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

$10.7 Million Available in Cooperative Agreements for Juvenile Delinquency Prevention in 10 States
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it expects to award up to 10 cooperative agreements for juvenile delinquency prevention in American Samoa, Arkansas, Connecticut, Guam, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Northern Mariana Islands, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $10,651,382 with a ceiling of $7,523,237 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with law, justice and legal services.   more

$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

Decreasing Releases at Jamestown, Pipestem Dams
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: Updated forecasts have indicated the river downstream of Jamestown and Pipestem Dams could see ice formation by the end of next week. To mitigate the risk of freeze-up ice jams or other ice-related flooding, the target combined release rate before ice sets in is 800 cubic feet per second. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District will be stepping down releases 200 cfs per day with the target   more

FSA Announces Disaster Relief Payments for Loss of On-Farm Stored Commodities in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Nebraska Field Office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska announced payments now are available to eligible producers who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster in 2018 or 2019. The On-Farm Storage Loss Program (OFSLP) was authorized by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019. Administer  more

Justice Department Welcomes Arkansas Joining T-Mobile/Sprint Settlement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: * * * - Arkansas Becomes Ninth State to Join the Justice Department's Remedy * * * The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed an amended complaint that adds Arkansas as a plaintiff in the suit and proposed settlement relating to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Arkansas joins Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota in  more

Offutt Air Force Base: 557th Weather Wing Realigns Under New Information Warfare Numbered Air Force
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: The 557th Weather Wing has been reassigned to the Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber). The reassignment ceremony, held at the 557th WW's headquarters here Oct. 29, was attended by commanders from Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) and Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), its former Numbered Air Force. The 557th WW joins the 55th Wing and other units whose missions fall under the  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Dormitory
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force Offutt Air Force Base (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: A ribbon cutting ceremony for Cobb Hall, the installation's newest dormitory, took place here Nov. 7, 2019. The new $18.8 million dormitory is named in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Lawrence A. Cobb. "For about a total of 40 years Chief Cobb had a lasting effect on our legacy here," said Col. Allan Dayton, 55th Mission Support Group commander, who was the presidi  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Vaping, E-cigs - The Danger is Real
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: Make no mistake, the national news you have seen or heard lately about the outbreak of lung injury and death is real. As of Oct. 29, 2019, over 1,800 lung injury cases and 37 deaths have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the only commonality among all cases is the patient's use of e-cigarette or vaping products. It is an outbreak that is getting bigger and  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

Releases at Jamestown, Pipestem Dams Remain Steady
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District issued the following news release: Previously announced decreases to releases from Jamestown and Pipestem Dams have been delayed. Additional data and updated air temperature forecasts have extended the date river ice downstream of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs is expected to start forming, allowing the Corps to release more flood water before winter. The current combined release rate will remain at 2,400 cubic feet p  more