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Jonesville ex-clerk arrested for stealing utility payments

theft, money, dollar

JONESVILLE, La. (AP) — A former Jonesville utility clerk has been arrested on charges that she stole more than $25,000 in electricity payments by town residents. Attorney General Jeff Landry says Leigh Ann Ingram was arrested Wednesday on charges of theft, malfeasance in office and computer fraud. Landry says the 47-year-old Jena resident diverted cash from the Catahoula Parish town’s ...

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Ethics panel won’t clear PSC member lease to solar company

midwest solar facility

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) An Alabama Public Service Commission member should not sign a potentially lucrative lease with a solar energy company that hopes to sell energy to a utility he regulates, a state ethics panel said Thursday. The Alabama Ethics Commission, voting 3-2, issued an advisory opinion Thursday saying Public Service Commissioner Chip Beeker should not enter into the agreement ...

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Iceland hosts energy branding conference Sept. 19-21

Blue Lagoon, geothermal spa

The electricity market has moved from regulation to competition meaning that consumers have an added influence. The most effective way of communicating with them is through a well-designed, strong brand. This is opening up new opportunities, both for the utilities and the customers. All marketing efforts need to rely on strong brand work to be efficient and effective. CHARGE – The World’s First Energy Branding ...

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Pennsylvania reinstates $11M fine against Uber after appeal

Uber, Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania utility regulators reconsidered — and then reinstated — a record-setting $11.4 million fine imposed on ride-hailing company Uber, which says it’ll go to court to challenge it. Thursday’s 4-1 vote by the Public Utility Commission comes four months after the original vote to fine San Francisco-based Uber for operating in Pennsylvania for six months in ...

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Mexico wonders why its president is meeting with Trump

Mexico, Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto awoke to a storm of criticism from Mexicans over his decision to meet Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico for referring to its migrants as “rapists” and criminals. Former first lady Margarita Zavala, herself a potential presidential candidate, aimed a tweet at Trump, saying: “Even ...

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FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year

WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta ...

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North Dakota Petroleum Council sets annual meeting in Minot

pump jack, north dakota oil production

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Petroleum Council is holding its annual meeting in Minot next month. The trade organization represents several hundred companies working in North Dakota’s oil and gas industry. Officials during the 35th annual meeting at the Holiday Inn Riverside Sept. 19-21 are slated to give updates on the oil patch, discuss regulations and address issues ...

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