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WASHINGTON | Acting drug enforcement chief set to retire at end of month

WASHINGTON — A spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration says the agency’s acting administrator will be retiring at the end of June. The spokeswoman, Mary Brandenberger, has confirmed a report in The Washington Post that DEA chief Robert Patterson had announced his retirement. The Post reported Monday that Patterson had sent an email to DEA … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Acting drug enforcement chief set to retire at end of month

TUMWATER, Wash. | Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot

TUMWATER, Wash. — Tim Day has been identified as the armed suspect killed by a bystander Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state, police said Monday. Authorities say the string of crimes began earlier Sunday when the 44-year-old man from McCleary, Washington, is believed to have unsuccessfully attempted to carjack a family at … Continue reading TUMWATER, Wash. | Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot

Missouri Political News: Statement from Senator Jamilah Nasheed on the Appointment of Missouri’s Next Lieutenant Governor, Mike Kehoe

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, issued the following statement relating to the announcement of Missouri’s next lieutenant governor: “I’ve known Mike Kehoe for many years and have always appreciated his willingness to join me in passing good public policy to help the families and businesses of St. Louis succeed.  … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Statement from Senator Jamilah Nasheed on the Appointment of Missouri’s Next Lieutenant Governor, Mike Kehoe

UNITED NATIONS | Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

UNITED NATIONS — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 percent, are in the United States, which is “more … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

Missouri Political News: Missouri political leaders support Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe released the following statement: “When Governor Parson called and asked me to assist him in this great endeavor, it was one of the most humbling and unbelievable days in my life.  And like the governor, I do believe that public service is a privilege, and one … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Missouri political leaders support Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe

Missouri Political News: Missouri Senator Jeanie Riddle Applauds Appointment of New Lieutenant Governor, Mike Kehoe

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri State Senator Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, issued the following statement regarding the appointment of Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, as Missouri’s next lieutenant governor. “I commend the governor for his appointment of Sen. Mike Kehoe as Missouri’s next lieutenant governor.  I have known Mike for almost a decade, during that … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Missouri Senator Jeanie Riddle Applauds Appointment of New Lieutenant Governor, Mike Kehoe

U.S. Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

WASHINGTON – The below is attributable to U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone today.  The two discussed issues and concerns related to Syria and the bilateral relationship. Secretary Pompeo reemphasized the U.S. commitment to the southwest ceasefire arrangement that was approved by President … Continue reading U.S. Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

U.S. Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State release the following statement by State Departments Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo met today in Washington with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez.  They discussed how to improve regional security, strengthen government institutions, and combat corruption.  The Secretary stressed the importance of the Organization of American States’ Mission to Support … Continue reading U.S. Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez