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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 5 items )  

Appalachian Trail Conservancy to Receive $114,134 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $114,134 cooperative agreement to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, for the preservation and protection of natural and cultural resources along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in New York and Vermont. The agency description of the grant states: "The objective of this task agreement is to - through partnerships - accomplish identified defe  more

Federal Court Sentences Eastern Kentucky Landscape Owner After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
FLATWOODS, Kentucky, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has sentenced Michael Anthony Wheeler - owner of Tri-State Lawn Care Inc. operating in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia - to serve five years on unsupervised probation and ordered him to pay $327,087 in back wages to 17 employees for violating requiremen  more

Group Flood Insurance Policies Issued for June 2016 Flood Expire August 24, 2019 Purchase Standard Flood Insurance Now
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Over 500 West Virginia citizens were provided three-year Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) certificates as part of their federal aid package following the June 2016 flooding disaster. These certificates will expire on August 24, 2019. It is important that these policy holders talk to their insurance agents to purchase a new policy that is ri  more

NASS - W.Va. Field Office: July Red Meat Production
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - West Virginia Field Office issued the following news release: Commercial red meat production during July 2019 totaled 400,000 pounds. This was down 20 percent from July 2018. Commercial red meat production is the carcass weight after slaughter including beef, veal, pork, lamb and mutton. Individual commodity production is total live weight of commercial slaughter. Commercial ca  more

Tenn. U.S. Attorney: DEA Targets Methamphetamine in Three States With Operation Crystal Mountain
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, D. Michael Dunavant, issued the following news release: The United States Drug Enforcement Administration this week announced the conclusion of Operation Crystal Mountain, a sweeping enforcement action spanning three states. DEA special agents, working closely with their state and local counterparts throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia targeted Mexican drug cartels, drug trafficking organization  more