Labor Day Gas Prices Lowest In Four Years

first_imgThe price to fuel up this Labor Day weekend is the cheapest since 2010, according to GasBuddy.comThe average national gas price is $3.43 a gallon Friday, seven cents cheaper than a month ago and eleven cents cheaper than Labor Day 2013.Experts say we could see a slight increase over the weekend but the rates still remain at its lowest in four years.The average cost of a gallon of gas in Indiana is $3.54. You can find it cheaper locally as most gas stations are in the range of $3.34 to $3.36 Friday.International tensions in the Middle East and Russia has not led to a gas price hike as of yet, experts added.last_img

Governor declares Saturday ‘Carson King Day’ in Iowa

first_imgDES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds has declared this Saturday “Carson King Day” in honor of the former ISU student who’s now aiming to raise $2 million for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital by this weekend.“It takes all of us making a difference and we’ve had one individual that has made a big difference in a short amount of time,” Reynolds said Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony in her statehouse office.King, who is 24 years old, held up a humorous sign seeking beer money during ESPN’s “College Game Day” broadcast before this year’s Iowa-Iowa State game in Ames. Donations poured into his Venmo account and King soon announced he’d donate the money to the Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.“Individuals like Carson King demonstrates how ‘Iowa Nice’ isn’t just a slogan, but our way of life,” Reynolds said.King was invited to attend the event and he watched as the governor signed the proclamation in his honor. His impromptu fundraiser ends this weekend. King and his family have been given tickets to Saturday’s game in Iowa City, so he can witness the crowd do “The Wave” to children in the hospital that overlooks the stadium.“Carson King can showcase who we are as a people, not only by selflessly donating to a worthy cause, but spreading the message of generosity,” Reynolds said.Reynolds praised King for being a “force for change.”“The Carson King story embodies a young man’s ability to help a cause greater than himself and can serve as a model for others to follow,” Reynolds said, as she read the proclamation. “And whereas Carson has shown that one person can make a difference and one person can make a positive change, even through the unlikeliest ways.”King shows the governor the total money raised.The crowd gathered around the governor’s desk included King and his family, as well as a group there to see the governor recognize September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness” month.“Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children,” Reynolds said. “…There are approximately 40,000 children on active treatment at any given time.”The governor got her own phone out to take a selfie with King. And King showed the governor his fund raising tally was near the $1.5 million mark.last_img read more

Canadian Man Charged with Possession of Undersized Fish in FL Keys

first_imgPhoto courtesy: WPEC/CBS12 via Monroe County Sheriff’s OfficeJail records did not list an attorney for Singh. A Canadian man is charged with possessing nearly three dozen undersized fish in the Florida Keys.A news release issued by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday states that 73-year-old George Singh of Ontario, Canada, was charged with 31 counts of possession of undersized mangrove snapper. He has also been charged with 27 counts of possession of over-the-bag-limit of the fish.Authorities report they found Singh with the fish in a bucket at the Whale Harbor Bridge in Islamorada.All but one of the mangrove snapper were under the legal size limit of 10 inches.last_img

Joe Biden under Pressure to Respond to Assault Allegations

first_imgWe will finally hear from former Vice President Joe Biden this morning about the intensifying allegations of sex assault against him.Former Senate aide Tara Reade says then-Senator Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. The Biden campaign has said “this absolutely did not happen.” The former vice president will be asked about the allegation tomorrow on Morning Joe on MSNBC.President Trump thinks Joe Biden should respond to accusations of sexual assault against the presumed Democratic presidential nominee. Adding that the allegations by former Senate staffer Tara Reade could be false.Trump also said he knows “all about false accusations.” The president has been accused of sexual misconduct by over two dozen women. He also compared Biden’s situation to that of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of misconduct during his nomination.last_img read more

Trump Promises Stone No Prison Time: “He Can Sleep Well at Night!”

first_imgPresident Trump on Thursday promised that his longtime informal political adviser, Roger Stone, will not serve prison time.The commander-in-chief said the convicted Republican provocateur “can sleep well at night” while revisiting criticisms of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.The pledge from the president came on Twitter, after Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative group Turning Point USA, wrote Tuesday that Stone “will serve more time in prison than 99% of these rioters destroying America,” in reference to the ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd.“This isn’t justice,” Kirk added. “RT for a full pardon of Roger Stone!”Never forget:Roger Stone will serve more time in prison than 99% of these rioters destroying AmericaAll because he supports Donald Trump.This isn’t justice.RT for a full pardon of Roger Stone!— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 2, 2020 Trump shared the tweet and added, “No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night!”The president’s social media post represents just his latest involvement in Stone’s case. It also comes after congressional Democrats and Justice Department officials called out the president and Attorney General William Barr for involving themselves in the matter.No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night! https://t.co/HHg24tcZrx— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020 Federal prosecutors requested last February that Stone be sent to prison for seven to nine years for interfering with congressional and FBI investigations into alleged connections between the Russian government and Trump’s 2016 campaign.After the president blasted the prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation in a tweet as a “horrible and very unfair situation,” the Justice Department then submitted a revised filing that did not specify a prosecution term, and said the initial proposal “could be considered excessive and unwarranted.”This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://t.co/rHPfYX6Vbv— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020center_img Soon thereafter, the four attorneys who led Stone’s prosecution resigned or notified the court that they were stepping off the case.Last month, nearly 2,000 former Justice Department officials signed a letter urging Barr to resign over his actions in the federal cases of both Stone and Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser who was also tangled up in Mueller’s probe.The Justice Department has already started to move to stop the case against Flynn. However, it is unclear how Barr will respond to the president’s tweet from Thursday.During a February interview, Barr described the Stone case as a “righteous prosecution” and said, “I was happy that he was convicted.”Other convicted associates of the president who were targets of the investigation into Russian interference, including former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, were recently released from prison into home confinement, due to concerns about the coronavirus.President Trump hinted earlier in the year that the self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” of GOP politics would not have to serve his full prison term, saying his former aide “has a very good chance of exoneration.”Stone said in April that he is “praying for a pardon,” and had been told by the Bureau of Prisons to report to begin serving his 40-month sentence by June 30.His appeal is still pending.last_img read more

Ghostriders ride over Nelson Leafs 5-2

first_imgSam Weber scored the other goal for Nelson, sporting a 3-3 record since new coach Mario DiBella took over the team from Dave McLellan.Fernie dominated the Leafs for most of the contest, out shooting the visitors 57-32, including a 23-8 margin in the first period.Patrick Ostermann took the loss in goal for the Leafs.Newly signed Josh Williams was the back up goalie for Nelson.Nelson completes a three-game-in-three night stint Saturday at home against defending champion Kimberley Dynamiters.Game time is 7 p.m. Fernie Ghostriders scored three straight second period goals to bounce the Nelson Leafs 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the East Kootenay City.The Riders erased a 1-0 deficit on goals by Talyer Sincennes, Justin Peers and Ryan Kennedy in a span of three minutes to completely change the momentum of the contest.Blair Andrews, scoring this third goal in two games, pulled Nelson to within a goal after two periods.But Cole Keebler and Ryan Teslak scored insurance goals in the third period to complete the victory.last_img read more