Powerball Jackpot Estimated to hit $320 Million Tonight

One person in America could be $320 million richer Wednesday night.

That’s when the http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_map.aspdrawing will be held in 42 states as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, with a jackpot worth an estimated $320 million.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/08/15/powerball-jackpot-soars-to-320-million/ notes no one has won the top prize since June. This current jackpot is reported to be the fourth biggest in Powerball’s 20-year history. In order to win the game, the five white balls and the red Powerball drawn has to match. the odds of winning the entire jackpot is 1 in 175 million, according to the Powerball Web site.

Valley Schools’ Lack Of Mental Health Is A Dangerous Situation

EDITORIAL by Maria Lopez

  “Some problems are more serious than others,
but all children face challenges that can affect their learning and behavior. Mental health services provided by schools can help prevent or reduce the immediate and long term effects of children’s mental problems.”

CBP Officers Arrest 60-Year Old Man Caught with 157 Pounds of Marijuana

CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry arrested a male Mexican citizen yesterday after they discovered 157 pounds of marijuana  hidden in the vehicle he was driving.
The incident occurred on Monday, August 13, at about 8:00 p.m. when officers with the port’s Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team were conducting inspections and a canine alerted to a green 1996 Ford Ranger.  During the inspection, officers lifted the hood of the pick-up truck and discovered seven wrapped packages of marijuana on top of the engine compartment.
An intensive search was conducted in secondary where officers discovered additional packages concealed in the vehicle’s passenger door panel, dashboard and undercarriage.  A total of 20 wrapped packages were retrieved with a combined street value of approximately $94,200.
The driver, a 60-year-old Mexicali resident, was turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who in turn transported him to the Imperial County Jail where he awaits arraignment.
CBP seized both the vehicle and narcotic.

El Centro’s Sparta Boxing attends 12th Annual Ringside World Championships in Kansas City MO

By: Jorge Villalobos

EL CENTRO – It’s rare when a local club be it Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts or even Grappling travels out of state to compete but that’s just what Sparta Boxing did earlier this month. The El Centro based boxing club endured a 23 hour trip to Kansas City MO to compete in the 12th Annual Ringside World Championships which was held at the KCI Expo Center.

Encinitas Woman Arrested on Charges of Practicing Medicine without a License

The FBI and the Medical Board of California are announcing the arrest of Kathleen Ann Helms, also known as Catherine Bright-Helms, age 57, of Encinitas, California, on Monday, August 13, 2012.

Helms was arrested at approximately 4:45 p.m., Monday, August 13, 2012, near the 5600 block of El Camino Real in Carlsbad, California. Helms was taken into custody without incident by investigators from the California Medical Board and FBI agents.