Imperial Valley News
Albany, New York - A former Guatemalan police officer, who is wanted by authorities in his home country for homicide and aggravated robbery, stemming from his alleged role in a fatal 2012 holdup in Jutiapa, Guatemala, was arrested Wednesday by officers and special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Costa Mesa, California - A youth volleyball coach from Orange County was arrested Wednesday by investigators from the multi-agency Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF) on state charges for allegedly sending sexually explicit material to a minor electronically.
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) can now update their production history when an eligible family member joins the operation. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant.
Washington, DC - Building on President Obama’s Testing Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Education today released a series of case studies with examples of work states and districts are doing to ensure fewer, better and fairer tests for students. The examples are part of the Department’s continued efforts to lift up promising practices and provide information to states and districts about thoughtful ways to reduce and improve testing.
Washington, DC - Changes in the tests that diagnose foodborne illness are helping identify infections faster but could soon pose challenges to finding outbreaks and monitoring progress toward preventing foodborne disease, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Week Report.
Consumers Union Urges Lawmakers to Support Bill Requiring Doctors on Probation for Serious Offenses to Notify Patients
Sacramento, California - Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, is urging state lawmakers to support SB 1033, which would protect Californians’ right to know about doctors who have been disciplined by the state medical board for a history of misconduct. The bill requires doctors on probation for serious offenses to inform their patients and will be voted on today by the Senate Business and Professions Committee.