Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police confiscated marijuana plants, like these, in Laurel on Tuesday (DEA)Authorities say they’ve busted an alleged marijuana growing operation following a raid on a man’s Laurel home Tuesday.Anton Van De Wetering was arrested and charged with growing marijuana without a license.Riverhead Town Police said the 43-year-old suspect had 57 pot plants at his Eagles Nest home.A joint investigation with The East End Drug Task Force found the alleged grower transported the plants in a box truck, police said.The truck was impounded and Van De Wetering will be arraigned at Riverhead Town Justice Court.Police added that additional charges are pending a Suffolk County Crime Lab analysis.
The Homebuyers Assistance Act, a bill that would provide a safe harbor from both agency enforcement and private lawsuits for lenders acting in good faith to comply with new TILA-RESPA disclosure requirements, passed the House of Representatives Wednesday by a vote of 303 to 121. That count included 239 Republicans and 64 Democrats in favor of the bill; 121 Democrats and no Republicans voted against it.The bill was introduced by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.).Sherman was the only Democrat to speak on the floor in favor of the bill. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Financial Services Ranking Member Maxine Waters both spoke on the House floor against the bill. The Obama Administration also denounced the bill and threatened a veto should it also pass the Senate. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A Spanish football fan has issued Gareth Bale with a “speeding ticket” following his goal in the Copa del Reyfinal last night.The Welshman used his pace to create the match-winning goal, giving Real Madrid a 2-1 win over rivals Barcelona in Valencia’s Mestalla.Javier Bautista mocked up a speeding ticket following the victory, listing Bale’s license plate as 11, a nod to his squad number, while describing the class of vehicle as “much”.Bale has previously claimed to have run 100m in 11.4 seconds as a teenager.