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US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Islamorada

KEY WEST, FL (STL.News) – The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old woman who sustained a back injury after falling aboard the 26-foot research vessel, Irgo, Sunday approximately two miles south of Islamorada. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a medevac request via VHF radio channel 16 from the Irgo crew at approximately 3:30 p.m. … Continue reading US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Islamorada

US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard responds to vessel taking taking on water off Kings Point, N.Y.

NEW YORK (STL.News) – The Coast Guard rescued a man from a vessel taking on water near Kings Point, New York, Saturday morning. At approximately 6:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector New York command center received notification that a 56-foot recreational boat was taking on water with one person aboard. Sector New York watchstanders issued an … Continue reading US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard responds to vessel taking taking on water off Kings Point, N.Y.

Spcial Olympics News: New Zealand Special Olympics Athletes Solidarity Amid Grief at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (STL.News) – In the wake of the deadly shootings on Friday at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, athletes from Special Olympics New Zealand and Special Olympics UAE, along with leaders of Special Olympics, gathered today at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi in a show of compassion and unity. … Continue reading Spcial Olympics News: New Zealand Special Olympics Athletes Solidarity Amid Grief at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

World News: Virgin Founder, Sir Richard Branson Proposes Strategy to Tackle Climate Change

LONDON (STL.News) – Sir Richard Branson has shared his vision for a Clean Energy Dividend which he hopes will tackle climate change. Writing in his blog today, amid scenes of climate change marches around the world, he states his belief that there will be an opportunity to create millions of jobs whilst also driving down … Continue reading World News: Virgin Founder, Sir Richard Branson Proposes Strategy to Tackle Climate Change

National Guard News: Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers Deploying to Poland

ANNVILLE, PA (STL.News) – Yesterday, approximately 500 Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, participated in send-off ceremonies in Milton as they prepare to mobilize this spring for deployment to Poland as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission.  Governor Tom Wolf and Adjutant General Tony Carrelli thanked … Continue reading National Guard News: Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers Deploying to Poland

FEMA News: FEMA Awards $1.66 Million in Public Assistance Grants

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) – FEMA has approved $1,659,907 to the state of Florida to assist 16 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of emergency response and protective measures, as well as temporary facilities, for Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. The following projects have been obligated by FEMA to the Florida Division of … Continue reading FEMA News: FEMA Awards $1.66 Million in Public Assistance Grants

FEMA News: Disaster Recovery Center Transitioning to Community Recovery Center

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Panama City will close at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. At 9 a.m. Monday, March 18, a Community Recovery Center will open in the same location, the Bay County Public Library. The purpose of the Community Recovery Center is to encourage and support a localized, community-based … Continue reading FEMA News: Disaster Recovery Center Transitioning to Community Recovery Center

U.S. Marshals Service News: Marshals and Springfield Police Department Arrest Vermont Fugitive, Kyle Michael Stevens

Burlington, VT (STL.News) – The U.S. Marshals Service and the Springfield Police Department arrested a fugitive who had an active Vermont arrest warrant, dating back to December 2018. Kyle Michael Stevens, 29, of Springfield, Vermont was arrested on March 12, 2019 when approached by Deputy U.S. Marshals and the Springfield Police Department. On February 26, … Continue reading U.S. Marshals Service News: Marshals and Springfield Police Department Arrest Vermont Fugitive, Kyle Michael Stevens

US Customs and Border Protection News: Nogales BP Agents Stop Smuggling Attempt

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens attempting to smuggle two Mexican nationals through the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint Wednesday. Agents working in the primary lanes referred the driver of a Mitsubishi sedan for additional immigration inspection.  After questioning, agents determined the two rear seat passengers, a Mexican national male … Continue reading US Customs and Border Protection News: Nogales BP Agents Stop Smuggling Attempt

US Customs and Border Patrol News: Douglas CBP Officers Intercept Marijuana Load

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – US Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas prevented an Arizona man from smuggling 157 pounds of marijuana into the United States Wednesday. Officers referred a 20-year-old man for further inspection of his Saturn SUV after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to … Continue reading US Customs and Border Patrol News: Douglas CBP Officers Intercept Marijuana Load

Border Patrol News: Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offender-Mexican National Previously Deported

DEL RIO, TX (STL.News) – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rocksprings Station arrested a convicted sex offender in Rocksprings, Thursday. On Mar. 14, Rocksprings agents arrested a 26-year-old Mexican national after he illegally entered the United States. Records checks revealed he has an extensive criminal history, including a conviction in Seattle in 2011 … Continue reading Border Patrol News: Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offender-Mexican National Previously Deported

US Customs and Border Patrol News: Yuma Border Patrol Apprehends Narcotics Smugglers with USMC Assistance

YUMA, AZ (STL.News) – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of illegal aliens who were trafficking bundles of marijuana in eastern Yuma County Tuesday. Wellton Station Border Patrol agents apprehended six Mexican nationals and four Honduran nationals Tuesday night as they attempted to smuggle bundles of marijuana through the desert east of Dateland, … Continue reading US Customs and Border Patrol News: Yuma Border Patrol Apprehends Narcotics Smugglers with USMC Assistance

US CUstoms and Border Patrol News: BP Rescues Illegal Aliens from Freezing Conditions

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – Border Patrol agents, assisted by Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office (SCCSO), Department of Public Safety (DPS) and an Air and Marine Operation (AMO) aircrew, rescued five illegal aliens in distress on a snow-capped mountain south of Tucson, Thursday morning. Rescue efforts began late Wednesday after Tucson Sector Border Patrol received a … Continue reading US CUstoms and Border Patrol News: BP Rescues Illegal Aliens from Freezing Conditions

US Customs and Border Protection News: Hard Drug Smugglers Intercepted by CBP Officers at Port of San Luis

