags of marijuana and other assorted drug paraphernalia.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Trafficking Class B Drugs (+200 Grams), Distribution of Class A and B Drugs (2nd and Subsequent) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

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Public Health Officials Announce 6,642 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 123 additional deaths.

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Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health confirm first Illinois case of the COVID-19 variant first seen in the United Kingdom

CHICAGO - The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case in Illinois of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 first identified in the United Kingdom. The case was identified by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine through sequencing analysis of a specimen from bio-banked samples of COVID-19 positive tests.

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Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard to Bolster Security of State Buildings in Downtown Springfield

SPRINGFIELD - Governor JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard for State Active Duty in response to the warnings issued this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding threats to state capital cities in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Our state public safety agencies, including the Illinois State Police (ISP), Secretary of State Police and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) are working in tandem with local and federal counterparts to protect the residents of Illinois while safeguarding the right to peaceful protest.

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Illinois Department of Labor Provides New Safety Resources for Fire Service Employees

SPRINGFIELD - Firefighting is a dangerous profession that requires well-serviced equipment, safety protocols and regular, ongoing training. To assure these safety standards are being met, the Illinois Department of Labor's Illinois OSHA regularly inspects public fire departments across the state.

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National Recognition for 12 Illinois Sites Added to National Register of Historic Places in 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced 12 Illinois sites were added to the National Register of Historic Places during 2020, including one National Historic Landmark.

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Pritzker Administration Awards $40 Million to Increase Housing Opportunities for Vulnerable Residents

CHICAGO - The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board today announced the award of $40,233,959 to finance the development of new permanent supportive housing across the state. Awarded under Round VII of IHDA's Permanent Supportive Housing Development Program, this funding will support the construction of seven new rental communities offering 163 units of affordable housing.The post Pritzker Administration Awards $40 Million to Increase Housing Opportunities for Vulnerable Residents first appeared on News Time Global.


BPD Officers Recover Discarded Firearm in Jamaica Plain

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At about 1:13 PM on Thursday January 14, 2021, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to recover a .380 caliber Lorcin L380 handgun which had been discarded in the area of 25 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain. The weapon has since been turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing. This investigation remains active and ongoing.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-5628.  

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service of Lieutenant Edward J. Kelley Who Died on This Day 83 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Lieutenant Edward J. Kelley who passed away on Friday, January 14, 1938, due to complications stemming from a heart attack he suffered at an earlier date while on duty.

Lieutenant Kelley was 54-years-old at the time of his passing and had served and been a member of the Boston Police Department for 28 years. Prior to joining the Boston Police Department, Kelley worked for several years with the Boston Fire Department.

Lieutenant Kelley was laid to rest at Old Calvary Cemetery in Roslindale, and was survived by his wife and three sons.

His name is located on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters, as well as, the Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston.

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BPD Releases Safety Tips for Preventing Car Break-ins

Helpful Tips for Preventing Car Break-ins: The BPD would like to take this opportunity to remind community members to take an extra second or two to safeguard valuables inside their car. As simple as it may sound, protecting your motor vehicle from a break-in starts with locking the doors. Simple? Yes. But, highly effective. In fact, simple steps can often spell the difference between your car being broken into and the would-be thief moving on to another, more desirable target. More than anything else, thieves look for the easy score. So, don’t make it easy for them. If you have items of value, take them with you when you exit your car. Because if a thief can see it, you can be certain he or she’s gonna try their best to steal it.  

Valuable items include:

·      Cell phones

·      Cell phone chargers

·      Money

·      Loose change

·      A purse, wallet, briefcase or backpack

·      iPad or laptop computer

·      Shopping bags 

While there’s no way to fully prevent a thief from breaking into your vehicle, there are steps that help. With that thought in mind, BPD is encouraging community members to check out the common-sense prevention steps listed below in hopes of making your car a much less attractive target.

Don’t leave valuables in your car, especially, where others can see them. Valuable items, such as your laptop, tablet, etc. should never be left in the front or back seat of your vehicle. If a thief can see it, he’s gonna try to steal it. So, always take your valuables with you, or, put them in the trunk.

Lock your doors and windows. Even if your window is only slightly open, it makes your car an easier target for thieves.

Replace your standard door lock buttons with tapered ones. Tapered door lock buttons make it more difficult and challenging for a thief to hook a wire or device onto the door lock button to pop it open.

If you observe any unusual activity or observe a car theft or a break-in, call 911.

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Boxed Beef

Last week, effective January 4, 2021, the RMA began using new updated yields for the calculation of the beef cutout.


Preparing Your Cows for A Successful Breeding Season

A successful breeding season begins with management decisions made prior to calving.


Twelfth Baptist Church Men’s Fellowship Ministry Honors Police Commissioner Gross

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On Thursday, January 14, 2021, the Twelfth Baptist Church Men’s Fellowship Ministry gifted Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross with an original canvas work of art in honor of the Commissioners participation in their “First Responders Preparing for the Journey” webinar that was held in September of 2020.

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Learn about Incoterms rules: An essential part of international trade

Incoterms are a great tool which can provide a competitive advantage to exporting companies.


2020 Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame Inductees

The award honours those who have significantly contributed to agriculture, the agri-food industry and rural life in Alberta. ‘Every 2 years, Alberta’s Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes up to 3 individuals whose outstanding leadership, innovation and business practices have advanced Alberta’s agriculture and food industry at the provincial level or beyond,’ says Susan Lacombe, program coordinator for the Hall of Fame.


U of M Graduate Student Conducting Survey On Intercropping

Will Bailey-Elkin, a graduate student in Plant Science at the University of Manitoba under the supervision of Dr. Martin Entz, is conducting a survey on intercropping. The research project is focused on the economics of organic pea-intercropping. He is reaching out to farmers that practice certified organic pea-intercropping.


Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, January 14, 2021

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 0
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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Officers Recover an Illegal Firearm and Arrest One Following a Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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About 1:30am on Thursday, 14, 2021 officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an on-site firearm arrest following a traffic stop at Glenway Street and Fowler Street, Dorchester.

While on patrol, officers observed a blue motor vehicle with excessive tint, stopped on Bradshaw Street with its right turn signal activated. As the vehicle began to turn right towards the officers, it made an abrupt left turn onto Glenway Street upon seeing the police cruiser. The officers pulled behind the motor vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Glenway Street and Fowler Street.

The officers approached the vehicle and requested the operators license and registration. The operator, later identified as Rommel Nelson, 29 years old of Boston, appeared extremely nervous, with shallow breathing and unsteady hands as he accessed his wallet. Nelson handed the officer his ATM card before producing his driver’s license, and his voice appeared to crack as he spoke with the officers.

Officers observed a black backpack containing a yellow box of sandwich bags in the rear of the vehicle, and a black digital scale sitting on the center console. The officers requested that Nelson exit the vehicle, and as they opened the door, they smelled a strong odor of fresh marijuana.

Further investigation of the backpack revealed a black firearm, (5) medium plastic bags containing marijuana, digital scale, and personal papers belonging to Rommel Nelson. The firearm, a Glock 27 .40 caliber, was equipped with a (22) round high-capacity magazine containing (14) rounds. The serial number was defaced and could not be identified.

Rommel Nelson was placed under arrest and charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License Second Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense, Firearm with Defaced Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D (Marijuana) Subsequent Offense. Nelson was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for Excessive Tint.

Nelson is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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Illinois Capital Development Board Announces Next Steps in SIUE Health Sciences Building Project

January 14, 2021 - The Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) has selected HOK-St. Louis as the preferred architectural design firm for preliminary design of the Health Science Building (HSB) on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus.

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Illinois Capital Development Board Announces Next Steps in SIUE Health Sciences Building Project

January 14, 2021 - The Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) has selected HOK-St. Louis as the preferred architectural design firm for preliminary design of the Health Science Building (HSB) on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus.

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Public Health Officials Announce 6,652 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 88 additional deaths.

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**Joint Statement on Mabley Developmental Center COVID-19 Vaccine**

The following statement can be attributed to the Lee County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Human Services, AFSCME Council 31, the Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, and State Representative Tom Demmer:

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**Joint Statement on Mabley Developmental Center COVID-19 Vaccine**

The following statement can be attributed to the Lee County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Human Services, AFSCME Council 31, the Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, and State Representative Tom Demmer:

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WANTED: Gary Zerola Wanted in Connection to a Rape and Breaking and Entering in Boston

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Gary Zerola, a 49-year-old white male, 5’11, 180lbs, from Boston and Salem, is wanted on a Straight Warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for Rape and B&E Nighttime. Zerola may be operating a 2016 White Jeep Cherokee (MA Reg 571SY3).

If located please call 911 or the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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Understanding trade issues: Implications for the farm

Trade statistics, international trade agreements and non-tariff trade barriers are not always top-of-mind for farm families.


What is the true cost of Alfalfa Snout Beetle on your farm?

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ONTARIO WELCOMES TREE FRUIT SPECIALIST

Erika DeBrouwer, peach and pear grower and now OMAFRA tree fruit specialist, will be sharing her knowledge and extension skills from the Simcoe, Ontario office. She joined January 11.


Syngenta Canada announces new additions to Miravis® fungicide lineup

Syngenta Canada today announced key additions to the Miravis® fungicide product lineup that will help growers protect yield and quality in an even broader range of crops.


Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 0
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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A Message from Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross

As a result of an investigation, information was uncovered by the Boston Police Department’s Anti-Corruption Unit regarding alleged payroll/overtime abuse by an employee of the department. The Federal Bureau of Investigations and United States Attorney’s Office became involved with the criminal investigation into the allegations. As a result of this investigation, a former civilian employee was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury. 

Said Police Commissioner William Gross, “The allegations and behavior alleged in today’s indictment is very troubling and in no way reflect the attitudes of the hard-working employees of the Boston Police Department.  I hold my employees to the highest standards and expect them to obey all laws.  News of these indictments send a strong message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated or ignored and can damage the trust that all my members of the department have worked so hard to build with the communities we serve.”  

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Results of first auctions and stallion rankings 2021 now available

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The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Cornelius F. Regan and Detective James J. Troy

BPD REMEMBERS: Today, the men and women of the BPD honor and remember the sacrifice of two officers who gave their all in service to their city. Although many years have passed since their passing, the weight of their tremendous sacrifice remains heavy to this day. As you go about the course of your day today, we kindly ask you to offer a prayer for our fallen brothers, Cornelius and James, and for the loved ones both men left behind so many years ago.

BPD Remembers Officer Cornelius F. Regan who Died on This Day 123 Years Ago Today

Officer Cornelius Regan passed away on Thursday, January 13, 1898, after developing an illness as a result of rescuing a drowning man from the Charles River while on duty early on Christmas morning.

Officer Regan was on patrol on the Boston side of the old Charlestown Bridge on North Washington Street at around 2:15 AM when he heard a cry for help. Rushing to the bridge, he observed a man struggling in the water twenty feet below. After plunging into the water, Officer Regan made his way to the victim and brought him to safety despite getting soaked in the ice-cold water. The rescued man would go on to make a full recovery. Sadly, Officer Regan would not.

Officer Regan had served the City of Boston for more than 17 years and was 36-years-old at the time of his passing. He was survived by his wife and five children. Officer Regan was buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, MA.

After careful research in 2016, his name was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 55, East Line 27, as well as, the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House.

A Hero Sign has been placed on the North Washington Street Bridge in Downtown Boston (District A-1) to forever honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Regan.

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BPD Remembers Detective James J. Troy who Was Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 91 Years Ago Today

Detective James Troy was shot and killed in the South End by a suspect while trying to arrest him on a warrant for Breaking and Entering. The suspect was arrested and later convicted.

Detective Troy was 30 years of age at the time of his death and left behind a wife and four children. Detective Troy is buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, MA.

His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, panel 10, east line 8, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor on Dillworth Street in the South End (District D-4).

 

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Officers Arrest One Suspect and Recover a Firearm after a Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 1:30 AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, officers assigned to the District B-3 Anti-Crime Unit (Mattapan), conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 27 Richmond Street in Dorchester, which resulted in the firearm arrest of D'Andre Alejandro Payton-Morales, 20, of Cambridge.

While officers were on patrol in the area of Morton Street and Norfolk Street, they observed a motor vehicle fail to stop for a red-light at the intersection of Morton Street and Washington Street.

Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens, safely stopped the motor vehicle and spoke with the driver, later identified as D’Andre Morales. After a CJIS query, it was revealed that Morales was driving on a suspended license. Morales was placed under arrest for Operating after Revocation/Suspension.

