L.A. rapper/producer Ty Dolla $ign‘s (real name Tyrone Griffin) bus was pulled over by Wisconsin Police for supposed vehicle equipment violation early Wednesday morning. After smelling strong odors of marijuana coming from the bus, officers decided to conduct a roadside investigation of the bus. Dane County Sheriff’s K-9’s alerted officers to several suspect locations on the bus, which led to the seizure of 42.2 grams of marijuana, which included 18.2 grams of butane hash oil, and 28 pieces of paraphernalia.According to reports, twelve people were on the bus, with seven of those being arrested on various charges, including suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. We have a feeling Ty wasn’t feeling very “Irie” after this early morning encounter with police.Ty’s representative claims that the rapper was not on the bus, as he was taking the easier route by plane to his Iowa gig, maintaining that it was his band and entourage on the bus, though authorities claim they arrested someone going by the name Ty Dolla $ign. Will we ever know if it was Ty on the bus? This story is shrouded in mystery (or pot smoke).[via Channel3000]
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont tax revenue collections for the month of May 2017 were ahead of targets and the year-to-date numbers have nearly caught up with one month left in the fiscal year. The Corporate tax more than made up for another weak showing from the state’s two largest General Fund revenue sources: the Personal Income and Sales taxes. General Fund revenues collected for the month of May totaled $85.10 million, $2.62 million ahead of the consensus revenue targets adopted by the Emergency Board on January 19, 2017, according to Secretary of Administration Susanne Young. That better-than-expected performance was driven by $3.57 million in above-target revenues in the Corporate Income Tax, along with modest gains in the Meals and Rooms, Insurance, Estate and Property Transfer taxes.These gains were slightly offset by an underperformance in the Personal Income Tax of -$1.81 as well as modest misses in the Sales and Use and Other taxes. May marks the 11th month of FY2017. Through these first 11 months, total receipts for the General Fund are – $0.93 million below projections, $1,322.85 million versus a target of $1,323.78 million.Fiscal year 2017 ends on June 30.Young said in a statement released with the results, “We are pleased to see the month of May exceed projections by $2.62 million, this puts us within $0.93 million of being on target through the first 11 months of the year. However, year-to-date results indicate it is not likely the General Fund will generate an above target surplus in fiscal year 2017 that could be used to off-set up to $16 million in extraordinary Corporate Tax refunds that now appear poised for pay out in fiscal year 2018. This is not a new development, but now seems more certain with only 20 days remaining in fiscal year 2017.”The Transportation Fund collected $24.39 million for the month of May, -$0.30 million below its $24.69 million target. This under performance was driven primarily by a down in the Motor Vehicle Fees. Year to date, receipts in the Transportation Fund are $240.58 million versus a target of $243.85.The Education Fund collected $15.65 million for the month of May, $0.38 million above its $15.27 million target. Compared to revenues collected at this point in State fiscal year 2016, there is an increase of 3.05%, or +$39.10 million in the General Fund, a 2.16%, or $5.08 million increase in the Transportation Fund, and a 0.62%, or $1.07 million decrease in the Education Fund. vermontbiz.com VBMSource: Secretary Young. 6.12.2017
LAHS senior and scholarship recipient Zach Beck is heading to Montana State University in the fall to study Mechanical Engineering. Courtesy photoCOMMUNITY News:Los Alamos High School graduating senior James Zachary Beck will be attending Montana State University in the fall where he will major in Mechanical Engineering as a member of the Honors College. Beck is an Eagle Scout and member of the National Honor Society. His volunteer work includes working at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Mesa Public Library. Outside school, his hobbies include kayaking, skiing and refurbishing vintage video gaming systems.Beck is the recipient of the 2020 Los Alamos Schools Credit Union Scholarship, 2020 Jim Sims Memorial Scholarship and 2020 Explorer Post Scholarship.His family and friends congratulate him on all his accomplishments and look forward to seeing him begin the next chapter in life.Beck is the son of Jill Beck of Los Alamos and Brad Beck of White Rock.
Roger Federer claimed his third title of 2017 on Sunday, by beating Rafael Nadal in straight sets to claim the Miami Open.It was the third time Federer has defeated his Spanish rival this season and fourth in succession.The Swiss needed 94 minures to claim his 91st career tile and his 26th Masters crown, thanks to a 6-3 6-4 victory in Florida.The victory also cements Federer’s place at number one in the year’s race for ranking points. The 35-year-old will rise to number in the world, having also won titles at Indian Wells and the Australian Open already this season.“For me, the dream continues, it’s been a fabulous couple of weeks. First in Indian Wells and now in Miami,” he told the crowd.“The atmosphere is very special, I’ve been coming here since the Orange Bowl when I became the world number one junior.“Thanks to my team, what a start to the year, I can’t believe it. Thank you again and thanks for last year when it wasn’t so good too.”For Nadal, it is a fifth defeat in the Miami Masters final and a third final defeat of 2017.“It’s disappointing for me that I have been trying during all my career. Every three years, I am here in this position but always with the smaller trophy,” Nadal said“I am going to keep trying hard for the next couple of years. Hopefully I will not have to wait three more years to be in that position fighting again for the title.”