US Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Interview With Melissa Scheffler of KWCH TV Wichita

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State released the following transcript: QUESTION: So let’s talk about Senator Dole. Who is Bob Dole to you? SECRETARY POMPEO: Bob’s a friend and a legend and a true patriot, a truly great American.  When you think about the arc of American history over the last, what, 50 … Continue reading US Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Interview With Melissa Scheffler of KWCH TV Wichita

Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC, Rural Fire Departments Are Partners in Fighting Wildfires

Kansas City, MO (STL.News) – One of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) partners in fighting or preventing wildfires turns 75 this year, while the others are of greatly varying ages.  All are valuable, as is MDC’s role in protecting private property and wildlife habitat from accidental or arson fires in rural areas. One partner … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC, Rural Fire Departments Are Partners in Fighting Wildfires

Missouri Governor Parson Orders Flags Fly at Half-Staff in Missouri on March 21 in Honor of Army Reserve Specialist Jackson D. Johnson of Jefferson County

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson today ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at government buildings statewide be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, March 21, to honor Army Reserve Specialist Jackson D. Johnson, of Hillsboro, Missouri.  Johnson will be buried at Jefferson Barracks on March 21. Specialist Johnson was a Transportation … Continue reading Missouri Governor Parson Orders Flags Fly at Half-Staff in Missouri on March 21 in Honor of Army Reserve Specialist Jackson D. Johnson of Jefferson County

St Louis News: UMSL named one of nation’s Most Affordable Colleges by Study.com

ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) – The University of Missouri–St. Louis has long been a provider of quality education to its students without saddling them with an overbearing financial burden. In fact, one set of rankings rates UMSL as one of the top institutions in the nation when it comes to offering the chance to get … Continue reading St Louis News: UMSL named one of nation’s Most Affordable Colleges by Study.com

St Louis News: Updated 2019 City of St. Louis Long-Range Financial Plan Now Available

The report includes an assessment of progress since 2015, analysis of the city’s current fiscal state and recommendations for increased fiscal health ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) – St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green issued the 2019 update to the city’s Long Range Financial Plan.  The report was approved by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (E&A) … Continue reading St Louis News: Updated 2019 City of St. Louis Long-Range Financial Plan Now Available

Missouri News: Kansas City Man, Chance Ayers, Who Led Police in Car Chase Charged with Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – A Kansas City, Missouri man who rammed a police vehicle and crashed into two more cars while leading officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle was charged in federal court today with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Chance Ayers, 24, was charged with being a … Continue reading Missouri News: Kansas City Man, Chance Ayers, Who Led Police in Car Chase Charged with Illegal Firearm

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Obtains Guilty Plea from Dr. Thomas H. Alms, $200,000 in Restitution in Medicaid Fraud Case

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Dr. Thomas H. Alms of Mount Vernon, pled guilty to committing a class C felony of Medicaid fraud, following an investigation and prosecution by his office.  Alms was ordered to repay $200,000.00 to the Medicaid program and surrender his license to practice dentistry … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Obtains Guilty Plea from Dr. Thomas H. Alms, $200,000 in Restitution in Medicaid Fraud Case

Technology News: Carbonite, Veritas Announce Reseller Partnership

Alliance provides endpoint protection to enterprise market Boston, MA (STL.News) — Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a global leader in data protection, and Veritas Technologies, a worldwide leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, recently announced a new partnership designed to provide enhanced endpoint device protection to Veritas customers.  Veritas will act as an authorized … Continue reading Technology News: Carbonite, Veritas Announce Reseller Partnership

Nebraska Governor Ricketts Joins Vice President Pence to Assess Flood Damage, Thank First Responders

WATERLOO, NEBRASKA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Vice President Mike Pence and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to assess flood damage and emergency response efforts.  The visit began with a survey of the flooding along the Missouri River followed by visits to hear from impacted families and thank first responders.   The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency … Continue reading Nebraska Governor Ricketts Joins Vice President Pence to Assess Flood Damage, Thank First Responders

Alternative Energy News: New toolkit provides U.S. cities with ten ways to go solar