During the inventory search of the motor vehicle, officers recovered a black High Point JCP .40 Smith &Wesson firearm. Morales was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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Investigation Update: Homicide Investigation in the area of 22 Pompeii Street in Roxbury

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At about 11:03 PM on Thursday December 24, 2020, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 22 Pompeii Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers made entry to the address and located an adult male victim suffering from apparent traumatic injuries. While on scene, officers arrested an adult male suspect who has since been arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he suffered serious injuries. The victim succumbed to those injuries on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 and was pronounced deceased . The victim has since been identified as Bruce Rose, 66, of Roxbury.

The suspect will now face an additional charge of Murder in Roxbury District Court.

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Gov. Pritzker Statement on the Impeachment of President Trump

Springfield - Governor JB Pritzker issued the following statement following the second impeachment of President Trump.

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IBHE BOARD APPROVES HIGHER EDUCATION BUDGET REQUEST FOCUSED ON EQUITY

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Board of Higher Education today approved a fiscal year 2022 budget that increases funding to support its continuing efforts to help close equity gaps in higher education outcomes. The budget proposal is $2.141 billion and would reflect a 4.5 percent ($92 million) increase for general funds, excluding the State University Retirement System (SURS).

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Gov. Pritzker Statement on the Passage of HB3653

Springfield - Governor JB Pritzker issued the following statement following the passage of HB3653.

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Gov. Pritzker Statement on the Election of Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch as Speaker of the House

Springfield - Governor JB Pritzker issued the following statement on the election of Representative Emanuel "Chris" Welch as Speaker of the House.

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Public Health Officials Announce 5,862 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 5,862 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths.

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Boston Police Commissioner William Gross and Several Department Members Receive Their Covid-19 Vaccinations While Urging Continued Public Safety Measures

On Monday January 11, 2021, Police Commissioner William Gross and several members of the department received their first round of the Covid-19 vaccination while urging others to do so as well. In the meantime, we continue to encourage everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently and remind you to always wear a mask in order to make our communities as safe as possible.

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FBI Announces $30,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest of Fugitive Hung Tien Pham, Launches International Publicity Campaign

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FBI Announces $30,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest of Fugitive Hung Tien Pham, Launches International Publicity Campaign

The FBI Boston Division, the Boston Police Department, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts are asking for the public’s assistance in locating longtime fugitive Hung Tien Pham, who is wanted for the brutal execution-style murders of five men at a Chinatown social club in Boston, Massachusetts thirty years ago today.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $30,000 to anyone who can provide information leading to Pham’s capture and conviction. He should be considered armed and dangerous, and an international flight risk.

In the early morning hours of January 12, 1991, Hung Tien Pham entered an illegal gambling den located at 85A Tyler Street in Boston, Massachusetts and allegedly shot six men, execution-style, while they were playing cards. Of the six victims, only one survived the attack and he subsequently identified Pham, along with Nam The Tham and Siny Van Tran as the shooters. Six days later, on January 18, 1991, a warrant was issued for Pham’s arrest following his indictment by a grand jury in Suffolk County Superior Court on five counts of murder, one count of armed assault with intent to murder, one count of conspiracy, and one count of carrying a firearm without a license.  

Following the massacre, it is alleged that Pham left his two children and their mother and drove to Atlantic City, New Jersey to gamble and then to New York, New York where he boarded a flight for Hong Kong on February 1, 1991. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Pham on February 15, 1991 by a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Massachusetts, charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution (UFAP) for the crime of murder.

In addition to the quintuple homicide, Pham is also wanted by the Boston Police Department for another murder that occurred on January 8, 1991, four days before the massacre. 

After a decade long international manhunt, Tham and Tran were arrested in China and, following extensive diplomatic negotiations, returned to the United States in 2001. In 2005, Tham and Tran were convicted of murder in Suffolk County Superior Court and are currently serving five consecutive life sentences. Pham remains a fugitive and his last known location was Bangkok, Thailand in the mid-to-late 1990s.

Investigators have determined that in the 1980s and early 1990s, Pham was a major associate of Asian organized crime, specifically the Ping On crime syndicate, operating in Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; and Toronto, Canada. He also has family in the San Francisco Bay area of California, South Korea, and North Vietnam.

Pham was born in Mong Cai, Quang Ningh Province, North Vietnam. He is a Vietnamese national of Chinese descent and is fluent in Vietnamese, Chinese, and English. At the time of the murders, he was a legal, permanent resident of the United States and had black hair, brown eyes, weighed approximately 115 to 135 pounds, was approximately 5’2” to 5’4” tall, and resided on Clayton Street in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Pham is now 60 years old, and his aliases include Hung Suk, Hung Pham, Pham Hung, Hung-Tien Pham, Chung Hung Fan, Hung Tien Fan, Ah Hung, Fan Chung-Hung, Tien Pham Hung, and Hung T. Pham.  He has held a variety of jobs, including but not limited to, a cook, waiter, bicycle repairman, and floor sander. Pham was also known to be a big spender who liked flashy cars and cognac.

The public is being asked to review Pham’s wanted poster which includes new photographs, including an age-progressed photo of him at 60 years-old.

The international publicity campaign includes the launch of a webpage on fbi.gov; social media outreach on Twitter, Facebook, and You Tube; and targeted publicity in the cities to which Pham has been tied. The public can play an active role in helping law enforcement find the subject by sharing links to the website and official social media content.

“As alleged, this cold-blooded killer has been on the run for thirty years and we’re hoping this reward will incentivize anyone with information on Pham’s whereabouts to come forward so we can we bring him to justice for his role in one of the bloodiest massacres in Boston’s history,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “The six victims and their families who suffered so much deserve nothing less, and we will not rest until Pham has been held accountable for these horrific crimes.”

“Thirty years ago, Hung Tien Pham vanished. Despite the passage of time, we have not given up on finding him. Together with the FBI, we are constantly pursuing new investigative strategies with the hope of bringing Pham to justice and providing all the victims’ families with some much-needed closure. Anyone with information, no matter how minor, is urged to come forward,” added Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross.

“For those of us who were in the Boston area 30 years ago, the massacre is something that cannot be forgotten. Five families lost their loved ones that night, the one surviving victim's life was changed forever, and an entire neighborhood was traumatized. Boston remembers these lives that were brutally taken. It took years to find Pham’s co-defendants, and we will not rest until Pham is brought to justice and held accountable. There is no statute of limitations on murder. We will not stop looking until we find him,’’ said Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins.

“Thirty years ago, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our federal, state, and local partners worked hand-in-hand to investigate and dismantle organized criminal groups in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood,” said United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling. “Those efforts, while largely successful, are unfinished so long as Pham is a fugitive from justice. I applaud the FBI’s renewed efforts to apprehend Pham – the sole remaining perpetrator wanted for his alleged involvement in the execution-style murders of five men.” 

The FBI is offering a monetary reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to the location, arrest, and prosecution of this individual.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should take no action themselves but should immediately call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), their local law enforcement agency, or their nearest American embassy or consulate.  Tips can also be electronically submitted at tips.fbi.gov.

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Pandemic tops the list of disruptors to watch in 2021, say FCC economists

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Maple Leaf Foods Announces Near-Term Plan to Expand its Plant Protein Capacity

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Second wave of COVID-19 pandemic challenges chicken market, CFO Board leads forward

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Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 5
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 0
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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Double header for KWPN ‘Horses of the Year’

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Fight Ends with Arrest and the Recovery of a Firearm with 51 rounds of Ammunition

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About 2:23am on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a Fight at 333 Fuller Street, Dorchester. The officers were advised that the fight involved 5-7 people and one of the parties may be armed with a Taser. 

Upon arrival, officers observed a white SUV parked outside of 333 Fuller Street. As the officers got out of their cruiser to approach the SUV, four individuals exited the vehicle. While exiting, the operator, later identified as Tyler Greene-Davis, 21 years old from Dorchester, locked the SUV multiple times.

The passengers told the officers that they were involved in a verbal dispute, and that some people had fled on foot towards Morton Street.  As the officers approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, they observed a large kitchen knife resting on the dashboard above the steering wheel, as well as a can of OC spray, and a metal baseball bat in the rear of the vehicle. Further investigation into the motor vehicle revealed a purple stun gun underneath the radio, and a black firearm underneath the driver’s seat. The firearm, a Glock 19 Gen 4, with (1) round in the chamber, and (51) rounds in a drum magazine.

The operator, Tyler Greene-Davis, was placed under arrest and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A (Heroin).

Greene-Davis is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

The three passengers were all identified and released. District B-3 Detectives recovered the stun gun and two knives.

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ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF NEW STRATEGIC PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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2020 Carroll County Tentative Multiplier Announced

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2020 Tazewell County Final Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, - Tazewell County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Public Health Officials Announce 6,642 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

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2020 Henderson County Tentative Multiplier Announced

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IDPH Posts COVID-19 Vaccination Data

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IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike Receives COVID-19 Vaccination

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BPD Community Alert: Detectives Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Person of Interest in Relation to Ongoing Homicide Investigation in Hyde Park

BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to identify the person in the video above in relation to an ongoing homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday December 13, 2020, in Hyde Park. This information is requested for investigative purposes only.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.  

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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Boston 72 Weekend Update and Public Journal for Monday, January 11, 2021

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 8
Vehicle Breaks: 15

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 4

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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Canadian Pork Council Outlines ASF Action Plan

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One Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered Following Shots Fired Call in Dorchester

 

About 4:13pm on Sunday, January 10, 2021, a Sergeant Detective assigned to the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit made an on-site firearm arrest of Shaudi Griffin, 23 years old from Roxbury.

While traveling on Bowdoin Street, the Sergeant Detective heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the area of Draper Street and Bowdoin Street. The Sergeant then observed a male running from Draper Street into a parking lot near 260 Bowdoin Street, and then exiting the parking lot while operating a motor vehicle. The Sergeant notified the dispatcher of his observations, which was followed by a call for shots fired and a ShotSpotter Activation in the area of 273 Bowdoin Street.

The Sergeant continued behind the suspects motor vehicle, updating their location for responding marked units. The vehicle was stopped on Ceylon Street and the operator, identified as Shaudi Griffin, was removed. Griffin was identified as the same individual seen running from the area of the shots fired.  Further investigation into the motor vehicle revealed a Glock 42 .380 firearm in the center console.  Officers also recovered approximately 29 plastic bags of marijuana, two scales and $100.00 in United States Currency.

Shaudi Griffin was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Firearm Discharged within 500ft of a Dwelling and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. Griffin is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.  

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Officers Arrest One and Recovered Two Firearms Following a Call for a Person with a Gun in Dorchester

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About 11:41pm on Sunday, January 10, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio for a Person with a Gun at 51 W. Tremlett Street, Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a victim who stated that the suspect, later identified as Johnie McCullum aka Ismail Abdurrashid-McCullum, 52 years old from Boston, was in possession of a firearm. The victim stated he and the suspect got into an argument, and the suspect reached to his waistband while telling the victim that he should kill him.

As the officers were speaking with the parties on scene, they observed the suspect walking towards them making incoherent statements. Officers then observed the suspect holding what appeared to be a firearm in his right hand and waving it over his head. The officers gave the suspect verbal commands to show his hands, at which time they observed him hold the firearm down by his right hip. The officers ordered the suspect to show his hands, at which time the suspect dropped the firearm on the ground. During the arrest, the suspect was continuously yelling at the officers to shoot him, causing residents to exit their home to see what was happening.

The recovered  firearm was a Ruger 40 P91DC,  loaded with (1) round in the chamber, and (9) rounds in the magazine.

McCullum was uncooperative during transport back to the District and during the entire booking process, continuing to tell officers to shoot him.

Johnie McCullum aka Ismail Abdurrashid-McCullum was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Threats to Commit Crime, and Breach of the Peace.

McCullum is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

While the officers were on scene speaking with the victim, he disclosed that his License to Carry a firearm had expired and there was a shotgun on the third floor. Officers recovered a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, a locked white safe, various magazines, and a green plastic ammo can which contained multiple rounds of ammunition in numerous calibers. 

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Officers Arrest Three and Recover Two Firearms Following Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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About 6:06pm on Sunday, January 10, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) conducted a traffic stop resulting in three arrests and two recovered firearms.

While on patrol in the area of Glenway Street and Bradshaw Street, officers observed a motor vehicle operating in violation of the auto laws. Further investigation revealed that the motor vehicle did not have a valid inspection sticker. Officers activated their lights and sirens in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. The operator initially applied the brakes, but then continued to drive, refusing to stop. The vehicle eventually came to a stop at the intersection of Glenway Street and Bradshaw Street.

As the officers were speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, they observed a firearm inside of a plastic shopping bag which was located on the floor in front of the front seat passenger. Officers ordered the occupants out of the motor vehicle. Both the driver and the front seat passenger exited and were secured.  The firearm, EEA Rockledge Tanfoglio 9mm, was loaded with (1) round in the chamber and (9) rounds in the magazine. Further inquiry revealed the firearm to be stolen.

