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US State Department: Kosovo National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate Kosovo as it celebrates its thirteenth anniversary as a sovereign, independent state. The United States is proud of its early and ongoing role in supporting an independent Republic of Kosovo to develop into a multiethnic, inclusive, and democratic country.  Kosovo has made significant strides toward a more prosperous, stable, and secure future.  We commend Kosovo’s recent establishment of formal diplomatic relations with Israel and we applaud your efforts to establish normalized relations with Serbia.  Reaching a comprehensive agreement centered on mutual recognition will require all sides to demonstrate flexibility and

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Church’s Chicken® Succeeds From Full-Scale Digital Transformation

Strategic Digital Roadmap Produces Strong Sales, Guest Engagement, and Triple-Digit Growth ATLANTA, GA (StLouisRestaurantReview) It has been nearly two years since Church’s Chicken® first embarked on a digital transformation focused on reaching new guests with digital media and creating loyalty with engaging experiences at every interaction. In that time frame, digital has been a key driver of the brand’s positive sales and growth, with 2020 turning in impressive results from this key focus area.  The famous QSR chicken brand saw a 540% increase in Order Ahead sales in 2020 compared to the previous year, third-party delivery sales increased by 77% in the same period, and the web digital conversion rate reached 16%.  Like much of Church’s steady growth and success over the past five years,

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White Castle® Brings Back Seafood Favorites

White Castle® Brings Back Seafood Favorites – Seafood Crab Cake Sliders and Shrimp Nibblers® – For Limited Time Seasonal Seafood Options Available Throughout Lent COLUMBUS, OH (StLouisRestaurantReview) Good news from White Castle!  Now through April 4, the fast-food hamburger chain, most famous for its 100% USDA beef Sliders, is offering unique seafood options that its Cravers can’t get anywhere else – Shrimp Nibblers® and Seafood Crab Cake Sliders!  These fan favorites were added to the menu just in time for Lent. The Seafood Crab Cake Slider features a slider-sized seafood crab cake topped with creamy creole sauce on White Castle’s signature bun. Last offered in 2019, it’s available in all markets and sold individually or as part of a combo meal.  The Shrimp Nibblers are oh-so-very nibbl

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Top-10 Restaurants in Creve Coeur, MO Offering Takeout

St. Louis Restaurant Review publishes the “Top-10 Restaurants in Creve Coeur, MO Offering Takeout”, which is a great reference with continued capacity restrictions imposed by the county Creve Coeur, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) We are excited to publish the “Top-10 Restaurants in Creve Coeur, MO Offering Takeout”.  Creve Coeur is located in West St. Louis County, which is still restricting restaurants from operating at full capacity forcing consumers to rely more on delivery and takeout. Bristol Seafood Grill – 4.5 Star with 545 online reviews – 11801 Olive, Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO – Phone: +1 314-567-0272 Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill – 4 Star with 404 online reviews – 12528 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO – Phone: +1 314-878-3306 Paul Manno’s Cafe – 4.5 Star with 258 online reviews – 75 F

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Florida Attorney General: Be Wary of Vaccine-Related Scams

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) The total number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Florida is now outpacing the total number of Floridians who have been reported to have contracted the novel virus.  As the state starts to turn the corner, Attorney General Ashley Moody is issuing a Consumer Alert to warn Floridians about COVID-19 vaccination scams.  With the continuing rollout of vaccines and increasing number of Floridians seeking to secure appointments, scammers have devised multiple methods attempting to take advantage of the highly anticipated vaccination distribution. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Florida is turning the corner with vaccinations outpacing infections.  This is great news, but it would be a mistake to let your guard down now—we need to remain vigilant, not o

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David Owen Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $400,000

Drumright Man, David Owen West Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $400,000 from an Illinois Oil and Gas Company (STL.News) A Drumright man admitted in federal court that he stole $401, 146 worth of funds and oil and gas products from his former employer, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. David Owen West, 59, pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering before U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan. The sentencing hearing was set for May 13, 2021. “David West was a trusted employee for close to 30 years at Petco Petroleum.  He violated that trust by engaging in schemes to defraud his employer as West helped himself to more than $400,000 of the company’s money,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.  “This prosecution exemplifies this office’s resolve to hold res

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Texas Men Sentenced for criminal violations

