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This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night before he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records. That\u2019s according to two people familiar with the matter. The federal charges could come as soon as Tuesday and are the first in connection with Epstein\u2019s death.. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records.

A grand jury indictment made public Tuesday accused guards Toval Noel and Michael Thomas of neglecting their duties by failing to perform checks on Epstein every half hour, as required, and of fabricating log entries to show they had.

The charges against the officers are the first in connection with the wealthy financier\u2019s death in August at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.

The city\u2019s medical examiner\u00a0ruled Epstein's death\u00a0a suicide.

A message left with union officials representing the guards wasn't immediately returned.

Epstein\u2019s death\u00a0while awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused underage girls was a major embarrassment for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The cell where he died was in a high-security unit, famous for having held terrorists and drug cartel kingpins. Epstein\u2019s death, though, revealed the jail was\u00a0suffering from problems\u00a0including chronic staffing shortages that lead to mandatory overtime for guards day after day and other staff being pressed into service as correctional officers.

Attorney General William Barr has said investigators found \"serious irregularities\" at the jail and the FBI's investigation had been slowed because some witnesses were uncooperative.

Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after he was found July 23 on the floor of his cell with a bruised neck. Multiple people familiar with operations at the jail say Epstein was taken off the watch after about a week, meaning he was less closely monitored but still supposed to be checked on every 30 minutes.

Investigators believe those checks weren't done for several hours before Epstein was discovered in his cell with a bedsheet around his neck, another person familiar with the matter told AP. That person likewise spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the investigation.

Prosecutors had wanted the guards to admit they falsified the prison records as part of\u00a0a plea offer\u00a0that they rejected, according to people familiar with the matter. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to publicly discuss the investigation.

Federal prosecutors had subpoenaed up to 20 staff members at the jail in August. The case was a top priority for the Justice Department. Both Barr and Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen received regular updates.

Falsification of records has been a problem throughout the federal prison system.

Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, who was named director of the Bureau of Prisons after Epstein\u2019s death, disclosed in an internal memo earlier this month that a review of operations across the agency found some staff members failed to perform required rounds and inmate counts but logged that they had done so anyway. A copy of the memo was obtained by the AP.

Epstein\u2019s death ended the possibility of a trial that would have\u00a0involved prominent figures\u00a0and sparked widespread anger that he wouldn't have to answer for the allegations.

He had pleaded not guilty and was preparing to argue that he could not be charged because of a\u00a02008 deal\u00a0he made to avoid federal prosecution on similar allegations.

Epstein\u2019s death prompted a whirl of\u00a0conspiracy theories\u00a0from people, including members of Epstein\u2019s family and some of his alleged victims, who questioned whether it was possible that he\u2019d killed himself in such a high-security setting.

Officials have said there is no basis for those suspicions.

Evidence shows that suicide is not inevitable for anyone, and that lives can be saved with mental health support. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, help is less than a moment away. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text 741741 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for free, confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Q: What causes cold air outbreaks?

A: A vigorous cold air outbreak is usually a midwinter, not late fall, phenomenon.

As with most unusual events in the atmosphere, a cold air outbreak is a commingling of circumstances \u2014 some common and some not \u2014 brought to extreme by perfect timing.

Because the sun has long since set for the winter at the North Pole, the endless night is a breeding ground for very cold air masses. As we head into mid-November, the darkness has crept southward into northern Canada, bringing with it an even more proximate source of very cold air. That circumstance is the same every year.

The high altitude flow of air around the hemisphere is most often predominantly west to east. Occasionally, large north-south meanders develop in this flow, bringing warm tropical air toward the pole in the northward directed flow and cold, polar air toward the equator in the southward directed flow.

If a strong ridge of high pressure develops at high altitude over the west coast of the United States and Canada, the eastern side of such a ridge is characterized by southward flow that can usher a mass of cold air from high latitude central Canada into the central United States.

Photos: Arctic blast to follow snow falling from Rockies to New England
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Am I being too secretive? No. One can never answer questions at the wrong moment. Don't take the ring, Laura. Damn good coffee! I believe I was visited by a giant last night. Twice.

A drunken man walks in a way that is quite impossible for a sober man to imitate, and vice versa. Pie. Whoever invented the pie? Here was a great person. She's filled with secrets. Where we're from, the birds sing a pretty song, and there's always music in the air. I used the Basalm shampoo along with the conditioner courtesy of the hotel and delivering what it promised. A silky manageability. Cooper you may be fearless in this world, but there are other worlds.

Harry, we're in trouble. If the door to the Black Lodge does exist, it probably exists at a point in time. Now Dwayne you can always shoot later. Talk first. Leo Johnson was shot, Jacques Renault was strangled, the mill burned, Shelley and Pete got smoke inhalation, Catherine and Josie are missing, Nadine is in a coma from taking sleeping pills. Harry, I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange. I only have time for coffee.

Wanna know why I'm whittling? OK, I'll bite again. Why are you whittling? Because that's what you do in a town where a yellow light still means slow down and not speed up. Harry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee. We call her the Log Lady. Give me a donut. If there's chessboards in heaven, you'll find Jose sittin' across from the Lord.

I'll see you in my dreams. Audrey, there are many cures for a broken heart. But nothing quite like a trout's leap in the moonlight. Call it what you want. A darkness, a presence. It takes many forms but... its been out there for as long as anyone can remember and we've always been here to fight it. Diane... 10:00 a.m. at the Great Northern. When we meet again, it won't be me.

