Prison Sentence

Audio: Northwest Missouri farmer sentenced to prison in “Field of Schemes” grain fraud case

A northwest Missouri farmer is heading to federal prison after being sentenced for his role in the largest organic fraud scheme in American history.     Federal prosecutors in Iowa have announced that 52-year-old John Burton of Clarksdale has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, for his role in the 142-million dollar scheme, […]

Prescription Medication

Audio: Missouri lawmaker hopes to pass prescription drug monitoring program

A southeast Missouri state lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation hopes to pass it in her final year in the Missouri House.     Missouri is the only state in the nation without a PDMP, which is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. Scott […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri House Subcommittee to discuss Medicaid expansion

A Missouri House subcommittee will hear testimony on the issue of Medicaid expansion on Tuesday in Jefferson City.     The House Subcommittee on Health Care Reform will hold a hearing on Tuesday afternoon at 12:30. Subcommittee chairman Steve Helms of Springfield tells Missourinet his committee’s aim is to improve access to healthcare and reduce […]

Sex Offender

Audio: State denies application for proposed Sedalia daycare near sex offenders

The state has denied an application from a proposed Sedalia daycare that would have been 12 feet from a nursing home with sex offenders.     A daycare facility called Lil Mouse wanted to open next to a Sedalia nursing home with 17 registered sex offenders. State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) spokeswoman […]

Tiffany Woodington

Audio: Western Missouri woman posts bond, after 120 dead dogs are discovered on property

A western Missouri woman has posted bond, after more than 100 dead dogs were discovered on her property.     Forty-nine-year-old Tiffany Lynn Woodington is charged in Benton County Circuit Court with ten counts of felony animal abuse. A judge set her bond at $100,000, and online court records indicate Woodington has posted bond. Prosecutors […]

Deadly Shooting

Audio: Random shooting in southeast Missouri’s bootheel kills motorist

State troopers in southeast Missouri’s Bootheel need your help in finding a suspect who shot and killed another motorist in a random incident near Caruthersville. Missourinet Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports the victim and a male friend were driving on Highway U at about 9 Friday morning when a vehicle began tailgating them before […]

Missouri state capitol

Audio: Missouri Special Session begins Monday at Statehouse in Jefferson City

Missouri lawmakers will return to Jefferson City today (Monday) for a special session involving a complicated State Supreme Court ruling about vehicle sales.      Governor Mike Parson announced in August that he’s calling the special session over the Supreme Court’s “Kehlenbrink vs. Department of Revenue” case. The Supreme Court’s summer ruling involves using the […]

Nestle Sign in front of Corporate offices

Nestle Purina investing $115 million in southeast Missouri plant; 30 new jobs coming

(Missourinet) – One of the largest employers in southeast Missouri’s Bloomfield received a visit Tuesday from the governor, highlighting a major multi-million dollar expansion. Governor Mike Parson traveled to Bloomfield to tour a Nestle Purina plant that’s undergoing a $115 million investment. Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. Nestle’s Bloomfield plant employs about 340 […]

Mike Parson

Audio: Missouri’s Governor calls special session on car sale issue

Missouri lawmakers will return to Jefferson City in September for a special session involving a complicated Missouri Supreme Court ruling about vehicle sales.      Governor Mike Parson has announced the special session, saying lawmakers will be addressing a court ruling called “Kehlenbrink vs. Department of Revenue”, which involves using the sale proceeds of a […]