ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — Reports from two regulatory agencies are critical of how staff at the Black Hill's Children's Home responded after a young girl fled from the facility, a runaway who...
Man gets 76-year sentence for $16M in securities fraud
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 76 years in prison for securities fraud.
The Denver Post reports 59-year-old Kelly James Schnorenberg was sentenced last month after a Douglas County District Court jury convicted him in October on 25 counts of security fraud totaling $16 million.
According to the state Department of Regulatory Agencies, the Lone Tree man bilked 240 investors.
Mexico’s leftist president rails against big government
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new leftist leader —long branded a socialist by his critics — is railing against big government.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that his predecessors created too many high-paid positions on regulatory agencies.
"What did they do all this time? They made the government bigger," he said at a news conference. "Institutions and commissions everywhere."
Man found guilty of $16 million in securities fraud
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been convicted on 25 counts of security fraud totaling $16 million.
The Denver Post reports a Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies news release says Kelly James Schnorenberg, of Lone Tree, was convicted Oct. 22 by a Douglas District Court jury.
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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel say they've signed a deal to merge European steel operations into a new firm.
Under the agreement signed Saturday, each company will hold a 50 percent stake in the Netherlands-based joint venture called Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel B.V.
GAY, Mich. (AP) — A dredging project in Grand Traverse Bay Harbor in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has received final approvals from government regulatory agencies.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says dredging is expected to start in May and is part of efforts to save Buffalo Reef off Gay, northwest of Marquette.
States to US: Pass along utilities’ tax savings to customers
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Elected officials, consumer advocates and regulators in 18 states are pushing for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ensure that utility customers see a reduction in their bills thanks to windfalls utilities will reap from corporate tax cuts included in the federal tax overhaul.
Residents: Tests find toxic chemicals after Texas plant fire
DALLAS (AP) — Tests detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken miles from a chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded, nearly 20 Houston-area residents said Monday.
The findings were disclosed in a letter the residents' lawyers mailed to the chief executive of the plant's owner, France-based Arkema Inc., and several regulatory agencies, giving notice that they planned to sue.
Arkansas’ Arvest Bank to purchase Arkansas’ Bear State Bank
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas-based Arvest Bank has announced plans to acquire fellow Arkansas-based Bear State Financial, Inc., the parent company of Bear State Bank, in an estimated $391 million transaction.
The purchase announced Tuesday is expected to be finalized during the fourth quarter of 2017 or first quarter of 2018, pending approval by regulatory agencies.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott has appointed an attorney as the next chairman of the Vermont Public Service Board, which oversees the siting of energy projects, public utility rates and service quality.
GRANBY, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado board that is overseeing an investigation into the death of a woman who fell off a ski lift has sent the matter to state officials for further review.
The Summit Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2qYrhZr ) the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board has sent the case up to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Office of Investigation after discussing the woman's death in closed session Wednesday.
LIHUE — The island’s consumer-owned electrical utility is beginning to consider exemption from the state’s regulatory agencies.
As part of its updated strategic plan, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is in the process of considering moving out from under the authority of the state’s Public Utility Commission to a deregulated or minimally regulated status. The move would allow the coop greater flexibility in responding to member concerns and changes in fuel prices and market conditions.
SEN. NANCY TODD: Home inspectors should be certified for the sake of safety
For consumers, one of the biggest transactions they make during the course of their lifetime is the sale or purchase of a home. Home inspectors have a tremendous amount of access to the most private spaces in a person’s home. Currently, Colorado does not require home inspectors to be licensed, making this the only unfettered process of home buying. This unconstrained part of the home-buying process poses a public safety risk to consumers. After learning about previous investigations by the Department of Regulatory Agencies and CBS4, and listening to numerous senate testimonials, I have introduced a bill to address this issue face on. We can no longer let this problem fly under the radar when consumer safety is at risk.
The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) will file Friday two applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to decommission four dams on the Klamath River.
According to a press release from the KRRC, one application, filed jointly with PacifiCorp, asks FERC to transfer PacifiCorp’s licenses to operate the four dams in California and Oregon to the KRRC.
The second application asks for FERC to approve dam decommissioning and removal.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge in Jefferson Parish has dismissed the parish's litigation against oil companies accused of damaging coastal wetlands.
Jefferson is among four coastal parishes making such claims in multiple lawsuits in state courts. Judge Stephen Enright's decision, dated Aug. 1 and made public Tuesday, says the parish's court action was premature. He agreed with oil industry lawyers who said the parish must first seek and exhaust administrative remedies...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents who want to voice a concern about a consumer service or product to a top state official will get that chance.
Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs Undersecretary John Chapman and representatives from the office's regulatory agencies are launching a summer listening tour starting Tuesday.
The five sessions are a chance for officials to hear concerns about and recommendations for improvements to consumer protections and...
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