September is National Preparedness Month

Yuma, Arizona - According to the National Weather Service, Monsoon Season doesn’t officially end until September 30th (and even then, we know that Mother Nature doesn’t always consult with the NWS) So, here are some things to keep in mind:

Arizona Western College Hosts the Civility Project October 4th on Zoom

Yuma, Arizona - In partnership with Arizona Western College, the Civility Project with Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson brings insights, tips, and hands-on skill-building to an October 4th, Zoom session designed to empower people to find ways to understand one another in an increasingly fraught time. 

Justice Department and EPA Reach Clean Air Act Settlement with Xtreme Diesel Performance, Ending Sale of Defeat Devices

Las Vegas, Nevada - Xtreme Diesel Performance (XDP), an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer based in Wall Township, New Jersey, with a sales distribution center in Las Vegas, Nevada, has agreed to stop manufacturing and selling parts for diesel pickup trucks that, when installed, bypass, defeat or render inoperative EPA-approved emission controls and harm air quality, as part of an agreement to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations.

MS-13 Member Sentenced to 35 Years’ Imprisonment for Racketeering Conspiracy and Other Violent Crimes

Baltimore, Maryland - A Maryland man was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, murder and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, and other charges in connection with his La Mara Salvatrucha, aka “MS-13” gang, activities between 2015 and 2019. 

Man Sentenced for COVID-19 Relief Fraud

Detroit, Michigan - A Michigan man was sentenced Tuesday to 32 months in federal prison for fraudulently seeking nearly $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.