The rear passenger refused to exit the motor vehicle. The suspect held down the lock button on the door, while clutching onto the right side of their jacket. Officers were finally able to unlock the door, and upon grabbing hold of the suspects right jacket pocket, felt what they immediately recognized to be the handle of a firearm. A violent struggle ensued, with the suspect continuing to fight for control of the firearm. Officers were eventually able to secure the suspect in handcuffs, and remove the firearm from the suspects right jacket pocket.

The firearm, a Springfield Armory XD 5 .45 Caliber was loaded with (1) round in the chamber, and (6) rounds in the magazine.

The operator, Charles Arvin, 19 years old from Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer. Arvin was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for Equipment Violation (plate light), Invalid Inspection Sticker and Failure to Submit.

The front passenger, Malik Swain, 19 years old from Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Receiving Stolen Property.

The rear passenger, a 17-year-old juvenile, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm to wit Delinquent, Carrying a Loaded Firearm to wit Delinquent, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition to wit Delinquent, and Resisting Arrest.

All three individuals are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.  

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Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Launches New Training Program to Increase Human Trafficking Awareness

CHICAGO - January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is reminding the public that human trafficking is not something that only happens to people in other countries but occurs every day across Illinois to children whose average age is 14. To coincide with Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the department launched a new online human trafficking training for DCFS and private agency partner staff.

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Public Health Officials Announce 4,776 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,776 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 53 additional deaths.

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IDVA Director Linda Chapa LaVia to Step Down, Major General Peter Nezamis to Serve as Interim Director

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Apply Now for Youth Wingshooting Clinics and Pheasant Hunts

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January is Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month

Springfield, Ill- The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is joining forces with the Fire Fighter Cancer Support Network and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) to raise awareness about the increased risk of cancer amongst fire fighters.

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Officers Make Overnight Firearm and Drug Arrest in Dorchester

At about 3:00 AM on Sunday, January 10, 2021, officers assigned to the District B-3 Anti-Crime Unit (Mattapan), while on patrol in the area of Morton Street and Woodmere Street, conducted a motor vehicle stop resulting in the on-site firearm arrest of Jason Tejeda, 21, of Mattapan.

Officers observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Morton Street toward Norfolk Street. Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens and stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Morton Street and Woodmere Street.

Officers approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, later identified as Jason Tejeda. After further investigation and a CJIS query, it was revealed that Tejeda was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. There were also two active default warrants out of Roxbury District Court for Operation after Revocation/Suspension and Possession Class D, Drugs for Tejeda.

Tejeda was removed from the motor vehicle without incident and during the search incident to lawful arrest, officers recovered a loaded Glock 19 Gen 4, 9mm firearm which contained seventeen rounds in the magazine from Tejeda’s waistband.

Recovered from the motor vehicle was $1500.00 in USC, two digital scales, numerous plastic baggies containing various colored pills and a green leafy matter (believed to be marijuana) along with an additional Glock 9mm high-capacity magazine containing thirty-two rounds.

Jason Tejeda was arrested and charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D, Drugs and Possession Class E, Drugs.  Jason Tejeda is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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Officers Arrest Suspect with a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

At about 5:50 PM on Friday, January 8, 2021, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of 108 Adams Street in Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers observed a motor vehicle that contained two occupants. The operator was later identified as Robert Stafford, 27, of Charlestown.

The two occupants did not know any of the residents who reside at 108 Adams Street. Officers performed a CJIS inquiry on both occupants and it revealed that there was an active warrant closely matching the name and date of birth of Robert Stafford.

As officers safely removed Stafford from the vehicle, they recovered a loaded Taurus G3C 9mm firearm with one round in the chamber and eleven rounds in the magazine from Stafford’s sweatpants. Officers also recovered various boxes of ammunition from the motor vehicle.

Robert Stafford was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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Officers Execute Search Warrants in Roslindale Resulting in a Drug Trafficking Arrest

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On Friday, January 8, 2021, members of the District B-2 (Roxbury) Drug Unit and Citywide Drug Control Unit executed (4) West Roxbury District Court Search Warrants in the area of Belgrade Avenue and Pinehurst Streets in Roslindale.

As a result, officers recovered approximately 66 grams of Fentanyl, a scale, (4) cell phones and $1,434.00 in United States Currency. A stolen scooter was also recovered by the Boston Police Auto Theft Task Force.

Officers placed Jason Martinez, 26 years old of Roslindale, under arrest and charged him with Trafficking more than 10 grams of Fentanyl. He is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

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Mattapan Search Warrant Results in Two Arrests and the Recovery of Three Illegal Firearms and Marijuana

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About 4:45am on Friday, January 8, 2021, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit, District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit and members of the Boston Police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, executed a Dorchester District Court Search Warrant as part of an ongoing firearm investigation involving the residence of 15 Marcy Road, Mattapan.

As a result, officers recovered a black Ruger 380 firearm which was loaded with (6) rounds of ammunition, a black Ruger 9mm firearm which was loaded with (1) round in the chamber and (12) rounds of ammunition in the magazine, a black Ruger 380 firearm which was loaded with (1) round in the chamber and (6) rounds of ammunition in the magazine, 8 additional feeding devices including a 30 round capacity magazine which contained 15 rounds of ammunition, over 250 live rounds of assorted ammunition, approximately 8 pounds of marijuana, and $2,735.00 in United States Currency.

A 52-year-old male from Mattapan and a 30-year-old male from Mattapan were placed under arrest. Both men were charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3 charges), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a High-Capacity Feeding Device (2 charges), Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D.

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Helping Ontario Farmers Protect Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Watersheds

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Officers Arrest Two Males on Drug Charges after a Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 2:12 AM on Friday January 8, 2021, officers assigned to the B-3 Anti-Crime Unit (Mattapan), conducted a traffic stop resulting in an on-site drug arrest of Yeuri Bernabel, 25, of Dorchester and Yulial Cuello-Reynoso, 29, of Lowell in the area of Wentworth Terrace and Wentworth Street in Dorchester.

While patrolling the area of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue, officers observed a motor vehicle with an expired inspection sticker take a quick right onto Euclid Street, then proceeded to travel the wrong way on Withington Street towards Torrey Street.

Officers initiated the traffic stop by activating their lights and sirens, but the motor vehicle failed to stop until it reached the area of Wentworth Street and Wentworth Terrace where the passenger exited the vehicle and began running down the foot path towards Tech Boston Academy.

Officers observed the male, later identified as Yeuri Bernabel, drop numerous cell phones and a backpack along the footpath. He was apprehended a short time later hiding under a deck in the area of 20 Whitman Street.

Yulial Cuello-Reynoso was placed into custody at the location of the traffic stop and attempted to flee on foot while in handcuffs but was quickly apprehended.  

Officers recovered the backpack which contained several cell phones, a large number of drugs and approximately $3,462.23 in USC.

Yeuri Bernabel was arrested and charged with Trafficking: Class B Drugs (Crack Cocaine).

Yulial Cuello-Reynoso was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws and Failure to Stop for Police. They are both expected to be arraigned in Dorchester Court.

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Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, January 8, 2021

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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Looking For The Top 50 In Canadian Agriculture

Canadian Western Agribition's search for the Top 50 Most Influential People in Canadian Agriculture is set to wrap up on Monday. CEO Chris Lane says they've had a great response to date noting it's fun to see the nominations coming in and the amazing and well deserved people being recognized by their peers for the job they are doing.


Pedersen Says No Jobs Will Be Lost As A Result Of 21 Office Closures

This week, the province announced the closure of 21 rural Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development and MASC offices. An additional nine rural offices will remain open for Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development employees but closed to the public. Seventeen rural and northern offices will continue to deliver a multitude of services.


Processing remains Ont. beef priority

Beef Farmers of Ontario continue to lobby the government to help increase processing capacity, and are working to move the BSE status to negligible.


Gov. Pritzker Announces Appointment to Illinois Commission

Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following appointment in his administration:

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GOVERNOR PRITZKER ANNOUNCES $275 MILLION PROVIDED TO HARD HIT BUSINESSES ACROSS ILLINOIS THROUGH LARGEST IN THE NATION GRANT RECOVERY PROGRAM

SPRINGFIELD-Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced more than $275 million in nearly 9,000 emergency assistance grants have been made to small businesses in over 600 cities and towns statewide through the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program.

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Pritzker Administration Targets $520 Million Corporate Tax Loopholes in Advance of Lame Duck Session

CHICAGO - Due to the budget crisis caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker is freezing the implementation of a new set of state business tax credits and calling for a decoupling of Illinois tax law from recently enacted federal business tax changes that would cost Illinois in excess of $500 million.

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Public Health Officials Announce 9,277 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 9,277 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths. Illinois has now reported more than one million cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Stephen Harrigan

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BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Stephen Harrigan who passed away 80 years ago today. Officer Harrigan died on Tuesday January 7, 2021, after being stricken with Pneumonia while working in rainy, winter weather.

Officer Harrigan was 39 years old at the time of his death, leaving behind a wife and child. He served the Department for 13 years and was laid to rest at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, MA.

His name has been placed on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters as well as the Law enforcement Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston.

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Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, January 7, 2021

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 0
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 0
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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CASE Names Terry Dolan as New Head of Sales and Marketing for CASE Construction Equipment in North America

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced Terry Dolan as its new Head of Sales and Marketing for CASE in North America. Dolan is a longtime construction industry executive who previously worked in the CASE organization in various strategic, sales, marketing and training roles.


John Deere Joint Tests Its First Electric-Powered Backhoe with National Grid

John Deere, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, and National Grid, an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people throughout the Northeast, will joint test an electric backhoe concept.


Breeding News for Sport Horses 2021-01-07 17:21:26

At the beginning of January, the Holsteiner Horse Breeders Association was hosted in Elmshorn when 17 stallions were judged by the licensing committee. Of this group, two left the  Fritz-Thiedemann-Halle with a coveted license, with five being admitted to the breeding trial. For Stephan Haarhoff, who has succeeded Dr. Thomas Nissen as the new breeding manager, […]


Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 115 Southampton Street in Roxbury

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At about 7:31 PM on Monday, January 4, 2021, officers assigned to District C-6  (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 115 Southampton Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Richard Ghiozzi, 33, of Medford.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.   

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

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2021 Pig Spleen Weather Forecast is In

One of the more interesting weather forecasts was presented earlier this week, as the Pig Spleen Forecast was released and tells us what's in store for us weather-wise, this winter and into summer.


Wheat Growers Concerned Over Timeline For CRSC Code Of Practice For Grain

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are encouraging farmers to have their say on the proposed Code of Practice for Grain. The code covers seven key areas from Nutrient Management to Pest and Pesticide Management, Soil and Water Management, Seed Selection and use, Land Use and Wildlife to Human Health and Wellness.


Illinois and Michigan Sign Agreement to Advance Invasive Carp Prevention Project at Brandon Road Lock and Dam

CHICAGO - The governors of Illinois and Michigan today agreed to work jointly to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp species. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Gov. JB Pritzker today announced an intergovernmental agreement between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) which allows Illinois to use up to $8 million in funds appropriated in 2018 by the Michigan Legislature to support the pre-construction engineering and design (PED) phase of the Brandon Road Ecosystem Project.

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IDFPR and Banks Work Together Again to Provide Free Check Cashing for Stimulus Checks

CHICAGO - Today, the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (IDFPR) announced they have worked with the banks to provide services for unbanked Illinoisans seeking to cash their stimulus checks without incurring check cashing fees.

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Public Health Officials Announce 8,757 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 8,757 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 177 additional deaths. Illinois has now reported more than one million cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Pritzker Joins Midwest Governors in Demanding the Federal Government Distribute Reserved COVID-19 Vaccines

CHICAGO - Governor JB Pritzker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, demanding that the federal government begin distributing reserved COVID-19 vaccines to states immediately.

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A 50-year-old living laboratory

In 1970, the first tree, an ironwood, was planted in the newly established University of Guelph Arboretum.


Research with international impact

“Applied research is more powerful and fruitful because it allows researchers to work directly with the affected communities and we benefit from their knowledge as well,” says Silvia. “It is an information sharing approach where everyone participates and contributes to the research, while we address the problems and needs of the communities. It results in better recommendations and evidence for policy development.”


Feeding Your Future launches new Ontario Agriculture Worker Safety and Awareness Certificate

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is proud to launch an online training program for workers new to the agricultural sector, created in partnership with the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus Business Development Centre.


Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 1
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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PROVINCE ANNOUNCES ONLINE ENGAGEMENT FOR FEEDBACK ON MANITOBA’S AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY

Feedback Will Help Identify Opportunities: Pedersen The Manitoba government is launching an online public engagement to help identify opportunities within the agri-food system, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.


