Louisiana Governor: More than 10,000 Lost to COVID-19

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LA (STL.News) Today, Louisiana officially surpassed 10,000 people who have died from COVID-19, just over a year from when the state recorded its first COVID-19 death.  The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed 10,030 people have died in its Monday COVID-19 data update. “Today is a grim milestone for our state as more […]

Kansas Governor Signs Executive Order to Improve Workforce

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Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 21-08 to establish the Advantage Kansas Coordinating Council (AKCC) to improve Kansas’s workforce.  Comprised of education and business leaders across the state, the AKCC will align education with state agencies and business needs to develop, retain, and attract talented Kansans into the workforce. “As […]

California: February Receipts Beat January Forecast by $3.8 Billion

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Sacramento, CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that General Fund revenues are running $14.3 billion above January’s revenue forecast, with receipts for February exceeding the month’s projections by $3.8 billion. Nearly 60 percent of February’s gain can be attributed to timing: lower refunds caused by later enactment of the $600 one-time Golden […]

Michigan Lottery: Oakland County Woman Wins $4 Million

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MI (STL.News) An Oakland County woman is exhaling after winning $4 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $150 Million CA$H Explosion instant game. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Sherwood Liquor Shoppe, located at 1330 East Commerce Street in Milford. “I scratched the ticket […]

Rapid City: Erin Hunter Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

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Rapid City Woman, Erin Hunter Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth Trafficking Conspiracy (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman who pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on March 12, 2021, by U.S. District Court Judge […]

Middle Tennessee Investors To Pay $200,000 To Settle

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Middle Tennessee Investors To Pay $200,000 To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Regarding HUD Program NASHVILLE, TE (STL.News) March 22, 2021 – Laziza Abdullaeva and Aziz Ashurov of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, agreed to pay $200,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations involving misrepresentations in their purchases of certain properties from […]

Two Plead Guilty to Dealing Firearms Without a License

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Two Plead Guilty to Dealing Firearms Without a License ABINGDON, VA (STL.News) A pair of Southwest Virginia men pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court to illegally selling firearms without a license at the Indian Mountain Trade Center in Wise, Virginia, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and […]

Raj Parekh and FBI Leaders Condemn Acts of Violence

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Acting U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh and FBI Leaders Condemn Acts of Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ALEXANDRIA, VA (STL.News) The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and the FBI condemn all acts of violence, racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific […]

Idaho Governor Little Signs Bill Investing in Clean water

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Boise, ID (STL.News) Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1121 into law last week, the fourth of his “Building Idaho’s Future” bills that make strategic investments in critical state priorities.  Senate Bill 1121 directs $50 million to projects that promote clean, plentiful supplies of water for generations to come. “Water is truly […]

North Dakota Governor Accepts Resignation of Scott Davis

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BISMARCK, ND (STL.News) Gov. Doug Burgum has accepted the resignation of North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis, effective April 30, thanking him for nearly 12 years of leadership in building state-tribal relations.  Davis will leave Team ND to join Sanford Health as head of Native American outreach. Davis was appointed […]

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Libyan Interim Prime Minister

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Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Libyan interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid?Dabaiba and welcomed the establishment of the new interim Government of National Unity.  Secretary Blinken and interim Prime Minister Dabaiba emphasized the importance of ending the conflict […]

Louisiana Governor Edwards Announced as Chairman of OCS

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LA (STL.News) The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition today announced Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has been selected as its chairman and Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has been chosen as the Coalition’s vice chairman.  Fellow Coalition governors elected Edwards and Reeves as their new leadership during the OCS Governors Coalition Annual […]

Iowa: $15 Million in CARES Funds to Broadband Programs

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Des Moines, IA (STL.News) Today the state of Iowa has awarded 14 broadband providers with $15,542,302 in Empower Rural Iowa broadband grants made possible through Governor Reynolds allocation of federal CARES funding.  These grants will impact 21 Iowa counties and more than 2,800 homes, schools, and businesses. “The COVID-19 pandemic only underscored […]

Daniel Boulineau admits distributing child pornography

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Sylvania, GA man, Daniel Boulineau admits distributing child pornography Plea carries possible penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison STATESBORO, GA (STL.News) A Screven County man faces a minimum of five years in federal prison after admitting that he distributed child pornography. Daniel Boulineau, 34, of Sylvania, Ga., […]