(STL.News) – With local municipalities playing an increasingly important role in the clean energy revolution, Environment America Research and Policy Center released a new toolkit today to support cities and towns nationwide in capturing more clean renewable energy from the sun.  Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar offers practical ways to take advantage of … Continue reading Alternative Energy News: New toolkit provides U.S. cities with ten ways to go solar

House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, Visits Ferguson To Rally Support For Voter Bills

ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) California made a stop in the St. Louis-area on Monday to rally support for two key pieces of Democratic legislation. Pelosi joined Congressman Lacy Clay(D) Missouri, and other elected officials as well as community leaders at the Urban League Empowerment Center in Ferguson for the … Continue reading House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, Visits Ferguson To Rally Support For Voter Bills

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Praises Missouri Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Modern Day “Debtors’ Prisons”

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt praised the Supreme Court of Missouri’s ruling against so-called Debtors’ Prisons in the State of Missouri v. George Richey.  Attorney General Schmitt filed an amicus brief in this case on January 7th, arguing that no Missouri statute provides clear authority to consider jail debts … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Praises Missouri Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Modern Day “Debtors’ Prisons”

Missouri Highway Patrol News: Troop G Releases Enforcement Totals

(STL.News) A total of 39 citations and 28 warnings were issued in conjunction with a hazardous moving violation enforcement operation conducted in Wright County on March 16, 2019. Also, troopers arrested four people for misdemeanor drug violations and four people for felony drug violations. Totals from this enforcement effort include: 30 — speed citations 6 … Continue reading Missouri Highway Patrol News: Troop G Releases Enforcement Totals

Missouri Highway Patrol News: Results Of DWI Saturation In Daviess & Dekalb Counties

(STL.News) Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, announces the results of a DWI saturation conducted in Daviess and Dekalb counties. The saturation was held from 7 p.m. on March 16, 2019, to 3 a.m. on March 17, 2019.  During this enforcement operation, four officers patrolled Daviess and Dekalb counties with … Continue reading Missouri Highway Patrol News: Results Of DWI Saturation In Daviess & Dekalb Counties

South Carolina News: Florence, Barbara Landy, Gang Leader and Co-Conspirators Collectively Sentenced to Nearly 55 Years in Federal Prison

Florence, South Carolina (STL.News) – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that nine defendants, including six current or former members of a criminal street gang, were sentenced in federal court on drug and firearms violations. During the sentencing hearings, United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks characterized the gang as one of the … Continue reading South Carolina News: Florence, Barbara Landy, Gang Leader and Co-Conspirators Collectively Sentenced to Nearly 55 Years in Federal Prison

LOUISIANA News: Honduran Man, ELVIN FRANCISCO ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (STL.News) – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ELVIN FRANCISCO ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ, age 37, a native of Honduras, was charged Thursday, March 14, 2019 in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a). According to the indictment, ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ was previously … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: Honduran Man, ELVIN FRANCISCO ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

Iowa News: Des Moines Man, Ryan Nicholas Haynes Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Des Moines, Iowa (STL.News) – On March 13, 2019, Ryan Nicholas Haynes, age 28, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Haynes was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. On November 6, 2018, following a … Continue reading Iowa News: Des Moines Man, Ryan Nicholas Haynes Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

South Carolina News: Greenville Woman, Jessica A. Dishinger Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison Following Second Counterfeiting Conviction

Greenville, South Carolina (STL.News) – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Jessica A. Dishinger, age 24, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to manufacturing counterfeit money. United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs sentenced Dishinger to 48 months in federal prison, followed by three years of … Continue reading South Carolina News: Greenville Woman, Jessica A. Dishinger Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison Following Second Counterfeiting Conviction

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Luis M. Liriano-Toribio, Jury Convicts Narcotics Trafficker Involved in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (STL.News) – A federal jury convicted a narcotics trafficker from the Dominican Republic yesterday who was involved in a multi-million dollar deal to obtain a large quantity of cocaine. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Luis M. Liriano-Toribio, 32, traveled from New York to Northern Virginia last October to assist … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Luis M. Liriano-Toribio, Jury Convicts Narcotics Trafficker Involved in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Alabama News: Mobile County Businessman, Khalil N. Al-Mashni Sentenced to One Year Probation and Ordered to Pay Restitution After Felony Conviction for Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes

