Imperial Valley News
Investigators Seek Bank Robbery Suspects Nicknamed Two Guys & a Girl Bandits in Connection with Two Violent Takeover Bank Robberies
Los Angeles, California - The FBI and local law enforcement officers in Los Angeles County are seeking information leading to the identity of an unidentified group of bank robbery suspects nicknamed “Two Guys & a Girl Bandits,” based on witness accounts during one of the robberies that suggest that two of the suspects were men and one was a woman.
Oakland, California - Akysha Rockwell pleaded guilty in federal court Friday for her role in a false tax refund scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez.
Attorney General Prohibits Federal Agency Adoptions of Assets Seized by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Except Where Needed to Protect Public Safety
Washington, DC - Attorney General Eric Holder issued an order setting forth a new policy prohibiting federal agency forfeiture, or “adoptions,” of assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies, with a limited public safety exception. A federally adopted forfeiture - or “adoption” for short - occurs when a state or local law enforcement agency seizes property pursuant to state law and requests that a federal agency take the seized asset and forfeit it under federal law.
Tampa, Florida - Two Tampa men were sentenced Thursday for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Washington, DC - A normal water supply is predicted for much of the West, while the Southwest, Sierra Nevada region and Pacific Northwest are beginning the year drier than normal, according to data from the first 2015 forecast by USDA's National Water and Climate Center (NWCC). California, Arizona and New Mexico as well as parts of Colorado, Utah and Nevada are experiencing prolonged drought, focusing attention again on the winter snowfall.
Washington, DC - NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet, 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) from Earth.