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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 3 items )  

National Energy Technology Laboratory: K-12 Stem Education, Outreach Team Supports West Virginia Regional Science Bowl Competitions in December
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: NETL's K-12 STEM Education & Outreach team provided support services during three West Virginia Regional Science Bowl (WVSB) Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) qualifying competitions in December. The competitions determined which middle and high school teams will compete in the main WVSB event, to be held Feb. 8-9 at West Virginia University in Morgantown.  more

TSA Continued to Detect an Uptick in Firearms at West Virginia Airports in 2019
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release: * * * - Nationally, TSA set new record for guns caught at airport checkpoints last year * * * Transportation Security Administration officers stopped 18 handguns at West Virginia airport checkpoints in 2019, a significant increase from the 10 caught in 2018. West Virginia's increase mirrored the national trend of an increase in the number   more

West Virginia Man Caught by TSA With Loaded Gun at Washington Dulles International Airport
DULLES, Virginia, Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release: A Kearneysville, West Virginia, man was caught with a 9 mm handgun loaded with five bullets at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Monday, Jan. 13, after a Transportation Security Administration officer spotted the gun in the man's carry-on bag. The TSA officer who was staffing the security checkpoint spotted the handgun when it appeared  more