HRSA News: HRSA awards over $100 million to improve pregnancy outcomes, reduce infant mortality

(STL.News) – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $100 million in grant funding through its Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (known as Healthy Start).  Administered by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Healthy Start aims to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy; and, to reduce racial … Continue reading HRSA News: HRSA awards over $100 million to improve pregnancy outcomes, reduce infant mortality

CDC News: Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo tops 1,000 cases

CDC remains committed to bringing outbreak to an end (STL.News) As of March 24, 2019, public health officials have documented that the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has surpassed 1,000 cases; the current total number of confirmed and probable cases is 1009, including 625 deaths and 318 survivors.  The outbreak is … Continue reading CDC News: Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo tops 1,000 cases

OPIC News: OPIC supports two projects to expand access to safe drinking water

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has recently provided financing to two projects that are working to expand access to clean water in the developing world, where limited supply causes widespread health problems and reduces economic potential. OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has provided $10.5 million in financing to WaterEquity, … Continue reading OPIC News: OPIC supports two projects to expand access to safe drinking water

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency News: OCC Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Bank Trading Revenue

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported trading revenue of U.S. commercial banks and federal savings associations of $4.2 billion in the fourth quarter 2018, which was $2.9 billion, or 41.0 percent, less than the previous quarter. In the report, Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities, the … Continue reading Office of the Comptroller of the Currency News: OCC Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Bank Trading Revenue

Comptroller of the Currency News: OCC Reports Mortgage Performance Improves in Fourth Quarter of 2018

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported a slight improvement in the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system during the fourth quarter of 2018. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, Fourth Quarter 2018, showed 95.8 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at … Continue reading Comptroller of the Currency News: OCC Reports Mortgage Performance Improves in Fourth Quarter of 2018

NAACP News: NAACP Calls for Full Mueller Report to be Released

Baltimore, MD (STL.News) – NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement regarding a recent development in Mueller investigation: “The full Mueller report and all underlying findings must be released. The people of this nation deserve transparency.  The integrity of our democracy is at stake.  Our country cannot afford anything less than the … Continue reading NAACP News: NAACP Calls for Full Mueller Report to be Released

U.S. Department Of News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With the Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Aoun

Washington, D.C.  (STL. News) – The U.S. Department Of State released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Aoun, in Beirut.  They discussed the importance of the U.S.-Lebanese security partnership and how the United States can further support the Lebanese Armed Forces.  … Continue reading U.S. Department Of News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With the Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Aoun

Michigan News: Additional exposure locations identified in measles outbreak

Pontiac, MI (STL.News) – Additional exposure locations have been identified in Oakland County’s measles outbreak.  If you were at the following locations on the dates and times listed below, you were at risk of being exposed to measles and still have an opportunity to receive vaccination by March 24.  High risk individuals can receive immune … Continue reading Michigan News: Additional exposure locations identified in measles outbreak

FEMA News: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 12, 2019, and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, … Continue reading FEMA News: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa

Two Elkhart, Indiana, Police Officers, Cory Newland, Josha Titus, Charged With Federal Civil Rights Offense

(STL.News) – Cory Newland, 35, and Joshua Titus, 30, officers with the Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department, were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Hammond for using excessive force against an arrestee. The indictment charges Newland and Titus with a single count of deprivation of rights under color of law, in violation of 18 … Continue reading Two Elkhart, Indiana, Police Officers, Cory Newland, Josha Titus, Charged With Federal Civil Rights Offense

Bureau of Land Management News: BLM Rock Springs to Host Mid-April Wild Horse Adoption Event

ROCK SPRINGS, WY (STL.News) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will host an adoption event April 12-13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The BLM will offer approximately 60 wild horses during this adoption, including mares, geldings and weanlings.  The horses were gathered in 2018 in the Green … Continue reading Bureau of Land Management News: BLM Rock Springs to Host Mid-April Wild Horse Adoption Event

Burea of Land Management News: BLM releases final Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Sonoran Valley Parkway