Texas Men Sentenced in Counterfeit Identification Documents Conspiracy TYLER, TS (STL.News) Two Texas men have been sentenced to federal prison for criminal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting United States Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei . Mario Eleuterio Garcia-Sevilla, 44, of Grand Saline, Texas, and Juan Valazquez Delgadillo, 50, of Garland, Texas, pleaded guilty in September 2020, to conspiracy to produce and transfer false identification documents.  United States District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle sentenced Garcia to 37 months in federal prison, and sentenced Delgadillo to a prison term of 30 months. “Identification document fraud is a direct threat to the security of the United States and its citizens,” said Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Ganjei. “Dis

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McLaughlin: Vance Taken Alive Indicted on Assault Charges

McLaughlin Man, Vance Taken Alive Indicted on Assault Charges (STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Aiding and Abetting. Vance Taken Alive, age 29, was indicted on December 10, 2019.  He appeared before U.S.  Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 9, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each Count.  Restitution may also be ordered. The Indictment alleges that on June 14, 2019, in Corson County, Taken Alive and another man, assaulted an

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SeaTac: Brandan L. Wilkins Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation

SeaTac man, Brandan L. Wilkins pleads guilty to child exploitation crimes involving sexual abuse of young boys Traveled with young acquaintance for sex and solicited sexually explicit photos from young teens via the internet Seattle (STL.News) A 37-year-old SeaTac, Washington, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to four federal felonies related to child sexual abuse, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. BRANDAN L. WILKINS pleaded guilty to travel with intent to engage in a sexual act with a minor; possession of child pornography; receipt of child pornography; and enticement of a minor.  WILKINS faces a mandatory minimum 10 years in prison and up to 30 years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour on May 18, 2021. According to records filed in

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Peru COVID-19 News: Government officials get vaccinated in secret

(STL.News) Peru has been rocked by a COVID-19 vaccination scandal, which led to series of high-profile resignations within its government. Yet, another example of why there is an increasing social and political unrest surfacing around the globe. Wikipedia – COVID-19 pandemic in Peru ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News Continue reading Peru COVID-19 News: Government officials get vaccinated in secret at STL.News....

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Japan COVID-19 News: Syringe shortage hampers vaccination rollout

(STL.News) Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses are going to get wasted in large as Japan struggles to secure special syringes.  Production has been impacted at a large scale while manufacturers are looking for ways to ramp up the production of the syringes.  The country signed a contract with Pfizer of 144 million doses for 72 million people. Wikipedia – COVID-19 pandemic in Japan ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News Continue reading Japan COVID-19 News: Syringe shortage hampers vaccination rollout at STL.News....

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IQVIA Announces Offering of Senior Notes

DANBURY, CT (STL.News) IQVIA Holdings Inc. (“IQVIA”) (NYSE:IQV) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, IQVIA Inc. (the “Issuer”), intends to raise €1,450,000,000 in gross proceeds (equivalent to approximately $1,761,000,000) through an offering of senior notes due 2026 and senior notes due 2029 (collectively, the “Notes”).  IQVIA also announced that the Issuer intends to deliver a notice of redemption concerning its outstanding 3.250% senior notes due 2025 (the “3.250% Notes”). The Notes offering proceeds will be used to redeem all of the Issuer’s 3.250% Notes, including the payment of premiums in respect thereof, and to pay fees and expenses related to the Notes offering.  The consummation of the Notes offering is subject to market and other customary conditions. Certain statem

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Missouri Auto Accident: Death – Mark A. Swindell, Moberly, MO

(STL.News) The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a traffic accident.  We regret to inform this accident.  We do wish the best for everybody involved and their families. Missouri Auto Accident Report: involving drivers Mark A. Swindell (59) from Moberly, MO and Brandon L. Wainman (25) from Centralia, MO Date: February 15, 2021 Time: 4:20 pm Number of Vehicles: 2 (Two) Driver Name (1): Mark A. Swindell (59) from Moberly, Missouri Driver Name (2): Brandon L. Wainman (25) from Centralia, Missouri Injury Driver (1): FATAL Injury Driver (2): Unknown Vehicle Description (1): 2005 GMC Sierra Vehicle Description (2): 2012 Freightliner Dump Truck Incident ID Number: 210073375 County: Boone County Location: US 63 southbound at Breedlove Road Driver Insurance (1): State Farm Driver Insurance (2): MOPER...

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