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Adalberto Cruz, 28, of Puerto Rico, who was convicted in federal court of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, was sentenced to a year in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Cruz sold heroin on the West Side of Buffalo on Feb. 25, 2015, according to Assistant ...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wrapped up his two-day trip to Puerto Rico on Saturday. The mayor's Chicago delegation -- which included U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez -- got first-hand insight into current island conditions Saturday when a rock slide halted the group's tour. As ...

To reach the Martinez home in Puerto Rico's central mountains, social worker Eileen Calderon steers around piles of dirt, treacherous potholes and power company trucks that block the road. Finally, she pulls up to a sagging, cement home, its roof done in by Hurricane Maria. Laundry hangs under a ...
Hurricane Maria has had a lasting effect on Puerto Rico. Six months after the storm struck the island, damage remains widespread, and nearly a half-million people still are without power. The dire situation prompted dozens of utility companies from around the United States to pitch in to help their ...
Puerto Rico has had a stray dog problem for so long that the animals have become part of the island's cultural landscape. But while many of the dogs in the airlift were mixed-breed satos -- rescued from the street, the beach, parking lots, or major roads -- others had recently lost their homes when ...
Lawmakers hope the CMS will boost Puerto Rico's Medicare Advantage rates for 2019 this spring. Puerto Rico's Medicare Advantage reimbursement rate is 43% below the national average and 26% below that of its neighbors, the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a Tuesday letter from Puerto Rico's ...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century. "There are a ...
I was in Puerto Rico as part of my assignment to spend a year visiting and writing about every destination on the 52 Places to Go in 2018 list. My editors had named the Caribbean — the entire region — to the No. 4 slot and before setting off, we had worked with data scientists from Kayak.com to come up ...
First Bancorp in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has disclosed a problem with the way it calculates its provision for problem loans. The $12 billion-asset First Bancorp said in its recently filed 10-K that the problem was limited to the company's commercial loan book. In calculating its provision, it failed to incorporate ...
JERSEY CITY – When Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico six months ago, the devastation was especially emotional for Rosemary Guerrero. The 33-year-old's grandfather had been sick before the natural disaster, but the limited number resources and lack of electricity and running water fatally ...
On September 20, Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico with Category 4 fury, the wind like "a woman screaming at the top of her lungs," said one eyewitness. The fallout was severe: loss of life, homes destroyed, no water, an ongoing blackout. “Never before has an event like this happened," Puerto Rico's governor, ...
In the six months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, the Caribbean island still struggles to find its footing. As national attention wanes, the Puerto Rican community continues fighting so that the public doesn't forget the islands' plight. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is leading the way through comics.
Six months after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, approximately 121,000 residents remain without power. Progress has been slow and frustrating for those who live in Maria's path. Throughout the island, the nearly Category 5 hurricane caused widespread destruction, flooding and mudslides that ...
Drones have become relatively commonplace for both recreational and commercial use. But even the commercial flyers are mainly used for taking pictures or creating maps of areas. They don't do much in the area of heavy lifting, but that's changing in Puerto Rico. Wired reports that Duke Energy, which ...