PROVINCE TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICE DELIVERY OPTIONS FOR RURAL CLIENTS

The Manitoba government is launching a new rural service delivery model to modernize services provided to clients whose needs and expectations have changed, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.


Building Blocks of Success: IDOT announces January dates for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program workshops

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting free virtual workshops in January as part of its Building Blocks of Success series for firms interested in participating in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program strengthening their skills and bidding on state projects.

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Gov. Pritzker Announces the Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, Lowers Vaccine Age to 65

CHICAGO - Building on guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Governor JB Pritzker announced guidelines for the next stage of COVID-19 vaccine distribution across Illinois - Phase 1B.

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Public Health Officials Announce 7,569 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,569 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 139 additional deaths.

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IDFPR announces the first Report Outlining the Streamlined Licensing Process for Military Members and their Spouses

CHICAGO - In order to ease the state licensing process for military members and their spouses as they are posted to Illinois bases, IDFPR announces the 2020 Expedited Licensure Review for Military Service Members and Spouses Report, pursuant to House Bill 1652, now Public Act 100-286.

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Snowmobilers Should Focus on Safety When Hitting the Trails This Winter

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminds snowmobile operators and riders to focus on safety this winter when snowfall allows for snowmobile riding.

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January 2021 is ?Radon Action Month’ in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - Recognizing the importance of early detection and its impact on the health, life, and safety of all Illinois residents, Governor JB Pritzker proclaimed January 2021 as Radon Action Month in Illinois. With this proclamation, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging all residents to take time this month to test their home for radon.

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Gov. Pritzker Calls On Congress to Impeach and Remove President Trump

Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement calling on Congress to impeach and remove President Trump:

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Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Call for a Person with a Gun in Dorchester

At about 4:11 PM on Tuesday January 5, 2021, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Antonio Cartegena, 44, of South Boston, on numerous charges after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 1432 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers met with an employee of a local auto parts store who stated that he had confronted the male suspect as he attempted to leave the business without rendering payment for several items. Upon stopping the suspect, he threatened to shoot the victim and displayed what appeared to be a firearm in the waistband area of his pants before fleeing the area on a red scooter.

While canvassing the area, officers observed a male matching the given description operating a scooter in the area of Church Street and East Street. As the suspect attempted to negotiate a left turn onto East Street, he struck and damaged a Boston Police marked cruiser, before abandoning the scooter and fleeing on foot. The suspect was placed in custody without further incident following a brief pursuit. No firearm has been recovered at this time.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Armed Robbery, Failure to Stop for Police and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage. Additionally, the suspect was found to be wanted on two straight warrants issued out of Dedham District Court and Middlesex Superior Court on numerous charges including Home Invasion, Burglary, Breaking and Entering and Assault and Battery. 

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2021-01: Patrol Reports New Year’s Weekend Holiday Activity Report

KHP personnel assisted 906 motorists over the holiday reporting period

The Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing its New Year’s Weekend Holiday Activity Report. The reporting period for the holiday ran from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol worked zero fatal crashes during the reporting period. 

Information in the table is compared to data from 2019 and 2020. 

 Enforcement Data  2019 2020 2021
DUI Arrests 6 18 26
Speed Citations 232 590 733
Speed Warnings 346 613 579
Safety Belt - Adult Citations 20 48 31
Safety Belt - Adult Warnings 2 5 5
Safety Belt - Teen Citations 1 0 7
Safety Belt - Teen Warnings
0 0 0
Child Restraint - Citations 3 9 9
Motorist Assists 282 620 906

 Crash Data 2019 2020 2021
Fatal DUI Related Crashes 0 0 0
DUI Related Fatalities 0 0 0
Non-DUI Related Crashes 0 1 0
Non-DUI Related Fatalities 0 2 0
*Reporting period for 2019 ran from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
Reporting period for 2020 ran from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Reporting period for 2021 ran from 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021.

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LEONARD PENNACHETTI NAMED TO ORDER OF CANADA

Raise a glass of Riesling to Len Pennachetti, co-founder of Cave Spring Vineyard. At the close of 2020, the Governor-General named him to the Order of Canada, citing “his key role in developing the Ontario wine industry and for fostering tourism in the Niagara Peninsula region.”


Growing success with a niche crop

When Bob and Mary Jane Davis planted their first crop of leeks in 1988, they had no idea where the “green onion on steroids” would take them.


2021 Virtual March Classic Registration Now Open

Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, is pleased to announce registration for the March Classic is now open.


Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 1
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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James Richardson & Sons, Limited Acquires Bison Transport Inc.

James Richardson & Sons, Limited (JRSL) and Wescan Capital Inc. are pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2021, JRSL acquired 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of Bison Transport Inc. and its affiliated companies (Bison).


Higher Biofuel Blend Requirements for Manitoba

With the turn of the New Year, new biofuel blend requirements are officially now in place in Manitoba. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the amount of ethanol required in gasoline sold in the province increased to 9.25% from 8.5% previously, while the biodiesel requirement increased to 3.5% from 2%. The ethanol and biodiesel requirements will further increase to 10% and 5%, respectively, on Jan. 1, 2022.


Death Investigation in the area of 115 Southampton Street in Roxbury

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At about 7:31pm on Monday, January 4, 2021, officers assigned to District C-6  (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 115 Southampton Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.   

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

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Public Health Officials Announce 6,839 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,839 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths.

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the USDA Forest Service Sign an Agreement for Shared Stewardship

January 5, 2021 - Today, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the USDA Forest Service signed an Agreement for Shared Stewardship, strengthening their commitment to collaborative land management efforts throughout the state.

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Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Releases Educational One Pager on COVID-19 Relief Concerning Evictions, Mortgages, and Student Loans

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation wants to ensure that Illinois consumers are aware of COVID-19 relief options that are available to them. Today, IDFPR released an educational one pager for consumers to quickly and easily learn about their federal relief options when it comes to evictions, mortgages, and student loans.

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The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Announces New Comprehensive Wellness Program for State Employees and Retirees

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) today announced the launch of Be Well Illinois, the State of Illinois' new comprehensive wellness program for employees, retirees and health plan participants. Be Well Illinois modernizes the State's approach to workplace well-being and to support the overall health and wellness of more than 450,000 covered lives.

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2020 Menard County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Menard County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Boston 96 and Public Journal for Monday, January 4, 2021

Data includes 96–Hour-Period Beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 3
Nonfatal Stabbings: 4

Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 13
Vehicle Recoveries: 7
Vehicle Breaks: 17

Residential Break-ins: 10
Commercial Break-ins: 3

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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$55,000 donated to local food-based charities across province

Food programs across Ontario will be able to help more people this holiday season thanks to more than $55,000 in donations made on behalf of the province’s pork producers.


Canadian Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Moving Forward

The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says the Canadian pork sector is making progress in preparing for a foreign animal disease outbreak but there is more to be done. "African Swine Fever: How is Canada Getting Prepared?" will be the focus of a Swine Innovation Porc webinar set for Wednesday.


Creation of Pork Promotion and Research Agency Among 2020 Highlights

The General Manager of Sask Pork says the establishment of a Canadian Pork Promotion and Research Agency was among the pork sector's more important accomplishments during 2020.


High Herd Health Remains Saskatchewan Pork Sector’s Greatest Advantages

A partner in Polar Pork Farms says high herd health remains one of the western Canadian pork sectors most precious advantages. Six years ago Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea surfaced in North America ultimately causing the loss of an estimated eight million hogs and stimulating an expanded focus on biosecurity.


Officers Recover a Loaded Firearm and Arrest Suspect after Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 2:00 AM on Monday, January 4, 2021 officers assigned to the District B-3 Anti-Crime Unit (Mattapan), conducted a traffic stop in the area of 387 Talbot Avenue in Dorchester that resulted in an on-site firearm arrest of Jose Vega-Aponte, 32, of Boston.

While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle abruptly pull into a bus lane clearly posted “no stopping/no standing.” 

As officers activated their lights and sirens to conduct the traffic stop, they observed the rear passenger, Vega-Aponte, who was wearing a fanny pack across his chest, quickly exit the vehicle and attempt to flee from the scene. Officers apprehended Vega-Aponte and performed a pat frisk on the fanny pack and recovered a black Mossberg MC1SC 9mm firearm loaded with seven rounds in the magazine.

Vega-Aponte was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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Ottawa to close B.C. fish farms

The federal government is closing some open-net fish farms next year


ONLINE ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM LAUNCHED

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Certified Grower Training is now available on the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) website.

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USDA Conducting 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey

Springfield, IL. -The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey, beginning in January. First conducted in 2015, this Census of Agriculture special study will look at local and regional food systems and provide new data on how locally grown foods in the United States are marketed and sold. The results will be available in November 2021.

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Gov. Pritzker Announces Director Appointment to the Illinois Department of Insurance

Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following appointment in his administration:

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Gov. Pritzker Names Sen. Manar as Senior Advisor

CHICAGO - Governor JB Pritzker announced that Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) will join his administration to serve as senior advisor, bringing a wealth of experience and accomplishments on vital issues in Illinois.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites in Northern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.

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Public Health Officials Announce 5,059 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 5,059 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 79 additional deaths.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.

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ISAC PROVIDES FREE ASSISTANCE STATEWIDE FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS

CHICAGO - While students are struggling nationwide with remote education and college plans seem to be more up in the air than ever, there is some good news in Illinois: Illinois closed out the year ranking the #1 state for completions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA?), the form most students use to apply for federal and state financial aid for postsecondary education.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites in Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.

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Loaded Firearm Recovered Thanks to Observant Citizen in Mattapan

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At about 12:33 PM on Sunday January 3, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) recovered a loaded firearm after responding to a call from a concerned citizen in the area of 764 Morton Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers met with the caller who stated that upon returning to her parked motor vehicle, she noticed that her rear license plate appeared to have been tampered with and was bent out of alignment. When she attempted to adjust it, a firearm which had apparently been wedged between the bracket and the plate, fell to the ground. It was recovered by District B-3 Detectives and determined to be a loaded 9mm Jimenez Arms handgun.

The weapon has since been turned over to the BPD Firearm Analysis Unit for processing.

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Texas Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement of Restaurant Restrictions


The Texas Supreme Court has blocked Austin and Travis County’s orders restricting restaurants operations to takeout only between certain hours overnight.

The decision came the evening of Jan. 1, after the rules went into effect on New Year’s Eve, hours after a district court judge sided with Austin and Travis County in allowing the restrictions to happen.

The Supreme Court sided with the Texas Attorney General’s request to halt enforcement of the rule while the case is going through the appeals process.

On Tuesday, Austin and Travis County announced that restaurants could only offer takeout options for food between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 31 to Jan. 3. It said this narrow and temporary order was targeted at places and times where people might gather without taking precautions to celebrate the new year.

The announcement received swift pushback from Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who argued that the order was more restrictive than Abbott’s emergency order and therefore not allowed.

The matter went before a Travis County district court judge on Thursday afternoon, who sided with Austin and Travis County and allowed the restrictions to remain in place. Paxton then filed an appeal, which was rejected by the Third Court of Appeals. That’s when Paxton turned to the Supreme Court and asked for what’s called a petition for writ of mandamus that would halt enforcement of the order while the court made its decision on its legality. The Supreme Court’s Friday order granted that request without hearing any oral arguments.

The Texas Restaurant Association said they agree many types of safety guidelines should be enforced, but they stood by businesses who chose to keep their doors open in spite of the local curfew order.

Travis County Judge Andy Brown said he was disappointed by the decision.

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Officers Arrest One and Recover a Loaded Firearm Following a Traffic Stop in Roxbury

About 4:25am on Saturday, January 2, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of Humboldt Avenue and Howland Street, Roxbury.

Officers were assisting with a call for a ShotSpotter Activation in the area of 44 Quincy Street, when their attention was drawn to a group of individuals that were walking from the area. Officers watched as the group approached a motor vehicle parked on Holburn Street. Officers pulled alongside the vehicle when they observed a male, later identified as William Edwards, 30 years old from Brockton, attempting to enter the passenger side of the vehicle, which was already occupied. As the officers spoke with Edwards, they observed him attempt to conceal the left side of his body against the vehicle. As the officers pointed out that the passenger seat was already occupied, Edwards closed the door and walked backwards and entered the rear passenger side, while still concealing his left side against the vehicle.

A query of the motor vehicle revealed that it had a failed inspection sticker. As the officers circled back around, they watched as the vehicle pulled out onto Holborn Street. As the officers were behind the vehicle, they observed the operator fail to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Wabon and Wabeno Streets. Officers then conducted a traffic stop for both the inspection sticker and stop sign violations.

