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

North Carolina Mental Health Executive, Sainte Deon Robinson, Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Pay Employment Taxes

(STL.News) – A Raleigh, North Carolina, man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for failing to report and pay employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr., for the Eastern District of North Carolina. According to court … Continue reading North Carolina Mental Health Executive, Sainte Deon Robinson, Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Pay Employment Taxes

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Renews Warnings of Scams, Price Gouging in Wake of Flooding

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Following Missouri Governor Parson’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the flooding in certain parts of Missouri, Attorney General Schmitt renewed his warning to Missourians regarding price gouging and scams.  Earlier this week, AG Schmitt warned citizens about construction fraud, charity fraud, and price gouging.  During times of … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Renews Warnings of Scams, Price Gouging in Wake of Flooding

Century Communities Inc. announces national open house weekend March 23-24

  DENVER/ March 22, 2019 (STL.News) Century Communities Inc., a top 10 national home builder, announced today it is opening all of its showcase and new model homes for viewing during its National Open House Weekend. The nationwide event opens to the public March 23-24 at all participating Century Communities Divisions. The National Open House … Continue reading Century Communities Inc. announces national open house weekend March 23-24

Missouri Department of Revenue News: New London License Office Opens

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News)  — The New London License Office, located at 112 E Fourth Street, opened Thursday, March 21, at 8:30 a.m.  For office hours and days of operation for the New London License Office, please visit the License Office Location Map at http://dor.mo.gov/offloc/ or call (573) 985-3560. The management contract for the New … Continue reading Missouri Department of Revenue News: New London License Office Opens

Pac-Van, Inc. Wins Award at Modular Building Institute’s “Awards of Distinction” Event

  INDIANAPOLIS/ March 22, 2019 (STL.News) General Finance Corporation’s (NASDAQ: GFN) subsidiary, Pac-Van, Inc., announced its recognition at the Modular Building Institute’s 2019 World of Modular annual convention and trade show. At this year’s “Awards of Distinction” ceremony, Pac-Van was awarded an “honorable mention” in the relocatable single-wide category for its United Shores Professional Baseball … Continue reading Pac-Van, Inc. Wins Award at Modular Building Institute’s “Awards of Distinction” Event

Interluxe.com To Sell Two Luxury Florida Properties Via Absolute Auctions This April

  CHARLOTTE, N.C./ March 22, 2019 (STL.News) The chance to own a piece of Florida’s sunlit lifestyle just got even better and easier. Real Estate Auction Marketplace™, Interluxe, is offering two separate properties via auction with no reserves or minimum bids: an Oceanfront Amelia Island Estate and a Miami-Area Condo. Florida-Auctions.com Boundless opportunities presented for … Continue reading Interluxe.com To Sell Two Luxury Florida Properties Via Absolute Auctions This April

Existing-Home Sales Surge 11.8 Percent in February

  WASHINGTON/ March 22, 2019 (STL.News) Existing-home sales rebounded strongly in February, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of the four major U.S. regions saw sales gains, while the Northeast remained unchanged from last month. Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, … Continue reading Existing-Home Sales Surge 11.8 Percent in February

American Dream Mortgage and Homes For Our Troops Provide for a Deserving Veteran

  PINE, COLO./ MARCH 22, 2019 (STL.News) American Dream Mortgage (ADM), a division of Finance of America Mortgage LLC, joined Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) in kicking off the construction of the home being built for Sean Carroll and his family. This HFOT Community Kickoff occurred on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Elk Creek Elementary … Continue reading American Dream Mortgage and Homes For Our Troops Provide for a Deserving Veteran

Laurence Fishburne Hosts a New “Information Matrix” Segment on Job Opportunities in Construction/Building

