Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Many of us heard the news on December 4. America is no longer number 1. We are now number 2. The Chinese economy overtook our economy to become the largest in the world. We've been the leading economic power for about 150 years but times have changed. We can now take our number one finger down or instead hold up two fingers.
West Lafayette, Indiana - Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky shows.
Sacramento, California - Wildlife officers at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are turning to an age-old enforcement tool the horse - to help protect California’s natural resources.
Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Racially Motivated Attack on White Man and African-American Woman
Sacramento, California - Anthony Merrell Tyler, 34, of Yuba City, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to serve 46 months in prison for violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The crime involved a racially motivated attack by Tyler and two co-defendants, Billy Hammett, 30, and Perry Jackson, 29, on a white man and an African-American woman in Marysville in 2011. In addition to his term of incarceration, Tyler was ordered to serve three years of supervised release upon his release from prison and to pay $175 in restitution.
Los Angeles, California - The FBI and law enforcement partners continue to seek the public’s assistance in learning the identity of a suspect who robbed a Beverly Hills bank on November 28, now nicknamed the “Patient” Bandit,” based on the surgical-type mask he wears around his mouth and nose. An unidentified male who matches the description of the suspect in the November 28 robbery was seen in bank surveillance photographs taken on December 5 at a Citibank located at 3rd and Fairfax. Witnesses described the man’s activity on December 5 as suspicious while he stood in the customer service line at the bank.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - On Tuesday, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary of International Affairs Alan Bersin and Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance Deputy Minister Ahmad Maslan signed a trade agreement on behalf of their nations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.