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Federal Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 28 items )  

$5.5 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, July 30 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Snyder, Union and Mifflin counties, Pennsylvania. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $5,457,438. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school dis  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Changing Compensation Costs in Philadelphia Metropolitan Area for June 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mid-Atlantic Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 1.4 percent in the Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD, metropolitan area for the year ended June 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau's regional commissioner, noted that one year ago, Philadelphia experience  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Changing Compensation Costs in Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area for June 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mid-Atlantic Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.2 percent in the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV, metropolitan area for the year ended June 2019 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau's regional commissioner, noted that one year ago, Washington-Ba  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Richmond Area Employment for June 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mid-Atlantic Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Local Rate of Employment Close to National Average * * * Total nonfarm employment for the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 692,900 in June 2019, up 10,600, or 1.6 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 1.  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Virginia Beach Area Employment for June 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mid-Atlantic Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Local Rate of Employment Growth Below the National Average * * * Total nonfarm employment for the Virginia Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 810,500 in June 2019, up 0.8 percent over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased   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

Demo Day for World War I Era Former DLA Distribution Headquarters
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Kylie Young After one hundred years standing on the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna installation, building A1 is being demolished. Built in 1918, building A1 is the last original building on the installation. It was built under the command of former President Woodrow Wilson. The New Cumberland and U.S. Quartermaster Interior Storage Depot was also later know  more

DLA Distribution Employees Presented Commander's Coins
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: DLA Distribution Commanding Officer Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones' presented coins to several DLA Distribution headquarters employees during a recent building walk around here. The following personnel received recognition and thanks: Steve Michael, Distribution J3, performed well above expectations during recent Distribution Logistics Operations Center security inspectio  more

DLA Troop Support Recognizes Civilian Retirees
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Nancy Benecki It was a standing-room-only event as the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support bid farewell to three civilian employees during a retirement ceremony July 29. Susan Baker and Jeffrey Kochanowicz retired from the Construction and Equipment supply chain after 36 and 35 years of service respectively at DLA Troop Support. Garth McBride of the J3/J5, Operatio  more

DLA Troop Support, New Jersey Institute of Technology/New Jersey Innovation Institutes Conduct Drone Research Test Flights in Cape May
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Alexandria Brimage-Gray A Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence team, in partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey Innovation Institutes Unmanned Aviation Systems Test Site and a contracted vendor, successfully conducted two unmanned aircraft systems research flights, July 24-25 at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Cape May, New  more

FBI: Two People Arrested in Connection With Pink Lady Bandit Bank Robberies
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 29 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Charlotte Field Office issued the following news release: The Charlotte Division of the FBI arrested Circe Baez (DOB August 9, 1983) and Alexis Morales (DOB May 15, 1981) on July 28, 2019, in connection with at least four bank robberies along the East Coast. The bank robberies occurred at the following locations: * Orrstown Bank, 1 Giant Lane, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on July 20, 2019 * M&T B  more

FHLBank Pittsburgh Announces Second Quarter Financial Results
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 29 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news release: The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank Pittsburgh) today announced unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2019. The Bank recorded net income of $67.7 million, and the Board of Directors declared dividends of 7.75 percent annualized on activity stock and 4.50 percent annualized on membership stock. Divide  more

Harsh Environment Sensor Advances From Concept to Full Industrial Validation in National Energy Technology Laboratory-Sponsored Project
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: With sponsorship by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and NETL, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) has advanced a harsh environment sensor technology from concept to full industrial validation. The sensor system will enable real-time, accurate and reliable monitoring of temperatures inside a power   more

Justice Department-U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests York Shooting Suspect in Virginia
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Marshals Service issued the following news release: * * * - Khalic Cross aka "Buddha" charged with firing into crowded York block party * * * Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Khalic Cross - a 25-year old York man. On January 10, 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole obtained an arrest warrant charging Cross with absconding from his parole supervision. He was serving a term of p  more

Meet the Commander: An Interview With DLA Troop Support's Newest Leader
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Shaun Eagan The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support started its newest chapter in supporting service members worldwide as Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence returned to his hometown to assume command on June 25. Following an assignment at the Pentagon, Lawrence, a Roslyn, Pennsylvania native, is serving his second stint at the Northeast Philadelphia warfighter support   more

Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division Hosts Temple STEM Summer Camp Tours and Talks
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news: By Keegan Rammel Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) opened its doors to local middle and high school students participating in Temple University's annual Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) summer camp on July 29. Students had the opportunity to visit several NSWCPD test sites and labs, as well as engage in panel discussions featuring the C  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Beaver Valley Power Reactor in Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54183) involving the Beaver Valley power reactor in Pennsylvania: FITNESS FOR DUTY REPORT - CONFIRMED POSITIVE TEST FOR ALCOHOL A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Power Reactor Facility: BEAVER VALLEY Region:   more

Pennsylvania State University to Receive $120,005 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 31 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $120,005 cooperative agreement to the Pennsylvania State University for forest health monitoring. The agency description of the grant states: "The objective of this project is to assist the NPS on the continued implementation of this long-term monitoring effort and assist with descriptions of forest health that incorporate quantitative measures of forest community composition a  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Former Controller for Westmoreland County Packaging Company Charged With Embezzling $191,000
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: The former Controller for a packaging company located in Export, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of wire fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The eight-count Indictment, returned on July 30 and unsealed Aug. 1 following her arrest, named Victoria Mazur, 51, of 265 McKim Drive, Pittsburg  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green, 72, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to sixty months' imprisonment, one year supervised release, forfeiture of $76,581, and a $17,500 fine by United States District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone. Green pled guilty in April 2019 to  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Jamie Lightfoot, Jr. Pleads Guilty to Running One of Largest Drug Trafficking Organizations in Pittsburgh-Area History
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: A leader of one of the largest Drug Trafficking Organizations to operate in the Pittsburgh area has pleaded guilty to federal narcotics and firearm charges, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Jamie Lightfoot, Jr., 27, formerly of Verona, PA (Penn Hills) pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distr  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Lightfoot DTO Member Pleads Guilty to Guarding, Maintaining Drug Premises in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: A member of the Lightfoot-Mendoza Drug Trafficking Organization has pleaded guilty to a federal narcotics charge, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Chace Johnson, 21, formerly of Verona, PA pleaded guilty to one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises before Chief United States District Court Judge Mark R. Hornak. Judge H  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Montgomery County Doctor Charged With Illegally Prescribing Opioids
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Spiro Y. Kassis, M.D., 66, of Plymouth Township, PA, was charged by Information with 14 criminal counts of distributing dangerous and addictive opioids and other controlled substances outside the course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose. According to the I  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Two Indiana Men Sentenced to More Than Ten Years in Prison For Armed Robbery of Scranton Pharmacy
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David J. Freed, issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Rashad Coleman, age 26, and Coreon House, age 21, both of Indianapolis, Indiana, were each sentenced on July 30, 2019, by United States District Court Senior Judge James M. Munley, to serve 125 months' imprisonment for the armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in Scran  more

Security Assistance Enterprise Honors Huther, Mays
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command issued the following news: The Security Assistance Command has honored its Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year. Scott Huther, who has since moved to another assignment as the Country Program Manager-Forward, Central Command in Tampa, Florida, received recognition as the 2018 USASAC Supervisor of the Year. Kimberly Mays, USASAC-New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, earned the 2018 Employee of the Year honors. Hu  more

Susquehanna Heritage to Receive $37,645 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 31 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $37,645 cooperative agreement to the Susquehanna Heritage for interpretive and outdoor recreational programs to help people to connect to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The agency description of the grant states: "Master Cooperative Agreement (CA) P15AC00171 was entered into by the National P  more

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $16.2 Million in Infrastructure Grants to the State and Four Airports in Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $478 million in airport infrastructure grants, the fourth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. "This significant investment in airport improvements in   more

Vice President Pence Issues Remarks at Association of Equipment Manufacturers 'I Make America' Event
SANDY GROVE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers' "I Make America" event at the Manitowoc Cranes: THE VICE PRESIDENT: It is great to be with all of you. To Secretary Pizzella, Congressman Joyce, all the great local leaders who are here, but especially the red-shirt-wearing men and women of this incredible company, it is great to be here at the country's only American-owned and American-pr  more