As officers approached, Edwards immediately identified himself as the owner. While speaking with Edwards, officers observed a tire iron resting on the seat next to him. At this time, all four occupants were instructed to exit the vehicle. Upon further investigation, officers located a firearm underneath the front passenger seat. The firearm, a Ruger 380, was loaded with (1) round in the chamber, and (5) rounds in the magazine.  

The operator of the vehicle was issued a MA Uniform Citation for Failure to Stop for a Stop Sign, as well as Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Failed Inspection Sticker.

William Edwards was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, and Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card. Edwards was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for Allowing the Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Failed Inspection Sticker. Edwards is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

The two other occupants of the vehicle were identified and later released.

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Investigation Update: Missing Person Marshall Jensen Has Been Located Safely

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Investigation Update: Marshall Jensen, 73, who had been reported missing in Quincy on Thursday December 31, 2020, has been located safely this evening by members of the Somerville Police Department. Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated in efforts to locate him.

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Silver Alert: Quincy Police Seeking Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Person with Complications

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Marshall Jensen, 73, has been reported missing. He is described as being 5’6”, 160 lbs., with blue eyes and bald. He was last seen yesterday, December 31st, 2020, wearing a black knit hat, tan jacket, black jeans, and blue sneakers. He is from the Squantum area. Mr. Jensen was employed for 45 years in the Government Center area of Boston.

If you see Mr. Jensen, please contact Quincy Police at 617-479-1212.

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2020 Corn Seasonal Summary

In March 2020 Statistics Canada estimated Ontario farmers intended to plant 2.3 million acres of grain corn, 10% higher than the 5-year average seeded acres of 2.1 million acres (2015-2019) (OMAFRA Crop Statistics).


Early Lessons from Ridgetown’s Long-term Cover Crop Trial for Field Crops

Dr. Dave Hooker and his colleagues have been curious about the value of integrating cover crops into a farming operation in the long term.


January 2021: Mega 80-page issue

In 2021, World Breeding News will celebrate its 25th anniversary since, enjoying a major milestone in its history. To kick-off the New Year, our January 2021 issue is our largest yet; 80 pages of news, views, profiles, interviews, and commentary dedicated to the sport horse breeding industry. Throughout the year, starting with Diamant de Semilly […]


Canola Weaker on Wednesday

Canola futures were weaker on Wednesday, walking back some of the gains made earlier in the week.


Weather Takes Back Seat to Pandemic

The weather is often an easy choice when it comes to determining the top agricultural story of any given year. And why not? Weather calamities often lead to shortages, market volatility and higher prices, while good growing conditions can lead to bin-busting surpluses, especially in the age of improving crop genetics and management techniques.


2021 is here-Now What?

I am always amazed at how people celebrate the New Year. People act like everything is going to change. The minute the clock strikes midnight people act like all of their bills will be paid, any illness will disappear, they will get a better job, their kids will do better in school and their marriage will be better…and on….and on. The fact is nothing will change. A new year is just a random day we mark on the calendar as a new start. In fact some cultures throughout history have celebrated New Years during different times of the year. The New Year is just in our minds-with a little help from the moving planets giving us the false sense of a new start.

I don’t celebrate New Years-I never have. Its a stupid holiday. 2020 is over and 2021 is here-and nothing will change. The government will still mishandle the Corona Virus. Your wife will still be cheating on you. Your kids will still be stupid. And the people in Washington will still be dishonest morans taking away our freedom little by little.

No Virginia there is no New Year!

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Missing-Mono County, California-Karlie Lain Gusé


Karlie Lain Gusé, a then 16-year-old female, was reported missing by her family on the morning of October 13, 2018. Karlie was seen by her family at their residence in the White Mountain Estates area of Chalfant Valley in Mono County, California, during the pre-dawn hours of October 13, 2018. At some time during the early morning, Karlie left the family residence while likely wearing gray sweatpants or jeans, a white t-shirt, and Vans brand shoes. Karlie left her personal belongings behind at the residence including her mobile phone.

Karlie was last seen by witnesses walking south approximately 30 yards east of Highway 6 and 100 yards south of Sierra View Road on the morning of October 13, 2018. A thorough search of the area and subsequent investigation has been unsuccessful in locating Karlie and she has not been in contact with family or friends since she went missing.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI continue to seek information that will assist in locating Karlie.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the location of Karlie Lain Gusé.

If you have any information concerning the disappearance of Karlie Lain Gusé, you are encouraged to contact the Mono County Sheriff’s Office by emailing them at karliegusetips@monosheriff.org or calling them at 760-932-5678. You may also contact the Sacramento Office of the FBI by calling 916-746-7000, your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. All tips can remain anonymous.

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PA State Police Seeks Horse Donations


The Pennsylvania State Police is asking the community for donations of horses to support its mounted patrol unit.

The department maintains a stable at its training academy in Hershey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses. The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security, and patrol of remote areas. They also participate in parades, demonstrations, and other community events.

Donated horses must be geldings between the ages of five and 15 and stand between 16 hands (5 foot 4 inches at the shoulder) and 18 hands tall. Draft and draft-crosses are the preferred breed. Thoroughbreds and other “hot bloods” are less desirable.

Animals must have quiet, sound dispositions and be free of serious stable vices. Horses will be accepted on a 120-day trial basis to determine their suitability. A veterinary examination will also be performed.

Since 2015, horse owners from across the commonwealth have donated 12 horses to the PSP mounted patrol unit. Nine horses completed the trial period. Donations typically come from horse owners who find the cost of ownership is becoming a financial strain or feel the animal would benefit from the mental and physical activity that comes with having a job.

Upon retirement, state police horses are first offered back to their original owners. The department finds them suitable homes if the original owners are unwilling or unable to accept the animals.

To arrange a donation or for more information, contact Sergeant Carrie A. Neidigh at 717-533-3463 or cneidigh@pa.gov.

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State Energy Research Center opening doors for exploratory research­


When the North Dakota Legislature established UND’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) as the State Energy Research Center (SERC) less than two years ago, the idea was to encourage exploration into new ideas by providing funding for basic research.

As Tom Erickson, Director of Exploratory Research at EERC notes, the designation has opened the door to a variety of exploratory research projects at the EERC, collaborations with other research entities on campus, activities with other North Dakota University System (NDUS) institutions and research projects through which undergraduate and graduate students from around the state can gain valuable experience.

“We have our portfolio for exploratory research, which is very early-stage, fundamental-type research that has definitely grown,” Erickson said. “It’s grown because of the funding for exploratory research that accompanied UND EERC’s designation as SERC. Over the past 15 months, 59 new fundamental research ideas were brought forward by EERC researchers, of which 25 have been funded.”

In 2019, the Legislature approved a bill to establish UND EERC as the State Energy Research Center. It set aside $5 million to fund research each biennium in emerging topics critical to North Dakota’s energy industry and environment.

“We’re less than a year and a half into the initial SERC program,” Erickson said. “It’s exploratory and fundamental, so it takes time for things to move forward. But we’ve already seen six new invention disclosures as a result, and we will see more before the first biennium is up.”

Erickson listed some of the exploratory research highlights at the EERC that have received funding through the SERC program.

  • Making graphene dots from North Dakota lignite coal: “Graphene is a unique, high-value material,” he explained. “A single layer of carbon atoms provides tremendous strength. Typically, a strand of graphene the size of a human hair could hold up a grand piano. Producing graphene from lignite would enable it to be produced in greater quantities, thus making it less expensive and more widely available for a wide variety of uses.”
  • Extracting rare earth elements from North Dakota lignite and Bakken shale: “These elements are present in coal in very small quantities,” Erickson said. “But in lignite coal, we believe they’re a lot easier to extract. We’re focused on environmentally friendly methods of extracting rare earth elements and concentrating them. We’re also in the process of obtaining funding to characterize the rare earth elements in the Bakken shale of the Williston Basin, as well as the business environment that would enable us to exploit this opportunity.”
  • Using electrochemistry for improved energy production: “Electrochemistry has been a growing area of exploratory research for us at the EERC,” according to Erickson. “It’s using electricity to drive a reaction rather than just chemicals to drive the reaction. We’ve been successful in winning awards through the U.S. Department of Energy to exploit electrochemistry methods. It’s been spearheaded or accelerated, at least in part, by the State Energy Research Center funding.
  • Analytical techniques to better understand oil and minerals in the Willison Basin: “We’re developing a better understanding of how fluids interact with the Bakken shale formation, which enables us to exploit future enhanced oil recovery techniques,” Erickson noted. “The Bakken doesn’t act or react like anything traditional. With brand-new analytical techniques, we’re trying to understand things like how Bakken oil and carbon dioxide interact. What’s the fundamental property or the fundamental action that’s going to allow us to get more oil out of the Bakken? We’ve been focused on something we call the swelling of the Bakken and measuring the swelling. We believe it’s given us a lot of insight that we hope will allow us to exploit enhanced oil recovery in the future.”
  • Using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for pipeline inspection: “We’ve been looking at marrying some of our technology with work across campus at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, specifically with UAS, utilizing technologies to help detect pipelines and spills or leaks, both above and below the surface,” Erickson said. “We’ve actually flown some tests ourselves on property just east of the EERC in partnership with RIAS (Research Institute for Autonomous Studies).”
  • Collaborating with the UND College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program: “We’ve been working with schools in the College of Engineering on a couple different projects,” Erickson said. “One of them is looking at new methods to understand how hydraulic fracturing works in the deep oil reservoirs and optimizing it to increase oil production. We’ve been collaborating with petroleum engineering and utilizing some of our modeling work and their expertise to help us better understand how it happens and to better control it. The goal is to end up with more oil production from the same well.”
  • Finding techniques to repurpose and recycle wind turbine blades: “We know there’s a significant issue looming with how we dispose of wind turbine blades once they’re reached the end of their useful life or after they’ve been upgraded to more efficient blades,” Erickson said. “Right now, the primary method of disposal is a landfill. We’re looking at ways to recycle and repurpose wind blade materials to take a green technology and keep it green. We’ve been working on technologies that would let us scan a blade and pick out the different materials used to make it. The lightweight material could be ground and utilized as a fuel feedstock for a cement kiln. The fibrous material could add bulk and possibly strength to the cement. The thick, strong part of the blade could be used for building materials or a structural component, such as laminated bricks.”

In addition, the EERC’s Energy Hawks program continues to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from UND as well as the other North Dakota institutes of higher education to participate in research projects, providing valuable hands-on learning experience. Some of them have been hired by the EERC after graduation.

“Next summer, regardless of the pandemic, we’ll be broadening the program to 14 students, six of whom we expect to come from outside UND,” Erickson said “The idea of Energy Hawks is to use this multidisciplinary group to look at problems and come up with solutions. Now we’ll have students who come from different geographical areas and different educational backgrounds.”

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Benefits Extended for Families of Frontline Government Workers


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he is signing an Executive Order to extend the requirement that death benefits be paid out to families of frontline government workers for an additional 30 days. The legislation providing these benefits, signed by the Governor in May (Chapter 89 of the Laws of 2020), would otherwise expire on December 31. The Governor also announced that more than 200,000 New Yorkers have now been vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and beginning next week, New York will open vaccination criteria to ambulatory care health workers and public-facing public health workers, including those administering COVID-19 tests.

“The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war, but it can’t be done overnight and our actions will determine how fast we can reach the light at the end of the tunnel,” Governor Cuomo said. “Yes, we are getting the vaccine out as quickly as possible, and yes, we’re doing everything we can to slow the spread, but we also need to find ways to start reopening businesses through the use of testing. That is the smartest way forward and that’s what we’re trying to explore. In the meantime, there is one message New Yorkers should remember as we approach the close of the holiday season – celebrating smart stops shutdowns. If we stay smart, stay tough and take the steps we know help stop the spread, we will get through this.”

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Suspect in Custody After Drugs and Cash Recovered During Investigation in Hyde Park

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At about 10:03 AM on Thursday December 31, 2020, members of the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit arrested Christopher Villar-Peralta, 20, of Roxbury during a traffic stop in the area of 21 Oakcrest Street in Hyde Park. Officers were conducting an investigation in the area when they stopped a motor vehicle which was being operated by the suspect following a street level drug transaction. Officers then conducted a pat frisk of the suspect and the vehicle which led to the recovery of approximately 134 grams of heroin and 23.4 grams of cocaine packaged for sale along with an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A and B Drugs. 

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A Public Safety Reminder from the Boston Police for New Year’s Eve 2020

The Boston Police Department wants to remind our friends and neighbors in the communities we serve, that there should be no New Year’s Eve parties held this evening. We are asking that everyone remain at home to celebrate with their household members. However, if for some reason you should find yourself driving on the streets of Boston tonight, please remember to be safe, don’t drink and drive and help us all ring in the New Year safely and responsibly.  

