The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors.
In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years.
The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors.
Following the election of the town’s first African-American mayor, five of the six officers on a small Missouri town police force resigned en masse, reports KFVS.
Former city clerk Tyrus Byrd was sworn in as mayor of Parma, Missouri on Tuesday only to find out that police officers, as well as the city attorney and a water treatment supervisor, had resigned before she took office.
According to outgoing Mayor Randall Ramsey, who is stepping down after 37 years in town hall over two terms, the city employees gave no prior notice.
U.S. veteran communities are reportedly grieving at news of the suicide of Jacob George, a three-tour veteran of America’s last decade-plus of war, after he failed to find relief from physical and mental injuries he sustained in battle. In a clip from a veterans event last year, he spoke of his experience with various types of therapy and performed his original song, “Soldier’s Heart.”
George’s suicide occurred after President Obama announced new war plans against the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KATV) -
Stealing the city's gas to fill up his own car and boat is what Mayflower Police Sergeant Jeremy Hanson is accused of doing. According to Prosecutor Cody Hiland, Arkansas State Police is heading the investigation.
Mayflower Police Chief Robert Alcon said Hanson is on paid administrative leave and has been since the investigation started in July, and until it wraps up, no further action will be taken.
“We're looking into allegations that there was theft of gas and then falsification of public records related to the gas receipts,” Hiland said.