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and Phoenix woman Wednesday for separate alleged attempts to smuggle 58 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin through the Port of San Luis. Officers referred a 39-year-old Mexican national for additional inspection of his Chevy sedan as he attempted … Continue reading US Customs and Border Protection News: Hard Drug Smugglers Intercepted by CBP Officers at Port of San Luis

HUD News: Hud approves plan to support to support southern Georgia counties in their recovery from 2017 disasters

$38 million in federal recovery funds to rebuild damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its approval of the State of Georgia’s disaster action plan, which will invest $38 million to support the state in its recovery from the effects of deadly tornados … Continue reading HUD News: Hud approves plan to support to support southern Georgia counties in their recovery from 2017 disasters

United States Mint News: New Appointee, Dean J. Kotlowski, Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The United States Mint Friday announced the appointment of Dr. Dean J. Kotlowski to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), as the member specially qualified by virtue of his education, training, or experience in American history. Dr. Kotlowski is a specialist in twentieth-century U.S. political and policy history.  He fills the vacancy … Continue reading United States Mint News: New Appointee, Dean J. Kotlowski, Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

EPA News: EPA Bans Consumer Sales of Methylene Chloride Paint Removers, Protecting Public

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumer use.  EPA has taken this action because of the acute fatalities that have resulted from exposure to the chemical. “After analyzing the health … Continue reading EPA News: EPA Bans Consumer Sales of Methylene Chloride Paint Removers, Protecting Public

U.S. Department of Education Finds ESEA Restriction on Religious Organizations Unconstitutional, Will No Longer Enforce

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced March 11, 2019, at the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) State Directors Annual Meeting that the Department will no longer enforce a restriction barring religious organizations from serving as contract providers of equitable services solely due to their religious affiliation. The U.S. Department of … Continue reading U.S. Department of Education Finds ESEA Restriction on Religious Organizations Unconstitutional, Will No Longer Enforce

USCIRF News: Statement on New Zealand Mosque Attacks

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Friday condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks on Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Chair Tenzin Dorjee said: “We express our deepest condolences to those affected by this horrific act of violence that killed 49 … Continue reading USCIRF News: Statement on New Zealand Mosque Attacks

Coast Guard News: Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in Savannah, free public tours available

SAVANNAH, GA (STL.News) – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived in Savannah, Friday. Free public tours are available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Eagle’s departure on Monday. Public tours of the Eagle are scheduled for: Friday, March 15 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, … Continue reading Coast Guard News: Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in Savannah, free public tours available

Coast Guard News: Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Watson Island

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 24-foot pontoon vessel with seven passengers aboard Friday near Watson Island after discovering multiple safety violations. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boat-crew conducted the boarding of the pontoon vessel near Watson Island where they discovered the following … Continue reading Coast Guard News: Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Watson Island

Coast Guard halts second weekend illegal charter in Miami

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 32-foot pleasure craft with 11 passengers aboard Saturday in the Miami River making this the second illegal charter in the Miami area interdicted in two days. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boat-crew conducted the boarding of the … Continue reading Coast Guard halts second weekend illegal charter in Miami

FBI News: Four Law Enforcement Professionals Graduate FBI National Academy

Law Enforcement Professionals From Woodland Police, Modesto Police, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, and California Highway Patrol, El Centro Division, Join More Than 51,000 Who Have Completed the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) – Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Sacramento Field Office announces the graduation of four law enforcement professionals … Continue reading FBI News: Four Law Enforcement Professionals Graduate FBI National Academy

ATF News: Kanas City Man, Randal G. Holmes and Michael C. Borrusch, Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Trafficking that Led to Kidnapping, Torture

Michael C. Borrusch, Jeremy R. Bond, Gerald L. Holmes and Richard M. Phoenix sentenced with various sentences and charges KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – Three men have been sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that led to the kidnapping and torture of an Independence, Missouri man. Randal G. … Continue reading ATF News: Kanas City Man, Randal G. Holmes and Michael C. Borrusch, Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Trafficking that Led to Kidnapping, Torture

USVI News: St. Croix Man, Gibbs Bully Sentenced For His Role in Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

St. Croix, USVI (STL.News) – Gibbs Bully, 52, of St. Croix, was sentenced on March 14, 2019, in District Count on one count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Bully to a prison sentence of 18 months, followed by four … Continue reading USVI News: St. Croix Man, Gibbs Bully Sentenced For His Role in Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Orlando Bell Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

Defendant Caught With Crack Cocaine and Firearm WASHINGTON (STL.News)– Orlando Bell, 37, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 130 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking organization that distributed large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Orlando Bell Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Danzell Johnson Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Armed Robberies in Southeast Washington

Defendant and Accomplice Carjacked One of the Victims WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Danzell Johnson, 21, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 16 years in prison for a pair of armed robberies he committed last summer in Southeast Washington, including one that resulted in a carjacking, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Danzell Johnson Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Armed Robberies in Southeast Washington

Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Michael Chapman Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

Defendant has prior convictions for rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and a child pornography offense BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – A Worcester man was charged in federal court in Worcester with possession of child pornography. Michael Chapman, 62, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Michael Chapman Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Leroy Byron Charged With Federal Firearm Offense

BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) –  A Worcester man was charged yesterday in federal court in Worcester with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Leroy Byron, 34, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Byron has been in federal custody since he was charged by complaint in November 2018. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Leroy Byron Charged With Federal Firearm Offense

Connecticut News: New London Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinic Pay over $3.3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Connecticut (STL.News) – United States Attorney John H. Durham, Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today announced that DR. BASSAM AWWA and his medical practice, CONNECTICUT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES, P.C. (“CBHA”) have entered into a civil … Continue reading Connecticut News: New London Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinic Pay over $3.3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations