Tennessee: Barry Zarculia Charged With Cyberstalking

(STL.News) –  A Nashville man was arrested today and charged with four counts of cyberstalking, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Barry Zarculia, 53, was arrested this morning by FBI agents, pursuant to a criminal complaint issued Tuesday and unsealed today. According to the complaint, the FBI has been investigating Zarculia since June and determined that he used a cellular phone and an Instagram account to send death threats, threaten serious bodily harm, and/or harass, intimidate and stalk multiple victims.

The complaint alleges that Zarculia was the user of the Instagram account @songs_in_the_key_of_z and posted hateful, racist, anti-black messages on their public message board, such as messages including the phrasing “black lives don’t matter.” In addition, an individual referenced having observed posts which applaude

Pennsylvania: Stroudsburg Woman Jennifer Annette Bush Sentenced

Pennsylvania: Stroudsburg Woman Jennifer Annette Bush Sentenced To 13 Months’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking

(STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on November 10, 2020, Jennifer Annette Bush, age 45, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 13 months’ imprisonment and a three-year term of supervised release by United States District Judge Malachy E. Mannion, for drug trafficking offenses.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, during March 2018 and again during February 2019, Bush possessed with the intent to distribute several different illicit substances, including cocaine, heroin and synthetic opioid and fentanyl.  After her initial March 2018 arrest by state authorities, Bush returned to drug trafficking in February 2019, prompting the initiation of the instant fe

Kansas Governor Announces New Rural Economic Development Program

Governor Laura Kelly Announces New Rural Economic Development Program

Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly today announced the creation of the Kansas Main Street Affiliate Community Program, an initiative designed to introduce more Kansas communities to the resources and technical assistance offered through Kansas Main Street.

The new Affiliate Community Program is a membership-based program that invites representatives from participating communities to attend training and technical service sessions normally reserved for only the 25 designated Main Street program communities in the state. This allows those communities not involved fully with Main Street to still reap significant benefits from the program.

“My administration brought back the Main Street program because it is a proven tool to help Kansas’ rural communities recruit and retain businesses, and restore and

Connecticut Governor: High School Students To Participate in Competition

Governor Lamont Encourages Connecticut High School Students To Participate in Cybersecurity Competition

CyberStart America Registration Now Open, Chance for Participating Students and Schools to Win Prizes, Scholarships, and Recognition

HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont today is urging high school students in Connecticut to participate in CyberStart America, an innovative, national cybersecurity competition that encourages young adults to explore their aptitude for the exciting, lucrative, postsecondary pathways available in cybersecurity and computer science.  The program, sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and the SANS Institute, is free to enter, and all schools and students in grades 9 to 12 are invited enter the challenge to compete for the chance to win scholarships, prizes and recognition for themselves and their schools.

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Colorado Governor Presents proposal Budget to JBC

Governor Polis Presents FY2021-22 Budget to Joint Budget Committee

Gov. Polis Budget Calls for Investments to Restore Major Reductions, Stimulate State’s Economy & Prepare for the Future

DENVER, CO (STL.News) Governor Jared Polis presented his budget proposal for FY 2021-22 to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) of the General Assembly, including a stimulus package for the current fiscal year FY 2020-21.

“We don’t just want to get back to where we were before the pandemic – we want to build back even stronger.  Which is why this budget makes strategic investments to ensure we are more inclusive and more resilient.  We need to be creative to find the ways to get the help to those who need it when they need it most and this budget is prudent and increases reserves for the uncertainty ahead,” said Gov. Jared Polis. “These times dictate urgency and we must co

New York: Christopher J. Cohn Sentenced to 241 Months

New York: Christopher J. Cohn Sentenced to 241 Months for Armed Bank Robberies

(STL.News) – Christopher J. Cohn, a/k/a “Wolf,” age 27, of Albany, was sentenced today to serve 241 months in prison for two armed bank robberies he committed in February 2019.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon; Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Keith M. Corlett, Superintendent of the New York State Police; Chief Eric Hawkins of the Albany Police Department; and Chief David M. Keevern of the Town of North Greenbush Police Department.

Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn also ordered Cohn to serve a 5-year term of supervised release following his term of incarceration, and to pay $193,863.57 in restitution to his victims.  Cohn was also

Arizona Governor: Free COVID-19 Testing Available

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) The Arizona Department of Health Services and ASU Biodesign have partnered to make available COVID-19 saliva testing for Arizonans.  It’s quick, easy and free.

