Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Long-range funding doubts notwithstanding, recent polling shows that more workers than ever before are counting on Social Security as a "major source" of their retirement income, reports Gallup.
Midpines, California - Wildlife officials are investigating a bear attack that resulted in serious injuries early this morning in Mariposa County:
Sequoia National Forest - Law enforcement’s multi-week search for Benjamin Peter Ashley continues in Eastern Kern County, California, which will affect a small number of deer hunters in zone D-9. Ashley became a person of interest in an ongoing investigation into a kidnapping which occurred on July 28, a murder which occurred on July 30 and an attempted murder of a peace officer which occurred August 1.
Bakersfield, California - U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers (District of North Dakota), North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton (Minneapolis FBI), Special Agent in Charge Monica M. Miller (Sacramento FBI) and Bakersfield Chief of Police Greg Williamson announced indictments of 22 individuals in western North Dakota and seven defendants in Bakersfield on drug trafficking charges.
Two Plead Guilty in Scheme to Bribe DMV Employees to Issue Commercial Driver’s Licenses; Four More Charged
Sacramento, California - Two defendants, including a DMV employee, pleaded guilty today to their roles in a conspiracy to sell Class A commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) without the buyer having to take or pass the required tests, announced United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner; Tatum King, Acting Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Francisco; FBI Special Agent in Charge Monica M. Miller; and Frank Alvarez, Chief of Investigations Division, California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Cold Case Fugitive Wanted for Crimes Against Children in Northern California Arrested in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California - A former northern California school teacher wanted for alleged crimes against children was arrested yesterday morning in Los Angeles by members of the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force, announced David Bowdich, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, and David Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office.