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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: USS West Virginia Sailor Accounted for From World War II (Costill, H.)
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 3rd Class Harold K. Costill, 18, of Clayton, New Jersey, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 16, 2019. (This identification was initially published on April 19, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Costill was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia, which was moored at Ford Island  more

Department of the Interior: Secretary Bernhardt Celebrates 6th Annual Great Outdoors Day of Service at Theodore Roosevelt Island National Park
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt kicked off the 6th Annual Great Outdoors Day of Service at Theodore Roosevelt Island (National Park), speaking to hundreds of volunteers from D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. "Thousands of people volunteer every year to improve our public lands and National Parks," said Secretary Bernhardt. "Today's Great Outdoor  more

NASA Invites Media to Renaming Ceremony for West Virginia Facility
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- NASA issued the following news release: Media are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2, celebrating the renaming of NASA's Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after the West Virginia native and storied NASA icon. U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, U.S. Representative David McKinley and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine are among the dignitaries presiding over the ceremony al  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory-Sponsored Research to Develop Smart Sensor Systems Expands
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: NETL-sponsored research aimed at developing smart sensing systems for harsh-environment applications is expanding to provide critical performance information and meet industry needs. As part of a $1.6 million project managed by NETL, researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) developed a smart refractory sensor system for wireless monitoring of temperature, d  more

Organization of American Historians to Receive $49,965 from Interior
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $49,965 cooperative agreement to the Organization of American Historians of Bloomington, Indiana, for West Virginia's Jefferson County Courthouse national historic landmark nomination. The agency description of the grant states: "Since 1803, the Jefferson County Courthouse has occupied its present site in Charles Town, West Virginia (Virginia prior to 1863). The second courtho  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Federal Authorities Dismantle Large Drug Trafficking Organization
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, June 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: 35 residents of Western Pennsylvania, one resident of New York, and one resident of West Virginia have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of drug trafficking and firearms violations, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The Indictment, returned on June 18 and unsealed today, names the following 37 indiv  more

U.S. Air Force: 167th Airlift Wing, Argos, USDA Continue Black Vulture Research
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia, June 19 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Emily Beightol-Deyerle In 2018, the 167th Airlift Wing, Argos Cement Plant and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Wildlife Services teamed up to research black vultures in and around Martinsburg, in an effort to mitigate potential aviation hazards. Since then, 164 black vultures have been fitted with red tags bearing an alphanumeric code and one black vulture   more

West Virginia U.S. Attorney: Deputy Attorney General Recognizes District Employees
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia, June 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Bill Powell, issued the following news release: Administrative Officer Fawn Thomas, Reentry Coordinator Ashley Lough, and Litigation Support Specialist Tracie Weaver of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of West Virginia were three of 172 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Direc  more

West Virginia U.S. Attorney: Former Office Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme and Related Tax Felony
BLUEFIELD, West Virginia, June 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, issued the following news release: A former office manager for a Bluefield business was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for an embezzlement scheme and related tax felony charges, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Roseanna Coomes, 67, of Bluefield, West Virginia, previously pled guilty to executing a decade-long wire fraud scheme where she embezzled more than $969,  more

West Virginia U.S. Attorney: Public Health Alert - THC Infused Edibles: A Potential Hazard to Kids
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, June 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Mike Stuart wants the public to be aware that THC-infused edibles are being packaged in a manner that is appealing to kids. Parents and caregivers need to be aware of this fake candy and potential other THC infused products containing, in some cases, potent levels of THC. Parents and caregivers should be vigilant to insure the  more