Proposed parkway furthers Administration priorities of modernizing infrastructure, supporting economic development and job growth, and increasing access to recreational opportunities on public lands PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the potential impacts of the proposed Sonoran Valley Parkway in Maricopa County.  The … Continue reading Burea of Land Management News: BLM releases final Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Sonoran Valley Parkway

Bureau of Land Management News: BLM seeks public comment on Bald Mountain Expansion Proposal

ELY, NV (STL.News) – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) analyzing a Kinross Gold Corporation (KG Mining) proposal to expand the Bald Mountain Mine located on private and public lands about 65 miles northwest of Ely, … Continue reading Bureau of Land Management News: BLM seeks public comment on Bald Mountain Expansion Proposal

Burea of Land Management News: BLM seeks public input on proposed oil, gas lease sale in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas

SANTA FE, NM (STL.News) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has scheduled a two-week public scoping period for input on 17 parcels (4,980 acres) of federal minerals proposed for the September 2019 competitive oil and gas lease sale.  The public scoping period will begin April 1 and conclude on April 12.  The lease sale … Continue reading Burea of Land Management News: BLM seeks public input on proposed oil, gas lease sale in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation News: PBGC announces legal appointment of Daniel Liebman

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is pleased to announce an executive appointment in the Office of the General Counsel.  Daniel Liebman has been appointed Deputy General Counsel for the Program Law & Policy Department. Liebman, previously the Assistant General Counsel for Legal Policy, joined PBGC in 2010 as a regulatory attorney.  He … Continue reading Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation News: PBGC announces legal appointment of Daniel Liebman

US Marshals Service News: Sexual Assault Fugitive, Brent Mansur-Carr, Arrested in Vermont

Burlington, VT (STL.News) – The U.S. Marshal arrested a fugitive wanted by the State of Pennsylvania for Failure to Appear to a scheduled court hearing. Brent Mansur-Carr, 36, was wanted out of the State of Pennsylvania for one count of Rape Forcible Compulsion and one count of Sexual Assault.  Mansur-Carr failed to appear for a … Continue reading US Marshals Service News: Sexual Assault Fugitive, Brent Mansur-Carr, Arrested in Vermont

USDA News: USDA Invests Millions to Protect Communities from Wildfires, Restore Forest Ecosystems, Improve Drinking Water

(STL.News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest more than $12 million this year to mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and restore healthy forest ecosystems through targeted projects on both public and private lands in nine states.   Since 2014, USDA has invested $213 million in 69 Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Projects, which … Continue reading USDA News: USDA Invests Millions to Protect Communities from Wildfires, Restore Forest Ecosystems, Improve Drinking Water

Missouri Lottery News: Lebanon Woman, Carol Posey, Wins $100,000 Scratchers Prize

RICHLAND, MO (STL.News) – Carol Posey of Lebanon recently claimed a $100,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery “Big Cash Riches” Scratchers ticket.  She purchased her winning ticket from VFW Post #3168, 26050 Swindell Drive, in Richland, Missouri. Introduced on Nov. 26, 2018, “Big Cash Riches” is a $5 Scratchers ticket.  Posey claimed one of … Continue reading Missouri Lottery News: Lebanon Woman, Carol Posey, Wins $100,000 Scratchers Prize

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Continues Focus on Restructuring State Government with Visits to Missouri Correctional Centers

Missouri Governor Mike Parson Meets with Department of Corrections Staff in Farmington, Bonne Terre, and Charleston JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited three Missouri prisons Friday to meet with Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) staff to continue the focus on restructuring state government and discuss proposed changes designed to improve conditions … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Continues Focus on Restructuring State Government with Visits to Missouri Correctional Centers

US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of cocaine at Base Miami Beach

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa (WMEC-902) offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Base Miami Beach worth an estimated $360 million wholesale seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America and represent 12 … Continue reading US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of cocaine at Base Miami Beach

San Juan, Puerto Rico: Coast Guard, DEA, CBP agencies apprehend 3 smugglers, seize $28.5 million in cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (STL.News) – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) offloaded 2,513 pounds (1,140 kilos) of cocaine Friday and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard, DEA and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities … Continue reading San Juan, Puerto Rico: Coast Guard, DEA, CBP agencies apprehend 3 smugglers, seize $28.5 million in cocaine

