Monday - February 24, 2020
Federal Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 10 items )  

$3.2 Million Contract Awarded for Miter Gate Anchorages at Lock 2
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently awarded a $3.2 million contract to Kaiyuh Services, LLC, out of Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, to install new miter gate anchorages at Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minnesota. The work will involve concrete repairs and the installation of newly fabricated anchorages. Each lock has a set of upstream and downstream miter gates which act as doo  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Hedtke, W.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Pvt. William D. Hedtke, 28, of Iola, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, was accounted for Oct. 17, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following primary next of kin briefing.) In 1944, Hedtke was assigned to Battery B, 319th Glider Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. Army o  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From World War II (McCarville, R.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. Robert W. McCarville, 24, of Beloit, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 10, 2019. (This identification was initially published July 15, 2019.) In December 1942, McCarville was a member of Company L, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division. He was killed in a  more

President Donald J. Trump Announces Appointment of Individuals to Be Members of President's Council of Advisors on Science, Technology
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued the following news release: Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the appointment of the following individuals to be Members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: Catherine P. Bessant of North Carolina Dario Gil of New York Sharon Hrynkow of Virginia H. Fisk Johnson of Wisconsin Attiganal Sreeram of Michigan Shane Wall of Oregon K. Birgitta Whaley of California  more

Risk Management Agency: USDA Encourages Affected Producers to Contact Agents for Delayed Harvest
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency has issued the following news release: * * * - Producers can file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest * * * The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said today that producers who currently participate in Federal crop insurance and are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest. Pr  more

U.S. Central Command: F-16s Arrive at Bagram Airfield
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Central Command issued the following news release: U.S. Airmen and equipment assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and other supporting units out of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., arrived at Bagram Airfield Oct. 25. Here as part of a scheduled rotation to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the F-16 Fighting Falcons will directly support the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing's ext  more

Vice President Pence Issues Remarks on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wisconsin, Oct. 24 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Mike Pence on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement at the Uline Distribution Warehouse: THE VICE PRESIDENT: Before I begin, allow me to bring greetings from a friend of mine. (Applause.) A man who loves the state of Wisconsin and has been fighting every day to keep the promises that he made to the people of this state. I bring greetings from the 45th President of the United States of America, Pres  more

Wis. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Awards More Than $85.3 Million in Grants to Address School Violence
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Matthew D. Krueger, issued the following news release: * * * - Eastern District of Wisconsin Awarded $499,996 in Funding * * * The Department of Justice announced it has awarded more than $85.3 million to bolster school security--including funding to educate and train students and faculty--and support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident. "These federa  more

Wis. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Awards Over $273.4 Million to Improve Public Safety in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Matthew D. Krueger, issued the following news release: Three Tribes in the Eastern District of Wisconsin were awarded over $2,194,357 in funding. The Department of Justice announced October 21, 2019 that it has awarded over $273.4 million in grants to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.   more

Wis. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department to Host Event in Milwaukee Regarding Federal Law That Protects Religious Institutions
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Matthew D. Krueger, issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division will hold an event on November 7, 2019, to support the Department's Place to Worship Initiative and raise awareness about federal law's protection of faith communities in land use and zoning processes, U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Kr  more