Alabama (STL.News) – United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Khalil N. Al-Mashni, a 50 year old resident of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,008.96. On December 12, 2018, Al-Mashni entered a guilty plea pursuant … Continue reading Alabama News: Mobile County Businessman, Khalil N. Al-Mashni Sentenced to One Year Probation and Ordered to Pay Restitution After Felony Conviction for Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes

United States | U.S.-Hosted Event on Human Rights Abuses in Venezuela

United States (STL.News) – On March 19, the United States co-sponsored an event with Albania, Argentina, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Romania, and the United Kingdom at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to highlight the dire human rights situation in Venezuela. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Carrie Filipetti led … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Hosted Event on Human Rights Abuses in Venezuela

United States | U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

United States (STL.News) – On March 18, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford and Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations Ambassador Ernesto Araujo signed the Technology Safeguards Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on technology safeguards associated … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

United States | The Department of State Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

United States (STL.News) – As a display of our enduring friendship and important partnerships with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr., Chargé d’affaires for the U.S. Mission to ASEAN Jane Bocklage, and Director of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Addison D. “Tad” Davis IV, along … Continue reading United States | The Department of State Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Kansas | Twitter Takedown; Governor withdrawals Judge Jeffry Jack Nomination

TOPEKA, KANSAS– It took only 5 days for the derailment of the nomination of Judge Jeffry Jack to the Kansas Court of Appeals by Governor Laura Kelly due to social media posts. In what many may consider an obvious oversight in the judge’s  nomination;  by either not checking the internet for inflammatory and/or politically charged … Continue reading Kansas | Twitter Takedown; Governor withdrawals Judge Jeffry Jack Nomination

Ohio News: CINCINNATI, Gary Wipperman, Registered Sex Offender Allegedly Faked Court Documents in Order to Secure Housing Vouchers

CINCINNATI, Oo. (STL.News)  – Federal agents arrested a Cincinnati man this weekend on charges of defrauding the government and making false statements. Gary Wipperman, 57, of Cincinnati, allegedly created fictitious court documents that included forged judges’ signatures in order to obtain housing vouchers. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, … Continue reading Ohio News: CINCINNATI, Gary Wipperman, Registered Sex Offender Allegedly Faked Court Documents in Order to Secure Housing Vouchers

Iowa News: DES MOINES, Nine Defendants Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking

DES MOINES, Iowa (STL.News) – Between January and March 2019, nine defendants were sentenced to significant prison terms for sex trafficking and related offenses in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. On March 13, 2019, the last of seven co-defendants charged with sex trafficking … Continue reading Iowa News: DES MOINES, Nine Defendants Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking

Louisiana News: Mexican National, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ Indicted For Illegal Re-Entry

NEW ORLEANS, La. (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced today that OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ, age 26, was charged Thursday, March 14, 2019 in a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a). According to the indictment, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ (“HERNANDEZ”), reentered the United States after … Continue reading Louisiana News: Mexican National, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ Indicted For Illegal Re-Entry

5 Things You Need To Know When Investing in Cryptocurrency

Investing in cryptocurrencies is gaining popularly, especially when one considers the likelihood of making great returns within a short period.  In the year 2018, Bitcoin’s value rose from $1000 to $20,000.  Other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Ripple, and Verge also registered a high increase in value within a year.   Many investors, consumers, and mainstream … Continue reading 5 Things You Need To Know When Investing in Cryptocurrency

Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Three To The Specialty Courts Advisory Council

Texas Governor Greg Abbott appoints Carols Y. Benavides, Keta Dickerson and Amy Granberry to the Specialty Courts Advisory Council AUSTIN, TX (STL.News) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carols Y. Benavides, IV and reappointed Keta Dickerson and Amy Granberry to the Specialty Courts Advisory Council for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025.  The … Continue reading Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Three To The Specialty Courts Advisory Council