Trucks rumble up controversy at P&G site

WDTN

UNION, Ohio (WDTN) – Procter and Gamble’s distribution center in Union will bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area, but with those jobs, come hundreds of semi trucks a day.

For some residents, those semis are not a welcomed sight.

Ben Jones is a 43-year resident of Butler Township.  He says the sound of rumbling trucks is not music to his ears.

“When you move out to a Township, you’re obviously looking for some quiet,” said Jones.

He says the peace and quiet he once knew went away when surrounding plots of land were annexed to the City of Union.

Now, P&G’s Distribution Center, one of those annexed portions of land, brings traffic to an area that doesn’t typically see much.

“This morning already, there have been three semi trucks come down Frederick Road which Mister Applegate over at the City of Union promised us there would be no…

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GE Trees / Topics / Resources / Take Action – Canadian Biotechnology Action Network – CBAN

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Source: cban e_News, Thursday, 5 March, 2015
Protests halt approval of GE Trees in Brazil
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Breaking News! Protests halt the approval of GE Trees in Brazil! 
On March 5, a meeting of a Brazilian government agency that was set to approve genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees was stopped by 300 peasant farmers from La Via Campesina. 1000 women of the MST Landless Workers Movement also occupied the Brazil Suzano company facilities in an action that included the destruction of GE eucalyptus seedlings. See here for photos and details: http://stopgetrees.org/victory-ctnbio-occupied-meeting-cancelled-no-approval-ge-trees/

On March 3 CBAN organized a solidarity protest at the Brazilian Embassy in Ottawa as part the Emergency International Day of Action to Stop GE Trees, one of protests on 4 continents. You can see the photos from some of these actions here: http://stopgetrees.org/report-backs-global-day-action-ge-trees/

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NC mother facing murder charges in son’s death after autopsy

myfox8.com

ROXBORO, N.C. –The mother of a 2-year-old Roxboro boy who was accused of extreme child abuse following her son’s death last summer, is now facing murder charges.

On Friday, officials in Person County released an autopsy report that stated the toddler – Donte Joseph Diven – had a significant amount of pain medication in his system when he died.

Investigators said the case began July 30, 2014 when Person County deputies responded to a call about a child in cardiac arrest.

“It did not sound right from the beginning. They actually took the child from the residence and met at a convenience store instead of waiting at the residence for the ambulance to arrive,” Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones told ABC11 in an interview last August.

Diven was taken to the hospital but never regained consciousness and died August 3.

Read more: WTVD

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NC man arrested after road rage shooting on I-95 in Sussex Co.

WTKR.com

Sussex Co., Va. – A North Carolina man was arrested Wednesday following a road rage shooting on I-95.

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon on I-95 northbound at the 32 mile marker in Sussex County.

Virginia State Police responded to calls reporting a shooting just after Noon. A 2006 Freightliner tractor trailer and a 2015 Subaru Outback were heading north on I-95 when the drivers of the two vehicles began engaging with one another.

The Subaru drove down the right shoulder, pulled up alongside the tractor trailer and the driver began shooting.

One of the rounds hit the tractor-trailer’s right rear tandem tire. The driver of the tractor-trailer called police to report the incident.

Troopers spotted the Subaru exiting I-95 at the Carson Scales (Exit 37). He was then stopped on Route 301 north.

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The driver of the Subaru, 55-year-old Alton B. Parker of Fatyetteville, North Carolina, was charged with…

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Nissan,Hyundi Issue Recalls Affecting 650,000 Cars In U.S., Canada

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The latest recalls from Hyundai and Nissan impact some 625,000 cars manufactured between 2013 and 2015.

The Nissan recall is by far the largest. The automaker is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving. This latest recall covers Altima midsize cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. It brings the total number of vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 1.1 million.

Nissan says in government documents that if the main hood latch isn’t fastened, the secondary latch may not hold the hood closed as designed.

Nissan previously recalled 238,000 Altimas from 2013 for the same problem, as well as 216,000 Nissan Pathfinders from 2013 and 2014, Infiniti JX35s from 2013 and QX60s from 2014.

The company is still investigating the problem and could recall…

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