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Federal Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Ark. U.S. Attorney: Operation Mad Hatter Leads to Multiple Arrests in Central Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Cody Hiland, issued the following news release: Fifteen defendants are in custody after a DEA operation led to several arrests this morning as part of a federal drug investigation. Operation Mad Hatter has resulted in the identification of several drug traffickers and the seizure of large quantities of cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and heroin. Operation Mad Hatter, run by the Organized Crime Drug Enf  more

CFPB, Arkansas State AG Settle With Brokers of High-Interest Credit Offers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued the following news release: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) and the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General yesterday filed a proposed settlement with Andrew Gamber; Voyager Financial Group, LLC; BAIC, Inc.; and SoBell Corp. The companies, owned and operated by Gamber, were brokers of contracts offering high-interest credit to veterans, many of whom are disabled, and to other consumers. Under the proposed s  more

Corps of Engineers Seeks Volunteers for Cleanup at Gillham Lake
GILLHAM, Arkansas, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: Gilliam Lake will host a shoreline cleanup as part of the Great Arkansas Cleanup, on September 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cleanup will be held in cooperation with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas State Parks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and many other government and local agencies. Volunteers interested in assisting should check in at 8 a.m. at Big Coon  more

EPA Announces More Than $7.5 Million in Water Funding Through Gulf of Mexico Division
DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 14 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Funds include $1.15 million to Arkansas group * * * Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced seven Gulf of Mexico Division cooperative agreements totaling more than $7.5 million to fund projects that improve water quality, habitat, and environmental education in the Gulf of Mexico watershed. The awards include $1.15 million to Winrock International, a non-profit dev  more

MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 19-61 Arthur V. Ormond Lock(No.9) Tow Haulage Out of Service
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: Tow haulage equipment at Arthur V. Ormond Lock (No. 9) NM 176.9 is out of service. Double cut tows will have to be locked the conventional way (without the use of tow haulage). The length of downtime is currently unknown. Another notice will be distributed when the tow haulage equipment is back in service. Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be dire  more

NASS - Delta Regional Field Office: USDA to Measure Small Grain Production
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Delta Regional Field Office issued the following news release: As the 2019 crop production season continues, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be contacting producers nationwide to determine the production and supply of small grains in the United States. "Each year, the agriculture industry eagerly awaits USDA's Small G  more

NASS - Delta Regional Field Office: USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Delta Regional Field Office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Arkansas, for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS) small grains survey. The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production o  more

U.S. Air Force: Individual Protective Equipment Supervisor Sets Standard for Airmen
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Arkansas, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: By Mariam K. Springs To an average person, managing a supply warehouse of individual protective equipment worth nearly $9 million, as well as securing and deploying an armory worth $2.1 million, and supervising 14 Airmen every day would be seemingly impossible - but not for one Airman. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Erika Harlan, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron IPE supervisor, tack  more