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U.S. State Dept probing whereabouts of $5,800 bottle of whisky given to Pompeo
The U.S. State Department is looking into the whereabouts of a $5,800 bottle of whisky given to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by the Japanese government, a U.S. government document made public on Wednesday showed. A notice from the State Department's Office of the Chief of Protocol dated July 22 listing gifts to U.S. federal employees from foreign governments reported in 2019, said the whisky was donated to Pompeo by the government of Japan on June 24, 2019.
Reuters
Derailed by #MeToo, comedian Louis C.K. announces comeback tour
Comedian Louis C.K. on Wednesday announced a 30-city stand-up tour, his first major gigs since admitting in 2017 to sexual misconduct. His TV shows, a comedy special and a movie were dropped as Hollywood distanced itself at the height of the #MeToo movement that calls out inappropriate behavior by powerful men. In 2020, he released a standup special "Sincerely Louis C.K." on his website.
Axios
Judge to Capitol rioter: Insurrection is "not patriotism"
A federal judge sentencing a Michigan man Wednesday over his role in the U.S. Capitol riot dismissed any notion that he's a political prisoner.Driving the news: Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that she wasn't sentencing Karl Dresch, of Calumet, "because he is a supporter" of former President Trump, noting that "millions of people" had voted for him "and did not heed his call to descend on the nation's Capitol," per the Detroit News.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with
Bangor Daily News, Maine
Maine GOP calls on John Hiatt to resign over child porn charge
Aug. 4—If you are concerned about a child being neglected or abused, call Maine's 24-hour hotline at 800-452-1999 or 711 to speak with a child protective specialist. Calls may be made anonymously. For more information, visit maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/reporting_abuse. The chair of the Maine Republican Party on Wednesday called for Penobscot County Treasurer and Bangor School Committee member John ...
Bangor Daily News, Maine
John Hiatt faces $1,000 bail on child porn charge
Aug. 4—If you are concerned about a child being neglected or abused, call Maine's 24-hour hotline at 800-452-1999 or 711 to speak with a child protective specialist. Calls may be made anonymously. For more information, visit maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/reporting_abuse. County Treasurer and Bangor School Committee member John Hiatt appeared before a judge Wednesday on a child pornography possession ...
Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.
Westmoreland DA to seek death penalty in Penn Township double murder
Aug. 4—Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck says he will seek the death penalty against a North Huntingdon man accused of gunning down a Penn Township couple. The county's top prosecutor said the May 16 fatal shootings of Jacob R. Erdeljac, 40, and his girlfriend, Mara Casale, 27, came amid a four-day crime spree by Victor Frederick Steban that police said started May 14 and ...
Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.
Jeep driver charged with DUI, driving more than 100 mph on Route 22 in Murrysville
Aug. 4—A Murrysville police officer said in court papers though he knew the driver of a 2020 Jeep Wrangler was speeding along Route 22 early Sunday, he didn't realize the car was going more than 100 mph until he attempted to catch it. This week, police charged Alex P. Moxie, 24, of North Huntingdon, with driving more than 55 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, driving under the ...
Aiken Standard, S.C.
Third suspect charged in Aiken County murder
Aug. 4—A third suspect in the Jhaz Allison murder investigation in Aiken County was arrested Monday and charged with murder and destruction of human remains. Sharla R. Hamilton, 28, is charged with murder, kidnapping, destruction, desecration or removal of human remains and possession of a weapon during violent crime. The murder and initial charges On June 29, police asked the public for ...
Aiken Standard, S.C.
S.C. prison inmate sentenced to 20 years for drug conspiracy
Aug. 4—An Aiken County man has been sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison for drug conspiracy. Kenneth Bryant Evans, also known as "Country," 38, of Aiken County, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine and heroin with the intent to distribute, according to acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart. Evidence presented at his change of plea ...
Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore.
GP police warn of 'moving fraud' schemes
Aug. 4—Grants Pass police are warning Southern Oregonians to beware of fraudulent moving companies, and want to hear from locals whose property was either held hostage for more money or flat out stolen. According to Grants Pass police Lt. Jeff Hattersley, the department has recovered "approximately $500,000 in household goods belonging to several victims across the Rogue Valley and from ...