Author: Associated Press

Salad Product Recall Over E. Coli Bacteria Impacts 22 States

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds (34,020 kilograms) of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce may be contaminated with a…

Iowa Supreme Court Says Stand-Your-Ground Law Has Limits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s 2017 stand-your-ground law doesn’t apply to defendants engaged in criminal activity prior to using deadly force. Friday’s ruling reverses an Iowa Court of Appeals’ order in May issuing a new trial to Miguel Angel Lorenzo Baltazar, of Des Moines. He is serving life in prison for…

AG Barr to Unveil Plan On Missing, Murdered Native Americans

PABLO, Mont. (AP) – Attorney General William Barr is announcing a national plan to address cases of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr will make the announcement Friday about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. The plan adds specialized coordinators in 11 U.S….

Some Iowa Farmers Back Crop Buffer Law to Protect Water

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s farmer-dominated conservation districts are calling for a state ban on planting crops within 30 feet of streams to improve water quality, but the state’s top agricultural official opposes the idea. The Gazette reports that the Conservation Districts of Iowa isn’t the first group to push for a buffer law, but it’s the first time…

Pine Ridge Man Pleads Not Guilty to Suffocating Baby Son

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A father has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in federal court in South Dakota after he was accused of smothering his baby while the two slept together. Prosecutors say 42-year-old John Jealous of Him Sr. was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when the rolled on top of his 8-month-old son last August…

Salad Product Recall Over E. Coli Bacteria Impacts 22 States

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds (34,020 kilograms) of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce may be contaminated with a…

Idaho Sports Company Sentenced for Defrauding Oglala Sioux

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Executives of an Idaho company that claimed to help schools fund athletic programs have been sentenced for taking thousands of dollars from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The owner of All Around Sports LLC and two of his supervisors were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court. Company owner Christopher Hoshaw of Meridian, Idaho,…

Dogs Maul 11-Year-Old Boy at Minnesota Bus Stop

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) – An 11-year-old Maplewood boy is recovering after two dogs attacked him as he got off his school bus. Sixth-grader Carter McKay got off the bus after classes at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood Monday afternoon. His mother, Christina Frokjer, says two dogs were standing in his yard when Carter got home. Frokjer tells Minnesota Public…

South Dakota Ad Federation Peeved by Meth Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Add South Dakota ad agencies to the chorus unhappy with a state anti-meth campaign that included the provocative tagline “Meth: We’re on it.” The South Dakota Advertising Federation is upset that the account went to a Minnesota ad agency. In a statement, the federation says nine in-state agencies bid on the contract. The federation doesn’t…

Vape Debate: Are E-Cigarettes Wiping Out Teen Smoking?

Robert F. Bukaty/APWASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. smoking rate among high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, falling to a new low. Normally the lower numbers from the U.S. government would have anti-tobacco advocates cheering. But instead, the decline in teen smoking has been overshadowed by the startling rise in underage vaping. Some health experts believe the drop…

GM Recalls 640K Pickups; Seat Belts Can Cause Carpet Fires

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is recalling over 640,000 pickup trucks worldwide because hot gas from a high-tech seat belt can set the carpeting on fire. The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. Also included are some 2020 Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups. All have carpet as…

Trump to Meet on Teen Vaping as Plans for Flavor Ban Fade

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials say President Donald Trump will meet with medical experts, health advocates and industry representatives on the problem of underage vaping later this week. The White House meeting set for Friday comes amid a surge in electronic cigarette use by teens. Administration officials said Wednesday that the president will hear from “all…

AP Source: FBI Has Asked for Interview with Ukraine Whistleblower

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. From the moment he was elected, Zelenskiy pushed for an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump. Zelenskiy saw such a visit as a quick win…

Nebraska Inmates Offered Chance to Serve Sentences Back Home

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska corrections department is asking more than 600 inmates to step forward if they’d like to serve out the remainder of their sentences in their home states. The Correctional Services Department said in letters to the prisoners last week that completing all or part of their sentences in the other states would let some inmates…

FBI Investigating South Dakota Reservation Crash That Killed 2

WANBLEE, S.D. (AP) – The FBI is investigating a fatal crash involving an Oglala Sioux tribal police officer on the reservation. Oglala officials say the officer was responding to a 911 call about gunfire when he crashed into a van on Highway 44 near Wanblee Oct. 25, killing the driver and a passenger. Officials have not named the officer or…

In South Dakota, Meth Fighters Welcome Any Help They Get

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s new anti-drug campaign is drawing nationwide mockery for its slogan that seems to suggest the state is on meth, but police officers say the attention couldn’t have come at a better time. Local police departments are contending with a drug that is now more potent and cheaper, leading to a surge of use…