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Federal Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 9 items )  

19th Airlift Wing Invests in Trust
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Arkansas, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: To kick off Phase II of the 19th Airlift Wing's Resiliency Campaign Plan, the wing hosted a Franklin Covey workshop Oct. 16, 2019, for command teams and key spouses to learn how to be an effective leader by inspiring and extending trust at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The two four-hour seminars guided more than 80 commanders, senior enlisted leaders, first sergeants, key  more

Ark. U.S. Attorney: Rogers Physician Arrested for Over-Prescribing Opiates and for Making False Statement
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, Oct. 22 -- 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 Justin King, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, announced today that Dr. Robin Ann Cox was arrested today on federal charges. A federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas indicted Dr. Cox on one count of Prescribing Without a  more

Corps Issues Small Craft Advisory for Arkansas River
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Oct. 25 -- 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 rainfall in Oklahoma and western Arkansas have 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. Flows at Trimble Lock a  more

FHLBank Topeka Approves 2019 Affordable Housing Grants
TOPEKA, Kansas, Oct. 22 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news: FHLBank Topeka approved $12.13 million in affordable housing grants nationwide. The grants will fund 15 projects through FHLBank Topeka's Affordable Housing Program (AHP). This year, FHLBank Topeka received 69 applications for AHP grants with requests for over $45.6 million to fund projects in the FHLBank four-state district (Colorado, Kansas, Nebrask  more

MKARNS Navigation Notice No. SWL 19-85 Work Advisory Murray Lock (No.7) & Colonel Charles D. Maynard Lock (No. 5)
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Little Rock District issued the following news release: The maintenance work on the rock structure(noted in SWL 19-83) at Murray Lock (No. 7) NM 125.4 is complete. On Oct 24, contractors are scheduled to begin maintenance work on the rock structure located at the end of the downstream lock wall of Colonel Charles D. Maynard Lock (No. 5) NM 86.3. Mariners are advised to contact the lock prior to arrival. Questions or requests f  more

MKARNS Navigation Notice SWL 19-83 Work Advisory Murray Lock (No.7) NM 125.4
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: On Oct 21, contractors are scheduled to begin maintenance work on the rock structure located at the end of the downstream lock wall of Murray Lock (No. 7) NM 125.4. Mariners are advised to contact the lock prior to arrival. Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or you may email CESWL-OP-O  more

MKARNS Navigation Notice SWL 19-84 Special Locking Instructions Dardanelle Lock(No. 10) NM 205.5
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: At Dardanelle Lock (No. 10), mariners are advised that all down-bound tows must stop and orient themselves in a straight position prior to lockage and avoid contact with the lock walls in the vicinity of the new stoplog slot cuts. Tow captains are to follow all commands of the lock operator to safely transit by the land wall and river wall slot cuts, located 20 feet upstream of the upstream mi  more

NASS - Delta Regional Field Office: USDA to Survey Arkansas Farm Chemical Use and Production Costs
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Oct. 25 -- 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 gather information about farm economics and production practices from Cotton producers across Arkansas, as part of the 2019 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The ARMS survey is conducted in three phases from May 2019  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Arkansas Nuclear Power Reactor
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54339) involving the Arkansas Nuclear power reactor in Arkansas: CONTROL ROOM ENVELOPE BREACH "At 1030 CDT, it was discovered that the loop seal on the condensate drain was empty for VUC-9 Control Room AC Unit. This creates a breach in the Control Room envelope. Unit 2 entered [Technical Specification] T.S. 3.7.6.1 Action D. Unit 1 is in Mode 6; therefore, not in a mode of applicability." Com  more