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Title: Establishments in Lakeville, Albert Lea, Now Facing Five-Year Liquor License Revocation for Repeated Violations of Executive Orders
Page Content: St. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (DPS-AGED) has notified Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville and The Interchange in Albert Lea that they now face a five-year liquor license revocation for ongoing and blatant violations of Executive Order (EO) 20-99, as modified and extended by EO 20-103.
Both establishments continue to sell or advertise the sale of alcohol for indoor, on-premises consumption in violation of the executive orders, and neither have come into compliance after numerous requests, notifications and court actions.  
DPS-AGED previously advised these establishments that it intended to suspend their liquor licenses for 60 days, pending a hearing before an administrative law judge. The establishments were advised at that time that they would be notified of the intent to revoke their license for five years if there were further violations.
  • Alibi, Lakeville – DPS-AGED notified Alibi on Dec. 16 of its intention to suspend Alibi’s liquor license for continued violations of EO 20-99, requiring all restaurants and bars to cease selling alcohol for on-premises consumption until Dec. On December 30 at approximately 8 p.m., Alibi posted on its Facebook page that it would reopen on Dec. 31. Earlier today, an investigator with the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) observed and took photos of numerous patrons eating and drinking what appeared to be alcoholic beverages.
  • The Interchange, Albert Lea - DPS - AGED notified The Interchange on Dec. 19 of its intention to suspend the establishment’s liquor license for continued violations of EO 20-99. On Dec. 21, 26, 28 and 29, The Interchange posted on its Facebook page that it was open for dine-in service. On Dec. 30 and 31, The Interchange posted about a “New Year’s Eve Celebration,” advertising liquor sales and recommending reservations. In addition, DPS-AGED received information on Dec. 29 from the Albert Lea Police Department that The Interchange remained open, with the exception of Christmas Day. On Dec. 30, DPS-AGED agents observed the establishment open for on-premises consumption of food and beverages, again willfully violating EO-103. 
 
While the vast majority of Minnesota establishments continue to comply with state executive orders and guidance, some bars and restaurants that choose to violate the executive order are subject to numerous sanctions and legal actions, up to and including significant fines and revocation of their food and liquor licenses.
 
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that Dakota County District Court  granted his office’s motion for a temporary injunction against Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.  The order converts the temporary restraining order that the court previously granted on December 18 into a temporary injunction that will remain in effect for the duration of the State’s lawsuit.  Alibi must comply with the temporary injunction to temporarily remain closed for indoor, on-premises dining through January 10, 2021, or risk being found in civil contempt of court. 
 
The Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against The Interchange, Albert Lea, Minn., on Dec. 21, 2020, for operating inside on-premises dining in violation of Executive Order 20-99, as modified and extended by EO 20-103. The office won a temporary restraining order against The Interchange on Dec. 23, 2020.   
Notice of Liquor License Suspension 

In addition to Alibi and The Interchange, DPS-AGED has notified six other establishments that they face a 60-day suspension of their liquor licenses. Hearings before an administrative law judge have been scheduled.
 


Executive Order Requirements

Under EO 20-103, all restaurants and bars are prohibited from allowing on-premises consumption of food or alcohol indoors, through Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Establishments may provide outdoor service if they adhere to the applicable guidance available on the Stay Safe Minnesota website (staysafemn.gov) and the requirements of EO 20-103. Establishments with on-sale liquor licenses are allowed to sell beer and wine with takeout orders pursuant to legislation signed by Governor Walz in April of this year.
 


Advisory to Liquor Licensees

The Minnesota departments of Health and Public Safety sent a letter to restaurant and liquor industry licensees yesterday advising them that opening for indoor service on New Year’s Eve would be a violation of Executive Order 20-103.
 
In previous advisories, DPS-AGED has reminded bars and restaurants that any liquor licensee found to be in violation of applicable executive orders may face a 60-day liquor license suspension, pending a hearing before an administrative law judge. An establishment will be notified of the intent to revoke its license for five years, including the subsequent revocation of the establishment’s retail identification card (buyer’s card), if there are further violations.  Minn. Stat. § 340A.415
 
Please click on the following links for the letters referenced above:
 


About the Minnesota Department Public Safety
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) comprises 10 divisions where 2,200 employees operate programs in the areas of law enforcement, crime victim assistance, traffic safety, alcohol and gambling, emergency communications, fire safety, pipeline safety, driver licensing, vehicle registration and emergency management. DPS activity is anchored by three core principles: education, enforcement and prevention.


About the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division
DPS-AGED monitors the alcohol industry, issues both alcohol and gambling licenses, and approves regulatory practices. It provides technical and field assistance to businesses and local units of government. It conducts background investigations and criminal investigations relating to alcohol and lawful gambling, the Minnesota Lottery, pari-mutuel horse racetracks and card rooms, and tribal reservation gambling.
Additionally, the division enforces laws pertaining to illegal gambling such as sports bookmaking and other illegal gambling activities. It initiates enforcement actions, resolves and mediates complaints on liquor and gambling violations. It conducts formal hearings on violators, and provides forums for discussion and resolution of liquor and gambling issues.
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Director: Bruce Gordon
Primary Contact Email: Bruce.Gordon@state.mn.us
Primary Contact Name: Bruce Godon
Primary Contact Phone: 651-201-7171
Formatted Publish Date: December 31, 2020

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BPD Reminds Community Members to Celebrate 2021 Responsibly

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For First Night Boston 2021 the Boston Police Department is reminding our community members to celebrate responsibly. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, this year’s First Night will be celebrated virtually, but that does not mean the BPD will be decreasing patrols. With an emphasis on maintaining physical and social distancing while taking into consideration Mayor Walsh’s stay at home advisory, community members are asked to adhere to these stipulations to further reduce the spread of infection. The men and women of the BPD will be on patrol in our neighborhoods to maintain the safety of all of our residents and community members. Here at the BPD, we want to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year!

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Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, December 31, 2020

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 0
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 1
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 6

Residential Break-ins: 1
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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Two Under Arrest and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

 

One Less Gun: At about 1:55 AM on Thursday, December 31, 2020, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) made two arrests and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Norfolk Avenue and Shirley Street in Roxbury. While on patrol, officers conducted a query of a motor vehicle which led to the discovery that the owner of the vehicle had a suspended license as well as a failed inspection sticker. Officers initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the area of 197 Norfolk Avenue. As the officers approached, they observed large plumes of smoke pouring out of the driver and passenger windows and the smell of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Officers identified the operator, who was driving with a suspended license as well as the passenger, who was merely in possession of an identification card. With neither party being legally licensed to operate the vehicle, both were removed. During an inventory of the vehicle prior to towing, officers noticed the rear passenger light on the ceiling of the vehicle was out of place, appearing to have been manipulated. Behind the light, officers recovered a black Glock 43 9mm firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition. Due to the proximity of both the driver and the passenger, officers arrested both of the males.

Officers arrested the operator, Darwin Jones, 42-years-old, of Mattapan, and the passenger, Andre Givens Jr., 32-years-old, of Mattapan. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Jones faces an additional charge of Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

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Officers Arrest One and Recover Loaded Firearm After Foot Pursuit in Dorchester

 

One Less Gun: At about 12:25 AM on Thursday, December 31, 2020, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Millet Street and Athelwold Street in Dorchester. While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle drive through two stop signs in the area of the aforementioned location. Based off of the violation, officers activated their lights and sirens in an effort to initiate a traffic stop on Greenwood Street. As officers approached the vehicle on foot, the operator accelerated and attempted to flee from officers down Greenwood Street. The fleeing vehicle got stuck behind another car before turning left and traveling up the wrong way on Fowler Street where again the vehicle was blocked by a lawful driver coming down the street. The vehicle came to a stop in front of 77 Fowler Street where the operator exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers pursued the suspect to the rear of 69 Fowler Street where the suspect jumped over a fence and down a steep embankment into the backyard of 28 Harlem Street. The suspect fled onto Glenway Street where additional units located him and placed him under arrest. While retracing the suspect’s path of flight, officers recovered a black Sig Sauer P226 .40 caliber firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition.

Officers arrested Rudy Antenor Jr., 34-years-old, of Randolph. Antenor Jr. is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Firearm Violation with Three Prior Violent/Drug Crimes, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Failure to Stop for Police, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. 

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Industry group starts B20 club

Illinois and Iowa already have their own clubs dedicating to highlighting fleets using biodiesel


Reston Virus Causes Severe Respiratory Disease in Young Domestic Pigs

Reston virus (RESTV), an ebolavirus, causes clinical disease in macaques but has yet only been associated with rare asymptomatic infections in humans.


Pandemic has Revealed our Dependence on Migrant Workers

The pandemic has shaken the entire system. Migrant workers weren't allowed in. Production dropped and people were afraid that the fields wouldn't be sown or harvested.


Farmers Got A Government Bailout In 2020, Even Those Who Didn’t Need It

Back in the spring, farmers who raise pigs were in a panic. Many major customers, such as food service companies that supply restaurants, weren't buying pork. Prices had fallen sharply. Some hog farmers had no place to ship their animals because so many workers in pork processing plants got sick from COVID-19.


USDA Extends Flexibilities Amid Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is extending crop insurance flexibilities for producers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Illinois Department of Public Health Monitoring New Coronavirus Variant

SPRINGFIELD - A new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been identified in the United Kingdom. Cases have been reported in two states and are not known to be linked to travel, which could indicate community spread. No cases caused by this new variant have been confirmed in Illinois yet. As more information is learned, IDPH will provide updates and notify the public if/when the variant is detected in Illinois.

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Public Health Officials Announce 8,009 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 8,009 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 133 additional deaths.

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Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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Pat Rogers Memorial Foundation Donates Wreath to the BPD for the 2020 Holiday Season in Memory of Officer Pat Rogers

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On Monday, December 21, 2020, the organizers of the Pat Rogers Memorial Foundation donated a wreath to the Boston Police Department to be placed at the Memorial Wall for officers who died from suicide. The wreath was donated to the BPD through the District C-6 (South Boston) Community Service Office, a month after the seventh anniversary of Officer Rogers’ passing and just before the Christmas Holiday. We extend our sincere gratitude to the Rogers Family and the Pat Rogers Memorial Foundation for their generous gift in memory of the late Officer Rogers.

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SHARPEN AWARENESS OF HOW TO AVOID PESTICIDE RESISTANCE

Three horticulture specialists with Ontario’s ag ministry will be offering a lunch and learn series on pesticide resistance from January 25-28, 2021.


Have a great product idea? Learn from these farmers who found retail success

Farmers may find themselves daydreaming about taking an idea for a value-added product and scaling up into a full-fledged side business. However, moving from idea to launch takes hard work, determination, understanding the end-user – and maybe even a little luck.


AUCTIONS 2020: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

By Aurélie Covini This year will definitely be remembered as the year of sales 2.0 when, due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, the number of online sales skyrocketed. And while the world economy may have trembled in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the sport horse market avoided last year’s crisis, as more than […]


Young horse show presents 25 years of jumping talent

By Sally Reid Photography: Cornege Photography Good things really are made to last! Celebrating its 25th anniversary along with that of World Breeding News is New Zealand’s National Young Horse Show – an event that (like BN) has gone from strength to strength over the past two and a half decades. It is now the […]


DWB stallion licensing moved to Vilhelmsborg

By Thomas Bach Jensen / DWB Photography: ridehesten.com This year, however, with the Covid-19 pandemic and the ban on gatherings, Danish Warmblood has been compelled to cancel the huge international event in Herning. Instead, the Danish Warmblood stallion licensing will be held at the national equestrian centre Vilhelmsborg, which is also the headquarters of Danish […]


NZ national young dressage horse championships

By Sally Reid Photography: Libby Law New Zealand’s major dressage competition was postponed for several months last year, from its usual March date until late November. This was due, of course, to the Covid-19 lockdown, and the rescheduled competition coincided with the deadline of December’s Breeding News. Therefore, it was only possible to provide the […]


Subcarpathia Top Horses: A welcome Polish evaluation

By Agata Grosicka Photography: Katarzyna Wiszowaty Although many major breeding and sporting events in Europe have been cancelled due to the pandemic, a few local breeding events were able to take place, complying to strict safety restrictions, ahead of the second wave of Covid-19: no public, just horses and their breeders. One such event was […]


Warrant Arrest Results in the Recovery of an Illegal Firearm in Dorchester

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About 6:45am on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit made an on-site warrant arrest resulting in the recovery of a firearm in the area of Millet and Athelwold Streets, Dorchester.

Officers placed Kerry Price, 35 years old of Dorchester, under arrest by virtue of an active warrant issued out of Dorchester District Court charging him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Carrying a Firearm without a License. During the arrest, officers recovered a firearm from his waistband. The firearm, a Cobray Arms Mac-11 9mm, was loaded with 29 rounds of ammunition in an extended magazine. Price was also wearing a GPS monitoring bracelet at the time of his arrest.

