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Ozzy Osbourne announces worldwide farewell tour

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Ozzy Osbourne has announced a farewell world tour for 2018 that will run through 2020. The rock star will begin touring on May 5 in Mexico at a venue that has yet to be announced. The first leg of the tour will cover South America and Europe with the final show taking place July 2 at the Meo Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Live Nation has said North American dates will be announced next year. "People keep asking me when I'm retiring," […]

todayNovember 7, 2017

Business & Lifestyle

Fiscal budget, school funding formula points of discussion at Nokomis school board meeting

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) -- In the meeting of the Nokomis School Board on September 21, the board held a public hearing prior to the meeting regarding the district’s budget for the 2017-18 school year and fiscal year. Board President Denny Bauman called the public hearing to order at 7:25 p.m. With no public comments, the public hearing was closed and adjourned, transitioning to the regular board meeting at 7:30 p.m. District Superintendent Dr. Scott Doerr introduced new district staff members who […]

todaySeptember 26, 2017 1

Business & Lifestyle

Tropical Storm Katia becomes hurricane in Gulf of Mexico

TAMPICO, Mexico (UPI) -- Katia became the third hurricane active in the Atlantic on Wednesday, joining Irma and Jose, the National Hurricane Center said. Katia formed in the early morning in the southern Gulf of Mexico and by evening had strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane. The NHC said the storm is expected to stay off the coast of Mexico through Friday morning, making landfall sometime overnight. As of its 7 p.m. update, the NHC said Katia was 195 miles east of Tampico, […]

todaySeptember 6, 2017 1

Business & Lifestyle

New Mexico private prison to close because doesn’t have enough inmates to profit

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer ESTANCIA, N.M. (UPI) -- Private prison operators in New Mexico said they will close one of its prisons because it doesn't have enough inmates to make a profit. CoreCivic, the private prison company formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, announced it will close its Estancia, N.M. facility over the next two months. More than 200 people will lose their jobs as a result of the closing. The prison was designed to hold between 900 […]

todayJuly 30, 2017

Business & Lifestyle

U.S. warns Americans of possible ‘tainted’ alcohol in Mexico

Andrew V. Pestano, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State has warned people traveling to Mexico about possibly tainted or substandard alcohol, and to drink responsibly after the death of a Wisconsin woman. The department on Wednesday updated its alerts and warnings page on Mexico, where travelers can find different information on embassies, local laws and visa requirements. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel earlier reported that 20-year-old Abbey Connor became sick while drinking alcohol during a Mexican vacation in January. She […]

todayJuly 27, 2017 2


28 dead in Acapulco, Mexico, prison riot

Ed Adamczyk United Press International ACAPULCO, Mexico (UPI) -- A fight between rival gangs in an Acapulco, Mexico, prison killed at least 28 people, a federal military spokesman said. The riot began early Thursday among inmates in the Las Cruces Prison's maximum security wing who were jailed for federal offenses. Inmates were found stabbed and beaten, and several were decapitated. State security spokesman Roberto Alvarez said the fight began because of "the permanent struggle of opposing groups inside the prison." He added that "the […]

todayJuly 9, 2017

Business & Lifestyle

Remnants of Tropical Storm Calvin cause flooding in Mexico

Andrew V. Pestano United Press International SALINA CRUZ, Oaxaxa, Mexico (UPI) -- The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the remnants of Tropical Storm Calvin could drop up to 20 inches of rain in some parts of southeastern Mexico. The NHC said Calvin dissipated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. From 5 to 10 inches of rainfall are forecast in the Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero and Veracruz. At least 10 inches of rain has already fallen in the Salina Cruz […]

todayJune 13, 2017

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