Utility crews continue to make progress restoring power at the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. It was the first time that power crews from Wisconsin Public Service and WE Energies went outside the continental United States to help restore power. Several Northwoods personnel joined the ...
Lohmann: Richmonders lend a hand in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, find faith and resilience ... Allen is now senior pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Richmond, and she recently led a group from her congregation to Puerto Rico to provide relief to residents still trying to put their lives back together following ...
In Dorado, Puerto Rico, the problems with the water began in the 1980s, when industrial solvents and dry cleaning compounds started to show up in local wells. Over the next three decades, when officials from Puerto Rico's water authority and health department came to test the water, they kept finding ...
Upon arrival, Gonzalez enrolled in Lorain Schools — joining 130 new students from Puerto Rico since September. She hadn't been to school since the hurricane hit the island. She takes gym, history, English, American government, Spanish, English as a Second Language and biology. “Here, they make it ...
DORADO, Puerto Rico – Although D.A. Points doesn't technically get to defend his title this week in Puerto Rico, he may be the one who was credited for the idea of the Puerto Rico Open Charity Pro-Am. Points, who won the 2017 Puerto Rico Open by two shots, didn't even wait until the call came out from ...
Right now, in Puerto Rico, it turns out. There, hundreds of thousands of American citizens continue to suffer through power outages, which began when Hurricane Maria battered the island with 155 mph wind gusts last fall. As Puerto Rico struggles to come back online, today's commercial drones are ...
After arriving in Orlando from Puerto Rico, 29-year-old Juan Carlos Jurado faced the challenge of getting enough money to rent an apartment in east Orlando, where he moved Feb. 15, along with his pregnant wife and three children. But he had yet to furnish their new place when Jurado's family received ...
PGA TOUR players will join LPGA stars and Puerto Rican athletes and celebrities for a special, unofficial PGA TOUR event in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Open Charity Pro-Am, this March 2-3, 2018. Held at TPC Dorado Beach, one of the Island's 13 championship courses, the event and the destination's ...
Teachers' unions in Puerto Rico have responded to the government's proposed overhaul with protest, anger and derision. Since Gov. Ricardo Rossello presented it to the legislature last month, critics have said he and Keleher are using the damage that Hurricane Maria inflicted on the island and its schools ...
On March 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed a law granting U.S. citizenship to the residents of Puerto Rico. But 101 years later, the federal government, by abandoning the island in the wake of a crippling debt crisis and an even more devastating hurricane, is treating Puerto Ricans like citizens in ...
Puerto Rico's financial situation is tragic. The island is addicted to debt and, like with every addict on the road to recovery, their first step needs to be admitting it. However, it doesn't seem like they have hit bottom yet, because their tragic story continues to develop. Before this turns into a real-life VH1 ...
Puerto Rico is open for business. So declared leaders from the devastated island on February 15 at an investors' conference convened to explore the opportunities generated by what was described as “the greatest disaster in US modern history.” The event, in New York City, was organized by the Financial ...
That spirit of resilience is helping Puerto Rico rebuild from the massive destruction left in the storm's path. Power and water were restored within weeks to the island's major urban areas, but, with spring approaching, more that 100,000 residents--all in rural, poor areas much like Playa el Negro--remained in the dark.
Ahsha Tribble, who oversees power efforts for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Puerto Rico, said it was unfair to single out Fluor for leaving before restoration was complete, because other private companies that came to the island from New York and other states under mutual assistance ...
CHARLEVOIX — A large portion of Puerto Rico is still without power and impoverished to this day after the events of hurricane Maria. While many have moved onto ... The marketing team within the robotics group suggested they donate money to the Puerto Rico Boys and Girls Club. “If we could help just a ...
"He volunteered and wanted to go into the corps, so giving back to the community is really important. I'm glad he grew up wanting to do that." With their work in Puerto Rico behind them, the members of the conservation corps will now be working to remove the fuels that could cause forest fires in the Lake ...
It's hard to tell who looks happier to have him home: CenterPoint lineman Jerimy Matheny or his wife and three children. After weeks working to restore power in Puerto Rico, Matheny returned to Houston and was reunited with his family. Matheny was one of more than 50 CenterPoint employees taking part ...
The next year, the family moved to Puerto Rico for his father's work, and skiing became a yearly family vacation. The g-forces involved in skiing helped strengthen William's bones, which had been weakened by chemo and steroids. By 2013, the boys were no longer just hobbyists. They started competing ...
While it may take months for workers from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and mainland mutual aid crews to connect Orocovis back to the grid, the school can continue operating with the help of a 15-kilowatt rooftop solar system and two batteries -- one 4 kilowatts/8 kilowatt-hours and the ...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — In the nearly five months since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, thousands have left for the mainland, and some are relocating permanently, joining the over half a million over the last decade who have left the island as it's grappled with a prolonged recession.
Gov. Ricardo Rossello says in an exclusive interview with CNBC his administration would like to "take advantage of the blockchain component of it because it has transformative and disruptive components for business and for government." The Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and the ...
It's been nearly five months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and yet more than 20 percent of the island is still without power, hundreds of thousands of residents have left for the mainland and the bankrupt U.S. territory doesn't have a fiscal plan in place to help it emerge from financial distress.
PONCE, PUERTO RICO (WSPA) – An Upstate man is among roughly 200 Duke Energy workers on the ground in Puerto Rico. The country is still dealing with the devastation from Hurricane Maria 5 months ago. Mike Lequire is from the Anderson area. Duke workers are on the south side of the island, in a ...
This event, we kind of got the idea from Virginia, who is our public relations officer in SHPE, the eboard, and we obviously all heard about the disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico, so we wanted to do our part as the SHPE chapter at ASU. So, we decided to organize a volleyball tournament to raise funds to ...
(CNN) Here we are again, grasping for answers, choking on tears and clutching our children after another deadly school shooting. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) ...
This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. I'm occasionally going to use this newsletter to update readers about the situation in Puerto Rico, because I think it's important to keep the crisis there fresh in our minds. There isn't nearly ...
More than five months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria knocked out power to Marisol Rodriguez's home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the lights finally came back on Friday. “I started to cry,” she said. On Sunday afternoon, her jubilant neighborhood, Cupey, made a feast of traditional dishes — rice and beans, ...
Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 20, flooding neighborhoods and villages and cutting power to 3.4 million people. More than four months later, much of the island is still in shock. A recent visit to a suicide prevention center shows the long-term toll on mental health in ...
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Anthony Garcia hit a grand slam and Puerto Rico rallied past Venezuela 6-5 on Wednesday to reach the championship game of the Caribbean Series for the second consecutive year. Looking for back-to-back titles, Puerto Rico will play the Dominican Republic, which came back to beat Cuba 7-4 ...
We're talking about Puerto Rico. It is still in the throes of the longest and largest blackout in US history following Hurricane Maria, the Category 4 storm with 150-mph winds and 36 inches of rainfall that toppled 80 percent of the island's power lines and flooded its generators last September. As of February 7, ...
An office in Kissimmee, Florida, housing donations meant to go to Puerto Rico has closed due to a rat infestation, according to reports. The infestation contaminated supplies that never made it to the island, which was devastated last year by Hurricane Maria, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday.
Puerto Rico's representative in Congress said Wednesday that island's public health-care costs will be covered for two years as part of a proposed ... R.) said in a statement on Facebook the proposal would inject $4.9 billion into Puerto Rico's health-care system, covering 100 percent of Medicaid costs ...
The proposal is part of a fiscal plan the governor has to submit to the island's federally-appointed financial oversight board, which must approve the Puerto Rico's budget. The board was created by the U.S. Congress in 2016 after the island's government declared that it could not pay more than $72 billion in ...


 

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