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Federal Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 14 items )  

'Cobalt Mine' in Fredericktown, Missouri, Is Focus of EPA Administrator and Rep. Jason Smith Recognition Event
FREDERICKTOWN, Missouri, July 31 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative * * * Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) at the Madison Mine/Anschutz Mine in Fredericktown, Missouri. The mine is sometimes referred to as the "Cobalt Mine." In 2018, Missouri Mining Inc. (MMI) purchased t  more

Assistance Available to Northwest Missourians for Severe Storms, Flooding
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Homeowners and renters in Northwest Missouri who register for assistance with FEMA may be eligible for grants to help pay for a variety of disaster-related needs not covered by other programs. Missourians in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt and Platte counties who sustained damage in the April 29-July 5 severe storms and flooding could be eligi  more

Conservation Legacy to Receive $56,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 30 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $56,000 cooperative agreement to the Conservation Legacy of Durango, Colorado, for interns in the areas of conservation, preservation and community engagement along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and West Virginia. The  more

FEMA Works With U.S. Small Business Administration to Assist Missouri Residents
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Missouri residents may receive disaster assistance from both FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. After registering with FEMA, most residents are automatically referred to SBA to be considered for low-interest disaster loans. SBA's disaster loans are the largest source of long-term federal disaster recovery funds to residents, busine  more

FEMA: Apply for Disaster Unemployment Benefits by August 9 Deadline
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Missouri residents who lost jobs or whose work was interrupted during this year's flooding can apply for up to 26 weeks of Disaster Unemployment Assistance from the state. The deadline is August 9. The Missouri Department of Labor will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from residents in 20 counties affected by the April 29-  more

HUD to Release Mitigation Funds in Two Tranches
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that a Federal Register notice will soon be published that releases disaster mitigation funds in two tranches to areas impacted by recent storms. One tranche will include funds for Texas, Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, California, Missouri, and Georgia; and the second tranche will   more

Missouri U.S. Attorney: Former Lake City Ammunition Plant Employee Sentenced for Fraud Scheme
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 1 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri issued the following news release: A Buckner, Missouri, woman was sentenced in federal court today for a more than $160,000 embezzlement scheme while employed at the Lake City Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. Brooke Brooks, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 18 months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Brooks to pay $163,493 in restitution.   more

Missouri U.S. Attorney: St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Laclede Cab Driver
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Jeffrey Jensen, issued the following news release: James Flannel, 37, of St. Louis, MO, pleaded guilty this morning to one count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of carjacking that resulted in the death of Boris Iouioukine, a Laclede Cab Company driver. Flannel appeared before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber who accepted his plea and set his sentencing date for October 31, 2019. According to the  more

Missouri U.S. Attorney: Two Former Vernon County Ambulance District Employees Sentenced for $270,000 Embezzlement
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, July 29 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri issued the following news release: The former director and the former bookkeeper of the Vernon County Ambulance District have been sentenced in federal court for embezzling more than $270,000 from the district. Tina L. Werner, 53, and James D. McKenzie, 54, both of Nevada, Mo., were sentenced on Friday, July 26, by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark. Werner was sentenced to three years and  more

NASS - Heartland Regional Field Office: Missouri Agricultural Prices
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Heartland Regional Field Office issued the following news release: The June Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 92.5, increased 1.0 percent from May 2019. At 87.9, the Crop Production Index increased 5.4 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 97.0, decreased 1.8 percent. Producers received higher prices for lettuce, market eggs, corn, and strawberries but lower pr  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving University of Missouri-Columbia
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54187) involving University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION DEVIATION The following information was received via email: "On July 29, 2019, at 1903 CDT, the University of Missouri-Columbia Research Reactor (MURR) was shut down due to a failure of the regulating blade drive mechanism during reactor operation. This email is a required notification per MURR Techn  more

Recruiting Command Headquarters Hosts Inaugural Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drive
FORT LEONARDWOOD, Missouri, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued the following news: By Carl Norman The U.S. Army Recruiting Command headquarters team officially joined the Armed Services Blood Program family July 19, donating 44 units of blood in their inaugural drive. Gathering in the headquarters' command conference room at Fort Knox, Ky., Soldiers and civilians alike lined up to give during the five-hour drive. Since each donated unit can potentially save at least two lives,   more

Whiteman Aviation Club: Inspiring Airmen to Take Flight
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: By Parker J. McCauley The Whiteman Aviation Club met to plan and elect a new president on July 13, 2019, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. The club aims to provide total force Airmen and their dependents an opportunity to explore the world of aviation and work toward earning their pilot's license. The club could potentially bolster pilot recruiting. The Club Staff Sgt. Matthew Le  more

Whiteman Says Farewell to Warrior Newspaper, Pivots to Digital Media, Mobile App Engagement
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, July 27 -- The U.S. Air Force Whiteman Air Force Base (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: On July 17, 2019, the B-2 Spirit turned 30 years old - a special milestone of aviation and 509th Bomb Wing history. During these years, the Whiteman AFB base newspaper chronicled the mission and accomplishments of Team Whiteman as "The Warrior" - or under its old mastheads like "Spirit Times." Effective July 27, 2019, however, the legacy base newspaper will no   more