THE LIGHTBULB This July 2016 photo shows a drinking water well structure at Versluis Park in Plainfield Township, Mich. Utilities serving Kent County's Plainfield Township, near Grand Rapids, and the city of Ann Arbor reported perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, known as PFOS, and perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOA, in raw and treated water, MLive.com reported. (Garret Ellison/The Grand Rapids Press via AP) The Environmental Protection Agency will today hold a day-and-a-half-long summit about how to address a potentially harmful class of chemicals in the drinking water of millions of Americans. But environmental advocates question how serious the Trump administration is about tackling the nationwide problem. As recently as January, EPA staff huddled with chemical industry representatives to discuss a widely used class of commercial chemicals one day after a White House official privately suggested to those officials that an upcoming … [Read more...] about The Energy 202: EPA holds summit on dangerous chemicals after delayed report
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VINITA — Suspected killer Ronnie Dean Busick appeared in Craig County District Court on Friday for a preliminary hearing sounding docket.The case was continued to July 13 where a preliminary hearing will be set.Busick, 66, of Wichita, Kansas, is charged in Craig County District Court with two counts of first-degree murder with malice aforethought or accessory to first-degree murder, two additional counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, and one count of first-degree arson or accessory to first-degree arson.He is accused in the deaths of Danny and Kathy Freeman and their 16-year-old daughter, Ashley, and her friend Lauria Bible, 16.Busick is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.On Friday, the state responded to motions filed by Busick’s attorney, Gretchen Mosley with the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System.Mosley’s motion accused District Attorney Matt Ballard of arranging for a “custodial interrogation” of Busick by Lorene Bible, … [Read more...] about Suspect in Welch girls murder case appears in Craig County court Friday
The federal government has issued a new warning that e-cigarette products designed to look like popular candy, cookies and juice boxes pose a threat to children. Even in small amounts, nicotine can cause seizure, coma, respiratory arrest and death from cardiac arrest in children if they touch or drink it. Document: DECEPTIVE PACKAGING The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission have issued warning letters to manufacturers and retailers for selling e-liquids with labeling that resembles kid-friendly products, such as juice boxes or candy. Safety tips › Follow storage tips for e-liquids and teach children to avoid these products› Remember that children are curious and put all sorts of things in their mouths. Even if you turn away for a few seconds, they can quickly get into things that could harm them.› You can help prevent accidental exposure to e-liquids by always putting your e-cigarettes and/or e-liquids up and away — and out of kids’ and pets’ … [Read more...] about Citing dangers to children, FDA, FTC crack down on vaping liquids
A Henryetta police dog detected 44 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop earlier this week.A K-9 officer was monitoring traffic about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when he noticed a car that allegedly was speeding, according to Henryetta Police Chief Steve Norman. The driver, identified as Jorge Barron, reportedly did not have a driver's license.As the officer waited to get information on the vehicle and its two occupants, he noticed nervousness between the dog and Barron, Norman said. When the dog inspected the vehicle, 44 pounds of meth allegedly were found in two boxes.Barron, 20, and passenger Ana Duenas, 19, both of Colorado, were arrested on complaints of trafficking a controlled dangerous substance. Barron also was cited for multiple traffic violations. … [Read more...] about Henryetta police K-9 finds 44 pounds of methamphetamine during traffic stop
WASHINGTON — A 12-year-old boy was fatally hurt in Anne Arundel County after a work van drove onto the sidewalk and struck him. It happened on Andrew Hill Road and Green Drive in Arnold, Maryland, just before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The boy was walking on the sidewalk with his mother and brother when a van traveling westbound on Bay Green Drive veered off the road at the intersection hitting the boy. The van continued onto a grassy area and struck a tree. The boy was flown to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, where he died from his injuries, a news release said. The driver of the van is identified as 37-year-old Michael Blair Gauthier, of Arnold, Maryland. He was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries. Preliminary investigation of the crash shows what appears to be reckless driving and failing to remain in a single lane. Gauthier was arrested on charges of manslaughter and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. There may be additional charges … [Read more...] about Van driver fatally strikes boy in Anne Arundel Co.