  MIAMI/ MARCH 22, 2019 (STL.News) Viewers will soon be able to see Laurence Fishburne, host of “Information Matrix,” in a new segment on job opportunities in the construction and building industries. There will always be job opportunities for those working in construction-related fields. New buildings will need to be built, old buildings will need … Continue reading Laurence Fishburne Hosts a New “Information Matrix” Segment on Job Opportunities in Construction/Building

American IRA Discusses How Stock Market Declines Underscore Importance of Diversification Using Self-Directed IRAs

  CHARLOTTE, N.C./ MARCH 22, 2019 (STL.News) The stock market isn’t always going to go up, every single year. Those trends sometimes have investors worried, just as the recent “corrections” in the market have some wondering whether their portfolio is truly capable of withstanding a major crash. One tool investors can use to avoid this … Continue reading American IRA Discusses How Stock Market Declines Underscore Importance of Diversification Using Self-Directed IRAs

Imposition of New U.S. Sanctions in Connection With a Key Iranian Nuclear Organization as Iran Refuses To Answer Questions Related to its Secret Nuclear Archive

WASHINGTON DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement: Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury designated 31 Iranian entities and individuals under Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and WMD delivery systems and their supporters.  The 14 individuals and 17 entities designated … Continue reading Imposition of New U.S. Sanctions in Connection With a Key Iranian Nuclear Organization as Iran Refuses To Answer Questions Related to its Secret Nuclear Archive

US Department of State News: Deputy Secretary John Sullivan To Join Meeting With Caribbean Leaders

WASHINGTON DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: Today, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will join President Donald J. Trump as he welcomes Caribbean leaders to a meeting at Mar-a-Lago.  The meeting will include leaders from the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of … Continue reading US Department of State News: Deputy Secretary John Sullivan To Join Meeting With Caribbean Leaders

NEBRASKA | Donate with Care in Response to Historic Flooding

Attorney General Peterson Reminds Nebraskans to Donate with Care in Response to Historic Flooding & Weather Damage (Lincoln, NE) — Attorney General Doug Peterson reminds Nebraskans to donate with care and avoid charity scams in response to recent weather damage and flooding. “In the coming days, it is critical that we reach out and help … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Donate with Care in Response to Historic Flooding

Governor Ricketts Unveils New “Nebraska Strong” Relief Website

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA (Mar 22, 2019)– On Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website to help connect more Nebraskans with opportunities to request and provide relief.  The website can be viewed at http://www.nebraska.gov/nebraska-strong/.   “Nebraska’s response to the flooding has been incredible as neighbors have been stepping up to help one another,” said Governor Ricketts.  “We are working … Continue reading Governor Ricketts Unveils New “Nebraska Strong” Relief Website

FDA News: FDA approves device, Optimizer Smart system, for treating moderate to severe chronic heart failure

SILVER SPRING, MD (STL.News) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the Optimizer Smart system for treating patients with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who are not suited for treatment with other heart failure devices such as cardiac resynchronization therapy to restore a normal timing pattern of the heartbeat.  The FDA gave the device … Continue reading FDA News: FDA approves device, Optimizer Smart system, for treating moderate to severe chronic heart failure

Finding The Perfect Ingredients For Chocolate Chip Cookies

Of all of the cookies in the cookie kingdom, perhaps none reign more supreme than the chocolate chip.  Instantly irresistible and in just about everybody’s top 5 cookies, the chocolate chip cookie is a classic treat that a plate of can seldom survive the night.   That’s not to say you can’t reinvent the wheel, … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Ingredients For Chocolate Chip Cookies

Missouri News: Illinois Woman, Mediha Medy Salkicevic, Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

St. Louis, MO (STL.News) – Mediha Medy Salkicevic, a/k/a Medy Ummuluna, a/k/a Bosna Mexico, 38, pled guilty yesterday to one federal count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.  Salkicevic appeared yesterday before Judge Catherine D. Perry who accepted her plea and set her sentencing for June 18, 2019. According to court documents, on … Continue reading Missouri News: Illinois Woman, Mediha Medy Salkicevic, Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Terrorists