The old rustic sucker-punch, huh? A hail of bullets would be nice! COOPER, YOU REMIND ME TODAY OF A SMALL MEXICAN CHIHUAHUA. To introduce this story, let me just say it encompasses the All - it is beyond the 'Fire', though few would know that meaning. Yes, look in the mirror. What do you see? Is it a dream, or a nightmare? In another time, another culture, he may have been a seer, a shaman priest. In our world he's a shoe salesman, and lives among the shadows.

I have no idea where this will lead us. But I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange. There's a fish in the percolator! I carry a log \u2014 yes. Is it funny to you? It is not to me. This morning, I showered for nine minutes. Found seventeen hairs; three curly, fourteen straight. Secrets are dangerous things, Audrey.

All things considered, being shot is not as bad as I always thought it might be. As long as you can keep the fear from your mind. But I guess you can say that about almost anything in life. I am 100% sure that we're not completely sure. Laura had a lot of secrets. Look at us. Two men apiece and we don't know what to do with any of the four of them. Achievement is its own reward, pride obscures it.

Coop, I may be wearing a dress, but I still pull my panties on one leg at a time if you know what I mean. Douglas firs... I reject absolutely: revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method... is love. I love you Sheriff Truman. Leo doesn't talk, he hits. Ah, man that hits the spot. Nothing like a great cup of black coffee.

I'll tell you this: his disappearance has implications that go so far beyond national security the cold war seems like a case of the sniffles. YOU ARE WITNESSING A FRONT THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF TWO ADULTS SHARING A TENDER MOMENT. Fat load of good that'll do me. Fellas, coincidence and fate figure largely in our lives. Damn fine coffee! And hot!

I'll see you again in twenty-five years. This must be where pies go when they die. I am known as the Log Lady. There is a story behind that. Replacing the quiet elegance of the dark suit and tie with the casual indifference of these muted earth tones is a form of fashion suicide, but, uh, call me crazy \u2014 on you it works. Oh yeah, well I've had about enough of morons and half wits, dolts, dunces, dullards and dumbbells... and you, you chowder-head yokel, you blithering hayseed - you've had enough of me?

Is a dog man's best friend? I had a dog. The dog was large. It ate my garden, all the plants, and much earth. The dog ate so much earth it died. Its body went back to the earth. I have a memory of this dog. The memory is all that I have left of my dog. He was black - and white. 'J'ai une \u00e2me solitaire.' I am a lonely soul. Poor guy. Are you Laura Palmer? It is a story of many, but begins with one - and I knew her. The one leading to the many is Laura Palmer. The owls are not what they seem.

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Saying he wants to see some of the projects that could benefit from a proposed $292 million infrastructure bill, Gov. Steve Bullock visited Lockwood Wednesday for a look at about $3.1 million worth of proposed improvements.

If it\u2019s approved by the Legislature, House Bill 14 includes $625,000 to help the Lockwood Water and Sewer District become more efficient and expand as the community of about 6,400 residents continues to grow.

District Manager Mike Ariztia showed Bullock, members of his staff and Yellowstone County Commissioner Robyn Driscoll the water intake from the Yellowstone River and Lockwood\u2019s water treatment plant, which produces about two million gallons per day during the summer and about half that in winter.

If the district can secure funding, construction is scheduled to begin this fall, Ariztia said.

\u201cIt\u2019s an important project,\u201d he told the governor. \u201cWe just need to figure out a way to do it. We\u2019re looking forward to putting in for funding.\u201d

Bullock said paying for the planned improvements \u201cis a lot to put on 6,000 people.\u201d

Ariztia and Tony Reed, the district\u2019s assistant manager, showed Bullock the water intakes with motors that have, in recent years, cost the district about $50,000 annually to overhaul. Other planned work for the district, said Jill Cook, a civil engineer and project manager with Morrison-Maierle, which designed the project, include improvements to chlorination equipment and blowers.

The work should also extend the life of the water treatment facility and improve water quality, Ariztia told Bullock. He said the district serves about 1,900 water and about 200 sewer customers.

\u201cThere\u2019s nothing sexy or visible with this project,\u201d Cook told Bullock near the water intake, to which the governor replied, \u201cIt\u2019s not sexy until you don\u2019t have it \u2014\u00a0then it\u2019s chaos.\u201d

Much of the water treatment infrastructure dates back to 1986, Cook said. Generally, engineers design such equipment on a 20-year horizon, she said.

Two years ago, two pumps went down at the same time, \u201cand that makes you a little nervous,\u201d Ariztia told Bullock.

Cook said that as businesses locate within Lockwood\u2019s recently approved Targeted Economic Development District, \u201cit\u2019ll put more pressure on the district\u2019s system.\u201d

\u201cWe have kept up with state and federal regulations,\u201d Reed told the governor, \u201cbut now (the challenge is) keeping up with demand.\u201d

From Helena, Bullock said, \u201cyou look at the numbers (behind the proposed projects), but not at the projects behind those numbers. These are 24 projects that can meaningfully impact the community.\u201d

Seeing what\u2019s planned in Lockwood and other proposed infrastructure spending \u201cgives me a greater appetite to get things done,\u201d Bullock said.

He noted an infrastructure bill died on the last day of the 2015 legislative session. In 2013, Bullock vetoed a $35 million infrastructure bill.

Driscoll urged residents to contact their legislators in support of the current infrastructure proposal.

\u201cNot getting this done will cause significant disarray throughout the state,\u201d Bullock said.

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