In addition, COVID-19 testing is available at nearly 500 sites across Arizona.  Details including locations, hours of operation and contact information can be found HERE.

Upcoming saliva testing opportunities tomorrow and this weekend will occur in Mesa, Page, Globe, Flagstaff, Glendale and Tucson.  Available testing tomorrow includes:

Globe Testing
Where: Globe High Desert Middle School – 4000 High Desert Dr., Globe, AZ 85501
When: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Virginia: John Malcolm Bareswill Sentenced for Threatening

Virginia: John Malcolm Bareswill Sentenced for Threatening to Burn Down African American Church

(STL.News) – A North Carolina man was sentenced today to two years in prison for making a threat to burn down an African American church in Virginia Beach.

According to court documents, John Malcolm Bareswill, 63, called a Virginia Beach church with a predominantly African American congregation, made racially derogatory remarks, and threatened to set the church on fire.  The threatening call was placed on June 7, several days after one of the church’s leaders took part in a public prayer vigil and peaceful demonstration for George Floyd.

“John Malcolm Bareswill reacted to a prayer vigil and rally held in memory of George Floyd by threatening to burn down an African American church,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virg

Virginia: John Malcolm Bareswill Sentenced for Threatening

Virginia: John Malcolm Bareswill Sentenced for Threatening to Burn Down African American Church

(STL.News) – A North Carolina man was sentenced today to two years in prison for making a threat to burn down an African American church in Virginia Beach.

According to court documents, John Malcolm Bareswill, 63, called a Virginia Beach church with a predominantly African American congregation, made racially derogatory remarks, and threatened to set the church on fire.  The threatening call was placed on June 7, several days after one of the church’s leaders took part in a public prayer vigil and peaceful demonstration for George Floyd.

“John Malcolm Bareswill reacted to a prayer vigil and rally held in memory of George Floyd by threatening to burn down an African American church,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virg

Tennessee Governor Announces Reconnect to Workforce Partnership

Tennessee Reconnect Helps Unemployed Tennesseans

Nashville, TN (STL.News) Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Reconnect to Workforce, a partnership between the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Tennessee Reconnect program and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development that will assist up to 500,000 Tennesseans claiming unemployment benefits to earn a college degree while fulfilling work search requirements.

“As federal unemployment benefits end, we want to ensure Tennesseans have the tools needed to skill up and gain long-term employment,” said Gov. Lee.  “There are over 250,000 available jobs in Tennessee and this partnership will remove barriers so Tennesseans across our state can acquire the skills needed to acquire a high-quality job.”

“The biggest challenge in reconnecting Tennesseans to education is often financial hardship,” said T

Oklahoma: Tulsa Doctor Christopher V. Moses Sentenced

Oklahoma: Tulsa Doctor Christopher V. Moses Sentenced for Role in an Opioid Drug Conspiracy

(STL.News) – A Tulsa doctor was sentenced today for conspiring with others to unlawfully issue prescriptions for controlled substances, as well as maintaining a drug involved premises at his medical clinic, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

Christopher V. Moses, 67, of Tulsa, has been sentenced to one year of home confinement and five total years of probation.  Moses will forfeit his medical license and not seek reinstatement while serving his sentence.  U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell further ordered Moses to pay $28,581 in restitution to two victims, a $200,000 fine, and a forfeiture amount of $1.8 million representing the proceeds he obtained as a result of his crime.  Moses will also forfeit his 2011 Mercedes-Benz.

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Virginia Governor: October 2020 Revenue Report

General Fund revenue collections down 2.7 percent from previous year and fiscal year-to-date collections up 6.7 percent, growth in sales and use taxes and recordation tax collections offset expected decline in payroll withholding

RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that General Fund revenues fell 2.7 percent in October with solid growth in sales and use taxes and recordation tax collections offsetting an expected decline in payroll withholding.

“This month’s revenue report shows that Virginia is on sound financial footing despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Northam.  “We must stay focused on beating this virus first and foremost, so we can remain on a road to recovery and continue moving our Commonwealth forward.”

Regular monthly collections are due in withholding, sales taxes, and most minor sources.  On a fiscal year