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  • Louisiana grocery workers plead guilty in $7 million food aid fraud

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Three workers at a Louisiana grocery store pleaded guilty this week to participating in a $7 million scheme to exchange food assistance benefits for cigarettes and cash, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.
  • California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning

    California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning
    California firefighters responded to 163 new wildfires last week, most of them sparked by lightning in parched forest lands. The wildfires further stretched firefighting resources that have already been spread thin by fire activity across the state that...

    Who's Emmaus gonna call? The Geese Police

    Who's Emmaus gonna call? The Geese Police
    Fining people who feed the geese in Emmaus' Furnace Dam Park clearly is having no impact on the size of the flock that has taken over the place and calls it home. And the beacons set about to scare the birds into leaving had no effect either. "We got...

    Immigration crisis at border afflicts heartland harvest

    WASHINGTON The heated tempers of the nation's border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and...

    Slaughterhouse indicted for allegedly selling cancer-ridden beef

    Slaughterhouse indicted for allegedly selling cancer-ridden beef
    The co-owners of a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse behind a massive beef recall were indicted by a federal grand jury along with two of their employees for knowingly distributing cattle with eye cancer and processing condemned carcasses. The...