Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that additional waterfowl hunting opportunities will soon be available at Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area. The Llano Seco Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area will open for waterfowl hunting on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Additionally, special hunting blinds for hunters who possess a junior hunting license will open at Howard Slough Unit of Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
Sacramento, California - Michael Lott, 39, of Vallejo, was sentenced to 14 years in prison yesterday after entering guilty pleas to drug trafficking charges in a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute MDMA and crack cocaine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. In imposing sentence, Chief United States District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. said the defendant was at the center of a massive drug conspiracy and his conduct warranted a significant sentence.
Man Charged with the 2012 Murder and Rape of His Disabled Neighbor While Burglarizing Her Norwalk Home Arrested in Guatemala
Los Angeles, California - A former Norwalk man suspected by detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department of raping and murdering his disabled neighbor was arrested Thursday following a joint fugitive investigation in Los Angeles and Central America, announced Bill Lewis, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, and Sheriff Jim McDonnell of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).
San Jose, California - Ryan Lopez Bernardez was arraigned today on charges that he violated the Endangered Species Act by transporting two endangered Asian Arowana fish, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and United States Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent in Charge Jill Birchell.
OtisMed Corporation and Former CEO Plead Guilty to Distributing FDA-Rejected Cutting Guides for Knee Replacement Surgeries
Washington, DC - OtisMed Corp. and its former chief executive officer (CEO) admitted today to intentionally distributing knee replacement surgery cutting guides after their application for marketing clearance had been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the corporation agreed to pay more than $80 million to resolve its related criminal and civil liability, the Justice Department announced today.
USDA Announces 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum Speakers, Theme "Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century"
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced speakers for the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum, "Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century," to be held from Feb. 19-20, 2015, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Va. The forum's plenary speakers and sessions will take a global, modern look at different aspects of today's agriculture industry.