Kerry Price was arrested and additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Machine Gun, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Price is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

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Presenting a very good AA vintage in Pompadour

By Pascale Caillouet (Translated by Jonathan Landi) / ANAA Photography: Lova Vettese/Mouv’Media During the JIAA Pompadour (the International Anglo-Arabian Day), the breed showcased events with the Anglo-Arabian Festival. A total of 84 horses were on display and, contrary to the pessimistic forecases earlier in the year, the 2020 birth rate remains on an upward curve. […]


2020 Ford County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Ford County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Public Health Officials Announce 7,374 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,374 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 178 additional deaths.

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Public Health Officials Announce 7,374 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,374 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 178 additional deaths.

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IDOT is Hiring Snowplow Drivers

EFFINGHAM - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that openings for snow removal operators are still available from the Decatur area through the Charleston/Mattoon area and down through Shelbyville

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IDOT is Hiring Snowplow Drivers

EFFINGHAM - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that openings for snow removal operators are still available from the Decatur area through the Charleston/Mattoon area and down through Shelbyville

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Governor Pritzker Announces Reduced Co-Pays of $1.25 for Parents in Illinois’ Child Care Assistance Program

CHICAGO-Following the recent launch of a new initiative to direct additional funds to support child care providers in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Governor JB Pritzker today announced parents in the program will pay a maximum of $1.25 in monthly co-pays. CCAP provides low-income families with access to high-quality childcare throughout Illinois and the reduced rates will provide financial relief to families across the state as Illinois continues to feel the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The lower rates are applicable in January and February 2021.

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Governor Pritzker Announces Reduced Co-Pays of $1.25 for Parents in Illinois’ Child Care Assistance Program

CHICAGO-Following the recent launch of a new initiative to direct additional funds to support child care providers in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Governor JB Pritzker today announced parents in the program will pay a maximum of $1.25 in monthly co-pays. CCAP provides low-income families with access to high-quality childcare throughout Illinois and the reduced rates will provide financial relief to families across the state as Illinois continues to feel the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The lower rates are applicable in January and February 2021.

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Rebuilding Illinois: Multiple projects tackled in 2020

COLLINSVILLE - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple projects in the Metro East are completed, underway or extending into future construction seasons, highlighting an ongoing commitment made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois.

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IDOT in 2020: Rebuilding Illinois, improving safety, keeping people and resources moving during pandemic

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation, under the leadership of Gov. JB Pritzker and Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman, met the challenges of COVID-19 in 2020, ensuring infrastructure stayed open and safe, keeping projects on schedule and delivering the first full year of the historic Rebuild Illinois capital program.

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Secretary of State Offices to Close for New Year’s Day

Illinois Secretary of State offices, Commercial Driver License (CDL) facilities and drive-thru facilities serving license plate stickers will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year's Day.

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Rebuilding Illinois: Multiple projects tackled in 2020

DECATUR - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple projects in the Decatur area are completed, underway or extending into future construction seasons, highlighting an ongoing commitment made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois.

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State Community-Based Testing Site Moving to New Location in Rockford

SPRINGFIELD - The State operated community-based testing site in Rockford will be moving on Saturday, January 2, 2021 to 1321 Sandy Hollow Road in Rockford. The last day of testing at the University of Illinois Health Services Campus will be on December 31, 2020.

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State Community-Based Testing Site Moving to New Location in Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - One of the State operated community-based testing sites in the Chicago area will be moving on Saturday, January 2, 2021 to 7938 S. Halsted Street. The last day of testing at Foreman Mills will be December 31, 2020.

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2020 Iroquois County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Iroquois County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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The Wire

Introducing the Illinois Commerce Commission's premier issue of our Commission-wide newsletter, featuring industry updates, regulatory news, and proceeding highlights from the past year.

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2020 Iroquois County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Iroquois County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Illinois EPA State Revolving Fund – Clean Water Initiative Series 2020 Green Bonds Maintain Triple-A Rating and Obtain Lowest Cost of Funds

SPRINGFIELD - Today, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Finance Authority (IFA) closed their joint $500 million Clean Water Initiative - State Revolving Fund Revenue Bonds, Series 2020 (Series 2020 Green Bonds). The bonds maintained the highest rating, "AAA" from both Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor's Global Ratings.

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2020 Ford County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Ford County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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The end of an era: Farewell to Dr. Thomas Nissen

By Carolin Tassius-Diederich / Holsteiner Verband Photography: Holsteiner Verband At the end of the year 2020, Dr. Thomas Nissen will retire after 32 years as the breeding manager of the Holsteiner horse and the Verband’s director. At Neumünster he had a ceremonial farewell during the 50th Holsteiner licensing and elite auction. Dr. Thomas Nissen grew […]


Around Canada’s provinces: It’s winter in Quebec

By Chris Gould / CWHBA Photography: Aryane Tanguay The final region in our profile of Canadian breeding areas is the French speaking province of Quebec. Famous for its maple syrup, Quebec Winter Carnival, a hockey team (the Montreal Canadiens) and an ode to winter in the North; Quebec is also an active equestrian region. Hosting […]


Twelve ‘foreigners’ infiltrate the German FN rankings

By Christopher Hector Graphics: Gemma Alexander Reading the German FN rankings, you have to remind yourself that, yes, these are the GERMAN not the WBFSH rankings, since of the top 20 jumping sires, 12 are foreigners. Dial the clock back a decade and look at the 2009 FN rankings, and yes, the Belgian-bred (but he […]


Influential sires present during Zangersheide expertise

By Jo de Roo Photography: Courtesy Studfarm Zangersheide Like so many other events, Zangersheide’s autumn stallion expertise took place without an audience due to the coronavirus restrictions. The decision was, therefore, taken to move the event from hometown Lanaken to the Equestrian Center de Peelbergen in the Netherlands, where a total of 16 stallions were […]


KWPN chairman Andries van Daalen looks back on 2020!

By Charlotte Dekker / KWPN Photography: Jacob Melissen “Covid-19 demands creative solutions,” as 2020 goes into the books as an eventful year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. It affects our daily lives: at work, economically, privately, in services, sport – which encompasses breeding and competitions. It was necessary to confront the necessary regulations from the […]


Diamant de Semilly: A legacy, 30 years in the making

By Adriana van Tilburg Photography: Courtesy Haras de Semilly Diamant de Semilly has had the odds against him since day one, but has literally overcome every obstacle in his life. Every day that is added to his life is a gift for the people around him. This year, the ‘chef de race’ is turning 30! […]


Ranking the rankings, and what common sense rejects

By Christopher Hector Photography: FEI/Lukasz Kowalski, FEI/Richard Julliart It's like the search for the Holy Grail, the quest for a perfect, scientifically based method of evaluating stallions, but every attempt seems to throw up results that common sense rejects. In the 30 years I've spent looking closely at Warmblood breeding, more and more, I come […]


Walter Van Bunder: “Chiquita’s quality is her hardiness”

By Jo de Roo Photography: Jo de Roo and Peter Llewellyn According to Walter Van Bunder – the breeder of Sapphire and Glasgow van’t Merelsnest, one of the strongest qualities of the performance line of Chiquita is its hardiness. Life hasn’t always been plain sailing for Studfarm van’t Merelsnest, founded by Walter and Gerda Van […]


Feeding management of the broodmare: Part 3

By Dr.Mariette van den Berg: B. AppSc. (Hons), MSc., PhD (Equine Nutrition) Photography: Mariette van den Berg and Tellisa Kearton When it comes to feeding horses, it’s important to provide them with a balanced diet. This is particularly so when considering broodmares, who are expected to grow a healthy foal inside them for 11 months […]


Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 2
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 2
Vehicle Breaks: 5

Residential Break-ins: 5
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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Officers Arrest Two and Prevent Attempted Bicycle Theft with Assistance from Community Members in the South End

 

At about 2:45 PM on Monday, December 28, 2020, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a larceny in progress in the area of 345 Harrison Avenue in the South End. As officers approached the scene, they observed a male being chased by several males on Mullins Way. Officers pursued the male to the parking lot of 348 Harrison Avenue where he was being held down by the males who were chasing him prior to officers’ arrival. Officers recognized the detained male from prior interactions. While in the parking lot with the first suspect, officers received information that a second suspect was stopped at the scene of the original call at 345 Harrison Avenue. Officers secured the first suspect who was arrested for multiple active warrants. During the booking process, officers recovered illegal drugs on the suspect’s person.

Additional officers who were at the scene of the initial call secured the second suspect, who was positively identified by witnesses. Officers spoke to the victim who stated he was approached by a concierge who notified him there were two males inside of the bicycle room with a pair of bolt cutters. The victim stated he approached the males who were attempting to access the bicycles inside of the locked room. A physical altercation between the suspects and the victim ensued in which the first suspect kicked the victim before fleeing the area.

Officers arrested the first suspect, Robert Glavin, 38-years-old, of Jamaica Plain and the second suspect, Matthew Douglas, 49-years-old, of Lynn. Both are charged with Breaking and Entering of a Building Daytime for Felony and Possession of Burglarious Tools. Additionally, Glavin is charged with Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Class A Drugs, Possession of Class B Drugs, Possession of Class E Drugs, and Receiving Stolen Property Under $1200.00. Glavin also had five outstanding warrants for various charges including Receiving Stolen Property, Larceny from a Building, and Armed Robbery. Both suspects are expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

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Boston Man Arrested and Charged with Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle

At about 3:15 PM on December 28, 2020, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown), responded to a radio call for a person in the area of Bulfinch Place and New Chardon Street, attempting to gain entry into parked motor vehicles by pulling on door handles.

Upon arrival, officers observed the male, later identified as Robert Snyder, 51, of Boston sitting inside one of the parked motor vehicles. After further investigation it was revealed that the motor vehicle did not belong to the suspect and he did not know the registered owner.

Robert Snyder was arrested and charged with Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle (Daytime). He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

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Title: DPS Office of Justice Programs Distributes Coronavirus Relief Grants
Subtitle: Grantees Receive $8 Million to Support Community Services
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ST. PAUL — Communities affected by COVID-19, especially communities of color, received $8 million in short-term Coronavirus relief grants. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (DPS-OJP) distributed the grants to 74 recipients to help youth and young adult violence intervention efforts, crime victim services and community COVID-19 response.

“The overwhelming response to the CRF grant is a testament to the needs throughout the state, especially underrepresented communities,” said DPS Assistant Commissioner Booker Hodges. “The grantees who were awarded funds offer hope and help to many communities struggling to help address issues compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

DPS-OJP received 134 applications requesting more than $19 million of the available $8 million. The 74 grants were awarded to organizations that support services including:

  • Violence prevention
  • Technology enhancements
  • Basic needs
  • Emergency housing
  • Personal protective gear
  • Domestic violence survivor support
  • Distance learning
  • Mental health services

“COVID-19 has created great uncertainty for many Minnesotans especially for our most vulnerable,” said DPS-OJP Director Kate Weeks. “The CRF grants provided additional resources to communities impacted the most.”

Funds were available for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency from September 1 through December 30, 2020.

Priority for funding was for agencies serving the largest percentages of disproportionately impacted communities.  This includes communities already facing racial, health, and economic disparities.

Several examples include:

  • Austin Aspires, distance learning assistance
  • Violence Free Minnesota, domestic violence emergency assistance
  • Pillsbury United Communities, distance learning an internship assistance
  • Red Wing Youth Outreach Program, supporting at risk youth with distance learning
  • YMCA of The Greater Twin Cities, emergency housing and distance learning assistance

For more information, including the complete list of grantees visit the Office of Justice Programs website ojp.dps.mn.gov.

About the Minnesota Department Public Safety

DPS comprises 11 divisions where 2,100 employees operate programs in the areas of law enforcement, crime victim assistance, traffic safety, alcohol and gambling, emergency communications, fire safety, pipeline safety, driver licensing, vehicle registration and emergency management. DPS activity is anchored by three core principles: education, enforcement and prevention.

About the Office of Justice Programs

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (DPS-OJP) provides leadership and resources to reduce crime, improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, and assist crime victims. To accomplish this, OJP administers grants, provides training and technical assistance, provides research and data, works to protect crime victims’ rights, and provides reparations benefits to victims of violent crime.

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Director: Bruce Gordon
Primary Contact Email: Rebecca.Rabb@state.mn.us
Primary Contact Name: Rebecca Rabb
Primary Contact Phone: 651-201-7563
Formatted Publish Date: December 29, 2020

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2020-33: Patrol Reports Christmas Weekend Holiday Activity Report

KHP personnel assisted 620 motorists over the holiday reporting period

The Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing its Christmas Weekend Holiday Activity Report. The reporting period for the holiday ran from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol worked one non-DUI related fatal crash and had two non-DUI related fatalities. 

