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Federal Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Ark. U.S. Attorney: Fayetteville Doctor Arrested on Charges of Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Making False Statements, Involuntary Manslaughter
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Duane A. Kees, issued the following news release: Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas and Michael Missal, Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced today that Robert Morris Levy was arrested on federal charges stemming from a year-long investigation. A federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas indicted Levy on twelve counts of  more

Ark. U.S. Attorney: Orthodontist Indicted For Bribery and Fraud Scheme With Former Arkansas State Senator
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Duane A. Kees, issued the following news release: Benjamin Gray Burris, an orthodontist who owned several businesses that operated orthodontic clinics in Arkansas, was indicted today for perpetrating a bribery and fraud scheme involving former Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson, announced U.S. Attorney Duane (DAK) Kees for the Western District of Arkansas and Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benc  more

Chairman Reed Meets With Gov. Hutchinson and Arkansas Businesses to Outline EXIM Solutions for Exporters
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. issued the following news release: Kimberly A. Reed, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), met with business community leaders today in Rogers, Arkansas, to outline financial resources available to help small businesses compete in the international market. Chairman Reed led the small business roundtable at the World Trade Center Arkansas. Reed, who was introduced by Melvin Torres, the center's dir  more

Corps Issues Small Craft Advisory for Arkansas River
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Army Corps of Engineers issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River downstream of Van Buren, Arkansas. Overnight heavy rainfall in eastern Oklahoma has caused flows to rise. Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second. During high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft. At noon today, Arkansas River f  more

Corps Lifts Small Craft Advisory for the Arkansas River
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Army Corps of Engineers has lifted the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second. Even though flows have receded below that threshold, Corps officials urge boaters to always use caution when on the river. Before setting out in a pleasure craft, dress for the weather, check flow conditions and file a float plan with fri  more

FCC Enforcement Bureau Issues Notice Involving Gerald Sutton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau issued the text of the following notice of apparent liability for forfeiture (File No. EB-FIELDSCR-18-00027605): In the Matter of Gerald Sutton, Alma, Arkansas NAL/Acct No.: 201932020005 FRN: 0028746782 NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE Adopted: August 22, 2019 Released: August 22, 2019 By the Acting Field Director, Enforcement Bureau: I. INTRODUCTION 1. Operating an unlicensed, or pirate, radio   more

Little Rock Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal Supports Arkansas, Surrounding States
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Arkansas, Aug. 17 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Jayden Ford You see it all the time in the movies: laser-sharp focus in a person's eyes while beads of sweat drip down the wrinkles on their forehead. You see the slow, precise motions of their hands as they slowly move their tools to cut the right wire in order to flawlessly stop the ticking of the timer. As intriguing as the movies may be, they never quite show the full story. You never get to   more

MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 19-64 James W. Trimble Lock (No. 13) NM 292.8 Width Restriction Lifted
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The sand build-up in the James W. Trimble Lock chamber (No. 13) NM 292.8 has been removed and the width restriction has been lifted. Mariners are reminded that this lock is only available for lockage from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM each day and tow haulage is currently unavailable. Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District O  more

U.S. Air Force: 61st Loadmaster Wins 2018 Outstanding Career Enlisted Aviator Award
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Arkansas, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: By Dana J. Cable A 61st Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, was named the 2018 Staff Sgt. Henry E. "Red" Erwin Outstanding Career Enlisted Aviator of the Year on Aug. 12, 2019. U. S. Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Wagner was selected for this honor based on her outstanding accomplishments, leadership and self-improvements in relation to aviat  more

U.S. Air Force: Air Traffic Control - Keeping the Skies Safe
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Arkansas, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Kristine M. Gruwell Little Rock Air Force Base sends out aircraft every day, supporting a variety of missions around the local area and across the globe. The 19th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers take care of maneuvering aircraft within Little Rock AFB airspace and the flightline to ensure all Airmen in the air and on the ground remain safe. "Essentially we're putting a puzzle   more