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California tightens handgun restrictions
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO California (Reuters) - California has banned the sale of single-shot handguns that can be altered into semi-automatic weapons, handing a modest victory to proponents of tougher gun laws while striving to protect antique collectors. The new rules ere signed into law on Friday by Governor Jerry Brown. California already has some of the strictest gun control laws in ...
Wildfire managers tap military for aid in U.S. West
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Wildfire managers have turned to the U.S. Department of Defense for immediate access to two military C-130 aircraft retrofitted to carry retardant, boosting their forces to face the largest blaze in Washington state history. The U.S. Forest Service has its own fleet of more than 20 air tankers, but has in the past called on the military to provide ...
California high court softens 'three strikes' law
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - (This July 11, 2014, story was corrected in paragraph 6 to show courts, not the state, could reconsider cases ) California's highest court has softened implementation of the state's "three-strikes-and-you're-out" criminal sentencing law, marking the second time the rules for identifying and imprisoning career criminals have been loosened in ...
Community Calendar This Week
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.
Convicted Missouri killer faces execution after stay lifted
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request to stay the execution of a convicted triple murderer who says he suffers from mental incapacity, ruling within hours after an appeals court lifted a stay granted by a federal judge. Missouri prison officials were planning to put John Middleton to death by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. CDT on Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne ...
Fulton Jazz Fest, Aug. 8-9, Announces ‘Monster’ Line-up
“Jazz Organ Monster” Tony Monaco, king of the Hammond B3 Organ, headlines the 2014 Fulton Jazz Fest, with cool jazz and hot nights, 5-11 p.m. on Aug. 8 and 4:30-11 p.m. Aug. 9, it was announced by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, festival host. Continue reading →
Real estate transactions for Sunday, July 6, 2014
The transactions listed below include properties sold for $200,000 or more and recorded between June 9-13. David Alan Kuritz sold to 7997 Doar Road to Daniel J. and Cheri K. Fernandes for $750,000.
Rubber bands snapping really hard - painfully hard - against the skin. That's what laser treatment feels like to Marianne Morrison, who is getting three of her tattoos removed, including a large iris on the right side of her neck.
Goldman posts surprise profit gain
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported a surprise increase in second-quarter profit as fixed-income revenue fell less than many analysts projected and investment-banking fees rose. Net income climbed 5%... To view the full story, click the title link.