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Bill would require project to block Asian carp
Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:03

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A member of Congress from Michigan has introduced a bill that would require separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area to block the path of Asian carp and other invasive species.

Republican U.S. Rep. Candice Miller said Wednesday that the measure would authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct barriers severing the connection between the two aquatic systems.

The Corps offered two options to accomplish that goal in a report last month.

Business groups in Illinois and Indiana say separation would damage the economy and cause flooding. Miller and other supporters say it's the only sure way to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp.

If enacted, the bill would set a timetable for designing a separation project and beginning construction.


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Three arrested in theft of Stradivarius violin
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:44

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A prosecutor say three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of a multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster.

Assistant District Attorney Kent Lovern said Wednesday he couldn't reveal any information beyond the arrests. He says he doesn't expect a charging decision to be made before Thursday.

Police say the nearly 300-year-old violin was on loan to concertmaster Frank Almond. Authorities say a robber used a stun gun on Almond and took the instrument from him in a parking lot of Wisconsin Lutheran College, where he had just performed Jan. 27.

The violin has been appraised at $5 million.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra says someone recently offered $100,000 for the safe return of the violin.


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Hoffman probe tip leads to four arrests
Written by TOM HAYS, Associated Press   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:35

NEW YORK (AP) — Four people were taken into custody on drug charges after police investigating the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman executed search warrants at several New York City apartments, two people with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday.

A confidential source provided a tip that the suspects may have supplied Hoffman drugs, according to the people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because investigators have not obtained evidence to corroborate the reported connection.

Police say undisclosed quantities of heroin and marijuana were found Tuesday night in the three apartments in a lower Manhattan building. The four suspects — three of whom live in the building — face charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Two also face charges of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Hoffman was found dead over the weekend in his Greenwich Village apartment with a syringe in his arm.

The NYPD's intensive effort to determine the source of the drugs in an apparent accidental overdose is unusual. Courts have found that under state law drug dealers cannot be held liable for a customer's death.

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St. Olaf concert in BG canceled
Written by David Dupont   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:03
The concert by the St. Olaf College Band scheduled for tonight at the Bowling Green Performing Arts Center has been canceled.
The band is traveling from Pittsburgh back to their campus in Minnesota. Because of the severe weather predicted for tonight and Thursday the band decided to cancel its local stop.
 
Woman who drove with man on car guilty of murder
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 07:25

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A substance-abuse counselor who drove 2 miles through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder, drunken driving and hit-and-run.

Sherri Lynn Wilkins showed no response as the Superior Court jury returned with its verdict.

Wilkins' blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit for driving when she struck 31-year-old Phillip Moreno in November 2012 in suburban Torrance, prosecutors said.

"The way she treated Phillip Moreno struck at human dignity," Deputy District Attorney John Harlan, the lead prosecutor, said after the verdict. "This case has been about human dignity. We do not tolerate someone who does not pull over when they see someone on their windshield."

A large contingent of Moreno's relatives, including brothers and sisters, were present for the verdict. Outside court, they embraced Harlan and co-prosecutor Saman Ahmadpour but declined to speak to reporters.

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