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Federal Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 22 items )  

$12 Million Funding Available for Addressing Unmet Local Health Care Needs in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration announced that it expects to award up to 12 discretionary grants for the development of integrated health care networks to address unmet local health care needs in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $12 million with a ceiling of $56,604 for each award in the program. Th  more

Air Force Awards New A-10 Wing Replacement Contract
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force (75th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: The Air Force awarded a new contract to Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, to replace up to 112 wing assemblies for the A-10 Thunderbolt II. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a $999,000,000 ceiling, and also provides for up to 15 wing kits. Work will be performed at multiple subcontractor locations in the United States and one subcontractor location in   more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Business Employment Dynamics in Kansas for Fourth Quarter 2018
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mountain Plains Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Business Employment Dynamics in Kansas - Fourth Quarter 2018 From September 2018 to December 2018, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments in Kansas totaled 69,167, while gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments numbered 61,579, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Sta  more

Corps of Engineers Completes Major Breach Closure on Levee L550 Near Watson, Missouri
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District completed a breach closure on levee L550 near Watson, Missouri Saturday. This initial closure of breach L-550-A-I near river mile 542.8 stops the inflows of water, thereby allowing for the start of follow-on construction activities aimed at increasing the level of flood risk management to approximately the 4% Annual Chance Exceedance (25-yr) level for  more

Department of Labor Cites Missouri Contractor for Exposing Employees to Excavating and Trenching Hazards
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited J.H. Berra Construction Co. - based in St. Louis, Missouri - for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a residential construction site in Saint Charles, Missouri. The company faces penalties of $143,206. OSHA opened an investigation after inspectors obse  more

Economic Development Administration: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Expand Missouri State University Business Incubator
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.25 million grant to Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, to expand its business incubator located in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. The project, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportuni  more

EPA Provides $1.2 Million to Hypoxia Task Force States, Including Iowa, Missouri
LENEXA, Kansas, Aug. 23 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is providing a total of $1.2 million to the 12 state members of the Hypoxia Task Force (HTF), including Iowa and Missouri, to help implement state plans to reduce excess nutrients in the Mississippi River/Atchafalaya River Basin. Through this funding, EPA is promoting tailored and effective nutrient reduction efforts that are deve  more

Missouri Schools Build Safe Rooms for Shelter From Tornadoes
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Aug. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when a deadly tornado killed 161, to shelter students and community residents when the next tornado strikes. The safe rooms, constructed to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency specifications, provide near-absolute protection against injury or death in extreme weather events. Ma  more

Mo. U.S. Attorney: FBI Agent, KCPD Sergeant Honored for Significant Investigations
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Tim Garrison, issued the following news release: * * * - Guardian of Justice Award * * * Tim Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two local and federal law enforcement officers were recognized for the work on several significant cases as recipients of the 2019 Guardian of Justice Award. FBI Special Agent Jason Ramsey was recognized for his investig  more

Mo. U.S. Attorney: Rogersville Business Owner Indicted for $4 Million Fraud Scheme, Failure to Pay Taxes
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, Aug. 26 -- The office of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri issued the following news release: A Rogersville, Missouri business owner has been indicted by a federal grand jury for a $4 million scheme to defraud his customers and his failure to pay federal income and employment taxes. Michael David Dismer, 51, was charged in a 28-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Missouri, on Thursday, Aug. 22. That indictment was  more

NASS - Heartland Regional Field Office: Missouri Agricultural Prices
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Heartland Regional Field Office issued the following news release: The July Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 89.8, decreased 2.9 percent from June 2019. At 86.7, the Crop Production Index decreased 1.3 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 93.4, decreased 3.7 percent. Producers received lower prices for broilers, market eggs, celery, and cattle but higher pric  more

Natural Resources Conservation Offering More Than $9 Million to Restore Flood-Prone Lands in 69 Missouri Counties
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Aug. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Missouri office issued the following news release: In response to flooding in Missouri and across the country this year, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of $9 million to fund conservation easements in 69 Missouri counties damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. Funds are available through the floodplain easement component of the  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Senator Blunt Visit Includes Announcement of $5 Million for Design and Construction
MILAN, Missouri, Aug. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Missouri office issued the following news release: Senator Roy Blunt received a progress report on the construction of the East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR) north of Milan. The Senator has remained an engaged advocate for the 2,352 acre water supply Reservoir for a number of years in Washington, D.C. and has worked to ensure that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been fun  more

St. Louis Fed Announces 2019-2020 Student Board of Directors
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 26 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis proudly announces the 2019-2020 members of its student board of directors: * Matthew Bohall, Affton High School * Grace Clinton, O'Fallon Township High School * William Dong, John Burroughs School * Elizabeth Eichenlaub, Freeburg Community High School * Charles Ferrick, Saint Louis Priory School * Sydnee Haymore, Nerinx Hall High School * Alanna H  more

St. Louis University to Receive $192,502 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey announced that it intends to award a $192,502 cooperative agreement to the St. Louis University-Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of Missouri for earthquake, tsunami and landslide hazard studies at U.S. continental margins using ocean bottom seismographs. The U.S. Geological Survey provided the following overview: "The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC  more

STRATCOM Deputy Commander Presents Omaha Trophy to Whiteman Air Force Base Total-Force Partners
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Aug. 28 -- The U.S. Strategic Command issued the following news: By Alexander W. Riedel U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dave Kriete, the U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, presented the Airmen of the 509th and 131th Bomb Wings with the prestigious Omaha Trophy during a ceremony here Aug. 27. First awarded in 1971, the Omaha Trophy recognizes units for year-round excellence in strategic deterrence and global strike in support of USSTRATCOM. Whiteman AFB's total  more

U.S. Air Force B-2s Deploy to Europe
RAF FAIRFORD, England, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, have arrived in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The aircraft will operate out of RAF Fairford, England. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. he  more

U.S. Air Force B-2s Deploy to Europe
ROYAL AIR FORCE FAIRFORD, England, Aug. 26 -- The U.S. Strategic Command issued the following news: A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, have arrived in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The aircraft will operate out of RAF Fairford, England. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K.   more

U.S. Strategic Command Deputy Commander Presents Omaha Trophy to Whiteman Air Force Base Total-Force Partners
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Aug. 28 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: By Alexander W. Riedel U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dave Kriete, the U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, presented the Airmen of the 509th and 131th Bomb Wings with the prestigious Omaha Trophy during a ceremony here Aug. 27. First awarded in 1971, the Omaha Trophy recognizes units for year-round excellence in strategic deterrence and global strike in support of USSTRATCOM. Whiteman A  more

U.S. Strategic Command Deputy Commander Presents Omaha Trophy to Whiteman Air Force Base Total-Force Partners
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Alexander W. Riedel Navy Vice Admiral Dave Kriete, the Strategic Command deputy commander, presented the Airmen of the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings with the prestigious Omaha Trophy during a ceremony Aug. 27. First awarded in 1971, the Omaha Trophy recognizes units for year-round excellence in strategic deterrence and global strike in support of USSTRATCOM. Whiteman Air Force Base and Missouri Air Na  more

Vegetation Control to Begin on Missouri River Sandbars Between Garrison Dam and Huff, North Dakota
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Garrison Dam and Huff, North Dakota during the month of September 2019. The Corps is performing the work to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting. A team of federal and state rep  more

Vegetation Control to Begin on Missouri River Sandbars Between Yankton and Vermillion, South Dakota
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Yankton and Vermillion, South Dakota as well as the upper portion of Lewis and Clark Lake near Springfield, South Dakota and Niobrara, Nebraska during September 2019. The Corps is conducting the work in an effort to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable   more