Information in the table is compared to data from 2018 and 2019.

 Enforcement Data  2018 2019 2020
DUI Arrests 10 6 18
Speed Citations 1,000 232 590
Speed Warnings 956 346 613
Safety Belt - Adult Citations 104 20 48
Safety Belt - Adult Warnings 17 2 5
Safety Belt - Teen Citations 5 1 0
Safety Belt - Teen Warnings
1 0 0
Child Restraint - Citations 31 3 9
Motorist Assists 838 282 620

 Crash Data 2018 2019 2020
Fatal DUI Related Crashes 0 0 0
DUI Related Fatalities 0 0 0
Non-DUI Related Crashes 1 0 1
Non-DUI Related Fatalities 1 0 2
**The reporting period for 2018 was from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec.  21 to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25.
The reporting period for 2019 was from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25.
The reporting period for 2020 was from 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27.

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Illinois Department of Labor Issues Minimum Wage Hike Reminder

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois' minimum wage is set to increase to $11 an hour on Friday, January 1, 2021. The Illinois Department of Labor is encouraging employees to watch their paychecks to ensure that time worked in 2021 is paid at the new rate.

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Illinois Department of Labor Issues Minimum Wage Hike Reminder

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois' minimum wage is set to increase to $11 an hour on Friday, January 1, 2021. The Illinois Department of Labor is encouraging employees to watch their paychecks to ensure that time worked in 2021 is paid at the new rate.

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January is ?Radon Action Month’ in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging residents to take time in the coming weeks to test their home for radon as part of Radon Action Month.

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2020 Lee County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Lee County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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2020 Lee County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Lee County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Public Health Officials Announce 5,644 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 5,644 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 106 additional deaths.

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2020 Marion County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Marion County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0380, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Public Health Officials Announce 5,644 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 5,644 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 106 additional deaths.

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2020 Woodford County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Woodford County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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2020 Boone County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Boone County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Rebuilding Illinois: Multiple projects tackled in 2020

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple projects in the Springfield area are completed or underway, highlighting an ongoing commitment made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois.

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Boston 96 and Public Journal for Monday, December 28 2020

Data includes 96–Hour-Period Beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 2
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 8
Vehicle Recoveries: 7
Vehicle Breaks: 16

Residential Break-ins: 10
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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MPSG Executive Director Looking Back On Good Year

The Executive Director of Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) is looking back on a good year for producers. Daryl Domitruk made the comments during his year-end interview.


Canola Returns to Winning Ways

Canola futures got back to their winning ways on Thursday, closing higher ahead of the Christmas break.


Prairie Dryness Continues

More precipitation is likely on the Christmas list of many western Canadian farmers this year. As the map below shows, large portions of all three Prairie provinces have seen below normal precipitation since about the end of the harvest, with things particularly grim for the area east of Regina all the way over to Winnipeg. The dry start to the winter followed a dry fall, which in turn followed a mostly dry summer.


PROVINCE TAKES FURTHER STEPS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS

New Measures for Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Expected to Deliver Approximately 220,000 Tonnes of GHG Emissions Reductions Per Year: Guillemard The Manitoba government continues to keep its promises and act on targets set out in the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan with the adoption of new blend requirements for ethanol in gasoline and for biodiesel in diesel, moving the province closer to meeting greenhouse-gas (GHG) reduction targets, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced today.


New Round of Crop, Livestock Aid Included in Congressional Deal

Crop farmers will receive $20 an acre payments under the $900 billion emergency aid deal reached by Congress on Sunday.


Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites in Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites in Northern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.

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Rebuilding Illinois: Multiple projects tackled in 2020

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple projects in the Bloomington-Normal area are completed, underway or extending into future construction seasons, highlighting an ongoing commitment made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois.

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ILLINOIS SOYBEAN MARKETING REFERENDUM SCHEDULED

SPRINGFIELD, IL -Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) Acting Director Jerry Costello II has set February 2, 2021 as the date for a referendum that proposes to amend the Illinois soybean marketing program.

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IDES Preparing to Administer New Federal COVID-19 Relief Legislation

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that it remains committed to implementing newly announced federal unemployment benefits and relief measures as quickly and effectively as possible.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available at State Mobile Testing Sites in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.

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Public Health Officials Announce 4,453 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,453 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 105 additional deaths.

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BPD Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Individuals in Connection to a Stabbing that Occurred on December 18, 2020

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Boston Police are looking to identify the above pictured individuals in relation to a person stabbed on December 18, 2020 in the area of West Broadway and F Street, South Boston.

At about 10:45pm on Friday, December 18, 2020, an officer from District C-6 (South Boston) was on patrol in the area of West Broadway and F Street, when he located a victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding these individuals is advised to please contact District C-6 Detectives at 617-343-4742.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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Investigation Update: Suspect Arrested for Murder in Fatal Stabbing in the Area of 208 Sumner Street in East Boston

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Investigation Update: At about 9:07 PM on Thursday December 24, 2020, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 208 Sumner Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

On December 25, 2020, Boston Police Homicide Detectives charged Steven Anthony Hatfield, 36 years old of East Boston, with Murder. He will be arraigned in East Boston District Court at a later date.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

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BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Herbert D. Allen Killed in the Line of Duty on Christmas Day 93 Years Ago

The BPD Memorial’s blue flame forever burns bright for all killed while protecting and serving others.

The BPD Memorial’s blue flame forever burns bright for all killed while protecting and serving others.

BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Herbert D. Allen who died in the line of duty in the early hours of Christmas Day 93 Years ago today.

At about 12:50 AM on December 25, 1927, Officer Allen was on motorcycle patrol in the area of Washington and Fairbanks Streets in Brighton when he crashed into a pole due to a mechanical failure. Officer Allen was transported to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Officer Allen was 32-years-old at the time of his death, leaving behind a wife and two sons, and was laid to rest at the Green Street Cemetery in Marblehead. His name is etched on the Law Enforcement Memorial at the Massachusetts State House.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor at the intersection of Washington and Fairbanks Streets in Brighton to remember his service and sacrifice to the City of Boston so many years ago.

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Officers Arrest Suspect After Breaking and Entering and Brutal Assault on Elderly Man in Roxbury

 

At about 11:03 PM on Thursday, December 24, 2020, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a report of a breaking and entering in the area of Pompeii Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers were unable to make entry into the residential building as their only access point was barred with a steel door. Officers could hear screaming inside of the apartment as they attempted to gain entry. While officers were on scene, they were notified via BPD Operations that the 911 caller was inside of the basement and would be able to let the officers into the residence. Officers made their way into the building through the basement and onto the first floor where they opened the door and observed an adult male victim lying unconscious on the floor with blood covering the interior of the apartment. Officers immediately requested Boston EMS to the scene where they transported the victim to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers could hear the suspect inside of the residence and as they made their way to the second floor, they located the suspect who was subsequently taken into custody.

Officers arrested Wyse Richardson, 23-years-old, of Dorchester. Richardson is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person Over 60.

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Death Investigation in the area of 208 Sumner Street in East Boston

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At about 9:07 PM on Thursday December 24, 2020, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 208 Sumner Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.  

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

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BPD Officers Humbled to Receive Beautiful Bouquet of Flowers from Young Girl in Brighton

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Over the last several days, BPD Officers across the City of Boston have aided and assisted with the delivery of countless donated presents throughout the neighborhoods and communities we serve. Earlier today, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) received a special gift of their own, when a young girl walked into the station with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to thank the officers for their visit to her home which helped bring even more joy to her and her entire family on this night.

During this Holiday Season, as we continue our attempts to stay close and connected while remaining at a distance for the greater good, we look to the sincere gestures of kindness all around us to remind us that we are truly working through this challenging year together and that good deeds do not go unnoticed.

We thank our young friend and her family for this act of kindness while wishing them a very happy and healthy Holiday Season.

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Over 8 Hours Officers Arrest Four and Recover Three Illegal Firearms in Separate Incidents Across the City

INCIDENT #1: About 6:32pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an on-site firearm arrest following a traffic stop in the area of Talbot Avenue and Washington Streets, Dorchester.

While on patrol in the area of Darlington Street and Norfolk Street, officers observed a motor vehicle traveling with excessive tint. Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle at the intersection of Talbot Avenue and Norfolk Street. As the officers exited their cruiser and began to approach the vehicle, the operator began driving away. Officers returned to their cruiser, and followed behind until traffic forced the vehicle to stop on Epping Street. The operator, later identified as Shaquone Cazeau, 28 years old of Dorchester, immediately exited the vehicle, and began running across Washington Street towards Lithgow Street while holding the right side of his waistband.

Officers exited their cruiser and followed behind Cazeau as he ran down Lithgow Street. As the officers approached, one heard what sounded like a metal object hit the ground. The officer continued behind Cazeau, who ran up a driveway and jumped over a fence in the backyard of 27 Lithgow Street. The officer lost sight of the suspect as he made it over to Brent Street.

The officer broadcast a description of the suspect for the officers in the area. Responding officers observed a male matching the suspect description on Welles Avenue. As the officers approached, he took off running towards Harley Street. Officers were finally able to locate and apprehend the suspect in the rear of 112 Ocean Street.

After searching the area of Lithgow Street, the officers located a firearm at 9 Lithgow Street.  The firearm, a Taurus PT 145 Pro was loaded with (1) round of ammunition in the chamber, and (10) rounds in the magazine.

The suspect, Shaquone Cazeau, was placed under arrest and charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Trespassing, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. The suspect was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for Failure to Stop for a Police Officer and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License.

Cazeau is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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INCIDENT #2: About 1:33am on Thursday, December 24, 2020, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Cheney Streets, Dorchester.

While on patrol in the area of Warren Street and Crawford Street officers observed a motor vehicle with excessively tinted windows traveling on Crawford without their headlights activated. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Cheney Street. Further investigation into the rear passenger, later identified as Michael Tabb, 24 years old of Hyde Park, revealed a firearm in his waistband. After a brief struggle, officers were able to safely remove the firearm and place Tabb into handcuffs. The firearm, a black Glock 43 was loaded with (1) round of ammunition in the chamber and (7) rounds in the magazine.

Michael Tabb was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Resisting Arrest. Tabb is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

The operator/registered owner was mailed a MA Uniform Citation for Excessive Tint and Failure to Display Headlights and released. The front passenger was identified, and also released.

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INCIDENT #3: About 2:27am on Thursday, December 24, 2020, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm arrest at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Richie Streets, Roxbury.

While on patrol in the area of Columbus Avenue and Centre Street, officers observed a motor vehicle traveling on Columbus Avenue at a speed greater than reasonable. Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Bancroft Street. As the officers spoke with the operator of the motor vehicle, identified as Joshua Madison, 27 years old of Jamaica Plain, he immediately informed the officers that he did not possess a valid drivers license. The officers identified the other two occupants, and requested that everyone exit the motor vehicle. Officers observed the rear passenger, identified as Daquan Sparks, 27 years old of South Boston, glance down towards the floor several times. Officers focused their attention to this area of the motor vehicle, and observed what appeared to be a firearm underneath the front passenger seat. The firearm, a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson Beretta px4 Storm was loaded with (10) rounds of ammunition.

The operator, Joshua Madison, was placed under arrest and charged with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Madison was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for the offense.

Daquan Sparks was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm and Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License.

A third passenger of the motor vehicle was identified and released from the scene.

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Are There Reasonable Alternatives to Fall Tillage for Residue Management?

Big crops mean big residue left behind! One the positives of big residues means lots of organic matter to return to the soil, which supports soil health and return or cycling of various nutrients like P, K and micros.


Dog Strangling Vine Control with Herbicides

An invasive perennial weed from the milkweed family, dog strangling vine, is extremely difficult to control once it gets established.


FCC recognized as a Kincentric Best Employer for 2020

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has once again been recognized as one of Canada’s best employers, part of Kincentric’s Best Employers global certification program that measures and recognizes leading employers.


Greenhouse vegetable growers working with the community to mitigate nighttime light glow

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) are eager to engage the local municipal councils of both Kingsville and Leamington on reasonable and enforceable lighting by-laws for the greenhouse sector in the region.


Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, December 24, 2020

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 5
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 0
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

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Canola Falls Back

Profit taking and liquidation of the soon-to-expire January contract sent canola futures lower on Wednesday. With the holidays fast approaching, traders decided to take some money off the table with the market rallying its highest since 2013. Markets will close early at noon Central Time on Thursday for Christmas Eve and will reopen again on Dec. 29. Strength in the Canadian dollar added to the pressure on canola.


Public Health Officials Announce 7,037 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,037 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 96 additional deaths.

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