Imperial Valley News Center
St. John, Virgin Islands - Alain Rene Leichtnam, 71, a French national, was arrested April 30, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with encouraging and inducing aliens to enter the United States in violation of law, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe of the District of the Virgin Islands.
Washington, DC - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Seoul, in the Republic of Korea, was recognized today at the 2015 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) annual awards ceremony. The office received the Heroes’ Award for its extraordinary efforts in combating child exploitation, including its role in criminalizing possession of child pornography in South Korea. The team of awardees comprised Regional Attaché Taekuk Cho, Deputy Attaché Stanley Seto, Assistant Attaché Daniel Kenny and Foreign Service National Investigator Yongseok Kim.
New Haven, Connecticut - Eight members of a narcotics trafficking organization have been arrested for conspiring to distribute steroids and oxycodone in Connecticut, announced U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.
Washington, DC - Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced the availability of up to $3.3 million in competitive funding to support the ability of farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a form of payment.
Cape Canaveral, Florida - A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parachutes marked a successful demonstration Wednesday by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon spacecraft abort system – an important step in NASA’s endeavor to rebuild America's ability to launch crews to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. The successful test of the spacecraft’s launch escape capabilities proved the spacecraft’s ability to carry astronauts to safety in the unlikely event of a life-threatening situation on the launch pad.
U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $24.8 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $24.8 million to 67 schools districts in 26 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in elementary and secondary schools.