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Federal Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 18 items )  

$300,000 Funding Available for Environmental Education in EPA Region Seven
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it expects to award up to four discretionary grants for environmental education in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $300,000 with a ceiling of $100,000 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with environment. The agency description of the grant states: "The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 7  more

Army Corps of Engineers Waives Day Use Fees at Recreation Areas in Observance of Veterans Day
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and e  more

Boundary Maintenance to Begin at the Truman Lake Project
WARSAW, Missouri, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Kansas City District issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Harry S. Truman Project will soon begin boundary line maintenance work in the Henry, Benton and Hickory county areas. Maintenance crews will treat 240 miles of the Harry S. Truman Project boundary beginning in November with a scheduled completion date of March 31, 2020. Cornerstone Demolition and Clearing from Bettendorf, Iowa was awarded  more

Corps of Engineers Releasing Through Spillway at Table Rock Lake
BRANSON, Missouri, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is making spillway releases from Table Rock Dam to pass inflow from Beaver Lake water releases and runoff from the current rain event. The Corps has opened four gates two-feet each and three gates one-foot each releasing about 11,000 cubic feet per second as well as a 4,000 c.f.s release from the power generation turbines for a total combined releas  more

Heartland Regional Field Office: Missouri Crop Production
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Heartland Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Corn: Planted area is estimated at 3.25 million acres, down 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 3.05 million acres, is down 8 percent from 2018. Based on November 1 conditions, the Missouri corn yield is forecast at 155 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month but up 15 bushels from 2018. Production  more

Kansas City Fed Announces Winners of Annual Code-A-Thon
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City issued the following news release: * * * - Pittsburg State named champions, UCM awarded second place * * * The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announced a team from Pittsburg State University (PSU) won first place in the fourth annual Kansas City Fed Code-A-Thon (https://www.kansascityfed.org/aboutus/code-a-thon2019). This was the first year that PSU participated in the two-day virtual event, which drew 11 teams fro  more

Kansas City Fed Appoints Senior Vice President and General Counsel
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 6 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City issued the following news release: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President and Chief Executive Officer Esther George has announced that Craig Zahnd will join the Bank as senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer, effective Nov. 18. In this role, Zahnd will lead the Bank's Legal Division and will serve as advisor to the Bank's Management Committee, which is responsible for the Kansas City Fed  more

Kansas City Fed Releases Latest Bank Capital Analysis Update
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 5 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City today released the June 30, 2019, publication of its Bank Capital Analysis (BCA) (https://www.kansascityfed.org/research/bankingandpayments/bca), which provides an objective and data-based approach to judging capital strength across the banking industry. The BCA presents leverage ratios for individual U.S. global systemically important banks (G-SIBS  more

Mo. U.S. Attorney: Former Everton City Clerk Pleads Guilty to Money-Laundering Conspiracy
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, Nov. 4 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri issued the following news release: The former city clerk in Everton, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to her role in a money-laundering conspiracy related to methamphetamine trafficking. Kristy A. Conn, 35, of Everton, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Friday, Nov. 1, to a federal information that charges her with conspiracy to commit  more

Mo. U.S. Attorney: Former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Undercover Officer Believed to Be Protestor
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri issued the following news release: Randy Hays, 32, a former police officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Eastern District of Missouri to one count of using unreasonable and excessive force against a fellow SLMPD police officer, who was believed to be a protestor while the officer was working undercover in downtown St. Louis   more

Mo. U.S. Attorney: Jury Convicts Lebanon CPA of $7 Million Wire Fraud, Money Laundering Scheme
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, Nov. 7 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri issued the following news release: A certified public accountant in Lebanon, Missouri, was convicted by a federal jury today of a $7 million scheme to defraud his employer and clients. Douglas A. Richardson, 46, was found guilty of all 10 counts contained in an Aug. 16, 2018, federal indictment. Richardson was found guilty of six counts of wire fraud and four counts of money laundering. Richa  more

Mo. U.S. Attorney: Kirkwood Builder Sentenced for Swindling Homebuyers of Approximately $400,000
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri issued the following news release: Morgan Bullock, 33, of Camdenton, Missouri, was sentenced to 12 months in prison and restitution in the amount of $136,458.68 for his scheme to defraud homebuyer customers of Bullock Building and Development, LLC. He appeared in federal court this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig. According to court documents and statements made in court  more

Omaha District Completes Three Tributary Levee Repair Projects
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District has completed repairs to levees damaged on three of the tributaries of the Missouri River ahead of schedule. The projects were Pierce-North Branch of the Elkhorn River, Nebraska; Broken Bow-Mud Creek, Nebraska; and Ida Grove/Odebolt Creek, Iowa. The contracts for those projects totaled $707,000. According to Bret Budd, Chief of the Systems Restoration  more

Patent & Trademark Office Director Iancu Issues Remarks at St. Louis Start-Up Week
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Patent and Trademark Office issued the following by Director Andrei Iancu at St. Louis Start-Up Week: "It's a tremendous honor to be here for this inaugural event, in a city that is the birthplace of some of America's most successful companies, and is home to one of the country's fastest-growing startup scenes. "Let me start by saying that I was truly inspired to meet all the students presenting their STEM projects at the back of  more

St. Louis Fed Presents: How Fintech is Transforming Banking
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 4 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis issued the following news release: Technological innovations and fintech firms are reshaping banking, creating new opportunities, and posing new challenges. These changes in the banking industry will be addressed at the next Dialogue with the Fed, the St. Louis Fed's free evening lecture series for the general public. On Thursday, Nov. 7, Julie Stackhouse (https://www.stlouisfed.org/about-us/leadership-governance/bank-officer  more

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Asking Missouri Farmers to 'Keep the Stubble'
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Missouri office issued the following news release: During a special month-long campaign called "No Tillage November", the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging Missouri farmers to "keep the stubble" on their harvested crop fields and improve soil health. The NRCS project is mirrored after the national cancer awareness No Shave November campaign that encourages p  more

Whiteman Air Force Base Airman Performs Life-Saving Aid on Airline Flight
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: Travelling from Pennsylvania to Ohio, Oct. 3, 2019, on an airline flight, Senior Airman Caleb Smith, a 509th Munitions Squadron munition systems technician assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, encountered extreme turbulence. "Halfway through my flight there were strange sounds and commotion about five seats behind me," said Smith. When Smith turned around he immediately notic  more

Whiteman Air Force Base: 509th Contracting Squadron Airmen Participate in Deployment Exercise
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: Airmen with the 509th Contracting Squadron participated in a mock deployment exercise called Operation Pathfinder, Oct. 7 to 10, 2019, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. Operation Pathfinder simulated the mobilization of two teams of nine contracting Airmen to support a forward operating location for 700 joint service personnel in Mogadishu, Somalia. This exercise provided the conti  more