US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard commissions new cutter named after California native, Terrell Horne, in San Pedro

SAN PEDRO, CA (STL.News) – The Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne (WPC-1131), a California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (FRC), was commissioned in San Pedro, Friday. The Terrell Horne is the third FRC to be homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach and will operate throughout the 11th Coast Guard District, which includes all of … Continue reading US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard commissions new cutter named after California native, Terrell Horne, in San Pedro

Federal Reserve Board News: FRB announces approval of proposals by First Interstate Bank

Federal Reserve Board approves proposals by First Interstate Bank WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The Federal Reserve Board released the following statement, Friday, March 22nd: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced its approval of the proposals under section 18(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and section 9 of the Federal Reserve Act by First Interstate … Continue reading Federal Reserve Board News: FRB announces approval of proposals by First Interstate Bank

US Department of State News: Consultations With the European Union on the Afghan Peace Process

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement late yesterday: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan Ambassador Roland Kobia met in Washington, D.C., for consultations on the Afghan peace process, on March 21-22, 2019.   They agreed that bringing an end to Afghanistan’s … Continue reading US Department of State News: Consultations With the European Union on the Afghan Peace Process

US Attorney’s Office Continues Carjacking Initiative to Reduce Violent Crime with Multiple Recent Indictments

Memphis, TN (STL.News) – Six local individuals have been indicted for multiple carjackings involving the use and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the indictments Friday. In October, 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office along with federal and local law enforcement partners held a joint press … Continue reading US Attorney’s Office Continues Carjacking Initiative to Reduce Violent Crime with Multiple Recent Indictments

High Ranking Member of the Gangster Disciples, Derrick Kennedy Crumpton, Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

Derrick Kennedy Crumpton, high ranking member of the Gangster Disciples sentenced to 324 months in prison Memphis, TN (STL.News) – A Gangster Disciples gang member was sentenced Thursday to 324 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for participating in both racketeering and drug conspiracies. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of … Continue reading High Ranking Member of the Gangster Disciples, Derrick Kennedy Crumpton, Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

Anthony Fields, Lonnell Tucker, Abdul Samuels, Found Guilty of Drug Conspiracy Charges Involving Open Drug Market from D.C. Barbershop

Firearms, Drugs, and Cash Seized by Law Enforcement WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Three men have been found guilty by a jury of federal narcotics charges following an investigation into a drug market that was operated out of the Next Level Cuts barbershop and surrounding property in Southeast Washington. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie … Continue reading Anthony Fields, Lonnell Tucker, Abdul Samuels, Found Guilty of Drug Conspiracy Charges Involving Open Drug Market from D.C. Barbershop

U.S. Department of Transportation News: DOT Announces $46 Million Loan for Austin’s Manor Expressway Project

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Thursday announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will provide up to a $46.94 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA).  The loan is for the 290E Manor Expressway Phase III Project. “This … Continue reading U.S. Department of Transportation News: DOT Announces $46 Million Loan for Austin’s Manor Expressway Project

Former Officers, Employees of Indiana Loan Packager, Servicer Charged in Alleged $10 Million Scheme to Defraud the SBA

Kerri Agee, Kelly Isley, Matthew Smith, Chad Griffin, and Nicole Smith indicted by the DOJ (STL.News) – Five former officers and employees of an Indiana loan packaging and servicing company were charged for their alleged roles in a 13-year-long conspiracy to defraud the Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with its programs to guarantee loans … Continue reading Former Officers, Employees of Indiana Loan Packager, Servicer Charged in Alleged $10 Million Scheme to Defraud the SBA

St Louis News – Health Alert – Product Recall of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus

Department of Health Advises To Stop Using DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) – The City of St. Louis Department of Health is advising consumers to stop using DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of the product. The … Continue reading St Louis News – Health Alert – Product Recall of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus